Thursday, October 31, 2013

Iron-On Vinyl

Hello, friends.  Marilyn here with a product review of iron-on vinyl.  I have never used it before, so here we go...  My tip:  Never give up trying new things!  Such fun!

What is needed:
  • Iron-on vinyl.  I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby for $14.99.  What you get is one large sheet of glitter iron-on vinyl.  It is layered with a sticky clear sheet that is needed when applying the vinyl to your clothing.
  • Clothing to apply the vinyl onto.  I purchased a package of four baby onesies, sized 3-6 months.  Tip: Make sure to wash and dry the clothing before applying the vinyl.
  • Iron.  Set to cotton temperature.  Make sure the steam button is in the OFF position.
  • Cricut Image.  I used an image from Cricut Brooklyn Iron-on cartridge.

  • Place iron-on glitter vinyl on your mat and cut with blade set to 3, speed-low, pressure-medium.  My image came from Cricut Brooklyn Iron-on cartridge [bow-tie1] .  I cut it at 4".    Tip:  make sure your image has been "flipped" before cutting. 

  • Weed the vinyl - remove all the negative cut pieces.  Unlike regular vinyl, you will not need transfer tape for this product.

  • Iron your clothing for about 15 seconds before applying the vinyl.  It will pre-warm the clothing making it ready to receive the vinyl.  Set your iron to the cotton setting.  Make sure the steam button is in the off position.
  • Position your image and iron for about 30 seconds.  Turn the clothing over and iron on the backside for another 30 seconds. 
  • Lift up the clear coating to make sure everything sticks to the clothing.  If not, just iron a little longer. 

  • Remove all the clear plastic coating and admire your work. 

All-in-all I would give this product a thumbs-up.  Easy to use and really looks nice after applied.

  • Now I have a baby gift ready for wrapping.  Better make a card to go along with it.

A2 sized card
Cricut Brooklyn Iron-on cartridge
Card recipe:
  • Mat 1 (blue) = 5 3/8" x 4 1/8".
  • Mat 2 (white) = 4.75" x 3.5".  Mat embossed with Cuttlebug "Geometric" folder.
  • Mat 3 (white) = 4.75" x 3.5".  Hand cut at top in the center and fold down the corners to create a "collar."
  • Bow Tie and Buttons = cut at 4" from Cricut Brooklyn Iron-on cartridge [Bow Tie1]. 
  • Place form tape under collar corners to hold in place.

Inside of Card
Inside of Card:
  • Mat 1 (blue) = 4.75" x 3.5".
  • Mat 2 (white) = 4.5" x 3.25".
  • Sentiment = from Cloud9 Designs "Simple Thoughts" stamp set.
Just to be fair - Girl version. 

Girl Version - Iron-On Glitter Vinyl in Pink
  • Created by welding images from Forever Young and Brooklyn Iron-On.  Letter "K" from CCR Basics.
  • Forever Young = image from Forever Young [jewelry] is at 3".
  • Brooklyn Iron-On = image from Brooklyn Iron-On [Tie] is at 4".  Hide contour on tie part and keep the collar.
  • After cutting, cut again with Letter "K" at .5" from CCR Basics.
Onesie in Greeting Card Box

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  As always, comments are welcomed and appreciated!

~ Marilyn

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