How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (2022)

Instructions

STEP 1: GET MY FREE HOW TO LAYER VINYL ANIMAL FILES

First, download my Layered Vinyl animal designs from my free resource library -- it's design #355.

TIP: If you are not sure how toupload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made.

If you are on an iPad or iPhone,here is how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app.

This is what my How to Layer Vinyl Animals SVG files looks like when it is uploaded toCricut Design Space.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (1)

STEP 2: PREPARE YOUR DESIGNS

My How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut animal decal designs are ready to make but I am including several options for you in the preparation steps.

OPTIONS:

1. You can choose to make the layered animal designs just as they are and layer them with parchment paper (covered in step 4 below). Begin with the steps below under the options to ungroup and hide what you don't want and skip the rest of the optional preparations.

2. You can add registration marks in Cricut Design Space to assist with layering your vinyl designs. Follow the steps below and skip optional personalization if you'd like.

3. You can add a personalization to your cup, along with any of the cute designs. I'm going to show you how to design your own layered personalization with the Offset feature. Follow the steps below.

OPTION 1 PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS: PREPARE LAYERED ANIMAL DESIGNS ONLY

If you don't want to make all of the designs, click on Ungroup above the layers panel.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (2)

You can hide or delete any of the designs that you do not want to make by clicking on the "eye icon" next to that layer in the layers panel.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (3)

If you are going with option one, the parchment paper method without personalization, you are ready to click “Make It.”

We’ll go over that part in just a bit, but first I want to show you the other two options.

OPTION 2 PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS: HOW TO ADD REGISTRATION MARKS

Just in case we've gotten this far and you aren't sure what a registration mark is, let me explain. A registration mark is an added shape to each layer of a design to help guide you in perfectly aligning multiple layers. It sounds a little complicated, but I promise it isn't. And remember, you don't have to add these for layering help. In step 4 below, I also show you how to use parchment paper to align each layer in your design!

To show you how to add registration marks to layer your vinyl, I'm going to use the raccoon as an example. If you haven't already, I recommend clicking Ungroup and hide or delete any of the designs you are not going to make.

TIP: If you plan to make more than one animal decal design, I recommend working with just one at a time. Hide the others so you don't confuse yourself.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (4)

Now, with just one design on the canvas, select it and click Ungroup.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (5)

For this cute little creature, we have four layers of vinyl to work with. I'm going to use a star as my registration mark and I think the best place to add the registration marks will be between the head and the tail. You can place yours wherever you think works best.

Click on Shapes and select the Star.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (6)

Now, click and drag the resize handle on the lower right of the bounding box to make the star smaller.

(Video) Full Wrap Color Changing Cups With A Cricut! How To Layer Vinyl On A Wrap Cup

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (7)

Let’s also zoom in a little closer here so we can see everything a little better. To zoom in, look on the bottom left of the canvas where you should see 100% with a minus (-) sign to the left and a plus (+) sign to the right. Click on the plus sign until it’s zoomed in where you can see it better.

Since we have four layers, we need to duplicate the star so we have one star for each layer. If the star isn't still selected, select it and click Duplicate above the layers panel. You can also right click and select Duplicate. Duplicate it three times so that you have four stars total. The stars may duplicate on top of each other. To check to make sure you have four, just look in the layers panel. Then click and drag them to separate them out so you can see all four on the canvas.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (8)

Next, we need to change our stars so each one matches the color of one of the layers. Select one of the stars and click on the Color Menu at the top, it’s the box just next to where you see “Operation” on the top menu. You will notice that all of the colors in your designs, even the ones that are hidden, are included in the top layers here. That’s a very helpful feature in Cricut Design Space, so you can keep your colors consistent if you add anything to your design. Let’s select grey to match the raccoon's body.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (9)

Repeat the steps to change the remaining stars to white, black, and pink. Once you have one star for each color of your layers, we need to align our stars. Click the first star, hold the shift key and select the rest of the stars. You can make sure all four stars are selected by looking at the Layers panel, they should all be highlighted.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (10)

Click on Align and Center.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (11)

If the stack of stars is a little out of place, click and drag it to the area you want it between the head and tail on the right.

