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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Peace On Earth Pillow

 I couldn't wait to cut out this "Peace on Earth" cut from the Cricut Scandinavian Christmas Card cartridge as soon as I saw it!  Check out the Cricut Scandinavian Christmas Card cartridge below:



I cut the "Peace on Earth" at 6" using iron-on vinyl - my new favorite product that you can buy HERE at Expressions Vinyl.  I got the pillow at World Market (see HERE!) and I liked it immediately because the pillow case zips on and off, making iron-on a lot easier.
Now, I ran into some difficulties because this pillow is a bit velvety.   So, it didn't want to iron-on quickly.  Then, while it was still warm, I attempted to remove the plastic backing.  Bad move! That messed up some of the sections.  Not too badly, though, as they are hard to see in the photos above.  But, what I learned is to wait and peel off when it cools.  I found this out because I got frustrated when it messed up a bit and set the whole project aside, while I calmed down.  Then, much later, I picked it back up again and went to peel off the plastic and it came off like a dream. If only I had been more patient...

Check over on Obsessed with Scrapbooking for some more cute Halloween themed projects...below is a teaser!


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Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

Cute idea. Love it. I may have to cut something and adhere it to one of my pillows. TFS.
Sew Sweet N Crafty
SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

Crhiga said...

Lovely pillow!! Thanks on the tip for the removal of the vinyl transfer tape.

Carol

Joan Smith said...

I love this pillow....you have done some fantastic and fun things with this cartridge....I can't wait for Cricut.com to get this cartridge.
I really love all of your explicit directions...it is so helpful.

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Very pretty!! I should look into that vinyl because cutting out material with my cricut did not turn out so well!!
Kristan

craftymom205 said...

Cute pillow.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Show Love-Make Cards said...

This is so clever! Now this seems like something I would attempt, not a sewing maching in sight! TFS

SallyP said...

The more images you show from this cartridge, the more I like it!

Lucy said...

WOW! This cartridge is really so versatile. I love seeing what you do with it. Thanks :)

Laney's Legacy's said...

a really cute project and thanks for letting us know the problems you had good tips to remember, TFS.

later tater
laney

Christy said...

Never heard of iron-on vinyl.....gonna have to get some of this!

Christy

littlen said...

what a great idea. tfs.

rhonda said...

Love the idea of making pillows. I will have to see if I can find some of that iron on vinyl. Lots of ideas..... Thanks for sharing the tip about waiting. :)

NurseShelley said...

I have been making T-shirts with the vinyl from expressions vinyl it is great. I will have to try a pillow!

Thanks!!!!

Maryellen Webber said...

This pillow turned out really nice.
I'd be afraid to work with vinyl and velvet! Great job!

Judi said...

I just love how you have been showing us some home decor using the cricut cartridges. It is inspiring me to try out a few new things for my home. Thanks! :D

Deneen said...

Really pretty! Thanks for the tips.

jdkentinc at aol dot com

Erin said...

Iron on vinyl! I had no idea there was such a thing. Thanks for the great tips. Love the pillow. Great gift idea!

Bonita said...

Live and learn as they say. lol Beautiful project. Thanks

TeresaK said...

I have not tried iron on vinyl...not even done a lot of vinyl projects at all THIS IS BEAUTIFUL! I just love the pillow and love the color of the velvet!
Thanks for another great project!

Carolee said...

Great project! TFS

Teri said...

Wow! Is there nothing that can be done with a cricut! I am an avid seamstress so seeing this has opened up a whole new perspective for me. Thanks a million for the idea!

hzeebee said...

Wow. I did not know that could be done with a cricut.

Kate said...

Great pillow! I started using iron on vinyl after seeing your subway art Christmas pillow. I've only done t-shirts so far but have purchased a pillow on which to experiment.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your experiences, and providing helpful hints. Great idea. Loster

Miranda said...

Love the pillow. I really need to give this a try!
Miranda
miranda at nanas scrap spot dot com
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Carla Frohne said...

Love the pillow! Makes it so much more personal to make these and even give them as personalized teacher gifts! Just love all the amazing ideas. I think this cartridge will be perfect for my girl scout troops for making cards for the elderly at the holidays!

