Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Decorations

As the holidays rapidly approach I am finding I have less and less time to craft. I had some what vinyl I wanted to do something with so decided to cut out a bunch of snowflakes and put them on my bathroom mirror and window to help spread the Christmas spirit throughout the house. Using my Gypsy I placed a variety of snowflakes from several Cricut cartridges that I have with snowflakes on them. I also created a range of sizes from 1 3/4" to 3 1/2". I filled my 12 X 24" mat on my Gypsy with snowflakes. Using a 12" X 24" cricut cutting mat, I carefully laid out my vinyl being sure to remove air bubbles as I went. I cut the snowflakes out using a blade depth of 3 and pressure of 3 which resulted in a perfect kiss cut. I removed the excess vinyl and weeded my snowflakes of the little inner cuts I didn't want. To apply them I used a piece of reposition able clear contact paper and my triangular shaped scrapper from my tool kit. I used the scrapper to burnish the snowflakes as I applied them. They went on great and I didn't have any issues with air bubbles. Thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

  1. I see the snow flakes and I think they are great - yep - I'm going to get a Cricut!