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#1 rodent

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    Posted 12 January 2008 - 07:20 PM

    UPDATE
    I tested the cups in the dishwasher & they were fine. What I didn't check was putting a cold drink in them. The paint would come off when they got cold. I have no idea why. It wasn't a big deal. I still used mine all the time & saw other people using them. The names were still intact, but if you touched it while it was wet some of the paint would smudge on your hands. it washed off easy.

    The rub ons were perfect. So I guess a good alternative would be to just do rub-ons.

    Also, I think just giving people big cups would be convenient. The cups were so tiny at our resort. I loved having a big cup to fill with diet coke at meals instead of having to keep refilling. I also got a huge margarita made in mine a few times.


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    #2 rodent

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      Posted 12 January 2008 - 07:22 PM

      I read this about making your own rub-ons. I thought about making them of our logo, but I don't know how it would turn out on a dark blue cup. I'll probably just stick with a different picture for every one.

      Here are the steps:

      Like all other scrapbook supplies, Rub-ons are another great way to add to your pages, but also take a good chunk of money out of your pocket as they are not re-usable.
      Follow these easy steps, and you can create your own rub-ons and use them over and over again!
      You need:
      (1)Transparency paper (purchased at your local office supply store, no need to buy the expensive stuff, the local store brand will do just fine)
      (2)Inkject Printer
      (3)Popsicle Stick

      Step 1: Insert the transparency into your inket printer, so that it prints on the SMOOTH side of the transparency.
      Step 2: Open your favourite word processing or photo program and create the text/image you want to have as a rub on.
      Step 3: Format your printer settings so that it is set to print on "plain paper", "best quality" and "mirror image" (the image needs to be reversed especially if you are printing text or it will appear backwards).
      Step 4: Print your "rub-on"
      Step 5: Let dry for about 3-5 minutes, careful not to touch it
      Step 6: Place the transparency smooth side down onto your project exactly where you want the image/text to appear, holding firmly in place, and rub with a popsicle stick just like you would any other rub on. Don't be afraid to push to hard, and make sure you rub the entire image.
      Step 7: Carefully remove the transparency and let ink completey dry before touching
      Step 8: Use a damp cloth or paper towel to clean off your transparency and get it ready for your next rub-on, you can re-use the transparency over and over and over again.
      TIPS: I recomment that you practice first on a few scraps to get the hang of it. Every ink jet printer is different so you may need to allow more or less drying time before you actually apply your rub-on. Trial, error and patience will get you creating your own UNIQUE rub-ons in no time!

      #3 StephanieMN

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        Posted 12 January 2008 - 08:06 PM

        Wow, good for you! You really are a crafty gal aren't you :)

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          Posted 12 January 2008 - 08:10 PM

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          Wow, good for you! You really are a crafty gal aren't you :)

          The wedding has brought out my crafty side. I think it's my determination to keep this wedding cheap :)

          The cup isn't finished in the dishwasher, but so far it still looks good. I had to peak.

          #5 monicabrandon2008

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            Posted 12 January 2008 - 08:57 PM

            That is so cute! I think I have decided to go with koozies but if I change my mind I will have to try that out!
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              Posted 12 January 2008 - 09:04 PM

              Thats really cute. You definitely came up with a great idea. I think your guests will love the personalized touch of having their names on it. 1 of my girlfriends was just complaining the other day when I told her that I was getting travel mugs. She said she didnt feel like keeping track of her cup if she put it down being they would all look alike. I told her too bad!

              #7 rodent

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                Posted 12 January 2008 - 09:08 PM

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                Originally Posted by JUSTUSTWO
                Thats really cute. You definitely came up with a great idea. I think your guests will love the personalized touch of having their names on it. 1 of my girlfriends was just complaining the other day when I told her that I was getting travel mugs. She said she didnt feel like keeping track of her cup if she put it down being they would all look alike. I told her too bad!
                You could always take a paint pen so people can write their name on it if they want to. They could write it on the bottom if they don't want to write it on the cup.

                #8 JUSTUSTWO

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                  Posted 12 January 2008 - 09:10 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Morgan
                  You could always take a paint pen so people can write their name on it if they want to. They could write it on the bottom if they don't want to write it on the cup.
                  RIGHTTTT, DUH!!! LOL..Now tell me, why didn't I just think of that?
                  Keep all the great ideas coming!!

                  #9 rodent

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                    Posted 12 January 2008 - 09:13 PM

                    The dishwasher just finished- it didn't get messed up at all. I'm going to buy a few more paint pens tomorrow & more rub ons to make one for each guest who has booked so far.

                    #10 MsShelley

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                      Posted 13 January 2008 - 04:33 PM

                      looks good Morgan




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