Cut Files For Graphic Tees

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Graphic tees are never out of style. Young or old, we all have at least one in our closet, and honestly, it might be one of the most comfiest things we own. However, there are many times where we’ve come across a tee with a graphic that we like, but the fabric, horrible. Then we have tees with great fabric but ugly graphics. And then there are times where we wish we had a certain graphic tee, which we cannot seem to find no matter how much we shop.

The answer to the problem? Make your own! If the quality of the tee is important to you, source out the best quality plain tees that you can find. If the graphic is important to you, find or create your own! For today’s post, we have compiled a list of cut files that would look perfect on a graphic tee.

Must Have Cut Files For The Cutest Graphic Tee

N A M A S T A Y  I N  B E D

NAMASTAY
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Perfect for those who are ‘married’ to their bed, this cut file is super cute! Gift it to your sleepy head friends as a fun gift. You could also keep it for yourself 😉

How cute is this sleepy cat!
How cute is this sleepy cat!

 

C A C T U S  I N  A  P O T

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Succulent lovers, cactus lovers and green thumbs will appreciate this little cut file on a tee. Feel free to change up the colours as you please when cutting!

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Cute little cactus on the side of the tee brightens up the shirt

 

C R E A T I V I T Y  T A K E S  C O U R A G E

CREATIVITY
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This quote cut file is simple but looks amazing. It is true, that being creative takes a lot of courage, as you are breaking down barriers that have never been conquered before. Creative people are courageous 😉

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Simple design, on a white tee makes a perfect graphic tee

 

F U N K Y  P I N E A P P L E 

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Summer never ends, as long as you wear it on your tee. Hm, that doesn’t sound right, but pineapples are definitely a reminder of summer. Feel the summer vibe anytime you like with this on your tee.

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Multiples of little pineapples won’t go wrong right ?

 

H O T  A I R  B A L L O O N 

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This cute hot air balloon is great for travel lovers. If you feel like it, add on a little travel quote 😉  You can find other options to this hot air balloon here.

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We can’t seem to get enough of this adorable hot air ballon cut file

 

C U T E  H O U S E

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If you’re looking for minimalist styles, this cute house is perfect for your graphic tee. We played around with it in the example below, and it looks pretty cool.

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We’re not sure what Townland is but hey, we were just experimenting around :D

U N A M U S E D  C A T

ADORABLE UNAMUSED CAT
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Cat lovers, this is the cut file for you. This irritated looking cat is the funniest thing we’ve seen today. Make one for all your cat lover friends too, otherwise they’ll be pestering you for one 😉

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D R E A M  A N D  A N  A R R O W

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Sometimes the simplest graphic tees look the best, and pair with anything easily. Take this cut file and print it on a white tee, and we get a simple yet nice graphic tee, ready for wear.

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S K U L L  A N D  B O N E S

SKULL
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Streetwear style is currently the biggest trend in the fashion industry for the younger generation. Therefore, this skull cut file will definitely be popular among the youngsters. Our idea? Add on a random word that goes vertically down the middle of the back. That would definitely score well with the younger generation!

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R O U N D  I S  A  S H A P E

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The perfect cut file for whenever someone tells you to workout. Whip this shirt out and wear it when that time comes. 😀 Perfect for putting smiles on other peoples faces too.

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All you need for your own graphic tee is a shirt, your vinyl or whatever material you plan to use, your machine and the cut file of your choice. A simple and easy crafting idea that creates great gifts for yourself, or whoever you are planning to craft for.

Don’t forget to browse our freebie section as well, as you will find quite a number that are suitable to turn into graphics on tees. Share with us your graphic tee creations by tagging us on Facebook or Instagram.

 

Happy Crafting !

Customized Cactus Mug by Aubrey C | Craftbundles

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Hey everyone! I absolutely love collecting fun cups, and customizing your own is a way to keep the cost down but still have cute items in your cupboards! Here’s how you can customize your own mug using a fun design from Craft Bundles and adhesive vinyl. So let’s get started!

