Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Embellishing my Cricut Expression with Vinyl

Update: The Cricut decals shown below are now available in my Etsy shop. Just go here:

For this week's project, I thought I would decorate my Cricut Expression with some vinyl.  I found this cute little owl over at Shery K Designs.  Isn't he adorable?

I had several vinyl colors on hand.  I usually all my vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.  I use SCAL, so I downloaded the file and imported it onto my SCAL.  This is what my screen looked like.

I sized my image, then using powder blue, ice blue, pink, and brown vinyl, I cut it out.  I keep my blade on 6, and set my pressure to 3 for all vinyl cut outs, and get perfect cuts every time.

Then, I put him all together using clear contact paper.

Then, I cut out a little branch I had in my files. You can find it here.  It includes a bird, so I just removed that part with scissors.

It looked cute like it was, but I thought a little monogram would add a nice touch, so I cut one out and added it as well.  The font is just Times New Roman, and I got the scallop circle SVG here.

This is what the final project looked like.

Now for that Christmas un-decorating that I should be doing...

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