DIY: Personalized Pet Stocking

Tis the season to get crafty! For this week’s project we decided to take Heat Transfer Vinyl to personalize a stocking for some of our Pro World pets!

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You Need

To Make

-Take your blank stocking and measure the space that you have available

-Open your design software, pick your favorite font, check your cut settings, reverse your design, and click cut

-Weed your design and warm up your heat press

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-Press your stocking and peel off the carrier tape, because you are done

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All that’s left to do now is fill the stocking with your furry family member’s favorite treats!

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Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday Specials!

Today, we are thankful for you, our customers!

We appreciate your support which has kept us going strong for over forty years.  Your creativity inspires us each day and we are grateful for all of your feedback and suggestions. We love hearing about the successes in your business ventures.  Keep sharing your thoughts and your projects with us. . .we always enjoy seeing what you are up to!

Enjoy this special day with your family and friends. And don’t forget to check out our Black Friday specials! We are offering:

3X PW Reward Points
10% off all vinyl
10% off all starter packages
Free US Ground Shipping on any order over $59 (normally $129)

Our Black Friday specials are currently active and will stay active until Monday, November 28 at 11:59pm ET.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Custom Rhinestone Transfers

Are you looking to kick up your fundraising a notch? Want your dancers or cheerleaders to sparkle even more?  Or maybe you would like to add some bling to your designs? Our custom rhinestone transfers are perfect for creating one-of-a-kind designs! 

custom-rhinestone-transfersWant to get started creating your own custom rhinestone transfer? Here is what you need to know!

Our custom rhinestone transfers have a required minimum of 25 pieces with stones available in a variety of colors. Proofs are available when you pay for your order and we’ll assist in your art set up. All orders are shipped within 2 weeks after the artwork is approved and the order has been placed.

Our transfers are so easy to use. To apply a custom rhinestone transfer, set your heat press to 327 degrees and press for 10 seconds. Then peel it off warm to cold. – That’s it! 

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Want to make your own rhinestone or sequin heat transfer? Visit us at PW Custom, for more details about our custom rhinestone transfers, and details on submitting your artwork.

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(image credit to Amy Tangerine)

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Holiday Hostess Gift – Sublimation on Coasters

Winter is coming… which means, so are the holidays! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, most of us are going to be traveling to a friend or family member’s house to celebrate (and eat as much turkey as our bellies can hold). With sublimation, it is so easy to create a unique gift to show some gratitude to your favorite hostess.

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Instead of giving a bottle of wine, why not give a bottle of wine with a side of personalized coasters? Coasters are a practical gift, and you can never have enough- especially when hosting a party. We grabbed a few of our hardboard cork coasters off the shelves, and jumped into Photoshop to start designing!

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Since the coasters are 3.75″ round, I created each image in Photoshop at 4″ square – to allow enough ‘bleed’ room for the design. We went with simple snowflake designs, but you can also get really creative with different sayings, personalize each one with names, or even use photos. Once the designs were created, I ganged them onto a file sized at 8.5×11″ to save paper, mirrored the image, and printed to our Virtuoso Sg400 sublimation printer. Side note:  I brightened up the colors after taking the above photo, and before printing. I decided that I wanted to go for a brighter vibe instead of the grey/blue that you see pictured.

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Once the designs were printed and cut apart, I taped each one to it’s coaster using thermal tape, and pressed them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 60 seconds under a TransPro 15×15 heat press. Make sure that when you lay the coasters down, the paper side is facing up (cork side down), and you cover those bad boys with a non stick sheet! After the time was up, I made sure to put on my protective gloves before peeling the paper off, since the coasters were extremely hot.
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And voila! Just tie this set up with a little ribbon, add a bottle of wine, and you’re ready to go party. Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram and show us your projects with the hashtag #proworld or #proworldinc
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Customize Glass with Adhesive Vinyl

With the holidays less than 2 months away we wanted to help you get a jump on holiday crafting with a quick and inexpensive hostess gift. . .one that will be around long after your company leaves! It can be used as a cutting board for small items, a trivet for hot pans, or even as a decoration.

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You Need:

Step 1- Design your image.

Since your design will be applied to the underside of your glass trivet/cutting board you need to flip your design horizontally.

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Step 2- Check your cut settings, and your design measurements. Once everything is set properly, click cut!

Step 3- Carefully weed your design, and apply your transfer tape.

Step 4- Clean the underside of the glass cutting board with rubbing alcohol. Once dry, apply your design!

Step 5-  Put your customized trivet into a gift bag because you are done!

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Heat Transfer Vinyl- What’s All The Fuss About?

Heat transfer vinyl is fun to use and gives you a lot of options. Looking for a personalized gift or a shirt for a specific occasion? You can easily make it yourself with some heat transfer vinyl and the right tools.

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Heat transfer vinyl can be used on any material that you can safely iron. In order for the heat transfer vinyl to adhere you need to have your heat press on a high setting, so be sure that it is a material that can stand the heat.

Once your project material is ready, it’s time to create your design. Once you have your design sized, be sure to flip it into a mirror image so that it will face the correct way once complete.

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Then, prepare your vinyl for cutting. Be sure the width of your vinyl is sized for your machine and then load it with the backing of the heat transfer vinyl facing up. Start with the default cut settings for the type of heat transfer you are using and do a test cut. Once you see how it handles the material, you can adjust your settings accordingly. Just be aware that the cuts may be hard to see, but by holding your design to the light or bending it just slightly you will be able to find your design.

