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Heat Transfer Vinyl Shirt & Cricut Vinyl Decorated Expression + a GIVE AWAY

This font is from the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge.

WOO HOO!!  It’s the 1st Day of October!  Friends, that means that we’re embarking on a little journey…31 days of Fall and/or Halloween posts brought to you by…yours truly. 😀  To celebrate the beginning of our Fall crafting journey there’s a GIVE AWAY at the end of this post!  It’s for my Cricut Vinylology DVD!  😀

The spiders & web are from the Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge.

I had the BEST TIME getting my red Cricut Expression all ready for Halloween.  I used vinyl for everything except the rhinestone blingy eyes.  They had adhesive on the back so I just stuck them on by hand.

Here’s where the FLIP button comes in handy.

Ahhh the flip button.  It serves many purposes.  Wait.  No.  Actually, it just flips things. 😉  Using the Flip button made it possible to put this same image on either side of my Expression and have them mirror each other.  I cut these out at 4″ and they fit just right.  I used my Exacto knife to weed the vinyl because it was handy.  In my Cricut Vinylology DVD I use a pick to weed, but when I worked in a sign shop I usually used an Exacto knife.  You should use whatever you’re most comfortable with.

Later, I can just peel this vinyl off and it won’t hurt a thing.  YAY!

I often use transfer tape to move vinyl from its backing to another surface.  Here one creepy spider is hanging out in his web without eyes or a mouth.  Hard to eat flies without a mouth.  Hard to see flies coming without eyes.

Using Real Dial Size

Now the spider has eyes a mouth AND a friend!  YAY!  I also used a function that I don’t often use: the Real Dial size.  It was soooo PERFECT for this occasion.  The Happy Hauntings font cuts the letters out in several different sizes.  They were just too varied for my needs in this project so I pressed the Real Dial Size button and had the size dial set to 1″.  That made all of the letters cut at 1″.  See the 1st photo for my finished Cricut. 😀

NOW…Back to a Previous Project…which I will IMPROVE using Vinyl!!

I used Mini Monsters for the “I want my Mummy” sentiment.

Remember when I painted this shirt for my nephew using Freezer Paper?  Well, it doesn’t end there!  Next I cut out some heat transfer vinyl and ironed it onto the shirt.

I’m using a teflon sheet here but sometimes I use a shirt or other fabric between the vinyl and the iron.

Drumroll please.  And… TA DA!!!

You’ll be happy to know my nephew LOVES this shirt.  YAY!!  I’m so glad. 🙂

In my Cricut Vinylology DVD you’ll learn how to use many different kinds of vinyl including regular Cricut vinyl as well as heat transfer vinyl.  Once you learn some of the techniques in the DVD you can make tons of things!!

Leave a comment to be entered to win a Cricut Vinylology DVD! 😀  If you’d like to go ahead and buy one and then you’re the winner, don’t worry…I’ll refund your money. 😉  So, leave a comment and I’ll pick a winner on Friday, October 8th.  Good luck and Happy Fall Y’all!

Congratulations Shanyn!!

shanyn
2010/10/02 at 10:48 AM
I don’t know what I would do without your blog! The possibilities with the Cricut are amazing! I have the mini monsters cart….I went and got it when you posted the project with the freezer paper! Can’t wait to post a picture of the final product…..eh hem….when I complete it, that is…..LOL
I love you! (but not in the creepy stalker weirdo way!)
Shanyn

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199 Comments

  1. Joy , you make it look so easy. I have been wanting your Cricut Vinylology DVD for sometime now. I just love everything you create. Thank you so much.

  2. I love seeing your creations! I want to try the fusible vinyl on clothing for my new granddaughter. Thanks for a chance to win your Cricut Vinylology DVD!

  3. You just made my favorite season even more fun! The phrase made the shirt just perfect. Would love to win your DVD. Thanks!

  4. I love the bling on the spiders eyes! This is such a cute idea! And I never knew you could iron on vinyl like that to a shirt…..I learned something new! Is it permanent then? Thanks for the chance to win your DVD, I think I need to check it out 🙂

  5. Love your decorations on your cricut! So cute. I really want mini monsters. That cartridge is just too cute!!!!

  6. Great projects Joy. I need to decorate my Cricut!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  7. Love your Cricut!!! The things you do are always SOOO cute!!! Thanks for another give-a-way!!!

  8. oh wow Joy! that is crazy! I was thinking about you last night as I made a card with vinyl and yes make the cut! I don’t have a skull cut out haha so I use make the cut. and vinyl makes all the little pieces not go everywhere!
    I love your work and would love your dvd!

  9. I would love to learn how to cut vinyl with my Cricut! Can I do this with the small Cricut? I hope to win the DVD so I can learn from the best!

  10. I want to use vinyl so bad but I dont know where to start! I would love your dvd! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  11. Thanks for inspiring me to use my Cricut. I am just learning to use it. Looking forward to all of your cool stuff..Thanks bunches!!

  12. You are so awesome, Joy! You are an inspiration in so many ways! Love how you decorated your Expression….now I’m going to try to do that today too!

  13. I have been wanting to decorate my Cricut but have been putting it off as I haven’t worked with vinyl yet…but you’ve inspired me to learn! Too cute!!!

  14. Adorable post about the spiders and webs! I have never tried using vinyl with my Cricut–I would LOVE to learn how!

  15. Love how you “decorated” your cricut! Never thought of that! I am looking forward to your 31 days in October posts…thanks so much!

  16. So clever. I never would have thought to decorate my cricut with vinyl. Loved the t-shirts too.

  17. You are so smart! I love what you come up with. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us, you are incredible!

  18. What a cute t-shirt! I have so much to learn about all of the features and functions of the Cricut, I would love to win your DVD! Thanks.

  19. I love what you have done to your machine! I think I will do that to my “I” when it comes this week. (other one was returned).

    Linda a

  20. Oh Joy, I would love to win this DVD! I”ve been wanting to learn how to use vinyl and had asked for this for my birthday but Dear Hubby didn’t buy it. What a great birthday present this would be. THanks for the chance to win and all the inspiration you share. papermemories4u(at)yahoo(dot)com

  21. I LOVE HAlloween. My one and only daughter was born on Halloween so we always go all out with the decorations.
    I think I’ll make Halloween shirts for her three little ones.

  22. These are both great projects, love using the flip function and the vinyl looks great on the t-shirt with your painting.
    Kim xXx

  23. Your Cricut looks great! So does that adorable t-shirt! I’d love to win your DVD!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Jen (6chadwicks at gmail dot com)

  24. I love what you did. Those spiders just pop!
    The t-shirt is so way better now!
    LOL

    If I win I’ll give the DVD to my sister or another scrapper. Gotta share the wealth!!!
    I learned new stuff from this post. Thank you!!

  25. Always love seeing what new you’ve done with vinyl! I even bought some vinyl to give it a try, but I guess I’m a bit scared or intimidated. Winning your DVD be the
    push that I need to cut out something! Thanks for sharing!

  26. I have to buy some vinly to decorate my cricut expression.

    Denise Love Your Video’s 😉

  27. I love your creative brain. You come up with some of the best ever ideas. I would love to have your dvd on vinyl. If I weren’t on a strict budget I would buy one today. So I hope I win this one. Love you and your ideas. Thanks so very much

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