January 30, 2015

Valentine's Solo Cup!

Hi Stampers! It's Friday and I have a new 3D project for you. I dug out a red solo cup and thought I would decorate one for Valentine's Day. Can you tell there's a red solo cup under all those layers?

It really didn't take me long to cover the cup with the beautiful "Something Borrowed Designer Paper" and then add a "Tea Lace Doily" to the front:

I also added "White Jute Ribbon" to the handle and "Gold Sequin Trim" to the brim of the cup:

Would you like to make one of these? Well you are in luck because I have step-by-step instructions for you:

Step 1: Using a solo cup, draw a vertical line with a Permanent marker like I have done above.

Step 2: Using an Exacto Knife, slice the bottom of the cup completely off by going around it with the knife. (Be careful)

Step 3: Using your scissors, cut the cup on the line you made in Step 1.

Step 4: Trace the cup on a piece of white cardstock to create a pattern. Add an extended tab on one end. I have a close-up below:

Step 5: Hand-cut the pattern and place around the cup to make sure it will fit. If it's too long on the bottom, don't worry as we will trim later.
Step 6: Place the pattern on your designer paper and cut with your Paper Snips.

Step 7: Add Sticky Strip to the wrong side of your paper and glue in place around your cup.

Step 8: Using your Paper Snips, trim off excess on the bottom if needed.

Step 9: Add Stick Strip under the brim of the cup.

Step 10: Using the Gold Sequin Trim, press in place over the Sticky Strip and cut off at the end.

Step 11: Glue a Tea Lace Doily to the front of the cup. Cut a circle using Rich Razzleberry Cardstock with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch.  Stamp the image from the "Hey, Valentine" stamp set and hand cut. Cut the image in half. Color with Blendabilities Markers and glue in place on your circle. Cut a strip of the Gold Sequin Trim, fold in half and staple to your circle. Glue to the center of the doily.

Step 11: Handle:
Cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock 2" x 11". Add Sticky Strip to the cardstock and glue a piece of White Jute Ribbon in place:

Step 12: Using a stapler, staple the handle to the inside of the cup on each side:

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!