Supplies needed:
  • Cactus Design from The Dazzling Craft Bundle
  • Adhesive Vinyl (permanent glossy)
  • A Blank Mug
  • Cutting Machine (I used a Silhouette Cameo)
  • Weeding Tool
  • Transfer Tape

 

STEP ONE: Create your design

Open up your software and import the SVG cactus design. What’s great is these designs come ready to cut! Yay :)! Click the corner of the design and size it accordingly so that it will fit on your mug.

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Next, go to your cut settings panel and select vinyl, glossy. Place your vinyl onto your cutting mat, right side up. Change your blade depth accordingly and let your machine get to work!

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Pro tip: When putting vinyl onto a material that you want to stay for a long time (like a mug, or car decal, etc.) you want to always use permanent glossy vinyl. It has a stronger adhesive and can withstand a lot more wear than your typical vinyl.

 

STEP TWO: Weed design

Now you want to peel off the vinyl that you won’t be using. Grab a corner and gently peel it. Check out those awesome cut lines!

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Take a pair of craft tweezers or a weeding tool and take out the little insides of the letters, leaving just the design.

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Now our design is all weeded and ready to apply!

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STEP THREE: Apply design onto mug

Take a piece of transfer tape and stick it over your vinyl design. Use a scraper tool to smooth out any wrinkles.

Pro tip: When working with curved surfaces like this mug, I love using grid line transfer tape. We only have one shot at placing the vinyl onto the mug, so grid lines helps me center it as I apply the design.

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Next, peel off the backing paper of the vinyl. This will expose the adhesive side of your vinyl.

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Now carefully place your design onto your mug. Since we are using permanent vinyl, we only have one shot at placement! Start in the middle of your design and gently rub it outwards.

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Pro tip: When applying vinyl to a curved surface, cut slits into your transfer tape before placing the design onto your mug. That way, you can move parts of the design a bit to prevent bubbles and wrinkles.

Now peel off the transfer tape and you have a fun customized mug!

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Tips on how to care for your mug:

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  • Since vinyl is a thin plastic, avoid the microwave. It will cause the vinyl to melt!
  • Many people have had success with their mugs in the dishwasher on the top rack. If you do, turn the water temperature down. But to be safe, stick with hand washing it.
  • If you use permanent glossy vinyl, and take care of your mug, it should hold up for a long time!

Now what cups and mugs are you going to customize using the fun Dazzling Craft Bundle??


 

A guest post by Audrey C, of Project Silhouette

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About me
My name is Aubrey and I am currently from Kaysville, Utah. I’m married to a wonderful husband and we have three silly, energetic kids. I love anything creative, including refinishing furniture, interior design, making fun party favors, holiday decor, and of course all things made with my Silhouette machine. I enjoy using my creativity as part of my every-day life, and I love inspiring others to do the same!

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10 Patriotic Fourth of July Cut Files

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Are you all ready for the Fourth of July parties? Or have you been way too busy to even start preparing for the celebrations?

No matter what, we have got your back for last minute preparations for this joyous celebration. This list of Fourth of July themed SVG Cut files are suitable for anything you would like to craft, be it a few days or an hour before your parties.

10 Fourth of July SVG Cut Files

1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA

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Well, obviously we’re celebrating America’s birthday on this fourth of July, hellooooo. Get this super cute cake SVG cut file by clicking on the image. We feel that this would look super cute on a mason jar or mug as you celebrate throughout the day with drinks.

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2. Uncle Sam’s Hat

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For good measure, here is an SVG of Uncle Sam’s hat. If you want to carry the spirit of Uncle Sam on this Fourth of July, this top hat is just for you! Customize your shirt however you like with iron-ons of this top hat. Unless you want just one. :)

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3. Happy Independence Day

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Perfect design for a t-shirt to wear on the Fourth of July. Why buy a mass produced t-shirts when you can customize one each for the whole family ? Your friends will be jealous, and the design looks like it came from a branded store 😱

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4. Proud To Be American 

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Why not show your pride on your sleeve this Fourth of July? Or, in this case on your chest. Let everyone know you are a proud American!

