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Crafts, Ministry, Ranch Life

Playing with the New Mug Press and the Dos and Don’ts has been SO much fun! Experimenting with all the Design Space ideas and of course implementing our own has given us amazing results.

Getting Right Materials Ready

Infusible ink is what makes this mug or cup turn out so beautiful. For now, Cricut has the products and even has special infusible ink sized to the mugs they sell. (which you can also get here for less) I did get the joy infusible ink which is I believe the same size as the one they have for the mugs. Nevertheless, it worked. I also bought a few other prints which you can see below. The mug press can fit 11oz and 15 oz mugs, mason jars, and camp mugs.

All must be sublimation products to hold the inks and if you do the mason jars, get heat resistant gloves!

Working with the infusible markers is a first for me. We wish there was a cheaper way of doing this but for now, I haven’t found any other product because once again the infusible ink is what makes this all work so well. I started with a small set of markers for the first tries. (wish I just went for it and got the bigger set) As you can see it came out light. (above) WHY? Because we didn’t put 3 layers of butcher paper or the paper Cricut has packaged with the infusible inks behind the image. We only put one. For the “Live like” mugs, we used a black marker to color in. The one above was just an outline using the black pen ink, you can hardly see the words. Isn’t the agate look cool? For our ranch, this will be popular I think! But, they are clearance right now. Yikes! Oh well, there are MANY other fun designs they provide!

Markers Using Outline PLUS Bonus

By far this will be our biggest HIT! Cricut design space has many online images we can use plus add our own touches like bible verses or cowboy sayings. Make sure to add 3 layers of butcher paper to the back before pressing. You don’t have to do it with the infusible transfer sheets, but for the markers, you HAVE to do it or it will turn out lighter and the ink could get onto your mug press.

ANOTHER BONUS…you can do the outline on your LASER PAPER, NOT COPY paper, ahead and color in later. We tried this as we want to prepare the projects ahead for the kids arriving at sessions and just have them do the coloring and pressing during their session. This was HUGE for us the black ink pen held for a few days!

Laser vs copy

CAN YOU TELL?

DOS AND DON’TS

If you are going to do a lot of coloring, I would recommend investing in the set of markers. The black pen and marker are both a must. The pen does the outlining and the marker does bold printing or coloring. Make sure you cut extra mug designs with butcher paper or laser copy paper to prevent bleeding and get bolder colors. Use laser copy paper, not copy paper to also get the best effects.

Have A Blast!

Enjoy creating and experimenting…crafting is really awesome for our mental health that’s for sure!

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Crafts

No Way…Make Your Own Professional Mugs Using the New Cricut Mug Press

Cricut showed up live on Facebook announcing their new product which is SO awesome! For our ministry, this is just what we were looking into to put our logo on for folks to purchase, and am SO excited that it is safe too SOOOO kids can make their own special gift!

It is available on March 11, 2021. If you purchase through our blog, you get not only a fun gift idea to be creative yourself with BUT you also help our ministry!

If you’re considering a purchase, please log into the blog here and click on the Cricut link…and shop away! Just look at what it can do!

LOVE how it is automatic shut off and cold to the touch!

The safety of this product is amazing! Thank you, Cricut for making crafting so much fun!

March 11th can’t come fast enough!

UPDATE!

Playing with this product is awesome! I will post a separate post but for now…look at what fun we have had! We are trying to make designs fitting for our ministry for the kids to make their own during their session. So the outline look took priority and playing with the markers, laser paper FOR SURE not copy paper, and markers vs. pens…all fun all different not flops yet! Check out the post here.

One side has horse the other words of hope!
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