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
How to Cut Adhesive Vinyl with Silhouette Cameo
How To Properly Iron-On Siser Heat Transfer 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!
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)
Stahls Glitter Flake HTV (Rose Gold)
Siser Metal HTV (Silver)
Stahls Fashion Film (Matte Coral and Matte Charcoal)