I can make anything with paper, but vinyl still scares me.
What about you? Do you vinyl?
If not here is your chance to try! I have teamed up with some other wonderful bloggers to give you a chance to win a gift certificate to purchase some vinyl and other awesome Silhouette goodies.
T-Ball is over, which makes me a little sad. This year I volunteered to be the parent that took care of getting a thank you gift for our coaches.
I collected money and went out and purchased gift certificates for a self-serve frozen yogurt store. I used sketch pens in my Silhouette Cameo to write the sentiment and dollar amount on the gift certificate.
Looks way better than my own hand writing! I of course had to make envelopes out of fun baseball paper to hold the certificates.
I used my Cameo to cut out the envelopes and I also cut out “Thanks Coach” and glued it to the front of the envelope.
Of course being the over-achieving-silhouette-owner that I am, that just wasn’t enough.
I recently talked about my new love of glass etching and thought how awesome it would be to etch a picture frame with the word “Coach” and have a spot for the team picture and a spot with some baseball subway art.
I made up the subway art in a horizontal 5×7″ size, as our team pictures were also 5×7″. I thought I could find a frame with two horizontal 5×7″ spots, but in a vertical orientation.
Boy was I wrong! All the pre-cut mats for horizontal pictures were horizontal, making a long picture. That just would look good with what I had in mind.
I found these (buy one get one free!) frames that had a horizontal 5×7 and lots of blank space. And I realized I could do the subway art with vinyl!
I used vinyl as a stencil to etch the word “coach” in the glass. Vinyl is such a great etching stencil, it gives nice clean edges so none of the etching cream leaks under the stencil.
I had to do an offset of the text, to get the look I wanted. I etched it on the inside of the glass, so the outside is all smooth.
The colors of our baseball organization are blue and yellow, so I used blue vinyl for the subway art. It was so easy to apply, and it gives it a look that says “this is the way I purchased them at the store.”
I forget how easy vinyl is to work with, my mind always first goes to paper. What can I make out of paper? Maybe now I will ask “Can I make that out of vinyl?”
I can’t over how easy this project was! Although, if you notice in the bottom left corner it just says “base” with a blank space before it, I did have some difficulty with fonts. It really says “1st, 2nd, 3rd” but the font was too thin, so I had to redo it in a different font. But that was just a minor flaw, and was quick to fix.
I also made some cupcake toppers for our end of the season party, to go on the cupcakes my sister made. (but they are made from paper)
The frosting on the cupcakes looks like grass, cause you know, that’s what the field is.
Now it’s your turn to make something!
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