Happy Monday today I am going to show you how easy and beautifully Angel Crafts Vinyl cuts in the Cricut Expression II, but it would basically work the same way in the original Cricut Expression as well.
First lets take a look at Angel Craft Vinyl, this vinyl is a high quality vinyl that is available in a few different size sheets, 12″ x 6″, 12″ x 12″, as well as a few different size rolls. The rolls are on a larger core so it makes the vinyl easier to work with. You can do so many things with the vinyl, wall art, home decorating projects, mini albums, cards and scrapbooks to name a few.
The picture below shows some of the colors that they vinyl is available in:
This week I made a cute frame for a new baby, I used two shades of grey vinyl for the frame, the colors that I used are found in the Angel Crafts Angel Craft Premium Vinyl Trendy Home #1 collection.
To begin I found a cute elephant that I wanted to use, it is from the Anna Griffin® Bridal & Baby Soirees Cricut Cartridge. The elephant has two layers, I cut the base layer in the light gray and the top layer in the medium gray. In the blade settings icon on the Cricut Expression I selected the Vinyl setting, I set my blade to 2, and the vinyl cuts perfectly! You can adjust the blade settings if needed. I cut both a regular version of the elephant, then I reversed the image so the elephant would face the other direction and cut one of those as well.
I found a frame that I liked at Michaels, it came complete with a white mat, I wanted to add the elephants, the baby’s name and the birth date. I added a boarder of washi tape on the top and the bottom of the mat, next I added the two elephants that I cut from the vinyl. One advantage to using vinyl for a project like this is that you do not have to add any adhesive so there is no residue from tape or glue to worry about, also it is easy to re-lift and reposition if you need to without ruining the mat.
Finally I added the baby’s name and birth date in the medium gray. This project is a way to take a plain frame and personalize it for any occasion. Here is a look at my finished frame:
Here is the item number for the vinyl that was used for my project:
6X12TRHM-01 – Angel Crafts Angel Craft Premium Vinyl Trendy Home #1 6×12
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I hope that you liked my project this week and it inspires you to make something with Vinyl. Keep in mind that the Angel Craft vinyl cuts beautifully in many different die cutting machines with many different dies, so you do not need a Cricut. It works beautifully with the Silhouette Cameo, Sizzix machines and steel rule dies, and Spellbinders machines and dies to name a few.
Till next time Thanks and Happy Scrappin,