Personalize and Customize your Paper Party Cups
Because everyone should be a Mermaid
Can you smell the salt air and warm breeze already? I’m counting down the days until every weekend is filled with trips on the boat, drinks in my hand, and the sun kissing my skin. I’ve been on such a project overload lately, but it’s helped me compile a huge list of things I want to make for all our outdoor gatherings. Even if it’s just me and my husband, I’m planning on making some pretty nifty decorations, like these custom mermaid stamped paper cups. Did you ever think to use your stamps on cups? I sure didn’t, but man will I be doing it often.
When I received my tiny package in the mail from Silhouette, I was pleasantly surprised to see my new Silhouette Mint™. This adorable little machine is packed with incredible potential. I quickly unwrapped it and went to town with full intentions of this particular project. I had some hesitation as I usually have bad experiences going all in on projects when I’m trying new material or machines. Boy was I surprised when everything turned out perfectly! I found the perfect designs, the machine worked smoothly and simple, and my test run came out seamless. What am I going to stamp on next?!
Paper cups (Find Lavenders Ones HERE)
Step One – Create and Print Stamp
1. Open your design in Mint Studio™
2. Choose your stamp size (30 x 30 – Mermaid saying, 60 x 15 – scales)
3. Select desired filter and threshold (Mermaid – I did Standard with a threshold about 20)
4. Send to Mint to print
Step Two – Ink Stamps
1. Drop ink onto desired raised portion of your stamp
I chose three different colors to make the stamp more exciting. For the scales stamp, some of the ink bled into other parts which actually turned out perfect. It gave it a more realistic, whimsical look.
2. Let your ink absorb into the stamp for about 5 – 10 minutes
3. Once dry, start stamping off the excess ink until your stamp shows up clean and clear
Step Three – Stamp on Cup
1. Stamp your design onto your paper cup, it’s that easy!
Release Your Inner Mermaid
Imagine all the possibilities now that you know you can use your Silhouette Mint to make custom stamps AND you can stamp on paper cups! These are great for kid birthdays, family reunions, BBQ’s, or even a summer outing with friends. I love how the color inks show up great even on colored paper cups. Enjoy!