September 25th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team
Team spirit runs deep here at Cricut. So, when we came up with the idea for creating the ultimate tailgate party, we left no hotdog unturned. Seriously, we had way too much fun creating this scene! We designed, embellished and customized everything from yard games, t-shirts, food trays, banners and flags, face stencils, car decals and even oversized blankets. All with the help of Cricut Maker, Cricut EasyPress, Cricut Iron-on and Permanent Vinyl.
At the heart of the tailgate scene is the idea of two families who are best of friends except for that one day each year when they are rooting for their respective crosstown schools (let the friendly bantering begin!).
Let’s look at the custom t-shirts.
Custom t-shirt designs are the perfect billboard to bring the heckling between friends to life, while also representing your school spirit (be sure to share with us your personalized t-shirts supporting your team!). We created a total of 5 t-shirt designs making sure we considered tees for both the kiddos and adults. Some used the layering technique, so, if you are new to iron-on, be sure to brush up on your knowledge of using layers first.
The Game Day Jerseys (my favorite) used a high-quality, stretch material so we went with SportFlex Iron-on™. Beyond the t-shirts, be sure to also check out the custom iron-on Tailgate Blanket, Game Day Hat, and Game Day Duffle Bag, along with the awesome Tailgate Chairs.
Next up, we wanted to make sure our tailgate area was properly ”flavored” with team colors. To do this, we used a lot of our new Premium Permanent Vinyl. From cups to cars, to game boards to megaphones, we “tagged” our party area with fun labels, decals and stickers. I especially loved our touchdown megaphone that the kids found useful (eek!). The Football Cornhole game was also a hit. The Premium Permanent Vinyl is not only easy to work with (lays flat on cutting mats with no bubbling or tunneling), but is also UV and water resistant.
Labeling and personalizing also extended to the food trays, koozies and the items carrying all our gear. The cute hamburger and hot dog trays were perfect for the kids and the coolers (both soft- and hard-sided) were properly tagged using permanent vinyl. Next year, we are already talking about making our Tailgate banners even larger!
We had a total blast creating this tailgate scene and would love to see how you all create your own tailgate parties. Be sure to share and save in Design Space for everyone to enjoy.
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