October 16, 2011

Vinyl Plastic Cups

Hi everyone.  This is Trenise from www.scrappin-neesie.blogspot.com   I am super excited and little nervous because this the first time being a guest on someone else's blog.

For my project, I decorating a clear cup with vinyl. It's fun, simple, and  quick and they look so cute. 



The supplies I used are clear plastic cups from Bed Bath and Beyond ($3.99), Cricut cartridge Forever Young, Cricut Lite cartridge Varsity Letters, Cricut transfer tape and vinyl (I got off of Amazon.com).


  
I first started by cutting the women figures I was going to use along with clothing and accessories.  After I have cut out the images, I remove all excess vinyl because its easier to see where you need to place layers and when you use your transfer tape you don't want to grab the excess parts. 

I cut these women out at 4 inches.  AKA is cut at 2 inches and 1908 is cut at 1 1/2 inches.  Layering hte pieces seemed to be the only hard part for me.  Trying to layer each piece right the first time because once it sticks down, its there.  *So patience is the key that I learned with working with vinyl.



After you have gotten your pieces put together, Next you will cut your transfer tape big enough to cover the image you are about to use. Then peel back the backing of the transfer tape to where the vinyl is sticking to the transfer tape.

* I tried to do one without using the transfer tape, BIG NO NO.  Transfer tape is your friend. Use it.  LOL


Next you will place your transfer sheet exactly where you want it on the cup, because remember once its down, it's down.  Rub over it to make sure all parts are sticking down and then pull back the transfer tape.


And then you'll add whatever other images you need the same way.




I had so much fun with these that a made some other things also.

Another cup with a dragon


A wine glass with a music note



And a vase with a rose



Thank you for looking and I'd also like to thank Sheila, for having me here as a guest designer.

21 comments:

the cricutologist said...

Lovely!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

These cups are adorable! I am impressed that you layered them as it is hard to layer with vinyl... like you said patience as you only really have one shot. And I can tell you caught the vinyl bug! So much fun and so many opportunities to use it. Love all your projects. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial with us today.

Pam said...

Love the tumblers! Great way to spice up! TFS

Crafty Pink Butterfly said...

Welome and what a great project.

mforquer said...

OH fun! I love the layered vinyl look - wow the effect is stunning! Gorgeous job and I'm so glad you are sharing with us!
Hugs,
M

Kelly M said...

Fab idea. Great for birthday parties. I've yet to try vinyl with my E. Something on my must do list aswell as a million other things hehe.

Thanks for sharing a fab tutorial x

Running Turtle said...

Simply perfect! These are adorable! I love working with vinyl too. So many fun things one can do! LOVED the tumblers!!
TinaB
http://ollieanddextersmommy.blogspot.com

. said...

These cups are great! Thanks for showing how you layered them before you added them to the cup. That sure helps us newbies. All of your projects are fantastic. Great job.
Candy
candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Love your cups! Thanks for showing the how tos. You are such an inspiration. :)

SherriC. said...

Trenise, you did a GREAT job, I have some of this cups I have been wanting to vinyl.....but I have been a little scared too, I may just get it done now...
Thanks for sharing!!!!!!

Adele said...

How sweet are those cups !!!
TFS with us
Hugs
Adele

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You did a beautiful job on the glasses and on your instructions.

Trenise said...

Thank you. I made these for a friend. I hope she enjoys them.

GabyCreates.com said...

I do not know why you are nervous! because you did an amazing job!! These cups look like so much fun! love the color scheme!! TFS

Leah said...

Awesome, Trenise! I have bought several of these cups and only decorated one for my little cricut princess, Anna Claire! TFS

Crafty hugs,
Leah

Cricut Couple said...

These are so cool! I just love these!

Jeannie said...

Those are wonderful! I'm so glad that you were able to share them with us. I think I know my next project!

Audrey Frelx said...

These are all too adorable!!! Great job cutting the vinyl and putting these cuties together!!!

Simply Sassy Scrapper said...

Love them all...and wow, layering with vinyl, I've tried and failed, but you did it perfectly!!!! Great job!

Java Jen's Creations said...

Love these projects!! This inspires me to create more projects with vinyl!! Fantastic job!!

Anonymous said...

I love this so much and am planning on doing something similar with my own cup.

I have a question though... Would these be top rack dishwasher safe with the vinyl? Or would they have to be hand washed?