If you “craft so hard” that you sweat glitter, this bundle of craft themed cut files is for you! Download all of them today for free!
Today’s post is all about crafting with cut files and since March is National Craft Month, I’ve put together a collection of fun craft themed cut files for you to use on everything from clothing to mugs to craft room decor using your Silhouette or Cricut machine. My personal addition to the bundle… “I Craft So Hard I Sweat Glitter”.
If you are not familiar with cut files, you may want to first read this post about how to use SVG files. SVG stands for scalable vector graphic and it is the format that I use to make most of my cut files. I’m going to go through how to use this craft themed cut file with heat transfer vinyl but you can also use it with regular vinyl to make projects such as mugs and wine glasses. And as a BONUS… did you know that you can use this file to make printable home decor? The “Craft So Hard” file comes in PNG format in addition to SVG file format so you can upload it to programs such as Photoshop or Canva to make prints!
HOW TO USE THE CRAFT THEMED CUT FILES WITH HEAT TRANSFER VINYL
Here are the supplies that I recommend to make projects with heat transfer vinyl.
- Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)
- Glitter Heat HTV
- Cut File (download instructions below)
- Iron or Cricut Easy Press
- Silhouette or Cricut
- Weeding Tools
- Cotton shirt
- Cotton or canvas bag
The cut file is located in the resource library which is available to my email subscribers. If you are not subscribed, you can sign up at the bottom of this post.
Using your Silhouette or Cricut, cut out the file heat transfer vinyl. Make sure to mirror the cut file before cutting. My favorite heat transfer vinyl (HTV) is Siser Easyweed. I find that it sticks really well and holds up well in the wash. I like to use this brand of HTV for all my projects. If you want your design to look like mine, you will have to cut out multiple colors of vinyl.
Once the file is cut, weed the excess vinyl. The great thing about HTV is that you don’t need transfer tape. The vinyl is stuck to a carrier sheet so all you do is flip it over and iron/heat press it to your shirt.
Center your vinyl design onto your fabric and place a pressing mat inside the fabric. Set the Cricut Easy Press to 315 degrees and 30 seconds. Place the Easy Press on the design for 30 seconds. The Easy Press will beep when the time is up. Remove the Easy Press from the shirt and peel off the carrier sheet while it is still warm.
If using an iron, set your iron to the cotton setting and turn the steam off. Place a piece of parchment paper over your design and iron for 20 seconds. If your design is larger than the iron, iron one portion of the design at a time. Check to see if the design has adhered to the shirt. If it has not, replace the parchment paper and iron again.
I highly recommend using an Easy Press because it heats more evenly than an iron and you will get better results.
SVG CUT FILE FAQs
How do I open these files in my Silhouette software?
First, download the file and save it to your computer. If it is a zip file, unzip it.
Next, open your Silhouette software and click FILE>OPEN and navigate to where you saved the file. You can also import the file(s) to your Silhouette library by clicking FILE>LIBRARY>IMPORT TO LIBRARY and navigating to where you saved the file.
Can I open SVG files in the Silhouette Basic Edition?
No. You must have Silhouette Designer Edition to open SVG files. If you have Silhouette Basic Edition, you can only use STUDIO files. STUDIO files are specific to Silhouette. You can also use PNG files with Silhouette Basic Edition but you’ll have to convert the PNG to a cut file.
Can this file be used with a Cricut?
Yes. Any SVG file can be used in Cricut Design Space.
Please note that all printables and cut files are for personal use only. You may not sell or redistribute them. Thank you for respecting my work.
Not only do I have this crafty SVG cut file for you but I also have a bundle of 13 MORE craft themed cut files. Make sure to check them all out below. Download each of the craft themed cut files by clicking the links below. Then use your Silhouette or Cricut to create custom projects.
- I can’t, I’m crafting today – Leap of Faith Crafting
- Netflix & Craft – Brooklyn Berry Designs
- Born to Craft – That’s What Che Said
- Mama by Day, Crafter by Night – The Girl Creative
- Crafting is My Cardio – Liz on Call
- I can’t be trusted… – Life Sew Savory
- Eat Sleep Craft Repeat – Try It Like It
- I Can Totally Make That – Everyday Party Magazine
- Queen of Crafting – Happy Go Lucky
- I Craft So Hard, I Sweat Glitter – Kelly Leigh Creates
- Habitual Crafter – Artsy Fartsy Mama
- Cut It Out – Unoriginal Mom
- Please Excuse the Mess – A Home to Grow Old In
- My Life is Craftastic! – Mom of 5 Trying to Survive
MISS ANY PREVIOUS BUNDLES?
- 14 St. Patrick’s Day Cut Files Bundle
- Sea Life Cut File Bundle
- Fall Themed Quotes Cut File Bundle
- Christmas Vacation Themed Cut File Bundle
- Christmas Quotes Cut File Bundle
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