Deanna said...

What a great pillow. Love the colors and the cut.

Lauren said...

Oooh! I love the phrases on this cartridge. Too cute. I had no idea iron-on vinyl existed.

Larmabee said...

I like the idea of making seasonal throw pillows. Awesome idea.

Corina Daily said...

Very cute idea I love the pillow!

Vanessa said...

What a beautiful project! Thanks for sharing!

Gabberdoodle said...

Iron on vinyl!! I tried to find it a Michaels and they looked at me like I was crazy!! NOW I know where to get it!!! :-)

Susan said...

Love your work with fabric!
susanJ in Atlanta

The Antonich's said...

I am so excited about this pillow- I have wanted a "Goodmorning" and "Goodnight" sided pillow forever. They cost more than I am willing to pay. Then I come to this blog and what do I see?? An idea to just go ahead and make MY OWN. I love this blog! Thanks!

Northwoodszoo said...

I love that you made this with unconventional holiday colors, and the sentiment is one that can stand alone all year long. Thanks for thinking outside the box.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work tfs!

Cindy said...

cute

motherloves3 said...

Very cute-love the pillow. I would never think to do that. TFS

hopefulcrafter said...

Nice job!! I don't have this cartridge, but I am sure that I can get somewhat the same effect with using my gypsy with a good font and a star, I have the perfect pillow to do this on. Now over to Expressions Vinyl to puchase some vinyl for this and the pumpkins!! Thank for the great ideas!!

Sandra Joy said...

Wow, iron on vinyl, how neat. The colors you used are sooo beautiful!

Scrappy chik said...

What a clever idea and what a cute little cartridge!!!

Beverly said...

Love the pillow! Now I'm going to have to get some iron-on vinyl! Thanks for the idea!

JANLYNN said...

I love thia pillow. These would be such a nice little gift for some of my coworkers.

Linda said...

I love the sayings on this cart but the images, not so much. Love that pillow, mess up and all!!

ebick said...

Very cute idea. I am excited to start a similar project. Not with this cartridge but with JOTS.

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

This is beautiful. Gotta get me some of that iron on vinyl. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

tutulalabows said...

Wow! Didn't know they made iron on vinyl! Very pretty! Thanks!

BuzzyBee said...

What a cute pillow. I'll have to check into this vinyl.

Tami B. said...

This is twice you have tempted me with the iron on vinyl. I think it's time I check it out.

toptinmanswife said...

Love it! I have got to try to make one of these pillows! Thanks for your creativity!

Kdearman@suddenlink.net

Jeannene said...

Very clever. Good project!!

TanyaT said...

Wow! Love the idea of Iron on Vinyl. I am definitely going to check that out! Great project! Very beautiful! Thank you.

Martina R. said...

Love it. I especially love anything that has the words welded together. I have been very tempted to finally buy a Gypsy, just haven't done it yet. How long will I be able to hold out?

Em'smom said...

I love the pillow! what a lovely and easy idea! thanks for the tip about waiting to remove the tape. i would have been so frustrated!
Lori

Wendy said...

Beautiful, Joy! Another project that has changed my mind about this cartridge....

Wendy T.

Queena said...

What a beautiful Christmas present! Love it!

paperfun said...

Really cute. I love how that bright pink just pops against that blue pillow.j

Mari

Sue Alger said...

Cute Idea and thanks for tips.

Connie F. said...

I love the pillow. I have never tried to use the iron on vinyl, but will sure have to try it. Thanks for the idea.
true1947@embarqmail.com

snoopygirl said...

Cute pillow and couldnt we all use a little "Peace on Earth" :) can't wait to try this iron on vinyl. thanks for sharing with us.s

Anonymous said...

Cute pillow.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com
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Lena said...

Love this pillow! I might need to get this cartridge now!

scrapdiva said...

beautiful pillow, love the cartridge

Mandy said...

Very cute idea!

Megan H. said...

Thanks for sharing this cute pillow.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

Dee said...

You have done so many beautiful pillows that you must have to swap them out with the seasons. This one is beautiful.

Ami said...

