Friday, September 13, 2013

First Birthday Uno Shirt

I've talked a little about my love for my Silhouette Cameo in previous posts. Seriously, I love this thing more every time that I use it.  And just when I think I have found the latest and greatest thing I can do with it, I find a new project on a blog...or bring my own idea to life...and I come to love it even more. :)

My little man turned one this past month.  And I had so much fun (ie Pinterest) planning and creating for his big day! 

Isn't he cute?!

I hope to detail his party in a future post, but for now I wanted to share the fun shirt I made for his first birthday photos! 

I had seen a post on Pinterest (of course) of a little boy eating his first birthday smash cake in a shirt that said 'Uno' on it. I thought it was adorable and immediately pinned it, knowing that I wanted to make one for Luke.  Though instead of using it during a smash cake session, I thought it would be neat to give him a deck of Uno cards to play with. 

I found a black shirt at Walmart (Garanimals brand I think - only $3 bucks) and ordered some heat transfer vinyl in red. It was my first time using the stripflock HTV (and actually only the second time using HTV. The first was for another First Birthday shirt - see photo above). Super easy to use - I am just not sure I love the texture of it. I'll probably stick with regular HTV next time. 

I found a good tutorial here. One thing to note, remember to load your HTV SHINY SIDE DOWN.  She mentions it several times...but did I remember? NO. Had to cut it a second time.  Man, I hate wasting vinyl! 

Anywho, it cut perfectly and ironed on perfectly and I ended up with this:

(My photography is awful and this looks kinda wonky. The photo doesn't do it really is super cute!)

And here are some shots from his session with our amazing photographer Kayla at Capture

I just love my silly little guy! 

Linking up to:  Sugar Bee Craft's Take-A-Look Tuesday and A Bowl Full of Lemons One Project At A Time.


  1. Adorable idea! I feel like the only one without a Silhouette these days :( Anyway, the pics with the Uno cards are adorable too! Happy birthday to your little guy!

    1. Thanks Lisa! The Silhouette is great. It was intimidating at first, but now I am getting the hang of it!

      BTW - thanks for your comment. I started this blog last month, and you are officially my first comment! Made my day! :)

      Oh - and I definitely want to copy that gallery wall in your hallway! ;)