DIY American Sign Language Shirts

Learning American Sign Language with 5 Little Monsters

September 17th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

This week’s t-shirt collection is giving us ALL the feels! We’ve loved these collaborations with our influencer community, and we hope you have too. It’s given us a chance to hear and share personal design stories, and we hope you’ve been as inspired as we have.

This latest collection is particularly personal and meaningful. Erica Dietz, of the blog 5 Little Monsters, created a collection of shirts with various phrases in American Sign Language. When asked about her connection to ASL, she shared that three of her children are deaf.

When she and her husband first found out that their two oldest were deaf, they immediately learned a few signs to communicate. They watched as their son’s whole world opened up because he was able to communicate with them. They use sign language every day, and Erica was inspired to create this collection of shirts since it has such a special place in her heart-especially the ‘I love you’ shirt.

Design-wise, we loved the splashes of playful color Erica used in each of these shirts, while keeping a lot of the cohesion of the signs images by using the same color. Plus, ‘cute’ on that baby onesie?! We can’t resist!

Check out all the designs in Design Space!

American Sign Language Shirts

Click to Make: I Love You

American Sign Language Shirts

Click to Make: Love

American Sign Language Shirts

Click to Make: Sweet

American Sign Language Shirts

Click to Make: Friend

American Sign Language Shirts

Click to Make: Cute

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Make These American Sign Language Shirts
Shirt collection by idieh designs

Speak Without Saying a Word With idieh design

September 10th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

In this week’s installment of the Cricut t-shirt designs, we are thrilled to bring you a collection by Heidi Moore of idieh design. We are over the moon about this collection, aptly named, “True Mom Thoughts,” because, well, we think the phrases are what every Mom out there is thinking!

With school starting and everyone getting back into a routine, it can bring exhaustion and longing for the weekend into the lives of many parents out there. This cute and clever collection leans on catchy phrases, such as ‘Tired. As a mother” and “Nope. Not adulting today” to highlight some of the very real thoughts and feelings of Moms everywhere.

We love this set because it showcases a really creative way to use the same font in different ways to create a cohesive look and feel. And don’t forget to pre-order your EasyPress 2 in the 6”x7” size to make amazing onesies like this “Nope. Not napping today” one!

Check out all of the designs in Design Space, and make all these cheeky shirts for every mood!

idieh design Shirts

Click to Make: Tired. As a Mother

idieh design Shirts

Click to Make: Nope. Not Napping Today

idieh design Shirts

Click to Make: Hello. To The Freakin’ Weekend

 

 

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Matisse Art Shirts House of Lars

Finding Inspiration in Art with House That Lars Built

August 27th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Our newest t-shirt collection was created and brought to life by designer and entrepreneur Brittany Jepsen, the face and voice behind House That Lars Built. We love this collection because it transports us across the sea to France, as it pays homage to the famous artist known for his bold colors, Henri Matisse.

To celebrate the launch of this partnership, we asked Brittany a few questions about herself as a designer and the inspiration behind this collection!

House That Lars Built Art Shirts

Tell us about yourself as a creator, and about how you started House that Lars Built.

I started The House That Lars Built for a graduate school blogging project 10 years ago. As blogging grew, so did I and my direction and it has since morphed into a craft and design lifestyle blog where we focus on creating beautiful and makeable projects, always with a dash of whimsy and color!

This year I released my first book, Craft the Rainbow and in two weeks I'll be releasing a follow-up companion called My Life In Color. I can't wait!

Where do you get your design inspiration, and what inspired this collection?

I get my design inspiration from all over! I've been really lucky to travel to new places and I'm constantly referencing those trips. Art history informs my aesthetic too as evident by this new collection.

I've been a Matisse lover since I was a kid. My mom had an art print of a Matisse exhibition in our home and I think back to it often. Matisse has become the artist of the past few years and for good reason--his palettes are ever-fresh, and his shapes are still current!

What do you love about Cricut?

I was introduced to Cricut a number of years ago now and since then I've been able to explore its endless possibilities. There really is nothing it can't do. I love the challenge of thinking of an idea and wondering how I can make it even cooler with the Cricut. This t-shirt collection is an example of it. I love that it looks well-designed, but it's something you can make it 5 minutes.

