We're so excited to announce that we've teamed up with the lovely Arlena from BossyBrushstrokes.com to bring you a series of gorgeous hand-lettered freebies over the coming months!
We're kicking things off this month with this "Killin' It" free SVG cut file for all you Boss Ladies out there. Put this baby on your morning coffee mug to remind yourself of just how amazing you are every. single. day.
So without further ado, let's get this project started!
- Blank Mug
- Cutting machine (we used a Cricut Maker for this project)
- Permanent Adhesive Vinyl – we choose Oracal 651 in black
- Transfer Tape
- Weeding Tool
- Killin' It SVG file (download here)
Step 1: Design
Upload the SVG file to Design Space or Silhouette Studio and resize to fit your mug. We sized our file to 2.7” x 3”.
Step 2: Cutting
Stick your vinyl to your mat (color side up) and press the GO button on your machine to begin cutting.
Step 3: Weeding
Once your machine is done cutting, remove the sheet of vinyl from your mat and cut away the area with your design. Use your weeding tool to weed away the negative areas.
Step 4: Transfer your Design
Cut a piece of transfer tape to fit over the weeded design and use your scraper to burnish over the design so that it adheres completely to the transfer tape. Use scissors to cut slits into the transfer tape between your letters. This gives the transfer tape a little more flexibility and helps it conform to the curved surface of your mug a bit easier.
Peel the transfer tape off of the vinyl backing and apply the design to your mug. Be sure to use your scraper tool again to burnish over the design to ensure it sticks strongly.
Step 5: Enjoy!
Carefully peel away your transfer tape and that’s it – you’re done!
If you try this DIY be sure to share a picture in the comments below, we’d love to see your projects! Check back next month for another exclusive hand-lettered design from Arlena and in the meantime, check out her all work over at BossyBrushstrokes.com and be sure to follow her on Instagram.