November marks 11 years cancer free from me! WOOOT WOOOOT!! To celebrate I have designed a cancer survivor ribbon image. I want all you survivors to celebrate being a survivor. Celebrate everything you have been through. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and all of you fighting! FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!
In this weeks blog I am showing you how to create your own DIY Heat transfer Confetti Sprinkles! Thats right DIY confetti sprinklers! They are super easy to do. I will also being mixing glitter vinyl, shimmer, iridescent vinyl in this design. My goal was to make it a party!!!
This weeks FREE Cancer Survivor with Ribbon PNG/SVG/cut file can be found in the Freebie Library. File number is 58 (remember the password is always in the bottom of your weekly email from me). I have also created a video tutorial along with some directions on how I made these shirts. I can’t wait to see your projects!!
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Cancer Survivor Supply List
- Cutting Machine and software
- Cancer Survivor with Ribbon No. 58 (click on the link)
- Heat Transfer Vinyl colors of your choice I used 4 different types
- Heat press or source
- Weeding tools, scissors
- Heat transfer image – I used an old one that I had – I had one that was all white
- Plastic razor blade or old gift card
- Parchment paper
Video Tutorial – Cancer Survivor with Ribbon
Here are the steps I took to make the shirt
Step 1 – Open the file in your favorite cutting software. Cut vinyl to the size you need for your shirt. Now if you are doing heat transfer vinyl remember to mirror your image. I actually like to flip my image before I send to cut. This way I don’t have to worry about forgetting to mirror or the software moving it on me. It has saved me vinyl.
Also, remember shiny or “pretty” side down on your mat.
I also did 4 vinyl options.
Step 2 – Once you have everything cut weed your vinyl.
Step 3 – Heat your press to the proper heat setting for your vinyl.
Step 4 – Prepare your vinyl I like to layer everything together prior to pressing. I organize them on how I would put them on the shirt. I did the ribbon first, then the word Survivor, then the word part about and below. the the final top and bottom layer.
Once I have everything layered I fold in half to find the center.
Step 5 – Lets make our confetti sprinkles. Take your old heat transfer and your plastic razor blade. I then scrap the decal off. I then placed the pieces in a cup. Once everything scrapped off you want to take your scissors and start cutting (watch the video for visual). I found that turning the cup to the side I could cut up more pieces. I cut all the pieces as small as I could get them. Remember…you want it to be sprinkle sizes
Step 6 – Next take the shirt and fold in half and give it a quick press. This helps you find the center seam and takes any moisture out.
Step 7 – Now lay your ribbon on the shirt. Remember to use the fold you made earlier to lay that on the fold you made in the shirt. HINT!!!!! You only want to press long enough to get the transfer sheet to release. So 2 to 3 seconds max. The reason is HTV shrinks. Too much heat will make it hard for the next layers to line up. Remove the transfer sheet.
Next the lay the survivor word down. Line that up on the center and in the ribbon. Only press for 2 to 3 seconds max. Remove the transfer sheet.
Now do the word section about and below survivor.
Then finally the top and bottom words.
Step 8 – Once all the layers are on do another press. Because I will do be sprinkles I did not do full time. Just abut 5 to 7 seconds.
Step 9 – Now for the sprinkles. I sprinkled the confetti all over the shirt. Some just like to frame, however, I wanted the party feel. Lay your parchment paper on top and press at the time and time of the heat transfer design.
Step 10 – Put the shirts on and wear it proudly!
How to get your FREE Files
To get your FREE file please go to my Freebie Library, sign in (don’t worry if you are not a member yet, sign up and the password will be emailed to you!!! Also, remember I include it in the bottom of the weekly email too! 😉 ) and download Number 58 – Cancer Survivor with Ribbon . The downloaded file will have multiple file options SVG, PNG, DXF (If you have the free version of Silhouette Studio you will need this file) and EPS.
I really hope you enjoy my Cancer Survivor Design. Remember a ? Pinterest pin would be so appreciated! I can’t wait to see what you create. Please share with me. You can come back here and add a comment or add one to Facebook too!
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Teresa E Burchett says
Congratulations on being a survivor! That’s the best news of your blog. Keep up the fight. 6 years next month for me.