Friday, July 7, 2017

Cup template

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge and our sponsors this week are The Cutting Cafe and Stars Stampz.  

I was given this really fun mug template from the Cutting Cafe to work with, and I created two projects with it for your inspiration.  My first project uses it as it was designer: to create a 3D mug:
 Oh, my goodness, this turned out exactly how I pictured it in my mind!  Doesn't it look exactly like a mug!!??  My husband and I will be celebrating our 18th anniversary this month, so I made this for him as he IS the world's best husband (sorry to disappoint all you other ladies).  I don't have an electronic machine, so I had to cut all the pieces out by hand.  After cutting out all the pieces (the mug body, two black handles and one out of cardboard for stability, two black bases pieces and one out of cardboard as well), I heat embossed the sentiment on the mug body.  And it looks just like a mug you could buy in a fun gift shop, don't you think?  The mug is the size of a small coffee cup; just large enough for an entire bag of peanut butter cups! : )
 I could also see adding a gift card for a coffee shop.  And a stack of cookies could fit in there perfectly, too.  There is also a couple different layering pieces in the template in case you would like to create a patterned cup.  Which I did for my second project.

I wanted to use the template on a card and create a fun dimensional element.  So, I cut a portion of the cup body out of gray card stock as well as one handle.  I used the larger layering piece to cut out a pattern for my mug.  I made a score line about 1/4 inch from each edge of the mug so I could fold them under and adhere them to the card with a bit of a curve to create the dimensional element.  For this card, I also used one of the sentiments that is included with the template.  There are close to 20 coffee/tea themed sentiments that come with it.
My 11 year-old daughter helped me out with brainstorming on this one.  I was having such a hard time getting beyond the mug in my mind.  It was her idea to add some "steam" (which I think is a brilliant idea!) and a button.  I think she nailed it on both accounts.  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week.  I love being inspired by your projects!

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool on Jo's blog. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date and the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until July 13th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of July 17th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Project #1:
Stamps: Verve "World's Greatest"
Templates: The Cutting Cafe "3D Cup"

Penny's Challenge #336--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #12--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Crafty Gals #130--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #290--anything goes with uplifting sentiment

Card #2:
Stamps: The Cutting Cafe "3D Cup" sentiments; Mark's Finest Papers "Java Time" coffee rings
Template: The Cutting Cafe "3D Cup"
Dies: MFT "Fancy Flourish" and "Label STAX"

Southern Girls--ribbon or twine (I used both)
Craft D Bow-Z--anything goes with handmade bow
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Sheep Ski Designs #4--square cards  (it's not an exact square but pretty close)
Crafty Creations #345--anything goes
Inspiration Destination--anything goes
Cards Galore--anything goes


Lisa Minelli said...

Fun card! Your daughter was spot on with the steam....Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Ciao Lisa DT

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful projects Heather. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Angie Jones said...

Love them both.
Angie DT Sister.xx

Penny Light said...

What a wonderful card, I love what you did with the template. The coffee rings are the brilliant add. Well Done! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Heather:
I love your coffee mug gift set and that fabulous card. That coffee ring stain stamp has always been one I've wanted. So super cute. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us. It's always a treat to have you play along, and I hope you'll join us again soon.
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. I'd love to have you stop by my blog to say hello.

Patricia Alvarez said...

Very beautiful projects! Thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck!!! Hugs, Patricia

Laura said...

Very fun projects, Heather! I love them!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

WOW Heather you truly did an amazing job with this coffee mug file!!! Brilliant ideas! Your mug for your husband is just so beautiful! I love it! I hope he will love it too! Happy Anniversary to you both! 18 years is such an amazing milestone (at least I think you said 18) lol but nonetheless, congrats! Wish you both many many more years of love and happiness! And your daughter did an amazing job helping you out by giving you the idea of the steam and button! They both look awesome on that card! Love what you have done here and that you had your daughter's help with it. Just beautiful!

cass said...

Great projects. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls for our "Add Ribbon or Twine" Challenge.

Kathy Barnett said...

Such a fun and cute card. I love coffee and yet have never made a card with that theme. I really need to get on that. Your card is lovely and I just love the bow. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes monthly challenge with Craf-Dee BowZ. Kathy

Sherry said...

Gorgeous Creation Heather Love The Pattern I So Love Coffee Haha.. U Dod An Awesome Job On Both Creations.
Your Fellow Dt Sista
Sherry Lynn

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN mug and FABULOUS card!
Love the design of your coffee mug with the pretty bow and "cup stained" background!
Thank You for joining us at the Southern Girls :)

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Beautiful creation. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Crafthazelnut's Patterned Paper. Hope to see you next time.
Hugs, Iwona