Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Samantha Walker December Creative Team Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Joscie's blog!...

If this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Samantha Walker's blog to start at the beginning!


This month one lucky winner will receive the fabulous


AND be sure to look extra closely at Step #4 to learn how you can get this FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file:
To enter, just leave a comment on Samantha's blog during December 12th through December 16th. The winner will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on Monday, December 17th. 

For additional entries:
1. Receive an additional entry for commenting on each of the other blogs in the blog hop.

2. Go here and follow Samantha Walker's blog 

3. Follow her on Facebook

4. Sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link to a free SVG cutting file that you can download and use on your personal electronic cutter. If you are already a subscriber, just enter in your information in the secure form on Samantha's blog!  The free files will be e-mailed early next week!

To receive the additional entries and get the the free files, mention in your comment on Samantha's blog that you have done so! 

WOW, that is 10 chances to win!   How awesome is that!?  

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For this month's Blog Hop the Creative Team has 
been working on Holiday Cards and Gifts and today I have a 
fun project to share!


For this project, I used Samantha's Silhouette cuts:


Tutorial:
1.  Wash and completely dry your mug.
2.  Size the Silhouette saying to 2.850" x 3.25" and cut with vinyl.
3.  Remove the vinyl from your mat and then cut out a square around the saying.  Remove the background of the saying from the backing and lay it sticky side up on your desk/work area.  (You can keep the lettering for another project!)
4.  Place the mug down on the vinyl then smooth is out making sure all the letters areas are pressed down securely.
5.  Once you have the vinyl in place, grab a Sharpie permanent marker.
6.  The Sharpie can bleed through the vinyl, so carefully trace the letters.
7.  Once all the tracing is done, let the marker dry (10-15 minutes) then slowly remove the vinyl.
8.  If you have any extra marker pieces, you can fix them by making a letter a little thicker to incorporate the marks or try to erase them with a white eraser if they are far enough beyond the other lettering.  I went back in on this mug and added in red Sharpie to the bubbles on the cup.
9.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes then let cool in the oven.  Once cooled, the marker should be set.  Your mug will need to be hand washed as the dishwasher seems to fade and scratch the design.

You can now fill your mug with gifts or your favorite beverage!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Click on the image below to head over to Karen's blog!

27 comments:

Tammie Lien said...

Love love this idea!!!Now I need to go buy ne some vynyl..Thanks for sharing:)))

Manhattan Mandie said...

What a cute idea!!! I need to try some Sharpie mugs!

Jeanne Ann said...

I love it! Have been wanting to try this and you make it sound so easy! Thanks

sas44 said...

Wow great idea, must try it!

Christina said...

This is great! I love it and can't wait to try something like this soon.

Christina Woodbury
hermonscrappin@aol.com

Sue D said...

Very cute way to decorate a mug.

Jingle said...

Jamie, seriously? This is so flippin' awesome!!! I love it!!! LOVE! Want! LOL!

Guiseppa said...

Fun idea! I always look forward to seeing what you create. Now, time for me to try vinyl :)

Marg said...

What a great gift idea. I need to make one. Thank you for the instructions.

Christine Kiehl said...

Oh Man, This mug is so cool it makes me desire a Silhouette machine in the worst way! Thank you so much for the most excellently detailed blog/project directions! Happy Holidays!

sissun said...

Really like this....very clever! I can *do* this! TFS your creativity.

Marilyn said...

How cool! I never thought of using a Sharpie! I will be trying this soon.

Vanessa said...

What a great idea! need to try this - thanks for the inspiration!

Wanda said...

Love this idea, I am going to try it.

Miriam Prantner said...

Kind of love this sentiment and what a fun gift to give!

liannallama said...

WOW! I had no idea you could do that--what an awesome gift--thanks for the tutorial!

Ria said...

Now this is an awesome idea I wanna play with ;) LOL thanks hugs Ria

Melissa S. said...

I love this. What a fun gift for someone special.Great work

JPScraps said...

Love the personalized mug!

DNAMIchaud said...

Very cute idea!! thanks for sharing!

jackie 4124 said...

Thanks for sharing this awesome projects. Great teachers gifts

Colleen said...

What a great idea, I love it.

linda said...

very cool technique. love the font style for this!

Karen said...

Your project rocks Jamie!! Love it!!

Nancy said...

Awesome tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration.

DebC said...

This is such a cute gift project and i love this file! Great tutorial as always i wouldnt have thought about using a sharpie like that very clever!
Deb Crowder
dsc105@live.com

Shelley C said...

Cute cup. Thanks for sharing your technique with us.

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