Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How do I use heat transfer material?

I use a http://www.miracleironing.com/ that I got at a quilt show because the gal said I would never scorch a shirt again with it, she was correct, I do iron some now. But love it for crafting. I suggest a Teflon sheet (had them in my stamping supplies for embossing anyway) on top of the transfer. Better yet one under the material & one on top of the transfer piece.

I use my regular household iron works fine. Too hot and the transfer material carrier sheet will buckle, just turn iron down.  Cut your image in REVERSE - I have forgotten to flip the image a time or two. 
I like to do a test piece first out of cardstock for placement and size check.

Check the blog for new project photos, hopefully a you tube video soon.
Here is the table cover I made for my son -  cost online $50-100, mom-made cost $11 the material was $2 at the fleamarket, the hat was $1 at walmart clearance shelf, the heat transfer was 1/2 of the $15 box.  Cut on my E. Used MTC to vector logo.

Total time: 2 hours from downloading image, vectoring, cutting and ironing. The hat was kinda hard to iron on.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Funky tshirts

Useing heat transfer Jennifer and I made cute tshirts for her daughter.

"youtube  name"
biggest "FAN"


2 t-shirts,
1/2 roll smooth black heat transfer
MTC (for fan image)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mesa CKC next weekend

I just heard that Cricut Dan will have the Gel Pens demo in his booth at mesa with the mini pens designer showing a few tips as a guest in the booth! Great new ideas must be on the way!!

Happy Crafting!