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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Important Dates Sign:.

Hmmm….who forgets to post Tutorial Tuesday on, well, Tuesday?

Yep, that would be me.

Sorry guys. This whole moving thing has really thrown me off my game this week! My kids are going nutso because most of the toys and movies are packed up, we’ve been eating canned goods out of the pantry because I don’t want to grocery shop right before we move, and let’s just throw in some headaches and backaches in there.

BUT. We close tomorrow, and will be happily moved in and mostly un-packed by the end of the weekend, so things should start to get back to normal a little bit around here.

Anyway, this  tutorial isn’t really much of a tutorial; it’s quite simple if you know your way around with a digital cutter, but I’m giving it to you anyway!

Here’s what you need:

- empty frame (I recycled an old one, score!)
- vinyl (I went with mint and gray)
- digital cutter (CAMEO baby!)
- a good memory (hey, sometimes remembering dates can be hard, I understand)

Start off by deciding what dates you want to include. I might have included my husband and my birthdays, but that would have made my fonts be too small given the size of the frame. So I just did the day we were married, and our girls’ birthdays; all the days our lives keep changing for the better. Play around with fonts and spacing. Here’s what I ended up with.


Now it’s time to get cutting. Since I’m using two colors, I needed to move off all of one type of font. Then I cut it.


Now move the other font back in.


And move the other font back out. Cut.


Now that your vinyl is cut, peel off the negative space, and use your transfer tape to pick up one of your vinyl cut outs.


If you are super amazing, you should then be able to lay that over your other cut of vinyl and have your spacing be just right. I, however, am not amazing and totally biffed it up so I had to do it the slow and annoying way. But it still looks pretty, right?

I clearly had some spacing issues, so some sort of flourish will be going on the bottom there. But that has to wait since my vinyl is all packed up somewhere in the mess of our garage.

What dates would you put on your sign?


  1. Cute!! Where did you get the mint vinyl from?

    1. I got it here: http://www.printonit.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=mint+vinyl

      Pretty quick shipping, too!


  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Sep. 13, 2012. Thanks again.

  3. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 5 post on Sep. 17, 2012. Thanks again.


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