Sunday, January 31, 2010

Freezer Paper Stencil-Cricut Style

Thursday night we had the third Girls’ Craft Night.  I’m a slacker, cause I really haven’t posted much on Craft Night before.  The first Craft Night we had was back in November.  We did Freezer Paper Stencil Shirts.  There are numerous tutorials online, one of the first ones I came across was Dana’s.  Many shirts were made that night and it was super fun.  In December we made ornament wreaths, well I went against the grain and did a topiary.  This time around the planned project was Valentine’s wreaths, and shirts again.  So I’m devoting this post to the shirts, cause they turned out so great (not the wreaths didn’t), but doing shirts is so fun.  And a GREAT cheap and EASY project to do so your kids can have custom cool clothes.  Not to mention, our new method with the Cricut, really expands the possibilities of what you can create, and makes it pretty effortless.  No more tracing, cutting, pain in the rear placing the design. Like this shirt Jen did, I mean it may look simple, but cutting all that out and figuring what needed cut, what didn’t need cut, piecing things together, it took FOREVER.  Thankfully the finished shirt looks AWESOME!
Camden's Shirt 002
       But look at all the things we did with the Cricuts.  Much less stress involved :)
Donna did a retro reverse bus for her little man.
DSCN2995Her daughter got this beautiful butterfly shirt with detailing on the sleeve.  Something like that would have been impossible to cut out by hand.
DSCN3002donnaShe made herself this flower shirt-she was one busy woman.  
DSCN3003 My new friend Amber made this for her little girl.  Love the mix of pink and white. 
jenshirt Jen made these for her kids.  I hope she post pics of the shirts on facebook soon, so I can steal them to post on my blog. :)  Don’t know if you can see but the guitars have hearts on them and say Love and Rock.
20132_302491599251_707424251_4507955_2604513_n I totally stole Hilary’s LOVE shirt off her facebook.  Love the colors!

And last but not least my shirt I made for Brooke.  I chose the same design Hilary had used.  I was happy that Donna had this design in her Cricut collection, cause it’s exactly what I was picturing.loveshirtI made hers a little fancy, by appliquéing the black heart on it.
loveshirtdetail   She wore it today with her new black, pink and grey bow.  She was one styling kiddo.
Thanks Donna and Tyann for bringing your Cricuts!!  
Here they are hard to work.
Can't wait till next craft night! I think we're going to work on Saint Patty's Day shirts.

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  1. Those turned out so cute! I love the white and pink one!

  2. These look great! I just love freezer paper stencils, don't you?! I can't wait to see what you come up with for St. Patty's Day!

  3. Seriously, one of my top 5 reasons I want to move back to Joplin is for your craft nights!! lol... So how do you do the shirts with the cricuts??

  4. I love how you designed your shirts. I have seen this technique used before and have always wanted to try it! Now that I'm FINALLY getting a Cricut this weekend, this will definitely be one of my first projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. My friend and I tried to use her cricut but (being her first time using it) it didn't cut right, it pulled the paper, ate the paper, and missed cutting the paper. I don't own one, but what suggestions do you have for using a cricut with freezer paper? Cut deeper or what? I love the designs you did!

  6. I can't wait to try this. Do you know what cartridge had the butterfly on it?


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