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Harry Potter 20 Years!

I was totally supposed to get this blog post up yesterday to celebrate HP’s 20 years, but I failed miserably because I was helping friends move this whole weekend, and I had planned to go to Disneyland early yesterday to get my pass issues sorted out before Florida. Apparently, there were no issues, just a computer glitch error at Trader Sam’s (yay). Anyway, I’m not even going to lie, I’m not the biggest potterhead. I do love the books and the movies, but probably not as much as a LOT of people (I’m far more of a Disney and Snoopy girl), but nevertheless, I can celebrate JK Rowlings amazing success with Harry Potter and the joy it’s brought to so many in the past 20 years.

So I will be taking a trip to Orlando with the in-laws (sooo excited!!!) and we will be hitting up Harry Potter World as well as Disney World. I’m so mind-blowingly excited for this trip, that I decided to make some shirts for the trip (if you’re on my IG, then you already have seen them:

For my FIL
For my MIL
For the Hubby

I used my Silhouette Cameo (I have the original and it still is running wonderfully, but I’m dying to upgrade to the Curio for more project possibilities) to design the shirts. PIXSCAN was my friend for this because even if I couldn’t find a cut file (wands & snitch) all I had to do wad print a picture, take the picture, upload it and have the program trace the image to cut. It’s easy once you get the hang of it. It did take me a while to figure it out (but that was mostly because I was being stupid). If anyone is struggling using PIXSCAN let me know. I’ll be more than happy to help you through the process because I definitely almost started crying at some point…

The vinyl I used was found on Amazon. I found it through good reviews on Amazon, and it was really easy to work with and I love it because it comes with the transfer sheet, so it made it much easier to get onto the shirt. I did try once with the Silhouette brand printable heat transfer vinyl, but it gave me a ton of trouble and the ink comes off if you use tape (washi tape was recommended) to get the image onto the shirt. It also completely came off in the wash (which it shouldn’t on cold and low), but I think that was because I had it in storage in the garage for a few years so the heat probably ruined the adhesive properties of the vinyl.

I’m so happy that I have space to do this again!! I use to LOVE using my Cameo, but my old place was just too crowded to have the proper space to craft. Now that I’m temporarily at my grandmother’s, I’ve had tons of space to pull this out and get projects done!!

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