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  1. When we came up with the idea for a mama and mini project, we were so excited to try it! So we picked up a blank tumbler and bottle and got to work! Want to make a set of your own? Keep reading to get the full tutorial. You’ll need: Stainless steel tumbler or coffee mug for mom and a bottle or sippy cup for babe Cutting machine (we used a Cricut Maker for this project) Permanent adhesive vinyl – we choose Oracal 651 in Turquoise Transfer tape Weeding tool Scraper But First, Coffee + But First, Milk SVG files (you can grab these free cut files over on our Facebook group) Step 1: Design Upload your SVG file to Design Space or Silhouette Studio and resize to fit your tumbler and bottle. Step 2: Cutting Place your vinyl on your mat (color side up) and press the GO button on your machine to begin cutting. Step 3: Weeding Once your machine is done cutting, remove the sheet of vinyl from your mat and cut away the area with your designs. Use your weeding tool to weed away the negative areas from each design. Step 4: Transfer your Design Cut 2 pieces of transfer tape to fit over each of the weeded design and use your scraper to burnish over the designs so they adhere completely to the transfer tape. Peel the transfer tape off of the vinyl backing and apply the designs to your cups. Be sure to use your scraper tool again to burnish over the design so it sticks strongly to the cups. Hint: Cut small slits into the transfer tape between each letter. This allows for a little more give in the transfer tape and makes it easier to apply the vinyl to your cup (or any rounded surface). Step 5: Enjoy! Carefully peel away your transfer tape and that’s it – you’re done! Hint: To give your design the longest life possible, allow vinyl cure over night before using and always hand wash. We love to see your projects, so if you try this DIY be sure to share a picture in the comments below!
  2. We’ve teamed up with Arlena from BossyBrushstrokes.com again to bring you another one of her amazing original hand-lettered designs to use in your projects for free! When Alrena shared this darling design with us, we knew it would be perfect on a canvas! We decided on using the vinyl stenciling technique for this project and are in love with our new custom piece of art!. Want to give it a try? Keep reading! You’ll need: A canvas (we used an 8x10” canvas, but you could make this as big or small as you’d like!) Acrylic paint in whatever colors you’d like to use for your canvas and white Cutting machine (we used a Cricut Maker for this project) Removable adhesive vinyl – we choose Oracal 631 in white (you can use whatever color of removable vinyl you happen to have – you will be peeling this off so it won’t be part of the final project) Transfer tape Weeding tool Scraper Tweezers Bossy Brushstrokes’ Plant Seeds Grow Blessings SVG cut file (download here: Craftey-BossyBurshstrokes-PlantSeed-CutFile.svg) Step 1: Prep your Canvas Give your entire canvas a once over with the white paint. The paint gives your canvas a smoother surface for the vinyl to stick to. Allow the paint to fully dry while you cut your design. Step 2: Design Upload your SVG file to Design Space or Silhouette Studio and resize it to fit your canvas. Step 3: Cutting Stick your vinyl to your mat and press the GO button on your machine to begin cutting. We opted for a light grip mat for this project. Step 4: Weeding Once your machine is done cutting, remove the sheet of vinyl from your mat and cut away the area with your design. Use your weeding tool to weed away the negative areas. Step 5: Transfer your Design Cut a piece of transfer tape to fit over the weeded design and use your scraper to burnish over the design until it has completely adhered to the transfer tape. Peel the transfer tape off of the vinyl backing and apply the design to your canvas. Burnish over the design a few more times to ensure it sticks strongly to the canvas. Step 6: Paint your Canvas This step is *crucial* to making sure you have clean lines once you remove your stencil! Paint over the entire canvas, including the stencil, with the white paint. This seals the edges of the vinyl so that you don’t get any bleeds under your stencil when you paint over it with your color. Let it dry completely. Step 7: Paint your Canvas (again!) Once your second coat of white paint has dried, you’re ready to add some color! We did a purple-y ombre look on our canvas but the sky is the limit here – do whatever makes you happy Step 8: Remove your Vinyl Stencil and Enjoy! Let your paint dry for a few minutes (until it’s tacky but not totally dry) then carefully remove your vinyl stencil using tweezers and that’s it – you’re done! Arlena does absolutely beautiful work that is just begging to be turned in to a cut file and used on your totes, shirts, mugs, and canvases. She created this design especially for the Craftey community and we are so excited to share it with you! Download the free ready-to-use SVG cut file and get Craftey! Head over to BossyBrushstrokes.com to see more if Arlena’s creations. We always love to see what you create, so if you give this project a try be sure to share a snap of your finished piece in the comments below! **This file is free for personal use only**
