Working With Glitter Vinyl

I have a confession…

The first time I worked with glitter vinyl I was making the Alice in Wonderland quote cork mousepad. “But that is made with regular vinyl” you may be thinking. Well friend, that is because I cut the glitter vinyl on the regular vinyl setting which made it impossible to get onto the transfer paper. In the process of removing it I set my arm on the sticky side and had letters all up my right arm. I finally got everything in place and the “extra strong” transfer paper stuck to the cork, removing large chunks with it.  The project was ruined. I crumpled it in a rage and went to bed.

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That was then and I’ve learned a thing or two. Here are a few tips for working with glitter vinyl and transferring vinyl onto wine glasses.

1. Turn your dial to “custom” and in the Cricut Design Space choose “glitter vinyl”

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2. Use thick painters tape instead of the extra strong transfer paper.

3. Wipe down your glass surface with rubbing alcohol to make sure it is completely clean

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Learn from my mistakes…

  • Measure twice, cut once… The cute bag only happened because my first cut was way too large to fit on the wine glasses.
  • Cut an extra… When taking the pictures I noticed the barcodes were missing lines. I had to cut an extra and manually fix the glasses.
  • Take your time… If I had checked when weeding I may not have had to make so many corrections.

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