Once you have your design cut, it’s time to weed it. Start by trimming around the design if there is extra around the edges. Then, peel off the negative space or any parts of the design that you don’t want to have applied (like the inside of any letters). When you’re done, your design will be ready to transfer.

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Before transferring, be sure your design is arranged correctly. If you designed and cut all of the pieces spaced as you want them, then you should be able to place the design on as one piece. But, if you compacted parts of the design to save space while cutting, cut out the separate elements and place them where you want them. Also be sure to trim the backing close to the design so that none of it ends up under other parts of the transfer.

Once everything is in place it’s time to press! Be sure to read the specific directions for your heat transfer vinyl. When layering multiple heat transfer vinyl colors be sure to use a teflon sheet over any vinyl that no longer has the carrier paper protecting it.

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For more tips and a diverse selection of heat transfer vinyl, visit our website, http://www.proworldinc.com/ and pin this handy infographic! 

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Are you ready to start crafting? Have fun and remember to submit your projects for us to see by tagging us on Instagram at #proworld or #proworldinc

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Increase your business with Heat Transfers

Did you know that Pro World stocks thousands of pre-designed stock Heat Transfers? Transfer types range from screen print, rhinestone, solar, sequins, mixed media and more! Read on to see how Heat Transfers can help you increase your business!

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What are Heat Transfers?

Heat Transfers are images on a transfer release paper that allow for you to produce quality items quickly.  Here at Pro World we sell thousands of heat transfers! You can purchase screen printed transfers, rhinestone/stud transfers, glitter transfers, solar transfers, glow in the dark transfers and you even have the ability to design your own custom heat transfers!

It is so simple a shirt can be made in under 15 seconds!

Just lay it on your garment, press it with your heat press according to the instructions listed online, and peel the release paper. It’s that easy!

The advantage to using Heat Transfers with your custom business is the ability to create quality garments quickly! With speed on your side you can create 2-4 shirts a minute depending on the type of transfer you’re printing – which is ideal for bulk orders or when you are preparing for a selling event.

Take a look at all of your options:

Screen Printed Transfers

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Add some bling with Rhinestone Transfers

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Or some sparkle with Sequin Transfers
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See colors change with Solar Transfers

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You can even add letters with Screen Printed Transfers or Rhinestone Transfers!

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Mixed Media Transfers offer a combination of screen print, sparkles, and/or rhinestones

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Personalize your garment by adding vinyl around your Transfers

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Or, create Custom Heat Transfers at PW Custom.

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Your options are endless! View all of our Heat Transfers on our website!

 

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Vinyl on a Hair Bow

Today we have a quick and easy DIY project that is sure to make you cheer! Did you know that you can add vinyl to a hair bow? You sure can! By following these simple steps, the possibilities are endless.

You Need:

To create your own spirit day bow you should first measure the tail of your bow, and size your design to fit it. Reverse your design, and send it to your cutting machine.
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 Weed the excess vinyl from your design, and then simply use your heat press to apply.
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 Peel the transfer tape and you are done!
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 Voila! 
Are you going to design your own hair bow? We want to see!  Tag us by using the #proworldinc or by tagging us at @proworldinc
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9 Vinyl Halloween Projects

Are you looking for Halloween inspiration?

Well then, you are in luck… because today we are sharing 9 different Halloween projects from some of our favorite bloggers! Get your cutting machine ready… because you are going to want to start crafting as soon as you see what our blogging buddies made.

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Ribbons & Glue used vinyl to add spooky decorations to her stairs.

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Mama Cheaps turned Dollar Store Bottles into Spooky Party Decorations!

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We love Daze Knights Rhianna/Halloween inspired pillow!
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Finnegan and the Hughes made some sweet Halloween shirts.. one even glows!
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We love this Mason Jar Halloween Luminary that Mama Cheaps made using adhesive vinyl!
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A Diamond In The Stuff made a spooky witch’s scroll for her door!
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Your little pumpkin will be the cutest in the bunch with this DIY onesie from Practically Functional!
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You need to see how Mama Cheaps personalized dollar store bags for Trick or Treating!

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Head to Terri Johnson Creates to download a free jack-o-lantern cut file!

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We want to see your Halloween creations! Tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #proworldinc to share your creepy and cute projects.

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Glow In The Dark Halloween Towels

With October sneaking up on us, it is the perfect time to try our Siser Glow in the Dark heat transfer vinyl! Today we are going to show you how we cut two spooky designs and applied them to kitchen towels to add some fright to the kitchen!

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Want to create a Glow in the Dark towel for yourself?  You would need:

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First, you need to design your image, then load your heat transfer vinyl, flip your image, and cut! Since the glow in the dark HTV is part of the Siser EasyWeed product line, it cuts and applies like a dream!

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Once your design is finished cutting… it is time to weed your design and pre-heat your heat press.

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Now you can press your design onto your towel at 305F for 10 seconds.

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Peel the carrier sheet from your design because you are done!

And if you are short on time, but need some Halloween images that have already been created… we have you covered! Go to the “Heat Transfer” tab on our website to find over 40+ Halloween heat transfer designs ranging from screen printed to rhinestones, and even some glow in the dark!

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