The bigger the horse, the bigger the fun.

Making oversized projects with vinyl is easy since you can get vinyl bigger than 12″ x 12″ whereas scrapbook paper is rarely found larger than 12″ x 12″ sheets.  When making something larger than 12″ x 12″ using paper you need to tile your object.  MTC has a  tiling feature that it is very easy to use.  I made a pin the tail on the horse game for my daughter’s birthday party using the tiling feature because the bigger the horse the bigger the fun.

Materials:

Settings:

Colormates smooth and silky cardstock

  • Force:  70
  • Offset:  .25
  • Passes:  1
  • Blade Height:  25 post-its
  • Speed:  10/10

Oracal 631 Vinyl

  • Force:  15
  • Offset:  .25
  • Passes:  1
  • Blade Height:  25 post-its
  • Speed:  10/10

Steps:

  1. Create your file                                                Horse file
  2. Select your object that you what to tile and click the wrench on the bottom tool bar and select “Tiler”                                                 Horse Tile
  3. In the “Tiler” screen input the size of paper you want to use.  I chose 11.5×11.5 to ensure I didn’t go off the paper.                                                    Horse tiles
  4. After you click accept you will get separate pages.  I did learn that when you use the tiling feature to make sure that the object you want tiled is the only thing on your virtual mat if not it will tile your whole project even though you only have one thing selected.                                               horse file
  5. Cut out all your pieces.  Since some of the pieces weren’t a full 12″ x 12″, I combined the pieces on to one mat to not waste paper.     Edited. IMG_8309_3939
  6. Glue down all the pieces using your choice of glue.  I used my advanced tape glider gun.                                                     Edited. IMG_8310_3940
  7. I then transferred my vinyl using paper transfer tape on to the foam board.     Edited. IMG_8313_3943

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