All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust–Peter Pan
I finally got a vinyl cutting machine for my birthday. I’ve always wanted to be able to cut out my Disney-inspired designs and create projects quickly, however it took me 2 months to finally try cutting something out. It was a bit daunting for me to get started because the software was very different, but I decided to have faith and jump in.
Before I actually took the machine out of the box, I started looking for inspiration on Pinterest, then a Google search for tutorials. There are some excellent blogs, websites and YouTube videos that can help you understand where to begin. The one that really helped me get started was Melissa at Silhouette School Blog. She has extensive information for anyone using a Silhouette machine.
For my first project, I wanted to create a simple black vinyl sticker for my laptop cover. Of course, Mickey would be my first choice and I thought the Mickey head would be simple enough shape, but it still needed something. I decided to add a heart design, then as an after thought I added my name in silver sparkle vinyl (using the Disney font “Waltograph”). Download this font from dafont.com right here.
One of the great things about finally getting started is realizing that I can create just about anything…generally Disney related, of course!
Have fun being creative!