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This week, we are going to be having some fun with some beach Wedding Inspired Wedding Projects. To start it off, I designed these two toned Beach Wedding Welcome Guest Totes.
I love the idea of giving tote bags for beach weddings, its so useful for storing towels, sunscreen, as well as more standard welcome items like itineraries and water bottles
I made these designs two toned, where the text and outline of the sea shell were cut in Black Easyweed HTV and the inside of the sea shell was cut in Gold Confetti Glitter HTV. The design itsself was easy to weed and was easy to align and layer the two colors without any trouble.
1. After downloading the cut files, import them into the Cricut Software. After creating a new project, select Upload Image. Select the file you wish to upload and it will automatically take you to the final upload screen, where you can name the file the select Save. The SVG Files are sized so that they will automatically cut to the size you see in the photos, but if you want to change the size you can do so to fit the tote bags the way you like.
2. After selecting “Make It” Make sure to select the Mirror Mode on the cutting screen. Cut the design(s) in your choice of heat transfer vinyl with the Iron On (for Easyweed Vinyl) or Iron On+ (for Glitter Vinyl) Setting on your Cricut, with the shiny side of the material down.
3. Weed the additional material off of the backing material so that, looking down with the shiny side up, you can see your design with the correct orientation. You should have two pieces of HTV, the inside color of the shell and the outline of the shell with the text.
4. Iron your tote bag to remove any creases, then center the text and shell outline design in the middle of the tote. Arrange the design shiny side up, then cover with parchment paper. Make sure to keep the parchment paper between the design and the iron.
5. Set your Iron to the second Highest setting and press the the iron down firmly on the design, not ironing but rather using it as a small heat press. I worked from the upper left to lower right on the design, pressing the iron on each part of the design for at least 30 seconds, then overlapping the last position as you move the iron across the design.
6. Remove the backing from the design, leaving the first layer of the design on the Tote Bag.
7. Now, arrange the shell HTV decal on top of the text decal, arranging it such that the shell is equally within the outline and the bottom edges of the “B” cutout is aligned with the text, as shown to the righ.
8. Cover the shell with parchment paper, then iron the shell decal on top of the existing layer, using your iron like a small heat press. Press the iron on each part of the design for at least 30 seconds, then overlap the last position as you move the iron across the design.
9. Remove the backing, leaving the second layer on the tote bag. Repeat with all remaining tote bags.
Check out more of our Tote Bag Projects Here! :)