Monday, April 8, 2013

Introducing Cricut Iron On Vinyl!

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Provo Craft has come out with iron-on vinyl! 

They sent some vinyl for me to try and asked that I make a home decor project.  I saw a similar pillow design at JC Penney and decided to see if I could make it in the Cricut Craft Room.

Using the flowers from the Cricut Bloom and Cricut Create A Critter cartridges, and the shapes from the Cricut Basic Font and Shapes, I was able to layout the design quickly.
Below is a guide to putting the vinyl on the mat so you get it right the first time.  If you ever are worried about how to do it, be sure and try a very small cut out and see how it goes.
The instructions that come with the vinyl were very thorough and told what settings to use for which machine.  The guide above is for the regular Expression machine.

My pillow case came from Ikea and was $6.  The iron on was easy to use and the instructions were good.  The only difficulty I had was in doing the layers.  I needed to trim out the sections better, which I discovered through trial and error. 

Have you used iron on vinyl?  Let me know in the comments!

One last thing:

The winner of the "You Pick A Scrappy Moms Stamp set" is:

Scrappin Dilly!

Congratulations, Scrappin Dilly!  Please email me at within 2 weeks to claim your prize.

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  1. Wow, your pillow looks great! I'm still a bit afraid of vinyl, for some reason! I need to take the plunge! This turned out great! Does the vinyl have a "hard" feel to it once it's on the pillow?
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I am with TeresaK. I have the vinyl but just afraid to attempt it. Need to take the plunge but think I need a big push. ONce I tackle the vinyl will have to try the iron on vinyl which would be fun!

  3. Great job on your pillow I don't do this type of thing but I always love seeing what others do in the home decorating aspects of things and Joy you do do it like non other. I love your patter and the colors just so very pretty

  4. Wow, I really like the way the pillow turned out. I've only used vinyl to make templates for etching on glass. Those turned out perfect, so why am I hesitant to try something else? Beats me! Thank you for sharing this idea.

  5. thanks for the link. i might just try this. i'm cruising this aug with some family members and want to make matching 'travel shirts'. these colors would work..i also bookmarked this in case i need help.

  6. Awesome! I have been wondering about how to do iron-on vinyl! Thanks!

  7. I LOVE iron-on vinyl and have used it numerous times, mostly for grandchildren's shirts. They love having their own unique shirts. I love your pillow...does it zip or fold over in the back? (I need an IKEA trip.)

  8. The iron on vinyl sounds like fun. TFS.

  9. Super cute project! Love the fun colors you used! Yay! I am so excited to be the winner of your giveaway, I will be emailing you shortly!

  10. I use Iron on vinyl for onesies when to send along with a card to the parents. It is alway highly appreciated!

    love wendy

  11. I love this shape! Kind of Moroccan or something. Yellow and grey is my new favorite color, what I'm saying is...sending it to me! LOL.

    Great job! Thanks for the intro.

  12. Omgaga that's cool iron vinyl and your pillow is pretty to, with those colors that are so in right now. Thanks for sharing God BLESS.

  13. Thanks for the tutorial. I didn't know they made iron-on vinyl. Cute pillow.

  14. I love mini albums and only way I have to make them now is the sizzix die cuts with a album cover and page. Didn't know about this cartridge until now. Thanks Joy! Marsha from NY

  15. Love the grey and yellow. Love the new vinyl, can't wait to try it!!!!

  16. does this work on all cruit machines (iron ons)

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