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I love when I see a birthday child wearing a birthday shirt with something they love and their age. With my little guys Dino Party coming up he really wanted a Triceratops birthday shirt. I knew this wouldn’t be too tough since I have a Cricut and set to work on designing something that was perfect for him.

Triceratops Birthday Shirt with Cricut

As I searched through the Cricut Access there were lots of dinosaur options, I even made this awesome Dinosaur Wall Art, but Camden was very specific in wanting to have a Triceratops that you could see the horns on. Since I’m able to upload my own images and designs to cut I knew this would be the route I would need to go and thought it would be fun to share how to upload the PNG or SVG to cut with your Cricut.

Supplies Needed:
Cricut Machine
Iron-on Vinyl

Step 1: Find a free PNG or SVG, or make your own, or purchase one (Esty has a lot of talented people and they are affordable)
Step 2: Download it to your computer and remember where you put it!
Step 3: Open Cricut Access and click on Upload Image
Step 4: Upload your image.
Step 5: Select what category your image is. This is a simple one
Step 6: Save as a cut image
Step 7: Select your image to use

Step 8: Once in make any changes to the size by pulling on the lower right hand corner
Step 9: I wanted to add a 5 to the center of the dino so I clicked insert text and typed the 5
Step 10: Place the number in the center of the dino and size appropriately
Step 11: Select the number and dino image and hit the slice button on the toolbar to the right. This will allow it so your 5 is open.
Step 12: When your image is good hit the cut button
Cricut HTV Mirror Image

Step 13: Super Important step: This is where you have to play close attention and click the mirrored image button.
Cricut setting for HTV

Step 14: Make sure you select Iron-on vinyl on your machine
Step 15: Use the measurements to cut your vinyl. I made mine 8 inches long and 4 inches wide
Step 16: Place the Iron-On vinyl face down on the cutting mat. This would be the shiny side down.
Step 17: Click the flashing C button on your machine

Cricut weeding HTVStep 18: Once it’s done use a weeder to remove the excess vinyl and number 5
Step 19: Place on your shirt and use a nylon paper or thin piece of fabric and iron-on your design
Step 20: It’s important to remember that you’re not moving the iron around you start in one spot and press down and hold and then move over to the next spot.
Step 21: Carefully pull back the top sheet, and check to make sure the vinyl has adhered to the shirt. If it has your good to go, if it pulls back a little put the iron back on and repeat Step 20.

So it’s a lot of steps, but it’s pretty simple and really adds a personal touch for the birthday boy. Plus if you use an old shirt that they are just about to grow out of it’s even better and more cost effective. I really love all the things I can do with my Cricut, but making personalized shirts is my favorite!

Triceratops Birthday Shirt DIY with CricutHave you tried uploading your own image when using your Cricut?

Want to check out my other shirts I’ve made with Cricut: DIY Disney Family Shirts, Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust Shirt, and 100 Super Days!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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