Friday, June 7, 2013

Personalized Vinyl Tumblers

Hello Crafty Friends,
Happy Friday!
Today is my last day of school until August, so I am looking forward to enjoying summer. I have a "list" of things to do, but relaxing and crafting are high on the list.
Earlier this week I made a few teacher gifts as requested by a friend. My friend sent me a couple pictures and asked if I could make some personalized tumblers. I told her I never had, but I was willing to try if she bought the materials. Well...she gave me a bag with 3 clear tumblers and a sample pack of Cricut vinyl, so I got busy!
Here are the final products...
These tumblers are for three special school employees (see titles below). 
Special tip...Transfer tape really works!
I did NOT use it for the front (name), but realized to keep the title straight it would be easier. What a fabulous invention!
 Since my daughter loved them so much, she asked if I could make them for her teachers. After discovering the transfer tape I couldn't object. The hardest part now was finding the tumblers. We had to travel to 4 different stores looking for them.
She chose monogram style with dots, except for her math teacher who is retiring this year. They all loved their cups, especially Mr. Lakin. I think my daughter may have received an automatic "A" (if she hadn't already) just because he loved it that much. : ) 
Then I made one for my Secret Pal.
If you like these tumblers, you can buy them on-line at Dollar Tree. You must buy a case of 24, but they can be delivered to your home or to the store. The only do not get to choose the tumbler colors.
Since I enjoyed working with vinyl I decided to purchase a few other pieces to try and customize. I already have a few ideas brewing, but I need to finish one last day of school.
Have you ever used vinyl?
Here are the settings I used on my Cricut (which was different than the packaging recommended but worked the best)...
 Pressure ~ 2 bars (medium)
Blade ~ Setting 1
 Speed~ High
Stay Creative,


  1. WOW! Awesome job for the first time!!! I will have to give it a try:)

  2. These are all fabulous - what a great idea! TFS

  3. Looks like you are really enjoying the vinyl and your tumblers look so wonderful. Love the initial with name on the front. HAPPY SUMMER BREAK!!!

  4. Fab them all. only used vinyl once...on Christmas ornaments.

  5. I see another crafter bitten by the vinyl bug!! :) Isn't it wonderful?? I LOVE working with viny!

    Great gifts for the teachers!!!

  6. so fun!! WHat may I ask is transfer tape-and how do you use it, and where do you get it? I would love to give something like this a try!

  7. These came out great!! you have inspired me. I have never used the vinyl in the machines I have it . It is sitting there staring at me!!!! You could enter this in the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes June Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  8. Wow Georgiana these tumblers turned out great! They are beautiful! =)


  9. These are Great!! I have played with vinyl, but not a whole lot. I will try your settings. I always did what the package said.


  10. Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous!! I love how they turned out!! So creative to put the name over the monogram!! I've only used vinyl once and it's been so long ago, I can't remember if I used the transfer tape or not. I have a ton of different colors...I need to pull it out and use have inspired me!! Happy Saturday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Holy cow...these are awesome! I love using vinyl but it's been awhile. I did a lot of cuts for our snowmobiles and helmets in November but nothing since!
    Your tumblers are great! I need to keep that in mind, they make a quick, easy and fun gift! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  12. Georgiana, these are beautiful! I have never used vinyl, but now I'm inspired!

  13. Love it! Thanks for sharing! Great gift ideas for any occasion!

  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these Georgianna!! Great job!!


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