Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Established Sign Vinyl Project - File Available

Some of y'all probably remember the 3 Funerals and A Wedding post back in October when my daughter gave me 4 days notice that she was getting married and my friend Carmen just happened to be visiting from Houston and with some quick thinking and fast decorating we were able to pull off a wedding and reception right here at my house. If you don't know the story you can check it out in the link above.

Now that your memory has been refreshed I'll share the "established" floating picture that I made for my daughter and son-in law. I have to say I really like the whole "floating frame" thing since you don't have to worry too much about making a backing to match what decor people might have because it just shows the wall behind it so ya know it's gonna match!

I am always on the look out for frames when I go to Goodwill for projects such as this and I can usually find them for a buck or two, at least I could before the new manager came into play and started pricing things so high. Anyway I did get this one at Goodwill and I think I got it for $1.99, not a bad price! I think the size on it is about 20" x 14.5". Since I don't have a hobby store close I had to get creative with the mat on the frame and I wasn't sure what to do until I remembered I had some Cricut Foil Vinyl!



I used some cardboard and measured out the pieces and then miter cut them using a quilting ruler as my guide and then just covered the cardboard with the foil vinyl. I really liked the look of the "metal mat" and it gives the picture, sign or whatever you want to call it a nice classy look. I do still need to get a large sheet of acetate or have another piece of glass cut to put over the top before they can have it to hang on their wall. 

If you would like to cut this design and add your own initial, name and edit the year, you can download the file below:


21 comments:

  1. Love!!! I want to make one for me!!! Lol!!!

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  2. I've never seen one like this before and I love it! The foil vinyl looks great too, giving a masculine but still feminine feel to it. Works great for the bride and the groom! Thanks for the file Shirley!! Hugs, Brenda

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing the post and file with us!

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  4. This floating frame is absolutely gorgeous. I love it!

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  5. Okie, when i first looked at it i thought you used burlap for the background. It's beautiful and thank you for sharing your file!

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  6. Thank you Okie! Your file is beautiful. I can't wait to give it a try. Just wanted to mention I am a daily stalker of your blog and would love for you to keep posting. Thanks so much again, Karen

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  7. I have a wedding coming up soon and this is perfect. Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. What a wonderful gift! Thank you!

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  9. Okie, Okie, Okie!! You are amazing. This is so beautiful. Congratulations to the newlyweds.

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  10. I love this idea!

    I just recently started using vinyl. I decorated some tumblers. The color is coming off. What kind of vinyl do you use?


    Barbara

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    1. For tumblers you definitely need to use the Oracle 651 vinyl because it is permanent vinyl and will hold up through the washings.

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    2. I will certainly try it!
      Do you have a favorite place to buy?

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  11. Shirley, it's not just your Goodwill .... I think ALL Goodwills now have hiked prices up. They are no longer the inexpensive place to go, unfortunately. I donated a medium-sized 3-drawer dresser that I bought at Walmart for $30. There wasn't a nick or scratch on it --- it was in perfect shape. I went in the next day, and they had a price tag of $25 on it!

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  12. I love this! This is different from other ones I have seen. Great job and thank you for sharing!

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  13. Thank you for your generosity.

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing!!! It is a wonderful design. Laura D

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  15. Thank you for the file. This is really a wonderful idea

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  16. Thank you for sharing. I downloaded the file and cut out for my son. I even got the floating frame - it looks amazing!

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  17. Thank you so much for commenting that you used the file! I love knowing that people actually use the file I post.

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  18. Ty so much. I appreciate all the hard work you put into doing these files and then sharing them with all of us

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