Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 15 with our theme of Anything But Cards. This was a big challenge for me as I tend to make just cards, so it was a hard thinking outside my comfort zone.
One of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog is the Merry Café stamp set. One of the things I think about with the cooler weather approaching, is having a hot cocoa or apple cider to keep warm on a chilly day. This stamp set has you covered not only for the various holidays but also for your favorite holiday beverages.
A couple of months ago, I spotted a pack of the paper cups with the lids that you can use for hot drinks and bought them thinking they would make a fun project. Fast forward to now and I have used them for this project to show you how with just some paper, ink and stamps, you can decorate these cute cups for the holidays.
The first cup I decorated for the Fall and we all know the craze of Pumpkin Spice Latte is in full swing, so I thought this cute sentiment was perfect. I also used a strip of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to decorate the Early Espresso belly band on the cup. I heat embossed the sentiment with Copper Embossing powder on Very Vanilla cardstock and matted it onto a scalloped circle of Cajun Craze cardstock, all colors from the color palette of the DSP.
The second cup has a Christmas flavor to it, with the traditional red and green theme. I used Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green cardstock with Whisper White for my colors which coordinate with the Be Merry Designer Series Paper I used to embellish the belly band. I heat embossed the sentiment with Silver embossing powder.
I love the traditional colors of Christmas, but this would work well with other combinations for a winter theme using blue tones with the silver embossing or you could use any of the other Designer Series Paper packs available in the Holiday catalog to create a variety of different cup designs.
Until Next time.
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