Friday, February 11, 2022

{CUTplorations Creative Cuts} Carol Makes Mini Cup Cards!

Happy Wednesday, STAMPlorations friends! CUTplorations Creative Cuts is back to putting the spotlight on the thin metal dies we carry in the store. STAMPgirl Carol is sharing projects that showcase CUTplorations dies. Make sure you comment on this post for a chance at a $7 prize code. Every month we draw 10 winners, with the winners randomly drawn from all posts published during the month. The more posts you comment on, the more chances you have.

    

  

Here's Carol with her projects:

Hello, Carol here, welcoming you to my third instalment of projects featuring STAMPlorations CUTplorations Creative Cuts. As you know, Shery has a plethora of thin, cut-like-butter dies in her shop. Words, phrases, tags/frames, images, cutting plates...possibilities galore. If you enjoying playing with dies as much as I do (and I DO!), please be sure to check them out!

In the circles of card-making land that I visit frequently, I've seen a variety of cards that present a stylized version of a one-layer card; namely, a back panel (often reinforced with an additional die-cut layer) with a 'something' on the front that opens as a mini-card. Sort of like a *postcard with a pop-up* format. No need for a full card base, as the front image allows space for a message. So...I've decided to create a set of cards in this fashion, using the super cute solid coffee mug from the Zen Coffee Cup Layering Dies. To create the mini cup cards, fold your paper and place the die just slightly outside the fold line. Run through your machine and voila: an adorable little mug shaped card. For the top piece, use the die as you would normally and adhere over the top of your little card. I've adhered the cup with foam tape, for dimension and for ease in opening.

For three cards, I used the Coffee Backgrounds ATC ephemera as decoration. They fit the die well and add another layer of 'coffee' to the theme.

Hopefully, photos will help you visualize the process. I had a blast making these!


Card 1



Inside


Card 2



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Card 3



Inside


Of course, I had to make a couple of seasonal versions: one Christmas and one Valentine's Day. I reached for papers + stickers from Simple Stories Feelin' Frosty and Doodlebug's Lots of Love collections.

Card 4



Card 5
Clustered Hearts Die (little hearts on the mug)



Hopefully, I've offered inspiration for designing small works-of-art with your CUTplorations dies and assorted STAMPlorations products!

26 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Maura! They are fun to make and something different from a 'usual' card!
      ~c

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    1. Thank you, Glennis! Fun to make something a little bit different!
      ~c

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    1. Thank you, Aimeslee! I'm thrilled you like my project!
      ~c

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  4. Fun ideas with the coffee cup die! Great cards!

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    1. Thank you, Meghan! And yes you do! I only used the solid die; the collection includes some decorative dies, as well! Enjoy shopping!
      ~carol

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  6. Fabulous ways to use
    the dies. The opening
    cups are cute!
    Carla from Arizona

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    1. Thank you so much, Carla! I like the 'mini' card concept, too!
      ~carol

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  7. Nice project share. I like the idea to have the cup open.

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    1. Thank you, Ms. Tamp! The mini cup cards are fun!
      ~carol

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  8. Love these cards and the cup die. Thanks. There's nothing like a mug of coffee or tea!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jeanne! The cup die is wonderful; it also comes with decorative dies.
      ~carol

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  9. What a brilliant idea for a quick but very effective card Carol - love the samples you have shown - they are gorgeous
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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    1. Thank you, Maxine! These were fun - and easy - to make!
      ~carol

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  10. I love using this particular Zen coffee cup die - you did a great job mixing it with the pattern papers and stencils.

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    1. Your sweet comment is making me blush, Becca! Thank you! Glad you love this die collection as much as I do!
      ~carol

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  11. I keep thinking that I need to get this die set. I love how versatile it is. Nice job...

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  12. Love the cup die and great cards. I wonder if there is away to put a gift card inside?

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    1. Thank you so much! I think you could by either taping it inside the mini mug on the front or, rather than making a 'card' style, cut the die and pop up along the bottom/side to create a pocket. Hope this sparks ideas for you...
      ~carol

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  13. I loooove coffee mugs! These are all spectacular ❤

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  14. This is a great way to add a fun coffee cup to the front of the card!

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