Paper Teacup Tutorial | my swaps for Stampin' Up! Convention Telford 2016

November 08, 2016

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.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and do not forget that every order £25+ from my Independent Stampin' Up!  Shop  will  also receive a free thank you gift  from me Click here to find the code and customer perks! 

 The gift should be arriving around 15th each month but this month I'm late as I was away and load of work waiting for me. My customer  free goodies are waiting for me to deliver them but I run out of cards and I don't want to send them without a card .. So please hold on tight. I'll send them ASAP!

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  1. oh my goodness, how cute are these?? thanks for sharing Bibi!!

  2. These are adorable. Love your video, and your great instructions. Can't wait to try making some cups for myself.

  3. I love this project, they are so sweet, thank for your time to show us crafters how to make them, I have the envelope punch board and wonder if I could use that, will have to try it, thank you.
    Regards Liz.

    1. I think you can use the envelope punch board for sure . :) thanks for shopping by. X

    2. Bibi - it's the Gift Bag Punch Board that you used, not the Envelope PB. :) xx

    3. Oh darling where I could said that wrong?I can't find the mistake. You are right. Thanks . X Bibi
      oh and I was wondering why we didn't swap on Telford . I don't remember.

  4. These teeny-tiny tea-cups really are super cute you're right Bibi - great case - thanks for sharing your video and instruction with the optional fussy cuttting diagram. :) xx

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Christine. Hugs. x Bibi

  5. You did a wonderful job of this, Bibi. These would be sweet on a tree too.

    1. thank you very much! thats a great idea. x Bibi

  6. thank you for being so kind as to share these with us, they are utterly darling and I think would make a stunning 'thank you for coming to my party' gift for my daughters birthday party!


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