We now need to attach each star with the layer it goes with. Since you can only see one of them, we'll use the layers panel for this part.

Select the grey star in the layers panel and the grey outline of the raccoon. With only those two layers selected, click Attach.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (12)

Did the rest of your layers just disappear?? Don't worry! Your grey layer became the topmost layer and we just need to arrange our layers to see the rest of our design again.

With the grey layer still selected, click Arrange and Send to Back.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (13)

Voila! There is your cute little animal. It is important to note that this will happen with each layer we attach. Each layer that gets attached will automatically move to the topmost layer so if it doesn't bother you, you really don't even have to send it to the back. The other layers will move forward as we work through the attachments.

Next, let's select both the white star and the white raccoon markings. Again, click Attach.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (14)

We don't want to send it all the way to the back because then it would hide behind the grey layer. It is okay that it covered some of the black because we're going to select our next layers from the Layers panel. Remember, each layer that we attach will become the topmost layer.

Black is up next. Just like before. select the black layer with the raccoon markings and the black star and click Attach. Lastly, select the pink layer and the pink star and click Attach.

If you attached your layers in the same order I did, your raccoon should be layered correctly so that you see the design layered as it should be. If anything is hiding behind another layer, select the layer and use Arrange - Move Forward or Move Back to align everything correctly.

Repeat these steps to add a shape to each layer for each animal design you are making. If you want to add a personalization, keep reading. If you're only making your animal(s), you can scroll down to Step 3.

HOW TO ADD A PERSONALIZATION WITH OFFSET:

Click the Text icon to open a text box. Type your desired personalization. I'm going to add my daughter's name to my cup.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (15)

Once the name is typed click on the Font menu to change your font.

(Video) How to Layer Vinyl Decals on Cricut the EASY WAY!

NOTE: If you accidentally open the text editing again, try clicking out of the text box and select the text layer from the Layers panel.

I'm going to use Tingler script, one of my favorite fonts I purchased from FontBundles.net, for this personalization. You can use any font you'd like!

TIP: Need help installing a font in Cricut Design Space? Check out this video and blog post I made that explains everything step by step.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (16)

NOTE: At the time of this tutorial, Offset is a beta feature and only available in Cricut Design Space for Desktop. Adding the offset is completely optional. You can choose to add just the personalization as a single layer.

Once your font is selected, it is time to add the offset. With your text layer selected, click on Offset. You will see a preview outline of the offset layer. I am changing my distance measurement to 0.15. Feel free to slide the distance bar to preview and select your desired offset look. When you're happy with the preview, click Apply.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (17)

You can now change the colors of your text and offset layers. If you aren't happy with the offset, you can always undo or delete the offset layer and try again.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (18)

Lastly, we need to size our personalization so that it fits well on our cups. When I apply the name, I am going to place it vertically (that's up and down) on the side of the cup. If you are using the same cups as me, I am making the name 4" wide to leave a margin near the bottom and near the lid.

STEP 3: CUT AND PREPARE YOUR VINYL DESIGNS.

Once you have the designs and personalizations you want to make, select your machine in the upper right corner and click Make It!

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (19)

NOTE: If you are using a Maker 3, Explore 3, or Joy, you will be asked if you will be cutting your designs without a mat, with a mat, or multiple ways. Just a reminder that only Cricut Smart Vinyl can be cut without a mat. I will be using Cricut Premium Permanent Vinyl on my Maker 3 so I will select On Mat and click Continue.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (20)

There is nothing to change on the next screen so you can simply click Continue in the lower right corner.

NOTE: If you are cutting multiple designs, you may have a lot of pieces for different animal designs on one mat. On this screen, you can click and drag elements to allow more spacing. Once your mats are set up as you'd like, click back on the first mat and click Continue.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (21)

I am using Cricut Premium Permanent Vinyl for all of my designs. If you do not see it in your Favorites or Popular options, click on Browse All Materials and search for it.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (22)

Once you have it selected, I always recommend applying More pressure for a cleaner cut.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (23)

You are ready to place your vinyl on your mat with the pretty side or shiny side up. The liner goes against the mat. Insert your mat into your Cricut and press the load button.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (24)

When the middle button is flashing, press it to begin cutting.

