Monday, May 3, 2010

Craftiness

This tube of vinyl came in the mail a few weeks ago.mailing tube Last week, I finally got my cricut out and tried cutting some vinyl.

Cricut
It was SUPER easy to do!
I made this K for my car with outdoor vinyl.
Vinyl K And I made this {SUPER} cute number 6 for my candle holder that was in desperate need of a makeover.
Vinyl 6 There are so many other crafty vinyl ideas floating around in my head and waiting to be discovered on the internet.
*walls*
*lampshades*
*vases*
*plates*
I think I just opened up a 'big can of craftiness worms'!

What kind of crafts do you like to do with vinyl?


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25 comments:

MamaMonki said...

Did you have to use a different blade to cut the vinyl? I have a cricut but I haven't braved vinyl yet.

Kelli said...

I love the K on your car...adorable. I haven't tried vinyl on the Cricut yet...Do you need a different blade?

heidi said...

Looks like you're having fun! I don't, uh, craft. I was born without that gene. :-) But I enjoy looking at YOUR crafts! LOL

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

Cool! I got a silhouette a few weeks ago. I have vinyl, but not the transfer tape. When it comes in I can't wait to get going. Love the car monogram! =)

Miller Racing Family said...

For Christmas this year, we took title leftover from our kitchen and put cute sayings on them. We finally got a little stand and we were done. I think we had about $5 invested in a super cute Christmas gifts. We have also made both the ladybugs, dragonflies and butterflies for Lila's room out of vinyl.
Hope you have a ball with the vinyl, you are right the options are endless.
Have a great day!

Jenny said...

That is awesome! I have not ever tried one of those machines. They seem pretty amazing!

Carrie said...

Ooooo...really cute! I've never tried vinyl or even thought about it! I love the six...you are so crafty! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

Kmama said...

Very cool!! The coolest thing I ever saw was someone who made a personalized cookie jar for a shower gift for someone by putting a saying on it using vinyl. It was so neat!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Love that. My friend Jen does some great things with Vinyl and her cricut. You don't need any help with ideas...you are the queen of ideas. For real. I learn from you:)

{Kimber} said...

love the K and I am SOOOO lusting after the Cricut now...I drooled on it at Hobby Lobby Saturday :)

Darcie said...

I can't say that I have done any crafts with vinyl, but I will say that I can't wait to see what you and your worms come up with. ;-)

Dee said...

oh now I want a circut!

We 2 Bees said...

Super cute! I haven't tried vinyl, but now I think I'm going to have too!

amanda said...

LOVE IT!!
i love using vinyl to make signs for people. i buy signs at hobby lobby, spray paint over the design, and then use vinyl to make the sign. they make great baby and wedding gifts.
i've also bought a ton of plates to vinyl on.
can't wait to see what you do!

craftykat said...

I haven't used the transfer tape with the vinyl- I could see how with bigger designs, phrases, and such it would be helpful, but for what I've done with it, I didn't find it necessary. I didn't need a different blade with it- it's thin, not like chipboard. The directions that came with my vinyl from Oh My Vinyl say to use low pressure to cut it- it needs just enough pressure to cut through the vinyl and not the paper backing. "Use setting #2 on the original Cricut. Use low pressure on the Create and Expressions machines. Make sure the paper saver mode is off. If your machine allows you to create a text box around the words then use this setting." There are so many fun ways to use vinyl- a friend of mine has used it on mirrors and signs primarily, but another friend is using it on her girls' bedroom walls...

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

awww... the beloved cricut!!! i borrowed one from a friend once and fell head over heels. one day i will own one! the vinyl is awesome... can't wait to see everything you make!

Wild and Precious said...

so neat! i bet you can do all sorts of wonders with that!!

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Alicia said...

You're too cute! I can't wait to see all that you use the vinyl for!!

Bridget said...

I wasn't gifted with the crafting gene but I love seeing other people's finished products. :D

Myya said...

I would have NEVER thought to do either of those... I am just without the crafty gift.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Do you have the smaller Cricut that cuts the 6x12 paper? That's what I have (older version), but I haven't tried cutting vinyl with it yet. Did you use the Cricut brand vinyl?

Brittany said...

I love decorating with vinyl decals! I always suggest it to my friends and family who live in apartments that they cannot paint. They can really add interest to a room... never tried cutting them myself though... lol
Thanks for sharing!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I'm so jealous that you have a vinyl cutter. Have fun with it!


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concretenprimroses said...

I love the K for your car, I may have to try that. My dd loves the bumper sticker: Caution: Blonde Thinking. She can't find another so I may make her one.

I'm making plant labels for the garden using out door vinyl. (my most recentl blog post).

I have also used the vinyl as a stencil then painted my initials on a shopping bag.

Have fun. (I have a Graftec robocutter that gets data from my computer.)

Kathy

Kerri said...

Just wondering where you bought your vinyl from? Looks like you got a LOT of it!

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