Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fun Mothers Day gift you can make

This is a lovely cup that you can fill with goodies of your choice for your Mum.  We made this at our last Mother & Daughter afternoon.  This was a very popular project, so I hope you enjoy creating as much as week did.

You will need:
  • One 9"x41/2" plain cardstock
  • One 4"x4" of the same cardstock
  • Eight 2 3/4"x3/4" coordinating pattern paper
  • Paper Trimmer with scoring tool
  • 2 1/2" circle punch (or template)
  • 1 1/4" circle punch (or template)
  • scissors
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Flowers for decorating
  • Adhesive Pearls for decorating
  • Mini Tag and embroidery thread for decorating
  • Mini Alpha stickers for decorating

To create Cup

Place your 9"x41/2" plain cardstock in your trimmer so the long edge is at the top of your trimmer.  Using your scoring tool score at: 1", 2", 3", 4", 5", 6", 7", and 8".
 Turn your cardstock 1/4 turn so the short edge is at the top of your trimmer now.  Score at 1 1/2".
Cut on each 1 inch line to where the score line intersect. Remove small rectangular end piece and create a flap by notching the ends of the remaining tab.  This flap will be used to hold the cup together.
Turn cardstock over and add adhesive tape to the flap.
 Pre-fold all score lines.
 Adhere the flap to then inside of the cup to form a cylinder.
 Add adhesive tape to opposing flaps and adhere together until all the flaps are secured creating the bottom of you cup.

 Create the Handle

Using either a 2 1/2 circle punch or template, trace and cut (or punch) your circle.
 Once you have your circle fold in half.
 Place the fold into the 1 1/4" punch and punch out half a circle.
 Cut your ring in half.
 Score 1/4" flaps on each flat end.  Repeat on the second half of ring.
 Adhere half rings together with flaps open.
 Adhere handle to cup with your adhesive tape (or a liquid white glue if you prefer)
 Apply adhesive tape to the reverse side of all your Eight 2 3/4"x3/4" coordinating pattern paper.
 Adhere each piece of pattern paper to each flat side of your cup.
Decorate your cup however you wish then fill it will lots of goodies your Mum will love.
Lastly add a mini tag with "for Mum" using some embroidery thread to tie it to the cup handle.

I would love to see how yours turned out.  Feel free to upload your cups to my online gallery (click here for gallery - you will need to be a member of the gallery to upload)

Please leave a comment below, I would love to hear what you think of this project!

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