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Thursday, February 19, 2009

No Soliciting Signs

Just a new set of signs I've made! Cut files are in the right hand column

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Some new welcome signs

I've been making some new WELCOME signs. I think they would make great hostess gifts. I used the precut oval plaques form the Dollar Tree, covered them in vinyl and put my saying on. The cut files are in the right hand column. I put gromets in the pre cut holes and glued them in. They are hanging by leather cording.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

How to use transfer paper

There are always lots of question on how to use transfer paper with vinyl. I use cheap clear contact paper in place of the transfer paper, but it is the same method.

Once you cut the design you want, pull away only the vinyl you do NOT want to appear on your final project, leaving only your design on the vinyl backing paper. Then apply the sticky side of the contact paper (clear) to the colored side of the vinyl, rub each letter or image - using a credit card helps. Then peel the paper vinyl backing away from the contact paper. Your vinyl image will be stuck to the contact paper. Now place your vinyl image where you want it, rub the vinyl part once more and then gently peel away the contact paper and the image is where you want it. Hope this helps!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A vinyled handbag?

Yup, I added a vinyl design to my microfiber purse - crazy huh!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Personalized Balloons

Hey check this out. I personalized balloons with vinyl. I just used the transfer paper method (I use contact paper for transfer paper). There are so many options for this. Great for schools and fundraisers - men, women and children! I put the letters on after the balloon was blown up.