Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weekend Vinyl Projects

I had some quick little projects I wanted to get done this weekend using some vinyl and my Cricut. 

20110529_4My first project was to label some plastic squeeze bottle I got when I was at the coast to put oil in. I used the font on the Nursery Rhymes cartridge for the Olive Oil and Canola Oil. I cut  the letters at 1 1/4” out of black cricut vinyl. I used the kiss cut method with my blade depth at 6 and my pressure at 2. Cutting it this way only cuts through the vinyl and not through the backing. I pulled off the excess vinyl, weeded my letters and used some clear contact paper as transfer tape to apply the vinyl to the bottles.

My second project I did as a gift for my stepdad for Father’s Day. He has been going through a rough time lately, his estranged son passed away a month ago from cancer. So, I thought this might cheer him up.

20110529_8I bought a reusable eco coffee cup from a local store. I used my Don Juan cartridge for the font and cut the letters #1 Boss Man at 1” out of red vinyl again using the kiss cut method. I used my scrapper from my cricut tool kit and more clear contact paper as transfer tape to apply the letters to one side of the cup. On the back I added a little crew cut smiley face from Graphically Speaking cut at 1.65”. I am pleased how this turned out and think he will like it.20110529_10

1 comment:

  1. Both are great projects! I haven't been able to get that "kiss-cut" thing down yet - I still go through the backing.