ScanNCut: custom vinyl fun

I’ve got a confession to make – I’ve become totally obsessed with all things vinyl.

I was making some projects for Brother (usual disclaimer that I’m a paid consultant for Brother, but all ideas & opinions are my own – LOVE the ScanNCut! Note affiliate links are used in this post) and vinyl was a good choice of material. I checked out Julie Fei Fan Balzer’s videos on the topic – specifically an umbrella. Armed with great tips and an initial idea, I got to work!

I’ve quickly become absolutely obsessed with making my own vinyl stickers. A few reasons I’m loving it?

  • Quick and easy – no adhesive needed
  • Adds new possibilities (onto glass, plastic, etc)
  • Expands what I can do with my ScanNCut

In short, now that I’ve begun I can’t stop! Today I’ve got a video to share showing how I took a doodle and turned it into a sticker perfect for my notebook!

I was able to adjust the size to be exactly what I wanted – and no pressure because I could doodle until I had it just right. Speaking of love – the ScanNCut has a great deal going right now! $50 off the CM350 (here’s a link to amazon) for a limited time.

I’m consistently amazed by how many things I come up with and continue to do with this machine – new ideas and materials to test all the time!

I have a lot of ideas for creating some custom projects – including new pencil cups for the kids, a makeover for a boring stapler, and I’m thinking about some laptop top decorations as well. So much fun! I used black vinyl and transfer sheet by Brother – though you do not need to use their brand of product any brand should work in the ScanNCut.

The vinyl used here is indoor/outdoor “regular” craft vinyl. One word of caution – I did buy some beautiful mint color vinyl at the craft store last week… and realized today that it’s “iron-on”. WHOOPS! That will work but not what I had in mind at all so it’s good to be sure you double check what type of vellum it is and know there are different styles as well as colors. Lesson learned – now I’m off to dream up some new concepts for vinyl!

Traveler’s Notebook: A blank world of possibility

You may have heard the term “Traveler’s Notebook” or journal and wondered what it’s all about. About eighteen months ago I did a post (here) about my delight of the rise of these little notebooks and their fancy covers. Today I want to explore a beautiful one from Prima Marketing and explain not only several of the possibilities, but how I intend to use this particular one.

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What the heck is it? Small notebooks that can be bound (usually with elastic) in a traditionally leather cover designed to be very portable hence the name. The notebooks come in several sizes meant to coordinate with different sized covers. The one I use and show in this post is “standard” size which is about 4 1/4 x 8 1/4.  Continue reading “Traveler’s Notebook: A blank world of possibility”