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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

.:Arrow Tanks with Vinyl Outlet:.

** Disclosure: I was provided with the iron on vinyl that is used in this post. I am also an affiliate of Vinyl Outlet.

Vinyl is amazing, right? You can use it to decorate, to label, and to design. There are very few surfaces that you can’t add a little bit of vinyl to! I am especially a big lover of iron on vinyl. You all know that I love to make clothes for my little girls, and iron on vinyl is just one more way that I can create unique pieces of clothing for them.

Like this Arrow Tank.

Arrow Tank - Sumo's Sweet Stuff




And where did I get this fabulous iron on vinyl? From my newest sponsor: Vinyl Outlet!

Vinyl Outlet carries a wide variety of products: iron on vinyl, permanent and removable vinyl, specialty vinyl, tools and machines. So basically just about anything you’d need to create with! I’m super impressed with the selection of products. Just all of the color options alone are amazing! I’ve also experienced fantastic customer service with Vinyl Outlet. Quick responses to emails, and quick shipping on the product. Both pretty important areas to be efficient at in my book!

Want to make some arrow tanks of your own? Or shirt? Or whatever else you want to put some arrows on?

Here’s what you need:

- iron on vinyl (loved the variety of girl colors I got from Vinyl Outlet)
- shirt
- digital cutting machine (optional, you could do this by hand if you wanted to; I used my Cricut Mini)
- iron

Arrow Tank - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

I started off by searching in Cricut Craft Room for the shape I wanted. The shape I found was this.

Arrow Tank - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

But I only needed the arrow. So I clicked on the little green box in the corner of the the image. It says Hide/Contour. This turns the image into outlines.

Arrow Tank - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Next I clicked on the heart. It will turn red. This means it will be hidden now, and won’t cut.

Arrow Tank - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Click the green box that says Exit. Now it’s just the shape that I want!

Arrow Tank - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Start copying and pasting them in the sizes you want!

Arrow Tank - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

I made a whole page full.

Arrow Tank - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Cut those babies out! Place the iron on vinyl face down on the mat – that means the clear liner side will be face down. (If you are doing something with words or numbers, be sure to reverse your image before cutting!) Make sure that you don’t cut all the way through the clear liner on top of the iron on vinyl. I used both regular iron on vinyl and glitter iron on vinyl; this required using two different pressures.

Arrow Tank - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Weed the excess vinyl off of the clear liner.

Arrow Tank - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Cut up the arrows, and place them on the shirt in the design of your choosing. The liner is sticky, so it will hold your design in place.

Arrow Tank - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Iron them on! Slowly peel the liner up. If the vinyl comes up with the liner, put it back down and apply heat again until it stays down when the liner is pulled up.

Arrow Tank - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Easy, right? Now you’ve got a cute design that no one else will be sporting!

Arrow Tank - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

I love the different colors, and the mixture of regular and glitter vinyl.

Arrow Tank - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

All of my girls were super excited to try their new shirts on. Isn’t it just the best when your kids are excited about the things you make them?

Arrow Tank - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

I love the design, and love that it gives a little extra something to the shirt. Glitter and color is a little more fun for little girls than a plain white tank, right?

Arrow Tank - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

If you’re itching to make your own arrow tanks, or if this has inspired some other ideas of your own, hop on over to Vinyl Outlet to pick out some vinyl for yourself. You can get 20% off your order by using the code VO20.

2 comments:

  1. Too cool!! I LOVE the idea of wearing something AWESOME, knowing NOONE else is going to have the same thing!!! BTW, did I miss something? WHERE did u get those ADORB shorts?!!! SO cute! TFS your tute on the AWESOME Arrows Tank! kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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    1. You didn't miss anything; those shorts are totally bought! I got them from kayboutique.com (I think that's the right link, but let me know if not!) They have lots of cute stuff!

      Sumo:)

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