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Cricut Adhesive Metallic Foil Rose Gold
Cutting Machine (I’m using the Silhouette Cameo 3)
Weeding Tool (Silhouette Cameo 3, tools kit)
Transfer Tape (Silhouette Cameo 3, tools kit)
Crosscutter* (Silhouette Cameo 3, tools kit) optional or old credit card
iPad Pro | Procreate App (optional)
Computer or Laptop (Silhouette Design Studio)
Before you being, you want to make sure you Silhouette Cameo 3 is setup correctly to your laptop or computer. You also need to make sure you have Silhouette Design Studio software on your computer or laptop.
Guidance on How To Setup your Silhouette Cameo 3 (Video tutorials can be found on YouTube)
After you have setup your Silhouette Cameo 3.
Using your iPad Pro if you are going to use a hand lettered design (optional). Using Procreate App, design your saying or phrase you want to cut into vinyl to place on your coffee mug.
Once you have design your hand lettered piece. Save your design as .jpg file to your iPad or Air Drop it to your computer or laptop.
Now, open Silhouette Studio on your computer or laptop. Once your software has uploaded. If you are new, Silhouette may walk you through a tutorial. I high recommend you going through the tutorial. It is very helpful.
In Silhouette Studio, you want to open file and upload your hand lettered design you save or Air drop to your computer. If you did not create a hand lettered design, you can also use the text or fonts available to you in the design studio software to create. However, the instructions given here are for iPad Pro lettering users for Silhouette Cameo 3.
Once your design is uploaded into Silhouette Studio. Your design maybe overlapping your mat printing area as shown in design studio. Everything outside of the mat design area will not cut. So you want to make sure you resize your design onto the mat printing area.
Next, after you have downsizes your design. You want to find the icon name Trace Image. Once you found Trace Image, click it. Tracing image is going to digitally trace over your .jpg file and cut your image out.
Trace your image using your mouse curser. Drag your curser over your design or image as shown below.
Once you trace your image. Move the threshold up to about 73% this is going to make sure your image is traced evenly so your machine cuts it correctly. I typically set my threshold to about 73 or 74 each time I trace my designs in Silhouette Studio.
Next, select Trace under “trace style”. It’s located next to a icon below that looks like a butterfly in a box. As shown above.
Once you select trace your image. Silhouette Studio is going to remove your design from your .jpg file into a silhouette image.
You will notice this once you take your mouse curser and remove the white space (.jpg) away from the printing mat area. Just click and hold you mouse and move the file away from the printing area.
Now you have a silhouette design ready to be cut into vinyl.
Before you move to cutting your vinyl. You need to measure the area of your coffee mug where you image or design will be placed using the ruler.
Once you measured your mug imprint area. Resize your silhouette design to those measurements. You want to make sure you have the correct cut and size for your vinyl image.
Once your design is sized correctly on your printing area in Silhouette Studio. Making sure you design does not overlap the thin red line around the mat because that is non-printing area. So make sure you design is within the red lines on your printing area in Silhouette Studio.
Now that your design is ready for cutting. Make sure you cut and measure your Cricut Rose Gold Vinyl to those measurements. I would suggest cutting a little extra vinyl as 1 inch around your design just in case.
Place your cut vinyl onto your cutting mat. Once you have adhesive your vinyl to your mat. Load your mat into your Silhouette Machine.
Once your mat is loaded correctly. Send you vinyl to cut.
*You want to make sure your design is measured correctly and placed onto the Silhouette Mat before sending it to cut. After you have align your vinyl to the area adhesive to the mat. Send design to cut.
Once your Silhouette has finishing cutting. Unload your machine.
Remove your vinyl from the Silhouette Mat.
Here are all the materials that I will be using for my personalized mug. From left to right (transfer tape, rose gold vinyl, crosscutter, and wedding tool)
If you’re not familiar with using the Silhouette Cameo 3 Machine, please read above on my basic tutorials on how to cut vinyl using the Silhouette Cameo 3 (SC3).
Next, you want to peel away the outer layer from your design which is the excess around your design.
After you’ve removed the outer layer vinyl from around your design.
Then you want to use your weeding tool to remove the smaller details within your design.
You will then see the hand lettered piece you’ve created.
Next, you want to take your transfer paper, pull the tape away from the protectant sheet. Align and place the transfer tape over your hand lettered vinyl design.
What’s easy is to use the guided lines to align over your design while placing the transfer tape over it.
Once you’ve placed the transfer tape over your vinyl design. You will then need to use your crosscutter to make sure the transfer tape adhesive to your vinyl design.
You can also use a credit card if you do not have the crosscutter which I am using pictured. A credit card will work just as fine or even better because you want to remove any air bubbles.
Once you’re certain your vinyl is adhesive to the tape. Slightly start pulling the tape away from the protectant sheet towards you. Slowly do this so you make sure the vinyl is picking up and is adhesive to the transfer tape.
If you notice the tape isn’t picking up as well. I would also suggest flipping your design over and using your credit card to smooth over the back of the protectant tape. This technique also helps to make sure your vinyl sticks well to the transfer tape.
How to Personalized Mug Using Cricut Rose Gold Vinyl
Once you have aligned and placed the transfer vinyl onto the mug. Then, using your credit card or crosscutter smoothly make sure your vinyl is adhesive to the surface of the mug before peeling away the transfer tape.
Now you have a beautiful coffee mug to sip from in the morning. Let me know what you decided to create or design on to your mug using Cricut Metallic Foil Vinyl.