Saturday, December 11, 2010

2nd Day Holly Jolly Blog Hop!

Welcome to our 2nd day "Holly Jolly" blog hop! Thanks for landing at Bugjuiced by Debbie from  Carri's Blog "Abusybee"


Please make sure to leave a comment from each blog you visited for a chance to win a prize package from Scrapadabadoo! There also will be a 2nd grand prize!! You must come back to each blog the 2nd day and leave comments to be eligible for the 2nd grand prize. Third grand prize is a Holiday stamp set courtesy of "Pink Cricut"


Today my project may not look Christmasy but it is a gift idea that everyone seems to love. I love to work with vinyl and my gift idea is the vinyl "stick family". I have sent several different vinyls to friends and family that I have done and they love it!


Sorry for the bad pics of the package! My camera is not cooperating!
I made a little pocket to put the finished project in to mail to family or friends. Paper is "My minds eye" and tag was cut from "Tags, bags, boxes and more"

The project was done from "Car Decals" cartridge. I have done several others just using SCAL2 which is fun because I get alittle more creative! The name was done in SCAL2. I used the "kiss" cut method. My blade is pretty sharp so my blade setting was "2", pressure was med. and speed was high.

The husband and wife were cut at 3", The larger dog was cut at 2" and the little dog was 1.5"
The hardest part is the eyes. They never make the eyes more than a dot so sometimes they don't come out that well so sometimes I have to cut alittle piece of vinyl to replace the eye that really is so small it doesn't cut.

After I cut the family. I did what they call "weeding" and removed all the excess vinyl around the design. The next step calls for transfer paper but I have found if you go to walmart you can get a BIG roll of "clear contact paper" in the shelf liner area. Cricut transfer paper cost about 10.00 for a couple sheets 12 x 12 I believe. This roll at Walmart cost about $5.97 and has tons on it. I removed the wrapper or I could tell you how many feet but trust me it will take you a long while to run out.

So you pull the backing off the contact paper and take the clear piece that is tacky on the other side and lay tacky side down on your project. Then you will rub all over it (burnish) making sure every little piece is rubbed well (especially those eyes and small pieces)

At this point if you are going to send it as a gift you will leave the clear piece on the backing paper that you rubbed it on. I like to take chipboard and sandwich the decal in it and take it up for mailing.

The picture I have also posting on here shows the project put on the window of my husbands jeep so I could take a picture!! All you do to apply is make sure your window is clean. Pull carefully the clear piece and your image should be attached to it. As your pulling make sure all the parts are stuck to the clear piece and as your pulling if you see an area that isn't lifting off, carefully lay the clear piece down and rub over that area with a flat tool such as a credit card or something like that. Then continue to pull the clear piece and all your decal should be on it. Carefully position on the surface you are applying it to and start rubbing! Once done you will pull the clear piece off again be very careful as sometimes it will need burnish alittle more if you see it is sticking to the clear and not the vehicle window or whatever you are doing it on.

Once you have decal applied to the surface you have chosen, rub your fingers over it all to make sure it is applied well. And that is all she wrote!! Next you will join my wonderful friend Kristal!

76 comments:

ScrappingStephanie said...

So adorable. Excellent gift. I want a little family set to put on my car! The picture is just fine. I was having serious camera problems yesterday, I don't know what was up. Thank you for joining me in the blog hop;)

Hugs,
Stephanie

DonnaMundinger said...

Never thought to send these as gifts, but what a fabulous idea! Definitely gonna give this a try! xxD

Darlene said...

Awesome! I need to give vinyl a try one day.

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Lesley from WI said...

What a great gift idea! I don't have that cart but it is on my wish list. I think this would be so much fun to receive...thanks for sharing.

Lillian Child said...

I adore vinyl! I have several vinyl sayings on my walls and windows. They just make me smile when I see them. Thanks so much for sharing during this fun hop!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Tami B. said...

I want to be on your Christmas list. LOVE this gift idea.

