Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Punchy Cup Instructions

Holy smokes, I got a such nice response to the punchy cup I posted yesterday, and requests on how to do it!  I'm usually the one copying other people's good ideas, and rarely have one of my own, so I'm thrilled that other people liked my idea. :-D

Okay, here goes my very first tutorial of my own original idea. *gulp*
Click on any image to enlarge it, if needed.

First, you'll need the Stampin' Up! Small Oval Punch (107304), Large Oval Punch (107305), and Wide Oval Punch (112082).  Note: If you don't have 'em, you can order them by clicking on the catalog under where it says My Stampin' Up! Website on the right.

Now punch some Real Red cardstock with all three punches, and sponge some darker ink (I used Soft Suede) on the edges of the smaller two ovals. Glue the smallest oval onto the medium oval so it's slightly closer to one side.  It's all about perspective!

With the largest oval, punch some Chocolate Chip, or whatever color you want your beverage to be.  Soft Suede looks like tea to me.  Close to Cocoa looks like, well, cocoa. Go figure. ;-)

Now comes the tricky part.  Slide the largest oval into the Wide Oval Punch and center the narrow end of the oval up against the front of the punch where the pointy tab is located.  Punch off the end.  Do this with the Chocolate Chip piece, as well.  You should have pieces that look like this:

Now glue your "beverage" to the inside of the cup rim, as shown below:

That piece gets glued to the inside of the cup:

Please ignore the inky fingers in the photo!  That poor woman really could use a manicure.  Poor, neglected creature....

Next comes the cup handle.  Using the smallest oval punch, cut into the cardstock at an angle.  Then use the medium oval punch, lining it up just inside the previous cut.  You may want to experiment to get the shape/size you want.

Next you'll want to flatten the bottom of the cup a wee bit.  I used the Wide Oval Punch for this, but you could use scissors or a craft knife if you want. Sponge darker ink around the sides and bottom of the cup.

Now you just glue the handle to the cup, sponge darker ink on the handle, glue the cup to the saucer, add some white gel pen highlights, and voila!  A punchy cup!

I think you could make a gorgeous "china" tea cup if you used some designer series paper instead of cardstock.  Or use the cardstock with some of the fabulous Stampin' Up! rub-ons!  The possibilities are nearly endless!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Happy stamping (or punching, as the case may be)!


  1. Brilliant! This is a great idea and an easy to understand tutorial! I can't wait to try it!

  2. Great tutorial! You are a natural at explaining clearly. More! More! More! :)

  3. Great one my friend!

  4. wowza! I love this and love your tutorial-great job and thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Wow, that's really cool! Glad I saw your 'link to your latest' post on SA today!!

  6. LOVE IT! Great tutorial, too. Can't wait to make this - thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Oh...glasshoppa...you make me proud! Unbelievable...your imagination never ceases to amaze me. Love it, and love you!

  8. Great tutorial! I may have to case this after the holidays.


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