Cut your board to size. Remember that these signs can be any size that you like. Stain the wood board and set aside to dry while you make the rest of the pieces. Just wipe on your wood stain, allow to set a few minutes, then wipe away with a rag.
Design your names right in Cricut Design Space. You can watch the video above to see how to do that step by step. You will want to add hearts between the names and connect them all together then weld. You want the names of the grandchildren to be one long piece of cut vinyl when you are done.
Once you design your own grandchildren's name sign, you can then cut the vinyl on your Cricut. The Cricut Joy is great for this because it can cut matless so those long cuts are possible.
Cut the vinyl for both the "grandma" background as well as the "grandchildren" foreground.
Weed away all of the excess vinyl around the outside as well as the centers of any letters.
Repeat this for both vinyl pieces.
Add both of your vinyl pieces to transfer tape as shown. Please note that warming the back of Smart Vinyl with a hairdryer makes this step a bit easier. You will also want to make sure your names are in the center of your background piece.
You can then apply your vinyl to your stained board.
Press the vinyl down well with your scraper then lift the transfer tape.
Be sure to burnish the vinyl down once more on the wood to make sure it is stuck before wrapping this one up to give as a gift. I used permanent vinyl so it is on there to stay. You do not need to seal this or anything once it is complete.