How To Customize Drinkware (Tutorial)

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A tutorial by Sheryl H, from Diyxe.

One of my absolute favorite things to do with my Cricut is to customize drinkware, I even have the overflowing cupboards to prove it! There are just so many fun ideas, what’s a girl to do!

Let’s Begin!

Supply List

  • Stainless Steel Tumbler
  • Weeding Tool
  • Scraper Tool
  • Transfer Tape
  • Vinyl

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Step By Step Process

Step 1: Find Your Design

Head over to craftbundles.com and snag their Magical Bundle. CraftBundles offer amazing design bundles at super affordable prices, and covers commercial licensing! This license allows you to use their designs for yourself, all your friends and to sell! For this tutorial, I used the “together is a wonderful place to be” file as it’s the perfect design for summer drinkware!

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Step 2: Load your Image into Design Space.

Once you have chosen a design, download the bundle, unzip the file and import the SVG into Cricut design space. I recommend selecting all pieces that are the same color and clicking the weld or attach button in the bottom right corner. This method uses a little more vinyl, but I find it much easier to get the image lined up and straight when doing this.

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Step 3: Cut out the design

Make sure your Cricut is set to vinyl, load your vinyl and cut! For this tutorial I used Oracle 651 “Pink” and Styletech Glitter “Rosy”

Step 4:  Weed out the unwanted parts.

After your vinyl is cut, use your weeding tool and remove any parts of the vinyl that are not part of the final design.

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Step 5: Transfer Tape

Starting with the pink design, cover it with transfer tape and press down firmly with your scrapper tool.  Flip your design over and carefully peel of the backing of the vinyl, exposing the adhesive side of your vinyl.

Take the piece of transfer tape with the pink design on it and repeat the step over the rosy design. Be careful when lining up the design so that everything is straight when you put it on the tumbler.

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Step 6: Placing your Design

Place your design right side up onto your tumbler and use your scrapper or fingers to rub the vinyl on. Carefully peel the transfer tape off, leaving the vinyl on the tumbler.

After removing the transfer tape, press down on the vinyl to make sure all the vinyl is secured.Let vinyl cure 48 hours before getting wet.

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So there you have it, customized drinkware in a few easy steps!

Don’t forget to head over to Craft Bundles and check out their awesome designs!


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About the author

Chiropractor by day and a DIY-er by night.  I have a passion for building and creating. I believe every handmade item has a story to tell. There is no better feeling than seeing an idea you dreamed up come to life. Through my items and tutorials I hope to share this passion with others. My quirky style will insure your home is full of products as unique as you!

Follow me on Instagram @diyxe

Using The May Craft Bundle to Enhance Your Images

Every month we at Craftbundles launch a new bundle, which is filled with lots of amazing goodies at a greatly discounted rate. For our May bundle, we released The May Craft Bundle with lots of SVG cut files in it.  Perfect for all the crafting, eh?

 

What if we said that there was more to the bundle itself, and that you could use it for other purposes like to enhance your images? After all this bundle is filled with other crafting files like fonts and graphics.

Here are some images we enhanced, using The May Craft Bundle;

 

1. This Skyscraper View 

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This was created using the Altoys font in the bundle. The only other things needed were an image, and a white rectangle with an adjusted opacity. This lead to this simple yet eye-catching enhanced image.

 

2. This Breakfast With A Quote 

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This flat lay photo seemed to be lacking something at first, but after typing out a quote with the Mellony font from the bundle it seemed to fill in the empty space on the image. The specific Mellony font used in this photo is the ‘dry brush’ version, but the bundle also includes a ‘smooth, normal’ version.

 

3. This Instagram Image With A Quote

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This square image of a desert-like road with a blue streak is interesting, but is also a perfect background for inspiring quotes like this one. The font Thorny from the bundle was used for the inspiring quote on the image.  The only other thing that was added was the black rectangle with a lower opacity level, and the contrast of the image was slightly increased. This resulted in a perfect image for inspiring others on Instagram.

