I MADE CONVERSATION HEART SHIRTS!!!! If there is one thing I can appreciate is the joy that creating for my family gives me. Whether it be a shirt, a banner, or even a card-if it puts a smile on their face it brings me immense joy. My girls beam at telling people their mom made their shirts and ugh my heart just bursts. This week I decided the kids needed Valentine’s shirts. I wanted something simple but colorful and festive and Cricut’s Design Space had just the images I needed.
Since my Cricut Explore Air 2 and EasyPress2 joined my life I have been creating, creating, creating! My husband is even talking about needing to get me a bigger work space (yes please)! These shirts were so simple to create you won’t even believe it. I made all 4 in less than 30 minutes!
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut EasyPress2
- Everyday Iron On (you can choose the colors you want but I went with the following): Pink, Purple, Yellow, and Bright Teal
- Baby Bodysuit Blank
- T-Shirts (I used some I had laying around)
The design was so incredibly easy. You can find it HERE. I searched the images on Design Space for Valentines items and came across these conversation hearts lookalikes. Instantly I got the idea to make each shirt a different color so they would stand out but still be cohesive.
I added the images and changed the colors so I knew which would be cut to what mat. I also resized them to 4inches in width, slightly larger than the default setting.
Once I had resized and color coded my images I then grabbed my iron on. Iron on is placed with the shiny part/top liner face down. Design Space does a great job in guiding you throughout the cutting and loading process.
It is very important that you select your image to be mirrored since there is text involved. Once you mirror your image you are ready to.
After your images are cut, remove the iron on from the mat. The easiest way and way to prevent the least amount of rolling after is to place it face down and pull the mat away from the iron on.
Weeding is probably one of my favorite parts. In this step you will grab your weeder and remove excess film. This image was fairly easy and quick to weed just be careful when it come to your letters.
While I was weeding my images I set the temperature on my EasyPress2 and let it heat up. You can find the correct temperature and time HERE. I set my EasyPress2 and then I arranged where I wanted the hearts to go on the shirts. It is very important to remember to apply firm pressure while ironing on the images.
Once you have heated both sides remove the protective film from the image while it is still warm.
This time around I cut all the images, then did the weeding, and then did the iron on. It saved me a ton of time and in under 30 mins I was holding a mini photoshoot with all 4 of my kids!