Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Special Post Today Sponsored By Expressions Vinyl!!!

Welcome to Exploring Cricut and More. Diane here today with a special post that is sponsored from one of my favorite companies, Expressions Vinyl.  I buy all my vinyl for all the different projects I create from them.  Today I have some projects to share with you that I used Siser Easyweed HTV (heat transfer vinyl) and outdoor vinyl Oracle 651.  Be sure to read all the way to the end for an awesome giveaway!!


Today these lovely models, Katie and Peyton are wearing some t-shirts I made with Expressions Vinyl HTV Siser Easyweed in the colors white, red and royal blue.  The vinyl is a breeze to use and I do use a heat press, but before I bought it I used a hot iron and had no issues with it.  For this shirt I used my Silhouette Cameo and svg files from Miss Kate Cuttables called" Our Little Firecracker." I am lucky enough to have 2 of them!!! The doll shirt was from a company called Punch Place Plus and I used stars in the Silhouette software and the Arial font.
It was easy to cut and layout where I wanted them and then applied the heat with my heat press.
Sorry for the lighting in my photos here, but the weather was not cooperating and for a couple days had only clouds and rain.  Now for these projects I used the Oracle 651 outdoor vinyl in the colors white, red and gentian.  Makes perfect items to use in your holiday plans for this weekend.
For the drink mug I used Lori Whitlock file#29392 in the Silhouette store and it was really easy to apply laying the vinyl.  For the drink holder which is from the Dollar Tree, I used part of Miss Kate Cuttables  USA Title file.
This little utensil holder has some of the graphics from Miss Kate Cuttables Our Little Firecracker set.  I picked up this holder at Michaels.
The wood sign is made from Pine wood and I sprayed it with Rustoleum Painters Touch 2 x paint.  I used a 4th of July image from My Vinyl Designer kwdesigns002. The star border is from the Silhouette store and it is file#28951.
The flower vase has no vinyl only paper and I used a file from SVG Cuts Mom's Garden set.  this was so easy to make.  My little cupcake holder is a glass candlestick I got at the Goodwill store with a old glass plate which I glued to it.  I made the cupcake toppers and the straw toppers with file  #44925 from the Silhouette store.
Now my granddaughters and table are all ready for the 4th celebrations with the help of Expressions Vinyl.  Just think of the ideas you can come up with!  You can cut your vinyl in any die cut machine and start creating some great projects for your home and family!!  To help you get started with this, Expressions Vinyl and Exploring Cricut & More will give a $25.00 gift certificate.  You must leave a comment here and be a follower of our blog.  Remember, you can find us on Facebook and Pinterest too.  Most of all, be sure to head over to Expressions Vinyl and check out all the different vinyl and colors.  They even have tutorials to show you how to do your projects. Don't forget we have a challenge this week too.  Winner will be picked from the comments with random.org and you have till Saturday, July 5 to check us out.  I will announce the winner of the certificate at the time we announce the Top 3 Crafters for the challenge.

43 comments:

  1. I always use Expressions Vinyl. I LOVE their scrap packs! Recently I used the navy and silver they offer to decorated my brother's Air Force themed graduation party. I really hope to win the gift certificate!

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    1. Thanks Brianna,
      Glad you entered.

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  2. Wow that is so cool, your just ready for the day :) I have yet to use vinyl on my silhouette this would be a god way to start. Thanks to Expressions Vinyl for sponsoring

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    1. Thanks so much Tina, thanks for stopping by

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  3. Well, typed my comment and clicked Publish - but nothing here so trying again. Hoping doesn't show twice :-) Love the tees - ExpressionsVinyl is super quick delivery and use them all the time. Your July 4th designs are so cool. Thanks for the motivation - the 4th is almost here LOL!

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  4. What fabulous Fourth decor, Dianne! TFS I haven't ever used Expressions Vinyl, but am heading over to the blog for a look! : ) Christine

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    1. Thank you so much Christine and thanks for joining me today.

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  5. Love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much and so glad you are joining us.

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  6. Your projects are amazing Diane! I love working with vinyl too. I use it all the time!

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    1. Thanks Beth, so glad you stopped by!

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  7. I love your projects and would love to try out expressions vinyl-thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. You will love vinyl Jill! Thanks for stopping by

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  8. These projects are so beautiful and creative. The Expressions Vinyl is stunning!

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    1. Thanks Donna, you are always so supportive!!!

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  9. I have been a faithful follower of yours I guess since the beginning and have always enjoyed the projects shared here. I just adore your projects you've shared and would love to try the vinyl but have always been to scared. This may be just the push I've needed.

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    1. I am so glad you have continued to be a loyal follower and know we appreciate all of you so much that visit us daily. Vinyl is fun and you can create so many things with it!!

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  10. Love all the projects! The girl's shirts are the bomb!!

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    1. Thanks Emily for all your support.

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  11. what a great collection of projects! and I love the utensil holder

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    1. Thanks you so much for visiting our blog and joining in today!

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    1. Thank you for always be a great supporter of our blog Carri and so glad you joined us today!

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  13. I love the projects, great job! Thanks for the chance.

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    1. So glad you stopped by Lynn and it is always fun for a chance to win a great prize!

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  14. Awesomeness for sure Diane!!! I so love the girls shirts. All of the decorations are fabulous!!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Sharon for all your love and support since I started this blog. We have seen a lot of good changes and glad you are along for the ride!

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  15. Your projects are fantastic! What a festive 4th of July for your family :)

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    1. Thanks so much Tina, so happy you joined us!

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  16. I live all the festivity! Creativity is endless with vinyl and the dollar store :) May I ask what heat press you use and would you recommend it?

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    1. Diane
      I use a FancierStudio heat press and I got it on Amazon for $239.00 I love it and was really easy to learn to use.

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  17. Love your projects and thanks for a chance to win

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    1. Thank you for joining us Ann and good luck!

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  18. I love these projects! So cute. The 4th is definitely one of my favorite holidays :)

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    1. Thank you Dusty for stopping by and checking us out! Good luck

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  19. These projects are all so cute. I love working with vinyl. What a great prize. (love your heat press)

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    1. Thank you Stephanie and I love my heat press too! Good luck!

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  20. WOW! Great shirt and all the table decorations are fabulous!

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    1. Thanks Georgiana and thank you for being a great supporter of our blog!

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  21. Diane, these projects are stunning! You did a fantastic bit of work to showcase a great product!!!

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  22. I will definitely be looking at Expressions Vinyl for some projects I want to do-all of your projects are stunning!

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