I’ve been meaning to add some image labels to these drawers inside my daughter’s cupboard since you got them, and I finally did it today. While these drawers are not Pinterest pretty, they have been so good for us. They fit nicely inside the hanging part of her cupboard and they’re easy for a four year old to open up and get her own clothes out.
To add a little extra detail to them, I used my Cricut Joy and some images from Design Space to make a label for the contents of each drawer. It’s honestly so easy and the Joy cuts like a dream! Smart vinyl makes it really easy to cut without a mat, but I only had normal wider vinyl on hand so simply cut it down to size and used the mat that comes with the Joy machine. I love the versatility for such a small and convenient machine. I’ve honestly been surprised just how much I’ve used the Joy. Since I also have the bigger Maker, I thought that I’d always default to it, but the convenience of the Joy is just so good, that if I’m cutting something that fits in the Joy, I just do it in there. It’s easy to move around the house with me and takes up so little space.
Cutting thin vinyl lines with a Cricut
What you need:
Click here for the Design Space project link
What to do:
Using the project link above, cut out your vinyl labels from the colour of your choice. Follow the prompts within Design Space for your cutting settings.
Weed out the inside of your designs and then apply transfer tape. (Leaving some extra tape overlapping the side of your design allows you to place it on your item without having your design stuck on yet. You can also cut away a bit of the backing paper to allow some transfer tape to show if you prefer.)
Use your scraper to press the transfer tape on firmly and then place your design where you want it to be. Secure the overlapping bit of transfer tape (or strip of washi tape) in position. With that piece staying stuck on, gently remove the backing paper from the vinyl, ensuring that the vinyl design stays stuck to the transfer paper.
Use the scraper to stick the design onto your item well.
From the corner, gently remove the transfer tape. Make sure to pull it off at an angle to any straight lines so that the transfer tape is removed from the length of the line slowly. Instead of pulling the transfer tape away from the item, bend it right over and slowly peel it off your item (so that the peeled transfer tape it actually touching the unpeeled transfer tape, as seen in in the Instagram reel below).
You can watch the whole process here:
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And you’re done! I hope this is helpful is getting some neat transfers with tricky thin lines!