Rubber Boots, meet my Silhouette SD

06.25.10

A country girl just isn’t a country girl without her pasture boots. And my last pair had given all they had. I was in desperate need of a new pair. And though I’d love a pretty pair of wellies, they weren’t quite in the budget this month. But I came across this pair, totally affordable, and all made from a solid piece of something sturdy, so I brought them home.

I walked in the door and put them down, then looked at my Silhouette. Then back at my boots, than at my Silhouette. Wait. a. second. I found a friendly doily shape that came with my Silhouette and thought it was just the thing.

I sized the doily shape to work on my boot toes, loaded a page of vinyl on my Silhouette, and put it to work, purring away and cutting out my doilies.

I have never worked with vinyl before. So this vinyl transfer paper was new to me. It is a dream come true. You peel off the negative parts of your design from the vinyl you’ve cut, then stick vinyl transfer paper right on top of the smooth side of your vinyl. Then peel off the bottom of your vinyl to reveal the sticky side. This lets you place your vinyl right where you like it. Once it’s in place, you peel off the transfer paper.

After placing my vinyl stencil, all that was left to do was color in with my sharpie, let them dry, then peel away the vinyl.

Do you like how they turned out? I’m very satisfied. My daughter is dying to design her own.

Steel-toed boots are great and all, but doily-toed boots? You can’t beat that.

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