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!!


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

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

  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.

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

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

  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.

  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.


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

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