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Vinyl Snowflakes for Window with Gypsy & Cricut Expression…

Today I did a quick vinyl project!  Well, semi-quick because I was being stubborn and refused to use transfer tape.  😛

Vinyl Snowflakes I Made.  Photo taken outside looking in.

First, I’ll tell you what I used:

  • White Vinyl
  • My Cricut Expression + mat
  • My fingers
  • Joys of the Season Cricut Cart
  • My Gypsy…but you don’t need it for this project (read below to find out why)
  • I basically used my Gypsy just to help me locate some snowflakes really fast, because I didn’t feel like looking at my individual cartridges.  However, the Gypsy came in SUPER HANDY when I moved the snowflakes all over the mat so I could get the most cuts possible without wasting much vinyl.  Cool!

    These are the snowflakes AFTER I pulled off all the excess vinyl.  That process is called weeding.


    Well, like a big old GOOF I decided to pull these snowflakes off the mat by hand and apply them directly to the windows.  I used to work in a sign shop so I like to push myself once in a while.  I was able to do this, but I suggest not driving yourself crazy and using transfer tape.

    So, that’s my crafty attempt for the day!!  Now I’ve got to pick up kiddos and start dinner.  Geeze!!  Time flies when you’re creating fake snow effects.

    Okay, Now Go Make Something Out Of Vinyl!!

    Want to learn how to use vinyl with your Cricut to create all kinds of things? You’ll love my Cricut Vinylology DVD!

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    9 Comments

    1. Last night I ordered the Gypsy from HSN. They have a really good deal on it with a lot of extras including a carrying case. You might want to check it out and post it. I also have been playing their win 80,000 sweepstakes daily, so I used a 20% off coupon that they sent to me and got the deal for even cheaper. Instead of $62.00 a month, I only have to make 5 payments of 50.39. Great deal I thought and you get more with it that you do from Oh my crafts. If you play the game, others might get that wonderful 20% off coupon too. My supplies came today from Cut and Home too. Once they got mailed, the came rather quickly, like in 3 days. I guess I was grumpy because of the 10 business day wait and then 3 days mailing time. Happy Crafting.
      1. Hey Marlene, you're right HSN has great deals on the Gypsy. That's where I got mine too. Glad you finally got your other items you were waiting on! :)
    2. I love your front Door. I plan on making cards this weekend and then I want to start some to send to the troops http://operationwritehome.org I have not done this yet, but if I do a few now and then, I might be able to get them going and with more guys heading to Afghanistan, there is surely the need. Check out the web site and see what you think.
    3. i am so happy. Gypsy arrived today and it is not that difficult to use. Love it, love it , love it
    4. That looks awesome. I hope I can find this post again for when I finally try cutting vinyl. Or I'll just ask you for the settings. ;)
    5. I've never cut vinyl before and want to do just what you did with snowflakes for my window. Is the vinyl itself sticky enough to put on the window? I'm not sure what transfer paper/tape is used for. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
      1. Hi Judy! :) The back of the vinyl is sticky enough to be applied directly to the window. Transfer tape is used to take the image you've cut in vinyl off of the page/backing that it's stuck to after cutting. I didn't use transfer tape to put up the snowflakes, but it would have been easier if I had. Instead, I peeled them off individually and stuck them to the window. However, when I made the Merry Christmas signage and the holly (which I made in layers) I definitely used the transfer tape. In my opinion, there was no easier way to transfer the vinyl from the sheet to the window than using transfer tape. Transfer tape is not always a necessity, but it sure makes the project easier! Also, when you have applied the vinyl to your surface you can work all the bubbles out while the transfer tape is still on. Very helpful! That way you don't tug and tear the vinyl. This post I wrote might help you a bit. I talk more about transfer tape and show you how it's used. I also talk about my blade settings there. Hope this helps! ~Joy~

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