I’ve made lots of paper projects with my Cricut Explore, including a few freezer paper stencils, but I have never made anything with vinyl. I am getting ready to make some small spice jar labels with self-adhesive (but not heat-set) vinyl; Oracal 651. I have my transfer tape-stuff, my vinyl, and my files. I looked at buying spice label files at a few Etsy shops, but even with 175 in the set, they didn’t have a few that I needed, so I made them. They look like this and are about 1.5" (3.8 cm) wide at the most:
I will be adhering to clear glass spice jars that fit into a spice rack. They have square bottoms so I won’t be dealing with a curve.
Mostly I’m concerned that I’m going to mess up the cutting. Any suggestions on blade, setting, mat type? I do have experience with self-adhesive stencils made by others, but of course those aren’t “permanent” adhesive and the ones I used were pretty big - up 10’ long - and pre-weeded by the maker.
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone’s help and encouragment I finally did it! With a few modificiations. The finished project is here.