Love it! I'm excited to get that cartridge myself and I love seeing all the new ideas!

ami.faulkner@gmail.com

Chef Robin said...

I haven't used the iron-on vinyl, does it wash well? I am thinking t-shirts. Great ideas for Christmas gift giving!

Kimberli said...

Such a pretty pillow!

stpatschappy said...

Love the pillow! TFS.

Appleblsom13 said...

I was looking for something to do for my neighbor for Christmas, now I have something to make for her...

smgerman said...

Good information, did not know about iron on vinyl.

Amanda said...

I have yet to try cutting vinyl or fabric on my Cricut. This is an inspiring project!

LaurKnotter said...

What a great project!

froggie said...

Really loving this cartridge! Love everything you are doing with it too!
surfnfroggie

JenBenLola said...

Love projects that involve the Cricut but not paper. :) Adorable pillow!

Rachel said...

Great idea! Beautiful results, too. :)

julie said...

VERY CUTE. I LIKE WHEN YOU CAN BRING IT FROM PAPER ,INTO HOME DECOR. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO AND SHARING. 1205love@gmail.com

mam said...

I like it alot. Thanks for the info about iron on vinyl. Think I'll have to get that cartridge.

CathyinMN said...

The pillow turned out great! TFS!

pcrusberg said...

Ooh, pretty pillow! I'd want to keep it out all year long.

Anonymous said...

I never thought of making pillow for the different holidays! How cute is that!. The velvet pillow just makes it pop! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

Kathleen (jbaugh148@aol.com)

Glora said...

It looks gorgeous, I would have never guessed that you had a moments problem with it. SO cute! Thanks for the tips too. I need to be more patient with my projects for sure!!! Hugs- Glora

Cynthia B. said...

Love that cut. Looks great on a pillow- would be great for cards too.

Barb A. said...

Cute project! Thanks for sharing your ideas and talents.

scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, that worked so amazingly well for the pillow! LOVE it.

Lindsay said...

I need new pillows for my couch. This is a great idea!

Patrona said...

I Love this pillow! Absolutly!!! Awsome!!! ~*PD :)

Debbie said...

This is a wonderful idea for decorating for the holidays thanks
upnurse at aol dot com

Rania K said...

I haven't cut anything but paper yet... I'm not sure that I can make it!

Marcie said...

What a great project. This cart looks fun.

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The Mendez Family said...

I love this im so into makingpillows right now and havent thought of useing my cricut i love allof you ideas keep them coming

Brenda Moore said...

your pillow is beautiful

UnikeByYes said...

Love the pillow idea. Thank you for the tips. Have a great day!
Liz

angelbaby said...

What a great idea. This is a great pillow.

xxsquigglesxx said...

Great project! This looks like a really fun cartridge!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Nice project, TFS

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

Poots said...

Nice pillow!! I have got to do some kind of vinyl project!! Thanks for sharing!!

peifert88@gmail.com

Scrapper69 said...

What a CUTE Pillow Joy! I like how it looks with all the other pillows... Gonna have to try this! Thanks for the TIP! :o)

Theresa

AndreaA said...

Very cute!! Who can't use more throw pillows?
This would be cute to make them and put the grand babies names on them in their favorite colors.

Thanks for the great ideas.

Jean said...

Sweet idea!

Kris said...

So glad you tell us about the trials and errors so we don't mess up! LOVE THIS PILLOW! You should make the pillow the giveaway instead! ;0)

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Tammy Brownlee said...

Perfect for that hard to match furniture! TFS!

SaraBug said...

Cute pillow. Thanks for the tips.

Gayle Wilson said...

I love seeing all the great things you do with cricut. Hope you have a great week.

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Cute Idea! So I heard that this is a limited seasonal cartridge so once they are sold out that is it no more production...yikes

Kristie Maynard said...

very nice indeed!

mary mac said...

Your pillow is wonderful, Joy! Thanks for all the helpful tips!

Carol said...

Great home decor idea!!

CarolB
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Nanette said...

Cute pillow. I think it came out just fine.

Ashleigh said...

Cute pillow, and great tip as well!

Jackie said...

get better everyday - love it!

Pat P said...

Great job! Looks like fun,
Patpionkeathotmaildotdom

Liz said...