 

4. This Homemade Marmalade 

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This image of mum’s homemade marmalade was a bit too boring on it’s own, and so using the frame available from the Pink Lilies Watercolor graphic in the bundle, we created this framed image of mum’s homemade marmalade. With the frame, it brings out the marmalade more, making it look attractive.

 

5. This Bouquet of Baby Breaths 

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As dainty as these Baby’s Breath flowers in the bouquet, the font Gingerbread Cookie in the bundle fit perfectly with the image. The special thing about this font is that it comes as two, Gingerbread and Cookie, whilst Gingerbread is the upright font, the latter is the more cursive, lazy one. These fonts are perfect to be used over images as they don’t overpower it. For the image, its opacity was toned down a notch and a translucent rectangle was placed over it to support the font.

 


 

There are still lots of fonts, graphics and a huge variety of cut files that you can explore in The May Craft Bundle.

Feel free to experiment and share it with us ! We’d love to see what you get up to with the bundles.

The May Craft Bundle will be expiring in about a week, so make sure you grab it whilst you can;

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Check out the new Magical Craft Bundle as well !

Whimsical Iron-on Kitchen Towel Project

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Hello everyone ! It’s Debbie O’Neal of Scrap Me Quick Designs, here to share a quick Iron-On Kitchen Towel Project using a fun SVG image from the May Craft Bundle. This would make a clever gift or just something whimsical for your very own kitchen. 

For today’s tutorial, we will be using the “When In Doubt, Add Bacon” SVG file from Tizzy Labs.

 

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I literally squealed (sorry piggy) when I saw this… we do so love bacon at our house.

 

Whimsical Iron-on Kitchen Towel Project

 

Here’s what you’ll need;

  • 1  When In Doubt, Add Bacon SVG file (The May Craft Bundle) – downloaded and installed for die cut machine usage 
  • 1  Cotton Kitchen Towel – Find on Amazon, Kitchen Stores, Discount Stores
  • 1  Roll of Iron-On/ Heat Transfer Vinyl (Navy or color of your choice)
  • A Weeding Tool
  • An Electronic Die Cut Machine  (I used Cricut Maker with Cricut Design Space but it works with Silhouette or other electronic die cut machines capable of cutting SVG files)
  • 1  Household Iron or Heat Press or Cricut Easy Press (I used the Cricut Easy Press)
  • A firm flat surface and a heat resistant pad or towel folded in half to use when you do the ironing

 

Step 1

Upload the SVG file to your electronic die cut software, here I am using the Cricut Design Space software for Cricut Maker. And then add to your virtual mat as shown below.

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Size your image to fit your kitchen towel. I sized mine at 9“w X 8 “h. In Cricut Design Space, I needed to use the “Attach” feature so that image would remain together for cutting.

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Select the material setting on your die cut machine to cut Iron-On/Heat Transfer Vinyl . In Cricut Design Space, I use Iron-On Vinyl setting. And hit the Make It button.

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Make sure you select MIRROR Image as you need to cut the image in reverse when you use Iron-On/Heat Transfer Vinyl. In Cricut Design Space there is a MIRROR Image toggle switch you need to turn on prior to continuing your cut. You will notice it flips the image to reverse on the virtual mat. IMPORTANT: The shiny side (plastic liner) side goes down on your cutting mat so the image can be cut in reverse.

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After cutting, WEED the Iron-On Vinyl. Note: Weeding means taking away the parts of the image you don’t which to keep. To keep waste to a minimum, I cut out the image from the larger vinyl sheet before I start weeding.

 

Step 6

Place weeded image on towel centered on bottom half. Apply the heat to the towel and iron-on vinyl according to directions for the Iron-On Product you are using and . For the Cricut Easy Press, I used temperature setting of 315 degrees F for 30 seconds on front side and then 15 seconds on the back side of the towel.

Step 7

Peel off the plastic liner and your fun kitchen towel is finished and ready for gift giving or to add a bit of whimsy to your own kitchen. You can even use it and wash it, just best to air dry for longevity.

