Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Make it Personal with Vinyl & Coupon Code from Oh My Crafts

Yesterday I showed you seasonal projects I made with vinyl from OhMyCrafts.com.  Today I'm having fun making labels with it.  The first one I am super excited about!  Look at the makeover I gave my NookColor holder!  I've been wanting to jazz it up but wasn't too sure about painting or using permanent ink to stamp or even gluing on letters die cut out of paper.  That all seemed rather permanent, and what if I made a mistake while applying the paint or ink and then hated how it turned out?  I'd be stuck with it!  Paper die cuts may become dirty or get wet over time so those weren't a good option.
Now every time I look at it, I think "Fabulous!"  Using my Cricut, I just cut out a tag from Lavender Vinyl, using the Once Upon a Princess Cartridge.  Then my name from Hot Pink Vinyl with Alphalicious.  It was so easy to layer them and while I'm not planning on removing them any time soon, it's nice to know the vinyl is repositionable.  If I want to change the look I can just peel off and start again.  Plus I think it's rather stylish too.  I got a lot of comments about it when I took it out at ER's dance class yesterday.  Lots of moms wanting to know how I got that cool look!  And of course, I also pointed out how easy it would be to do the samething to an iphone!
The other thing I did may not be a ground breaking idea but it's one of the ones I'm most excited about.  I used the chalkboard vinyl to make labels for the glass containers in our bathroom.  These handblown canisters have made a couple of moves with us and are some of my favorite pieces.  I wanted something special for these!  Brad thinks it's really neat that the vinyl is chalkboard and that we can change what it says and also peel it off and move it somewhere else too.
Here's a better view of the monogram I also cut from the Chalkboard Vinyl, the P is for our last name.  I have been meaning to use my glass etching cream to add a monogram.  I'm so glad I procrastinated waited to do that because this is much easier to see, than the frosted look glass etching gives, especially in a low light room like our master bath.  Now I can't wait to label EVERYTHING!

I realized after the fact, that I didn't really "review" the vinyl from Oh My Crafts in yesterday's post.  I was way to excited to share the cool things I did with it, which in a way is the best review for a crafting material anyway!  But I would like to say that the vinyl was very easy to use with my Cricut.  It came with some pointers which really helped, like to use the #2 setting for pressure and to practice on paper first.  You really can be creating with the vinyl within a few minutes of getting it on your door step. 

One of the reason's it's taken me so long to start using vinyl is because at the stores by my house it's pretty expensive and there's a very limited color choice.  I thought the vinyl prices at Oh My Crafts are great, BIG savings!  I am sure that vinyl projects will be featured on my blog a lot in 2011!
The Vinyl Used in These Projects was Provided by OhMyCrafts.com

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Disclosure: The vinyl used in the projects was provided Oh My Crafts, for review purposes without charge.  No other compensation was received and the opinions and experiences related within are personal and unbiased.

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1 Friends Said:

Glenda said...

That is so cool. I love personalized things. They look great and make things on a personal level. Thanks for sharing.

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