Friday, December 18, 2015

Pineapple Palooza

Today on the Punch Place Blog it's, pineapple palooza!


I love pineapples and who couldn't when they look this cute?

Punch Place Plus carries these cuties in three different sizes, 3", 2" and 1.5". And you can make just about anything with them from, key chains, earrings, charms for a bracelet and they don't have to look like your typical pineapple (green and yellow).


To make these you're going to need (depending on what you're making):
Pineapples
Double J Earwires (in gold or silver)
Hardware
Bracelets/Necklaces
Vinyl
Transfer Tape

I am going to show you some tips today because I have previously showed you how to apply vinyl onto the blank acrylics from Punch Place Plus in previous posts.

Some of the cuts on these are very intricate and during the weeding process you could potentially lose a lot of those little pieces and ultimately want to start over well today I am going to show you how you can keep those little pieces and your sanity!

You're going to cut your design as usual but instead of weeding it before placing it onto the transfer tape, you're going to place it on your transfer tape first. Once you have the whole piece on your transfer tape, stick it onto your cutting mat.
This is going to hold it steady while you keep the good parts and weed out the bad!


 I start by grabbing a corner and slowly pulling the vinyl up (you need to do this very slowly because the top part is sticky and could stick on your design-I also keep a pair of scissors near by to help keep the weeded parts away from my design).


Here is the weeded piece.

And our design.

You can now take your blank acrylic and add your vinyl. (Tip: If you're going to place the blank on top of the vinyl so you can line it up, flip your image so it cuts the right way.)

In the top photo, I simply added a monogram, cut it out of the vinyl, added it to the acrylic. For the middle one, I cut out another monogram from the vinyl but also cut a solid black piece so it would add some dimension to the pineapple (that is the one you would have to flip so it will line up with the acrylic!) and the one on the right I did as a normal well not normal oh so cute pineapple!

I made this cute adjustable bangle for myself and I LOVE it!

Now don't you have some adorable pineapples?!