20 Valentine SVG Files you are going to love!
I’m glad that Valentine’s Day is shortly after the holidays and gloomy winter so we can show our love to our friends and family, which in turn makes us feel good. My kids also love it for the candy, but I try and teach them to serve those they love for Valentine’s Day. And why not make your kids a fun shirt to wear! They will love these!
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Boys and girls will love to wear these Valentine shirts. I especially love the heart crusher shirt. For this valentine shirt file, you can use the black outline top layer, or not. When I have created an outline in the past for a layered HTV shirt, sometimes the outline doesn’t match up very well, so you can remove that layer if you like and the truck still looks great.
If you choose to use the black outline layer, don’t use the black door handle or the black line for the bed of the truck, because they are included in the outline layer. You don’t need them twice. You can follow the directions
And I love that these don’t have to be worn only on Valentine’s Day. They can wear these Valentine Shirts all year long! And don’t forget to check out all the other Valentine SVG files from your favorite bloggers below!
To download the “Heart Crusher” and “Love starts with you” cut files, fill out the form below to get access to my resource library.
If you’d like to see how I layer my heat transfer vinyl, here is a demonstration of how I layered heat transfer vinyl on a sweatshirt. You can access the whole tutorial here.
How to layer heat transfer vinyl onto shirts?
Once the vinyl is all cut out and weeded, it can be applied to the shirt. When layering heat transfer vinyl, start from the bottom up. The order I went in was yellow, black, white, red. There is a little bit of a difference when you are layering vinyl on a shirt, than if you are just applying one layer of vinyl. Preheat your easy press according to the recommendations at help.cricut.com. Preheat the fabric with the easy press, and then place the first layer on the shirt.
Apply generous pressure onto the first layer for 3-5 seconds. I have a waist high table, so I like to stand on a chair so I can press directly over the shirt with a lot of my weight. This won’t set the vinyl yet, but it will adhere it to the shirt. Let the carrier sheet cool enough until it’s warm and then carefully peel it away.
Lay your next layer down, lining it up, and adhere it to the shirt by applying generous pressure for 3-5 seconds and peeling the carrier sheet away when it’s cool enough. Make sure that the carrier sheet is covering all the vinyl. The vinyl can’t come into direct contact with the easy press.
Repeat this process for any other layers that you have. When you get to your last layer, apply pressure for 15 seconds. Turn your project over and apply pressure from the back for another 15 seconds.
After taking the carrier sheets off, I like to do one more press with just parchment paper. This is personal preference. When looking closely at the vinyl, I like to see the texture of the shirt show through the vinyl a bit, and when I press with the parchment one more time, I am able to achieve this.
A few notes from my experience. I think my yellow layer shrunk a bit because my black and red layers did not match up exactly with the yellow. It was like the yellow got squished vertically by 1/8″. My yellow was sport flex iron on, so I don’t know if that is why. So I cut my eyes and mouth out of my black layer and placed those on individually. They fit perfectly inside the heart and mouth holes on the yellow. The black circle around the head had to be cut in half so i could trim just a tiny bit of the black off so that it would line up at the bottom. I also cut the red eyes from the mouth so I could place those individually. I’ll have to pay attention when I use all everyday iron on and see if it does the same thing. But besides that, everything fit perfect. I’m really happy with the result.
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- I Love You – That’s What Che Said
- Love Letter – We Can Make That
- You’re My Lobster – Brooklyn Berry Designs
- Zombie Ate My Heart – Printable Crush
- All We Need is Love – Kelly Leigh Creates
- My Class is Full of Sweet Hearts – unOriginal Mom
- Love Shirt – Try It Like It Create It
- My Heart Belongs To Mommy/Daddy – Hello Creative Family
- Love You Most. The End. I win. – Happy Go Lucky Blog
- Valentine Tacos – Everyday Party Magazine
- Donuts are My Valentine – Artsy Fartsy Mama
- Hello Love – The Girl Creative
- Conversation Hearts – Liz on Call
- Llama Love You Forever – Life Sew Savory
- Scrunchie Valentine – Fynes Designs
- All of Me Loves All of You – Cutting Machine Crafting
- XOXO Pajamas – SeeLindsay
- Love Bites – Homemade Heather
- Love Stinks, Let’s Drink – Leap of Faith Crafting