Valentine’s Day Plate with Subway Art

Are you ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day next month?  Or are you like me with not quite all of my Christmas decorations put away?

I’m patting myself on the back for grabbing these plates when I first saw them at Michael’s with all the rhinestone bling already on them.  Because I did, I am actually going to have a month to enjoy this plate before Valentine’s Day comes and goes…and even have time to make and share them with special friends.  Isn’t that a novel way to begin 2013?  The good news is that there is still time for you to do the same.  The project is quick and easy!  Optimized-VPlate1

Supplies:  1 red plate, 1 – 9″ square of White Vinyl, and Transfer Tape

I cut the vinyl on my new KNK Maxx Air machine from Make-the-Cut software, using a standard material blade (red capped).  The settings used were: Force: 19; Speed: 150; Blade Offset: .35, One pass.

The biggest challenge to this project might be centering the heart within the plate, so I am including pictures of how I did it:

1.  After cutting the vinyl, cover the vinyl (still on the backing) with a layer of Transfer Tape.
2.  Closely cut the Transfer Tape and Vinyl backing to the shape of the heart, being careful not to cut the heart perimeter.VPlate6

3. Lay the heart shape into the plate center for a visual of where you desire final placement.
4. Carefully remove the backing from the vinyl; With the sticky side of the vinyl facing the plate; center and carefully place it on the plate; burnish for a smooth application.  VPlate7

SubwayArtHeartCuttingFiles in KNK, MTC & SVG Formats

PDF Listing of Fonts used in Valentine Subway Art Design

21 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Plate with Subway Art

  1. Gorgeous. I love it and this may be my VD card to dear hubby. I have red plates left from Christmas. Great idea and thanks for sharing.

  2. Gorgeous! Love the look. We’re the pearls already on the outside rim or did you add those too?

  3. That is an AWESOME idea!!! I have those plate at home and did not know what to do with them, LOL. Thank you Sharing…

  4. Lovely! Would you mind telling us where you bought the plate? The jeweled edge works perfectly for this project.

  5. Love the look. I do like the rhinestones already on the plate, saves money. Red & white together is so crisp.

  6. I’ll have to see if I can find some of these chargers. I love the bling already on them1

  7. Lynn, thanks for letting us know where to find the chargers. I see a trip to Michaels in my near future!

  8. What I love most about this project is the way the words within the heart speak of love in its simplicity. Nothing gushing…just warm, honest, loving. The size of the heart and the words makes the person looking at it feel cherished. I LOVE this project. I like the pearls that surround the plate too – one less step a person has to worry about but yet the bling makes the plate look elegant. You outdid yourself again, Lynn.

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