Monthly Archives: June 2012

As Seen on TV…My Craft Channel

We spotted the very talented Lori Allred over on My Craft Channel today showing some fun ideas on how to repurpose old cabinet doors. What caught our eye were the great uses of Brookie Craft vinyl. 

Be sure to catch all of Lori’s Inspired by Pinterest Cabinet Door episode. But check out these close ups how cool vinyl can be with home decor!

You might recognize this from an earlier blog post. 

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New Take on old Cabinet Doors Recycled Project

Have you ever thought of takend reclaimed cabinet doors and giving them an entirely different look and purpose with a coat of paint and some vinyl?

This is going to be hung outside next to my front door, but I didn’t have any hooks at the time I took the photo. You get the idea, right? To learn more about how these were created, check out the newest episode of Inspired by Pinterest on My Craft Channel, airing Friday, June 29, 2012.

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Heat Transfer Vinyl Tutorial by Megan

The fun crafty Megan from Above Rubies Studio create a Tuesday Tutorial featuring Heat Transfer Vinyl. Did you know Brookie Craft manufactures this stuff! It’s awesome. Cut it just like vinyl, iron it on to any fabric surface and you have a great finished project like this awesome bag Megan created.

Megan said, “Once the image was cut (I didn’t even need a mat!  Just loaded the vinyl directly into the Silhouette!), I separated the vinyl from the clear backing.”

Love the silver!!

To see the full step-by-step tutorial visit Megan’s blog post.

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Get a Little Creative with House of Smiths

You might have seen us hanging out over on My Craft Channel. We’re big fans and we love the different show hosts that inspire us all to get crafty. One that stood out to us is one called “Get a Little Creative. ” Get a Little Creative is all about getting crafty with inspiration from the best creative blogs on the internet. Your hosts, Jennifer Hadfield of, Beckie Farrant of and Heather Mann of will spotlight their favorite projects by talented creative bloggers, as well as simple but high-impact tutorials designed to add some creativity to your life, from home to food to holidays and beyond.

In this episode below, the girls interview Shelley Smith from House of Smiths as they discuss her fun blog and the upcoming new DIY show with her husband. Their motto: “Taking it One Space at a Time” ring true to their style and projects. Shelley shares her beautiful take on Gallery Walls and offers tips on how to create your own. You’ll notice her gallery wall features a lot of great vinyl pieces.

Shelley has a great vinyl store and offers pre-cut vinyl designs that are amazing. Check them out here.

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No Cutting Mat, Yeah Silhouette!

Recently I purchased the Silhouette Cameo machine. I have an older Silhouette SD and have love it for the great detail you get from a Silhouette. Being a long time Cricut user I have to admit I wasn’t convinced I needed to invest in another 12″ electronic cutter. But the minute I heard you don’t have to use a cutting mat to cut vinyl. And since I use a lot of vinyl then this was a HUGE selling point for me.

It works great!!

Megan from Above Rubies Studio created a great video on how to cute vinyl on your Silhouette Cameo. (Only thing she should have used was the transfer tape, but we’ll forgive her this time!)

If you’re cutting one and two something that doesn’t fill the entire screen then you shouldn’t have any issues. I have noticed when filling an entire screen with my cut files that running vinyl through without a mat when it gets close to the edge it sometimes messes up. I would recommend using your mat if you’re doing a full sheet of cut images.

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Oops, I’m out of Transfer Tape

Sometimes you run out of that awesome Transfer Tape that helps you take your cut vinyl to a new surface. We loved this idea from Megan at Above Rubies Studio. She shares how to use blue painters tape when you’re in a bind.

For other great ideas from a pro, visit Above Rubies Studio.

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Brookie Seen at Snap! The Conference

We spotted the cute Amanda from Every Creative Endeavor blog showing off a flower made from vinyl and standing next to one of the Brookie Craft vinyl racks. Our retail partner, Vinyl Outlet was there at Snap! showing all the amazing DIY crafters about the great selection of colors and products created by Brookie Craft.

Snap! The Conference was held this past spring and it looked amazing. But no worries, you can follow the inspiring Snap Blog here. 

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