Friday, April 20, 2012

A little Vinyl Cutting on the Cricut!

Ok - so like most of you I was very skeptical about trying to cut some Viynl on my Cricut machine! I have had a number of rolls stashed away in a cupboard for about 2 years now...Well I found this great little youtube video online and let me tell you... I have no idea why I never tried it before - I just followed the directions in the video and it was so simple!!!

So as part of the table decor for Scrapfest I wanted to add a little viynl flower to some tumblers, plates and a bucket I found at the Dollarstore! 

So here is what I basically started out with for the tumblers!

Some Pink and Green Vinyl and since I did not have any yellow vinyl I just used some yellow cardstock, the Life's a Beach Cricut Cartridge and some Yellow Stikles to add a little Bling!  So here is the finished product!

As you can see I needed 7 glasses in total!

I also made my Drink Umbrella's to match using a Scalloped Circle cut that came with my Cricut Expression 2 machine. 

Blue Luau Glasses Instructions:

Tip: You can place these cuts by hand without the transfer tape but it is easier if you layer the inner pink layer on the vinyl before placing it on your cup
  1. Green Vinyl Leaf is cut at 1 ½” from Page 37 of Life is a Beach Cartridge, you will need 2 for each glass.
  2. Cut Pink Flower from Dark Pink Vinyl at 2 ¾” from Pg 34 at of Life is a Beach Cartridge, you will need 1 for each glass
  3. Cut the Flower layer in light pink vinyl using the Layer feature at the same size from Pg 34 of the Life is a Beach Cartridge.
  4. Place the light pink flower layer on top of the dark pink flower before placing on cups.
  5. Put the leaves on the cups first then the flower.
  6. Cut the Flower layer again in Yellow Cardstock at the same size for the center of the flower.
  7. Using a zyron sticker maker place the yellow centre cut on the flower.
  8. Apply yellow stickles to yellow centre cut and allow to dry.

Drink Umbrella Instructions:

Cricut Expression 2, Cricut American Alphabet (Pg 65 ), Patterned Papers: TPC Studios - Summertime Relaxin’ (Yellow Dot and Pink Dot), TPC Studios – Summertime Ticket to Ride (Green & Yellow Dot), Little Yellow Bicycle – Winter Twig-Winter Fresh Pom Pom (Blue dot)

  1. Cut the scalloped circle using the blackout feature at 4.5” out
  2. Cut 8 all together 2 out of each patterned paper.
  3. Score in between each petal of the flower cut.
  4. Trim away one petal leaving a flap to be used to attach to the other petal to create umbrella shape.
  5. Fold each petal along the score and glue the flap to the other petal.
  6. Glue Wooden skewer to the centre of the inside of the umbrella

Come back tomorrow and I will show you how I created a 2 Tierd plate tray to use as a cupcake stand as well as a bucket to house some some drinks with ice that match the tumblers!

1 comment:

Dr. J said...

These turned out so amazing Avril!