This is a sponsored post as part of the Expressions Vinyl Blogger Team
You all know, I’m addicted to Heat Transfer Vinyl – I can’t get enough! Every holiday calls for a cute tee, am I right?! And tees are 10 times cuter when you can make them yourself 😉 So this might seem a little familiar to you – I actually made a Chillin’ With My Peeps tee a few years ago. It’s still a super cute cut file, and super popular, so I thought I’d mix it up a little if you’re wanting a new spin on it. So today it’s Chillin’ With My Peeps 2.0 – and yes, it too is a free cut file!
There are so many fun ways to use this cut file – so I had to try at least a couple!! My sister-in-law suggested the nerd glasses, which I love!, but if you’re more of a sunglasses type, those are included too – or you can leave off the glasses entirely.
Do you have a favorite version?
If you are totally new to HTV, also known as Heat Transfer Vinyl, also known as the kind of vinyl you can iron onto shirts, check out my post for beginners, How to use HTV
–Heat Transfer Vinyl (I always buy mine from Expressions Vinyl – affiliate link, but they are my go-to – – SO many color options!!)
–FREE Chillin’ With My Peeps Cut File, found on my FREE Silhouette Cut Files Page
(and here’s the info on the previous Chillin’ With My Peeps Design)
Chillin’ With My Peeps, HTV Easter Tee
–Cut our your vinyl a few things to remember:
-if you’re using various colors of vinyl, you cut all the pieces separately – for example, below I’m cutting just one peep – everything else I pulled to the side, off of the mat area.
-when you cut the words, FLIP YOUR IMAGE – you cut HTV from the back (non-shiny) side, which means it needs to be backwards.
–Weed your vinyl (my tool of choice is a straight pin!). Weeding is pulling off all the extra design. Don’t forget the eyes and nose dots.
–note how the vinyl words are backwards – that’s how it should be:
–Once everything is placed where you want it, get your iron ready!!
–Even though you placed everything to test the spacing, etc, you’ll need to iron on your HTV in layers. Start with anything on the bottom layer – for this design, that’s the peeps.
Once they are adhered, peel off the clear carrier sheet. Then lay down the next layer – in this design it’s the glasses and text. Now, some of the vinyl on the peeps is exposed and you can’t touch vinyl with the iron with the carrier sheet. So you’ll need to use an old sheet, or Expressions Vinyl carries Multi Use Paper for $0.80 (it’s under the “tools and accessories” category) that you can use.
Some shopping options for blank tees (wouldn’t this be the cutest on a baseball tee?!?!)