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5. Firecrackers

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If you love watching the fireworks on the Fourth of July, get this firecracker cut file. Use it to customise your top, your bag, your shoes, and so much more. Here is an example of what you can do with it. By placing it on your mason jar, you will definitely have an explosively awesome night 😀

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6. I’m  Free Because Of The Brave 

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Wear your pride on your shirt this Fourth of July and remember those who were brave to fight for the freedom of the country! Celebrate it with this cut file 😀

 

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7. I Love America

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Here’s another SVG to show your pride for your country. Take it up a notch with this ‘I LOVE America’ cut file.

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8. Flag of USA

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Or you’d prefer this simple SVG cut file. The flag of America ! This super cute flag is great for all Fourth of July crafts. Go forth and craft! For a themed party, just print it on sticker paper for an easy decor, and stick it wherever suits your fancy 😉

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9. Proud To Be An American (Statue of Liberty)

 

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This cut file of the Statue of Liberty in between the words give off an expensive vibe. It looks good, stretched on a shirt, or you can even have it on one corner of the bust area.  Feel free to experiment !


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10.  The Bald Eagle 

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The Bald Eagle is America’s national bird, and when better to rock this cut file than the Fourth of July? Combine it with another one of the cut files and make a cool statement shirt. Or you could even print it on a white sheet of cloth and wear it as a cape.

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Just for a treat, here’s a Free Independence Day SVG cut file for you crafters :) Share with us your creations by tagging us on your posts on social media!

 

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Click if You’d Love To See More Patriotic Fourth of July Cut Files

How To Customize Drinkware (Tutorial)

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A tutorial by Sheryl H, from Diyxe.

One of my absolute favorite things to do with my Cricut is to customize drinkware, I even have the overflowing cupboards to prove it! There are just so many fun ideas, what’s a girl to do!

Let’s Begin!

Supply List

  • Stainless Steel Tumbler
  • Weeding Tool
  • Scraper Tool
  • Transfer Tape
  • Vinyl

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Step By Step Process

Step 1: Find Your Design

Head over to craftbundles.com and snag their Magical Bundle. CraftBundles offer amazing design bundles at super affordable prices, and covers commercial licensing! This license allows you to use their designs for yourself, all your friends and to sell! For this tutorial, I used the “together is a wonderful place to be” file as it’s the perfect design for summer drinkware!

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Step 2: Load your Image into Design Space.

Once you have chosen a design, download the bundle, unzip the file and import the SVG into Cricut design space. I recommend selecting all pieces that are the same color and clicking the weld or attach button in the bottom right corner. This method uses a little more vinyl, but I find it much easier to get the image lined up and straight when doing this.

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Step 3: Cut out the design

Make sure your Cricut is set to vinyl, load your vinyl and cut! For this tutorial I used Oracle 651 “Pink” and Styletech Glitter “Rosy”

Step 4:  Weed out the unwanted parts.

After your vinyl is cut, use your weeding tool and remove any parts of the vinyl that are not part of the final design.

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Step 5: Transfer Tape

Starting with the pink design, cover it with transfer tape and press down firmly with your scrapper tool.  Flip your design over and carefully peel of the backing of the vinyl, exposing the adhesive side of your vinyl.

Take the piece of transfer tape with the pink design on it and repeat the step over the rosy design. Be careful when lining up the design so that everything is straight when you put it on the tumbler.

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Step 6: Placing your Design

Place your design right side up onto your tumbler and use your scrapper or fingers to rub the vinyl on. Carefully peel the transfer tape off, leaving the vinyl on the tumbler.

After removing the transfer tape, press down on the vinyl to make sure all the vinyl is secured.Let vinyl cure 48 hours before getting wet.

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So there you have it, customized drinkware in a few easy steps!

Don’t forget to head over to Craft Bundles and check out their awesome designs!


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About the author

Chiropractor by day and a DIY-er by night.  I have a passion for building and creating. I believe every handmade item has a story to tell. There is no better feeling than seeing an idea you dreamed up come to life. Through my items and tutorials I hope to share this passion with others. My quirky style will insure your home is full of products as unique as you!

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