Thursday, September 12, 2013

Votives and Vinyl

I am entering this project into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, Challenge #177 - Vinyl for a chance to win a Cricut Expression from Cricket Vinyl Supplies .com. Cricket Vinyl Supplies .com will give away a Cricut Expression, the Jasmine cartridge and a load of vinyl if 100 people or more post their projects where they used vinyl and a Cricut machine.

The centre pieces at our wedding were potted herb plants circled by 5 votives. I brainstormed for days on what I could do to give the votives a little more decor factor. I tested etching, ribbons and decided that the best, easiest and prettiest way to decorate the votives would be to use our vinyl supply and my Cricut Expression to cut wedding related images. With the help of my parents, I used the Tie the Knot cartridge (blackout LoveBrds, Mr&Mrs) and the Calligraphy Collection cartridge (Matrimony Phras6-s, Gratitude Phras6-s, Inspiration Blackout Phras1-s) for the votive cutouts.

This was my first time creating a project using vinyl. However, my parents have a significant amount of experience cutting vinyl and graciously offered to help me. My dad owns a Roland Camm 1 PNC 1050 cutter. It is a commercial cutter and I love to tease him that it's just a bigger version of my Cricut.

I loved working with the vinyl. At times it was much easier than working with paper or cardstock. I found that the Cricut can cut a much more detailed, delicate image on vinyl. I will definitely use vinyl again in a future project.


  1. Ooooooooo... I love these votives. They are so beautiful and I *LOVE* the designs. You did a wonderful job. i can't believe this was your first project using vinyl. Bravo!
    jilliene designing

  2. These were a perfect touch at the tables I bet. Very very cute. Thanks for joining in at the FCCB Vinyl challenge

  3. You did a super job! And what a fantastic centerpiece idea-great to give away after the wedding to guests. Thanks for entering the FCCB Vinyl Challenge.

  4. These are gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at FCCB.

  5. Very pretty centerpiece idea, the phrases you chose are so elegant! Thanks for joining FCCB's Vinyl Cricut Crawl this week!!

  6. I never would have thought of decorating the votives around a centerpiece like this. I think they turned out terrific. I love the different saying and images you chose! Thanks for joining the vinyl challenge at FCCB this week!


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