Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Kitchen Aid Mixer Subway Art with the Cricut...

Meet my beloved Kitchen Aid mixer.  It has been through many cakes, pies, and various other recipes over the years.  It was a gift from my in-laws at least 10 years ago, and still works like I got it yesterday.  In addition, it alone is responsible for at least 10 pounds of my holiday weight gain each year.  In my eternal quest to find crafty projects I might want to try, I stumbled across Sarah at A Little of This, a Little of That.

She must have been reading my mind, because she created this.

So, of course I had to copy.

Sarah was nice enough to share her SVG file so I didn't have to create my own.  And she did it for free!  She's so nice!

So, here's how it's done.  First, give your mixer a good scrubbin'.  I can tell you mine needed it!  After downloading it from her site, I opened it up in my SCAL. It looked like this:

The hardest part of this whole project was picking out which color vinyl to use.  I get my vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.  They have a ton of colors and finishes to choose from, and they make sizes that are compatible with the Cricut. 

Per Sarah's recommendation, I set my size to 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches square.  Then I cut it out.

Next, peel your vinyl off of your cutting mat, leaving your letters on the mat.  You can then take the little sharp tool that comes with the Cricut to remove the insides of the letters that need it.

 Once it looks like you want it to, place a sheet of contact paper, sticky side down, over your letters.  Rub over the contact paper with a ruler or other flat object to ensure that the contact paper is stuck firmly to your letters.

Carefully peel the contact paper off, making sure you pick up each letter and nothing gets torn.  Then, place it over the top of your mixer where you want it, and peel of the contact paper.

How cute is that??!!

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Chic on a Shoestring Decorating




  1. Are you kidding me? This is crazy awesome! I'm not familiar with cutting vinyl. What is that great machine you're using?

  2. That is so adroable I have to feature this party link! I have it scheduled on Polly Want a Crafter @ 4:00 on Monday the 7th! I hope you get some new visitors! Thanks for linking up to the party!

  3. Thanks so much Remodelaholic! That's awesome! I'm soooo psyched :)

  4. Amy, this is so cute. Don't forget to stop over to my blog for a giveaway!

  5. How cute!! You must be pleased as punch.

  6. Hi, Amy!!! I love the letter coloring you chose. It blends well with your mixer. Great tutorial too! I have a new "I {Heart} My Crafty Cutter" party coming up on the 21st-25th for Cricut/Silhouette projects, tips, tricks, etc. Hope you'll link it up there too. :) Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :)

  7. Yup, this is super cute--totally caught my eye!

  8. So cool! Love it! Great idea. Visiting from Serenity Now. :)

  9. I am LOVING this! Yet again, another project that makes me totally want one of these vinyl machines. Thanks for sharing this cute idea :)

  10. Hi, Amy! You might want to check out my post from this morning. ;) There's a little something for you! (see, linking up does have it's benefits!!!)


  11. WOW that's all I can say... I am your newest follower and I can't wait to see what you do next. this is so awesome it hurts, You know I have to copy too... Hope you don't mine. It's just to cute not to.Come over a visit sometime.


  12. is there any way to hand paint this on with a trace paper or something? I do not have a cricut but would like to jazz up my silver mixer. cheers Lee Ann

  13. It turned out great! I love seeing people use my ideas. It makes me happy! Thanks for linking back!

  14. I now have total Mixer Envy!
    I mean I have that exact one but it is boring and plain ahah I am totally wanting a Cricut now!

    I am your newest Follower :)
    I <3 your blog name!

  15. Oh my gosh! So cute. I have an old avocado mixer from my mother that could totally benefit from a makeover.


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