Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What Do You Wanna Know?

OK Vinyl Lovers - We have so many fun things planned for the Vinyl Blog, but where would Oh My Crafts be if we didn't know and listen to what our customer's want? That being said, we wanna know what YOU wanna know! What techniques or skills are you wanting to learn about in using Vinyl? What kinds of Vinyl Facts do you want to have clarified? We will do our best to incorporate as many of your questions into our blog in the future. The first FOUR comments on this blog post will be answered in May! We can't wait to hear from you!

Let's make it with Vinyl!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Beauty of Transfer Tape

Do you ever feel like you are more experienced at making a list of projects than actual project making? You are not alone! There is nothing wrong in starting with the basics, and we are going to trudge right along with you.

Introducing the one and only Transfer Tape. If you are doing lettering, layering, or even placing your first SpongeBob on your son's wall, this stuff is a must have!

Here are the basic steps for using Transfer Tape to help you place a vinyl project on a flat surface:

1. Cut whichever shapes or letters you are wanting for your project with a capable machine. We used the Cricut Expression and the Cricut Cartridge Plantin Schoolbook that is included.

2. Remove excess vinyl from your project to make things easier to see and work with. We used a Cricut Dental Pick from a Cricut Tool Kit to help remove the extra vinyl.

3. Cut a piece of Transfer Tape that has a similar surface area to the project you are wanting to remove.

4. Use a tool to help adhere the transfer tape to the FRONT of your project. We used a squeegee from the Cricut Tool Kit. You will notice the color shows through a bit more on the project once you have used enough pressure.

5. Slowly peel the project from the vinyl backing. Help it along with your finger or a tool if you need to, to make sure you do not rip the project.

6. Adhere your project to the selected surface. Be sure that each part of your project is sticking to the wall - you can even use a squeegee for good measure!

7. Slowly peel the Transfer Tape away from your project and VOILA!

For more instruction on Transfer Tape and its uses, check out this video with Oh My Crafts owner, Sandy!

We made it with Vinyl!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Leave Your Vinyl Comments Here!

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Feeling Easter-y?

There is something special about Spring-time! Who doesn't love all the new babies and the warmer weather? Even the festive candy is something to be happy about. Oh My Crafts designer Machelle captured all of those aspects in this darling frame. It's simple and beautiful, just the way we like it!

DESIGNER: Machelle Newman

PROJECT: Easter Picture Frame

Silhouette Machine
Picture Frame
Oh My Vinyl:
   Hot Pink
   Lucky Green
   Sunshine Yellow
   Tiger Orange
   Transfer Tape

Cut words in color and font choice. Apply to frame using transfer tape!


Welcome to the Oh My Crafts Vinyl Blog! There is so much to love about VINYL! It's colorful, versatile and can unleash the inner Crafter in any of us (trust us, we've seen it happen). We will be posting cute ideas we come across, show you different techniques with projects and instructions, giveaways, spotlights and much much more. If you have any questions, concerns, and/or/especially IDEAS, feel free to send them on to us at We can't wait to start sharing in the Vinyl Fun!