I have never been a morning person. I am naturally a night owl and stay up pretty late most nights. Mornings are hard!! No matter what time I go to bed the night before my body is just not wired for mornings. Coffee is one of the tools I use to try and erase the fog and start the day. So it stands to reason that I have a few favorite coffee cups. When I came across a crabby quote from Bugaboo Designs that fit me perfectly I decided to make myself my new favorite cup.
Silhouette Cameo or other digital die cutting machine
Step 1. Measure the surface of the mug with a ruler. This doesn’t have to be perfect, we just need to get a general idea of the print area for the word art.
Step 2. Open digital die cutting software and drag digital file onto a blank document.
Step 3. Resize the image to fit the surface of the mug.
Step 4. Select the Trace Window Settings icon from the top menu.
Step 5. Click, hold, and drag the mouse over the entire image to select it. Click Trace.
Note that the red lines indicate the cut lines.
Step 6. Select the Cut Settings icon and adjust the settings for vinyl.
Step 7. Load the vinyl into the digital die cutting machine.
Step 8. Click the Cut icon from the top menu.
Step 9. Unload the vinyl from the digital die cutting machine.
Step 10. Cut the vinyl to a smaller, manageable size.
Step 11. Carefully peel away the excess vinyl.
Step 12. Use a pointed tool to help weed away the excess vinyl in the small areas.
Step 13. Cut transfer tape to a size that will completely cover the weeded image.
Step 14. Cover the weeded image with a piece of transfer paper. Press firmly over the surface to assure that the image is securely adhered to the transfer paper.
Step 15. Peel the backing from the transfer paper.
Step 16. Carefully place the sticky side of the transfer paper on the surface of the mug.
Step 17. Use a credit card or something else on hand to smooth out the transfer paper and burnish the image to the surface of the mug.
Step 18. Peel away the transfer paper and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee!
Detailed Supply List: Bugaboo Stamps Crabby Cathy – mornin; Coffee Mug,
Silhouette Cameo, Transfer Paper, Westcott Hobby Knife Titanium 5 Assorted Blade, Purple, Westcott Craft Self Healing Cutting Mat, 12″ x 18″, Westcott Stainless Steel Office Ruler with Non Slip Cork Base, Westcott Titanium Bonded Hobby Knife Refill Blades, Assorted, Westcott Titanium Straight Scissor with Microtip – Pink, Vinyl Sheets
My question for anyone reading… Are you a morning person or a night owl?