When your first mat is finished, press Unload and remove the mat from your Cricut. Flip your mat over and carefully peel the mat away from your vinyl.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (25)

Apply your next piece of vinyl to your mat, load it, and cut your next sheet. Again, when it is done, unload it, flip it over, and peel the mat away from the vinyl. This helps prevent from any possible curling. Repeat these steps until you've cut all of your layers of vinyl.

Once all of your vinyl is cut, grab your weeding tool and carefully begin pulling away all of the excess vinyl from your designs. Remember to go slow and be careful with those small features.

(Video) Make a full wrap custom for you tumbler - Starbucks cold cup - Color changing vinyl

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (26)

STEP 4: HOW TO LAYER YOUR VINYL DESIGN

You will be amazed at how simple it is to layer your vinyl designs! There are two parts to the section. I will first show you how to layer your vinyl designs with parchment paper and also show you how to layer your vinyl designs using registration marks (if you chose to insert those in your design back in Step 2).

LAYERING WITH PARCHMENT PAPER: If you have multiple layers on the same sheet of weeded vinyl for different designs, you'll want to use your scissors to cut the sections apart.

In this example, I will show you how to layer vinyl with the fox design. Your bottom layer will be the outline of your animal. For the fox, the orange layer is the bottom most layer. We don't need to do anything with this since we're applying all layers on top of this one.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (27)

Next comes the maize yellow layer. Cut a piece of transfer tape slightly larger than your design. Remove the backing from the transfer tape. Apply the transfer tape to your vinyl by holding the transfer tape in the shape of a taco, a "U" shape, then put the bottom of your “taco” onto the middle of your vinyl design.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (28)

Use your scraper to smooth the tape over the decal from the center outward. This minimizes wrinkles and bubbles. With the transfer tape in place, use a scraper tool or other hard and flat-edged item (like a store loyalty card) to transfer the vinyl decal design to the transfer tape. It’s important to scrape it well to transfer the vinyl decal.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (29)

Flip your vinyl over and gently peel away the backing from your vinyl. You can use your scraper tool to help with any difficult areas. Once the vinyl backing is removed, you'll need your parchment paper. Cut a piece about the same size as your layered design. Place your second layer of vinyl on to the parchment paper, with a small area of transfer tape still exposed.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (30)

The beauty about parchment paper is that you can see through it to perfectly align your vinyl design. Line it up and press the exposed section of transfer tape onto the bottom layer of vinyl.

With one hand applying a little pressure to keep the transfer tape in place, use your other hand to lift the second layer and gently remove the parchment paper.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (31)

Once your parchment paper is removed, continue to press on the section of transfer tape that was exposed. This will help keep everything aligned. Gently lower your second layer, keeping the transfer in place.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (32)

Use your small scraper to burnish the second layer on to the first layer.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (33)

Gently peel away your transfer tape and admire your first two combined layers! Next, we'll apply our dark brown vinyl with the face and whiskers. Again, fold your transfer tape like a taco and align it over your next layer. Use your scraper to adhere the transfer tape to the vinyl. Gently peel away your vinyl backing and place your vinyl on to your parchment paper.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (34)

Again, remember to leave a section of transfer tape exposed. Place the parchment paper on the first two layers to align the face and whiskers. When you have it just right, press and hold down on the exposed section of transfer tape.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (35)

Continue to press and hold on the transfer tape. Gently lift the vinyl and remove the parchment paper.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (36)

Continue with this same process until all layers of your animal are in place. For the fox. you'll need to add the white fur and pink cheeks. These two sections don't overlap so it does not matter which you apply next and which is last. Once your last layer is applied, you can leave the transfer tape in place to protect the vinyl until you're ready to apply it to your cup.

