Mother’s Day card and vinyl sign

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Since the vinyl on tile project I did for a wedding gift turned out well I made another sign for my mom for Mother’s Day.  This is on a 12 inch by 12 inch ceramic floor tile I purchased at Home Depot.  The antler monogram cutting file is from the Silhouette Design store.  I cut out the design from glossy black vinyl.  I glued hangers and cork liner on the back.  Mom didn’t seem very enthusiastic about the tile at first but later she sent me a picture of it hanging in the back yard.  I didn’t weatherproof the sign so it will be interesting to see how it holds up outside.   Fortunately my parents live nearby so I can easily re-do the sign if needed.

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Mom seemed very excited about this card I made using my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.  Mom especially liked the paper colors.  The cutting file is in the Silhouette Design Store.  The design is by Lori Whitlock.  The striped paper is Dena Designs™ Embellish by Dena™ Sheet – Happi Girl.  The floral paper is from Basic Grey.   This is a very happy card and could be used for other occasions with a different sentiment.

Hope you have a lovely day.

Debbie

 

Wedding card and vinyl sign

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For my niece’s wedding this week made her a pop up box card designed by Lori Whitlock.  I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut out the paper pieces.  For the pink card background I used this paper From We R Memory Keepers – Little One Collection. I dabbed some glitter glue onto the flower bouquets for some extra sparkle.  I think it’s a cute card and it was relatively easy to assemble.

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I have been seeing these cute vinyl couple signs on Pinterest and Facebook and wanted to make one for my niece.  It sounded easier to me to use floor tile (rather than wood) especially since I live in a high-rise condo with no space or tools for working on wood.

I used the Silhouette Cameo software and cutting machine to design and cut out the vinyl for the sign.  The adorable font is called “I Love Glitter.”  It’s a free font you can download from Dafont here.   The heart in the middle can be made using one of the keyboard characters.  I used Times New Roman font for the date.  I separated out the heart on the design and cut it out in red vinyl and transferred it on top of the black for a little color.  Here is a screen shot of the design in my Silhouette Studio software.

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I have been decorating a lot more things with vinyl since I discovered that a nearby art supply store called Herweck’s sells both “sticker vinyl” and heat transfer vinyl (HTV) by the foot in many colors.  At Herweck’s I also bought a large roll of Nekoosa clear transfer tape.  The transfer tape has worked really well in transferring the vinyl from my cutting mat to the object to be decorated.

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After I transferred the vinyl to the tile I followed the detailed instructions on this Silhouette School blog to attach D-ring hangers to the back of the tile.  I used Glue-All Max to adhere the hangers to the tile.  For the hangers I discarded the screws and the white plastic part.  A little goes a long way with this adhesive.  On another sign I used too much of the glue and it left a hard lumpy ugly mass when it dried.

The hangers are nice for the sign because you can bend them back and they don’t show.  I am going to include an easel with the sign in case they prefer to display it on a mantle or shelf instead of hanging it on the wall.

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After the hangers were adhered I cut Con-Tact Brand self-adhesive shelf and drawer liner in natural cork to fit on the back.  I purchased the shelf liner at Home Depot.  I cut a space in the cork around the hangers.  The cork was sticky and adhered well to the tile.  I dabbed a little of the adhesive under the corners to make sure the cork stays on the tile.  Unfortunately after I finished adhering the hangers and the cork I flipped the sign over and discovered I had glued the hangers to the wrong side and the sign was upside down. Fortunately the glue wasn’t completely dry and I was able to pull off the hangers and move them to the other side.   I had already cut the places for the hangers so patched them up (as you can see).

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Below are pictures of the supplies I used.  I purchased the glue at the Herweck’s art supply store where I purchased the vinyl.  I purchased the cork and the hangers at Home Depot.  I am looking forward to making more vinyl and tile signs.  I think they make great gifts.

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