Monday, September 9, 2013

Vinyl University Cricut Crawl

Welcome to Cool Beans by L.B. It is time for a Cricut Crawl (Fantaulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop) and today we are celebrating VINYL!!
It is the kick off to Vinyl University Week at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and boy do we have some fun planned for the week. If you need tips and ideas for using Vinyl you are going to get it this week.

Hopefully you have made it here from  Jackie at Luv 2 Scrapp. If you just stumbled onto this hop please make your way to the beginning HERE. Each stop on the crawl will be sharing a fall themed project that was made using vinyl cut on a Cricut machine.
For my Fall themed vinyl project I created a fun bucket to store things in. This bucket was part of a gift basket my daughter won and after she took all the goodies out she gave it to me to use.
I wasn't sure what I wanted to put on it, but when I went looking I found this cute scarecrow on the Celebrate With Flourish cartridge.
Layering with vinyl can be a little tricky as you have to be very careful to get the layers all in the right places and smooth out your bubbles, BUT if you make a mistake it peels off pretty easy and you can fix it. Can't do that with glue.
Once I got my scarecrow in place, I cut some letters from the Cindy Loo cart to fit around him.  When all was said and done I stuck all the extra vinyl I had leftover right in my bin.

The sponsor for this week's vinyl challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is Cricket Vinyl They sent me this great outdoor vinyl to work with.  It cut like a dream with a kiss cut (Blade depth 4, Pressure 3, Speed 3). Did you know that if we have at least 100 entries into this challenge our sponsor will be giving away a Cricut Expression package???  Don't wait. When you finish this crawl go get creative.

One more thing before you go...Blog Candy!!! How about a fun 6x6 paper pad and matching chipboard words from Studio G?
All you need to do to win mine is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post. (Sorry, but US winners only). I will announce the random winner next week Monday!

Thanks so much & enjoy the crawl. Your next stop is:
 Connie at Connie Can Crop!!

- Celebrate With Flourish Cricut Cartridge - scarecrow
- Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge - lettering
- Outdoor Vinyl from Cricket Vinyl


  1. What a great project! I can see it filled with fresh apples from the soon as you've used all of the vinyl that's in there now.
    Thanks for the chance to win some candy. I'm a new follower, btw.
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

  2. this is a fun idea and very useful for those Halloween treats. hugs

  3. cute project - I love vinyl, just don't work with it often enough :-0

  4. Great storage bucket-love the scarecrow!

  5. Love this! That vinyl looks great on that green bucket! Way to upcycle!

  6. Cute cute cute! Layering is tricky but it looks so good!
    -Ro, FCCB DT Sister

  7. Like the decorated bowl with the scarecrow. I'm a new follower of your blog. Not tried to cut vinyl on my Cricut yet. I have some vinyl just not tried it yet.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  8. What a cool basket, love the Fall scarecrow! :)

  9. Your project turned out so cute! LOVE it! Great job with the vinyl and the layering looks awesome!

  10. What a cute bucket! I love the font and the scarecrow is terrific!

  11. What a cute bucket! I love the font and the scarecrow is terrific!

  12. Very cute bucket. I really like the scarecrow

  13. Cute!! I love that scarecrow!! The layering looks great! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win blog candy!!

    Lisa C

  14. The scarecrow was perfect for the bucket!!! Now you have something to put Halloween candy in for the trick-or-treaters. :)

    How lovely of you to offer such nice Studio G blog candy to us! I am a brand-new follower of yours by Google Blogger. Yippee!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  15. I have that same bucket !!! That is such a great idea !!! That scarecrow or perfect , and the letter are so pretty !


  16. Cute project. Yes, vinyl is very forgiving but you do need to be very careful especially the more intricate pieces.

  17. Love that cut!! And the Cindy Loo font! That bucket would be good for bobbing for apples!! TFS! Scrappy hugs, Connie

  18. Hi LB, OMG love all your project !! I'm so sorry I had to dip out but I'm enjoying crawling round the DT blogs !! xhugsx Nikki

  19. Hi LB, OMG love all your project !! I'm so sorry I had to dip out but I'm enjoying crawling round the DT blogs !! xhugsx Nikki


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