How to Heat Press Siser® Heat Transfer Vinyl on 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. Pick 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. Choose Design and HTV

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 Cardstock and HTV

I used the Cricut Explore Air to cut both materials.

Cutting Christmas cardstock on the Cricut Explore Air.

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.

Cardstock gift tags ready to be decorated with HTV

 

4. Weed Heat Transfer Vinyl

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 time, temperature, and pressure settings can be found on the Siser website or the Siser North America App. However, if you discover your paper is heat sensitive, you could lower the temperature and increase your pressing time. Since this craft won’t be laundered, a lower temp isn’t going to harm its durability.

 

How to Heat Press Siser Glitter HTV on Cardstock

Time: 15 seconds Temperature: 320°F Pressure: Firm

DIY Christmas gift tag with cardstock and heat transfer vinyl

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

Peel the carrier from Glitter while it's warm
 

How to Heat Press Holographic HTV on Cardstock

Time: 15 seconds Temperature: 320°F Pressure:Medium

DIY Christmas snowflake gift tag with heat transfer vinyl and cardstock

  1. Place the HTV where you like it on the cardstock.
  2. Cover everything with a heat transfer cover sheet.
  3.  Press for 15 seconds

Place the Holographic HTV in the center of the gift tag.

4. Peel the clear carrier when it’s cold.

Peeling Holographic's carrier when it's cold.

 

How to Heat Press StripFlock HTV on Cardstock

Time: 15 seconds Temperature: 320°F Pressure: Medium

DIY poinsettia Christmas card with StripFlock decorations

  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 StripFlock’s carrier cold. (new StripFlock® Pro can be peeled hot!)

How to layer StripFlock on cardstock with a heat press

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!