Siser EasyWeed Vinyl
Today is a REALLY special day. One year ago today I decided to make my Facebook group Teach Me Cricut Design Space! I wanted to help people that I saw struggling with the tools and functions in Design Space and create easy to follow tutorials and videos for them. In just one year, this group as over 4,000 members!
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So how are we going to celebrate? How about with a fun new project and a contest for some vinyl from Siser North America!
Have you seen the new colors of EasyWeed heat transfer vinyl from Siser North America? I think that they are perfect for spring and this project features six of the new colors.
Below are the six colors that I used for this project. I love the dark Charcoal color. It is great color to use instead of black, since it has a softer look. Grey is a great accent color to use with pastels.
Here is the image that I used. This adorable little unicorn can be found at HelloSVG.com and you can download it by clicking HERE. If you have not use a svg in Cricut Design Space, you can read all about them HERE.
Time to press
After I cut all of the pieces I pressed the yellow layer first since I wanted to position where the horn would be. I pressed this layer for about 15 seconds and then let it cool and peeled of the carrier sheet. Then I pressed the flowers to get the position and placement of those centered. This helped me to line up and place the layer with the ears and eyes. Last I did the pink inside of the ears.
I just love the way this turned out! The pastel colors are perfect for this image. This will be perfect to give as a baby gift, but I also wanted to make something to go along with this outfit.
Next, I decided to make a small sign that could be hung on the door or the wall in a baby’s room. I created this design by combining images from various Cricut images I found. If you would like to use the project file you can access it by clicking HERE.
I pressed this design onto a small canvas that I found at the local dollar store. There were actually two canvases in the package so it made for a very inexpensive project. I might get some more of these canvases and put them on an easel or in a frame to display them. For this project I added a ribbon to the back and just attached it with a strong packing tape. Now this little sign can be hung on the wall or over a doorknob.
Win some vinyl!
So would you like to win some Easyweed heat transfer vinyl from Siser North America so that you can start in on your spring crafting projects? Just follow the directions in the entry form below.
When the contest is over, Siser will contact the winner and ship the prize to them.
Keep following me and join my Teach Me Cricut Design Space group on Facebook!
Make sure to check out my shirt tutorials from the links below, including
Making a Shirt with your Cricut
Layering Vinyl on a Shirt
Multi Colored Layered Vinyl on a Shirt
Print than Cut Image on a Shirt
All HTV/iron on vinyl projects
I prefer to use Siser brand vinyl for my iron on projects. I feel that is the best quality brand of iron on vinyl out there, and it weeds the easiest. For permanent vinyl I like StarCraft vinyl. People have asked me why not Cricut brand, since I use a Cricut machine. Personally I just do not like the way the Cricut vinyl cuts or weeds. I think you should find the brand you love and work with that product. Test things out for yourself. Sometimes it is just a personal preference like how some people would rather have Pepsi products over Coke products.
So once you find your brand of vinyl, where should you buy it? If your favorite brand is sold at the local craft store, then you are lucky in the fact that you can pretty much garantee that you can run to the store and pick up vinyl when ever you need it.
For me, Siser was not always sold in the stores, as it is now, so I had to get it from online retailers. Again, this is where you can either go with your personal preference of stores or go where the best deal is. One day the best price might be at one store, and then the next week it might be from a different retailer. We all do this when we sometimes pick up toliet paper at the grocery store, but then we also get it at Target when it is on sale.
I also love that I can order large rolls or small sheets when ordering Siser online. This can give you a larger variety of choices and allow to to save money on larger orders. To make sure you are getting the best price for your vinyl, make sure to check out my Vinyl Buyers Guide. Because of that, I will always share all of the different resource I am connected to and you can choose which one is best for you!
When I first started this site, I had not even heard of MyCraftSource, and now I am an influencer for them! Since all of their inflencers have a special coupon code, that means when you shop at My Craft Source you can get an extra 5% off your order just by using coupon code ShawnMosch at checkout!
Heat Transfer Warehouse is another supplier that I love, and they are actually somewhat close to me. Their headquarters are in North Dakota and I am in Minnesota. They even have their own line of vinyl, and they are partnering with other companies to really bring you a wide variety of products.
You may have noticed that there are a lot of retailers that only ship to places in the United States. This is because shipping prices can really add up. I want to be able to help my followers find their products no matter where they live and that is why I was happy to find some retailers that ship world wide! That is where the next two compnaies come in as options.
Let me introduce you to Expressions Vinyl. When you go to their site, make sure to check out the rewards program. This way you can earn points as you purchase products! Then those points can be redeemed on future purchases.
Another retailer that I work with is Vinyl and Tulle. Use coupon code SHAWNMOSCH to save 10% off your order!
I cannot forget my Canadian followers! Madame Blanks is located in Winnipeg Use coupon code SHAWN10 to save 10% off your order of StarCraft products! If you click on the link and it does not work, just know that the owners are taking a little break but hope to have everything back up and running soon! In the meantime, you could follow them on social media!