Sunday, October 16, 2011

Vinyl Plastic Cups

I am excited to be a guest on "She's A Sassy Lady" today.  You can see my post there as well.   Go by and visit Sheila, the "Sassy Lady" herself at and lots of other super talented designers projects show them some love! 

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

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.


Judy said...

Trenise! These are so awesome and so are your great instructions! I have a surprise for you over at my blog:
Hugs, Judy

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Your cups are just AWESOME, so colorful and festive. Love your tutorial and want to thank your for sharing with us at She's A Sassy Lady today.

L.B. said...

Awesome projects so much fun and inspirtion

Adele said...

Love the instructions for the vinyl, TFS with us
Your cups are just terrific

Lateefa Falih said...

Beautiful cups. My sister would love them.

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