Mini Coffee Cup Tips & Tricks

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Mini Coffee Cup Tips & Tricks

When the *new* Coffee Café Bundle was released, I think most of us – especially the coffee drinkers – were thrilled, but there was a little bit of concern over the versatility of the smallest cup in the framelit set. It cuts out images from the Coffee Break DSP – which is awesome by the way – but doesn’t have a coordinating stamp.

However, this isn’t the first time a framelit doesn’t have a stamped image, there are stacks of them in the catalogue and today I’m going to share some ideas with you to get the most out of that little cup 🙂

Little Paper Party, Coffee Cup Framelits, Sprinkles of Life, Coffee Break DSP, #6.jpg

My card today was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest and even though I don’t have this many cups of coffee each day, I do like the idea of it 😉

You’ll see I have the mini cups as my stack and most of them are die cut from Whisper White cardstock, to add a little interest I also cut a few from the coordinating Coffee Break DSP. The lids were cut from Early Espresso cardstock and the sleeves from the wood grain pattern in the same DSP pack.

The sentiment is from Sprinkles of Life, this is a set that’s been in the catalogue for a few years now and has a coordinating punch that punches out several versatile mini shapes. If you don’t have this one and like punches, it’s well worth a look 🙂

I added a little background interest with the coffee rings from Timeless Textures and the steam is one of the swirls from Eastern Beauty. These were stamped in Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock for a subtle look.

I adhered this layer to a Whisper White one with just a narrow border and then attached this to an Early Espresso base with dimensionals – I just had to pop something up! 😉

Little Paper Party, Coffee Cup Framelits, Sprinkles of Life, Coffee Break DSP, #4

I kept the inside quite simple and added a layer of Whisper White with a 1″ strip of Coffee Break DSP down one side. I love this coffee ring pattern and thought it tied in nicely with the ones on the front 🙂

Little Paper Party, Coffee Cup Framelits, Sprinkles of Life, Coffee Break DSP, #1

Tip 1:
This mini coffee cup framelit is sized to cut out two different cups from the Coffee Break DSP, but it’s not limited to just that. You can cut them out of plain or stamped cardstock, or any DSP you’d like. Several of our stamp sets have tiny images that could create lots of different drinks.

Tip 2:
The lids were cut from solid cardstock and the sleeves from the Coffee Break DSP and trimmed to fit, use the ridges and nubs as guides, and your embellishments will fit perfectly 🙂

Tip 3:
You don’t have to cut out the entire cup for these little accent pieces, trim your cardstock or paper to a little larger than the segment you want and die cut from that. For example: I cut the wood grain DSP to 3/4″ to die cut the sleeves and only had a tiny bit of waste after I’d trimmed them down. These little die cuts are also perfect for using up the scraps that paper crafter seem to accumulate as well 🙂

Tip 4:
These little cups don’t have to be just for coffee, they could be for any hot take away drink or trim off the nubs on the sides and you have a perfect milkshake container or just a plain glass.

I hoped you liked my project today and that you’ll find these tips useful to get more from this framelit. This technique can be used for other framelits as well and is a great way to make your supplies go further.

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Mini Coffee Cup Tips & Tricks | Supplies

Coffee Cup Framelits // 143745

Eastern Beauty // 143675
Sprinkles of Life // 139971
Timeless Textures // 140517

Coffee Break DSP // 144155
Crumb Cake cardstock // 121685
Early Espresso cardstock // 121686
Whisper White cardstock // 106549

Crumb Cake ink pad // 126975
Early Espresso ink pad // 126974

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