There’s nothing better than a good group of gal pals to celebrate the season of love with. Make t-shirts for your galentines using this fun girl gang cut file.
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Almost two years ago to the date, I realized I would need to move to a new neighborhood. I expected to move out of the first home I’d purchased someday, but I didn’t anticipate it would be alone. I hemmed and hawed about my decision to build in Daybreak, Utah. I shouldn’t have. It’s the best decision I ever made. I am entirely serious when I tell you that DIVINE INTERVENTION brought me to my current home.
I may have moved into this home “alone,” but today I can honestly say I am surrounded by family. The women on my street (and, okay, the men too) are the best of the best. They are my best friends, my family and yes, my GIRL GANG!
We’ve all started taking a dance class together at the South Jordan Fitness and Aquatic Center called Dance Trance and it’s the best (If you’re local and want to try it out, let me know and I will hook you up with a guest pass). At our last meeting the mirrors helped me realize that it was time to invest in a new top. I decided to go with a simple – yet, bedazzled – t-shirt in honor of my Bandone Lane Girl Gang.
Girl Gang Cut File
To recreate this t-shirt with the Girl Gang Cut File, you will need:
Girl Gang Cut File PNG or SVG
Electronic Cutting Machine (I am using this one.)
Rose Gold Glitter Heat Transfer (I buy all of my heat transfer from Expressions Vinyl.)
Heat Press or Iron (I use this press.)
T-Shirt (I bought mine at Target.)
- Download the cut file in the format that works best for you (see supply list above).
- Upload the design to your design software and create the appropriately sized layout. I sized this cut file to about eight inches wide.
- Mirror the image so that the text appears backwards on the screen. Feed the heat transfer material into your machine with the glossy side down. Select HTV in the media menu and cut.
- Peel the negative space in the design off the plastic backing, leaving only the words and shapes on the clear plastic transfer sheet.
- Pre-heat the t-shirt you’re planning to transfer the design on for about five seconds and crease the center for reference creating a vertical line for reference.
- Position the design face down so that you see it through the clear transfer sheet. Your text should be facing the right direction at this point.
- Place a thin cloth or parchment paper over the design and place a heat on top PRESSING FIRMLY into the design for 45-60 seconds OR if you have this amazing little portable heat press 15-20 seconds!
- Remove the iron and cloth. Gently peel up the transfer sheet. If the HTV continues to stick to the transfer sheet, replace the cloth and iron again making sure to apply pressure.
Note: Follow the instructions on your HTV to determine if the transfer sheet should be pulled back when the vinyl is still hot or if you should wait until it’s cooled.
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