Do you just love those cute family name plaques, but hate the price? Yeah, me…
Family jammies are so popular right now and if you are looking for an easy project then these DIY Believe Family Jammies are sure to be exactly what you are looking for.
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I have loved to create and design things for as long as I can remember. My first major in college was in design and although I knew pretty immediately that I was not going to pursue that for my degree, I never stopped creating things. When Cricut reached out to me a few months ago and asked me to be a Cricut Ambassador, I was 100% all in.I have been a Cricut owner for over 10 years. It was actually my first Mother’s Day gift from my husband and the brand has been special to me since. I have spent 10 years of my life using Cricut products and loving them. Now I get to do this in partnership with Cricut and with some of their newest machines and products out!
Cricut Explore Air 2
It was a big jump for me to go from on of the original Cricut machines to the brand new Cricut Explore Air 2, but the learning curve hasn’t been terrible and there is so much that I really have enjoyed about this machine.From that gorgeous color to the dual tool holder, the mat guides, the easy to use Cricut design space and the storage, the Cricut Explore Air 2 has everything a crafty person could want in a die cut machine.
DIY Believe Family Jammies
I love family jammies and we have done them every year for about 4 years now. They can be pretty pricey though and this year I had a better idea. I hit up our local store and grabbed some blank shirts for about $5.00 each and they also had a great deal on matching pants for families for $6-$7 each. That was far cheaper than the $100 that I had spent on jammies in years past.I came home and jumped on Cricut Design Space and pulled up some images from their online library, called Cricut Access, and created the “Believe” design you see above. I followed the directions in Cricut Design space and loaded each mat with the colors I wanted and the settings needed for the iron on vinyl and started the cutting. I made sure that design was mirrored and then I cut out a Believe design for each of the 4 of us. I made some size adjustments for the kids shirts so that the font was slightly smaller and then I used my Cricut tools to weed the iron on vinyl. Once the weeding was complete, I allowed my Cricut Easypress 2 to heat up to the recommended shirt and vinyl settings and then began to layer the design. Since the design has an offset to it, there was 6 different presses that I needed to complete to get one shirt done, but each press only takes 30 seconds and the Everyday Iron-On vinyl that I was using peels warm with little wait time. I layered the design by first placing the black layer of “Believe” then I placed the white layer of “Believe” From there I layered the black of the santa hats and then the red and white. I also like to do a final press once everything is on and all the plastic has been peeled off to really set the design in. The result was really just a beautiful shirt that brings the spirit of the holidays to life. I created the design so that it would be easy to put on various colors of shirts. We did the kids in grey and my husband and I in red. The design pops on both colors and I am sure it would look great on white, black or even green!