Monday, March 17, 2014

Tumbler Favors

Last weekend I hosted my annual "Girls Weekend".  I always make the gals some goodies and one of their favors was a custom designed tumbler.  Perfect timing as I needed an "Anything Goes" project for the latest Design Team entry over at the SVG Challenge Blog.  I managed to find five of these (enough for the guests but not for me) at Dollar Tree.  Not bad quality either for just a buck a piece.  Each cup's design was specially made for the recipient.  I created two new designs using my SCAL software, altered another of my designs and found two more from other designers.  I cut each one from chocolate brown outdoor vinyl (Oracal 651) using my electronic cutter.  Due to the shape of the tumblers, it was easiest to apply the vinyl using transfer paper.  I made sure to wash the cups first and wipe the outside with rubbing alcohol before applying the vinyl.  I carefully burnished the edges of the design and the favor was ready...perfect for a scrapping/crafting weekend.  No worries about spilling a drink on a creation in progress!  Here's a closer look and details on where to find my designs:
This tumbler was made for my Mom.  
It is one file but it would be simple to break apart the elements if you wanted.  
You can get it HERE.

I made this cup for my SIL.  This gal is part of a set.
Get it HERE

This tumbler was made for my BFF.  I used the lab (wish I could have got all of his face in the photo) from my Dogs set and added the wording on a path that matched the curve of the dog's back.
Get the file HERE 
This one I made for my little sister, who is expecting her first baby.  I found the file on one of the SCAL FaceBook groups I belong to.  I added the wording to the design.
This tumbler was made for my "sister from another mother".  I had this design in my files and I have no idea where it came from.  If anyone knows, let me know and I'll give proper credit.
So, what would I have put on my tumbler (if there had been another one available)?  That's easy...a bulldog!!

If you are an electronic cutter too, I hope you'll join in the fun over at Creative Cutting Challenge.  This week's fortnight theme is "Anything Goes" so there is no excuse for not playing along!!
Entered Into the Following Challenges:
All Crafts Challenge--Anything But A Card
Challenges 4 Everybody--#39 Anything Goes
Seemacrafts--Something for Mum
Simply Create Too--#57 Animals
Aud Sentiments--#102 Anything Goes


Tina Campbell said...

They are so cute (love the hot mama one :) Really need to use vinyl more love what you did with them and they would be great little fun gifts

Becks Blackwood said...

Great idea for gifts thanks for joining us at Seema crafts

pauline said...

Its a bit different ,thank you for joining the March challenge over at Seemacrafts

Gail Tuff said...

very different, thank you for joining the March challenge over at Seemacrfts xx (

maria f. said...

Cool projects and I love that you joined us at Simply Create Too with Lab Momma (how fun is that).

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Cindy: Great idea--love them all especially love the 'puppy tumbler' since this is our Animals theme. Thanks for entering our Challenge #57 - "Animals"--hope you enter our upcoming challenges too.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Ruth G said...

Such awesome personalized gifts! How fun these will be for your guests to use again and again! TFS!

Deborah Adams said...

What terrific gifts you made for your family members. This is such a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing and joining us All Crafts Challenges.
Deborah ACC DT

Paper Squirrel said...

These are fabulous and much appreciated! I keep mine at work and use it all the time. It really keeps me on track for drinking enough water every day.

Sandy said...

Wonderful idea, love all the personalised images and words.
Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight.

Karen Willis said...

What fab gift ideas. Thank you for joining over at Seemacrafts Karen DT member xx

Donalda Martin said...

Oh Wow what fantastic projects!!! Thanks for sharing it with us on Seemacrafts.. Hugs, Donalda DT member

sparklingblackrose said...

What great gifts! Thank you for joining us at my All Crafts Challenge, I hope to see you joining in again for our new challenge :-) Elaine DT-xxx-