Welcome to the Thankful for Family, Friends, Freedom and Food Blog Hop. Here is a list of all of the Blog Hop participants. If this is your first stop, please start at the beginning so you don't miss anything. Also, this is a 2 Day Blog Hop so come back tomorrow for a second round of projects!
Some of us have Blog Candy as well!
You should have arrived here from Josy's BLOG.
I have blog candy that you will see below!
I chose to create a 12 x 12 tile decorated with vinyl for my first project of the blog hop this weekend. I used my Gypsy to line up my three layers. I wanted a true 12 inch title, so I started my title at the 1" mark and filled it up to the 13" mark. In order to do this, you need to use a 12 x 24 mat.
Here are the three layers on my Gypsy screen ~ each layer will be cut in a different color. The title will be yellow and can be found on the Creative Memories Reminisce Accents. I used Hide Contour to erase the swirl between "this" and "day." The Turkey can be found on Celebrate With Flourish and will be brown. The top layer will be a rust red, and the font is from CM Reminisce Accents and the So Grateful is from Calligraphy Collection.
When cutting vinyl on your cricut, you want to remember 3~3~3. That is Speed, Pressure and Blade settings. This will give you a nice kiss cut (the blade will only cut through the vinyl, not the backing).
Here is the yellow vinyl for my 12" title.
I love the dental tool for weeding the extra vinyl away.
You can poke vinyl and pull it right up.
It is helpful to roll up the excess vinyl so it doesn't stick to your design. It is easy to lose the little pieces (like dots for the i's) as you roll away.
I use clear contact paper as my transfer sheet. It is very sticky, so I stick it on my jeans once or twice to take away a little stick!
I use my little scraper from my Cricut tool kit to burnish the design onto the transfer sheet and gently pull it up.
I use the same scraper to burnish the image and transfer sheet to the tile. Just peel it up slowly, rolling the transfer sheet as you go.
Repeat the process for layer #2. I use my Fiskars cutting mat to help center my title.
Here is the tile with all four layers on. This will make a great addition to my living room where my "every day" tile usually sits.
Now on to the Candy!!! In order to qualify you need to do 2 things.....#1 be or become a follower and #2 leave me a comment that includes at least one thing you are thankful for this year. I will combine the comments from today's post and tomorrow's post (so you can enter once each day) and draw a winner.
If I reach 300 followers, I will pick 2 winners (I am currently at 285).
Next on the hop is: FantabulouslyPink