Friday, November 22, 2013

Vinyl Ventures

I have stayed away from venturing into vinyl with my crafting. Why? Because I thought it would be difficult and too much trouble.  Last year I made a few ornaments with vinyl but didn't know what the heck I was doing and had no idea what transfer tape was (!) so did it a really difficult way and said..."uh...this is NOT for me!".

Fast forward to Pinterest viewing and lots of videos showing how easy it is to work with.  I also found, through some recommendations, a great source for vinyl which is Expressions Vinyl with great prices, lightning fast shipping and good customer service.  So I placed an order and have been slowly venturing into the world of vinyl.

Here is my first project and I am thrilled with the way it turned out.  The Santa as well as the "Believe" phrase are from the Silhouette just basically cut them out with a die cut machine...mine is the Silhouette Cameo, of course, and then slap it on your surface.  My surface of choice was a glass block from Hobby Lobby.  When finished... you stuff it with lights, tie a bow around and call it FINISHED!  And it does have the wow factor, in my opinion.


I'm happy.

Look how pretty the phrase cut out:

I'm going to give one to my daughter and one to my future daughter in law when they come for our family Thanksgiving meal on Sunday.  I know they will love them!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Wow. Your BFF here wants one from you. The swirls on the Santa are just wonderful and lighted up that is a reeal decor piece.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. that is just the cutest! I have worked with vinyl a little and love it!


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