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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Happy Meow-lloween Shirt + Free Cut File

This Happy Meow-lloween Shirt (with FREE Free Cut File) is the purrrrfect thing to wear on Halloween!

Happy Meow-lloween Shirt + Free Cut File

Looking for something purrrrrfect to wear this Halloween? This "Happy Meow-lloween" shirt is just spooky enough for Halloween, but cute enough for the entire family to wear! This FREE cut file can be used to create shirts, home decor, and so much more. I can't wait to see what you create with this design and your Cricut machine!

To make your own "Happy Meow-lloween" shirt, you'll need these supplies:

Cricut Design Space Colors

Upload the "Happy Meow-lloween" 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 Halloween colors, or add some sparkle with glitter HTV.

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.

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 purple and black HTV, and white, green, 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.

Happy Meow-lloween Shirt + Free 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 magical 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!


I'm excited to share this project as part of Team Creative Crafts: Halloween Crafts Edition!
I love collaborating with other creative bloggers and sharing ideas!

Team Creative Crafts: Halloween Crafts Edition

Check out all of the other Halloween crafts made for this Team Creative Crafts collaboration by clicking through the links below. I'd love to hear which ones are your favorites!
1. Paint Chip Jack-O-Lanterns - Me & My Inklings
2. DIY Recycled Pumpkin Crayons - Little Dove
3. Trick or Treat Sign - Poofy Cheeks
4. Halloween Bookmarks - Smiling Colors
6. Cute Jack-O-Lantern Decor - Ginger Snap Crafts
8. Mermaid Costume - Doodlecraft
9. Clay Cauldron Earrings - Artsy-Fartsy Mama
10. Jack Skellington Cupcake Toppers - Polka Dotted Blue Jay
12. Free Printable Halloween Bingo - Sunshine and Munchkins
13. Pumpkin Halloween Sign - Laura's Crafty Life
14. Glow in the Dark Halloween Hoop Wreath - Crafting Cheerfully
15. Halloween Reverse Canvases - 5 Little Monsters

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Happy Meow-lloween Shirt + Free Cut File

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  1. So fun! I absolutely love this top. I would rock it all October long.

    Alexandra
    OnRockwoodLane.com

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