Tag: silhouette

Making a customized jewelry dish

 

Lately I’ve been adding vinyl to everything, so when I saw these glass square bowls on clearance, I had to have them.  I designed several for my family, then had to create one of my own 🙂

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Of course, mine had to have a Disney inspired look, too! This was super easy to design and using my vinyl cutter machine, it took very little time.

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I designed 1/2-inch circles and cut out a few in different colors.

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For my Mickey dish, I used red and yellow. I placed them in a random, sporadic pattern around the outside of the dish, so the vinyl wouldn’t be ruined by any items placed inside the dish.

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Then I added my Mickey to the bottom outside of the dish. If you are adding words, a monogram or a direction-specific design, make sure to MIRROR the image before cutting on your machine.

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Hope this inspires you!

 

Have fun being creative!

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Wish fund “jar”

A dream is a wish your heart makes — Cinderella

 

My husband gave me a vinyl cutting machine (after LOTS of hints) and I have been having so much fun being creative!  I purchased these glass blocks and could never figure out exactly what to do with them.  Scanning through Pinterest, I found my inspiration…a change jar for Disney.  Since there is always another trip on the horizon, I couldn’t wait to get started 🙂

First, I located this cute castle design from the Silhouette store,

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then added “Wish Fund” in the Waltograph font.  If you need this font, it is located on dafont.com for free.

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I adjusted the placement and size of letters to fit within the 5-inch square, then added a small heart (just because I like it).

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I cut all pieces out of corresponding colored vinyl, then layered using transfer tape (contact paper from the dollar store works too!) before placing on vinyl block.

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I would have adjusted the sizing of letters to make it fit better and centered the castle more, but overall I love how it came out 🙂

Have fun being creative!

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Disney-inspired Vinyl Project

All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust–Peter Pan

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My first vinyl cutter creation

 

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.

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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.

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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!

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