I was recently contacted by Oh My Crafts to review their vinyl. I got a bunch of 12×24 inch sheets. I spent the weekend playing around with my Silhouette Cameo and my new vinyl sheets.
I cut some lumber too—random sizes of boards. It’s very handy to paint in the basement workshop! I used some Red paint by DecoArt to paint my board.
With the Silhouette program there are so many choices. I downloaded several Christmas images last week while they were on sale. I didn’t design this image, it is exactly like this in the online store. .99 cents! Easy Peasy!
I used the Emerald Green Flake to cut the above image.
I put it on my red board. I love the prismatic look of this vinyl!
This is the way I actually cut my two designs out of one sheet of the Emerald Green Flake paper. CAMEO (blade dialed to two, thickness 9, speed 5)
This is the second one. I love that these designs are premade. It really doesn’t get any easier than this.
See how sparkly it is?
I also got several sheets of really great colors.
This is how I designed my next project in the Silhouette program. The font is Milk & Cereal and I cut it out in 135.0 pt. I put boxes and lines in between the lines of text to make it easier to weed the vinyl. HELPFUL HINT: Oh My Crafts has some helpful videos. I watched one about weeding vinyl and it was suggested to weed from right to left when weeding words. Something about the letters weed easier that way. Since then I’ve done it that way and it really seems to make a difference.
The phrase is something I made up. I have always felt that it’s more about “your attitude of the world, than about how you actually LOOK”.
I worked and worked on sizing this phrase so it would fit on the entire sheet. I wanted it to be as large as possible, and not have any waste. This sheet was incredibly easy to weed. I’m not sure if it’s this vinyl, or my new way of going from right to left.
I also wanted it to go all the way around my mirror. This is a cheapy full length mirror you can buy for around $5. However, I shopped my garage for it. I curbed it somewhere-don’t even remember where. I laid the cut out pieces all around the mirror to make sure my plan was going to work.
I got very busy and didn’t take any pictures along the way. BUT I will give you another HELPFUL HINT—cut your words apart. See that long phrase on the bottom right (6 words)? I cut it in half only applying half of it at a time. This vinyl is very sticky, especially on a mirror that has been cleaned with Fish Foam. Because the mirror had been in the garage, it had a lot of saw dust on it.
If you’ve ever tried to photograph a mirror, you know it can be quite a challenge! In real life the phrase shows up really well.
I love the deep purple color. I believe the color is Grape.
The way I designed the lettering, the mirror can be hung vertically as a full length mirror, or horizontally over a dresser.
How about one more small project?
I tricked out my phone! It’s not an iphone that everyone has, but if it happens to be hanging out with some friends, it will stand out. I couldn’t decide whether to use a Damask, Fleur-de-lis or a flourish. I cut out all three images on the end of one of the large sheets of Turquoise Blue. After cutting them out, I just sort of arranged them each on my phone and decided to go with the Damask. Just wondering, do you have a difficult time telling which end is up on these designs? I sure do!
If you are in need of some vinyl for your holiday crafting, I recommend Oh My Crafts vinyl. Their sales prices right now are VERY good, and the shipping cost is also very reasonable! You can buy select colors in a 10 ft roll, and a great variety of colors by the sheet. If those choices don’t work for you, how about a value pack?
disclosure: Although I received free sheets of vinyl from Oh My Crafts, I am receiving no compensation for this post. I just like to let you in on what I feel are great deals. Opinions as always are 100% my own. I do not receive money for simply mentioning ANY product on my blog. If you see me mention a product, it’s because I genuinely like it, and think you might too.