Copyright Information

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoy the things that I create and share! I do have a copyright on my original creations (see logo on my sidebar below).
If you create and post a creations based off of mine, please refer (with a link) back to my blog. Please do not use my ideas for files, profit or for contests. Thank you!

My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Vinyl Can Hugs

I bought plain Can Hugs at Michaels for $.66 each and jazzed them up with vinyl.
I decided to use some cartridges that I have not used yet.  Now, be nice....I would have used them sooner if my Gypsy were back!!  I used Cricut Lite Cherry Limeade for the font.  I cut out the letters at 2".  I made a kiss cut with my settings at 3, 3 & 3.  That is:  meduim speed, medium pressure and the blade set on 3.  This cuts only the vinyl, not the backing.

I use my dental tool to weed away the extra vinyl.  If you roll it up as you weed, you won't accidentally stick the extra pieces to the letters (don't ask how I know that!!).

The dental tool is also very helpful in pulling out the extra pieces inside the letters.  You can poke a little hole in it and just gently pull.
I use clear contact paper as my transfer tape.  I de-stick it a bit on my denim shorts because it is soooo sticky!!  This is much cheaper than transfer tape!
I use my scraper to burnish the letters to the contact paper.
Then, I turn the vinyl over and burnish again.  This helps the letters stick to the contact paper.
Then I gently pull the contact paper off the backing.
Next, I position the letters on the can hug.
Burnish it onto the can hug.  The vinyl doesn't stick to the foam as easy as it does to other things, so this is a very important step.
I gently peel the contact paper off.  Vinyl is very forgiving, so if a piece is not sticking, rub it a little with your fingernail or burnish again with the scraper.
Here is Tanner's can hug.
I cut out my name from a 12x12 sheet of lime green vinyl.  I did not want to waste any vinyl, so I trimmed out my name after I cut the letters.
I followed the steps above and put my name on the purple can hug.  I wanted to add a little something, so I dug out more cartridges!
I added the skater boy (2") from the Cricut Lite Dude for Tanner's can hug.
I added a 3" butterfly from Wall Decor & More to mine.
We added our favorite drink ~ Diet Dr. Pepper!
And here we are with two very cool can hugs for under $1.00 each!!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great idea. Isn't vinyl fun to work with! TFS.

Audrey Frelx said...

Lori, what a great idea and so darn cute!!! Love the tip with using the dental pick too!

Hugs, my friend!

debbiebakk said...

what another great idea...I have several foam can holder from Micheals-now I know what I can do to them TFS

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Lori. I'm back because I have a blog candy rak and I don't recall seeing a comment from you to be eligible -- wouldn't want you to accidently miss out!!! If you want to take a chance to win, come on over and look on my sidebar under the "200 Followers" and follow the link to the post where you must leave your comment. You have until Wednesday eve.

Hope to hear from you for a chance to win!!!

craftymrs said...

What a great idea! Hmmm I think I can hear Michael's calling my name.

Lisa said...

Those are awesome. Great job.

Debbie H said...

Great tutorial, love your projects, thanks!

Jessica said...

Very cute coozies! Thanks for sharing!