Friday, March 2, 2012

Scored Coffee Cup Tutorial

I created this project for the “something you’ve been wanting to do” CreativeCrew challenge. I have been wanting to create a 3D coffee project for sometime now. This uniquely shaped coffee mug is made with the simply scored (body) the labels framelits die (handle) and the blossom and eyelet border punch (bottom & rim).

This project is perfect for the coffee lover. Without the handle it could also be an interesting container that could be filled with small treats. If you would like to make your own, just follow my tutorial below.

Want to play along with the Creative Crew challenges? Here are the challenge Deets: CCREW0312HF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM -- Holiday focus: Let's celebrate national crafting month! Pull that idea you've been "wanting to do" out and create it. You can use any theme, maybe you have an Easter project, maybe you have a decor or centerpiece idea, maybe you've been wanting to do something with fabric? Any theme is okay, but show us your artistic, creative, involved crafty side. Use the first attached photo to inspire your creativity.

Scored Coffee Cup Tutorial
Step One:

1. Start with a piece of 5-½” x 12” designer series paper. Designer paper is easier to work with for the main body of this project. On the long side, score at 2”, 4”, 6” 8” and 10”. Make sure the pattern that you want to face outwards is facing down for this step. Please note: Use the SMALL ball on your stylus to ensure precise scoring for all scoring on this piece. Be careful not to press too hard or the paper will tear.

Step Two

2. Flip the paper over so that the pattern that you want to have facing outward is up. Make a pencil mark at 5/8”, 1-3/8”, 2-5/8”, 3-3/8”, 4-5/8”, 5-3/8”, 6-5/8”, 7-3/8”, 8-5/8”, 9-3/8”, 10-5/8” and 11-3/8”.

Step Three

3. Turn the paper 180 degrees so that the other long side is facing up. Still with the outside pattern facing up, mark a pencil mark at 1/8”, 1-7/8”, 2-1/8”, 3-7/8”, 4-1/8”, 5-7/8”, 6-1/8”, 7-7/8”, 8-1/8”, 9-7/8”, 10-1/8” and 11-7/8”.

Step Four

4. Align the 1/8” mark from the long side to the mark 5/8” in on the opposite side along the 6” score groove. Use your stylus tool to score between the two marks. Note: Darken the 6” groove of your scoring tool with a Sharpie to make alignment easier.

Step Five

5. Next score from the 1-7/8” mark to the 1-3/8” mark and so on. Please note: The yellow dotted line shows the line that is being scored. The red dotted line shows the score mark from step 4. None of the score lines will cross each other and each pencil mark will only be aligned and scored once.

Step Six

6. Continue to score all the diagonals along the length of the paper (12 total, including the two from steps 4 & 5). Here is how your scored piece should look when you have finished scoring all the diagonals. The red lines show the diagonal scores. The blue lines show the straight scores.

Step Seven

7. Fold along the score lines making 5 valleys in the pattern that will be on the outside of the cup.

Step Eight

8. Glue each of the five valleys together using tombo mono multi glue. Press down along each seam to make sure the folds are adhered together well.

Step Nine

9. Here is what the piece looks like with all the valleys glued together.

Step Ten

10. Cut a label with the 4th largest label Framelits die. Score this piece in half lengthwise.

Step Eleven:

11. Fold the label piece in half along the score line. Use a bone folder to flatten the fold. Take the short side of the same labels framelit and run it through on the folded label piece.

Step Twelve

12. Glue the halves of the handle piece together.

Step Thirteen

13. Flip the coffee cup piece over so that the inside is facing up. Glue the handle onto one of the end tabs.

Step Fourteen

14. Put glue all along the end tab.

Step Fifteen

15. Bring together the end tabs to form cup. Hold together the seam until it has sealed.

Step Sixteen

16. Punch a bottom for the cup out of the blossom punch (item# 125603). Score each petal of the blossom by lining up the end of one of the petals with the side rail of the simply scored. Score along the 1” mark (or four score grooves in). Repeat for each petal.

Step Seventeen

17. Bend each petal along the score line. Put a piece of double-sided adhesive on each of the petals.

Step Eighteen

18. Remove adhesive liner. Adhere to the bottom of coffee cup. You will need to put your hand inside the cup to give the sides support when you are pressing down on each petal.

Step Nineteen

19. Here is what the bottom of the coffee cup looks like when the petals are adhered.

Step Twenty

20. Punch six Eyelet Border Punch segments, starting with a piece of card stock ¾” wide. Angle cut each of the 3 scallop long sections.

Step Twenty-one

21. Adhere each Eyelet Border piece to the rim of the coffee cup.

Step Twenty-two

22. Fill the coffee cup with K-cups or other small treats. Decorate as desired.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies: Stamp Set: Morning Cup; Paper: Well Worn; Card Stock: Early Espresso; Ink: Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede,Pink Pirouette; Early Espresso; Punches: Blossom, Eyelet Border, Decorative Label, Modern Label; Soft Suede 3/8” Taffeta; Victoria Lace Crochet Trim; Pearl Jewels; Black Embossing Powder; Heat Tool; Big Shot; Labels Collection Framelits; Simply Scored; Crop-a-dile. Other Supplies: K-cups, Cello Bags

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  1. My goodness Brenda, I'm speechless, this coffe cup is sooooo beautiful! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I'm going to make these!
    I would like to transform the template into a Studio cutting file(silhouette) May I?

  2. super fun project! thank you for sharing with us. This will be on my inspiration blog post today.

  3. I just LOVE this coffee cup!!!! You are so very talented lady!! Thank you so very much for teaching me how to make it too!! I will be CASing this for sure. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Very Nice. Going to try this one.

    1. VERY NICE!!!!!!!! This would also make a nice Tea Cup----just shorter! Thanks for showing us! :)

  5. Great project, love it! TFS

  6. These are amazing!!! I am hosting a scrapbooking retreat next weekend and am going to make these for each of my ladies!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  7. Whoah, this totally blows my mind! I LOVE THIS and have repinned it for a rainy day =D Thank you so much for inspiring me this morning!

  8. Sharon SteinwandMarch 2, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Hokey schmokies - this looks a bit complicated. I love seeing such a thorough tutorial - really admire both the talent and the time you dedicate to sharing instructions like this. I'm quite new to your blog, but definitely a fan who will return!

  9. OMG this is super cute & the paper is gorgeous too!

  10. Wow, loved this so much I had to sit down and make it as soon as I saw it! I knew I didn't have the framelit for the handle, but didn't realize the bottom was the new blossom punch til I got done. Don't have that either yet. But my UL stopped by to get some catties, and had the punch in her car. So yea, I got the bottom on it! Thanks for such a great tutorial! You do such a great job of explaining confusing things.

  11. Very detailed but looks like it is well worth the trouble!

  12. Ummmm...WOW!!! I have no other words.

  13. I am just blown away with your ingenuity!! This is freaking awesome. Thank you for sharing this. Can't wait to try it.

  14. WOW Brenda! This is DELICIOUS!!! LOVE IT!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  15. I saw this a couple days ago and thought, 'way to hard for me', but couldn't get out of my brain. I finally sat down mapped out the digital file and it worked perfectly! I had to create my own handle; trims on top and bottom but it still is great. I am so excited to find this blog!!

  16. Thank you SO much for this tutorial! I will be sharing your post on my blog on 6/18/2012.

  17. Nice Coffeé Cup an thanks for inspiration.

    Hugs BAstelfeti

  18. me encanta este blog, puros tutoriales excelentes!!!!
    me estoy haciendo adicta a el !!
    saludos :D