A Tip about A Tip – Cricut

Before I start my post…. I had to share some exciting news… at least in my little world! My granddaughter said Grandma for the first time when she was up this weekend!!!! It was such a special milestone for me lol!

As most of you may remember, I had a whole “herd” of Grinch mug orders to fill after listing them for sale on a local buy and sell site. For whatever reason, EVERYONE and their uncles wanted a Grinch mug lol.

I ended up making more than 50 of them to fulfill orders!

When it came time to heat set the mugs I thought I would try something I saw on another blog, to remain unnamed, where I could heat set the mugs in bulk. On this blog, it stated you could heat set the mugs in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. I thought perfect… I could do the mugs in a few batches rather than having to do them individually, especially considering the sheer number of them.

Big mistake!!! The vinyl shrunk!!! The worst I was expecting was a little bit of odour. What I ended up with was having to redo the mugs!!! And a little bit of odour! The vinyl shrunk and shriveled up onto itself making it lumpy and awful looking. I had to pick it all off of the mugs and start over.

MUGS HEAT SET INDIVIDUALLY
MUGS HEAT SET IN THE OVEN

While doing the vinyl on the Cricut is easy and applying it even easier…. having to do it twice was a pain in the butt. I am glad however that I now know what not to do when it comes to heat setting the mugs and really wanted to share with everyone in case they come across this advice or something similar and end up in the same boat as me!

Sandie

Grinch Mugs – Cricut Project

I only have one this to say about these mugs…. Holy Crapadoodle!!!!!

I bought 4 mugs thinking I might try to sell them on the local buy and sell site and that if they didn’t sell, they would make cute stocking stuffers. Well, they did sell…. and now I literally have people clambering for them lol!

All last night, and when I woke up this morning, I kept receiving messages about the mugs. After they first sold and I continued receiving messages about them, I changed my add to SOLD, but that I would try to get more mugs and make more and that if anyone wanted to be added to a list for mugs I would take their names and number of mugs. That list has gone crazy!!!! Not only does my listing for the mugs have 726 views, I have people on my “waiting” list (last total) wanting another 54 mugs!!!! While a little bit exciting, it is also a little bit daunting! Fingers crossed I can get more mugs lol!

To make the mugs…. I found some awesome green, sort of sparkly, mugs at the “Big” dollar store when we went to town on Friday. They just screamed Grinch to me so I bought 4 of them…. boy do I wish I had the foresight to buy all of them lol!

I found a free Grinch Face pattern and downloaded it to use with my Cricut.

This is what the pattern looked like in Design Space.

I cut out the vinyl.

Added the yellow for the eyes.

And then adhered it to the mugs… and then all the craziness started to happen lol!!!!

Sandie