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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Creative New Uses for Wall Vinyl Lettering

In any business it's a wise idea to keep your product looking fresh and innovation begins with coming up with creative new ideas for how to use cut vinyl lettering. Whether you've just bought a Cricut, Silhouette, Wishblade, Craft Robo, Gazelle, Inspiration or other craft cutter machine or you're a seasoned vinyl cutting pro, we've got the tips you need to get the vinyl off the wall and get you thinking out of the box!

The creative team has GOBS of ideas photographed and posted in the Peppermint Creative Gallery and DOZENS of helpful tips and tricks for starting a vinyl cutting business, finding and importing vector shapes, coupon codes & FREE EPS, SVG & GSD format vector files and directions for making vinyl crafts are on the Blog. Check them out and generate some fresh, new vinyl application ideas today!

Some Quick Ideas for Chalkboard Vinyl:

When an order is placed for chalkboard vinyl you end up cutting one huge shape and inevitably have extra space that is just wasted. DON'T WASTE IT! Here's a suggestion of what you can do to double your business sales using vinyl scraps:

1. Fill the extra chalk board vinyl space with small 2 to 4 inch label shapes that are unique in appearance. (I recommend these basic labels, fancy organizer labels and bracket labels!)

2. Weed & tape the extra labels, STAMP THE BACKING PAPER WITH YOUR COMPANY INFO (see this blog post about free advertising tips) and place them with your shipping supplies.

3. Type up a small, quick direction sheet that tells customers how to apply and use chalkboard vinyl and gives application tips on what to do with the labels.

Hint: chalkboard vinyl eraseable labels work GREAT on metal buckets, glass jars, kitchen canisters, children's room toy storage buckets & bins, nursery storage bins and they can even be placed on top of "junk mail" free magnets to turn the magnet into a chalkboard magnet for the fridge!)

Tip: Suggest that customers blunt their chalk by scribbling on a sheet of paper before writing on the vinyl because cheap 99¢ chalk can sometimes have sharp edges that may scratch or indent the blackboard vinyl if the user is not careful.

4. Print your small direction sheet and include one direction sheet and TWO free chalkboard vinyl labels with every paid order you ship. Not only will customers be THRILLED to find a freebie in their order, they'll be excited to use the labels and will know just who to contact for more.

Keep in mind the more visibility your vinyl gets, the better and using your scraps to create vinyl freebies doubles your exposure and greatly increases the opportunity for word-of-mouth advertising when friends ask about your vinyl! Dry erase and chalk board vinyl labels are an excellent way to boost interest and business without spending an extra cent!

If you're looking for the best quality chalkboard vinyl, sells this premium quality material that is smooth cutting, luxuriously thick and provides the silkiest writing surface with the easiest, cleanest erasing! It's even rated to last 2 years in FULL ELEMENT EXPOSURE outdoor weather! (Much longer lasting if applied on a covered porch or patio where it is partially protected from the elements.)

Want more specialty EPS, SVG, GSD custom vector graphics for cutting unique shapes in dry erase, chalk board or black board vinyl? Check out these commercial-use graphic downloads:

Address Plaques
Fancy Formal Chalkboard Plaques (EPS & SVG vector format files)
Bird Silhouette Chalkboards
Spoon, fork & Kitchen Gadget Utensil Shapes
Wine Bottles, Corks & Olive Oil Bottle Vector Shapes
Princess Crown Chalkboard Vector Shapes (EPS & SVG format files)
Bracket mats

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