Monday, August 15, 2011

eCraft Back to School Blog Hop

Welcome to the BACK TO SCHOOL BLOG HOP! All of the fabulous designers on this hop are showing you a BACK TO SCHOOL project using the fabulous and versatile eCraft.

If you just arrived here from Debi Tullier’s blog then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog please start at the beginning over at Raven’s Blog. That way you will be able to see all of the amazing projects and you will have more ways to win. And boy do we have a great prize in store for you!  More on that later...on with my project!

Here is my project for the hop!

This is a gift for my son's teacher and I hope she likes it!  I have so much fun doing vinyl projects and this one was no exception!  I made videos to document the creation of this project so that you can easily scraplift it from me! I broke it up into 3 videos to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for!

First up, this video will show you how I used various tools in Make the Cut to create multi-layers out of a single layer image.  This is so much fun to do!

In this next video, I used the new Conical Warp feature in MTC to get the vinyl to wrap onto the tumbler nice and smooth.  I also show how to do this when you are using multiple colors on the tumbler!

In this last video, I show you how I apply vinyl onto rounded objects like this. 

Here is a list of what I used:

  • Small paint can from Michael's
  • Patterned Paper from Papertrey Ink It's Official Patterned Paper Pack
  • Glossy Outdoor Permanent Adhesive Vinyl - this is essential for the tumbler so that it does not come off, and just a note that it is also safe to wash in the top rack of the dishwasher...BONUS!!  Less dishes always make me happy!
  • eCraft Cutting Machine - of course!
  • Make the Cut Software
  • Lettering Delights fonts (LD Modern Sans and LD Typeset)
  • Lettering Delights Cut Its file - Desk Supplies
  • Scor Tape (for adhering the glitter)
  • Diamond Dust Glitter
  • Ribbon - Papertrey Ink Saddle Stitch in Ripe Avocado,Spring Moss and Pinefeather

Here is a list of all the designers in the hop in case you get lost along the way.

You are here
Go to Erika's blog next
-->Erika Valdez <--

Okay so you probably want to know what you can win, right? As some of you may have heard from this hop this amazing eCraft machine that we are all using is created by This company is really amazing, their customer service is fabulous and the products are top notch. Well when they heard about our hop they decided to giveaway (1) One eCraft to (1) One lucky winner color may vary.

1.) Please leave one comment here on my blog (Only one comment will be
qualify per person additional comments will not count.)  Your comment must be posted by 6AM tomorrow 8/16/11!
2.) Stop by eCraft’s facebook page  to see more awesome projects and tutorials.  Don't forget to "Like" their page while you are there!
3.) Become a follower of my's easy just click on the little button over there on the right hand side!

We are also having another blog hop on September 5th. ALL comments left today and on the September 5th blog hop will be eligible to win the eCraft so this will give you more chances to win. (1) One lucky winner will be announced on Raven’s blog(link to my blog) on September 10th. The winner will also be listed on the eCraft Facebook page (see why it’s a good idea to like eCraft's facebook page ;)

All are welcome to hop, however the eCraft giveaway is only open to U.S. entries. Thank you so much for your understanding.
In addition you can win three clear tumblers which are PERFECT for your vinyl art!  I will announce the winner of the tumblers right here on my blog on August 20th!  This prize is also only available to US entries!

Once you are done leaving your comments here, don't forget to head over to Erika's blog for even more chances to win!




Raven B said...

Eck this is fabulous!!!! Thank you so much for being in the hop and I LOVE your video! Great stuff great stuff.

Martha galvez said...

Great project. Loved it!! Thanks for sharing. New follower.
pattig161 at yahoo dot com

Chris and Emily said...

Adorable!!! Totally wish I had one. :-)

Anonymous said...

great projects.

Tanya said...

Awesome!! I love vinyl and the Ecraft can cut it too!! AWESOME!!! Your videos are a great help!! I'm a new follower. :)


Emily said...

Sooo cute!! I've never used vinyl, but I might have to give it a try!


Mrs. Green said...

