Thursday, June 18, 2009

Making t-shirts with your Cricut is EASY!!

Below are the t's I made for the Lupus Walk my family walked in for me. I used my Cricut Expression and freezer paper for these. For the letters/words, I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. You just type in your words BACKWORDS and use the FLIP feature. This will make your text print correctly onto the freezer paper. Cut your freezer paper to fit your 12x12 or 12x24 mat. Put the shiny side of the paper down, it adheres better. Then press cut. Now you have made a custom stencil! For the butterflies, I used Graphically Speaking and Storybook. I typed in the image I wanted - in this case a butterfly, selected my size and press cut. The image prints onto the freezer paper. After everything is printed out, it's time to iron on your stencil to the shirts. Set your iron on high, NO STEAM! Place a piece of freezer paper inside your shirt so that no paint runs through to the other side. Place your freezer paper stencil shiny side down, press hard for about 15 seconds until your stencil is stuck to the shirt. After your stencils are ironed on-use fabric paint and paint in your text and designs. Let dry for a few hours. That's it--customize any shirt any time you want!

Monday, June 8, 2009


Here are the t's I made with my Cricut and freezer paper for the Lupus Walk. People thought we had these shirts custom made! They couldn't believe I made them with fabric paint-they look like they are silk-screened! All 6 of us walked for me last Saturday at the Great Park in Irvine. We made the 3 mi trip and had a blast! We laughed and joked--Jess and Jimmy ran the last 1 1/2 miles. Weather was wonderful for all of us LUPUS patients!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

OK--Here are the t-shirts I made with freezer paper and my cricut for the Lupus walk tomorrow.  These were easy and quick to make!