APPLYING LAYERED NAME: You can use this same technique to perfectly layer your personalization. Remember to weed away all excess vinyl from your offset and personalized name. Fold your transfer tape like a taco and lay it on to your personalized name layer. Gently spread your transfer tape over the vinyl and use your small scraper to burnish the transfer tape onto the vinyl.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (37)

Remove the backing from the vinyl and grab a piece of parchment paper. Place your personalized name on the parchment paper with a small section of the transfer tape still exposed. Remember, this little exposed section helps it stick to the next layer and the cup. Align your personalized layer over the offset layer. Once you have it right, pull away the parchment paper and press the personalization on to the offset layer.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (38)

(Video) HOW TO ADD VINYL TO A COLOR CHANGING TUMBLER USING THE CRICUT JOY

Burnish the personalization layer onto the offset layer. Gently remove the backing of the vinyl from the offset layer. If you are a little hesitant on your placement of the personalization, you can use parchment paper for this step too! Once the backing is removed, lay your design over a piece of parchment paper. Like before, leave a small section of transfer tape exposed to help you position the design. Align your design on your cup.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (39)

Once you have your personalization in the perfect place, press down on the exposed section of transfer tape to hold the position. Gently remove the parchment paper.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (40)

Use your small scraper to burnish your vinyl name to your cup. Gently remove the transfer tape.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (41)

How fun and EASY was layering with parchment paper? This is definitely my go-to for all layered vinyl designs. If you're not ready for this technique and prefer to layer your vinyl with registration marks, I've got you covered.

LAYERING WITH REGISTRATION MARKS: You already set yourself up for this in Step 2. If not, refer back to step to because you have to cut your vinyl with the registration marks in order for this method to work!

In Step 2, we set up this technique with the adorable raccoon. Your bottom layer will be the grey outline of the raccoon. We don't need to do anything with this since we're applying all layers on top of this one.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (42)

Next comes the white layer. Cut a piece of transfer tape slightly larger than your design. Remove the backing from the transfer tape. Apply the transfer tape to your vinyl by holding the transfer tape in the shape of a taco, a "U" shape, then put the bottom of your “taco” onto the middle of your vinyl design.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (43)

Use your small scraper to smooth the tape over the decal from the center outward. This minimizes wrinkles and bubbles. With the transfer tape in place, use a scraper tool or other hard and flat-edged item (like a store loyalty card) to transfer the vinyl decal design to the transfer tape. It’s important to scrape it well to transfer the vinyl decal.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (44)

Flip your vinyl over and gently peel away the backing from your vinyl. You can use your scraper tool to help with any difficult areas. Once the vinyl backing is removed, we will carefully line it up, focusing on our star registration mark alignment.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (45)

With your stars aligned, gently press the white layer on to the grey layer of vinyl.

Use your small scraper to burnish the second layer on to the first layer.

Gently peel away your transfer tape and admire your first two combined layers! Next, we'll apply our black vinyl layer with the face and tail stripes. Again, fold your transfer tape like a taco and align it over your next layer. Use your scraper to adhere the transfer tape to the vinyl. Gently peel away your vinyl backing and align your black star with the white star from the second layer.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (46)

When you have it just right, gently press the black layer in place. Use your small scraper to burnish the third layer.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (47)

Lastly, we have to apply the pink ears. Just like before, apply your transfer tape onto your last layer. Use your small scraper to burnish the vinyl to your transfer tape.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (48)

Flip your vinyl over and gently peel away the backing from your vinyl. You can use your scraper tool to help with any difficult areas. Once the vinyl backing is removed, carefully align the star on top of the others to help perfectly place your ears.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (49)

Use your small scraper to burnish the last layer. When you have applied your last layer, you can leave your transfer tape in place until you're ready to apply your layered vinyl design to your cup!

There you have it! A beautifully layered vinyl design with registration marks.

STEP 5: APPLY YOUR DESIGN AND SHOW IT OFF

If you didn't leave your transfer tape over your design, you'll want to reapply it. Use your small scraper to make sure it is well adhered. Gently pull away the backing of the vinyl and apply your design to your cup. I eyeballed my design placement near the center of the cup.

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (50)

Use your small scraper to burnish the design on to the cup. These awesome cups change color when a cold drink is added. How fun is that?

How to Layer Vinyl on Cricut ( + Fun Color-Changing Cups) (51)

These adorable cups will last the longest if you hand wash them. With permanent adhesive vinyl, there is no need to seal the design.

