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:


https://www.etsy.com/your/listings


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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13 comments:

Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life said...

That little owl is on the Create a Critter cartridge for those readers (like myself) that don't have SCAL! :)

Katherines Corner said...

That's to darn cute!!!! I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. I hope you'll stop by Katherines Corner and say hello. Hugs! P.S. I hope you'll enter the Pink poodle giveaway too

Lookiewhatidid said...

So adorable...I might just have to do this on mine especially since my logo has an owl in it...thanks for the inspiration!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Just pinned this! I love this! Thank you for sharing.

Craftberry Bush said...

aww so cute...:)

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

That cracked me up! So cute! I'm trying to decide between a Cricut and a Silhouette. Decisions, decisions. :)

Rebecca M said...

Love the owl and this has given me the fuel to try and personalize my machine. Thanks

http://rebeccascrafts.blogspot.com

Kim said...

You simply can't go wrong with owls. This is super cute!

btw, I'm you newest follower. :)

www.creatingyourhome.blogspot.com

Amy Renea said...

He is pretty dealing!

Terri said...

that is adorable! I need to do something like that to mine, great idea. I found your blog on the Haven link up, look forward to reading your blog more and meeting you in June.
Terri
aka www.craftyworkinmommy.com

Diana's free moments said...

hi I was wondering if you could post somewhere how you got the different layers onto your scal. I am having some issues, as I am new to scal. I am able to get it open into it, just not sure how to get the different layers laid out like that. Thanks!

Katie said...

Super cute embellishments!

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