August 2018 Vinyl Box

Posted by Vinyl Me C r A z Y on

Are you excited for our August 2018 box?  We are, too!  With Fall rolling in, we're ready for a mix of bright summer colors with a few warmer tones to spruce up your wardrobe!  Be sure to join our Facebook Group for even more crafty inspiration:   FB.com/groups/SilhouetteLifeInspirationBox

So let's talk about the great vinyl you received in your boxes this month, from great brands like Sparkleberry Ink, Stahls, Siser and Oracal! 

 

But first, let's cover some basics.  Included in your box is both Adhesive Vinyl (sticky vinyl) and Heat Transfer Vinyl.  Both are super great, but can be challenging if you aren't sure how to use them.  But don't worry, we found some great videos for you (because why reinvent the wheel?)!

Vinyl Basics for New Users

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpyEjy7TA5k

How to Cut Adhesive Vinyl with Silhouette Cameo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUiI_KHHKFE&t=79s

How To Properly Iron-On Siser Heat Transfer Vinyl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUpvLVGFax8

 

 ADHESIVE VINYL

So we've included some really great, staple brands of Adhesive Vinyl that you will definitely want to catalog for later.  We'll start with a great pattern from Sparkleberry Ink (Mermaid Quatrefoil) and accent with an amazing sparkly laminate and solid Oracal 651 sheets.  All three of these will cut and weed beautifully.  If you haven't worked with Adhesive Vinyl before, we suggest starting with the Oracal because it is the most cost effective and it is a nice, medium weight vinyl.  When you're ready to combine that gorgeous glitter laminate, you'll want to check out the following video from Sparkleberry Ink, because they show it much better than I do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDRqjvmsgik

You will definitely want to utilize a test cut before proceeding, just to make sure your blade is set correctly.  I like to use the patterns for my accent pieces, and use solids for my text and such.  Here is our inspiration for this pattern, it looks great with all shapes!

And of course, if you want the free cut file, you can download a copy for yourself here:  Studio Format   |   SVG Format

 

 

HEAT TRANSFER VINYL

Working with different brands of Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) can feel tricky, but for the most part they work the same way and you just need to keep an eye on your individual cut settings and heat press settings.  But first, we're going to show you what we did we this amazing Summer Chevrons pattern from Sparkleberry Ink.

 

 

 

HTV CUTTING AND PRESSING INSTRUCTIONS

 

Sparkleberry Ink Pattern HTV with Magic Mask (Summer Chevron)

YouTube Video   |   Written Tutorial   |   Manufacturer Website

 

Stahls Glitter Flake HTV (Rose Gold)

YouTube Video   |   Written Tutorial   |   Manufacturer Website

 

Siser Metal HTV (Silver)

YouTube Video   |   Written Tutorial   |   Manufacturer Website

 

Stahls Fashion Film (Matte Coral and Matte Charcoal)

YouTube Video   |   Written Tutorial   |   Manufacturer Website

 


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