Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Digital Hybrid - Coffee Cup insert

This first example is a great project - I made these for all the grandmothers for valentine's day. I just created the digital 'layout' - printed it out and then trimmed it out - slip it into the coffee cup and vola' a great gift for the grandparents!

These make wonderful “Teacher” gifts. I love to do a ‘class’ photo and a ‘my son & teacher’ photo, with a few appropriate transparency quotes.

Supplies needed:

* ClubScrapDigital digital kits
* Acrylic Photo Mugs (these particular ones I picked up at Dollar Tree)
* Scissors
* Printer

1. Your first step is to take the paper insert that comes with your specific mug and use it as a template for creating your new layout. You can either scan it in or just draw a pencil outline around it and scan that in.
2. Using this scan you can modify it to meet your needs and begin creating a fun photo layout.
3. Print out your layout either at home on printer, or upload and have printed professionally. You can just resize your canvas size to a common size that your professional lab can process like 8x10 (or whatever is just larger than your mug design) – when they print it professionally, the extra space will just print out as white, and you can just trim the excess off.
4. Trim out your layout to perfectly fit into your mug.

Digital elements as shown in these two mugs in photo are from Club Scrap:
Green pattern paper - “Refresh” digital kit.
Red pattern paper – “Wheels & Sprocket” digital kit
“You & Me” transparency – “Fizz” digital kit

Not only do these make good seasonal gifts and teacher gifts, but I have also made them up and given as retirement gifts to co-workers, to my relatives with photos of them and their kids, would make a great new baby gift for the new mom, the possibilities are endless!!

Good luck and have fun!
Debbie Weller
a.k.a. DebDuzScrappin

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