Monday, December 28, 2009

Vinyl Tiles Make Great Gifts

Well I'm finally getting around to posting all the Vinyl tiles I made for Christmas gifts this year. Was the Christmas Holiday a wild whirlwind for anyone else? Sheesh! Anyhow, I'm posting all the designs with quick info and downloadable .gypsy files for those who are interested. (REMEMBER! If you are a CDS user you can convert these .gypsy files to .cut files.) Thank you so much for looking and please leave your comments. I love to read them! :)

Here's a picture of all of the tiles I created on their picture stands:


This tile was for a friend of mine. It's main line to the chorus of Darryl Worley's song "Awful Beautiful Life". If you're not familiar, the line goes "I love this crazy, tragic, sometimes almost magic, awful, beautiful life."

On this particular tile I placed the saying a little high but it was too late to fix it. The high placement is luckily not as noticable when it's on its stand.
Cartridges used: Lyrical Letters, Mickey Font, Old West, Opposites Attract, Printing 101 & Simply Sweet.

Click here to download the .gypsy file used



Cartridges used: Cursive 101, Home Accents, Lyrical Letters & Pagoda

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Cartridges used: Jasmine, Simply Sweet & Sweethearts

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Cartridges used: Home Decor, My Community & Simply Sweet

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I ended up placing the saying a little too low on this one. In hindsight I would have started the Live, Laugh, Love set of letters higher so that the "much" didn't end up so low. It cuts in front of that word when on the stand so it's not ideal. When cutting this one, I just opened the first page and deleted the LLL part and cut the small words, then reopened the file, deleted the small words and cut the big ones. That way I could use 2 different colors of vinyl but keep the spacing. Again, this is a tight fit and be sure to hold your letters over the tile and perfect the placement before laying it down (or simply resize the saying if you prefer).

Cartridges used: Opposites Attract & Serenade

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This one I made special for my Sister-in-law and her 3 kids. I knew she would appreciate one that had a message/saying that spoke to her children and I found this fabulous silouette with 2 girls and a boy (her children exactly) so I had to use it!

Cartridges used: A Child's Year, Gypsy Font & Lyrical Letters

Click here to download the .gypsy file used


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Tanya said...

Love your tiles, wish I could use the files.. I only have sure cuts a lot.

Candace said...

Oh my, these are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing the Gypsy files.
I love your blog and all your help.


amylynn said...

Thanks so much for posting this....simply beautiful! I will have to remember this....maybe I can think of one for a baby gift. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kimmy said...

can you please tell me what kind & what size tiles these are? also where you got them. Thanks

SuziQ said...

Thanks for convincing me I need Simply Sweet, a cart I never thought I'd want. Such a cute font!

Cindy McVey said...

Jen, I want to give you an award, but I can't find your email. Please go to my blog and look for the post about my blog award.

Michelle said...

I love mine. :) You are so talented and I love being the spoiled one to have a tile.

silly_girl_823 said...

These are wonderful projects and thank you so much for posting the gypsy files!!

Amy V