Monday, 16 May 2016

Stacking Cups!

Hello there :)

Yep... it's a total coincidence that I'm following Tara's cute panda stack yesterday with another one...... mine are colourful cups though, I suppose you could say the tenuous link is China *groan* ;)

I'm back using a DL card base and I've used Avery Elle's Tea Time stamp set and Tea Time Elle-ments dies along with lots of pretty coloured patterned paper to make my cup stack. I've stamped and die cut the two styles of cup on white card and then stamped the cups again on patterned papers before trimming them out, great technique for using those small scraps up.

I varied the areas I trimmed in patterned paper... I had plans to colour the handles with pencils but decided against it in the end. To stack them, I cut a slit in each cup and just tucked them into each other and secured with glue. 
To make the long narrow aperture I used an inside and out stitched rectangle die and partially cut the first rectangle before sliding the die along and passing through the bigshot again to make the longer aperture... I love the way the cups sit in front of the frame :)


I loved picking out patterned papers to use for these, you can be as creative as you want but if paper piecing isn't your thing you could always use the decorative elements in the set to stamp your own patterns and colour the cups yourself :)

Thanks for stopping by
Jenny x


  1. I love this idea and I have that stamp set too. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm off to the store now to add the matching dies to my ever expanding wish list!


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