I have been toying around with the idea of making some “Business with Purpose Podcast” swag – like tees, bags, mugs, etc. But honestly, I just haven’t gotten around to it. BUT, I’ve wanted something at least for myself to wear, and so I thought I’d try to make a t-shirt! At the end of every episode of my podcast, I say “Go do something good, with purpose, on purpose” and I thought that might make the perfect saying to go on a t-shirt! I shared with you just recently how in love I am with my Cricut Explore Air2 and my Cricut EasyPress and how I basically want to make #alltheshirts… so I knew this would be the perfect next project to tackle.
I happened to have some rosey-pink heat transfer vinyl and I found the perfect light-teal tee that were both the perfect colors to match my branding… I spent about 30 minutes playing around with designs in the Cricut Design Space software (I obviously have my exact fonts that I use in my branding on my blog) so I toyed around with what I thought looked best.
I didn’t want the design to be HUGE and didn’t want it to overwhelm the shirt… I wanted it to feel simple, minimalistic, and feminine.
In full disclosure, it took me four times to get it right (I forgot to mirror the design the first time, then the second time I cut it on the wrong side of the vinyl, and the third time I didn’t load the mat fully)… Hahah!! Clearly I should not have tackled this project whilst tired. BUT, fourth time was a charm and I love the way it turned out.
I also recently bought the Cricut tools set (the comes with the spatula, weeding tool, tweezers, etc.) and that made the process of removing the excess vinyl and prepping it SO MUCH EASIER.
After that, I prepped my shirt, placed and measured the vinyl, and applied it using the EasyPress (my FAVORITE PART). And I LOVE how it turned out! Now I’m contemplating all the other things I could make with my podcast farewell on them… mugs? Bags? THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!
What do you think? What should I make next? Have you made anything lately?