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To go with our Feeling Nauti Tote Bags, I decided to also design a set of flasks along the same theme. After all, what better accessory for a bachelorette beach bag than a matching flask? :)
The big thing with these designs is to be careful wedding the bride’s “Shipfaced” flask, the words and outline are easy but the little details in the steering wheel can be a little tougher depending on how comfortable you are weeding vinyl. I didn’t need an extra, but since they don’t take that much vinyl to make I would recommend cutting an extra just in case. :)
1. After downloading the cut files, import them into the Cricut Software. After creating a new project, select Upload Image. Select the file you wish to upload and it will automatically take you to the final upload screen, where you can name the file the select Save.
2. Cut the design(s) in your choice of permanent adhesive vinyl with the Vinyl Setting on your Cricut. The SVG Files are sized so that they will automatically cut to the size you see in the photos, but if you want to change the size you can do so.
3. Once the designs are cut, weed away the extra vinyl and cut a piece of transfer taper to 3.5" x 5". I found that the Cricut transfer tape was easiest for this since its grid lines are in 1/2” segments. Cut away any excess backing from the vinyl design and smooth transfer tape over the design, aligning it along the bottom of the top word (“Feeling” or “Ship”) 1 1/2” from the top of your transfer tape (3 blocks down if you are using Cricut Transfer tape). Using the smoother tool, smooth the tape to the vinyl, removing any air bubbles. The transfer tape should overlap the backing of the design, so that you can stick the tape to an object with the backing still on the design.
4. Now, transfer the design to your flask. If you are comfortable centering the designs you can remove the tape from the backing and directly place the design on the flask. If not, arrange the design to be centered on the flask before removing the backing, sticking it with the overlapping transfer tape.
5. Once your design is placed to your satisfaction, carefully peel the tape off the backing, transferring the vinyl to the transfer tape while not unsticking it from the flask. Remove the backing then smooth the design onto the flask, once again using the smoother to remove any air bubbles. I found it pretty easy to simply lift the design and transfer directly, as shown in teh photos below. Since the designs are not symmetrical, I simply aligned it to the center “block” of the transfer tape then made sure that the top of the transfer tape followed the top of the flask, as shown below.
6. Remove the transfer taper to leave the design on the flask, then repeat the process for all the additional flasks.
And now you have some cute and nautical bachelorette flasks for your favorite girls to help celebrate! :)