  3. Whether you’re running around with your kiddos or packing up for a beach vacay (we’re so jealous by the way), this DIY pouch is perfect for wrangling all of your essentials into one easy to find place! This simple DIY is a quick and easy project that will take you less than an hour to finish. Enjoy! You’ll need: A blank canvas pouch (we used this (http://www.michaels.com/black-canvas-pouch-by-imagin8/10537841.html) blank canvas pouch from Michaels but any blank bag or pouch would work!) Cutting machine (we used a Cricut Maker for this project) Heat Transfer Vinyl – we choose Siser Holographic in Spectrum Weeding tool All the things SVG cut file (download below) Step 1: Design Upload your SVG file to Design Space or Silhouette Studio and resize it to fit your sign. Our pouch is 10” x 7.5”, so we sized our design to about 6.25” x 5.5". Remember to mirror your design before you cut! Step 2: Cutting Stick your vinyl to your mat (shiny side DOWN) and press the GO button on your machine to begin cutting. We opted for a light grip mat for this project. Step 3: Weeding Once your machine is done cutting, remove the sheet of vinyl from your mat and cut away the area with your design. Use your weeding tool to weed away the negative areas. Step 4: Press Using your heat press or iron, preheat your pouch for a few seconds. Then center your design and press with medium pressure for 20 – 30 seconds (be sure to follow the pressing instructions for the brand and type of heat transfer vinyl you are using). Tip: place thin dishcloth or piece of fabric inside the bag before pressing to add a bit of extra protection between the front side of your pouch and the backside. Step 5: Enjoy! Allow to cool completely and carefully peel away your carrier paper. We love the look of this holographic vinyl against the black canvas and are so pleases with how this project turned out. If you give this DIY a try be sure to share a picture in the comments below, we’d love to see your projects! Download the free svg cut file: Craftey-All-The-Things-01.svg
  4. Earlier this week on Instagram we shared a sweet and simple ring dish that we customized and we heard from quite a few of you asking for the deets on how to make your own. So today, we’re sharing a quick and easy tutorial on how we did it. The best part? You can use these same steps to apply a design to a coffee mug, phone case, journal cover – basically anything you can think of! Enjoy! You’ll need: Ring dish (we used this one , but anything will work!) Cutting machine (we used a Cricut Maker for this project) Permanent adhesive vinyl – we choose Oracal 651 in black Transfer tape Weeding tool Scraper Hello Gorgeous SVG file (download here: Craftey-Hello-Gorg.svg) Step 1: Design Upload your SVG file to Design Space or Silhouette Studio and resize to fit your dish. Our dish is 3.75”, so we sized our file to 1.9” x 1.7”. Step 2: Cutting Stick your vinyl to your mat (color side up) and press the GO button on your machine to begin cutting. Step 3: Weeding Once your machine is done cutting, remove the sheet of vinyl from your mat and cut away the area with your design. Use your weeding tool to weed away the negative areas. Step 4: Transfer your Design Cut a piece of transfer tape to fit over the weeded design and use your scraper to burnish over the design so that it adheres completely to the transfer tape. Peel the transfer tape off of the vinyl backing and apply the design to your ring dish. Be sure to use your scraper tool again to burnish over the design to ensure if sticks strongly to the dish. Step 5: Enjoy! Carefully peel away your transfer tape and that’s it – you’re done! If you try this DIY be sure to share a picture in the comments below, we’d love to see your projects!
  5. We’ve teamed up with Arlena from BossyBrushstrokes.com to bring you one of her amazing original hand-lettered designs to use in your projects for free! Arlena does beautiful work that is just begging to be turned in to a cut file and used on your totes, shirts, or mugs. She created this lovely design especially for the Craftey community and we are so excited to share it with you! Download the free ready-to-use SVG cut file below. Head over to BossyBrushstrokes.com to see more if Arlena’s creations. Get Craftey! Craftey_BossyBrushstrokes.svg **This file is free for personal use only**
  6. Love is in the air, so we wanted to share a quick and easy love-inspired DIY with you. Enjoy! DIY: Heart-Shaped Elbow Patches Start with a plain long-sleeved top. Cut out a simple heart design (download our heart template below) on a heat transfer vinyl of your choice. Remember to mirror your image before you cut it! Try on your top and carefully place a pin where your elbow hits the back of the sleeve. Remove the top and use a measuring tape to find the distance between the cuff of the sleeve and the pin. Write that measurement down – this is where you’ll want to place the center of your heart when you iron it on. Set your iron to the cotton setting and allow it to heat up. Meanwhile, remove the pins from your shirt and warm the spot where you are going to be placing the HTV for 10-15 seconds with your iron. Place the heart where you’d like it to go on the sleeve (this is where that measurement you took earlier comes in) and firmly press with your iron for 25-30 seconds. Flip the sleeve over so you're pressing from the back side and press for an additional 25-30 seconds. Allow to cool for 1 – 2 minutes before removing the clear backing. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the second sleeve and that’s it! You’re done! The whole process took us about 15 minutes start-to-finish. Easy! If you try this DIY be sure to share a picture in the comments below, we’d love to see your projects! Craftey-Heart-Elbow-Patch.svg
  7. The big game is just a few days away but let's face it -- we're really only in it for the commercials (and maybe the nachos). If this sounds like you, we've got a freebie you'll love! You can download our ready to use, free "I'm just here for the commercials" svg cut file below. We used Cricut Glitter Multi Pink Iron-on and placed it on a 3-6 month onesie. If you give this a try, be sure to share a picture of your finished project - we'd love to see it! Enjoy! ImHereForTheCommercials-Project.svg
  8. Because there is no such thing as too much coffee! Craftey-more-coffee-please.svg
  9. KatieG

    FriYAY Freebie!

    Happy FriYAY, friends! We whipped up this cute mug to celebrate the end of the work week, but how cute would this be on a tee or tote! Download the free cut file and be sure to share some pictures of your finished project if you give this one a try! Craftey-FRI-YAY.svg #getcraftey
  10. We can't get enough of this funny -- but 100% accurate -- Target is my Happy Place cut file! We know we can't be the only ones who feel this way! Craftey-Target-HappyPlace.svg
  11. Say "Hello Gorgeous" with this adorable free cut file! Craftey-Hello-Gorg.svg
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