4 Reasons Your Stenciled Sign Didn't Turn Out How You Hoped


Are you trying to create beautiful signs with your Cricut but keep getting bleeding under your stencils? You are not alone! There’s nothing more frustrating than working really hard on a sign project using vinyl, stencil vinyl, or mylar, and then getting finished and seeing that you have lots of bleeding and touch ups to do. Today I’m sharing the four main reasons that you’re getting bleeding under your stencils and what you can do to prevent it!

  1. The surface is too bumpy. 

If you are just starting out with sign making and want to be successful right out of the gate, it’s really important that you start with a piece of wood that is pretty smooth in general. If you do find yourself creating a sign on a slightly bumpy surface, keep reading to learn how you can still avoid the bleeding.

  1. You’re using the wrong type of vinyl. 

A common mistake beginners make is choosing Cricut stencil vinyl because they think, “I have a Cricut, and I...

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Sign Making Made Simple with a Cricut


Sign Making Made Simple with Your Cricut 

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So you finally got that Cricut you had been eyeing for Christmas, but it’s been over a month and it’s still in the box. You’ve perfectly curated a Pinterest board full of Cricut project ideas you’re dying to try, but you have a major case of analysis paralysis that has prevented you from getting started. What’s the deal?


Not to worry friend, you are not alone. Since starting Picked and Polished and The DIY Decor Makers Group, I have worked with hundreds of ladies who started right where you are now. The key is that they started. They let go of the belief that making signs and home decor with Cricut has to be hard or frustrating and they dove in head first. Now they’re making beautiful signs with confidence and some have even started their own businesses selling their work!    


If you’re ready to dive in and...

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