Cute pillow, more "fabric like" projects....you are lurring me in

http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com

dianne said...

Great pillow. I haven't tried the iron on vinyl yet, but I see it in the very near future:). TFS

Lady Fair said...

Lovely pillow, the font is beautiful. TFS!

lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Lisa P said...

Love the cute pillow! great idea.

Angie P. said...

Your pillow is beautiful! I have to get some of that iron-on vinyl. Love the projects you have made with them. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Great Pillow. I might try something like that. Thank you for sharing all your great ideas.

Thank you for the chance to win such a great cart.

Connie said...

I think this is a great holiday project. I had no idea there was iron on vinyl...opens up a lot of possibilities. The more I see the projects you do with this cartridge the more I want it. thanks for sharing

Luv 2 Create said...

Hey Joy, love the tip about iron on vinyl. Didn't realize they made an iron on version. Good to know. Perfect for pillows. Just curious, is this pillow green or blue. It looks blue in your picture and also on the link you gave us, but it says green.
Marcie

The Zoo Keeper said...

These are great!!! Love them!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Marissa said...

Very nice! I've not been brave enough to try cutting fabric on my cricut yet!

michelle diaz said...

oh, how cute.more great ideas.love them

HarleyScrapper said...

Love the pillow. You have such great ideas with this cartridge, I'm going to have to get it.

Karen W. said...

I really like the the message and the colors on this project.

Tarina said...

Well I just love the pillow. What a great idea and a good jump start for Christmas gifts. Thanks!

redjanfan said...

Great pillow. I find it fascinating that everyone gets a different inspiration from seeing the new offerings of software!

Kimberly said...

Cute. I love the colors. Now I have some pillows to make!:)

RAP said...

What a great idea! I like the non-traditional colors too.

Jovan said...

This is so pretty! I love the pillow idea!

Kim. said...

This looks so pretty and I love the colours.
Kim xXx

Terrie said...

What a neat idea to decorate your home for Christmas! I am anxious to start cutting cloth & vinyl on my cricut.

Gaby S. said...

Love it! Thanks!

breland said...

Love the pillow. Great cartridge.

ehbost said...

Thanks for all the great ideas!

Super Jen said...

Love those!

AShu93 said...

Great way to dress up the pillow. I need to try the iron on vinyl.

Karen S. said...

What a cute idea! Love the colors!

~Miss Sandra~ said...

What a great idea. Looks amazing

jordanbev5 said...

OOOOH! Loving this!

Bets said...

What fun colors! Love this!

Dawn, RI said...

Like the pillow. I need to use my cricut for more than just paper.
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

The Gov. said...

Love the pillow . . . what a great idea!

Mumsie said...

Cute pillow! Love that cartridge! Thanks for a chance to win!

bskt4holly said...

Cute cute cute. Just precious! Lovin this cartridge.

Margie said...

Love the cricut for home decor!

Sue D said...

Looks like your patience paid off--great pillow.

danielle said...

What a neat idea for holiday decorating! I can't wait to give it a try! I understand the patience thing, I always feel my craft time is rushed or interrupted by little ones at home:)

Becky said...

Love the idea.

bpcntrycuz said...

Cute pillow, I don't sew much any more but lots of ideas for scrapbooking on this cartridge. I follow you everyday but didn't find the contest until today. Hope I am not to late.

Sara said...

Great idea for a pillow! I'm going to have to try the iron on vinyl as well.


sjs1803@hotmail.com

Kay said...

Love the pillow...gonna have to get some of the iron on vinyl.

Kay
goebel75 at gmail dot com

Mandy said...

I love pillows, and this one looks so soft!

LsbnMom said...

Thanks for the tip about waiting for it to cool before peeling off the backing! The pillow looks perfect to me! I had never heard of iron-on vinyl, so this was great to learn about!

Anonymous said...

Wow...the Cricut can do anything.
Great idea..but Cricut is the idea makers.
Mary
MLongberry17@aol.com

Jess said...

Very pretty pillow! I love that cart a lot and can't wait to get it!

jodiloveselvis said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

TracyS said...

