July 5, 2011

Summer Drink Anyone?

Lemonade, soda, mixed drink? How about Vellum? Yes, I made this drink cup with Vellum Cardstock, and if you keep reading, I'll show you how!

Step 1:

Using a scallop circle shape, sponge some clouds in the background by sponging at the top of the scallop shape to create your clouds, keep moving the scallop shape around and adding clouds:

Step 2:

Using Sahara Sand Cardstock, tear a few pieces, sponge the edges with Soft Suede Ink and position at the bottom of your card for the "beach":

Step 3: 

Cut out a piece of Vellum Cardstock measuring 3" x 3". Cut 2 opposite sides starting at 3" on one end and tapering 3/4" to the other end. Score 1/4" on each tapered end and add Sticky Tape:

Step 4:

Use an ink color according to the "drink" you want in your glass. I like "Kahlua" so I used Crumb Cake Ink and a Sponge Dauber to add ink to the back of my Vellum Cardstock:

Step 5:

Remove Sticky Tape from one side and glue in place. When gluing second side, remember to push the Vellum Cardstock towards the center to make it bow in the middle. This will create the 3D view of your cup. Glue in place. Add a straw by using Mini Glue Dots. You might have to trim the straw to fit:

Step 6:

Add Tom-bow Mono-adhesive to a toothpick and glue in place inside the glass:

Step 7:

Cut out one piece of Cajun Craze Cardstock with the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch. Score each scallop by going straight across. Cut off scallops enough so that 6 remain. Snip off the curved parts of the 2 scallops on each end:

Step 8:

Add Tombow Mono-adhesive to the 2 scallops on each end:

Step 9:

Glue in place by again forming a bow in the umbrella so it pops up:

Step 10:

Using the 2-Way Glue Pen, add glue to the rim of the glass. Sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds:

Step 11:

The final step is to add a flower to the outside edge of the cup. I made this flower with the Blossom Party Die and the Big Shot Machine. I used a Neutral Glimmer Brad in the center. The sentiment is from the Your A Gem Stamp Set inked in Crumb Cake Ink and cut out with the Oval Punch:


  1. Awesome! TFS
    Miranda :)

  2. thanks so much! This was on my list to figure out, and you made it easier!

  3. Gorgeous card! Absolutely love it! Well explained directions. Thank you!

  4. Card is so cute and refreshing. Makes me want to sit in the shade with a good book and something to dring.

  5. Makes me thirsty. Great directions, thanks for taking the time to explain so clearly.

  6. Thank you so very much for sharing the tutorial for this adorable card...now I won't have to struggle figuring out how to do it.

  7. TFS! I was looking for a card design for a friend for his birthday. This is perfect. Your card is FABULOUS! Can't wait for vacation and summer drinks on the beach.....

  8. I love it and have plans to make this. I just ordered the glitter for the top today.. how cool that you have the tutorial now! love it. I found a pic of me and my lemonade stand... so I have to make a card to put in the album. Any ideas on how to make the lemonade stand? Hugs,

  9. Kahlua... excellent choice!!!

  10. Definately a cool and refreshing card for those hot summer days! You are certainly very creative!


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