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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Quick Tip Tuesday: Transfering Vinyl The Cheaper Way

My Quick Tip this week comes from Leirad's Card Making Corner. Take note that all pictures and instructions come from Leirad's blog. This tip is awesome, but please note that Leirad says: The vinyl I used is for indoor use. I rubbed down the wrap on top of each cut and  lifted a little bit the top corner of each letter with a spatula before attempting to remove the vinyl from the mat. I agree that it is not the easiest way of transferring vinyl, specially with very intricate cuts, but it is very inexpensive and works with very simple cuts like the ones shown in the tutorial.
The first photo shows the materials and tools I used.  You need your adhesive vinyl cuts, scissors, Glad Press n' Seal Multipurpose Sealing Wrap, and SU! Decor Elements applicator.
Apply the Glad Press n' Seal Multipurpose wrap to the front of your vinyl cut (sticky part of the wrap facing down).
 With the help of the SU! Decor Elements applicator (fingers and old credit cards work too), rub the Press n' Seal wrap over each of the letters. See the two photos below.

Carefully remove the backing of the vinyl.  The vinyl letters stick to the Press n' seal wrap as shown in the pictures below.

Apply the letters to the surface. You may want to use a ruler to make a guideline so that your letters are straight.
 Press the letters with your fingers or the SU! Decor Elements applicator so that the adhesive vinyl stick to the surface and remove any air bubbles.
 Peel the Press n' Seal wrap off the letters and you are pretty much done.

 This picture is a close up of the finished product. 
This picture shows the whole project.  This is an Expedit bookcase from IKEA and the doors were made from scratch by my talented husband.  Thanks for looking!!

Note: I was not sponsored by GLAD in any way or form :)
Thank you for joining me on another Quick Tip Tuesday, I will see you again next week!

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  1. What an awesome tip!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. Wow, what a fantastic tip! Thanks for the tutorial... I have become very interested in using Vinyl in my cricut lately , do you know where I can buy the right vinyl??

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  3. This is a great idea! I will have to remember this if I get any vinyl.

  4. This is such a great idea! I usually use painters tape, but you can see through the glad wrap! TFS!

  5. Somewhere in my craft room I have some vinyl and transfer stuff. But I can't find the transfer stuff and refuse to buy more, now I don't have to! Oh, thank you soooo much! I'll be trying this soon!

  6. What a great tip!! Would never have thought of using Press N Seal!!!

  7. This is such a great idea! The doors are so fun in bright green with the decals and words. Great job by you and your husband!

  8. Just one disclaimer. This project was not mine it completed by Leirad, so stop by her blog and leave her some love for the great idea!

  9. Good to know! Thanks for sharing :)


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