House That Lars Built Art Shirts
House That Lars Built Art Shirts
House That Lars Built Art Shirts
House That Lars Built Art Shirts

Ma’tease’ Cut-Outs T-Shirt

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Inspiration Shirts

Find Your Inspiration with 5 Little Monsters

August 20th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

In this week’s installment of Cricut’s t-shirt collections, we bring you a collaboration with Erica Dietz of the blog 5 Little Monsters, Erica’s inspiration for this collection was inspiration itself, as she looked to create a line of tees that were positive and uplifting.

Inspiration Shirts
Inspiration Shirts
Inspiration Shirts

Each of the tees in this collection carries a specific affirmation, which stands out because of her fabulous use of the contrasting white on black. Erica continued her contrast theme all around on this collection, as she specifically chose a bold, block font and paired it with a thin, script font to create a typography element.

Make them now:

This collection can be made in any size - perfect for utilizing our newest EasyPress2!

Now, dream big, believe in yourself, love others, and get to making!

Tell us which is your favorite one below.

Road Trip Shirts

Hit the Road in Style

August 5th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

To those thinking about hitting the open road toward your favorite camping destination, we introduce our next family of custom t-shirt designs called the Road Trip Collection. These three fresh designs are rolling out just in time for one last jaunt before summer ends and you have to put your camping gear away for the season.

Whether you are living the van life, RVing, or camping, these retro designs capture the spirit of getting away to replenish mind, body, and soul.

Our "We Out" and "I Sleep Around" shirt designs are exclusive to all Cricut Access owners!  If you don't have a Cricut Access subscription you can sign up here. "I'm a Rambling Man" does include an image that you will need to purchase.

Our team used Cricut Maker, Cricut Iron-On Lite, Cricut EasyPress and Cricut Weeder Tool to create these custom tees. Check out the t-shirts below:

We Out

This design captures perfectly the essence of the simple life and all the good vibes that come with heading out for a road trip.

Open and make this cute tee here in Design Space.

TIP: when cutting iron-on, remember to click “mirror” for each iron-on layer.

I Sleep Around

Hee hee... Loving the play on words, use of curved text and the retro RV image.

You can find the canvas in Design Space for this design here.

TIP: If you have never used iron-on, check out this helpful video.

I’m a Rambling Man

Stealing a line from a Waylon Jennings classic has never looked so good on a custom tee! This would be the perfect birthday gift for any men in your life who love to RV and life on the road.

Link here to find this project in Design Space.

TIP: use a Cricut Weeder Tool to easily remove the negative space from the iron-on liner.

Celebrate with these Shark Week Shirts

Celebrate Shark Week With Custom Shirts

July 22nd, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Our next t-shirt collection launches just in time for one of our favorite times of the year—Shark Week! These designs come to us from the amazingly talented and creative Pineapple Paper Co. Their designs always prompt a smile and this collection will no doubt bring a toothy grin to shark lovers. For those who might be less excited about sharks (and this week), do not worry for there is an adorable In a sea of sharks, be a mermaid design, as well as a Fish are friends project.

This collection is exclusive to all Cricut Access owners!  If you don't have a Cricut Access subscription you can sign up here.

Pineapple Paper Co. used a Cricut Maker, a variety of Cricut Iron-on Lite colors, the Cricut EasyPress and Cricut’s Weeder Tool to create these custom tees.

Check out the t-shirts below:

Come on! How great are these two t-shirt designs? Talk about a pair of personalized tees to get kids excited about Shark Week.

Shark Expert

Sharks are Jaw-Some

TIP: when cutting iron-on, remember to click “mirror” for each iron-on layer.

Cuteness gets amplified with these two projects. Whether you live near the beach or not, these two will turn heads.

In a Sea of Sharks, Be a Mermaid

Fish Are Friends

TIP: use a Cricut Weeder Tool to easily remove the negative space from the iron-on liner.

If you have ideas for shirt collections you'd like to see, leave a comment below!

Which one is your favorite?