Iron on vinyl, wow! What a great way to make holiday pillows, I love it!

Michelle said...

I love seeing the home decor projects. I haven't had the "courage" to try one myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

Andee said...

Very pretty colors for your Christmas decor. Thanks for the vinyl tip.

Jamie said...

I love the pillow:)

Natalie M said...

That's a great idea! That cart looks like a fun one!

Natalie M said...

That's a great idea! That cart looks like a fun one!

Trish Cole said...

Love the pillow idea for the holidays. Really dresses up a room.

scootingranny said...

Great project! Like how you overcame adversity and continued on to make it work. And I am now going to start looking for pillows with removable cases because you are right--that makes it a lot easier.

Melissa said...

Really cool no sew project!

SapphireGyrl said...

Never thought to mqke pillows.

DonnaSue said...

What great ideas for Cricut projects and what a lovely pillow!

shutterbuggin said...

Love all the fabric projects you do. I still need to try fabric.

shutterbuggin said...

Love all the fabric projects you do. I still need to try fabric.

lilscrappers said...

I really didn't need this cartridge, but the projects are tempting me. I am ready to jump into vinyl!

Christy said...

Very nice!!

Anonymous said...

I would have never thought to do this, Thanks!!!
Whitney
whitneycrump09@hotmail.com

Java Jen's Creations said...

What a lovely pillow!!! I have to try this! Thanks for the tip about the iron-on vinyl! I didn't even know there was such a product!!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

meredemaison said...

Awesome pillow! I love the sentiment, the idea and the colors! TFS!!

Ruby said...

This is really lovely. They would make great gifts.

Debbie Jones said...

Great idea. Using the zip off case, use the pillow and make other holiday themes also. Easier on storage and very festive.

Rose said...

Your pillow turned out Great...
Love it...
I Thank you,so much for all of your tips & directions on all of your projects...
IT"S A BIG HELP...
Thank You for SHARING...

Monica said...

Thanks for sharing this idea and for the tips. Love it!

Kathy T- OR said...

It's surprising everthing you can do with is cart. Thanks for the tip about the vinyl.

jbcoleman said...

I like the versatility of using the cricut cartridges for other projects besides scrapbooking and cards. Thanks for sharing this idea. I'mm going to hve to get some of that iron on vinyl.

Allisa said...

Love your site!

cristal said...

That pink really pops on the pillow. One like that would be a great way to transform my daughters room for the holidays!!

Huggybear said...

I love the Peace on Earth Pillow, but I also love the Scandinavian cartridge/Art Nouveau. What awesome things that can be done with these cartridges. Thanks for all the tips and ideas you give to us crafters!

Andrene said...

Love that font - elegant yet simple. Cute pillow!!!

Kelly Braund said...

Love it! It's definitely tough to wait for that vinyl to cool!

Anonymous said...

Debbie G
Pretty pillow ... I have lots of holiday pillows. I will have to make one to add to my collection. Thanks for the idea. debbieanng at yahoo dot com

Geri said...

Talk about taking crafting to the next level!!! Great idea to create pillows - they can be changed up for every holiday!
thanks for the inspiration

sewnsew1943 said...

Great pillow and winning sentiment. Thank you for sharing a home deco idea.

Shar said...

hahahahaha! I would love to do that but my doggie would just bite it all up!!! no pretty pillows till she learns!!! when she does then yes project on its way!!
Aloha,
Shar

Terri Flint said...

Well what can I say, I love everything about this project. Definetly a cartridge that I need.

Sue S. said...

Love your pillow! I'm excited to hear about "iron-on vinyl". I never knew there was such a thing! TFS!!

sueot33@yahoo.com

DebJoAl said...

Cricut Scandinavian Christmas Card cartridge is so cute. I will consider buying it!

mema said...

Very beautiful pillow
Thanks for sharing
mema
wilsonp58 at yahoo dot com

SanuraScraps said...

Cool idea...thanks for sharing! Looks like a great piece for Holiday decor.

Elsie said...

Great pillow! Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Great pillow - thanks for sharing - Christmas is almost here - I need to get ready! Gail

Jess Ische said...

What a great way to make sure your holiday decorations are one-of-a-kind!

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