I promised I would be back with some more details about the Mickey Mouse projects I made for my nephew Maddox. After searching Pinterest and Google for what seemed like hours I thought my t-shirt idea was going to be scratched! :( I could not find any Mickey cut files for the Silhouette. Each time I thought I was close the webpage had been removed. But just when I was about to give up I found the perfect tutorial! Instead of finding just a cut file to use, I found out exactly how to make my own. This will be so much more useful as I continue to learn about how much the Silhouette can actually do! This is hands down an excellent, easy to follow tutorial for all Mickey Fans! So instead of rewiting a tutorial on the exact "how to" check out this great DIY on Kendra's blog My Insanity. She gives perfect, easy to understand directions on how to create the Mickey head using the Silhouette software. And boy do I mean easy! I have only had my Silhouette a few weeks now and I was able to do several projects in one night!
Here is the Birthday Boy! The shirt came out perfect and looked great even after hours in the bounce house and waterguns!
For the font I downloaded Waltograph here. Don't forget when working with the heat transfer vinyl to reverse your text. You need the "mirror" image because you are actually cutting on the backside...shiney side down into your Silhouette!
*Once your design is cut out, carefully remove the negative space around your image. Heat transfer vinyl is a little harder then the regular adhesive vinyl so be careful...you don't want to rip your design.
*Place your design on your t-shirt with the clear backing facing up.
*Using a thin cloth and a hot iron, iron on your heat transfer design using firm even pressure for 30-45 seconds.
*Then peel off the clear transfer sheet and you are all set to show off your new creation!
My mom made Maddox's birthday cake...she makes all the cakes! :) For those of you familar with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on Disney Junior you might notice the cake looks like the clubhouse. Maddox was more excited about those candles then anything else.
One more look at the cute birthday boy...Happy Birthday Maddox!