July 26, 2022
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If you are having any trouble - learn how to download and upload all of the free SVG files on my website here.
Upload by hitting the bottom left hand button.
Then we want to ungroup!
You can ungroup by clicking on the file and hitting ungroup on the top right hand side - this makes each layer an individual item.
We will change the line to score in the top left! The drop down box will give you options for what you want your machine to do.
We will attach the score line to the base of the card. You can find this button on the bottom and it looks like a paperclip! This is an important step. If you don't attach the score line to anything, the machine will read it separately and put the score on an empty mat.
I sent the base to the back with the arrange dropdown.
Now we can set our material, I have here some favorites I use regularly, but you can also search under browse all materials.
Now, you sort out your materials, secure to your mat and cut!
Assembly is easy peasy! I used a mix of glue and foam mounting tape. Just layer as needed!
You'll upload the SVG first.
Once uploaded you can add in your own text and customize!
Make sure you attach with the paperclip! This will ensure that the pieces all cut together.
Resize as needed. I made mine about 3 inches wide.
Send to your machine and make sure you mirror! You can find this toggle on the left hand side.
You'll need to weed out your vinyl and have your heat press or iron warming. I used my mini-press on the second setting.
Pop the tag where you would like it, I ironed my spot just a little to flatten and warm it up.
Heat press over the whole thing for about 10-15 seconds, I move my press around in little circles.
I also skip the sheet in between but if you have one you like to use, go for it!
Now you have your shirts ready for school, camp, daycare and more!
Add your name (or whatever you want it to say) - super simple.
You can change your font in the top left corner - make sure you have the text box clicked on to see all the options. One of the most important steps after your pick a font is to Weld! This will connect any script type fonts. If you skip this step, each letter will cut individually.
You can learn about where to find some awesome fonts here.
I am going to apply a small offset (this is only available on the desktop Cricut design space) and then send to my maker! You can change the colors before hand if you want for ease or with something like this you can leave it, just check what you're cutting before you send the mat through. I changed mine to white and yellow (there is no gold so I went with whatever was closest).
You will start by weeding your vinyl. Make sure your cut is well done, use more pressure if you need. I used foil vinyl and cut it THREE times - this was I knew the blade went through and it weeded beautifully!
I lined up my two vinyl pieces with some parchment in between! This takes practice, the parchment just gives you some time to line things up but it isn't necessary.
Now I have my decal ready to go. You can find this transfer tape here on Amazon. It's excellent quality and you get 50 feet for less than $20!
You can use some tools to secure your water bottle from rolling and prep your bottle with rubbing alcohol. I use these little prep pads.
Now you just gently place your decal on and rub! It's that simple. Make sure to take your time lining up the transfer tape then slowly peel it back.
Vinyl is not dishwasher safe (either is my water bottle) so if you use this technique on a glass, you'll have to hand wash!