 

And voila, here is the finished product below;

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There are lots of other May Craft Bundle images that would make great Iron-On Projects too. What do you want to make ?

 

Happy Crafting !

Debbie

 

https://www.scrapmequickdesigns.com/

 

10 FREE Graphics Perfect for Cushions

We all have couches at home, and we tend to hoard cushions on them. This is probably because we tend to grow tired of looking at the same cushions, with the same designs and are tempted to buy new ones. Which is why we end up with so many of them.

Here’s how you can renew your cushion without having to buy a new one!

All you need is;

  • 1 blank cushion cover (in any colour)
  • a graphic file of your liking

You can then proceed to transform your cushion with a brand new cushion cover of your own design. There are tons of files to choose from on our website, but we’ve decided to compile a list of 10 free graphics to begin with.

 

10 FREE Graphics Perfect for Cushions

1. Aspire to Inspire

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This minimalist design will go well with any colour. Aspiration to inspire is very important, and this will increase your drive to achieve.

 

2. Live and Love

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Live and love, the best combination. A great optimistic quote for the homely couch.

 

3. Chase Your Dreams

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A cushion with this would be a perfect gift for dream-chasers. This could serve as a little reminder of going forth and succeeding !

 

4. Let the Good Times Roll

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Perfect for a night-in with your friends. A glass of wine, snacks and this snazzy little quote.

 

5. My Unicorn Made Me Do It

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Having this on the cushion would just make it so much more fun ! (For your little girl, that’s for sure) Tell her about her pet unicorn she didn’t know she had. She’ll be thrilled!

 

6. Plant Smiles, Grow Laughter, Harvest Love

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Happiness and love, the perfect concoction to life. This simple print would look great on an all white or beige couch!

 

7. Little Florals

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This set of graphics comes in a pack of 6! As seen in the example above, you can arrange the flowers as you like as they come in individual files.

 

8. Feathers

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This set of feather graphics also come in a set of 6! These pretty feathers give off a very bohemian feel, and you can place them as you like.

 

9. Make Things Happen

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Here’s another gorgeous quote, serving as a reminder to ‘Make Things Happen’. It may not be colourful, but it definitely gives off a elegant vibe.

 

10. If Not Now, When?

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A striking colour for a striking quote. The question is when ? Do it now, don’t make an excuse for another time. The modern styled font gives of an edgy vibe. This would look especially good on a red couch.


 

These free graphic files are all accessible under the Freebies tab on our website, so make sure to check it out !

You can also hunt for good deals in the $1 only tab, where we have a wide range of graphics to choose from.

Gorgeous Floral Wreaths for Only $1

Floral wreaths can be used for anything, from logos, to borders for wedding invitations and so much more. Being so versatile, we have many gorgeous floral wreaths available for only $1 on our site. We have compiled a list of these Floral Wreaths below;

10 Gorgeous Floral Wreaths At Only $1

  1. This orange six-petal flower wreath

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    This wreath with orange flowers just screams summer.  Perhaps printing it onto a tote bag for going to the beach?

  2.  Completely pink wreath

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    This wreath with huge flowers all in pink.  Perfect for scrapbooking if you prefer.

  3. This cartoon-like wreath 

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    This wreath is full of playful colours, and seems more childlike compared to the others.

  4. Wreath with refreshingly pink flowers

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    This wreath adorned with cute little pink flowers is the perfect thing for the crossover into the summer season.

  5. Purple tulips wreath

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    This sweet and lovely wreath with purple tulips will brighten up any creative project.

  6. Orange buds wreath 

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    An alternative to the wreath found at the top of this list, with orange coloured  bud-like flowers. Would look gorgeous for the logo on homemade jam jars.

  7. Tiny flowers wreath 

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    Or perhaps this wreath for a more colourful touch to your creative projects?

  8. Giant flowers wreath 

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    This flower wreath has bigger flowers compared to the rest, but is equally gorgeous.

  9. Elegant pink flowers wreath 

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    This wreath is sooooo pretty! The arrangement of the flowers give off a classy elegance to it, perfect for invitations!

