Howdy, folks, and welcome to Day 12 of my December 2011 blog series featuring the new Simply Scored board from Stampin' Up! I hope you are enjoying all the cute free tutorials I have collected to share with you. I particularly love today's little 3-D coffee/cocoa cup. I have seen this around on the internet, but made some adaptions to allow you to get two cups from a sheet of 8.5x11, and to make life a whole lot easier on you, so sit back and enjoy a cuppa while you see how quick and cute these are to make!
To begin, you'll need a 4.25x8.25 piece of cardstock plus scraps to punch, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, your Simply Scored tool, Sticky Strip, and the 2.5 inch and 1.75 inch circle punches; plus stamps, ink, ribbon, etc, to embellish. And something yummy to put inside!
No need for the handy-dandy place markers on this one--just score your cardstock every inch on the long side as shown above. Then turn your paper 90 degree and score it at 1.5 inches on the short side.
Then, position the 2.5 inch circle punch on the scrap paper directly over the half-circle (shown below), so that when you punch, you will wind up with a perfect crescent.
The fact that it is a little more than half a circle gives us enough space to score a quarter-inch from those ends. That's what we will now position on the Sticky-Stripped-flap of our cup, pictured below.
You can see how the handle ends are tucked neatly away where the cup comes around and joins, keeping everything tidy as well as sturdy. Now, for the bottom! I came up with a neat and quick way to finish that off.
Punch out a 2.5 inch circle of scrap cardstock the same color as your cup, that has been backed with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet. I ADORE this stuff. I'm on my third pack! And that's really sayin' something, because this stuff comes in a pack of twelve 12x12 inch sheets. You can punch it, hand-cut it, trace it, die-cut it--just about anything, and it sticks like nobody's business. Love it.
NOTE: if you want the inside of your cup to look just as finished as the outside, make two of these circles--it's a snug fit, but the second one will go right down inside on the bottom, too.
Fold all the flaps on your cup bottom in, starting with opposite flaps, then the next pair of opposites, then the next, and finally the last pair of opposing flaps. Position the sticky circle over them and press down firmly.
Doesn't get much more spiffy than that! Decorate your mug any way you like. I used the soon-to-be-available Tea Shoppe set from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog with my Wisteria Wonder and Chocolate Chip mug (color scheme inspired by the purple Swiss Miss cocoa packet I happened to have.)
There are three more tutorials to go this week--stop back to get your daily dose of inspiration for those last minute teacher, neighbor, and co-worker gifts that we always wind up scrambling for. And if you've enjoyed this series, please feel free to leave a comment--it's easy and it means a lot to us bloggers. Some days all I get are spam comments for cheap purses, enhancement drugs and knock-off designer boots. I purposefully leave the commenting process as easy as possible for YOUR sakes, certainly not mine!
See you tomorrow for more of "A Simply Scored Christmas!"