Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cup Characters


If you have not seen the new Cup Characters from LD, click HERE to see them now. They are too cute!!

As soon as I saw them, I couldn't wait to cut them out. Alas! What cup size should I use? A quick check with LD revealed that they got their cups from Cash & Carry. Luckily there is one down the road from my home so off I went.

Yikes! So many cups at Cash & Carry!

The smallest size cups and lids that I found at the store were the 8oz cups. They also had the 4oz and 6oz cups and I got those too even though they did not have the lids.


The 8oz cups came in a pack of 50 and were on sale for only $1.95! The regular price is $2.29 so that's not too bad. The lids came in a pack of 100 and was $3.49 (regular price).


I wished that they had the lids for the 4oz and 6oz cups too because the smaller size cups are so cute! I love giving out bags full of goodies and found that the 8oz cups are a perfect alternative to the standard treat bags.


I used Silhouette Studio Designer Edition to cut these cup characters out and noticed that I did not need to make any adjustments to the cutting files. If you are using a cup size that is smaller or larger than 8oz, you will need to reduce or enlarge the files accordingly.


I bought my 8oz cups and lids from Cash & Carry but I have also seen them at the Costco Business Center. You may also find them at your local restaurant supply stores but give the stores a call before heading out because I have found that some places (like Dick's Restaurant Supply in Bellevue, WA) do not carry disposable items.

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File used:
Cup Characters Cut It Project




14 comments :

  1. Hi Jin, Thanks for sharing your research with us! I am excited to try out this project. I wonder if you think using print and cut for the whole project would look good, as it sure would make production time go quicker! -Jamie

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    1. I have no doubt that you can PNC these too. The tails may have to be PNC-ed out separately but otherwise I don't see why it can't be done. ;)

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    2. I just read how you need to make 90 of these. Yikes!! Please do post your tricks for making these using PNC. Can't wait to see pics! -Jamie

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  2. Jin I love these!! I am going to share this with our team cause we all have some of the 4oz cups from Stacy and these would be so cute to use!! Love it and thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. I'd like to see how those tails attach in the back.

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  4. These are so cute! I want to make some for my daughter's class for valentines day. I didn't realize how hard it would be to find white cups in my area! I did find some on Amazon that are 10 oz that I may order if I can't find them locally. I too would like to see a pnc version and how the tails attach. Thanks for the inspiration Jin!:)

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  5. Hi Jin! I found 12oz cups locally and was able to resize them to fit. I used the lion to practice, however when I enlarge the base of the head, it also makes the "mouth" hole bigger; it looks a little awkward. I defend myself ok with the software, but can't figure out how to make it bigger without making the hole bigger too. Do you have any suggestions? TIA

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    1. Select the base and right-click > Release Compound Path to separate the mouth from the mane. Don't move the mane while you enlarge it. When you are happy with the size, select both the mane and the mouth and right-click > Make Compound Path to put them back together.

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    2. Thank you so much! That is what I was doing but when I released compound, it disappeared because they are the same color. I would have not figured it out anyway because I was trying to enlarge by grabbing a corner instead of using the scale window which kept it all in the same spot. Hooray for learning something new... thanks to you! Love your blog!!

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  6. These are so cute!! I am always so confused if I want the graphic or the cut set. Can you explain the difference and some ideas of when I would buy each kind? Do I need both?

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    1. Kim,sorry I just saw your question. In a nutshell, the Cut Its are cutting files so that you do not have to trace them before using with your electronic cutting machine. The graphics do not have cutting lines so you must trace them with your cutting software before you can use them with your electronic cutter. Click HERE for a more detailed explanation.

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  7. Jin did you just set these on the lids or glue them on?

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    1. I used Glue Dots on them but they would probably stick better with a drop of hot glue.

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