Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Family-Scraps of Color DT Project

Hello Krafters!

I’m here to share a project that was inspired by Renee about a year ago. Tiles can be purchased at the home improvement store for less than a dollar. If you are like me, I have vinyl just lying around. For less than $5 you can make a beautiful custom gift for Christmas, house warming parties, Mother’s Day, baby showers, wedding gifts and more. I assure you, it will be a gift that will be cherished for many years to come.

You will need:
Tile (4x4, 6x6, 8x8 or 12x12)
Transfer tape
Weeding tool
Electronic cutter that can use 3rd party software
Software (Silhouette Studio, SCAL, FunTime, MTC)

Every program is different, but the concept is the same. Find a fancy font you love, bring it into the program of choice. I used Regal. You must separate the letter by using a rectangular shape and break the letter apart then you can move the sections up and down. Size another rectangle and then copy it. Place the rectangles in blank space in the letter.  Once you are happy with the placement “join” or union the entire piece together. Finally add your word of choice in the center. For mine, I have the word FAMILY.

Cut out the image on the cutter of choice. Let me tell you, the weeding can be tedious, but it is worth it in the end. Be careful because some of the cuts are thin and you could lose them as you are removing the excess vinyl. Take the transfer tape and rub it until you can easily lift the vinyl from the backing. Carefully apply the vinyl and rub vigorously. Slowly remove the transfer tape….and viola a beautiful tile that was inexpensive and took less than 30 minutes from start to finish!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~



    Keep thoes great Ideas comming our way Please
    you do such a AWESOME job Bless you for all thje Ideas

    PS my grandson now on the move posted photos from last visit I keep Blinking lol

    1. Happy Tuesday Elsie! Thank you so much for the blog love :D I appreciate your visits!

      I left you some love on your blog too ;)

  2. I am so loving this, I appreciate the tutorial but I may need some personal help when I take this on. I can't wait to try this as I'm hoping cut vinyl with my cameo soon. Thank you for your inspiration and your willingness to share!

  3. Hi Treva! I was thinking about doing a video tut on this. It really is easy and once you have it down, you will be wanting to do it more often :)

  4. This is awesome! Maybe too "intricate" for me. LOL. TFS.

    1. LOL, you are funny! I tell you though you do one, you will want to do another even if it is a lot of work :) Thanks for the blog love, Kenya~

  5. Gorgeous! I really need to get some vinyl!!!

  6. One day you are gonna have to teach how to do this. Love, love, love this project!