Printable Vinyl Gift Wrapp
Christmas is around the corner. I decided this year to wrap a few Christmas presents in a different and unique way. I also had a new idea for a Christmas ornament. So I took advantage of the printable vinyl that KNKUSA.com sells. For this project the materials I used are:
Recycled plastic bottle
Instructions: I began by using Photoshop to design the images and saved them as JPG’s. I imported and pixel traced these images in MTC and then printed them on a sheet of Printable Vinyl. Here is the printed ornament image showing the registrations marks:
After printing, I used my TERRIFIC Klic-N-Kut Groove-e for the print and cut. (To perform a print and cut from Make-The-Cut, watch the video “Using Make The Cut to do a Print and Cut to a Klic-N-Kut” by Sandy McCauley). I also cut a piece of cardstock with the same shape as my design. In this case a Christmas ball. Then I applied the vinyl to the cardstock.
After that, I made another design to place in front of my plastic bottle. And I wrapped the bottle cap with ribbon.
And finally, I decorated the top of the bottle cap with a poinsettia, tulle, and my personalized Christmas ball.
The print on the vinyl looks fantastic. Inside the plastic base you can put candies or any special gift that will fit. I know the person who receives this present will be so excited.
I bought some ornaments last year on after Christmas clearance. Some were clear and some frosted. I tried the pledge and glitter trick on one and wasn’t thrilled. It was an uglier version of what a store-bought glitter ornament would look like.
Then I tried alcohol ink on a clear ornament. That turned out better but was plain.So when I decided to make personalized ornaments. I used one of the alcohol ink ornaments that I had made as a base. The H on the ornament it CentB font, Harper is PC Dazzle as is the back of the ornament. I like PC Dazzle because it cuts well at any size and weeds well. With the ” H” I scored all of the edges with my exacto knife prior to removing it from the backing. This helped it lay flat on the round ornament.
So that worked for the girls, but what about the boys? Gavin would not like purple. So I made this ornament for him. I stole his face from a My Scrap Chick file.
And then, because I had seen an ornament on-line and said “I can make that” (ask my family how often I say that) I made this Hello Kitty ornament.
All of the ornaments were made by cutting vinyl on my wonderful KNK Maxx. The first two are made with Oracal 631 and the Hello Kitty is Oracal 651 only because I wanted the glossy finish. The vinyl is available at www.knkusa.com.
So, go get those clearance ornaments before they are gone and for about 25 cents you can make some great personalized ornaments for the little ones in your life.