When people ask me what my favorite type of craft project is, it’s always a little hard to answer because it doesn’t fit neatly into one category. Basically, I love anything that involves using my Silhouette die-cut machine.
I’ve always loved pretty fonts, hand lettering and labeling things. My Silhouette allows me to cut out anything I can design on my computer. I can take all of my pretty fonts and brush stroke words and add them to everyday objects. (Is that even considered a craft?!)
I wrote last week about how I had been decorating my daughter’s school supplies with adhesive vinyl. I thought I would show a few other similar projects I’ve done lately.
In the last few months, I noticed that the vinyl companies have been releasing some amazing patterns of adhesive vinyl. It took me a while to think of how I might want to use patterned vinyl. About the time I posted a photo of those pencil boxes, my friend, Chrissy, posted some photos of how she had decorated her laptop with the same holographic vinyl. I was inspired to give my laptop a facelift!
Hobby Lobby now sells individual 12×12 sheets of adhesive vinyl, which is the perfect low-investment if you aren’t quite sure what you are doing! I thought this pattern called Cosmic Sky would look great against my silver laptop.
Along with my love of the night sky, I combined my obsession with manadalas and a brush stroke font to create some computer bling. I started by grabbing a jpeg of the Apple logo since I knew my pattern would start there. I just increased the size of the logo so it would be an outline of the apple on my laptop.
I knew I wanted some words in the design, and I was super happy when two of my favorite phrases fit perfectly. “Creativity takes courage.” And “Be brave. Be kind. Be you.” (These are just phrases I made up.) Thankfully, the Silhouette design software allows you to write in a circle!
I cut out the entire design on one piece of vinyl. Then I weeded out the part I didn’t need, added transfer tape, and carefully adhered it to the top of my laptop.
I ended up with the original Apple logo design in my scraps and decided to put it on the inside of my laptop.
Who doesn’t love a water bottle, some unique tea and a little journal in cute colors? Michael’s has a ton of these journals in so many adorable patterns. I can’t wait to make a few more of these little gift sets when the need arises!