This was my first Stampin' Up! event so I was curious and excited about meeting face to face people I have met online and having the opportunity to see in advance the new stamps and tools from the Spring - Summer Catalog 2017, get training, participate in "make and takes" and try products before buying them, and I was also looking forward for the swaps.
Almost all the Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who attend to this kind of events make a project to swap it for other Demos projects but 2 days before the event I still couldn't make my mind about what to do. I though I won't be able to make it.
I had the chance to be chosen as display stamper for this convention and the weeks previos the event were very very busy for me also because my family and I did travel abroad for holidays and I wasn't allowed to take stamps to the beach... So I had just over 2 weeks to make 15 samples for the display boards. This is not easy with a toddler and a 8 months baby around but I manage to finish all on time! Woop Woop.
Make sure to come back to my blog next week to have a look at what I made with new items. Ill be sharing pictures and a video about how to use them.
Ok so getting back to my swaps ... I really wanted to make an original project but it wasn't possible so my salvation was a video from Alexandra Grape , she is a German SU Demonstrator and in her video she shows the swaps she got in a previos Stampin' Up! convention. Amongst them I could see a super cool paper tea cup that catches my attention! I didn't see something like that before and I thought it might be a great swap as is an easy easy and quick project and also light weight so I could easily carry them during a flight.
The original idea seems to be by Regina Nimschewsky (German Stampin' Up! Demonstrator) and as I couldn't find Regina's Blog, a similar project or video tutorial. I had to find my own way to make it just by observing Regina's sample in Alexandra's video.
At first glance I though Regina used the Envelope Punch Board to make this cups and maybe she did, but I found easier to make them using The Gift Bag Punch Board by Stampin' Up!
I made 3 cups from 1 single sheet of DSP (6"x6" | 15x15cm). 15 cups with base plates will require 2 sheets of cardstock and 5 sheets of DSP. The finished cup measures about 1-1/2" tall and 2-1/4" width ( 4x6cm) this is only an estimate as you can alter the height of the cup.Have a look at the video tutorial with more details
And if you are in a hurry please jump to the minute 4" so you can see straight away how I assemble this project, the rest of the video is complementary info.
This is the sketch to make your own paper tea cups.
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