Hi there, it’s Dorlene and I’m back to share a retro-themed project with you. When I saw all the retro image SVGs, I was so excited since who doesn’t love a fun ’70s project?!
I am attending a 13 going on 30 party next weekend and we are to dress as our 13-year-old selves. I was not a fashion queen back in the 70s but I remember wearing cut-off jean shorts, T-shirts, long tube socks, and Converse High Tops. I thought it would be fun to add some Hand Peace Sign E728 SVG images to my jean shorts.
When you add the image to the Canvas in Cricut Design Space, you get two sets of hands as shown below. I love that you get two different styles in one SVG file. This gives us more options in one file!
I chose to use the hand with the outline for my project so I ungrouped the entire set and then hid the hand I didn’t use.
After that, I adjusted the height of the remaining image to 3”. As long as the image is locked (you can see the padlock above the dimensions), you can change the width or height and the image will adjust accordingly.
From there, I duplicated the image six times to get the number I needed. I knew I was creating this image in multiple colors, so I changed the colors of each of them individually – lots of earthy tones for this project.
Since I’m going to be using HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl)/Iron On vinyl for this project, I can either flip each image here on the canvas or move the mirror toggle on the Make It screen. I usually do the latter, so I will continue to make it this way. Be sure that you mirror each mat color before you cut your images. If you decide to flip the images on the Canvas, you do not need to mirror them.
When using HTV, you must mirror the image because the vinyl is cut adhesive side up. The nice thing is Design Space will remind you to mirror as long as your material type is set for Iron On.
Select Continue and cut each color mat. Once cut, weed the vinyl you don’t need and get ready to iron the images.
I placed the solid pieces all over the jeans and ironed them using my Cricut Mini Press. Since these are a warm peel, I let them cool down a little and then peeled the backing. Next comes the lined images which I placed on top of each solid hand. (There is usually a little bit of shrinkage so it may not fit exactly.)
So cute! What do you think? I can’t wait to show these off and I know my 13-year-old self would have loved these!
There are so many cool retro SVGs to check out on the Printable Cuttable Creatables website, I know you’ll find something you’ll love!
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