Friday, February 6, 2015

Custom Gifts and She's A Sassy Lady

Hello Krafters!

It has been a long time....yes I am guilty! But I have some exciting news. NO I did not have another baby BUT I am one of the newest members of She’s a Sassy Lady! I am so ecstatic about being a part of this group! I also hope to bring a little sassiness to the team!

For my first project, I made a custom gift for someone. This gift was inexpensive to make as well as easy! I purchased a glass cutting board from the Dollar Tree. I already had vinyl on hand from a  different project and I used a file from the Silhouette Store. 

I opened Silhouette Studio Software and placed my image on the virtual mat. I did not need all of the parts of the file. I ungrouped the image and deleted what I did not need. 

Next I resized my image and moved the utensils how I wanted them on the mat. I then used a true type font for the name of the family. I used the Character Spacing/Kerning feature in the software which can be found under Text Style. Once I was satisfied with the kerning, I welded the name together. I grouped all of the images.

 Because the vinyl was going on the underside of the glass, I had to flip the image. I cut out the image and applied it to the cutting board. I must note, I cleaned the cutting board prior to applying the vinyl to ensure good contact of the vinyl to the glass. This is very durable and should last the recipient for years to come. 

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! I look forward to share the next project. Pop on over to She's a Sassy Lady and see the sassy design team, Krafthead~


  1. This is a super fantastic idea!! Love what you've done!

  2. Kenya this is wonderful. I love the design and how creative to think about putting it on a cutting board. Thank you for joining us at She's A Sassy Lady and sharing this wonderful project with us!

  3. Congrats on the joining a new design team, like your project! I picked up some cutting boards over the holidays, maybe I'll give them a try soon.

  4. What a fun project. I just got a Silouette for my birthday and haven't staarted playing with it yet :)