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You guys know my love for Cricut but today we are taking that love to a different level!
This post is for all my Mug lovers, I think we all know someone that has a long collection of mugs, and if you can’t think of anyone. I hate to break it to you but then you are that person! In my case I know I am that person! I switch my cups out with each season and every holiday brings a new mug. I love it, and though it gets expensive to a certain extent I’m here to let you all know how you can make them yourself! You ready?
I recently had the opportunity to team up with Cricut once again and learn about their new Mug Press, and I decide to make some new cups for Spring, and here is how it went!
First of all, let’s talk about the Mug Press.
Like is normal for Cricut items, the size is perfect. Not too big and can be easily stored away until you are ready to make new cups!
It’s extremely easy to use! I hate reading instructions, being honest here, and I love that there is only one button and it beeps when it’s completed. Setup is also a breeze and can be done in the Cricut Design Center.
You can purchase the Cricut Mug Press Here.
- Cricut Mug Press
- Cups (Very Important not every cup works, believe I tried. Only Sublimation blanks work. I use the stackable cups)
- Infusible Ink paper
- Cricut Maker 3 (or the JOY works too)
- Heat Resistant tape (I did not use mine but it’s always good to have)
- EasyPress Mat (optional)
Spring Cups Tutorial
I saw a similar cup at a store and decide that I could make something similar or even better!
So I logged in to the Cricut Desing Center and found the flowers I had in mind and saved them. This is super easy and it helps to keep a good file of the projects you like and would like to make in the future. They have a ton of ideas and they are very easily customizable!
Next, I looked for the “Mug Design Setup” on the “Projects” tab. This will give you a base as to where to put your design and keep it the right size. You simply select your cup size and you are ready to go!.
Since I had a design already picked I added my flowers to the canvas. Since I wanted a wrap-around style, meaning the design will completely wrap around the cup instead of only having the design on one side, I had to add my design twice. *I also hid the color block, usually yellow or blue, and the pen layer as I was not interested in printing that*
My design looked like this.
Once it was ready to print, I mirror the design, a must with infusible ink, selected the Infusible ink from the drop-down menu of materials, and printed. One of the things I love the most about my Cricut Maker 3 is how fast it is. These were printed in less than five minutes
Now let’s weed out the design. The first time I used infusible ink I use all my tools to weed it out, and messed up some of the design. With infusible ink, you basically twist the paper a few times and there will be little to no weeding at all.
**Very Important with infusible ink, your hands have to be extremely clean and have zero lotion. If your hands have any oil at all the paper will absorb it**
Now, cut your design and place it around your cup. Make sure to use heat-resistant tape to secure it if you need to.
Press the on button on your Mug Press and let it heat up.
I use my Easy Press Mat and place the Mug press and the cups as they come out on the mat!
Place the cup inside the Mug Press and press the lever. Make sure the design on the cup is completely covered by the mug press. That’s it! The mug press will do the rest! Each button will light on and once they are all on the machine beeps to let you know it is completed.
Take it out and let it cool for a few minutes before taking the design off.
Once you take it off the cup will have the printed design and it will look amazing!!
Updated to add this process video***
Now you can just enjoy or gift. The best part is that it’s a very professional-looking cup that you will be proud to gift without having to worry about the design coming off!
What would you make?