Monday, June 27, 2011

Spa Rules Sign

Really fun gift for my father-in-law's birthday! I made it with my little 6x12 personal Cricut. I got some blue vinyl and a blank white metal sign from a wholesale company. It was 18x24 so it was a challenge to make my 12" wide sentances fill it up - which is why I added extra vinyl on the sides of the title and bullets to the rules.

Let me know if you have any questions about making it... also, I learned a little tip about getting rid of bubbles in the vinyl. Pop them with a straight pin! So easy.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Freezer Paper Stencil with Cricut

I don't know why but I've always been too chicken to do the freezer paper stencils... maybe because all the tutorials I found said you had to take an exacto knife to the image and that sounded like way too much work!

Well I went to a craft night with some friends and one of them was doing a shirt for her husband for Father's Day and she was using
this tutorial from I Am Momma, Hear Me Roar. This girl was using the Cricut to cut out her image so I decided this was a way cooler idea than my original one (which was actually cool too - I was going to have my 3 year old son write "Dad" on a shirt and then use a bleach pen to trace over it). I found this website describing how to do this with your cricut.

This project was so fun for my son because after I applied the freezer paper to the shirts with the iron, he could paint on the stencil and essentially be the one to make Dad and Grandpa's shirts. My husband needed a green shirt anyway since he's going to be coaching my son's soccer team and their jerseys are green. I think I may do another one just like it but use heat transfer vinyl instead of fabric paint for a more professional look.

The "Grandpa" one was tricky to design because of the swoosh part... it took forever to design in my Make The Cut software.

Happy Father's Day!


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