(Video) HOW TO LAYER ADHESIVE VINYL USING THE PARCHMENT PAPER METHOD

I can't wait to see all of your adorable layered vinyl designs!

FAQs

Can you put vinyl on top of vinyl on a cup? ›

For a cup you'll use adhesive vinyl and you'll use the guides as described in this tutorial to line your vinyl up before you transfer it to the cup. Once your vinyl is layered, transfer it to the cup as normal. In the video above I also show how to prep a cup and apply the layered vinyl decal too it.

Why is my vinyl peeling off my cup? ›

Sometimes, your transfer tape may not be sticky enough. Different transfer tapes have varying levels of adhesive tack. If your decal or sticker is peeling, you should allow the vinyl adhesive to bond with the surface. Leave the transfer tape on the surface for about 10 to 20 minutes.

How do you cut a layer with two colors on Cricut? ›

You can do this by holding down your shift key and then clicking on each element with your mouse. Then, right-click and choose group. So, in this example, if you're grouping the green elements, you would hold down shift and click on the letters YOUROWN, then right-click and choose group. Repeat with all the colors.

Can you layer vinyl on top of each other? ›

Yes, you can layer heat transfer vinyl on top of each other up to four times if you use standard, “everyday” iron-on vinyl. If you want to use another vinyl with a different texture, you can so long as you make it your top layer only.

Can you layer on top of vinyl? ›

Can I layer regular heat transfer vinyl? Yes! You totally can. Smooth (sometimes called regular or basic) htv can be layered up to four layers.

What is the easiest way to layer vinyl? ›

Sure enough, if you want the absolute BEST and EASIEST way to layer vinyl designs, you should use parchment paper. By design, parchment paper is 100% non-stick. Which means you can lay your full vinyl design onto it AND peel it back up without it sticking, distorting, tearing, wrinkling, etc.

How do you do multiple layers on Cricut? ›

How to Create a Layered Image in Cricut Design Space
  1. Open Cricut Design Space. Click New Project. ...
  2. Upload your image. ...
  3. Use the Magic Wand tool. ...
  4. Click the Cut Image option. ...
  5. Upload the file again. ...
  6. Insert all images into your project. ...
  7. Change the colors of the layers. ...
  8. Click Make it.
14 Oct 2017

Can you layer iron on vinyl on top of each other Cricut? ›

All Cricut Iron-On products can be used in layered projects. Follow the cautions and recommendations below for the best experience layering with iron-on. Specialty iron-on such as Foil, Glitter, Holographic, and Holographic Sparkle Iron-On may be used for top layers only.

Can you layer vinyl over vinyl with a Cricut? ›

Cricut layering vinyl- the easy way! Have you ever wanted to layer vinyl? Of course you have! There's no need to use any other software, it can be done in Cricut Design Space!

Do you need to put anything over vinyl on cups? ›

Most people don't bother to seal their mugs as permanent vinyl usually does well enough on its own, but it's not really and truly dishwasher safe.

How do you keep vinyl from peeling off plastic tumblers? ›

To seal vinyl, simply apply a coat of mod podge over your vinyl decal using a brush, just like you would with paint. Mod Podge works great for adding a personalized touch to mugs, tumblers, plates, and other dishwares.

Do you have to seal permanent vinyl on cups? ›

The simple answer to this is, never! You don't have to seal vinyl crafts IF you use good quality vinyl (and we always advise that you do). Vinyl will adhere to your projects and continue to look as good as new for quite a long time.

How many washes does Cricut vinyl last? ›

When applied correctly, our vinyl can stay attached to a surface for up to 3 years or 50+ washes. You'll love adding this amazing product to your craft supplies.

Can Cricut permanent vinyl go in dishwasher? ›

Cricut Premium Permanent Vinyl Roll (12 in x 15 ft), Weather-Resistant, Dishwasher-Safe & Fade-Proof, Compatible with Cricut Cutting Machines, Create Signs, Labels, & Personalize DIY Project, White.

