Fact & Fiction Designs Blog

Make a Tumbler With Me

Posted by Chelsea Poff on

Follow along with me as I make a tumbler from start to finish! First things first... I have to think of a design. I use Cricut Design Space to make the designs and then my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut them out. Once I have my decal cut out and applied to the cup, I start glittering away (if the design calls for glitter) This specific design required me placing the glitter by hand.  Added the blue and getting ready to add some yellow accents. Once all the glitter has been applied, it's time to wait and let the...

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Process of Making A Tumbler

Posted by Chelsea Poff on

A typical tumbler takes about 24-48 hours to make and then another 48 hours to fully cure. The more in-depth the design, the longer it takes.  Before I start applying paint, glitter or epoxy, I have to come up with a design. I generally do most of my work on the Cricut app on my laptop. Once I have the idea, I can lay out the steps it will need to take.  I'll use the Lord of the Rings tumbler as my example for this. The first thing that I would do for this style of cup would be to clean...

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What Tools I Use

Posted by Chelsea Poff on

When starting up the business, I had no idea how much stuff I would accumulate and how many apps, websites and different types of tech I would be needing. Here's a breakdown of the equipment I use on a daily basis.  The things I knew about. A Laptop Luckily I already had one of these at home. It's nothing special. Just a cheap HP that I picked up for a couple hundred dollars a few years ago. I have just recently upgraded to a Dell 2-in-1 which hopefully will be here at the end of the month. A Cricut If...

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How I Got Started

Posted by Chelsea Poff on

One question I'm frequently asked is how did I come up with making fandom tumblers for my small business.  The answer might surprise you, but it wasn't originally my idea. My sister and I were talking one day and she made a comment on how she was looking into starting a business making glitter tumblers. She had already done a bunch a research, and with being a SAHM, it would give her something to do, and possibly bring in a little bit of money. After she left, I started looking for tumblers for the bookish community. After searching google and...

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Tumbler Care

Posted by Chelsea Poff on

Hand wash all cups only Wash before first use Do not microwave Do not drop as this can cause the epoxy to crack Do not leave in hot environments for extended periods of time as this can cause the epoxy to soften ** Example: In the car on a hot day

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