TODAY I’M SHARING WITH YOU A BUTTERFLY HEART CUT FILE THAT I’M GOING TO IRON ONTO A SHIRT.
Decorating shirts is one of my favorite projects to make with my Cricut Maker. I love creating my very own unique shirts that no one else has. And I love butterflies, so this butterfly heart cut file makes me happy. You could use this cut file on a shirt like I do with iron on vinyl, or cut it out of vinyl to put on your wall, window, computer, etc. The possibilities are endless, your only limited by your imagination.
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Material needed to make a butterfly heart
Step 1. Upload file
Download my butterfly heart cut file from my resource library. You can get access by filling out the form below. Upload the file into Design Space into a new project.
Step 2. Resize file
Resize the file to the size you would like. I put this on a child’s shirt, so I sized mine to be about 8 inches wide.
Step 3. Cut butterfly heart
Apply your material to your mat. When using heat transfer vinyl, or iron on vinyl, make sure the carrier sheet is face down on your mat, and the back of your vinyl is facing up. Send your file to the machine by clicking on the “make it” icon. Turn on the “mirror” toggle so your image will be mirrored. Set your settings for the correct material as indicated by the material your using. I’m using Cricut Iron-on vinyl, so that is the setting I chose.
Here is the vinyl with the carrier sheet face down. This is how you want to place it on your mat.
Ironing on the heat transfer vinyl
Step 1. Weed your vinyl
Remove your mat from your machine and remove the vinyl from your mat. Use your weeding tool to remove all the excess or negative vinyl that you don’t need.
Step 2. Prepare your work space for ironing
Place a cloth or pillowcase on your work surface. Place your shirt on top of this cloth. This is where you will iron on your design.
Step 3. Iron on your design
Set your iron to the setting recommended by your heat transfer manufacturer. Iron your shirt first, to get the surface warm. Place your heat transfer vinyl on top of your shirt, with the back of the vinyl on your shirt and the carrier sheet facing you. Place another cloth on top of the carrier sheet. Press firmly on your iron for the amount of time on the instructions. Move your iron to a different spot and repeat. Repeat the process until you’ve ironed on the whole design.
Step 4. Peel off the carrier sheet
Pay attention to how you’re supposed to peel the carrier sheet off. Some vinyl requires a warm peel and some requires a cold peel. If you are not sure, wait until it cools off, and then peel. Peel the carrier sheet off carefully and look for any vinyl that did not adhere to the shirt. If you find any spots, replace the carrier sheet and iron again. Repeat this process until you have removed the carrier sheet completely.
Step 5. Iron one more time
After removing the carrier sheet, replace the cloth on top of the design and iron again with pressure.
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