Friday, January 20, 2012

Vinyl on an Old Window

Hey everyone! Thanks for visiting!

I am SO excited about what I'm fixing to show y'all!

 This is probably my most favorite thing I've done so far! I found this through Pinterest and just couldn't wait to do it! It originally came from Sisters With Flair blog.

I put "all you need is LOVE." in vinyl on an old window that I got for $4 at Firehouse Antiques.  I stayed up til nearly 3 in the morning working on it, but it was so worth it because I love how it turned out!


I am so in love with it! What do ya'll think??? :)

This was my first time cutting vinyl on my cricut and I only messed up once because it didn't cut through the vinyl so I had to change my pressure.

I used these settings for cutting my vinyl:
Pressure - medium
speed - low
blade - 6

That gave me the 'kiss cut' (cut through the vinyl, but not the backing) that I needed.

I used my gypsy to design it how I wanted it. It took me 2 days to finally get my cricut to cut my welded images off my gypsy. I still don't know what I was doing wrong lol.


I had to split it up since I was using 2 different colors of vinyl. 

Next, I cut out my designs.


Don't you just love that pink??

Now, I'm gonna share something totally awesome with ya'll that I found through Pinterest that linked back to this blog. First, let me just say how completely amazing her and her husband are for thinking of this! It was so easy and worked like a charm!


You can use Glad Press'n Seal as an inexpensive alternative to Transfer Tape! I didn't think it was gonna work for me at first, but I got a card and pressed it as hard as I could onto the letters and it peeled them right up just like transfer tape would! You have to work with it a bit, but it's really not hard!

Next, it was time to put it on my window.


I put the love one under the window so I could kinda tell where it all needed to go. I started from left to right and pressed the letters down while holding the others in the air so they wouldn't stick before I wanted them to. This prevented my vinyl from folding up and wrinkling. Then I did the same for 'LOVE'.

 

ahh I love it! I can't wait to get it hung on my wall! :)

Thanks for stopping by!








12 comments:

  1. Great job and thanks for the tip.

    kelly
    kellyjoskreations.com

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    1. Thank you!!! and you're very welcome! :)

      -Kara Fortenberry

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  2. I was thinking of doing something similar and seeing yours makes me really want to now! Yours is awesome!

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    1. Thank you so much! :) You should! It was a lot of fun to make and I love it!

      -Kara Fortenberry

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  3. Nifty little machine. You turned out a great creation there!

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  4. Very cute. My son is getting a vinyl cutter for his birthday, I will have to try this :)

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    1. Thank you so much! He will LOVE it and I'm sure you will too! It's so much fun :)

      -Kara Fortenberry

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