D?cor Elements Dry Goods Tutorial

Stampin up decor elements dry goods

The D?cor Elements wallboard displays at the Stampin' Up! Convention really convinced me to try more of these beautiful, budget-friendly vinyl wall coverings.  They add instant panache to home d?cor without any mess.  Click here to download the D?cor Elements Catalog.

Here's a tutorial using the D?cor Elements Dry Goods set (Hostess Level 1) to jazz up inexpensive ceramic canisters I purchased at Walmart.  Wait until you see what D?cor Elements can do to add pizzazz to a lap top!

TIP:  D?cor Elements hostess gifts are available options on any Stampin' Up! product order of $150 or more (including on-line orders).  

Stampin up decor elements dry goods flour
Make sure your surface area is clean and dry.

Stampin up decor elements applicator
Cut out the element you want to use.  It consists of a transfer sheet and backing sheet.  Be sure to have the Stampin' Up! Applicator Tool (114285, $1.95) ready.

Stampin up decor elements rub applicator tool
Flip the element over to expose the backing (grid) side.  Use the applicator tool to gently rub the entire image.  This transfers the backing sheet to the transfer sheet.

Stampin up decor elements peel
The keyword here is "slowly."  Slowly peel away the sticky transfer sheet on an angle, being careful to avoid touching anything or allowing it to fold back on itself. 

TIP:  If you see that the image is not transferring completely, carefully lay it back down on the backing sheet and continue to rub/transfer per the step above. Much like a rub-on.

Stampin up decor elements sugar applied
Be smart and measure/mark your "receiving" surface in advance for precise placement.  I have to confess I eyeball it but that's pretty risky (you don't get a second chance) and is only a symptom of my impatience :)  Lay the sticky sheet and image on your surface (sticky side down) and use the applicator tool to gently rub and transfer, starting at the center.

Carefully and slowly peel back the transfer sheet at an angle.  If part of the image has not transferred, lay the transfer sheet back down and continue to gently rub with the applicator tool. 

Stampin up decor elements dry goods flour and sugar
Once the image has transfered, you can use your hand to smooth the image.

TIP:  D?cor Elements adhere to:

  • Smooth, nontextured drywall walls painted with matte or glossy paint
  • Other smooth, nontextured surfaces, such as glass or metal
  • Smooth or nontextured wallpaper
  • Flat, smooth, finished wood surfaces such as paneling or doors
  • Not recommended on textured or uneven surfaces, brick, oil-based surfaces

Every Wednesday, the Stampin' Pretty Pals reveal the Paper Artist Picks from the latest Pals Paper Arts Challenge.  Be sure to check out the three standouts of the week tomorrow morning at 5:00 CST. 

Are you playing the Pals Paper Arts Challenges?   Stay tuned for this week's Inspiration Challenge on Thursday at 5:00 a.m. CST.



D?cor Elements:  Dry Goods (117412, Hostess Level 1)
Cool Tools:  Applicator Tool (114285)


  1. barbara james

    Oh Mary – your canisters are B-E-A-utiful! Just a question, where did you get the canisters?

  2. Oh they are just gorgeous! They’d fit so well in my dream home, lol! *happy sigh* 😀

  3. Nice Tile! It is so Arizona …. whatever that means… LOL. I love the canisters, I am saving the decor elements only after I get my home and I know I will be settling there. In the meantime I will archive all your pretty ideas. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    I hope you are doing good.

  4. Your canisters are clean and pretty. Your brief “how-to” pics are so smart. I have used these vinyl clings many times (walls, class, metal) and I love them. Love your blog info. Love to see what other SU! demos are doing. TFS (always)

  5. Those are so pretty. Wow!!!

  6. Oh, Mary, you did a wonderful job on these canisters–so clean and pretty! A great addition to any kitchen. What a terrific idea for gift-giving during the holiday season!

  7. This is very interesting. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Ooooooooh, I love this Mary, thanks for the tutorial!

  9. I love your newly decorated canisters!

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