Thursday, January 27, 2011

Vinyl Window Decal - Grandkids

Today I played with the idea of making vinyl window decals. I used the Car Decals Cartridge on my Gypsy to make three kids holding hands for my aunt. The design came out great. However, transferring the design from the vinyl with adhesive backing to the window was not so easy. I am still looking for a good way to do this. It gave trouble because the pieces of the people were not connected to the people. I made another one for her of the I (heart) my Grandkids and am thinking of an easier way to transfer this then to pick each piece at a time. I know that there is contact paper for sale, that I might be looking into. I will take pictures of how the decal came out on the window next time I see her in the light.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pig with Cricut

Anyone who knows me knows that my favorite animals are pigs. I collect pigs, draw pigs, and today I made a pig with my Cricut and Gypsy. This project was made with the George and Basic Shapes cartridge on the Gypsy. Posted are pictures of the pieces I cut both before and after gluing them together.

To make this Pig with the Gypsy * This entire project was made using the Geroge and Basic Shapes cartridge.
  1. The pigs body
    • The pigs body is made using an oval rotated sideways.
    • Connected to the Oval are 4 U's merged together for the feet.
    • The pigs ears are 2 C's rotated and merged together.
    • The tail is a series of C's rotated and merged according to how curly you want the tail to be.
  2. The outline
    • The pieces were copied to a second layer and cut out to make the outlines.
    • The black nose is just a circle with two lower case L's cut for the inside.
  3. White layer
    • The white layer consist solely of two circles for the eyes.
  4. The mouth
    • The mouth is the inside of an upper case D.
  5. Putting together
    • The pieces were then glued together in order to make the pig as shown.


Hello and welcome.  I have just got a Cricut for Christmas and love every minute of it.  I have been looking around and seen so many wonderful projects that are able to be done with this wonderful machine. I have decided that I would love to share mine as well (when time permits).  As a full time graduate student with a full time job, I don't get to scrapbook as much as I would like, but as I do, I will share the projects with you.