Free Friendly Jack-O-Lantern Cut File

Free Friendly Jack-o-lantern Cut file

I love celebrating Halloween with my grandsons!  But because all of my guys are little, I don’t like things too scary.  When I was asked to participate in the Pro World Halloween Challenge, I knew that  this friendly Jack-O-Lantern design would be just the thing!  Friendly Jack-O-LanternThe products from Siser NA that we were sent to work with are some of my favorite! — Both the Glow in the Dark HTV and the Black Glitter.   But, with this file, the challenge was going to be layering — so you follow along the instructions in putting this happy guy together!  Because all of the black in this design is Siser Glitter HTV, nothing can be layered on top of it.  But, I wanted the Glow in the Dark vinyl to be peeking out through his smiling face.

So, when you open the design, it will look like this:

Separated Jack-o-Lantern

The orange, yellow & green are all regular Siser HTV, and so they can be layered.  The black is the Glitter HTV, and while you can layer it on top of other things, you can’t layer other vinyl on top of the glitter.  So, I cut out the center of the orange pumpkin, in order to reduce some of the bulk from the design. First, I duplicated the design – so that I had another complete copy.   And then I reduced the bulk by subtracting the yellow circle from the orange.

Modify Pumpkin

Now, I went back to my duplicate design & did a small offset (1.5mm) of the yellow oval, so that it was just a teeny bit bigger than the opening we just cut out.  Remember – before cutting – that this is Heat Transfer Material & is cut from the back — so you must Flip Horizontally before cutting.

So, when you layer your htv, you will lay down the vinyl in this order:

  • Yellow (or glow in the dark) HTV – Only tack it for 2 seconds & remove the Carrier sheet.
  • Orange HTV – begin careful not to leave any gaps between the orange & the glow in the dark (yellow).  Again for 2 seconds –> Remove the Carrier sheet
  • Black Glitter HTV  (and I added the green stem at this point, too) – and this time a full 10-15 seconds

When mixing media like this (Glitter & Easy Weed), it isn’t necessary to adjust the temperature between the two materials, but just find a happy medium.  So, I set mine on 310-315 degrees.  But, be SURE TO ALWAYS use the Teflon press sheet for each layer!

To learn more about layering Heat Transfer Vinyl — and get another free design file — Check out my Valentine post on layering HTV.

There  you have it!  I made a burlap table runner with this design — Would love to see what you decide to make with it!!

Download the free cut file here! 

Thanks to Pro World for putting together this fun Halloween blog hop!

Until next time –

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