Sue’s Storage Tips for Craft Vinyl Storage

Sue's Tips for Craft Vinyl Storage

Are you looking for an easy way to sort and store your vinyl sheets?

I’ve been making projects with StyleTechCraft’s Adhesive Vinyl for the past five years.

I am a member of their Design Team; they are an extremely generous company to work with.

Because of their generosity, I have accumulated a lot of vinyl.

Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

I have tried a few different ways to organize my vinyl,

I always found myself spreading everything out to find the exact style and color I needed.

I needed a solution that would adapt to the way I work.

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Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

I find that it’s easier to sort the vinyl according to the type of vinyl.

I created broad categories that would fit my vinyl.

I found the Clear IRIS Scrapbook Paper Storage Boxes*

and the Modular Storage Rack at Michael’s Craft Store.

Vinyl is heavier than regular scrapbook paper and needs a heavy-duty storage cabinet. 

Having open shelves makes it easy to find exactly what style I’m looking for.

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Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

Creating Labels for the Iris Boxes

I have been wanting to label my boxes for a while.  I finally took the time this week to do it.

Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

  • Cut a piece of Vinyl Transfer Tape* to fit over the vinyl words.  Gently rub over the transfer paper using the squeegee tool.  Lift the transfer tape to remove the vinyl from the white liner.

Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

  • Place letters onto the black label.
  • Gently rub over the vinyl transfer tape using the squeegee tool to make sure all the image has transferred.

Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

  • Use the transfer tape to pick up the label and adhere it onto the front of the IRIS box*.

Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

My office assistant, Dexter, walked into my shot as I was taking pictures.

He’s not a lot of help, but he sure is cute.

Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

In my office/workshop, I have a counter dedicated to my Silhouette Cameo.

It’s nice to have it out and not in the way.

Sue's Vinyl Storage Tip

Under the Silhouette Cameo is a drawer full of StyleTechCraft Vinyl Transfer Tape* and vinyl tools.

I love having everything easily accessible and at my fingertips.

StyletechCraft products brought to you by ATSM Craft*

Materials Used:     *affiliate links

Nuts for Fall Acorn Door Hanger

Nuts for Fall Acorn Door Hanger

A Fall Dollar Store Craft

As much as I love the summer weather, I do love Fall.

The cooler weather, the beautiful colors… 

I only wish it’d turn right back to summer when it was done.

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Nuts for Fall Acorn Door Hanger

I found this cute Acorn Shape* and Faux Leather Leaves* at Dollar Tree* and knew it would be even cuter with a little StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

Materials Used:  (*affiliate links)

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Nuts for Fall Acorn Door Hanger

Directions:

  • Lightly sand the acorn shape using a sanding block*.
  • Paint the acorn with acrylic paint.
  • Trace around the top of the acorn to create a pattern for the acorn top. Fill in the bottom with a wavy line.  Trace the pattern onto plaid scrapbook paper and cut it out. 
  • There are different ways to adhere to the paper. My favorite way is to use the
  • Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to the back of the scrapbook paper.  
  • Add the plaid paper to the top of the acorn. Use an extra fine point black sharpie* to add a border around the acorn top shape.

Nuts for Fall Acorn Door Hanger

  • Using a Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine* and the Nuts for Fall SVG File, size the design to fit onto the bottom of the acorn shape. Cut the design using several colors of StyleTechCraft Luster Adhesive Vinyl.
  • Once you remove the area inside and around the cut vinyl, use transfer tape* to add the design to the acorn.
  • Decorate the top of the acorn with a big bow, faux leaves, and a small acorn embellishment.
  • Add a small piece of twine for hanging onto a door or add it to the center of a Fall Wreath.

StyletechCraft products brought to you by ATSM Craft*

Card Making with StyleTechCraft Vinyl

Card Making with StyleTechCraft Vinyl

Cardmaking with Vinyl…

Did you know that the same vinyl you use to embellish everyday items

around your home can be used to create beautiful cards?

