Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Vinyl - it's easier than you think!

Vinyl is great for so many projects.  I am always surprised to find out that many people are afraid to try using it.  My experience has been that lots of things can be cut more easily in vinyl than in paper.

A reader commented yesterday that she had followed a link to an old post about vinyl from the "You might also like" section that appears at the bottom of each blog post.  This post gave step by step directions for adding vinyl to a tile for display.

I thought it would be a good idea to link back to that post today since many of you may have missed or forgotten it.  You can find the original post on working with vinyl by clicking HERE.

You can find some other projects made with vinyl by checking the labels in the right side column, the code is T - Vinyl for "Technique - Vinyl."  If you click any photo in this post, you should be taken to the original project post.

Vinyl is also a good alternative for lettering in small delicate fonts - it cuts cleanly and already has adhesive on the back. 

I am still in "recuperation mode" from my trip and working hard to fight off a potential cold.  I found some packages waiting for me when I got home and I hope that today I'll have a chance to try out some of the new items.

Lettering Delights  has a "Bundle Up" sale that ends tonight at midnight, Mountain time. All Bundles are on sale with savings up to 80% from the regular prices.  The "Big Bang" bundle contains 100 cut it sets and project sets with over 1600 images that would regularly sell for $497, all for $100. 

You can also use the code BESTBUYBUNDLE for an additional 20% off or, if you have made a recent purchase, you can check your confirmation email for a 25% off code.  (You can "purchase" the current freebie and after you add it to your cart and check out you will get an email with the 25% off code).

These files are for machines that can cut SVGs or the other file formats listed.

Don't forget to check out the latest offers at Blitsy.  If you haven't joined this free membership discount shopping site, please use my link by clicking HERE to join.  They have all sorts of great craft items at good prices.  Items are only available for a week or while supplies last.  Once you are a member, you can refer friends and earn credits for your future purchases.

I hope you have a great day!

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  1. Hi Diane I have some vinyl and have not tried it. This is helpful. I love the lamp shade.

  2. Don't let that cold get you! Have a lazy day on the couch, watching some TV and drinking tea. Sister-in-law's orders!


  3. Hope you had a great time in Nashville and learned a lot. Sorry you came home with a cold. That always happens to me also when I stay in hotels. Must be something in the vents.

  4. I have used vinyl to make my son's name for his travel mug..the ones that Starbucks sells....a few employees have the same mug..I used DS to weld the letters together..the soapy water and the hottest rinse water doesn't remove the vinyl....hope you feel better soon...

  5. sorry for the double post....but I forgot to thank you for the link to blitsy....very cool site....

  6. I've been saved many times by your tip regarding vinyl lettering. So much less frustrating than paper! Thank you!!


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