2 Free fiesta themed SVG files for your cinco de mayo crafting! Fiesta til siesta and let’s taco bout it! Download and use for cute kids shirts!
If taco tuesday is a must at your house or you’re gearing up to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, these free fiesta themed SVG files are perfect for your crafting! To run with the ‘Fiesta!’ theme, I designed these two hand lettered cut files: Fiesta ’til Siesta and Let’s Taco ’bout it.
This Fiesta til Siesta design would have been SO perfect to put on a baby onesie as a gift for the mama at this fiesta themed baby shower! That is still one of my fave baby showers ever.
Okay… back to the SVG files! When my girl saw these fiesta designs, she asked if she could have a shirt made out of them. I can’t seem to say no to her. And really, what better model could I ask for to show you these files? ;)
Every time we go shopping lately, I am buying plain shirts to add some fun designs onto for her. I don’t blog about them all because who has the time (we’ve done a unicorn, firetruck, lamb and I’ve promised a castle).
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And I made the babe one this time around too- but can I just tell you how hard it is to get a photo of a baby that is on the move ALL. THE. TIME. They may be a bit blurry, but they’re cute… right?!
Since I’m pretty basic with my crafting most of the time, I don’t pull these out too often… which means it took a bit of playing to get the settings quite right. I thought I’d give a few tips on these different materials in this post! If you go allll the way to the bottom of this post, you’ll see my style of crafting. Basic black and white is my jam… even for a fiesta! LOL
If you are looking for tips on how to take an SVG file and cut it out… you can check out this post right here for details on that. Just keep in mind that you need to click that check box to mirror your image when you are cutting out heat transfer material.
If you’re totally new to SVGs and you want to know the difference between those and regular old images? Check out this ‘how to upload any kind of image to Cricut’ post!
Okay… so tips, tips! These designs are super easy to cut out with the Cricut– no issues there. But once they’re cut, I have some thoughts on these materials!
The stripflock heat transfer vinyl I’ve worked with a little bit before and I really do love how soft it is. I’ve used it for pillows and some tees and have been really, really happy with it for other applications. Like this shirt or these pillows or these bags.
I’ve found that it definitely needs more time that is suggested under the heat, even with a Cricut Easy Press. I also learned that it’s NOT great for stretchy material.
Regular HTV has enough give in it that even though it’s not make for stretchy materials like baby onesies… it works. And doesn’t peel until after about 6-10 washes (on a baby onesie, again… stretchy!) if you’re using an iron and twice that with an EasyPress.
BUT stripflock? I got one. The onesie got wet, it stretched taking it off and we had corners peel up. NOT ideal. So I’d definitely only recommend the stripflock on a less stretchy material.
For the glitter heat transfer vinyl, I’d only used it once in the past before (on these shirts) and I could remember that it’s really difficult to see the lines when you’re weeding. With all the texture from the glitter, the lines blend in so well so weeding (especially intricate details) can be a pain.
Using a light pad (like the Cricut Bright Pad) is a great way to see those lines really clearly! Just make sure you bend the material a little bit and the light will shine through the material to show you where it’s been cut.
Other than that- it’s really easy to work with and doesn’t seem to behave much differently than regular iron on material. I love that it’s warm peel (you can peel the backing off while it’s still hot) because I’m so impatient!
Well, those are my tips for you! Now… let’s get you those two free fiesta themed SVG files!
HOW TO DOWNLOAD THese free fiesta themed svg files
To download these ‘let’s taco ’bout it’ and ‘fiesta til siesta’ free SVG files, all you need to do is enter your email below and have them sent to your inbox. When you click the confirm button on the email you receive, it will open the file directly.
Some browsers will start download immediately, others you’ll need to right click and save. Both designs are combined into one layered SVG file for simplicity. The SVG file is uploaded as a compressed folder. Double click the zipped/compressed folder to ‘unzip’ it and see your SVG file. Once it’s in your downloads folder, you can upload it to your Cricut Design Space, Silhouette Studio or whatever cutting machine software you are using.
These fiesta themed SVG files are free for personal use. Think making projects for yourself, your classroom or as gifts.
If you use this SVG to create something amazing… I would SO love to see! You can tag me @colleenpastoor on Instagram or shoot me an email colleen(at)lemonthistle(dot)com!
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