Whether you’re dressing up and going out Valentine’s Day, or sticking around the house, you’ll want this fun DIY top in your closet. Download the Love is a Battlefield Cut File and instructions to make a Valentine’s Day shirt.
I have to be honest when it comes to movies, I typically prefer action/adventure to chick flicks. Shocking, I know. Nevertheless a few light-hearted, romantic comedies featuring a strong female lead appear on my list of all-time favorites.
One of my favorite chick flicks of all time is Thirteen Going on Thirty. I watch it at least once a year – it never gets old! Perhaps one of the most iconic scenes in the film (at least it’s one of my favorites) is the Love is a Battlefield slumber party scene.
Love is a Battlefield Cut File + Valentine’s Day Shirt
I created the Love is a Battlefield cut file for this DIY Valentine’s Day shirt over a year ago and have been watching for THE perfect camo shirt. Yes, the cut file would look fantastic on any shirt, but it really had to be camouflage for me.
What you need to recreate this Valentine’s Day shirt:
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How to make a DIY Love is a Battlefield Shirt:
- Download the Love is a Battlefield cut file at the bottom of the post and save the file on your computer.
- Upload the Love is a Battlefield Valentine’s Day design to your design software (Design Space, if you’re using a Cricut like I do) and size appropriately.
Note: I typically size images being placed on adult t-shirts eight to 10 inches wide, while kids shirts run about five to six inches wide.
- Prior to cutting, mirror image. The design should show up in reverse on your screen.
- Place the heat transfer material on a cutting mat (I like to use a standard grip mat with HTV) glossy side down. Feed the mat into your machine and select HTV from the options on your media menu (or dial).
- Cut the Love is a Battlefield design out.
- Peel the negative space in the design off the HTV plastic backing, leaving only the words and shapes you want to apply on the clear plastic transfer sheet.
- Pre-heat the fabric you’re planning to transfer the design to for about five seconds. I like to crease the center of a shirt, creating a vertical line for reference.
- Position the Love is a Battlefield design face down so that you see it through the clear transfer sheet. Your text should be facing the right direction at this point.
- Firmly press the design on the fabric using a heat source.
Note: I love the Cricut Easy Press for this step. It is quicker and lasts longer than a design heated with an iron. I also prefer it to the traditional heat press I owned.
- Remove the heat source. Gently peel up the transfer sheet. If the HTV continues to stick to the transfer sheet, replace the cloth and heat 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. Foil HTV should be allowed to cool.
After using the Love is a Battlefield cut file to make this shirt, I’ve already worn it several times. I love it!