StyleTechCraft adhesive vinyl makes it easy to create cards with intricate and delicate designs.

Use it with your Cricut or Cameo electronic cutters and even with steel rule dies.

The possibilities are endless!

Card Making with StyleTechCraft Vinyl

This month the StyleTechCraft Design Team was asked to use Polished Metal Vinyl

to create a project.  In the past several years, I’ve added StyleTechCraft vinyl

to almost every imaginable surface around my house.

I have used it on plates, glasses, coffee cups, vases, metal, wood and more.

But I often forget to use it to create cards.

Card Making with StyleTechCraft Vinyl

Materials Used:

Styletech Craft products brought to you by ATSM Craft

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Card Making with StyleTechCraft Vinyl

Card Details:

Card Making with StyleTechCraft Vinyl

After making the birthday card, I thought the silver was so light and delicate that

it would make a perfect Congratulations card. Perfect for a wedding or anniversary.

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Holiday Sled Ornaments

Holiday Sled Ornaments

DIY Holiday Sled Ornaments

I love a good dollar store DIY. (especially Holiday DIYs)

I thought to myself just the other day. It’s no wonder crafter’s go a little crazy this time of year.

There are so many projects to try and so little time to make them all.

I picked up plaid wood sled ornaments at Dollar Tree* the other day

and couldn’t wait to start decorating on them.

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Holiday Sled Ornaments

Materials Used:

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Holiday Sled Ornaments-Sue's Creative Workshop www.sueeldred.com 7043

Directions:

  • Give the wood sleds a light sanding using fine-grit sandpaper or a sanding block.
  • Mask off sections of the sled with removable tape and paint with acrylic paint or stains.
  • Lightly sand over the sleds to smooth the grains.
  • For a finished look, seal over the painted and stained area with Mod Podge Matte Sealer.

You COULD leave the sled just as they are and be happy. But I decided to take it a step further.

Holiday Sled Ornaments

  • I love adding StyleTechCraft vinyl to projects to personalize them.  (everything’s a little better with vinyl)
  • I used my Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine*and an SVG Holiday File from the Silhouette Store to cut the words out of the vinyl.
  • Remove the excess vinyl from in and around the cut letters.
  • Place a piece of vinyl transfer tape* over the vinyl words. Rub over the vinyl transfer tape* with a vinyl scraper tool to ensure the vinyl words have transferred.  Lift and remove from the backing paper.

Holiday Sled Ornaments

  • Rub over the vinyl words with the scraper tool to make sure the vinyl words have transferred to the sled.

Holiday Sled Ornament

  • Gently lift and remove the transfer paper.

Holiday Sled Ornament

Before I applied the vinyl, I lightly splattered the sled with white acrylic paint and an old toothbrush.

Holiday Sled Ornament

  • This is the “Be Merry” sled before and after.
  • On this sled I painted the body of the sled with acrylic paint and stained the runners of the sled with a walnut stain.
  • I created a small Holiday swag using a small piece of a pine craft stem, jingle bells and ribbon and hot glued it onto the sled.

Cute Valentine/Spring Décor with Vinyl

Creating Cute Valentine/Spring Décor with StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

Did you ever get a song stuck in your head while working on a project?

I’m showing my age here, but this Karen Carpenter song kept going through my mind while

I was putting together the Bird on the Branch and, I just had to create the words to go with it.

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I love creating projects for my home using vinyl. 

My favorite vinyl is the Glossy Craft Vinyl from StyleTechCraft.

There are so many great color choices to choose from.

Materials Used to make the Valentine Projects:              (*affiliate links)

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Project Details:

  • I used a 5″ x 7″ decorative piece of chipboard that I’d had around for a while.
  • I cut a piece of woodgrain paper a little larger than the chipboard.  
  • Place the paper in the Xyron Creative Station* design side up through. As you turn the handle, it runs through the machine and adds a complete layer of adhesive onto the back of the paper.

