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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!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Give Thanks Wine Glass (Harvesting Memories Blog Hop)

Welcome to the Harvesting Memories Blog Hop!!  Today we are celebrating fall and when I think of fall, I think of family.  We have three birthdays in November in my family - my husband was actually born ON Thanksgiving!!  

You should have arrived from Deb's BLOG.  If you found me first, please go to the BEGINNING so you don't miss anything!!!

I have been having too much fun with vinyl lately, and I am making a ton of decorated wine glasses for Christmas gifts this year.  I decided to make one for Thanksgiving.  I don't care for wine - at least I didn't until I tried Moscato!!!  I am thankful that someone created a sweet wine :)

I cleaned my wine glass with rubbing alcohol.  I found this design in the Silhouette Online Store and sized it to fit my glass front.  Since wine glasses come in different sizes, it is best to get out your trusty dusty ruler and measure so you don't waste your vinyl!

It is hard to see in this photo, but I used dark brown vinyl (not black).  I use the Vinyl setting which cuts just the vinyl, not the paper backing.  I peel away (weed) the extra pieces.  I use clear contact paper from Dollar Tree as transfer tape.

I tied a bow on the stem.

I recommend hand washing after use.

A few helpful hints about vinyl, I keep one blade for vinyl only and the other for cardstock.  This keeps the vinyl blade sharp longer.  If you have a cricut machine, the best setting for vinyl is 3-3-3, blade depth - 3, speed - 3, and pressure - 3.  

Use a dental tool or sharp poker to peel away (weed) the extra pieces. 

Burnish the clear contact paper on the weeded image.  You can use a scraper (looks like the Pampered Chef Scraper) or a credit card or even a popsicle stick.

Burnish the image on your surface.

Take your time with curved edges!

What are you giving thanks for this year?

Your next stop in the hop is the Dazzling Daphne!

Here is the entire blog list in case you get lost along the way:


Charlotte C said...

Lovely. And thanks for the tip about keeping a separate blade for vinyl. Do you use that "vinyl" blade for Square 1 too? Happy Thanksgiving.

Glenna Anderson said...

Your wine glass is beautiful. Love your choice of sentiment. My daughter recently made me a coffee cup with vinyl on it and it's been through the dishwasher about 10 times now and no problems.

Golden Goddess Designs said...

wow! this is fantastic! I haven't used vinyl yet, but I purchased some so thanks for all the helpful hints! I just love your glass!

Lori Apgar said...

Charlotte - Yes I use my vinyl blade with my Square 1 (except for the glow-in-the-dark as it is a bit thicker material).

Glenna - that is really good to know :)

Debbie Rodgerson said...

Love this!!! Working w/ vinyl can be so much fun!!!

Gail said...

How cool is that glass? Super Duper cool - you did a wonderful job - I have not worked with vinyl - just lovely! Thanks for the hop and for the chance to win a stamp set from Mary - her stamps are wonderful!

Pamela Lash said...

Great tips on how to create such a personal project - I too have not worked with vinyl but this has inspired me to give it a go - TFS! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beautiful glass! So delicate! Thanks for sharing.

Iris said...

Clever way to decorate a wine glass - love the ribbon.
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Carmen M. said...

Very cute project. Happy Birthday to your husband.

Lynnie Einerson said...

OMG, what a great idea. My crafty friends and I were just wondering what our next group gathering what have in store for us and I think you just handed it to me.

Connie said...

This is gorgeous!! I love Moscato too! And this Wine glass would look lovely sitting on my table!! Scrappy hugs, Connie

kReN said...

Great project and a wonderful gift idea. TFS!

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Angela C said...

very pretty!

Miranda said...

Love, love, love it!