If you are any kind of follower of mine- you KNOW I have quite an obsession with vinyl. I use it the most out of all the crap in my craft room! So when Expressions Vinyl asked me to curate Novembers’ vinyl Mystery Box I HAD to say yes!
First. If you aren’t signed up- GET SIGNED UP HERE TO RECIEVE THE NEXT MYSTERY BOX!
Let’s discuss the Vinyl box before we show you what’s inside and what I made! Expressions Vinyl put these amazing boxes together. They are chock full of coordinating vinyl. And it’s all a SECRET! They don’t tell you what’s in it and won’t post any videos or photos until everyone has received their mystery box! That’s the best part! It’s such a fun surprise to see what’s inside!
EV Mystery Boxes ship every other month. They have an awesome subscription program so you never have to miss out! You can sign up and read all the nitty gritty about it here!
(I did curate a Mystery box for Expressions Vinyl last year. You can see my July Vinyl Mystery Box here!)
What’s in a Vinyl Mystery Box?
These Mystery Boxes are filled with both heat transfer vinyl and adhesive vinyl. (and usually a few sheets of transfer tape. There is always some kind of cool unique vinyl that you may have not had a chance to play around with as well as a patterned vinyl that isn’t released yet! (They release the new patterns a month after the box is released! The Vinyl is packaged in adhesive packs as well as heat transfer packs and has a list so you know exactly what you are getting (as well as cut and heat settings!)
AND on top of the cool vinyl-you get a bundle of Cut files emailed to you! They usually add up to about $60 worth of cut files! AND one of my favorite things about the EV Mystery box is that they give you all the fun ideas of what to do with the vinyl and cut files! They have lots of projects to help spark some creativity!
AND THAT’S WHY I’M HERE!
I’m going to show you the fun things you can do with all these cute cut files and vinyl!
Keep in mind. All the stuff I’m using is either a cut file from the bundle or vinyl from the Box! I have made the majority of my cut files available in my shop! You can find the cut files here! There is a variety. Christmas, new years, winter, even some valentines cut files!
What to make with your Adhesive vinyl Mystery Box
Let’s start off by talking about the piece of vinyl that looks like a sheet of paper! It’s printable vinyl! I use it all the time to make stickers! I have a whole series on how to create, cut out and make stickers! I’ve tried so many different types of sticker paper and this Expressions vinyl printable vinyl was the BEST! So I knew I had to include it in my EV Box!
I included two different designs that you could use with this sticker paper! One is an advent! Just print, cut out and add to cute bags with treats inside for any easy Christmas countdown!
The second one is a Christmas sticker set! Perfect to jazz up your planner or the back of your Christmas cards!
Cup of cheer
This color changing vinyl is super fun to play around with! I love that it looks great as white- but get near a window and watch it change like magic!
Double Sided Sign
- Wood sign (found at hobby lobby)
- Let is snow cut file
- New Years cut file
- Gold Adhesive vinyl
- Snowflake patterned vinyl (exclusive to the box)
Since this sign has two sides- I utilized them both! I wanted to be able to show off my cute new years sign and then flip it around to the let it snow all January long!
It’s a wonderful life sign
I love this sign because you can totally leave it up all year long! It doesn’t have to be a Christmas sign!
- Joy cut file
- joy to the world cut file
- red adhesive
- peppermint adhesive (exclusive to the ev box!)
I purposely made a few cut files with patterned vinyl in mind! This cut file has a big ornament in the middle! It’s perfect for adding in a fun pattern!
Joy to the world sign
- Joy to the world round cut file
- white adhesive vinyl
Projects to make with Heat transfer Vinyl Mystery Box
Melting snowman sweatshirt
- melting snowman cut file
- heat transfer vinyl (I think flocked would be super cute here for the snowman hat and scarf!
This cut file is just so darn cute! I also thing it would be darling to stencil on a doormat!
- Merry Cut file.
- Heat transfer in different shades (Glitter HTV would looks awesome with this cut file!)
There are lots of different ways to create this merry merry shirt! You can do it in all one color- or make it ombre! Cut out each word in a different shade!
Cookie baking Apron
- Cooking baking crew cut file
- Apron (most craft stores have blank aprons!
- red easyweed heat transfer
I also made a sign to put up at your party if you didn’t want to make aprons!
Oh What fun T-shirt
This project is great if you have scraps leftover from your mystery box! Cut out each letter in a different color!
True Love Sweatshirt
I love this new trend where you just add a little design on the top- kind of where you would put a pocket!
- this is my ugly sweater cut file
- ugly sweater patterned htv (exclusive to the box!)
I totally created these specifically together! Sometimes you just want an easy Ugly sweater! BAM! cut it out and iron it on and you have a perfect ugly sweater for all those Christmas parties!
Snow Cute sweater
- snow cute cut file
- white heat transfer (glitter would be so cute as the snow topper!)
- any shade of blue heat transfer
- gray or blue sweatshirt
Snow Globe pillow
I’m making this on a facebook live on Expressions Vinyl on friday!! Come craft along!
I adore this cut file! It’s the whole reason I picked the holographic to be the glass part of the snow globe!
Here are some other cut files that are part of the bundle
- doodle merry Christmas
- whimsy fa la la
- North Pole Bakery
- Nap cut file
- Santa’s Workshop
- cheers to a new year
- LOVE heart
- craft room happy place
EV made a few projects as well! You can head over check out their vinyl projects!
I hope you loved my mystery box! I spend hours designing all 3 patterns as well as 25 cut files! If you didn’t get one- and want to sign up- make sure to sign up here to get the next vinyl mystery box!