June 2018 Vinyl Box

Are you excited for our June 2018 box?  We are, too!  After a few months of pink and sparkly, we're excited to show you some new patterns and vinyl types that can be used in a masculine environment.  Be sure to join our Facebook Group for even more crafty inspiration:   FB.com/groups/SilhouetteLifeInspirationBox

So let's talk about the great vinyl you received in your boxes this month, from great brands like Stahls, Oracal and SparkleBerry Ink! 


But first, let's cover some basics.  Included in your box is both Adhesive Vinyl (sticky vinyl) and Heat Transfer Vinyl.  Both are super great, but can be challenging if you aren't sure how to use them.  But don't worry, we found some great videos for you (because why reinvent the wheel?)!

Vinyl Basics for New Users


How to Cut Adhesive Vinyl with Silhouette Cameo


How To Properly Iron-On Siser Heat Transfer Vinyl




So we've included some really great, staple brands of Adhesive Vinyl that you will definitely want to catalog for later.  We'll start with a great pattern from SparkleBerry Ink (Independence Day - Red) and accent with beautiful colors in new holographic patterns from Schein Holographics and solid Oracal 651 sheets.  All three of these will cut and weed beautifully.  If you haven't worked with Adhesive Vinyl before, we suggest starting with the Oracal because it is the most cost effective and it is a nice, medium weight vinyl.

When you are ready to move on and cut the glitter and the pattern, note that the holographic will be a different texture than the Oracal 651 and the pattern will be a little thicker.  You will definitely want to utilize a test cut before proceeding, just to make sure your blade is set correctly.  I like to use the patterns for my accent pieces, and use solids for my text and such.  Here is our inspiration for this pattern, it looks great with all shapes!

We hit the jackpot of FREE 4th of July cut files over at Love SVG.  Be sure to check them out here, including the one we used above and the one we used for the HTV project below.




Working with different brands of Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) can feel tricky, but for the most part they work the same way and you just need to keep an eye on your individual cut settings and heat press settings.  But first, we're going to show you what we did we this gorgeous Stars Over Blue pattern from SparkleBerry Ink.




As you can see, we saved the Stars Over Blue HTV pattern and used it for both the sunglasses and the accent stars.  The rest of the design is the Matte Red Stahls HTV and the Silver Metallic Stahls HTV.  This month we used Stahls HTV for the patterns also, which is a win-win because they carry all the Sparkleberry Ink patterns!!





YouTube Video   |   Written Tutorial   |   Manufacturer Website


Stahls Fashion-Film HTV (Matte Red and Silver Metallic)

YouTube Video   |   Written Tutorial   |   Manufacturer Website


Stahls CAD-CUT Glaze HTV (Silver Shift)

YouTube Video   |   Written Tutorial   |   Manufacturer Website


Stahls Glitter HTV (Royal Blue)

YouTube Video   |   Written Tutorial   |   Manufacturer Website


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