  10. Dainty pink wreath 

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    Last but not least, we had to include this minimal, dainty wreath. It’s simple, but very nicely designed. Great for people who love minimalistic designs.


There are still many gorgeous wreaths in our site, and you can check them as well as other $1 craft file deals by clicking;

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How To Install fonts and use it on Cricut Design App for IOS

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So you purchased that awesome bundle you’ve always wanted but, there’s one problem. You don’t know how to install fonts on your IOS devices. Don’t worry, in this tutorial, we will walk you through:

  • How to download the bundle to your iPad
  • Installing the fonts on Your iPad and using it on the Cricut Design Space™ for IOS
  1. Install “Font Manager” from the AppStore.

This app will be used to install fonts on your site.
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  1. Get “iZip” from the AppStore

This app will be used to unzip your downloaded file.
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  1. Find and download your bundle

To find your download, head over to your account on Craftbundles and locate your purchase history. Locate the zip file that you want to download, and click download. Depending on the size of the file, it will take some time for the download to complete. Once the file has finished downloading, a screen should appear that shows the name of the file as a zip file. Select “open in” and a screen will pop up giving you options. Select open in “iZip”.

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  1. Locate the .zip file and open it with Font Manager

Locate the file and Click Preview Content. Locate the fonts file and look for the Otf/ttf version of the fonts. Once you have found the font, Click “open with” and select Font Manager.

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  1. Install the fonts

Now that you are in the Font Manager App, you will see the downloaded font in the list. For this tutorial, we will be using the Gentle Giant fonts from the March Craft Bundle. Click on the font and a pop up will appear. Click on the icon to begin installing the font.
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  1. Complete the Installation

A series of pop-ups will appear. Select install, then next, then install and install again.
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  1. Open the Cricut Design App

Open the Cricut Design Space app and add text. Click on system fonts and the font you downloaded should be available to use. Enjoy!

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There you go, you are now able to install the font and use it on your iPad. Enjoy! If you have any other questions, please feel free to send us an email to info@craftbundles.com

How to Download and Use files on your IOS device

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So you purchased that awesome bundle you’ve always wanted but, there’s one problem. You don’t know how to use it on your IOS mobile.

No worries, we’ll walk you through it. In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • How to download the bundle to your phone
  • Getting it into the Cricut Design Space™ mobile app

1. Download the Cricut Design App

Go to App Store and Install the Cricut Design App: https://tinyurl.com/yaxf2arn

2. Download the .zip file

Head over to Craftbundles.com and log in. Once logged in, click Purchases (the cloud icon on the top right corner) and download the files that you have purchased.

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3. Download the file

Locate the file that you want to install and click download. Your browser will open a new window and the download will start. You will see that the loading bar will stay pending until the download is complete.

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Once the download is complete, you will be prompted to open the file. Click “Open in Files”:

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3. Save it to your phone

Click open in “Files” and choose where do you want to place the file. You will see few options such as your Google Drive, iCloud Drive, On my iPhone and Dropbox.  Choose any and after that click on the file. You will see the option to preview content. Click on that.

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Swipe right until you see the image of the product that you want to use. You will have to browse (swipe right and left) through a lot of files if you downloaded the bundle. Once you have, Click the export icon at the bottom left of the screen and click ‘Save Image’. Your image will be saved in your photos app:

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4. Open your Cricut Design and Click “New Project”

Be sure to set-up your Cricut machine and follow all the instruction in the app during the setup. Click Upload and choose the file that you saved earlier to the photos.

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5. Modify and cut it away!

In the app, you can choose to erase a certain part of the image, add text, text, image, layers and many others. Once you are satisfied, you can cut it away by clicking the “Make it” button at the bottom right of the app!

How To Install and Use Fonts on Cricut Design Space

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So you downloaded that awesome bundle you’ve always wanted but, you’re wondering how to install the fonts on your Cricut Design Space.

No worries, we’ll walk you through it. We created this cute phone case using the font Robot Love included in our February Craft Bundle.