Stephanie said...

Nice! I have yet to try cutting any vinyl with my Cricut but that's so adorable!

Jamie said...

cute! I have to try some vinyl projects sometime. tfs!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Lavender Angel said...

Fun gift idea!

Susan
lavenderangel@centurytel.net

Kerry--Momma K said...

Great idea! I love working with vinyl.
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

jennyplace2 said...

Wonderful gift ideal. I would love to have a set on theback of my jeep.....this is what you should of done for blog candy! LOl TFS Merry Christmas to You and your family, may you stay safe this holiday season.

Tanya said...

Love the vinyl family and the package! I am a new follower :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

stefeni said...

Great projects. Love the car decal, wish I had that cart.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Cool gift idea! Thanks for the how to on using vinyl and for sharing your creativity with us.

coupondenise at live dot com

Teela said...

This is such a creative and thoughtful gift and who doesn't like things "personalized"! THanks!
teelayoung at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

great idea !!

donnamlockhart at gmail dot com

Angela R said...

Aww I ddin't even know that they made a car decal cartiage! I love it! So cute! Thank you for sharing!
Contact Info: in case I get a chance to win that amazing blog candy for day 2 YaY! Happy Holiday's! arebori0204@gmail.com

Cyn said...

Very cute! I'm glad I'm not the only one who's camera acts up when trying to blog :)

Heather said...

Great projects! Car decals looks so fun!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Cindylu2u said...

This is so cute!! I haven't done any vinyl on a car yet, it looks fantatic, thanks for the tips!!

iluvmybugs said...

This is just the cutest idea and what a great gift!!! Thanks for sharing and for all the directions!!

Terry
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marey said...

That is a great Christmas present. Thanks for explaining on how to do it. Great job!

Marianne said...

Your family auto decal is super cute, great gift for family and friends. Thank you for sharing.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com
www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

scrapperbecka said...

Great present, I so want to try this cart. TFS how to do vinyl

scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

Sharon said...

Love your car decals. I might have to make some for my car for my Grand children.

Sharon
rsmobley85@gmail.com

OmaGloria said...

Can you use the regular Cricut vinyl or is it a special type for outside? My daughter wants one for her truck but I've been hesitant to use Cricut vinyl.

Precious Hugs
OmaGloria

aud1inok said...

Super gift idea!

silvia said...

LOVE them!!

Sue in CT said...

Those are cute. I have seen a couple of cars with them in the window but never with a dog. They just had the people. Also, thanks for the tip on saving the money for the transfer paper.

Trisha said...

When January gets here, I want to try some vinyl also. Looks like fun. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

Theresa said...

Super fun gift idea,,and like you said, one that can be enjoyed year round..great job!

ann55w said...

great looks cool on the car.
Ann W
weedmana@embarqmail.com

Dana said...

I love the idea! I want to get Car Decals just so I can bling out my car! Haha!

dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

TeacherMom said...

Super gift idea!! I am wishing I had picked that cart up at Black Friday. It's back on my wish list now. I need to venture into using vinyl more. Thanks for the inspiration. The blog hop was great!!!!

Laura Lee said...

What a great idea...I love them...
lauraleed48atlivedotca

Penny said...

I may do that with hubby and me. There is just the two of us. Maybe that will be my theme -- "just the two of us." Thanks for a great blog.

Glenda said...

Great gift idea and the decals are super cute! TFS
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

Coachfans said...

I have looked at these stick figures in the store, but can never find the entire family. It would be great to make them just the way you want.

Happy Holidays,
Georgiana
http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/

Luv Scrapping Together said...

This is so super cute! People pay for these all the time so I know this would make a great gift idea.

~Saundra
Luvscrappingtogether@gmail.com

Margie said...

So cute Deb! I have been having a blast making these families for my daughters and their friends to put on their cars. Now everyone wants them! Live the packaging you are sending them in!

Simply AJ said...

