peasquared

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I’ve made a few personalized tumblers in my day but just never for myself. One day while shopping at target (of course) I saw a “personalize it” tumbler and thought I should make one with some instagram photos. I mean, what else to do with my instagram photos? Plus I had just learned about this instagram print site called printstagr.am.
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I ended up not going with the Starbucks one and found this Aladdin one that I liked better.
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I started by tracing the template onto some black paper and cutting it out.
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Make sure when you’re making yours to leave enough space at the bottom so your pictures/design doesn’t get cut off. Which is what this mark is for, even though you can barely see anything.
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I started with the bigger pictures first using photo adhesives so they don’t warp over time.
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Then I placed it in the tumbler so I could get a feel for what it was going to look like and also to make sure I liked it. *sidenote: I had a hard time getting it back into the tumbler because the photos were so stiff. So be careful when inserting.
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Next I placed the smaller sticker photos.
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My mom has this awesome machine that can “cold laminate” as well as turn regular paper into stickers. So to make sure that my design didn’t get wet when washing I “cold laminated” that baby.
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This is my design. Some of my favorite photos.
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A close-up so you can see the laminate.
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The first time I used it was at Teavana for some iced tea. Yum! But these days I use it for my iced latte.
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photos edited with instagram, pixlr express, and photogrid Android app

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