Artistic Avenger

Fun with Vinyl

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Quite a while back I got the bulk vinyl sheets from Stampin’ Up! with great intentions to make some wonderful things. Well, it is months later and they are still in the box!

This week we had a big local demonstrator meeting and my group was in charge of demos so I decided to dust the vinyl off and give it a whirl. Much to my surprise, it is super easy to use!

Here are my two projects:

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What I try to do when I do demos is to incorporate some inexpensive items (in this case cello bags and the bulk vinyl) as well as some bigger ticket items (Sizzix Big Shot).

The treat package uses some new products coming in the next catalogue – the Love You Much bundle. I used my Sans Serif alphabet in my Big Shot to make the word “love” . The ornament uses the scallop from the Pennant die and some Holiday Treasures designer paper. I got a bunch of those clear round things at the CK Convention this year (can’t remember from who) and added the word “joy”. These would be such cute tags on a present or on a bottle of wine.

Here is how you use the bulk sheets:

1. First, you’ll notice that there are two different types of sheets that come in the box: the vinyl and the transfer sheet.

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2. Next what you want to do is pick which shape you’d like to cut out and use your Sizzix Big Shot to do that. TIP: make sure the good side of the vinyl is face down on your die!

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3. Now you’ll want to peel back the backing of the transfer sheet and press on your cut out vinyl pieces. TIP: you want to make sure the “good” side of the vinyl is put face down onto the sticky side of the transfer sheet. If you are lining up letters, lie them face up and place the sticky part over it.

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4. Now you need to peel off the backing of the die cut vinyl piece and you are ready to take the transfer sheet to wherever you’d like the design to go!

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I used these snowflakes to decorate my upstairs bathroom in addition to some ribbon and some of those great ornaments from the Country Living Holiday Stamping Kit!

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Another great use for these die cut vinyl pieces would be to decorate glasses of wine for a dinner party or put your guests names on them before they arrive – what a personal touch!

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One thought on “Fun with Vinyl

  1. Awesome! Thanks for sharing the tips!

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