It look good at the time but not great. That is how Pas cher vps forex felt about the monogramming I put on our mailbox a while ago.
At the time when I did the project, I was borrowing my mom’s Cricut and had a limited selection of fonts. I was on the My Vinyl Designer website and saw some absolutely beautiful monograms. If you have not been to the My Vinyl Designer website before, please venture over they have some truly amazing images. I am not being compensated to promote them, I just really do love their products. For this project, I love the first monogram on the top left and decided that was what I wanted to do.
3inches square and set up my Cricut. So I thought this was my opportunity to test it out. The contact paper I purchased from the Dollar Store is called “Adhesive shelf and drawer liner” and comes in a roll that is approximately 40 inches by 18 inches. The Cricut vinyl is 12 inches by 48 inches. 10, I was willing to try. I am sorry I don’t have a picture of contact paper, I was so excited to try it out I ripped off the label before taking a photo.
I am just like my kidsI can’t wait to open things. I trimmed the contact paper to be 12 x 12inches so it would fit into my Cricut. I placed the piece of contact paper onto the cutting mat, making sure it was secured and there were no bubbles between the paper and the mat. My blade is new, so I am not sure if this will need to be changed if you blade is older. 1 you can play around without worrying about messing up.
There was no pulling or spots where it didn’t cut. When transferring the image, the only problem I had was the design I picked was a little too delicate. I had to fiddle a little bit with the design when I was adhering it to the mailbox. I am extremely excited to be able to cut contact paper as a substitute for the pricey vinyl with the Cricut. I love that you can get contact paper in so many different colors and the price is fantastic too! I bought contact paper to try instead of vinyl also! Of course almost 2 months later I have yet to use it!
Thank you so much for reading my mind and showing me how to do this! I have read that you can use painters tape or masking tape to transfer the image, but of course I haven’t tried it yet. This makes me want to go make something! It really does work, and I think it is actually easier to use than the actual transfer stuff they sell. I’ve been buying and using contact self adhesive vinyl for awhile now, but never heard about using clear contact paper for transfer.
Have the clear Contact paper, so I will try that. Glad Press and Seal also works for transferring. I have used contact paper many times for stencils but have never use it for the actual design. I am new to all this. I have been playing with vinyl pieces but I am not sure what you are talking about transferring.
I just read someone used press and seal instead of transfer paper. I am new, I purchased yet. I am doing my research before I buy. The Press and Seal leaves a sticky residue. I prefer to paint my stuff so I was only using the vinyl as a stencil and I thought what a waste of money! Now that I use the contact paper I don’t mind it! I really did like your first mailbox re-do as well though.
So much that it inspired me to do my own! Come on over and check it out! I have a Cricut but never heard of Sure Cuts Alotwhat is it? I was wondering if contact paper would work. I will be trying this for sure! I have not had much luck cutting the contact paper. 49 a yard and it’s about 18″ wide.