Monday, February 11, 2008

Cricut Cut for V-Day and a few altered mailboxes

So Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I haven't had too much time to play lately...it seems that I have had a lot going on but I wanted to share a few things that I was able to quickly make up in a few hours.

I picked up these ever so popular mailboxes in the dollar section at target about a month ago and I just haven't had the time to do anything with them.

At the beginning of the month I received my awesome Scrapstreet kit club kit (if you currently don't get the scrapstreet.com kit...you should! They are amazing!!!) and wouldn't you know it but it was filled with some yummy v-day goodies...the papers in this kit were from Sandylion...it's been a while since I have played with anything from them...and these papers were a lot of fun!

Here are the mailboxes finished...I made one for each of my kiddos...I was going to put their name on the front...but knowing my kids they would for sure want to have someone else's...so this way I will let them chose as the goodies inside the box are the same :)




So I haven't played with vinyl in a while...and I was in the mood to make a 12x12 tile for Valentine’s Day.

For those of you that would like to duplicate this here is the "cut" for this title.
http://www.mediafire.com/?1d0zdthwdyn

Supplies needed:

1. Cricut Expression
2. 12x12 mat
3. Vinyl (I picked up some from my local sign shop...they sell me their scraps for next to nothing...you can't beat it!)
4. For the cut I used printing press and Plantin Schoolbook cartridges.
5. Vinyl Transfer tape or contact paper

With your vinyl cut it to fix your 12x12 mat and load it into your cricut machine. Turn your setting down to the min. pressure so that it doesn't cut through the back of your vinyl.

After it is done cutting remove it from your machine and carefully "weed" out all of the extra vinyl leaving your frame and "be mine" down onto the vinyl sheet.

Then cut cover your design with transfer tape/contact paper and take a pampered chef scrapper and rub on the back grid side of your vinyl so you are moving your vinyl design to stick onto your transfer paper.

Remove grid backing (or the vinyl backing) now that it is stuck to your transfer tape.

Carefully line up your design so it is even with your tile and place down. Take your scrapper again and lightly scrap your design so that it releases from your transfer tape. (note if you are using contact paper...try to rub lightly as it is slightly more sticky then transfer tape and might leave a reside on your design.)

That's it...you are done! Enjoy your V-day tile!

Oh...and here is mine :)

6 comments:

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

Very cute little mailboxes Jennifer - your kiddos will love them! And I wanted to THANK YOU again for my BE MINE even if I did ruin my "B" LOL

Spinkeeshy said...

So Stinkin' Cute! Where were you to inspire me when my kids were little and didn't give me the eye roll whenever i make them something like this now? *giggle*

That Kit is Fabulous and you have done it justice girlfriend!! Awesome Awesome job!

Annette said...

Jen,

Lovin' your mailboxes & the tile is amazing!!! Gorgeous! You truly are the "Craftin' Mama!"

Lesli said...

Hey Jen - great ideas!!! I love to see your creativity at work!!!

Nicole said...

adorable!!

Lesli said...

Hey MS. Jen - thanks for stopping by my blog. I sure miss chattin with you - I hope all is well!!!