  • Adhere the paper to the chipboard and cut away the excess using a craft knife and cutting mat.
  • Use a fine Sanding Block* to smooth out the edges of the chipboard.

  • I used my Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine* and the “Bird on the Branch” SVG file to create my design.
  • I sized the image to fit onto my chipboard and cut the various layers of the red in three shades to make a cardinal.  
  • After weeding the excess vinyl from around my images, I transferred them onto the chipboard using the Clear Transfer Tape*.
  • After having the song stuck in my head, I decided to create a few words for my sign.
  • For added detail, I went around the edge of my sign with a Silver Leafing Pen*.

  • I cut an extra little cardinal to fit inside a small circle frame and added small red hearts on the top and bottom.
  • To complete my decorations, I added my small faux heart topiary to a reddish metal and added the words “choose happy” in Olive vinyl.

I have Cute Valentines Decorations that will take me into Spring.  (and maybe longer)

Easy Craft Room Organizing Tip

Sue’s Easy Craft Room Organizing Tip…

Purchase inexpensive photo storage boxes in the same color or pattern to bring calm to the clutter.  Perfect for Craft Room, Office or most any room of the house.

I’m generally a neat and tidy person and not a fan of clutter.  

That being said, I still have a lot of stuff I need to deal with.

For instance, last week, I spent a couple days going through and shredding old paperwork.  I’m ashamed to admit how many years of paper was shredded.  Once it was put away neatly and out of sight, I like to forget about it.  (or put off for another day.)  Last week was the day.  With the help of my husband, we collected three large garbage bags full of shredded paper.  

My home is always a work in progess.  

One of my favorite parts of organizing is labeling.

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  • After my supplies were neatly organized, I cut out the words to go on the side of the lids because that’s the way the boxes will be going onto my shelves.
  •  Cut a piece of Vinyl Transfer Tape* to fit over the vinyl words.   

  • Gently rub over the vinyl transfer tape using the squeegee tool to make sure all the image has transferred.   Remove the transfer tape.

These are the little things that make me happy.  

I was able to fit forty small bottles of acrylic paint into one 7″ x 11 1/2″ photo box.

Neat, tidy, and easy to find what’s inside.

Here’s the way the shelves looked the last time I shared my craft room.

They are still neat but not as visually accessible.

Black Photo Boxes labeled with White Craft Vinyl.  Because organized spaces make me happy.  

“This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the StyleTechCraft Design Team I have been provided product and compensation in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.

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Let it Snow Mug with Color Changing Vinyl

The new color changing vinyl from StyleTechCraft is fun for all ages.

Today we got our first Christmas snow.

So, when I should have been finishing up Christmas Cards, I spent the last couple

of hours playing with the heat color change vinyl and making this 30 second video.

You can find all StyleTechCrafts Color Change Vinyl here.

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Materials Used:

The design was cut using SVG files from The Silhouette Store and my Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine*.

Oh Holy Night Christmas Star Decoration

My very most favorite Christmas Song is Oh Holy Night. 

The melody gets me every time.  To me, it’s one of the most beautiful songs.

I love to close my eyes when listening to it.   (And a good tenor can bring me to tears.)

I wanted a new Star to hang near the top of my tree this year, so I decided to make one using

my favorite song and an inexpensive wood star I found at Dollar Tree*.

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Add some of my favorite Glossy Craft Vinyl from StyleTechCraft, and I have what I need to make the perfect star for me.

