This weekend we celebrated my parent’s 70th Birthdays with a party at my brother’s house. We decided to keep the decor simple and went with a traditional Autumn theme. to create some special pumpkins, I used my Cricut and cut Vinyl. This was my first foray into Vinyl and it was SO MUCH FUN. I’ve created a little collage of pictures to demonstrate the process.
TOP: For the Happy Birthday, I used one of the Cartridges that come with the Gypsy called Gypsy Wanderings. For John & Myrna, I used the Font included in the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close to My Heart.
Bottom Left: Once you cut the images out of the Vinyl (it is recommended that you set the speed & pressure at 2, but I had to turn the pressure up to 5 because my blade was dull – worked fine), I cut a piece of Transfer Tape to size, peeled off the backing and put it on top of the image. Now, full disclosure – because this image was welded together, I think that I could have peeled it off the Mat and placed it on the pumpkin. But since it was my first time, I didn’t know that and for sure had to do that with the second pumpkin.
Bottom Center: Then you gently peel the Transfer Tape off the Cricut Mat and it takes the Vinyl with it, leaving behind the paper backing.
Bottom Right: Finally, firmly press the Image onto the pumpkin and then gently peel the transfer paper off the pumpkin.
That’s it. I think that I’m a little addicted to vinyl now!!!
Here are a few more pictures from the party. It was perfect.