Earth Day: 3 Projects to Inspire, Motivate and Celebrate

April 22nd marks the 49th anniversary of Earth Day. A day that is now a global celebration, where different organizations encourage participation in various activities. If you’re looking for different ways to become involved, Earth Day Network is a nonprofit organization that specializes in environmentally focused activities, campaigns, and education. I … Read MoreEarth Day: 3 Projects to Inspire, Motivate and Celebrate

How to Make A Personalized Doormat with Your Cricut

It seems like personalized doormats are super popular these days – and I can totally see why. They are so stinking cute! When I first saw some funny ones, I instantly knew that I wanted one for my front door. I started scouring the internet trying to find out how … Read MoreHow to Make A Personalized Doormat with Your Cricut

Fall Project: 3D Paper Flowers + Vinyl Mason Jar (free design file too!)

Fall is coming close to an end, but I wanted to make a cute sign to have in the house as I don’t have a lot of Fall decorations. I just got a Cricut Explore Air 2 so I thought I would start with something fairly simple and add a … Read MoreFall Project: 3D Paper Flowers + Vinyl Mason Jar (free design file too!)

How to Align and Size Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) Designs

The second most popular question I see asked about heat transfer vinyl is how to know what size to make your design and where to line it up on the shirt. Preferences in design sizing and where to center your design might vary depending on what you are working on, but … Read MoreHow to Align and Size Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) Designs

Do You NEED a Heat Press? (Determine If You Really Need to Invest)

The question I hear the most often when it comes to heat transfer vinyl is “Do I NEED a heat press?”  The answer depends a lot on the materials you work with, how much you do and if you sell your creations. Check out the flow chart below to see … Read MoreDo You NEED a Heat Press? (Determine If You Really Need to Invest)

Hot Tools for Heat Transfer (What You Need to Work With HTV)

Heat transfer vinyl is a great material to work with.  You can make your own custom shirts, bags, shoes, baby onesies, hats and so much more!  If you can iron it, you can add heat transfer to it!  There are a lot of tools you can use to work with … Read MoreHot Tools for Heat Transfer (What You Need to Work With HTV)

Fabric + Glitter Heat Transfer: A Silhouette Cameo Tutorial

Have you ever combined two materials and made something you absolutely LOVE?  That’s me and glitter heat transfer vinyl + fabric!  I love the results! For this project you will need a Silhouette Cameo 3 machine, our mandala design, glitter heat transfer material (smooth HTV also works), fabric (100% cotton), … Read MoreFabric + Glitter Heat Transfer: A Silhouette Cameo Tutorial

Cutting HTV Without A Backing Sheet (Save Your Scraps!)

At some point, you may end up with a piece of heat transfer that has come off the backing sheet.  Is it garbage?  No!  Keep that piece and USE it! Heat transfer vinyl normally comes on a clear backing/transfer sheet. It’s sticky and it holds the vinyl in place so … Read MoreCutting HTV Without A Backing Sheet (Save Your Scraps!)

Adding HTV To Wood (How & Why)

I read somewhere that you can use heat transfer vinyl on wood.  This is supposed to make it so it’s less obvious that it’s vinyl because the heat transfer vinyl melts into the surface and it looks a little more like it’s painted on instead of being vinyl.  I was intrigued … Read MoreAdding HTV To Wood (How & Why)