Hello everyone! Sure doesn't seem like Tuesday after having a holiday weekend but it is!! So I'm here with another wonderful gift idea using digital stamps, transfer sheets and a shirt, bag or apron! The possiblities are endless!!
I have NEVER used an Iron Transfer before. I have wanted to but thought they were a lot harder then they turned out to be!! Plus, with digital stamps and ones that are pre-colored this turned out to be a breeze! If I can do this YOU can do this!!
Let's get started!
Step 1: Open up Word (I'm using Office 7)
Step 2: In upper left corner click on the tab that says "INSERT"
Step 3: Upper left click on "PICTURE" (another screen should open for you to pick your image...see photo below)
Step 4: Pick image that you want (I used PNG file but I'm sure you could use JPEG if you wanted). I used Patriotic Charlie Digital Image It is already colored so I didn't have to do anything to it.
Step 5: Image will be on page. Put your cursor in the bottom right corner of the image till it turns to a diagonal arrow. Hold your left mouse key and drag the arrow to make the image the size you want it. (If you do this in a corner as I have instructed your image will stay proportionate as it is sized.)
Step 6: If you want to flip the image so you would have a mirrored image go to the tab in the upper left that says "PAGE LAYOUT" and click on that. Then go to tab that says "ROTATE" Click on the arrow below the word "ROTATE" and options will appear. Click on "FLIP HORIZONTAL"
***NOTE: You will want the mirror image when you print it out so when you place it on the item it will read correctly. Some programs will do this automatically when you tell it in the print stage that you are using a T-shirt Transfer. If your program does not automatically flip it then you will have to do this step.
Step 7: I added the word picture and sized it just as I did the Charlie image.
Step 8: Go to the yellow symbol in the upper left corner of your screen. Click on it and a menu screen pops up. Click on PRINT.
A menu will pop up. Go to the tab in the upper right corner that says "PROPERTIES" and click on that. (see photo below)
Step 9: Click on the tab that says "MAIN"
Step 10: Hit the drop down arrow for MEDIA TYPE and click on "T-SHIRT TRANSFERS". Hit OK. It will go back one screen hit OK and it should print. DO THIS ON REGULAR PAPER FIRST BEFORE PUTTING IN THE TRANSFER PAPER. Make sure that it prints a mirror image (SEE PHOTO BELOW) so it will be correct when placed on the shirt.
Step 11: Cut out the image and only leave a small border. Try to cut away as much as possible but still leaving the image intact. (See King of the Grill sample below as to why you do this!!)
Step 12: After washing item iron it so you have a flat surfact.
Step 13: Place image color side down on item. (Follow instructions on the transfer sheets about how to iron this on.)
Step 14: After it cools peel off transfer paper to reveal the image on the shirt!!
Now my niece Kenzee has a One-of-a-Kind-Totally-Cool shirt for July 4th!!
Here are other samples I made following the instructions above!
I used Yummy Cupcake Digital Image
I found the sentiment on-line and typed it in word.
This is for my niece Kailee since her birthday is in August!
This is what happens when you don't cut around the image and get most of the clear cut off.
Wanted to show you my mistake so you don't make the same mistake!
Also, next time I will cut off "For the" and just have "King of the Grill"
I used Charlie Daisy Digital Image
For my friend....can't tell who case she see's this!
I used Bumbles Digital Image
I colored them in Photoshop using the paint bucket.
Stitched the black trail lines.
I used fabric glue on the rick rack but the kind I bought didn't work so
I add a little stitching and love the look it gave it.
Digital Stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps
Jolee's Easy Image Transfer Sheets/Avery Light Fabric Transfer Sheets (I had two kinds so I used both)
Needle, Floss & Rick Rack
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope this inspires you.