Vinyl Decal on Framed Prints

Sometimes a framed print or photo needs a little something to make it special. I have found that using a vinyl decal on the glass or frame can be just the trick to make it “pop”. It works well for adding identifying information to a photo, or giving a print a bit of a 3-D effect.

Vinyl-Enhanced Framed Prints

Vinyl-Embellished Framed Prints

Here are some examples of prints that I’ve embellished with vinyl decal text. For the photo of my granddaughters, I added the date and place that the photo was taken. The other two images are designs of mine. I simply left part of the image off when I printed them, and added that part as vinyl to the glass.

Below are some close-ups so you can take a look at the detail.

Close-up of vinyl on glass

Close-up of vinyl on glass


Framed print

Oracal 651 Vinyl

Clear Transfer Tape

KNK Zing with MTC software

Red Blade

Exacto Knife

Rubbing Alcohol




Force – 15

Offset – .35

Passes – 1



Choose the font and create text in MTC. A script type font is easiest as it can be welded and is easier to weed. Adding extra weeding lines is also helpful.

(Alternatively, I sometimes use a drawing tablet and freehand tool in Inkscape to create my own text. I then save it as an SVG and import into MTC.)

Cut text out of vinyl. Weed excess vinyl. Add clear transfer tape. Squeegee to make sure transfer tape is adhered.

Clean glass with rubbing alcohol.

Add vinyl decal to glass. Carefully use squeegee to remove bubbles. Remove transfer tape.

I love vinyl!

IMG_2637 Good morning !  In Wisconsin we are experiencing a beautiful autumn, my favorite time of year. It is when life starts to slow down a bit and I have more time to spend with my beloved KNK…at least in theory. :~)

Materials used:


14×17 Frame matted to 11×14


Settings on a 15″ KNK Maxx

red blade

40 force

400 speed

Another Pinterest inspired project!  I saw this on Pinterest and loved it. And as with most things I thought “I can do that”. I already had the split letter alphabet from  My Vinyl Designer so the rest was easy. I used Centsb font for the name and date and Hanford Script font for the Mr. & Mrs. If you don’t care to buy the alphabet you can use the ginsu knife feature and split the letter (I use snap to grid to make sure my cut lines are straight). Then make a rectangle the desired size, use the array feature to make sure your 2 rectangles are lined up properly, then weld a rectangle to each half of the letter. Once you get everything in place I use alt 7 to center the name,monogramed letter, date and the Mr. & Mrs. and Ta Da… a split letter monogram! I used Wonder Under to give the burlap some stability.

This makes a great wedding shower, wedding, anniversary, or just because gift. Stay tuned for my next post where I cut PAPER!!!!



To Emri Grace, with Love


Hello and WELCOME to the Team KNK designers blog! I’m so thankful that you’re here! You are so very special!

Today’s project is a memories of ‘love’ book for the parents of a new baby girl.  The title of the book is, “To Emri Grace, with love.”The parents will place a photo of their little one inside the front  picture frame plus write little ‘love notes’ to their precious Emri Grace for her to cherish for years to come. It can be a journal entry of –‘precious one, your smile made my heart sing today’–or–‘You are so strong–you stood on your own today!’………making sure to date each entry.

Primary materials  used:

KNK Zing

Make the Cut Software

KNK Zing thick cut blade


spiral notebook (this one is considered to be 5X7)

card stock and cereal box

various ribbon scraps


Xyron Sticker Maker machine

We r Memory Keepers Big bite



straight pin


Today’s project may appear to be more on the advanced side of the spectrum, but with all sincerity, that’s what crafting with the over the top Zing is all about!  Your projects are sure to have the look as if you are a professional.

This is the first time I’ve used my awesome Zing to cut cereal box—can you say ‘one pass’??  I am definitely impressed!!

To view the project tutorial video, please click on the following link:


Thank you for dropping by, we’d love to hear from you plus see what our posts have inspired you to create! Until next time:  HUGE {{{HUGS}}} and be blessed

~Beyond Measure


PS~  Make sure to place a little scrap of paper/card stock in between the ‘frame backing’ and the bottom layer of cereal box so that it leaves an opening to slide your photo inside:)

IMG_0838   Notice that since this is a shabby Chic/ Vintage project, it adds more character if things are not perfect:)