Friday, November 3, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop: Anything But Cards



Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 15 with our theme of Anything But Cards. This was a big challenge for me as I tend to make just cards, so it was a hard thinking outside my comfort zone.




One of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog is the Merry Café stamp set. One of the things I think about with the cooler weather approaching, is having a hot cocoa or apple cider to keep warm on a chilly day. This stamp set has you covered not only for the various holidays but also for your favorite holiday beverages.



A couple of months ago, I spotted a pack of the paper cups with the lids that you can use for hot drinks and bought them thinking they would make a fun project. Fast forward to now and I have used them for this project to show you how with just some paper, ink and stamps, you can decorate these cute cups for the holidays.


The first cup I decorated for the Fall and we all know the craze of Pumpkin Spice Latte is in full swing, so I thought this cute sentiment was perfect. I also used a strip of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to decorate the Early Espresso belly band on the cup. I heat embossed the sentiment with Copper Embossing powder on Very Vanilla cardstock and matted it onto a scalloped circle of Cajun Craze cardstock, all colors from the color palette of the DSP.


The second cup has a Christmas flavor to it, with the traditional red and green theme. I used Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green cardstock with Whisper White for my colors which coordinate with the Be Merry Designer Series Paper I used to embellish the belly band. I heat embossed the sentiment with Silver embossing powder.


I love the traditional colors of Christmas, but this would work well with other combinations for a winter theme using blue tones with the silver embossing or you could use any of the other Designer Series Paper packs available in the Holiday catalog to create a variety of different cup designs. 


I hope you have enjoyed my projects today. Now it is time to visit Lisa Ann Bernard for the next stop on this blog hop. If you get lost along the way, visit the Blog Hop Roll Call below to find your way.

Until Next time.

Happy Stampin',
Tricia Butts
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18 comments:

  1. ohhhhhhhhh! love everything about these! TFS

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    1. Thank you Erica. They are a lot of fun to make. :)

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  2. Very cute project. I need coffee cups now.lol
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Sharleen. They are a fun gift idea. :)

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  3. ooohhh... these are so cute! I love all things Coffee.
    TFS

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    1. Thanks Jan. They would make a great Christmas gift for a coffee lover. :)

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  4. Love this! What a cute idea. And, in my humble opinion, one can never go wrong with anything coffee related!

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    1. Thanks Kristie. Lots of great possibilities. :)

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  5. Ooh 2 fabulous cups... great idea...

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    1. Thanks Amanada. So glad you liked them. :)

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  6. I love coffee and this is one of my favorite stamp sets :) Thank you for the ideas!

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    1. You're welcome Jennifer. I love this stamp set too.

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  7. These are fabulous, was the little band around the cup difficult to make, or did you have a template you used? Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The hardest part about the belly band was cutting it by hand with scissors. I used the band that came with the cups as a template and then did a separate template for the thin DSP band. I'm glad you liked them.

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