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American the Beautiful Sign

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I found another metal sign blank in my craft stash, so clearly, I had to make another sign .  I located a couple of patriotic designs in my library of freebies from the Design Store. I found a couple and loaded some dark blue permanent vinyl into my old Silhouette Cameo . After the design was cut, I sliced apart the two designs with scissors, and I started weeding out the one I chose for this sign. I saved some of the stars as I was weeding and placed them around the design. This design had tiny slivers in the As that were a real pain to get into place, but in the end, I was successful! Then I applied transfer tape over the design and rubbed it down with the handle of my  weeding tool . Then I peeled the paper backing off of the design. Then I applied the transfer tape and the decal onto the sign and rubbed the vinyl down with the weeding tool's handle again. Then comes my favorite part. I peeled the transfer tape off to reveal the design. I held my breath as I peeled the tape off

Hand Made with Love Sign

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Last week , I cut some vinyl out to make a sign. Since I was cutting with white vinyl. Since I needed to fill up my craft mat (to avoid oddly shaped scraps of vinyl), I cut out a few other designs. This design ("Hand Made with Love"), I picked out for this Mason Jar shaped sign blank from Dollar Tree. I was able to get both designs and some spare dog paws cut out of this sheet of white permanent vinyl on my old Silhouette Cameo . I cut the "Hand Made with Love" design out of the sheet of vinyl and used a  weeding tool to remove the excess vinyl. After the design had been weeded, I cut a piece of transfer tape to size. Since the design wasn't a solid square inch size, I folded the sheet of transfer tape and the design to help me find the middle and keep things straight. I applied the transfer tape and rubbed the letters to make sure they were stuck well to the tape, then I peeled off the paper backing and applied the tape and vinyl to the sign. I rubbed down th

Dollar Store House Shaped Sign Blank and Vinyl Decal Sign

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I've been on a sign kick lately, but I knew I needed to make another one when I saw this cute house-shaped sign blank at my local Dollar Tree. I found a good design to cut in my library of freebies from the Silhouette store. I measured my sign to set the size of the design. Then I crammed some other designs on the 12 x 12 square to fill out a craft mat worth of cutting. I used some white permanent glossy vinyl and set it to the standard glossy vinyl settings (I added a point to the force setting because the Silhouette vinyl is thick). Then I let my old Silhouette cut away. After the Silhouette was done cutting, I peeled it off the mat and cut apart the different designs. Then I grabbed a weeding tool to start pulling off the excess vinyl. After I removed the excess vinyl from the design, I cut out a square of transfer tape the same size as the design. Then I applied the transfer tape to the vinyl and rubbed it down with the handle of my weeding tool. After a lot of hemming and h

Sign Craft Collection

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Metal, wood, or ceramic tile, I've gotten fairly crafty with the signs. Check out the collection here: Sarah Jane's Craft Blog Sign Collection  

Easy Vinyl Decal Sign

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  It's been busy here, so all I had time for was a quick project this week. When I came across this design in the pick-a-design section of the Silhouette Store, it spoke to me on several levels. It also looked like a really nice simple design that would be easy to cut. It was. This is a great beginner-friendly project. I put the design into the Silhouette Studio and sized it so that it would fit on the metal sign that I had from Dollar Tree. Then I cut it using the default glossy vinyl settings. Since I was only cutting one design, I cut a piece of black permanent vinyl a bit bigger than my design and placed it in the same corner of my mat as it was in Silhouette Studio. It cut quickly and cleanly on my Silhouette Cameo with no issues. I got out my vinyl weeding tool and peeled off the main piece of vinyl. I used the vinyl weeding tool to pick out the vinyl that was in between the letters. This one was a quick and easy weed. The letters were thick enough that they cut well and d

Mod Podge and Decoupage Projects Collection

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Check out the Mod Podge projects from Sarah Jane's craft blog here: Mod Podge and Decoupage Collection

3D Printed Shark Clips

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Just a quick 3D printing project this week. These cute shark clips were a simple hour-long print. I printed them on our printer with black PLA using the recommended settings (.2 resolution and 60% infil).  After the first one went well, I printed one in purple PLA . These were a simple and fun print--just what I wanted for this week's project. :)