January 01, 2013

The Flying Squirrel Trapeze Team

SIDENOTE: If you missed yesterday's post which I posted kind of late you might want to read it.  It's HERE and it talks about my new schedule for the blog this year.
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I have a sister who we like to tease because she's seriously afraid of squirrels.  You know...the cute cuddly animals that won't even let you get near them?  Yeah, those.  So she receives a lot of squirrel stuff from the family because of it.

I designed this t-shirt to make some for my boys and hers.  The boys get pretty squirrely when they are together, so why not the Flying Squirrel Trapeze Team?  


Because this design was pretty intricate I used my cutting machine (the Silhouette) to cut it.  Had it been a simple design I would just use an exacto knife to cut the freezer paper.  I ironed the paper to the shirt to make it seal.  (If you haven't tried freezer paper stenciling you can find a video tutorial I made of it HERE.)


I used the Tulip soft fabric paint, which is my favorite.  I painted it with two coats and removed the paper.




I placed a sheet over the shirt when it was dry and ironed it to heat set the paint.  And now Baden is ready to tease his aunt.


Now Baden is old enough to start hamming up his photo shoots.  I didn't pose him or his hat.  That's just a full dose of Baden for you :)


Remember when we had that boy shirt contest?  Would any of you be interested in having that again?  (For those of you who don't remember it was a contest to design a boy's shirt and we had some fun prizes.)  Let me know.

Thanks for reading.

25 comments:

  1. Very cute. I LOVE freezer paper stenciling and am surprised by how many people have either never tried it OR never heard of it. It's so fun because you can personalize! I don't remember the tshirt contest but that sounds like fun!

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  2. I love this shirt and would love to try something similar, but my silhouette doesn't load well - or cut well for that matter. It does ok on cardstock, but that is it- vinyl or anything else gets jammed. Any thoughts? I've tried the silhouette help / customer help with no luck.

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  3. I LOVE the shirt! I think having another t-shirt contest would be super fun!

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  4. Yesss, the contest you had before brought me a lot of ideas for my boys. I even entered a shirt that time and thought it was a lot of fun. So if you're up for it, we are! Happy new year from Holland dear Cheri.

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  5. Eeek! I SO love this! It looks like your son does too! :-)

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  6. Yes. The contest sounds like loads of fun.

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  7. The shirt is almost as cute as your kiddo. I have an adult guy friend that would love that shirt, haha (squirrels are his fave animal).

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  8. Love it, the teasing and the cute poses from Baden.

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  9. I tried freezer paper stenciling for halloween bags for my kiddos and love it (I first saw it on your blog)! I must not have been following you yet when you did the shirt contest, but I think that it sounds like fun.

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  10. A few years back I was in D.C. With some friends and while on at one of the memorials, a squirrel attacked my friend's leg - no joke! Maybe your sister has a point... ;P love the shirt and I just tried freezer paper stenciling for the first time a couple of months ago - it'd be fun to do one for the contest.

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  11. Adorable idea! I would love a tshirt contest. I'm excited to get new ideas for G!

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  12. Love freezer paper! But I was wondering what cut settings you use on your silhouette for it - I made some stencils for some onesies I made couple of weeks ago and had a really hard time cutting the freezer paper without tearing it while the machine cut.

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    1. I did a tutorial on how I do it right here:

      http://www.iammommahearmeroar.net/2011/09/cutting-freezer-paper-with-silhouette.html

      Hope that helps!

      Cheri

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    2. Thanks so much!

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  13. Aw, it's like he's forgotten how to scowl! ;) Very cute. And I would be interested in the contest, both for ideas and for a push to make something for my lil man!

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  14. Gotta love that kid!!!! Our youngest grand daughter is terrified of squirrels also and lives in the mountains where they are more than plentiful. Wonder if the shirt would help her... How did Auntie react???

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  15. Thanks for your great tutorial on freezer paper stenciling. I used it to make a T-shirt for my 17 year old son for Christmas. He's a fan of Les Miserables, so I picked up a baseball style tee and used the steps on the tutorial to put 24601 on the front in the same color as the sleeves. I wrapped it with tickets to go see the movie. He loved it!

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  16. LOVE IT!!! I want one!!! Even if it is a squirrel!

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  17. Bade looks SO cute too!

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  18. I have to make one for my daughter. She is nuts about squirrels! (And she has the attention span to match!) BTW on the instructables website, there is an "instructable" for fishing for squirrels. Your sister would "love" that.

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  19. Do you share your Silhouette files?

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    1. It's not that I mind sharing the file, but it gets more complicated than that. If you don't have all the same extra fonts downloaded to your computer that I've used the file won't show up that way. The fonts will be different and the sizing will be off. Then if you want it to be exactly the same I have to go back and find out what each font was that I used and where I originally downloaded it from so you can download it too. Does that make sense? It's kind of a hard one to share because of all of that. Sorry!

      Cheri

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  20. i am also terrified to squirrels! i almost couldn't read the rest of your post :)

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  21. So so cute!!!! love the creativity!

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  22. I love freezer paper stenciling, and love that I can use my Silhouette, to make cool designs! I actually made two shirts last night, but was having issue when it came to cutting the font. It ended up tearing in some sections -- and was wondering how you got yours to look so perfect! Maybe I need a new cutting mat, to get a better stick :\ Any recommendation, on how I can get it to cut smoother?

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