Wednesday, November 24, 2010

HoneyBee Showcase - Vinyl Projects

Welcome to our HoneyBee Showcase today! Here are our vinyl projects created by following the tutorial BettyBee gave us in our Monday Motivational...

This project was really fast!
I have cut vinyl once before, but it was a while ago, so I just followed Betty Bee's tutorial and voila! Easy peasy!
OUT FOR PUBLICATION!!! :)

Recipe:
Jars from Michaels
Cuttlebug
Cricut
Vinyl: EAD Designs™ (of course!)
Cartridges: Straight from the Nest™, Cake Basics™
Embossed felt from Michaels
Card Stock: Paper Trey Ink: Ripe Avocado and Spring Moss™
Embossing folder: Perfectly Paisley™
Scissors
Adhesive: Glue Arts Perma Tac™
Ribbon: Paper Trey Ink Perfect Match in Ripe Avocado -Saddle Stitch™

Pop on over to my blog for instructions. :)

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For my project I made a Family Home Evening board. I placed the vinyl lettering on a metal sheet so that I could make indiviual names. The names are printed on paper and glued to the backs of clear pebbles. Then I glued magnets to the back of them.. It also a great idea for chore charts.

I can't wait to see what you create!
Huggles,
Wanda

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Betty, thank you for your easy-breezy tutorial. I have never worked with vinyl until now and I love it :)
After reading Betty's Monday Motivation tutorial, I headed for Michael's. I found this wood board ($5.99). The only Cricut Cuttables adhesive-backed 3 mil vinyl they had in stock was hot pink. I headed to JoAnn's, where they had every color available. I chose this chocolate brown vinyl ($9.99) and a crackle finish ($1.99). I painted my board with buttercrunch acrylic paint and sponged with antique white acrylic paint. I applied the crackle finish after the paint had dried, then distressed with chocolate chip ink by SU. I cut the letters and numbers on my cricut using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge (3" for the name and 1" for the date.) I used painter's tape to remove the vinyl letters from the adhesive backing to keep them lined up. Great tip, Betty!
I am HoneyBee June Houck. Buzz over to your local craft or hardware store for this easy project...I think it makes a great gift!

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It was time for me to make a new wall plaque for my craft room and decided now would be the time and use the vinyl technique. I found a frame on sale at Michaels that I knew would work perfectly. The frame is a 10 x 13 so I had to think of how using my 12x12 paper would work. After covering the background with DCWV cardstock, I added a flower border to disguise the added cardstock.

Using Design Studio, I welded my letters from the Songbird cartridge and cut at 2 3/4 inches. Using painters type to transfer onto the glass worked really well. I just had to lift a small section of the first letter to get it started. Before I removed the tape, I used my fingers to make sure the vinyl had a good hold to the glass. The saying was done with the computer and popped on the glass.

Now it was time to add a pretty corner border. Keeping with my fun color scheme of pink and orange, my project was not completed.


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Hope everyone has checked out this week’s Monday Motivation. We are using our Cricut and vinyl today on our projects. I am a little new at the vinyl, but decided to make a plaque for my kitchen. I used the Cricut cartridges Lyrical Letters and George Basic Shape. The first thing I did was cover my plaque with Weathered Wood and Peeled Paint from Ranger then added the letters. Lastly, I glued on the wooden embellishments at the bottom.

That is it for me today. See you Friday for our weekly chit chat and I hope all of our USA friends have a fantastic Thanksgiving with your families. Please say a little prayer for our Queen Bee who is having some health problems right now.







5 comments:

Rosemary said...

Ladies!!..I love your projects!..

Beth said...

Gorgeous work my friends love each and every project.

Meda said...

Wow, Betty, I love what you have done to the place!

Court said...

Beautifully done, ladies! :)

June Houck said...

I can't wait to make some more vinyl projects; I love the inspiration here, HoneyBees :)