Saturday, March 2, 2013

T-shirts For Me and BFF Karen!

BFF Karen is a lover of everything flip flops! I don't think she travels anywhere without her "flips" as she calls them. I am always on the look out for things with flip flops on them but usually I don't find anything that I think is worthy of our friendship. Since I will be going to visit her and we will be going on vacation together I wanted to make something for us to wear and decided that I would do some T-shirts. I searched the internet for ideas and came across the phrase "Flip Floptimist". I am always trying to get Karen to be an optimist and since she loves her Flips I thought it was perfect so of I went to designing something.

This is the original design I made with the idea i my head. I played around with different fonts and I thought this one welded well. I can't even remember the name of it now. After I got it all done I kept thinking it need something else to emphasize more of a beachy summer theme. So off I went to search images on the internet to see what I could come up with to dress up the design a little more.

After searching around I found an image of a life preserver and decided the words in the life preserver might look nice. After importing the image and doing the pixel trace of the image I had to do a little tweaking to get the circle to where I could put the words on there. It also took some time for me to figure out how to get the text in the circle like I wanted. I mentioned this on the Make The Cut forum and Rob from ScrappyDew posted a link to an awesome tutorial on how to make circular text in MTC. Here is link to the video if you are interested WRAPPING TEXT AROUND A PATH.

I posted the design on Facebook and a few people said they would like a car decal made with the design so I do have some of those cut out of regular vinyl. BFF Karen said she needed one for her car as well. Here is the picture of the final design on the t-shirts. I found the t-shirts at Walmart for $4.97 and they are very light weight so will be great for the cruise. I started to make ours the same color but thought we were a little old for being twinkies so I went with blue for Karen and pink for me. Okay I actually wanted pink because to me honest I look smashing in pink!!

12 comments:

  1. Okie, these are really cute, the life preserver was a great addition!

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  2. The shirts look fantastic. All your time and effort sure paid off as they look so professional. Enjoy your cruise!

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  3. This is really cute! You are becoming quite the designer! You are giving me the courage to break out my MTC software and see what I can come up with on my Cameo. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

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  4. Love the tees. Thanks for sharing info re: video. And thanks for sharing your creation. Enjoy your Sunday.

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  5. Love the shirt! The life preserver is just perfect for the finishing touch!
    Sandy R. MN

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  6. These shirts are perfect for your trip!!!
    I am partial to pink, so that my favorite.
    Hope you have a lot of fun on your trip.
    You are truly blessed to have so many friends.

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  7. Just a note to say great shirts. I like all your posts and the Xmas party gifts were really nice too. I still follow you even though you gave up the Cricut. I still love my Cricut but see a lot of ladies moving over to the Cameo as well. Have a great vacation. We are taking a cruise later this year too.

    Maureen

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  8. EXTREMELY COOL SHIRTS!! Great job!! tfs

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  9. Great shirts! Love the addition of the life preservers!

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