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#1 Posted : Friday, July 12, 2013 11:28:02 AM(UTC)
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Hi guys,
I just got my Cricut and I want to make some tumblers for my friends. I made monogrammed ones yesterday and they came out great. I just purchased the "Greek Alphabet" digital file and want to make my friend a tumbler with her sorority letters on it. However, when I cut the letters and tried to apply it, the letters always came out crooked. I tried making little slits and bending it and eyeballing but it seemed to always come out crooked! I've looked online for about an hour now and the only answers I can find seem to be either how to reduce wrinkles or bubbles or using a Silhouette to make an arch. Do I need to curve the letters in CCR? If so, how do I know how much?

Any help you could give me would be extremely appreciated!

Libby
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#2 Posted : Friday, July 12, 2013 11:34:11 AM(UTC)
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Have you checked YouTube? I believe I saw a video there regarding this exact question you are asking but it was quite a while ago so you'd probably have to do a search. Sorry I don't have a link to the video. Huh
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#3 Posted : Friday, July 12, 2013 11:36:22 AM(UTC)
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I have, but the only videos I've seen just seem to show them eyeballing it or doing it to eliminate bubbles, but I don't have that issue :(

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#4 Posted : Friday, July 12, 2013 11:39:41 AM(UTC)
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I'll look again using different search words though. Thanks!
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#5 Posted : Friday, July 12, 2013 1:13:20 PM(UTC)
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You might try running a strip of masking tape around the glass and placing the letters just above the top of the masking tape. Never done any lettering on tumblers but seems to me having a guide line to go by would help.
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#6 Posted : Friday, July 12, 2013 1:19:01 PM(UTC)
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Thanks Kiethann, I'm trying everything right now! Don't mind the work but hate wasting the vinyl!
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#7 Posted : Friday, July 12, 2013 1:27:19 PM(UTC)
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I am back. Remembered I had bought some Cricut vinyl and a roll of Provocraft transfer tape. after looking at the container, it appears to me that you use the transfer tape to lift the letters off of the cricut cutting mat and then position the transfer tape where you want it on the object. If you do not have any of the transfer tape, you could pm me your name and addy and I would be glad to mail you enough to do the job. Of course you would have to figure out how tall and wide and how many sets of words you are doing. so I could mail you enough to do the job.
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#8 Posted : Friday, July 12, 2013 6:03:12 PM(UTC)
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Is the curved surface your issue? I've never tried it, but, here is one video that I found. Click . Good luck!
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