A Little Cup of Love…

Here’s a 3-D project we made in my classes this week that seemed to be a hit.  I know these are in a lot of places, but I first saw this little cup on Frances Martin’s blog and watched her video.


This little cup is actually 4 1/2″ tall and holds a nice amount of chocolate or whatever you’d like to place inside.  Perfect for Valentine’s or a luncheon.  Maybe tea and biscuits for someone who is ill.  I like this little 3-D project because it is versatile and only uses 1/2 of a 12×12 DSP sheet.  Would you like to have the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one?  Here you go…


  • Paper:  DSP (your choice)
  • Ink:  Calypso Coral and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Build a Bouquet
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine, Something Borrowed Embellishments, Washi Tape, Doily, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and 4″ Circle Framelit


  • The cup DSP is 6″ x 9″, scored on the 9″ side at every inch mark and on the 6″ side at 1 1/2″
  • Cut a 1/2″ x 7″ piece of DSP for the handle.
  • Two 1 3/4″ Circles Punched from coordinating cardstock.
  • One 4″ Circle of coordinating cardstock.
  • Burnish all score lines with bone folder.  The 1 1/2″ scored side is the bottom of the cup.  Cut out one rectangle on one side of the bottom.  Then cut from the bottom on each vertical score line to the 1 1/2″ score line to create tabs.
  • Use Fast Fuse or Sticky Tape on the side where you cut away the bottom rectangle and glue the other side of the cup to this side.
  • Now turn your cup upside down and place a dab of Tombow glue on one tab.  Fold the tab across from this one on top and add another dab of glue.  Keep turning down opposite sides and gluing until all tabs are glued.  Place glue on one of the 1 3/4″ circles and cover the bottom of the cup tabs.
  • Turn your cup right side up and glue the second 1 3/4″ circle to the inside of the cup for support.  Place something inside the cup to hold these layers together while drying.
  • Glue the doily to the 4″ circle and the bottom of the cup to these two layers.
  • Place Fast Fuze on opposite sides and ends of the 1″ x 7″ strip.  Place one end at the bottom of the cup and turn the top end under and attach to the side of the cup to create a handle for your cup.
  • That was easy right?  Now all that’s left is to create a pretty tag and tie it along with your embellishment piece to the handle.
  • A little tissue paper and some goodies and you’ve got a great little gift!

I hope you will be inspired to get some of that DSP out and give this little cup a try.  Always let me know if you have any questions….I’m happy to help.

So here is me today…


Yep…today is the beginning of the Sale-A-Bration deals and the launch of the new Occasions Catalog.  So many beautiful things in these catalogs…it just makes me want to dance like Snoopy!

Here is your “B-ism” for today…


Ah yes, my word for 2014.  I hope I was successful in doing just that.  My word this year is “courage”.  Wonder where this word will take me on my journey?

Today I’m inky…and HaPpY!