Monday, August 30, 2010

The Canadian Paper Trail

It seems that Jess over at The Canadian Paper Trail has had a flood at her home and has been unable to post today. Sorry for any inconvenience.

I am featured today at . Each day a Canadian craft blog is featured. Tomorrow is my daughter Amanda . The theme is Back to School or End of Summer.

I decided to try something I have been wanting to try for some time and that is vinyl. As I don't have children in school I thought about the older student or teacher with a laptop and I decorated my daughters laptop.

First I laid everything out on Design Studio so I could figure out how much vinyl I needed without wasting it. All cuts were cut at either 2" or 2 1/2". The blade was set at 4 so it would cut the vinyl but not the backing. The pressure and speed were set at medium. I used transfer tape for the "Inspire" cut and placed it over the piece of vinyl and rubbed it. Just the cut stuck to the transfer tape when I pulled it up. For the other cuts I just peeled them off the sheet and stuck them on the laptop, just be careful because it is very easy for it to stick to itself.

The cuts that I used are Inspire from Home Accents, the nightie from Sweethearts, the shoes from Wedding solutions cart(I cut 2 shoes, 1 was flipped using DS), the popsicle from Doodlecharms and the cupcake from Home Decor.

The flower and the hearts are cut using SU punches.


Donna Henley said...

Awww,this is so cute - you're a great mom!

*Star said...

That is awesome! I absolutely love the shoes!!
Tfs and have a great day. :)

Brenda said...

Love this idea. You've "inspired" me to decorate my laptop now.

HappyExpressions said...

Congrats! Excellent idea! TFS!

JennyKozar said...

Love it - I too want to try vinyl but for some reason am so intimidated by it.


Jenny Kozar

BeeBeebabs said...

Wow Kerry you did a awesome job. I have vinyl but have not tried it yet - you inspired me to give it a try thanks for sharing

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Very fun idea!

creativeprincess said...

I think this is an excellent way to personalize those otherwise boring laptops! Thanks for the inspiration!