Customized travel tumblers make it easy to carry around your favourite shots and memories! They also make great gifts (ahem, Father’s Day is coming up soon…).
Sherrie Piegdon, aka Pixel Gypsy, is a new designer in the Digichick store—and her templates and scrap packs make this an easy and quick project!
I have a thing for travel mugs. I admit it—I use them all the time, even at home, since I tend to multitask with my tea in hand. This often means I put the tea down and then have to retrace my steps to find it again… so if it’s in a travel mug, it’s still drinkable!
Look at this lineup—which one would YOU pick to use?!!!
- Travel tumbler – available at coffee shops (think green circular logo and my fave chai lattes…)
- Pixel Gypsy Design Plates – Tumbler Edition
- Digital Scrap Pack – I used Pixel Gypsy’s Share the Magic Full Kit
- Photo Editing Software – I used Photoshop
- Lighterweight Cardstock (e.g. Red River Paper’s 47 lb Premium Matte) OR high quality text weight paper. The cardstock requires a bit more patience to work into the space in the tumbler, but it does fit.
- Cutting tools
1) Open the template in your photo editing program. The Pixel Gypsy template comes with a Photoshop file. FYI the template fits the older style 16 oz tumblers. The current 16 oz tumblers are slightly taller (and skinnier) so I adjusted the file slightly.
You want to select the layer that says “Bkg Paper” and drag the bottom and/or top lines of the box around the template so that your overall template is about 7″ tall.
2) Add your photos, clip them to the various photo masks. (Having to select which photos to use was the longest step in this process!!) The template has a string element on it already—I recoloured the string and made it “satin” to look more ribbon-like. Select the “string” layer, then go to layer style, click on “satin” and click on “colour overlay”. I used the colour picker to get a red shade.
3) Print out your image. Cut along edges of template.
4) Remove bottom of tumber, insert your customized layout and you’re good to go!
It’s a fun way to identify your mug easily—and I smile every time I take a sip! This would make a great Father’s Day gift, and you could change out the insert with new photos whenever you like—the template and digital kits make that a snap!!
Other Articles by Linda (yamstamps):
- Votive Covers - July 5th, 2010
- Travel Challenge - with a Give Away! - May 23rd, 2010
- Quick Hybrid Album - May 10th, 2010
- Quick and Easy Pinwheel! - April 12th, 2010
- Wedding Week Kick Off! - March 1st, 2010