Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Creating with Joy!

I love to personalize things - clothing, home dec items, signs, words on canvas, etc and for that I need letters.  Alphabet letters come in all fonts, sizes and surfaces from wood, to chipboard, to cardstock and then there are the embroidered letters.  These are available in a variety of fonts, colors and sizes and even white ones that are dyeable.  They can be found in craft stores everywhere and are so much fun and easy to work with. You can purchase them individually, or full alphabet sheets.

Designer Craft Connection (DCC) members were challenged this month to create with Joy® iron-on, embroidered letters.


We were all given a variety of letters to work with and we could use them on any surface.  Funnily enough, when working with such a versatile product, it's hard to decide what to do because there are SO many choices.  

I decided to use two of the sheets of letters to make a special T-shirt for my granddaughter. I call it a "Shy Shirt", because it speaks for you.  Not that she's ever at a loss for words, but getting started can be challenging sometimes.  Here is what I started with:

I removed one each of the alphabet letters from the pink sheet, except for H and I.  I picked these from the blue sheet then placed them on the front of the T-shirt.

The instructions come on the packaging, but basically you place the letters (shiny side down) in alphabetical order on the shirt, cover with a pressing cloth then press carefully with an iron, holding it in place for for about 25 seconds.  Turn the shirt over and press carefully from the back.  Do not use steam!

And there you have it!  A little conversation starter T-shirt and she doesn't have to say a word...

Look for more ideas by hopping thru the DCC webring then check out the "Creating with Joy" blog @ for ongoing inspiration throughout the year.  There's also a Facebook page @, so please "Like" us....   Enjoy!  Y'all come back now.......

Yours truly,
Julie :)


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