Materials Used:        (*affiliate link)

StyletechCraft products brought to you by ATSM Craft

Directions:

  • Paint the wood star using the Country Red Acrylic Paint*.
  • Use the Oh Holy Night SVG cut file and the Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine* to cut the pieces out of vinyl.  (Make sure to keep the spacing the same as in the file.)
  • Use the vinyl pick tool to remove the excess vinyl from inside and around the letters and banner.
  • Cut a piece of Vinyl Transfer Tape* to fit over the vinyl words.  Gently rub over the transfer paper using the squeegee tool.  Lift the transfer tape to remove the vinyl from the white liner.
  • Using the vinyl transfer tape, line up the white vinyl words “Oh, and Shining” onto the star first.  Gently rub over the vinyl transfer tape using the squeegee tool to make sure all the image has transferred.   Remove the transfer tape.
  • Line up the silver words “Holy Night, and brightly shining” and place between the previous words.  Continue with the gold stars and the olive banner.  (It’s hard to see it from the pictures but the gold and silver stands out nicely on top the red star.)

Actually, the star would look fine, just as it is in the above picture.

But, I wanted to add a little ribbon and greenery on the top of my star to fancy it up.

I’m really happy with the way it turned out. This Star will go near the top of my tree and will go

beautifully with my decorations. The Star would look great in the center of a Christmas wreath.

Or, if you used a smaller star, it would make a cute ornament.

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Gnome for the Holidays

The Holiday Season isn’t even here yet, and Gnomes are popping up in stores everywhere.

That’s a good thing for me because I think they’re adorable.

I especially love the Holiday Gnomes.

Did you know that Gnomes are considered good luck?

The way things have been going this year, I’m going to need a lot more gnomes.

Have you tried making Gnomes yet?

I haven’t made any Gnomes yet myself, but it’s on my Holiday to-do list this year.

I thought this “Gnome for the Holidays” sign would look perfect with the two I already have.

I used StyleTechCraft metallic luster vinyl for a fun shimmery, metallic Holiday Decoration.

Materials Used:

StyletechCraft products brought to you by ATSM Craft

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Directions:

  • Cut a piece of coordinating holiday scrapbook paper to fit inside of the frame.
  • Use the “Gnome for the Holidays” SVG cut file and the Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine* to cut the pieces out of vinyl.
  • Use the vinyl pick tool to remove the excess vinyl from inside and around the letters and shapes.
  • Cut a piece of Vinyl Transfer Tape* to fit over the vinyl words.  Gently rub over the transfer paper using the squeegee tool.  Remove the vinyl from the white liner.
  • Using the transfer tape, line up the vinyl words onto the scrapbook paper.

  • Gently rub over the Vinyl Transfer Tape* to make sure all the image has transferred.   Remove the transfer tape.
  • Continue adding the vinyl layers that make up the Gnome.
  • Add into a fun red metallic frame and enjoy it.

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A “Pear-fectly” Good Day.

The old pear tree in the side yard has always given us a lot of fruit.

This year it seemed abundantly overloaded.

We usually don’t do anything with the pears.

The kids, on occasion, have used them for batting practice.

Feeling inspired this year, I decided to make pear sauce and pear butter.

So, on a beautifully warm end of Summer day, I enlisted the help of my three grandsons

to pick pears. The boys enthusiastically agreed.  (can you find the third boy?)

It didn’t take long for them to fill three large buckets full of pears.

It takes approximately 30 pears for one batch.

After making one batch of pear sauce and two batches of pear butter, I remembered why

I don’t make it every year. Peeling pears is a lot of work.

After all the work that goes into canning the fruit, I needed pretty labels to put on the jars.

(I will be giving some away.)

Here’s what I used: (*affiliate link)

StyleTechCraft™ products brought to you by ATSM Craft 

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Directions:

  • Measure and size the SVG label file so that the labels fit the side of the jar.
  • Cut the labels and the words using the Silhouette Cameo.
  • Use the vinyl pick tool to remove the excess vinyl inside and around the words.
  • Use the transfer tape to layer the words and the labels.
  • Apply the finished label onto the jar.

I used the Uchida Clever Lever Mega Circle Craft Punch* to punch a perfectly sized circle to fit under the canning ring.

Because little details make a difference…

I wrapped gold and white twine around the neck of the jar and attached a small tag.

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