Welcome to another Blog post! It’s an unusual year this year, for many reasons, however none more unusual than the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This momentous occasion is now fast approaching, and due to popular request we have created these blog designs and our UK vinyl range, as well as matching transfers and stickers to help you celebrate. We also have our popular Union Jack vinyl too. Links for all these can be found below in the what you’ll need section.
As always with our cut files and tutorials you can use these in a huge variety of ways and with HTV, Self adhesive, papercrafts, even embroidery should you wish. Whatever you decide we would love to see!
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You are free to use our files to make, create, and even make items to sell, all we ask is you don’t pass the files on. Instead, if you wish to share them, please ask your friend or acquaintance to download them from our website themselves from within this blog. No reselling or passing on, of any part of the cut file is permitted, and no using the cut files to create other files to sell or pass on is allowed. But we do hope you enjoy them, and we hope your makes earn you a little extra with them too.
RE WATCH THE FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO BELOW, THIS SHOWS YOU HOW TO MAKE THE JUBILEE TEA PARTY VERSION OF THIS DESIGN, WITH THE PRINT AND CUT CORGI.
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO SEE THIS FILE USED WITH THE TRANSFERS AS SHOWN IN THE TUTORIAL ON THIS BLOG.
What you’ll need:
- Cricut maker . Available Here
- Cutting Mat. Available Here
- Or Silhouette Cameo 4. Available Here (Instructions for the cameo and Brother machines at the bottom!)
- Pattern HTV. We used the UK Red found by clicking here
- Iron on transfers (we used UK mixed pack) Available Here
- Cricut Easypress and Easypress Mat Here
- LED weeding pad. Available Here
- Squeegee. Available Here
- GM Vinyl Scrap Collector. Available Here
- Weeding tweezers . Or Weeding hook. Available Here
- Scissors from the tool kit. Available Here.
- Tote bag, T-shirt or bag etc of your choice.
- Silicone Paper, this is like the baking paper you can buy in the supermarket on a roll for the kitchen- DO NOT USE TEFLON
- Cut files Download link below, for all machines, Silhouette and Brother instructions are at the bottom of the page
During the Facebook live, first video shown above, to create the Jubilee tea party design we used the following vinyl;
- For the flags and table cloth we used Pattern Union Jack. Found here.
- For the Jubilee words and frame we used purple Holographic. Found here.
- For the crown and the cupcake case we used Gold holographic. Found here.
- For the cupcake icing and the cake slice middles we used the Sprinkles Pattern HTV. Found here.
- For the table top we used Blue Turbo HTV. Found here.
- For the teapot, cup an plate we used silver Metallic HTV Found Here
- For the Cherry on top we used Red metallic HTV Found Here
- For the Cake slice we used Brown Turbo HTV. Found here.
- and lastly for the corgi, there is a separate PNG for you below, to use as a print and cut and we used our Iron on printable inkjet HTV Dark Found here.
1. Before you start you will need to download the cut files for your chosen machine, link above. Unzip the file to use it by right clicking it in your downloads.
2. Upload the SVG into the design space. Click “Upload Image” on the left-hand Design Panel, and navigate to the files you want to open. Select ‘Insert image’ and select cut images. Click save. When it has been uploaded, Insert the images onto the canvas and resize to suit your project, I then right click and ungroup, before I delete any parts I don’t want if appropriate. If using more than one vinyl design or colour, colour each cut file part you wish to cut from each different vinyl, so you can cut the correct files for your chosen Vinyl etc for each layer, which means you don’t have to keep returning to the design page. I coloured mine in all Red as I only want to cut these from the same sheet of Red vinyl. see below.
Weld any parts that you wish to keep in place – I welded the London sign as it needed to be cut together as one. See below.
When you are ready click make it to move on to the next screen. On the next screen, If using the Cricut Maker 3 then you will need to choose to cut on the mat (unless using smart media) Click done, and then continue on the next screen.
TOP TIP WHEN CUTTING OUR PATTERN VINYL DO NOT MIRROR- THIS IS CUT LIKE SELF ADHESIVE, AS YOU WILL SEE BELOW.
3. When on the next screen above, if using HTV only ensure you MIRROR the design. If using pattern HTV DO NOT mirror- We did not mirror the design as this is going to be the pattern HTV. Click continue in the bottom right on the next screen. In the next window make sure your settings are all set to the successful settings from your test cut and ensure your machine is linked before proceeding to cut. Cut settings: (**please test cut) Press the flashing Cricut symbol on your maker to cut, after loading the sheet into the machine. Apply the settings needed for your chosen Vinyl, we made it with our GM Pattern HTV on the maker 3, and used the Every Day Iron on setting on the Cricut maker 3 with LESS pressure.