 

1. Once you have downloaded the bundle and unzipped the files, your files will look like this:

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2. Click on the “Fonts” folder to access all the fonts included in the bundle, and you’ll see this:

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3. The “Quick Install” folder includes all the “OTF” files ready to be installed.

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In the “All Fonts” folder, you’ll find all the fonts in their OTF and TTF formats together with the extras (only when the font include extra files).

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4. Click on the font you want to install, your file will open and display something like this. Don’t be intimidated, this is normal. All you have to do now is click the “Install” button on top and that’s it :)

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5. Once the font is installed on your computer, you can go ahead and open Cricut Design Space and create a New Project.

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6. Once your canvas is opened, select the ‘Text’ option on your dashboard as shown below.

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7. A text box will appear and next, you can look for the font you want to use. Just click on the drop-down button and select the font of your choice.

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8. Once clicked, you’ll see a menu of all the fonts installed on your computer. Scroll through to find the font you want to use, or just type the name of the font in the search bar.
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9. Select the font you want to use, and then type the phrase or quote you that you are using for your project. We’re going ahead with “Beep! Beep!”

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10. This font also includes some really cute dingbats that we want to use for the phone case. Not sure how to find or use them? Go to the “1. Documentation” folder on your bundle, and you’ll find “The Ornaments/Dingbats Guide”.

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11. The guide will help you figure out which letters you have to use to get a nice doodle or adorn. Here, we’re using the robots in love, so we hit the letter “t”.

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12. We’re done! That’s all we want in our design. Now, we assigned a different color to the text depending on the color of the vinyl we want to use. Cricut will then separate the elements automatically when the design is sent to cut. We’re using pink for the text and a glittery vinyl for the robots.

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13. That’s it! Now, all there’s left to do is send it to cut. :)

See? It’s so easy to create your own designs using a font. Check out the final outcome of our phone case in the video below. We sure had fun creating it!

How To Make Your Own Farmhouse-Style Pitcher

A guest post by Audrey C, from Project Silhouette

How to make your own Farmhouse Pitcher with Silhoutte Cameo and The February Craft Bundle

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I have to be honest with you: I have a love/hate relationship with Chip and Joanna Gaines. Why? I love them because they work so well together, they create miraculous results with houses that need a lot of help, and pretty much the entire world loves their style. I hate them because I love them so much. 

Ha! Farmhouse style decor has gotten really big lately, and I attribute a lot of that to Joanna Gaines and her creative style. You can achieve the same style using just a few simple crafting tools and transform your home into something that Joanna would be proud of. So let’s get started!

Step 1: Get the file

February Craft Bundle 1 Farmhouse SVG cutting files from The February Craft Bundle 1

First, snag the February Bundle from Craft Bundles. They offer amazing bundles each month for a CRAZY discounted price, and you know what the best part is? They all come with a commercial license! That means you can make and sell items using their fonts and images. Can I get a what-what?!

For this project, I am using one of the SVG files in their Farmhouse bundle. Once downloaded, unzip the file and import the SVG into the software. Here I am using Silhouette Studio. Size it accordingly.

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Step 2: Select your material & Cut

Next, go to your cut settings and select your material. Here I am using matte vinyl. Make sure your image shows all the cut lines! Otherwise, the cut will be incomplete.

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Now load your vinyl into your machine and cut away!

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Step 3: Weed the unwanted part

After your vinyl is cut, you are going to weed away the parts of the design that you don’t want. Use a small hook or a pair of tweezers to get those little pieces. This part is sometimes very relaxing!

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Step 4: Put the design on transfer tape

Now grab your favourite transfer tape and place a piece on your newly-weeded design. Rub your fingers all over it so it’s stuck on well.

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Flip your design over and carefully peel off the backing of the vinyl, exposing the adhesive side of your matte vinyl.

Step 5: Peel the Vinyl and place it in the pitcher!