How do you overlay two images on Cricut? ›

Make sure the images you would like to weld overlap with each other. Select all images that will be welded together. Once two or more layers are selected, the Weld tool will become active. On a computer, click Weld in the Layers panel to merge the selected images.

How do you do multiple colors on one Cricut? ›

The KEY to cut multiple colors on a single mat is by attaching all of the different colors in one final piece, and then cut. Depending on the design you want to cut, there will be extra things you need to do; so make sure you read all of this post so you don't make the same mistakes I did!

How do you align vinyl layers perfectly? ›

To do this, make sure your design is ungrouped so each layer is separate. Next, draw two boxes (or circles or whatever shape you want) and place them at the top of your design. Align just the boxes and group them together. Select the boxes and bottom layer, copy and paste.

When cutting vinyl does the shiny side go up or down? ›

When working with heat transfer vinyl, the shiny side of the material always goes face down for cutting. This shiny side is called the “carrier.” It covers the face (the colored side that will face out on the garment) of the HTV and holds the cut pieces in alignment during cutting and applying.

Do you mirror color changing vinyl? ›

First things first, there are two types of vinyl — heat transfer for garments and adhesive vinyl for crafts. With heat transfer vinyl, yes you mirror the image. For adhesive vinyl, no you do not mirror the design.

Does cricut make color changing vinyl? ›

The color changing vinyl for cricut is ideal for indoor and outdoor use.

Do you put vinyl color side down? ›

Adhesive vinyl has two layers: the colorful top layer, and the bottom paper backing. Place the paper backing face down on the mat, with the colored vinyl layer facing up.

What is the difference between single layer and multilayer on Cricut? ›

Single Layer fonts (1) which is a single layer. Multi layer fonts (2) this means there is more than one layer in the font. and Writing fonts (3) These are fonts that would well with the pen tool and you can write instead of cut when using a pen and pen tool on media.

What does layering mean on Cricut? ›

Layering is about cutting the colors and then putting them back together to make the image.

What does multi layer mean on Cricut? ›

In addition, there are Cutting and Cutting Writing fonts that have one layer (Single-layer fonts) or multiple layers (Multi-layer fonts). This means that the Cricut machine will cut one or multiple layers. The five (5) font types available in Cricut Design Space are listed below.

Can you iron two pieces of vinyl together? ›

Regular iron on can be layered up to four layers. Regular iron on can be used as a base for specialty iron on. Specialty iron on can only be the TOP layer—you shouldn't put more vinyl on top of glitter iron on, for instance.

Can heat transfer vinyl be overlapped? ›

Overlapping HTV and carriers will adhere to each other instead of the garment, but if they're trimmed then you can avoid overlapping and apply multiple colors at one time.

Do you need to put Modge podge over vinyl? ›

For sealing vinyl you can use spray sealers like polyurethane polyacrylic spray. Another great choice for sealing vinyl on wood is a dishwasher-safe Mod Podge or epoxy resin. Mod Podge is a versatile option for sealing vinyl.

How do you rearrange layers? ›

Click the Expert mode. Click to select the layer that you want to move up or down in the layer stacking order. Drag the layer to a new location in the layer stacking order. You'll see a darker horizontal bar display between the two layers you are moving to indicate that the layer will be placed between the two layers.

Does Cricut cut layers in order? ›

If you do, when you click Make It the Cricut will automatically sort those different color layers to go on different cutting mats, just like you see in the image below. The Cricut will sort things by color. Then you just have to look at the order that the Cricut asks you to load the colors in.

What kind of cups can you put vinyl on? ›

Permanent vinyl is the best kind of vinyl to use for tumbler cups. Cricut Permanent vinyl will last really well. You can put this vinyl through the dishwasher but stainless steel tumblers hold up better if you hand-wash them.

Does permanent vinyl stay on cups? ›

Permanent adhesive vinyl will hold up when hand-washed and can be run through the dishwasher... usually. It depends on your dishwasher and how rough it is with your dishes honestly. Even when you CAN dishwash your vinyl mugs, over time and after repeated washings, your vinyl may start to peel.

