Hello everyone, welcome back to the PCC blog, today it’s me, Ellen, showcasing this cute HTV Travel Set Tutorial.
Before I explain how to make this HTV Travel Set I’d like to tell you all the SVGs I used. As you can see I used the ‘Cute Globe SVG”, “Life is Better in Flip Flops SVG” and ‘Drink in My Hand Toes in the Sand’ SVG File.
I bought a nice travel set in which you have a passport/ticket holder and a suitcase tag. Before I start cutting I’ll upload everything in a cutting program (I use Cricut Design Space). My colors and even other small changes can be made in that program. I exchanged the flip flops from the original SVG (Life is Better in Flip Flops) with those from the ‘Drink in My Hand Toes in the Sand’ SVG File. Simply because I liked it better to give the flip-flops 2 colors instead of 1.
Before I start cutting, I’ll measure how large the images should be. When I’m happy with the measurements I start cutting. Since this project uses Heat Transfer Vinyl, remember to mirror the design before cutting them out.
Next, we start weeding the heat transfer vinyl. (Weeding vinyl is the process of removing the excess vinyl (negative space) from your design after it has been cut). When that’s done, I start to layer all elements on top. This helps me to see what I need to keep in mind (for example in this project, it was important to place the lands straight from the ‘Cute Globe’ set otherwise the eyes would be wonky too) and I can see which layer to start with.
Next, I start heat transferring by warming up the surface for 2 or 3 sec. For each layer, I pressed for 15 sec at 150°C/302°F. To protect my heat press I use backing paper in between my project and the heat press.
The end results are stunning and look so professional. Quick tip, you can see a small line around the world, if you want to avoid this, make the next layers a little larger. I forgot about the fact that when you put heat transfer vinyl on each other, it can shrink a little bit. I still love my tag, it’s handmade, and If people can see a little mistake I don’t mind so much!
It’s so much fun to personalize the passport cover and luggage tag for this HTV Travel Set. I will also put the name of me and my husband on the back of the passport/ticket holder.
I’m sure even my husband will love the upcoming international trip with these cuties.
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