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How I made article 4

 Here’s how I spiced up my little notebook cover. Of course with a cactus design. From the how I made article series. I used a notebook with a pvc sheet cover, plastic cover material, and wasn’t sure how it would be. But it worked really well!


What I used:

Notebook

Premium vinyl (removable matte)

Cricut

Transfer tape

Lysol wipe and paper towel


How I made it:

I started by finding a design that I liked and of course I picked a cactus design! I used this image ID from cricut design space: #M855825F. 


Before cutting my design, I cleaned off the surface I was going to put the design on. To do this, I cleaned and scrubbed it with a Lysol wipe and dried with a paper towel. 


I cut out the design on the premium vinyl and weeded. 


Next was applying the transfer tape, I cut the transfer tape to size, peeled off the backing and held each size quite firmly. I placed the transfer tape down onto the design, still holding tightly. 


Using the scraper tool I burnished (smooth/ scrape. Definition: polished by rubbing.) the vinyl to the transfer tape. I then pulled the transfer tape up slowly ensuring that the vinyl was on it and the liner for the vinyl had no vinyl left on it!


I took the transfer tape, which now has the vinyl design on it, and holding it firmly, I placed it on the front of the notepad. Now again using my scraping tool I burnished the design onto the notepad cover. 


And now I had my cute cactus notepad!

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