Square1 Printable Adhesive Fabric Marvin the Martian Laptop using Silhouette SD + GIVE AWAY

How can such a cute little guy always be trying to destroy the Earth? Someone needs a time out! LOL!


Silhouette just came out with some Looney Toons characters that work with their print and cut function.  When I saw Marvin was one of them, I just had to spend a big .99 and download him.  He cracks me up.  Do you know why he’s always trying to destroy Earth?  It obstructs his view of Venus.  LOL!!  You’re right.  That’s not funny at all.  He’s very evil.  However, he’s also very amusing since his schemes are always foiled by Bugs Bunny AND he’s wearing a broom on his head.  He should consult his people for a makeover if he ever wants to be taken seriously.

Here’s the Silhouette software in action.  Well, in stop action.  I imported Marvin as is, but I also spent .99 to get some speech bubbles.  (I was a spending fool.  We’re at $1.98 thus far.)  I typed in what DH (Dear Husband) wanted Marvin to be saying.  Basically, that’s stuff Marvin always says.  Yes, this is for DH.  We’re nerding up decorating his laptop.

Here the Silhouette SD is cutting out what I’ve printed.

First, I printed Marvin out on my new but increasingly irritating printer that is giving me fits and making me consider using crayons using Square1 Printable AND RESTICKABLE material.  Then I put it in my Silhouette SD, had it read the registration marks (little lines at the top and bottom) and cut out Marv and the speech bubble.

This Post-It saved the day!  I used it to cover one of the registration lines because I made a mistake because my printer is evil and ended up running my printable material through my printer twice.  When it was finished, the registration marks were all messed up!  I was so mad! 🙁 Well, it happens.  So, I figured I’d try covering the messiest mark the machine had to read with a Post-It note.  It WORKED!  It read the lines just fine.  Whew.  (It uses a laser to find the marks and know where to cut, so they are pretty important.)

See how messed up it was?  I was so happy and surprised when the Post-It note saved the day.  Try it if this happens to you!

Peel and Stick – This is the peel part.

Now that Marvin is printed and all cut out you just peel the back of the Square1 printable material off and stick Marvin, or whatever you’ve created to whatever you want to stick it to.  Cool thing?  You can then peel it off and stick it somewhere else!!

Time for a GIVE AWAY!!!!

Want to nerd something up decorate something?  You can use this printable material with your Silhouette, Cricut Imagine or just your printer alone.  Want to try it out?  Square1 is offering 3 sheet sample packs of this awesome printable material for FIVE WINNERS!!  Just leave me a comment telling me what you would use this printable material for and I’ll choose FIVE winners on August 29!!

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creativepatti  August 23rd, 2011 at 4:34 AM

Loved your post, took me back…. We use to call my dad Marvin the Marion. LOL!!! Never used this material before, looks like a lot of fun. I would so use it to make my daughter a sling across tote bag she has been wanting. I would be able to print out some puppies or dog and her ATM logo for her Aggie… She wants to be a Vet when she grows up and already know where she wants to go study… Thank you for the chance to win.

babytigger22 Says: August 23rd, 2011 at 2:59 PM

OMG! i would love to win some of this awesome paper to customize everything on my 4 little ones school supplies. you know with kids they love something one day and the next they hate it! this would be awesome to be changing along with their interests!!

Joni A Says: August 24th, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Wow! Fantastic project!!! I have not heard of this material before and I’m excited to use it. For my daughter, I would totally nerd out her computer…she would love that! My son would like some thing for his dorm room door…and for my hubby I would do anything Army…he just retired! Thanks for the opportunity! hugs, joni

scrapper69 Says: August 25th, 2011 at 11:38 PM

I LOVE Martin the Martian! What a cute idea to add some pizazz to a computer! This stuff looks pretty neat! I would love to try some in my new scrap storage room! YES! I said scrap storage room! I have a scraproom and I needed a place for more storage and to host all my machines…. thus the scrap storage room! Hubby is working on a large 8? table for me so this would be neat to place on the walls using my IMAGINE! ohhhh the ideas!!!   Theresa

julied Says: August 26th, 2011 at 9:07 PM

I would make a lion to go on my son’s wall. He has a jungle decal set on his bedroom walls and one morning I came in and he showed me the cute little lion decal crunched into a ball. “Look Mama I smushed the lion!” This time I would stick it up higher on the wall! Lol

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  2. Repositionable is a great added property to printable fabric. Would love to try it. Thanks!

  3. Hi Joy, I would like to try it. I need to make some label, that It`ll be perfect, thanks.

  4. bbcairlets says:

    Cool project! That printable fabric looks fun. TFS, and for the chance to win!

  5. Oh how love Marvin…took me back years…no decades! LOL

  6. I only have the Imagine but I bet it will work great in it also. I think the Nursery Rhymes for a baby room would be awesome. Thanks for the giveaway. Love to try this stuff. Angel

  7. Ooh I love the idea of printable fabric that also has adhesive! I would use it to print the family then stick to my impossible to stick anything walls at work, then I would make two more to stick it to a pillow and give to my college kids. Maybe make a special tee shirt sign that I can remove after the special event so I have a changeable teeshirt!

  8. GrannyCharlotte says:

    This is soooo cute!! My oldest son still likes Marvin Martian. He has been a Marvin Martian fan for many years now. I am going to have to do one of these for his cell phone. Thanks for sharing and for an opportunity to win some of this new vinyl to try.

  9. I think I would do up a collage of our grandbabies fo my husband. We have 16 of them all 9 yrs or under. Being re-positionable would make it possible to add more when we want to. Love this product.

  10. I would use it to print pictures and decorate the walls in my craft room or office at work. The uses are endless and I sure would like to win some! Thanks for the opportunity.

  11. Oh my goodness! I have soooo many uses for this fabric! Hope I’m not too late for the giveaway! I just hopped over from above rubies studios.

  12. Marvin the Martian is an oldie but goodie! If I won the printable fabric I would use it to make a Disney princess decoration for my grandaughter’s bedroom! Thank you for the chance to win!

  13. puffinliz says:

    This product is so cool! I would print pix of my BFFs and my pets and slap them on my craftroom walls!

  14. Oh My Gosh! I had no idea something like this even exists!! What can I make, what can I make……….
    oh,oh, oh,oh!! I know………………DH (Dear Hubby) likes reminder notes when watering our trees and rock garden. We (both) forget to go turn off the water. He could reuse the reminders I make from this FABULOUS product instead of rewriting post it notes every time!!! They could be really cute trees, critters on rocks, etc.!! Thanks you sooooo much for telling us about this and a chance to win!

  15. I would use it to do the “Cars” Theme stickers for my 3 year old grandsons bedroom. Thanks for a chance to win.

  16. Lauriejane says:

    This looks like some need stuff. Would love to try it out.

    THanks Joy!

  17. This was fun to read!! Love how it turned out! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  18. I am really new to crafting “outside the square” i am learning through your web page that i do not have to stay on the scrapbook page, i am excited to see i can create a cover for my notebook, or decorations for the walls, or whatever i can dream up. Thank you for the inspiration, and tips on how too.

    1. LindaR,
      Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! 🙂 I love what you said about crafting “outside the square”! Have a crafty day!

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