Does vinyl last on cups? ›

Many crafters say vinyl doesn't need sealing because most types of vinyl are waterproof or water-resistant. These types of permanent vinyl can last for years, which is true by the way. If you want to create more long-lasting vinyl mugs and tumblers, you might want to consider applying some sealant.

Can you use heat transfer vinyl on cups? ›

Now, if you are going to hand wash your mugs, you can probably use either adhesive vinyl or heat transfer vinyl and any of the application methods mentioned. I will say my favorite application method for the heat transfer vinyl on a mug was the mini iron.

Does Cricut vinyl stay on cups? ›

Permanent vinyl is the best type of vinyl to use for tumbler cups. What a great cricut tumbler ideas. Cricut permanent vinyl will last very well. You can put this vinyl in the dishwasher, but if you hand wash stainless steel glasses, they will hold up better.

Do you have to seal vinyl on cups? ›

The simple answer to this is, never! You don't have to seal vinyl crafts IF you use good quality vinyl (and we always advise that you do). Vinyl will adhere to your projects and continue to look as good as new for quite a long time.

Is Cricut permanent vinyl microwave safe? ›

Items with vinyl should also not really be put in a microwave. Vinyl is PVC and when heated excessively can give off poisonous fumes.

Does Cricut vinyl come off when washed? ›

Your Vinyl Will Eventually Peel Off!

What is this? Cricut Iron-On Vinyl will outlast 50+ washes, whilst Siser HTV (our favorite) will outlast 100+ washes.

How long does permanent vinyl need to cure on a cup? ›

Let the vinyl cure on the mug for 48-72 hours to make sure it sticks really well.

Can I put Modge podge over vinyl? ›

For sealing vinyl you can use spray sealers like polyurethane polyacrylic spray. Another great choice for sealing vinyl on wood is a dishwasher-safe Mod Podge or epoxy resin. Mod Podge is a versatile option for sealing vinyl.

How do you keep vinyl from peeling off plastic? ›

Sealing a plastic plaque

Even if you use premium outdoor vinyl or permanent vinyl, that vinyl will fall off eventually and start curling up either in icy cold temperatures or in the heat and so on! So, to keep this nice for years and years to come, grab some polyurethane spray.

Is it better to use permanent vinyl or HTV on mugs? ›

In the end, I would not recommend using heat transfer vinyl on a mug. Save your glitter HTV, it's too pretty to be wasted! If you want to personalize a mug for someone, use some permanent (glossy) adhesive backed vinyl and you'll be golden.

Can you put vinyl on a cup without transfer tape? ›

So do you need transfer tape? In short, probably. You can move vinyl from its backing to another location without transfer tape, but if there are any spaces or intricate details it will be very difficult. If you're new to using transfer tape, we have a great video tutorial!

Videos

1. Color Changing Vinyl Full Wrap Decal | TECKWRAP VINYL | Easy Cricut DIY
(Melissa Crafter)
2. New Teck Wrap Color Changing Vinyl | How to Apply a Vinyl Decal to Beer Can Glass | Easy Cricut DIY
(Melissa Crafter)
3. How to use Color Changing Vinyl with Cricut - Making Can Glass Wraps
(Daily Dose of DIY with Chris)
4. How To (START TO FINISH) Layer Multiple Colors of Vinyl in Cricut | Bad Bunny Starbucks Cup Tutorial
(StudioKRIS)
5. Color Change Tumbler with TeckWrap Craft Vinyl- Cricut Tutorial
(Color Me Porcha)
6. Custom Color Changing Tumblers with Cricut
(Tastefully Frugal)

Top Articles

Latest Posts

Article information

Author: Frankie Dare

Last Updated: 11/10/2022

Views: 6051

Rating: 4.2 / 5 (73 voted)

Reviews: 88% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Frankie Dare

Birthday: 2000-01-27

Address: Suite 313 45115 Caridad Freeway, Port Barabaraville, MS 66713

Phone: +3769542039359

Job: Sales Manager

Hobby: Baton twirling, Stand-up comedy, Leather crafting, Rugby, tabletop games, Jigsaw puzzles, Air sports

Introduction: My name is Frankie Dare, I am a funny, beautiful, proud, fair, pleasant, cheerful, enthusiastic person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.