Looking for a silly saying to share with your significant other this Valentine’s Day? This I Love You Cut File, available for immediate download, is just the ticket.
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The other night I was talking to one of my young friends. The topic of “how you know if you’re in love” came up. I was immediately stuck by how much experience and perspective have changed my answer to that question. As a young high school and college student it was all about the butterflies, wonder, and I will admit, how the guy fit into expectations I held for the future (that’s a nice way of saying I was looking for someone successful).
Many more years later than I would like to admit, I am dating again and I recognize that true love is far more than butterflies. It’s about hard work, communication, trust and respect. It’s about managing expectations and understanding that true love isn’t about changing for someone else or expecting them to change for you.
I am still not exactly sure how to communicate “my wisdom” to someone more than half my age so I summed up my feelings and stuck them on a t-shirt LOL. And so today, in addition to my waxing philosophical you get this cute I Love You Cut File just in time for Valentine’s Day.
I Love You Cut File
To recreate this t-shirt with the I Love You Cut File, you will need:
I Love You Cut File PNG or SVG
Electronic Cutting Machine (I am using this one.)
Rose Gold Stretch Heat Transfer (I buy all of my heat transfer from Expressions Vinyl.)
Heat Press or Iron (I use this press.)
Pink 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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