Great idea! You could really personalize this gift. I have never worked with vinyl but you sure make it sound fun and easy. Thanks for sharing. AJ - aj_822@yahoo.com

Saundra said...
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Melanie Makes said...

I love the decals, very cut stick figures.

Saundra said...

Thanks for the info! I have been wondering how to do these and they would make a perfect gift!

saundra24@yahoo.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute! This would make a perfect gift!

Josie0602 said...

I just started using vinyl and I love your decals! So cute!
tracyg398@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

I can't wait to try vinyl! And some of your projects. Where did you get the cut file for the family?

Melissa
dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

Brandy said...

I love seeing these decals in windows. Great gift idea, i never would have thought to give. thank you for sharing.

Brandy
dobiemom09 at gmail dot com

cmtry555 said...

I love the decals for the window. I never thought of giving those as a gift. That is a great idea. Thank you for sharing. cmtry 555 at aol dot com

Melissa said...

Awwwww....love it!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

flowerdisco said...

awesome.thanks for the tut too :)

Christy: said...

I made some cute stick figures in Make-the -Cut...just haven't gotten around to actually cutting them. Your project is a good motivator for me. Thanks!

jenni said...

Such a cool idea! I never thought about giving them as a gift !
jpshirley@ymail.com

funnygirl13 said...

So very cute!!!
--Robin

Karelj said...

How cute are these? Love them! I'm a follower....http://karelj.blogspot.com

Lilygirl said...

Super cute!! Love it!! Colleen laysig@telus.net

A Scrap Above said...

Oh this is too cool! I love working with my cricut and vinyl.. and THANKS for the info on the cheaper what to do the vinyl!
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

CricutLvr!! said...

These are very cute! I just started using the vinyl so im looking for great ideas!! Love it!!

Anna said...

I think the vinyl people are so cute!!! Thanks for telling me how to work with vinyl.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Debbie said...

very cool idea ! I like using Vinyl too. Hmmmm,now you have me thinking about more gifts to make ! TFS Debbie
www.debseclecticthoughts.blogspot.com

Glora said...

What a cute gift idea. TFS! me(at)glorajean(dot)com.

Kris said...

Great gift idea! You just have to make sure and spell everyone's name right! lol

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

sucor said...

What an awesome gift idea! I don't have Car Decals but hubby used my Cricut to put vinyl on his truck. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win.
sucor_2 at hotmail.com

Bobbi said...

The car decals are so cute. Have been wanting to do some of those, you made the look so easy...thanks for the inspiration to try my own.

Kelly Rae said...

I have never used vinyl. Is it easy enough for a beginner? I would need one for me and then two kittens for my furbabies, Michael and Bailey! Many thanks! Kelly

Carla's Creations said...

Great gift idea!! I have to try using vinyl. Thanks for the idea and the blog hop!!!

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

What a great gift idea! I think I need to get car decals and some vinyl now LOL! You make it look so easy! TFS!

E. Marie said...

This is a great idea. I am sure anyone would love to get this.

My Scrap Diary said...

What a nice, unique idea. And the best part is that it can be personalized.
Thanks for being part of the hop. I enjoyed meeting you.
Hugs
Jess :)

BunnyFreak said...

Thanks for the contact paper tip.

CherylP said...

What a great gift idea!

cherylphillips AT comcast DOT net

shanna13 said...

Very clever project! TFS Susan
shanna13@frontiernet.net

Donna Brady said...

Deb, what a great and thoughtful gift idea! Anyone would love to receive it! Also, thanks for the 'recipe'...how-to. I have SCAL2 and your directions will be very helpful! This HOP has been so inspirational.

haldonb@comcast.net

Dalis said...

I love car decals I have to say that the dogs remind me of the Jack's dog from Jack's Big Music Show.

-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

Linda said...

I need to give vinyl a try real soon,TFS
lindamcintosh@verizon.net

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Such a great gift idea!!!!! Love your idea:) Thanks for sharing
Happy HOlidays:)
Hugs,
Norma