Cutting HTV Without A Backing Sheet (Save Your Scraps!)

At some point, you may end up with a piece of heat transfer that has come off the backing sheet.  Is it garbage?  No!  Keep that piece and USE it! Heat transfer vinyl normally comes on a clear backing/transfer sheet. It’s sticky and it holds the vinyl in place so you can put it on your project surface without it moving.  If you should ever get a scrap of HTV that comes off the backing sheet, you can still use it, let me show you how!

5 Fourth of July DIY Ideas

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. I have less home decor for this holiday that most of the others. Do you decorate for the Fourth? I like to add to my collection of holiday decor every year, so finding new projects to work on is always on my list of to-dos.  Looking around the web for ideas can really inspire me to get some crafty projects underway. There is so much project inspiration out there that it can be overwhelming. Here are five quick projects and the best part is these could be done with kids.

How to Craft with Vinyl Scraps #vinylallthethings #trashtotreasure

Do you have vinyl scraps?  I know, silly question, who doesn’t have vinyl scraps?!  You can’t vinyl all the things without ending up with a few scraps.  I have a growing pile of scraps and always have a problem trying to decide how small is too small to keep.  I always feel like I’m wasting vinyl if I throw “perfectly good scraps” away.  So I decided to make something with them.  I apologize in advance, if you struggled with destashing before, this just might make the problem worse…

Design #7: Pink Flamingo! Memorial Serving Tray

I love pink flamingos! Don’t you? When I was a kid, I remember stopping to see the pink flamingos every time we went to the zoo with my Grandma. There’s something about giant pink birds on stilt-like legs that you just have to love. And plastic yard pink flamingos? No yard is complete without one! They’re so gaudy that I can’t help but love them too! I used vinyl as a stencil to paint this hand made tray, let me give you some pointers on making your own…

Design #2: Candy Corn! Trick or Treat Double Sided Halloween Sign

Candy corn is a iconic symbol of Halloween.  The orange, yellow and white- there is no mistaking them. I have a love/hate relationship with candy corn.  A few is fine, but a few handfuls and you’ll be green in the gills.  And who can just eat a few?? I designed this candy corn file to be used on all your Halloween projects.  Let me teach you how to use this file and how to layer vinyl as well!