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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Dad Joke Shirt with Free Cut File

This Dad Joke Shirt with Free Cut File is perfect for dads with the best (worst) jokes!

Dad Joke Shirt with Free Cut File

Oh, dad jokes. They are so corny and terrible, but that's what makes them so great! I don't know about the dads in your life, but both my dad and husband are hilarious and tell some of the worst (best) jokes. In fact, do you know when a joke actually turns into a "dad joke"? When it becomes apparent! ha... Anyway, this Father's Day, get your Cricut machine out and make a Dad Joke Loading shirt (with FREE cut file) for the punny dad in your life!

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To make your own Dad Joke Loading shirt, you'll need these supplies:

Dad Joke Shirt with Free Cut File

Upload the "Dad Joke Loading" cut file into Design Space and size the image to fit your shirt. Make sure to mirror your image before cutting the iron-on vinyl! Otherwise, your design will be backwards when you put it on the shirt. To do this, select the mat thumbnail in Design Space before cutting, and click the "Mirror" toggle to reverse the image.

*Here's a great tutorial on how to upload your own images into Cricut Design Space.

Dad Joke Shirt with Free Cut File

Place the vinyl face-down on the mat and load it into the machine. Change the material settings to the type of vinyl you are cutting, and then click the "Go" button to cut the vinyl.

"Weed" the excess vinyl by removing all of the parts that don't belong in the design. I usually peel away the outer edges starting at the corner and working my way around the design. Then I use weeding tools to remove the smaller pieces of the design.

Dad Joke Shirt with Free Cut File

Plug in the EasyPress 2 and power it on. Each kind of HTV has a different heat and time setting, so be sure to check the recommended EasyPress settings before getting started. Adjust the heat and time setting to your shirt and vinyl specifications. Once the light turns green and the machine beeps, it's ready to use.

When the EasyPress is up to temperature, place your shirt on the EasyPress Mat and preheat the area for 5-10 seconds. Lay the HTV down on the shirt, with the clear carrier sheet facing up. Set the EasyPress over the vinyl and press the green "C" button. Hold firmly in place while the timer counts down. Turn the shirt over and press the EasyPress firmly again for 15 seconds. Peel off the carrier sheet while the vinyl is still warm.

Dad Joke Shirt with Free Cut File

The cut file comes with multiple file types, so you can actually cut the design with any vinyl cutting machine. All I ask is that you use the file for personal use only. I hope you enjoy using this cut file, and I would absolutely LOVE to see your creations!!

Share your favorite dad jokes in the comments!

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Dad Joke Shirt with Free Cut File

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  1. This is the best! So crazy perfect!!!

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  2. My husband refuses to call them dad jokes and calls them uncle jokes. :) Cute shirt.

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