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Print & Cut Mug Hug

mughug2 | Cari Locken for Silhouette

I have an interest in many different types of crafts and knitting is just one of them.  I learned to knit when I was a young girl and I still enjoy it very much because it’s a way for me to relax and wind down.


Today I’m sharing this little coffee mug cozy that I made.  It’s a great little gift idea and perfect for Teacher gifts. Yep! My kids teachers will be getting one! 😉


mughugcard|Cari Locken for Silhouette


I found this great design in the Silhouette design store.  It is a print & cut design.


I wanted to add some words to the design on the upper & lower portion but realized that there were a lot of ‘sketch’-like marks in the design. So I simply right clicked & ungrouped the design and then removed the lines that I didn’t want. (you can see the difference in the picture below. The design on the left is the original.)


I then created a text box and inserted the words “mug hug” onto the upper portion of the design. I also added a design (‘handmade with love’) at the bottom of the design.


screenshot1 | Cari Locken for Silhouette


After creating the registration marks I printed out the designs. I then went into the Offset window and created an outline image fairly close to the edge of the design. I made sure to click on the main design and chose NO CUT (because I only wanted to cut out the outline shape).  I then sent it through my Silhouette to cut out.


mughugclose| Cari Locken for Silhouette


mughugclose2 |Cari Locken for Silhouette


mughug2 | Cari Locken for Silhouette




Cari Locken

HI there! I’m Cari Locken from Langley, BC, Canada. I’m a wife and mother of 3 amazing kids! I have been crafting since I was a child and love the creative outlet that this hobby brings to me. My formal training is in the area of music as I have a Masters degree in Music and I am currently teaching Band (to Grades 5, 6 & &) as well as private piano lessons. However I always find time to dig out my scrappy supplies and work on a few projects here & there. I love creating scrapbook layouts, preserving the everyday moments and special memories of our family life as well as creating cards & home decor items . Other than scrapbooking I enjoy spending time watching my children play sports, reading, knitting, photography and cooking. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Silhouette Team!

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CAMEO 12-inch cutting mat


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  1. These came out great Cari…and I love your coffee mug cozy!

  2. Very cute and what a great gift for the teachers!

  3. Absolutely ADORABLE.

  4. Your mug cozies are gorgeous Cari! I really love the presentation. Looks like something you’d find in a boutique. I’m sure the teachers are going to go crazy over these!

  5. Love this! Would you mind sharing the source for the knitting pattern you used here?

  6. so you are the cool person who did the mug hug! I have several I would like to make, but could you give me the knitting instructions for the “hug” cozy? I’ve enjoyed your work on creative team this year and glad you are returning! thanks

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