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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Free "It's My Birthday" Cut File

Celebrate your BIG day with this FREE "It's My Birthday" Cut File!

Free "It's My Birthday" Cut File

Guess what?! It's my BIRTHDAY week, so what better way to celebrate than with my favorite people (you) and a freebie!! Because birthdays are all about gifts, I'm so excited to share this Free "It's My Birthday" Cut File with all of you!! So, now it's time to party! Whip out your Cricut (or other cutting machine) and create something amazing. 


To make your own "It's My Birthday" shirt, you'll need these supplies:

Birthday Cricut Design Space Color

Upload the "It's My Birthday" cut file into Design Space and size the image to fit your shirt. Select different parts of the design and change colors as necessary. Get creative using bright party colors, or get sparkly with gold or silver glitter HTV.

Birthday Cricut Design Space Attach

Select the parts of the design that are the same color, and click "Attach" from the bottom right menu to keep the image elements in place. If you don't attach them, all of the parts of the design will arrange themselves to fit the mat instead.

Birthday Cricut Design Space Mirror

Before cutting the iron-on vinyl, make sure to mirror your image! If you don't, 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.

Lilac Cricut Explore Machine

For my shirt, I cut white HTV and pink glitter HTV with my Cricut Explore Air 2 machine. 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 first (starting at the corner), and then work my way around the design. Then I use weeding tools to help remove the smaller pieces of the design.

Cricut EasyPress

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. If you are layering vinyl, repeat the process for each of the different colors of vinyl, but be sure to protect the vinyl that is already on the shirt with an Iron-On Protective Sheet.

Free "It's My Birthday" Cut File

The cut file comes with multiple file types, so you can cut the design with any vinyl cutting machine. I hope you enjoy using this festive cut file, and I would absolutely LOVE to see your creations!! Tag me on Instagram and Facebook, and leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest!

Free "It's My Birthday" Cut File

If you are planning a night out with the girls, be sure to grab the Birthday Squad cut file and make shirts for the entire group! I think this would be so much fun!

Birthday Cut File Bundle

As another fun birthday surprise, I want to share a *special* code for you to save on the NEW Birthday Cut File Bundle that I added to the shop! You can save 35% on this festive bundle with the code BIRTHDAY35. I hope you enjoy the cut files and take some time to create something amazing!!

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