Cricut + Vinyl = Happy Me

I am learning to love vinyl!!  So many great color choices.  I made this name plaque for my sister's newly-decorated living room.  Don't you just love the colors she chose?!  The cream and brown are perfect.  I even matched the font to another piece she had in her living room.  (I probably spend way too much time selecting fonts to know off-hand that this font is Papyrus!)  Anyway, I love how it turned out.

By the way, this was my last project before my Cricut mat was officially retired. I am sad to say that it is dead and gone.  I guess when your Cricut mat looks like mine, it's time to break down and get a new one.  Now I have a brand spankin' new one that looks like this!

**However, I did purchase a quilt basting spray that added a lot of much-needed stickiness to the mat, and that probably doubled it's lifespan. **

Stay tuned for tomorrow... I have TWO downloads in store for you!

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  1. Kim@Simply Domestic says

    I love this! I think I need a Cricut! Where do you buy the vinyl?

  2. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says

    Ooooh! Love it! I just blogged about the Cricut vs the Silhouette this morning. I'm trying to decide which to buy. Would love for you to come by and leave some input!

  3. I just got this vinyl at Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon. You would LOVE a cricut!!

  4. Tyler and Jen says

    Vinyl is awesome! I have a Silhouette and LOVE IT. I guess I spend too much time looking at fonts to, because I also knew that was Papyrus!

  5. Mr. Anderson is hanging this up tonight and I'll get you pics of it hanging up in the family room. It's going to look SO good. Thanks again!

  6. SO CUTE! Celeste is going to love it!!

  7. Great sign…I just received a cricut and have not tried it yet…I am afraid….I may just get hooked!

    504 Main

  8. Tina @ says

    I love that font. I wondered what it was as soon as I saw it. Thank you for including that info.

    New Friend!

  9. Jennifer says

    I love this! I love that you made it yourself! I almost bought one for $65 but then decided I could probably make my own. Very cute!

    Stopping by from New Friend Friday!!
    NOw following!!


  10. One Life Many Journeys says

    I love vinyl too! I like the font you used. I may have to try this out. Haven't had my Cricut long and need to get more educated on it. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  11. Michelle says

    Is there a site to teach me how to cut out the vinyl on the cricut? I have a new machine and I'm learning the basics….any help would be greatly appreciated :)—-email to 🙂


  12. RootsAndWingsCo says

    Just FYI, did you know you can clean those mats off? Just run them under your faucet and scrub them off with dish soap and a scrubber. Everything comes right off. Then, spray the mat with Easy Tack (mine is Krylon)! Let the easy tack dry and voila, brand new mat…for free!
    Rebecca of the R&W Gals

  13. Good tip Rebecca!! I have tried scrubbing it off several times and it has definitely helped. The biggest problem was I had several tears in the side of my mat so it wouldn't cut even and straight any more. I am vowing to take better care of these new mats!!

  14. Anonymous says

    Which cartridge has the papyrus font? It's always been one of my favorites & my husband just got me a cricut for mother's day! Time to get decorating 🙂


  15. Hi Juls! I didn't use a cartridge for this one. I actually used software called Sure Cuts A Lot. It's fabulous! You can use all of the fonts and images you have on your own computer and design what you cut on your cricut.

    • Alison, where did you get the software called Sure Cuts A Lot? Is it a downloadable software or one you must purchase? My friend Cindy and I both just purchased Cricuts that you use with existing fonts and images on the computer and it would be nice to know how to get that or if I need to go with another type of software!! Thanks again!!

  16. Ashley Williams says

    Can you tell me how you got the Papyrus font to have that thickness to each letter? I am using sure cuts a lot also but cannot get anything but super skinny lettering.

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