Posts Tagged ‘Cricut Vinyl’
Welcome Cricut Fans! It’s Juliana Michaels! I have a fun little up-cycle/recycle project to share with you today to create a fun treat container for your perfect pooch! My husband and I have recently made friends with some sweet neighbors who have dogs. So now when we want a dog fix, we know where to go! LOL!!! With that in mind, I was inspired to create today’s project using my Cricut Expression machine, Cricut Vinyl, and an empty 2lb plus coffee can.
Here is the empty container before I decorated it. I want to say thanks to my Dad for drinking so much coffee and being willing to part with a few of his empty containers. He uses these to store all kinds of things, but was happy to share a few with me for my crafting projects.
I selected images from Create A Critter and Animal Kingdom and then laid out my design in the Cricut Craft Room using the fill mode to select colors. This always helps me decide what colors to use because I can see it before I cut it! I love that!!!
I pre-cut small pieces of the vinyl, just larger than the image to be cut and placed them on my mat in the same place as they are on the Cricut Craft Room cutting mat.
One way to apply small vinyl cuts is to peel back part of the lining to help you place the vinyl on the surface. It worked equally well to peel off all of the lining and put it on just like any sticker. It was very easy to remove the vinyl and replace it on the coffee can surface. However, once you start sticking vinyl on top of vinyl it is not so easy to remove because it sticks more and the vinyl tends to stretch if you are not very careful.
Now that the yellow panels are in place we will begin to decorate the container.
Add your wording first. I wanted the dog images to slightly overlap the words so it is important to put the words on first because it is hard to lift up the dog to get the words underneath without stretching the vinyl as I mentioned above.
Add your dog silhouette.
A great tip I found in adding the top layer for the dog was to peel off the image and then use the scrap lining from the yellow pieces. I placed the dog image just off the edge and then I was able to place it just how I wanted on the black silhouette. I wanted to slightly offset the top layer so this worked perfectly!
Here are some up close images of the dalmatian
and the poodle!
Maybe you don’t have pets either, but this same idea could be used for so many things. These containers are huge and would work well to hold all kinds of crafty, scrappy goodness too! Think how cute these would be decorated to match your scrappy room!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this little workshop!
Designed by: Juliana Michaels
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression Electronic Cutting Machine, Cricut Craft Room
Cricut Cartridges Used: Create A Critter, Animal Kingdom
Other Supplies Used: Cricut Vinyl in Yellow, Peacock Blue, Cotton, Raven, Chocolate, and Latte; Ribbon, Buttons, Twine
It’s summertime and for many of you that means pool parties. Cindy Royal here with a fun invitation to hand out to your guests to be.
I started out with some inexpensive swim goggles that I picked up at my local Dollar Store. I then added vinyl cut letters letting the recipient know it’s a pool party. These can easily be peeled off if your guest wants to use the goggles while at your party.
To add party information, I added a tag shaped card embellished with the super cute bird ready for a swim and party details inside. This was easily done using an invitation sticker from SRM Press.
Don’t you think your guests would love to receive an invitation like this to your Pool Party?
Designed by: Cindy Royal
Cricut Machines: Cricut Craft Room , Cricut Mini, Cuttlebug
Cricut Cartridges: 3 Birds on Parade, Cricut Font & Basic Shapes, Doodlecharms – Life (Cricut Craft Room Exclusive), Kate’s ABC’s, Life is a Beach
Cuttlebug Folder: Nathaniel’s Penwork
Other Supplies: Cricut Vinyl, Cardstock, Patterned Paper (Echo Park Paper), Goggles, Sticker (SRM Press), Ribbon, Button, Glitter Glue, Twine, Googly Eyes, Adhesives
Now that Easter has come and gone, the school year is winding down. April is already half over and May is quickly approaching. National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7th – 11th, so it is time to start thinking of some ways to thank our students’ teachers and make them feel special for their hard work and dedication. Today, I’ve got a quick and easy project that is sure to bring a smile to any teacher’s face. I grabbed up two clear, acrylic clipboards and some vinyl in the kids’ school colors and got busy designing on Cricut Craft Room.
Since I will be creating six of these clipboards, Cricut Craft Room makes it super fast. I can cut out two at a time and be finished in no time. And the vinyl is so east to work with. As you can see, I loaded all three colors onto the mat and then just keep reinserting the same mat each time I cut a different layer. If you’ve never cut with vinyl before, note that the colored side faces up on your cutting mat.
Here are the first two clipboards.
After adding my monogram and polka dots to the clipboard, I tied several pieces of coordinating ribbon onto the clip and then added my tag using baker’s twine. The tag is in the shape of a piece of notebook paper complete with scored lines.
To finish the clipboards off, I plan to wrap them in some cello wrap and curly ribbon. My kiddos are super excited to pass them out to their teachers in a couple of weeks.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my project and that you’ve been inspired to create a quick and easy vinyl project for the special teachers in your life!
Designed By: Aphra Bolyer
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression Machine, Cricut Craft Room
Cricut Cartridges Used: Cricut Craft Room Basics (circles), Songbird (Monogram Initial), Simply Charmed (notebook paper), Cricut Font & Basic Shapes – Digital (“Thanks” phrase)
Other Supplies: Acrylic Clipboards, Cricut Vinyl (Ruby Red, Cotton, Dark Blue), Various lengths of ribbon, Cardstock (red, white), Baker’s Twine , Black journaling pen, Adhesives