A friend sent me an image that she had snagged from Pinterest and asked me if I could make her a tile like the image. sue music   The image had paper with musical notes on it and she wanted that in the background, just like pictured. Well, I wasn’t sure how I was going to accomplish that…but I did! I think I have almost an exact replica. :~) I found some scrapbook paper that had musical notes on it. Once I got it home I realized it was probably the exact same paper.  I then designed the saying in KNK Studio and cut it from vinyl. I like using “outdoor vinyl” on signs as it is meant to be permanent and seems to stick better. I used a 12×12 piece of thin pylwood and stained it. I then applied modge podge to the plywood and applied the paper. When that was dry I applied liquid laminate on the paper. I could have used modge podge but had liquid laminate left over from another project that I wanted to use. When that was dry I applied the vinyl. Here is my version of the plaque.

IMG_2230 Then, because I like that friend I decided to make another Pinterest project. It was a card that I saw and liked and decided to use the same paper for the card. In KNK Studio I designed the saying, saved it as a jpeg, imported it into Word and printed it. I used the KNK to cut the paper for the card…perfect every time.

IMG_2244 And THEN, because I had the modge podge out, and because My Vinyl Designer had a post on Facebook I decided to make my next project. Anyone who has tried to apply vinyl to canvas knows it can be a pain. I have had it where one color stuck perfect, the next not at all. Once again I like the outdoor vinyl but you are more limited by color choices if you like the matte finish. The post said that you should paint your canvas and let it dry. Then coat the canvas with modge podge and let it dry. And then apply the vinyl and it should stick like magic. I didn’t even waste time painting the canvas, I applied the modge podge to a bare canvas and let it dry. I then applied the vinyl. It wasn’t quite magic but I would say it was a 75% improvement.

IMG_2237 And my husband thinks I spend too much time on the computer. :O)



vinyl on desks and glass vases

This is a very simple project that I did for my friend Julie’s two sons. They can use them for doing homework, eating snacks, coloring, or many other things.

I bought desks in each boy’s favorite color and used outdoor vinyl so they can be washed off. Jacob is a dinosaur expert and loves anything dinosaur. So I put several dinosaurs on his desk.

Christopher loves to play with Legos and I found an SVG on the Internet that would cut using MTC software to my 24″ KNK. I did make several changes to the file, but I found I should have cut the “pegs” from a different color to make them show up better.

I’ve also added pictures of the glass vases I made for my state meeting this past weekend. Julie designed the music staff and treble clef for me and the shoes were traced in MTC from one of the silhouettes I bought from I had to make 37 of them. All the vinyl I used I purchased from