**A reminder that these settings, including the blade setting, are specific to the materials and machine we’re using, adjustments may be necessary if using different materials and machine**
We always recommend before proceeding, you test cut your materials when first using so if you have not recently used this product in your machine. Please test cut for your chosen machine found on our Application guide, and also Blog. Load the Vinyl chosen individually for each layer.
4. Next you need to load your mat with material on. Please remember to test cut if you have not used this vinyl. Again proceed to make it. Remember DO NOT MIRROR PATTERN HTV.
5, Press the down arrow on the machine when it has finished cutting to eject the mat, Flex your mat away from the vinyl when removing to make this easier. Switch on your LED pad, take the tweezers and weed the excess unwanted vinyl away, I use the purple flower weeding waste holder to keep my desk tidy.
6. Take the milky sheet of transfer paper that came with the pattern vinyl, peel the backing off, apply the transfer application sheet provided to the front of your design, rub with your squeegee from behind when turning over before carefully peeling the backing. Use your scissors to cut the individual parts of your design off the sheet, to give you freedom during application, to enable you to place them on your design where you wish.
7. Now take your pack of ready weeded Iron on Transfers, open the packet and you will find, the transfer sheet or sheets if you have a mixed pack like these, and the application sheets to apply them as shown below. Take your chosen transfers design sheet and using tweezers remove the outer white edge.
8. Take the application sheet as shown below, and remove the protective milky sheet from it, place the sticky sheet side onto the front of your transfers, and smooth out any air, before turning over and rubbing your squeegee on the back to transfer the designs. Lastly, unpeel the backing to leave them attached to the sheet as shown below, before cutting the sheet so they are now separate designs ready to apply.
9. Switch your Easy press on, and set the temperature to 160’C and the timer to 15 seconds, please refer to our Application guide, Preheat the Bag, cushion cover, t-shirt or other garment you have chosen, once the press is ready, for 10 seconds to remove any moisture.
TOP TIP – TRY THE LAYOUT BEFORE APPLICATION TO SEE WHAT YOU WANT IT TO LOOK LIKE, AND YOU CAN STICK THE APPLICATION SHEETS ON TOP OF EACH OTHER, SO THEY STICK TOGETHER THEN YOU CAN PUT TO ONE SIDE AND PEEL EACH PART AWAY TO APPLY AS YOU WISH. SEE BELOW.
10. Lay the design already on the transfer tape in the correct place on your chosen item, facing up, and ensure it is on a hard surface, or Cricut Easy press matt and on a hard surface. Check our guide here for more information on applying and using HTV successfully.
We placed the London sign first, then followed with the different transfers bit by bit, ensuring no transfer tape got stuck under any we were applying so they all applied correctly. if in doubt, trim where needed to fit them without overlapping,
Applying firm pressure so that your arms are locked and pressing hard into the garment, apply the press to the design ( Usually for 15 seconds if pressing one layer only) covering each area once only to not over heat the vinyl. Because we are layering, we have reduced the press time for this step to 12 seconds and let it cool before the next layer. Be sure to protect any parts already pressed with Baking sheet or silicone paper NOT TEFLON.
Once all areas have been pressed firmly, wait a few seconds to peel the carrier sheet away from the garment, if any areas have not stuck quickly repress firmly for 2-3 seconds on that area only, remove the carrier sheet.
REMEMBER, ANY SPARE BITS CAN BE USED ON ANOTHER BAG, OR A MATCHING T-SHIRT PERHAPS. RECUT THE FILES TO CREATE ANOTHER DESIGN WITH THEM AS YOU PLEASE.
WE ALSO HAVE THIS UK DESIGN IN OUR POPULAR STICKER PACKS AS SHOWN ON THIS MATCHING NOTEBOOK BELOW- CLICK HERE TO FIND THE STICKERS.
Silhouette Cut File
Before you start, you need to download the cut file, Upload the cut file into Silhouette Studio, click the file and choose release compound path to separate each layer, and resize or regroup as necessary, (when resizing bring all layers into the design software and select all at once to get the correct offset layers and save the adjusted file, so you can cut layers individually at the correct scale you have chosen) Remember to test cut if necessary and cut settings are found here along with test cut guidelines for every machine.
Brother Cut File
To import these files into the Brother Canvas Workspace:
After downloading, please log in as usual to your design space account, open a new project mat, then left click on the SVG icon in the top left bar in canvas, this will then allow you to import your files. Once you left click this icon, a pop up box appears with you to choose where to import file from, choose to import the file from your downloads list or where you have chosen to save when unzipped.
Cut settings are found here
Just in case you need the link CanvasWorkspace (brother.com)