Armed with a Cricut cutting machine and 20 years of graphic design experience, Chelly Bosch has been making personalized gifts for friends and family since 2004.
“I got my first Cricut machine and went a little crazy with teacher gifts, Christmas gifts, and the walls and door of my house. I think I cut vinyl words for every room and surface in my house,” confesses Chelly with a laugh.
And now everyone is crazy about Chelly’s creations. She started selling a few items on bismanonline.com and started a Facebook page, Wall Words by Chelly.
“All of my designs are original; you won’t find them anywhere else. I may use a font that others have, but I always change it to make it a unique design,” she says. “This is a natural fit to my graphic design business too. I’ve done some logos on vinyl for client’s windows and cars. This has given me a whole new creative outlet. I love to scrapbook but that got overwhelming and I didn’t know where to start. With this, I can go create an item and have something to show for it in an hour or so. There’s a sense of accomplishment there. “
Chelly’s latest project is a blog, wecanmakethat.me. She shares designs there, and even offers free downloads for your cutting machine. There are also DIY instructions for many craft things along with the files needed for projects. She’s planning to add more scrapbook page templates soon.