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How to Heat Press Glitter, Holographic, and StripFlock to Cardstock

Bust your scrap stash by combining a bit of scrapbooking with HTV decorations! Glitter, Holographic, and StripFlock add dimension and interest to cardstock so you can create custom gift tags, cards, and more.

Adding flair to your cardstock projects just got easier! Use your craft cutter to create gift tags, cards, and so much more with sparkly glitter, shimmery Holographic, and fuzzy StripFlock HTV!
A scrapbookers dream! Did you know you can apply Siser HTV to cardstock? Use your Cricut Explore Air or other craft cutter to make one of a kind paper crafts. Visit siserblog.com to learn how!

Acid free cardstock for heat transfer vinyl crafting

1.Start by picking out your cardstock. Make sure to grab two of whatever you pick. One to use as a test and one to use for the real deal. I had success when applying on the acid free cardstock I’m using, but it’s best to do a test press on an extra piece to be sure you’ll have similar results.

2. Next, choose your design and heat transfer vinyl. While other Siser HTV can be applied to cardstock, Glitter, Holographic, and StripFlock will give you the best results. The thickness and finish of these materials hide any small imperfections or wrinkling that can be noticeable with thinner materials.

3. Cut your cardstock and your vinyl. I used the Cricut Explore Air to cut both materials. I set the smart dial to “Light Cardstock” to cut out some cardstock gift tags. I also used this setting to cut Holographic. Then I cut Glitter and StripFlock­ with the Iron On+ setting.

Cutting Christmas cardstock on the Cricut Explore Air.

Cardstock gift tags ready to be decorated with HTV

 

 

 

 

 

4. Weed the cut HTV. Weeding is removing the vinyl that’s not a part of your design. So all the little bits inside of letters and the HTV that surround your have to go. Using a tool like the Siser Weeder helps this process.

Weeding crystal Holographic HTV with the Siser Weeder

Weeding crystal Holographic with the Siser Weeder

5. Heat Application! The standard settings can be found on the Siser website or the Siser North America App. However, I used a lower temperature than usual to prevent scorched paper. Also, because this craft won’t be laundered, a lower temp isn’t going to harm its durability.

How to Heat Press Siser Glitter to Cardstock

Time: 15 seconds Temperature: 305°F Pressure: Firm

  1. Place the HTV transfer where you like it on the cardstock.
  2.  Cover everything with a heat transfer cover sheet.
  3.  Press for 15 seconds.
  4.  Peel the clear carrier warm.
Covering the cardstock and HTV with a heat transfer cover sheet before pressing

Step 2

Peel the carrier from Glitter while it's warm

Step 4

DIY Christmas gift tag with cardstock and heat transfer vinyl

How to Heat Press Holographic to Cardstock

Time: 15 seconds Temperature: 305°F Pressure: Firm

  1. Place the HTV transfer where you like it on the cardstock.
  2.  Cover everything with a heat transfer cover sheet.
  3.  Press for 15 seconds.
  4.  Peel the clear carrier when it’s cold.

Place the Holographic HTV in the center of the gift tag. Peeling Holographic's carrier when it's cold.

 

 

DIY Christmas snowflake gift tag with heat transfer vinyl and cardstock

How to Heat Press StripFlock to Cardstock

Time: 15 seconds Temperature: 305°F Pressure: Firm

  1. Place the HTV where you like it on the cardstock.
  2.  Cover everything with a heat transfer cover sheet.
  3.  Press for 5 seconds per layer (15 seconds for 1 layer designs)
  4.  Peel the carrier cold.

How to layer StripFlock on cardstock with a heat press

DIY poinsettia Christmas card with StripFlock decorations

Do you recognize this poinsettia? I revamped the sunflower from my DIY Faux Necklace Dolman Sleeve Top in Cricut Design Space to create the Christmas flower!

What will you make with cardstock and heat transfer vinyl? Party decorations, greeting cards, and scrapbooking are just a few of the possibilities! Tag your creations with #SiserNA and we might give you a shout out!

By | 2017-02-27T12:52:50+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Crafters|0 Comments

About the Author:

Lily is Siser's go-to crafter. Her ideas and abilities to incorporate HTV into her projects is inspiring. While relatively new to Heat Transfer Vinyl, Lily has embraced the methods and materials and delivers creative content week after week!

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