Request for Access to Links

There was a recent update that has caused my Google Doc links to stop working. Please send me a request for access to the files until I can get them up and running again. I will grant you access through the email as soon as I am able to, thank you!


'In a Family Love is Spelled T-I-M-E' Quote Plate

We finally got a few glimpses of sunshine yesterday (Yay!), so I hurried and took a few pictures of the little 'Valentine's plate' that I made to set in my living room.

It was inspired by a talk by Dieter F. Uchtdorf who said:  "In Family Relationships love is really spelled t-i-m-e.  Taking time for each other is the key for harmony at home." (Of Things that Matter Most)  and from  this short inspirational video (5 min.):  To A Child Love is Really Spelled T-I-M-E.

I wish that I could have bought a whole stack of these plates for gifts, but sadly there was only one left at Ross ($2.49) so I guess I'll just have to be happy that I got the last one.  It measures 8" square and  has the cutest little hearts in the 'lace' edging.  The stand is from a dollar store, I bought a bunch of them a few years ago, so the total cost of the project was $3.49 + vinyl that I already had and of course tax.

One of the features on the Silhouette (cutting machine) that I love to use is the tracing feature.  I can make up a design in Microsoft Publisher, save it as an image, and then open it with the silhouette software to trace around and cut out in vinyl.

This is the first time that I've tried using clear contact paper to apply the vinyl instead of transfer paper and it worked so well!  I first found out about this tip at Occasionally Crafty.  Because the contact paper is clear it's much easier to center the vinyl when you set it down in place--so much easier!  It costs less than transfer paper too.

How to Use Clear Contact Paper to Transfer Vinyl

(Image Top Left) Peel back one corner of a piece of contact paper, line it up, and stick it down on top of the vinyl.  Slowly peel off the rest of the backing.  Rub over it with your fingers or a credit card to ensure the vinyl will stick to the contact paper.  (Image Top Right) Carefully peel off the paper on the back of the vinyl.  This is a view of the sticky side of the paper.  (Image Below) Flip the contact paper over and stick the vinyl to the plate.  Rub over it so the vinyl is smooth without any air bubbles.  Gently pull back the contact paper.  You might need to use your fingernail in a few places to help the vinyl detach from the contact paper.

I wanted the birds to be the focal point so I cut them out in red vinyl and placed it over top of the black vinyl, this way if I want a change from the red I can just peel it back off--I think.

If you'd like to make one with the Silhouette and tracing feature you are welcome to use this image.  Leave me a comment (and a link to your project) if you do, it will be fun to see how it is used!  The bird clip art is from  

(Do not sell this image or use on any items for sale.  Please do not post this image on your website.)

I've made up printable's for the quote as well for those of you who don't have access to a vinyl cutter or would rather print it (to Mod Podge onto a block or to place in a frame) and will be sharing them soon! 

Updated:  Click here for the prints, available in five colors.

Today's Fabulous Find...
Using Clear Contact Paper to Transfer Vinyl

Sharing here!

Past Valentine's Projects you might be interested in:

Pin It!


Jodi said...

What a gorgeous plate, phrase and finished product... most definitely a fab find :)

Lynne said...

This phrase is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs Lynne from OZ

Janet said...

You're welcome Lynne, enjoy your weekend!

Lynette said...

I love this! It's so cute!!

Lynette said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Valerie Earnest said...

Janet- I love this! And it's so nice of you to provide the image! Glad the contact paper tip worked out for you ;)

We are actually doing a RS activity partly based around that talk, so I may use this for that somehow.....

Have a great weekend!

KC Coake said...

It is so pretty! Love the red birds!

A Little Creation said...

Chris =]

Unknown said...

This is so cute! I have never seen this phrase before! Love it!

{Also I noticed you still have your disclaimer up about not allowing comments. Just in case you are still having a spam problem, 95% of mine went away once I made the comments be verified!}

farmhouse-story said...

this is so cute,janet--tfs with us! i just bought some clear contact paper to try--i'm glad to hear it works well, cuz, it is cheaper:)

Created by Kathi said...

Found you on sugar bee crafts and love what you did... I don't have a cameo but have a cricut and find I am VERY intimidated by vinyl. May try it... and I love your project :) Kathi P. S. Cool quote to raise your family by too!

Unknown said...

So sweet! I need to get me something like a cameo or cricut. I'm dying to do something like this!

Janet said...

To Daree: Thanks! I won my Silhouette in a giveaway a couple of years ago and have loved it. Be sure to enter them, you never know you might win!

Unknown said...

Holy cow - you found that plate at Ross?! I am going there tomorrow, haha. I love it! And you WON your Silhouette? I am seriously jealous. I've been entering those contests like mad every time they pop up. One day I'll get one.

My Repurposed Life said...

Janet--I love your valentine pretty. Thanks for sharing the file!


Unknown said...

Thanx for sharing - love the message. Time spent together is what every family needs

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

Saw you on Repurposed Life. LOVE this quote. Its soooooo true. What a fabulous and beautiful reminder.

Unknown said...

This is stunning. I love the filigree on the plate and you design is lovely.

I'd love it if you would share this for F-it Fridays!!

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Oh Janet- this plate is perfect! I love the saying!

Darlene Nemeth said...

Hi, found your blog on Saturday Show and Tell Be Different Act Normal Linky Party. I love your blog and I an a new follower.

Unknown said...

Great Job! Love this!

I would like to invite you to link up to my linky party, Thrifty Thursday!
You would fit right in and we would love to have you!

Hope to see you there!


Farm Fresh Vintage Finds said...

Great printable. I printed it for my mantle and then shared your link for it on my site. I hope it brings you some traffic as a thank you!!! Have a Happy New Year!

Farm Fresh Vintage Finds

Anonymous said...

Your plate turned out very pretty. Would you mind sharing what font(s) you used for the word "love" I would be interested for a project I'm working on. Thank you!

Janet said...

Thanks Tiffaney! The font I used for 'love' is called 'KG Strawberry Limeade', I downloaded it at Have fun with your project. :)


Related Posts with Thumbnails