To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros (the original game was released in 1985!) I created an adorable DIY Super Mario 35th Anniversary shirt using my Silhouette Cameo and transfer paper. I’ll show you exactly how I created the t-shirt so you can make your own! The best part is that you can do so much with transfer paper – you can create any t-shirt you want.
I’m a huge Super Mario Bros. fan and was so excited to play some of my favorite Mario Bros. games from my childhood. Nintendo released Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a collection of three Super Mario games, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. You get all 3 games!
Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Optimized versions of 3D Mario games Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy are available now on Nintendo Switch in one package. In addition to having higher resolutions than their original versions, the games have been optimized for a smooth gameplay experience on Nintendo Switch. Super Mario 3D All-Stars also includes an in-game music-player mode to play the music and songs from all three games. Players can also listen to music on their Nintendo Switch systems when the screen is off. A limited production of Super Mario 3D All-Stars launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch family of systems on Sept. 18 and will be available until approximately March 31, 2021.
DIY Super Mario 35th Anniversary Shirt
- Open the images that you will be printing. If your image has a background use the Trace Panel to remove it. You will have to do this for each image. If the image is a png (transparent background) you will still use the Trace Panel but use the Outline feature. You will have to do the outline for any type of image as this will tell the Silhouette Cameo where to cut around the image. We are essentially doing a "Print and Cut".
- Go to Page Setup to add the Registration Marks - you will have to fit your images into an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper as that is the size of the Image Transfer Paper. Arrange the images on the screen to fit inside the registration marks. Be sure that the images have cut lines around them.
- Send the images to print. Be sure the Image Transfer Paper is loaded correctly. Once printed place the image transfer paper on your cutting mat. Load the mat into your cutting machine. Once it detects the registration marks it will begin cutting your images.
- Weed/Remove your images from the cutting mat and arrange them on your t-shirt. You will have to peel the backing of each image. Place them on the shirt and place a protective sheet on top then with your Cricut EasyPress or iron press down on the image. It should only need a few seconds. Repeat the process for each image. (I did mine one by one to ensure I don't accidentally mess up!).
- You are done! Admire your new DIY shirt!
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