This looks great, I love those little cups!

michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

LOVE the cup idea!! Thanks for the inspirations!
creativestamperspot@ gmail dot com

Rosie said...

both projects are so cool, the teacher is going to love them!

Carley said...

Denise! These are fabulous! I can't wait to try this! I am so excited that you are giving your kids' teacher a gift already I LOVE it!

KARLA UREA said...

Super fabulous projects!!!
kureab at hotmail dot com

Dee said...

I love your project. It is just so adorable.

TFS, Dee:)

the purple muse said...

TFS! Someday I hope these SVG's will work with Apples:-) New follower.

tammy dot schmitt at mac dot com

Judy said...

GREAT projects and great tutorials to help us along!! Thanks so much for sharing and I am a new follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Cathie w said...

very cute and I love this hop idea...TFS!!!


VinDeeLoo said...

Very cute.

vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

Ruthie said...

THis is such a great project! Love it

callyannc said...

The teacher will love this...I know cuz I would love it! I love the colors too. So pretty. TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
come on over

Vicki said...

Great ideas! My daughter loves working with the vinyl!

Cathi said...

Just stinkin cute!!! So inspired here! What a great blog!

Cathi Carpenter

Scrappy Zeni said...

Wow Denise!! This is an awesome gift idea!!! Vinyl intimidates me, but I'll have to give it a try soon after seeing this video! TFS!!

KimberlyRae said...

Awesome project, Denise and always G R E A T videos! ;]

teachU14 said...

Fantastic projects! I'm going to have to dress up my iced coffee cup with some vinyl :)

Anniebee said...

Hi, Denise! Just discovered your blog on this hop and after watching your videos, had no problem becoming a follower. This cute little project is sure to be appreciated by your child's teacher! Thanks for the tutorials.

anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

sweetlilscrapper said...

sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Maria said...

Fabulous project and video! TFS

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

What a great gift, I am sure she will love it!
I did all 3 requirements.
pmsm0412 at gmail dot com

TanySol said...

Amazing project!

Anonymous said...

This is a fabulous idea and great project info. Now I know what I will be doing for teacher and coworker gifts for the holidays!!

Stephanie K.

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Great gift for the teacher.
I have fulfilled all the requirements for the giveaway.
Katsews at gmail dot com

Jeannie Phillips said...

Decorating a drink cup - what a fabulous idea! I am going to have to steal this one - and it would be great to have the ecraft to take the creating to a whole new level.

Heather said...

This is my first time commenting on your blog, but not my first visit. Your videos and tutorials have been an essential part of helping me decide to get into paper crafting, and deciding between cutters (I'm still deciding). Thank you for all your ideas and video help! And the blog hop is a great way to see lots of different projects and ideas!

heather.abels at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

What a way to welcome a teacher to a new year. I'm sure it will be displayed proudly on the desk. Thanks for sharing!

Jill Angel said...

Love the tumbler. Great projects! TFS!

Judy said...

Love this blog hop!

shersl84bed said...

Denise, these are great, your son's teacher is going to love it. I haven't seen the tumblers before, would love to know where to buy them?
Thanks for being part of a great blog hop that is offering an eCraft.

Smiles Sher

erin said...

My sisters love those cups, what a great stocking stuffer idea!



princescott98 at hotmail dot com

Scrappin' Sista said...

Wonderful projects. I really love the cups. TFS and scrappy hugs to you my friend.

askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

AMAZING videos! I'm a new you for showing new things to me and so clear!!!! scrappiPat

Shayla said...

What a WONDERFUL giveaway!!!

I have a cricut, but dont use it often because of always needing to deal with cleaning and buying new mats :/

I have also "liked" and commented the facebook page :)

Thank you for this opportunity!!! :)

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

What darling gifts! I am sure your sons teacher is going to love them. :)

Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Ruthie :)

Holly Lefevre said...

CUTE project! I so badly want one an eCraft! I saw them in January at CHA and have been drooling for one ever since. Thanks for the opportunity! New follower too.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your help in learning the neat features of the e-craft. I have been checking your blog for a while, to see how you have been doing with it. You have convinced me that this is the machine for me.
Kat Lapointe

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