Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Vinyl Delight

When I see strips of vinyl words made to attach to walls or plaques I imagine a huge, expensive, high-tech machine creating them. I thought I would just leave it to the pros and hire someone to make one for me. Boy, was I wrong! It is really quite simple to make your own vinyl designs. The machine you need is the Silhouette and it's not scary to use at all.


Pick your designs from the library or make your own, then size them, load your vinyl and the machine does the rest. When it's finished just peel away the extra vinyl, place transfer paper on your design and go to town rubbing it off on different materials. I especially love the way it looks on acrylic albums and glass.


Papers: Bridgeport, Jocelyn, & On the Coast
Embellishments: Stickers, Petals, Ribbons & Brads
Album Shapes: delightful_phrase_C00534_20509, elegant_flower_C00066_27011, rough_flourish_C00013
_27011 & flourish_1019
Jar Shapes:
blossom_C00049_27011 & decorative_leaves_C00065_27011

Do you want some vinyl? Lucky you. Silhouette has provided us with 2 rolls of vinyl and 1 roll of transfer paper to giveaway! To enter, just leave a comment on this post with an idea of how to use the vinyl (with or without the machine). You have until Sunday at midnight. Be sure to enter the giveaway we are sponsoring on their blog too. It's an On The Coast assortment pack!
-Maria

40 comments:

Christine said...

Oh I have been dying to try the vinyl! I downloaded SEI's bumble bee shape, and really want to make it for the wall in my studio!

Stephanne said...

Home decor of course! I've got a toddler room, my kitchen and my scrap room that are all dying for some vinyl art! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jenny H said...

Oh I have been dreaming of a way to do this! I will use it for decals for the car windows that I have designed. I have several glass cookie jars and apothecary jars that would love a little flair too!

spage said...

I love to use vinyl on my van and my dh's truck. I cut a tiger paw for him and Hello Kitty for me.

Kathy Martin said...

Wow, love that mini scrapbook! :)

Summer Braxton said...

I use vinyl as a stencil when I'm etching glass. In fact I made this necklace just yesterday:
http://summersaultdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/06/necklace-tutorial-and-winner.html

kaw1963 said...

I would love to use it on the walls in our house to add some excitement in our rather blah house!

Janell said...

I would use the vinyl to put some shapes on canning jars. The acrylic album is really nice, I will have to make one of those too.

Wendy Crowe said...

I would love to make custom made designs for our family car! I've seen so many cute ones, but I want to be different! Thanks for the opportunity!

Alissa said...

My little one is getting big and I've been thinking about updating her nursery into a big-girl room. Some vinyl wall art would be so fun!

PatchChild said...

We love books in our house, and love words of all kinds. I think our walls need some words as well.

shiho said...

I'd like to use the vinyl on walls in my son's room!

PJ said...

I think it would be cool to decorate some of those clear glasses vases that you recieve flowers in from the florist. Always need something to dress them up.

Lillian Child said...

I have hand-me down basic pine furniture. I would use the vinyl to cut some scrolls and flowers and other shapes to add interest to the rather bland exteriors of this furniture. I also have a glass topped coffee table that would be fun to decorate with this vinyl product - I'm thinking large circles - automatic coasters!!

Deb said...

I would love to do some home decor with the vinyl! The bottles are darling! It would be so fun to win!! debnjasonATmsn.com

Christina said...

I would love to use the vinyl on the album that's coming with this month's kit!

Scrapycandy said...

I have a very plain dresser in the hallway, and a vinyl flourish on each drawer would really dress it up! Thanks so much!

Dana said...

ooh, I love the acrylic album! I know someone who owns a vinyl business, but this gives you so many more possibilities. I have been planning some wall decor for my son's room.

kjha said...

I have been scared to try vinyl on my silhouette...need to get over that I guess! I would love to use the vinyl for some little birthday giveaways to have on hand.

Craythorn Family said...

I love the variety of cute projects you can do with vinyl! It's fun to let the imagination run wild with the things you can make!

Laura Stewart said...

I like to use on wood blanks to make wall art

Stephen and Heather said...

I would love to add a vinyl saying to my family room wall. Now you have me thinking of all the home decor I could do with vinyl!

Scott and Em Hoffman said...

I would love vinyl designs to go on jars of raspberry jam for friends and neighbors, so cute!

C said...

I would definitely use it for wall decoration. I have a few rooms I need to re-decorate.

Benga said...

i would love to have vinyls to decorate my room and my gadgets too, like my laptop and iphone!

Ann said...

So far I've used the vinyl for home decor and to create a mask for glass etching, but I ADORE the idea of using it on an acrylic album. Thanks for the idea!

Tanya said...

I would definitely use these on my glass food containers in the kitchen. And the decals for car windows, that would be so much fun.

Jennifer said...

I would use the vinyl to add some character to our walls at home. They are full of pictures, but need a little something extra ant his would be perfect.

smahrty said...

I have just started seeing the use of vinyl wall decorations and cant wait to try it myself!

hiscrappergirl said...

that acrylic album is incredible!! I love all the ideas people come up with!!

Sarah said...

I would definitely redo my kids' bedrooms!!

Lexi said...

Oh I <3 the acrylic album with the vinyl accents. So so so clever!

Sue Bone said...

I'd love some food quotes on my kitchen wall.

Prairie Scrapbooking said...

Oh I love vinyl. I would like to label all my kitchen jars and spice jars. That would be a great project to accomplish. Deb V in Manitoba

Tab said...

The projects you did are really cute! I have been wanting to try around with these for quite some time! THX for the great giveaway!

Samantha T. said...

I think this vinyl would be great on the outside glass part of picture frames to spruce up boring ones.

Lori Servies said...

I would love to win some vinyl. I would make some really cute designs to put on my car window.
Lori Servies
lservies at aol dot com

jessica said...

i'd do something with a mini album or journal, with clear pages, with vinyl on them.

Lori Passey said...

The vinyl looks so cool! What a fun tool. If I win vinyl, I guess I'll have to buy a silhouette, won't I? I'll have no choice, really.

Meagan said...

Oh my gad, I am loving this vinyl! I would use it to label all the jars in the kitchen and to make mustaches to put on all the coffee mugs, haha :)

 

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