Now it’s time to grab your cute farmhouse pitcher! I found this one at IKEA…they have some amazing Farmhouse-style decor at terrific prices! Place your design right-side-up onto your pitcher, and use your fingers to gently rub the vinyl on.
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Now slowly peel the transfer tape off, leaving the vinyl on the pitcher. If your vinyl starts to peel up as well, that’s ok! Just place your fingers onto the pieces while you pull up the transfer tape.


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After the transfer tape is off, rub the vinyl again in place and your farmhouse pitcher is complete!

It always amazes me at how easy it is to customize ordinary objects using the right design, and just some simple vinyl. Thank goodness Craft Bundles offers the cutest designs for a fraction of the price! Now what are you going to customize??

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Cheers!


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About me
My name is Aubrey and I am currently from Kaysville, Utah. I’m married to a wonderful husband and we have three silly, energetic kids. I love anything creative, including refinishing furniture, interior design, making fun party favors, holiday decor, and of course all things made with my Silhouette machine. I enjoy using my creativity as part of my every-day life, and I love inspiring others to do the same!

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DIY Valentine’s Day Cake Toppers with Silhouette CAMEO 3

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Valentine’s day is almost here, and you probably already have your extravagant, romantic dinner planned out. But, there’s something missing. How do you make this night special and unlike any other? Perhaps adding some fine details to your sweet endings could do the job. And we’ve got you covered. Today, we’re making Valentine’s Day Inspired Cake Toppers! We picked out some lovey-dovey designs to add to the love that’s already brewing in the air, so if that’s the missing piece in your puzzle, you can’t afford to miss this tutorial!

What we’ll need :

  • 3 Colored Papers
    Any 3 different colors of your choice. Use textured paper if you like. In this tutorial we use two regular colored papers (pink & cream) and 1 glitter paper (red).
  • An Electronic Cutting Machine
    Silhoutte Cameo, Cricut or Scan ‘n’ Cut are some of the cutting machines you can use. We’ll be using Silhoutte Cameo 3 for this tutorial.
  • Weeding Tool
  • Transference Tape
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • SuperGlue
  • Bamboo Skewers
  • Some cake!
    What are cake toppers without cake?! Get some cake from the store or bake your own! :) 
  • And lovely SVG cuttable designs
    We got our designs from The January Craft Bundle. You can find a bunch of lovely SVG cut files and crafty fonts in there!

For this project we decided to use these two designs from Brandi Lea Designs included in the January Craft Bundle:

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This is what we want our cake toppers to look like.

Valentines Day SVG cutfiles

 

But…what’s Offset?
The ‘Offset’ feature that makes an additional outline to any of your designs.

Why Offset?

You can do wonders enhancing a design just by creating an offset! It can be used to make a design ‘pop-out’ or or add kind of a ‘3D effect to it’, depending on how you mix and match your colors and how much offset you apply. It’s also a great way to add ‘shadow’ to fonts when putting texts against busy backgrounds.

In this tutorial, we used Silhouette Studio to offset the designs.

First, let’s click on the star to bring up the Offset panel.

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Click Offset

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Looks good! (you can fine-tune the amount of offset you want under “Distance”). Go ahead and click Apply.

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Since we’re using three layers in this cake topper, we’ll offset once more. We’ll move the top layer aside for now and offset just the bottom layer.
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Select the letters and click Offset.

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Notice how there’s an overlap between the layers? Since we want each letter to be separate, let’s move the letters further apart from each other. Click Cancel.

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Click and drag (or use the arrow keys) to move the letters further apart.

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Let’s try the offset again. Looks good now. Click Apply.

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And now, we have the three layers needed!

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Do the same for the Hugs & Kisses file. This time, since we want the whole phrase to be a single piece, we don’t need to separate the letters .

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Create an offset for the bottom layer too.

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And you’re ready to send the layers to cut!

Watch how we made these adorable cake toppers….

We hope this tutorial inspired you to make your very own DIY cake toppers this Valentine’s Day. Especially if you’re getting some desserts to share with your significant other, these toppers are perfect to add to store desserts to personalize the gift, or a cake you’ve baked yourself for a romantic Valentine’s gift made entirely by you.