One of my favorite things to do with my Cricut is personalize. Personalize everything; tote bags, pillowcases, shirts, blankets, signs, and even cocktail cups! Today I’m using the new Cricut Premium Permanent Vinyl to make the personalization of these cups last through condensation and it’s fabulous. This vinyl laughs in the face of water and stays in place! Just a few weeks ago Martha Stewart released her very own, stunning, Cricut® Explore Air™ 2 Special Edition Machine sold exclusively at Michaels, which of course is the most gorgeous shade of gold! If launching her new Cricut wasn’t enough, she’s also now selling the most fabulous line of party supplies and decor at Michaels called Celebrations, have you seen it? An entire aisle packed full of adorable party designs in the most fantastic color themes including the Mint + Blush items that I’m using in this feature. I also used the entire Mint + Blush line at my baby shower last weekend and it was fabulous, I’ll be sharing lots of details about that soon! One of my favorite items is the floral printed plastic straws, they aren’t paper so they don’t fall apart and get mushy in your drink, but they are printed and beautiful! For this project, I cut them in half to fit the cocktail cups and I did that at my shower too!
Make Them Feel Welcome
These inexpensive cups with personalized detailing will make any guests of any event feel welcome. Anytime I arrive to a party and my name is on something, it gives me the warm and fuzzies… so this project can do that for your guests too!
Create In Design Space
The first step is to login to Design Space and start designing your cups! Either by the bridal party roles, names, nicknames, etc. I used Cricut Sans and Watermelon Script fonts. I kept the names under 3″ so they wouldn’t wrap too far around the cups, but that’s your call. Prepare your mat and get ready to cut!
Click on this link to visit my canvas in Design Space to use my cut files!
Let Your Martha Cricut Work It’s Magic
Weed, aka. remove, all the non-design areas of the vinyl sticker using your gold Martha Cricut tools. I know the white on white is kinda hard to see here but I hope you get the gist.
Transfer tape is the BEST and if you’ve never used it, you must try it. Basically you transfer your new vinyl stickers from their base to a clear film so you can properly position them on their final resting place. Cut a piece of transfer tape just larger than your designs, peel and evenly smooth on top of the vinyl. Burnish with the scraping tool for adhesion, peel the vinyl off your cutting mat and cut the stickers into smaller pieces, in this case cut out each name.
Apply To Cups
Now carefully peel the transfer tape and your new sticker from the vinyl backing and then place them onto each cup. Burnish a little and carefully peel the transfer tape off, leaving a perfectly personalized cocktail cup!
Premium Permanent Vinyl
Condensation? Water? Cocktail? Washing? None are a problem for Cricut’s new Premium, Permanent Vinyl. If you use the regular vinyl for this project, it’s ok but once the cup gets condensation on it, the sticker could peel off… not with the new premium permanent line! YAYA! Better supplies = higher quality crafts!
Personalize To Your Hearts Content
From your engagement party to your bridal shower, and from your bachelorette party to your wedding – make it personal! If making cups for the entire guest list of your wedding is too daunting, do just the head table. This quick project is sure to put a smile on the faces of the special people named, who get to drink from their own cups!
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DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Causey of Something Turquoise // Cricut® Explore Air™ 2 Special Edition, Martha Stewart Machine Bundle, Premium Vinyl, and Transfer Tape: courtesy of Cricut // Martha Stewart Celebrations Mint & Blush Items: Michaels // Nail Polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme
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