Combined with an animal print heat transfer vinyl, this Stay Wild And Free Cut File makes a really fun t-shirt.
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You all know that I love making matching shirts for my family when we are headed on a family vacation. Especially a Disney vacation.
When I received a creative box of Heat Transfer Vinyl from Poli-Tape and spotted the printed animal print vinyl, I knew these designs would be perfect for the shirts I had in mind. We were headed to Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World and this Wild and Free cut file, combined with the animal print vinyl would make a cute shirt!
For this project you will need:
When you use the animal print heat transfer vinyl, make sure to mirror your image in your cutting software. Then place the printed side down onto the cutting mat.
Load the mat into the Cricut Maker to cut your design. When the machine is done cutting, unload the mat from the machine and remove the vinyl from the mat.
Use a weeding tool, remove any of the unwanted vinyl from your design.
How To Use Printed Heat Transfer Vinyl
When your vinyl is ready to go, prepare your shirt. The easiest way to I have found when adding heat transfer vinyl to a shirt is as follows.
Fold the shirt in half and press it with the EasyPress for just a few seconds. It will leave a crease down the front of the shirt. Fold your vinyl design in half and make a mark at the top and bottom of the vinyl protective cover sheet.
Open the shirt and the vinyl and line up the crease of the shirt with the crease marks on the vinyl sheet. I usually like to come down about 2 inches from the color of the shirt.
Use the EasyPress 2 to iron the heat transfer vinyl to the shirt. My daughter loves helping with this part. We used the instructions that came from Poli-Tape when we set the heat settings.
Once we were done pressing the design, we slowly removed the plastic cover sheet. Go slowly. And if the design begins to pull up with the plastic, place the plastic cover back down and press it again for a few more seconds.
Wild and Free Cut File
You can download the free cut file using the link in the red box below.
These shirts turned out so fun! And they were a great addition to our Walt Disney World vacation when we visited the Animal Kingdom.
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