Thursday, May 26, 2011

Think vinyl is expensive?

Today is my day at She's a Sassy Lady, so be sure to swing by and check out my post, even though I'm going to be sharing directions here as well!

I had never taken the time or resources, for that matter :) to try out any sort of vinyl projects, but finally decided I wanted to! I wasn't doing anything special, so I reached for the affordable alternative - the contact paper in the pantry - and gave it a go. I'm sure I am not the first person to try this method, but boy, does it ever work!

You've seen my 2nd addiction first hand - CUPCAKES & COOKIES!!!! In ordern to haul them to work on a weekly basis, I found these wonderful carriers in different colors - they are great for cupcakes if you use the tray, and for cookies and such without it. I use it A LOT,and so decided it needed a little something. Here's how it turned out....

I really do wish contact paper came in different colors,
because it really is cheap and easy to find...

I know this may be a give, but just in case...
set it on your mat paper-side-down
Set your blade depth to 3, and your pressure to 2
(any highter, and it'll cut through the paper)
...and voilĂ !!
It cut perfectly, without cutting the paper backing! It's easy to remove, and adhere! Now I have to make the orange one just as pretty! :)


  1. It looks really good! you did a great job :)

  2. Great idea. We will have to give this a shot.

  3. Great project. I use the same contact paper every time I do glass etching. Works like a charm. Super cheap and easy.

  4. Roberta,

    What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing this. I will be using some contact paper now.

  5. Wow! I am sooo glad to know this! I got a Cricut Imagine for Mother's day and just realized that I can print colors on to white vinyl, I guess I can use contact paper?

  6. Christine - I tried printing on it on my imagine, but the quality was not good at all :(

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at She's a Sassy Lady. We can all benefit from this money saver and start creating more vinyl projects!

  8. Hello Roberta. Hope you are having a great weekend. I love love your project. I only worked with vinyl once on my cricut I really need to give it another go. This is an awesome idea. I am have been having trouble leaving comments as of late, so have not been around much.

  9. Like the idea of using contact paper. You've inspired me to give it a try.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  10. Very economical...great idea. I really needed this tidbit. TFS! ~Shen