When preparing for the recent KNK Retreat I found that using vinyl to enhance, decorate, and embellish items to be used at the retreat was easy and sometimes efficient. The items for which I used wall or indoor vinyl (Oracal 631) were the name tags that were worn by the attendees and the name tags or place cards that were on the tables in front of each attendee. Outdoor vinyl was used on plastic drinking glasses for each attendee.
This picture shows the table name tags. The base was cut from white cardstock with puple and blue cardstock layered for the mountains. The name and contoured layer behind the name are also cut from cardstock. The words “is Rockin’ in the Rockies” was cut from wall vinyl. The columbine blossom and humming bird were embroidered embellishments.
These are the name tags that were worn by the attendees. To me, the retreat theme of “Rockin’ in the Rockies” was logically associated with music and the idea of music lead me to CDs. The “logo” of mountains was engraved into the CDs and words and names cut from the wall vinyl and applied with vinyl transfer tape.
These drinking glasses were decorated/embellished with outdoor vinyl rather than the wall vinyl since the glasses would be exposed to soap and water when being washed. Again the mountain logo was used along with the retreat name as well as the location and dates. If I had been able to use the MTC conical warp feature at the time I made the files for these glasses it would have made it much easier to create the files so the lines appear straight when applied to the glass. The method I devised worked and is described in detaill in the PDF files that are available for this posting.
More details on the creation of the Table Name Tags and the CD Name Tags are also available in the associated PDF files.