HUGE Print then Cut with the StarCraft SOLO

When we first heard that the StarCraft SOLO–the newest vinyl cutting machine on the market–could do a ridiculously large print then cut, we KNEW we had to put that to the test. So we conjured up an excuse to put together a couple of graphics and do a nearly 4 ft tall print-then-cut holiday leaning […]

How to Put HTV on a Hat with the StarCraft Hat Press

We’ve come to the final tutorial in our series on the StarCraft 8-in-1 Swing Away Heat Press: the Hat Press! For this test, we decided to put some HTV on a hat. But first, we did a full sublimation test on fabric to find out just how much of that hat press gets full heat. […]

How to Sublimate on ANY Shirt with Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl

We are OBSESSED with sublimation! However, it does have some limitations when it comes to the fabrics that it can sublimate on. Ideally, you’d use a 100% polyester white shirt to sublimate on, but if you’re like us, there aren’t a whole lot of white shirt in our wardrobe for a reason. While you theoretically […]

We Got a Heat Press! Starcraft Swing Away 8-in-1 | Unboxing & Test

After resisting getting a proper heat press for nearly a year, we finally caved and have absolutely NO regrets. We’ve been using the Cricut EasyPress for all of our sublimation and HTV needs, which has worked mostly well until now. However, the more we’ve experimented with different sublimation blanks, the more we realized that we […]

Easy Fall DIY: Color Changing Vinyl on Glass

It’s officially September, and Fall is around the corner. As the leaves are about to start turning, we thought it’d be fun to do a color changing vinyl project. So we ordered some awesome color changing vinyl on Amazon, picked up some mason jars, and found some fun designs on Creative Fabrica! This was such […]

DIY Custom Dark T-Shirts – So Easy!

If you’ve been looking for the easiest way to create your own custom t-shirt, you’ve come to the right place! Hiipoo (pronounced hippo) sent us some of their new Transfer Paper for Dark Fabrics. We’ve tried other dark transfer sheets before, and we’ve honestly not been impressed. However, the Hiipoo brand dark transfer paper is […]

Peek-a-Boo Sublimation Shirt Tutorial and Materials!

As soon as JZ spotted the peek-a-boo sublimation shirt trend, she knew that we could put our own little twist on it. And that’s just what we did with this latest tutorial. We took a regular unisex black shirt and decked it out with grommets, lace up sleeves and of course, a bright peek-a-boo sublimation […]

Making Waterslide Photo Lanterns (Video Tutorial)

Having just gotten back from a trip to Turks & Caicos for JZ’s birthday, we wanted a fun way to display some of our photos. It was perfect timing, too, because Hiipoo had sent us some of their Waterslide Decal Paper to try out! The concept we landed on was to create photo lanterns. We […]

We Tested Hiipoo Sublimation Paper (See the results!)

When we converted our Epson EcoTank 15000 into a sublimation printer, we installed Hiipoo Sublimation Ink in it. We also got a sneak peek at the (then) forthcoming Hiipoo Sublimation Paper. Now that the Hiipoo paper is available to purchase on Amazon, we decided to put it through the paces–testing it out across a variety […]

How to Convert an Epson EcoTank 15000 into a Sublimation Printer

Oops – we did it again! We converted yet another Epson EcoTank inkjet printer into a sublimation printer. This time, we went with the EcoTank 15000—and with good reason. It’s a wide format printer, so it can print up to 13″ x 19″, which gives us a much wider range of items we can sublimate […]

How to Sublimate a Tumbler in a Convection Oven (Video Tutorial!)

Continuing our trend of not using machines in the way they’re intended, we’re stepping up our sublimation game by using a standard convection oven to sublimate a 20oz skinny tumbler. Johnson Plastics Plus, sent us a fantastic goodie box full of sublimation blanks when we joined their influencer program, and we were SO excited that […]

Tool Tuesday – April 20 – Cricut Mug Press

To say that we’ve fallen in love with the Cricut Mug Press is an understatement. In fact, we’ve been so busy playing with it and creating new videos with it that we haven’t had time for another #ToolTuesday post until now. But there was NO doubt that the Cricut Mug Press was going to be […]

Creating Unique Gifts with the Cricut Mug Press (Video Tutorial!)

We’ve been on a kick with the Cricut Mug Press. This little machine is just so much fun to work with – it heats up quickly, is easy to use, and it generates significantly less mess than our usual DIYs – ha! Best of all, the results are just stunning. For those who don’t know, […]

How to Convert an Epson EcoTank 2720 to a Sublimation Printer (Video Tutorial!)

We are stepping up our sublimation game BIG TIME with this project! For those who don’t know, sublimation is a process where special ink will turn to gas when heat is applied to it, infusing it into certain substrates. Both the ink and the substrate (mug, shirt, etc.) has to be designed especially for this […]

How to Make Drawer Dividers – Quick and Easy DIY (Video Tutorial!)

The one downside of owning a Cricut is how quickly your crafting supply stash multiplies. We went from having a few rolls of vinyl to play around with on some very specific projects to having every kind of vinyl and sheet material you can think of. We started off storing them in plastic bins, but […]

Tool Tuesday – December 29 – Cricut Maker

We may have slacked off a little on the Tool Tuesdays this year, but we’ll just chalk it up to the perils of 2020. However, we couldn’t let the year end with out one last “Favorite Tool” post. And that honor goes to the awesome Cricut Maker.  With about 4 months or so under belt […]

Ten Tips for Flawless DIY Glitter Ornaments (Video Tutorial!)

Woof! What happens when you’re decorating for Christmas but have a rambunctious dog that likes to volley squeaky balls off his nose during a game of catch? That’s right – you keep the breakable ornaments in the bins and put only shatterproof ones on the tree. Well, it turns out that most of the ornaments here are […]

How to Paint a Raised Stencil (Video Tutorial!)

The makeover vision for my childhood dresser always included a subtle hint of coastal flair, but I could never quite figure out how to make it happen. There’s a fine line between chic and kitsch, especially when you’re working with coastal decor themes. I knew I wanted to add a pineapple to this dresser somehow, […]

How to Make a Custom Doormat | Cricut Project (Video Tutorial!)

With the pandemic still raging on, I’m spending quite a bit more time at home than usual, which is highlighting new opportunities to spruce up the place. While there aren’t many guests coming to my front door, I do open it quite a bit to pick up the deluge of Amazon packages and other deliveries. […]

Making the World Map End Table | Cricut Vinyl Project (Video Tutorial!)

I have wanted a world map end table FOR-EV-ER, but the problem has always been figuring out how to actually do it.  Originally, we were planning cut the shapes out of thin plywood, but the idea of free handing that with either a jigsaw or scroll saw was daunting. On top of that, we knew […]

So…I got a Cricut…

Do you ever have one of those “man, that happened fast!” moments? That’s exactly how a Cricut Maker ended up here. I went from getting a surprise gift card to buying a Cricut–a machine I had never given a second thought to–in the span of about 24 hours. It truly happened so fast that I […]