Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Introducing... : )

Today i have a new little CoffeeCupAlbum edition coming out on 2peas... and for some reason this one is my favorite one to date. I want to show you here (with a tutorial) how i made the cover. Leave me a comment and you can win the cover (that i am showing how to make) and a set of the downloads! : )




So this is the cover we will be making today.


Take a tall Starbucks cup and remove the bottom and roll up the rim (like i explain in the instructions)





I usually sand the inside of the cup to make it adhere to the cardboard more easily.



After you have stretched the cup out, (again refer to the instructions) you are ready to start.



 
I used some Jenni Bowlin for Ranger ink (brown sugar) and sprayed the top of the cup. Add a few extra shots so that the ink start to drip off.

I used my Making Memories slice and cut out some leaves for the cover.

The cards i used are Paper Reverie and the Think Pink card.

Adhere the leaves to the front of the cover. I used Scotch's quick dry glue.

Next add something pink. I love the Making Memories Valentine collection and used the love tickets. I used a hot glue gun and adhered it so the natural bend of the ticket was still obvious.

I printed out the little hedge hog (part of the PNG files of the kit) and then using a 2½ inch scallop punch, i punched it out. Then i punched out another piece of white paper and using glue, adhered them together to make one strong scalloped circle.

Using the hot glue gun, i adhered the hedge hog on top of the love tickets. as you can see in the picture, it gives a lovely 3D effect.

I added some small details from Making Memories Flutter collection.

Here you can see the little flowers i added. ❀

Next i covered the whole cover with modge podge. I love the idea of making the cover water proof and it also gives it a finished look.

Using my cropodile, i inserted 2 white eyelets to thread the ribbon through. : ) and that's your cover. Now you can just print the pages, add your pictures and some writing and you have a gorgeous little album.


Remember to leave me a comment to stand a chance to win this cover and the downloads of the pages. If you have any questions, please also leave a comment.

love and a kiss






Would anyone be interested in buying an already printed version of the CoffeeCupAlbums?
Included will be:
1. one coffeecup (just the cup, unadorned)
2. all 6 pages
3. the image for the front

i am thinking of putting all this together and the you can buy it and i will mail it out the same day. The price will be around $15 to 20 depending on how far i have to mail it.
This is just a poll. You are not committing to buy anything here! : )

Would you like the option to buy a printed version of these albums?
yes
no





  

32 comments :

Reyna said...

This is an awesome idea! Love it!

Tonia Grant said...

I just simply love it!

Angela M said...

Wilna,

Which Making memories Slice card made those beautiful leaves? It's all so pretty!

Angela

Lisa said...

This is really cute. I was surprised it is made out of a cup - I thought it was the holder. Would love to try making one of these.

Lexi said...

This is just too stinkin cute!! A brilliant idea using the cup as a cover. i'm off to Two Peas to check this cuteness out ;)

caro said...

Today, while we were packing boxes to move, my daughter & I found two little hedgehog toys. They live with us because of the time she sang in her concert "nice,hot, strong, cup-of-tea!" - Miss Tiggy Winkle by Beatrix Potter. Your new album inspires me to record her, my & granny's love of the creatures Beatrix drew ....

Tammy W said...

I think that is great. The tutorial is wonderful. It reminds me to look outside of my usual pattern of scrapbooking to consider usings/doing other techniques.

Rachel C said...

What a great idea! I can't wait for spring to be here. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi Roux said...

this one is SOOOOO cute!!! LOVE it!!!

Kimberly White said...

Beautiful cover Wilna!

Janka said...

thanks for sharing your amazing cover. i love it.

Terry said...

I've seen lots of You Tube video's that other people have used your coffee cup designs and am in love with your style. This one is wonderful and I love how you show us step by step how we can make one!

Sarabeth said...

what a brilliant idea! i'm in love :) thanks for sharing your secrets and for the chance to win :)

have a great week!

sarabeth

Dani Donner said...

How adorable, Wilna!!!


I'm a HUGE fan of all your Starbucks Minis!!!

amandajane said...

So cute!

Anonymous said...

I love the spring mini! I have been wanting to attempt one for so long. I love all the animals. Perfect for little ones or big people alike.
Teresa

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

oh wilna! this is just beautiful! i love the drip too!

Michelle said...

Wake up and smell the coffee! How did I miss this before? lol ... not to worry! I'm here now!!! LOL!! I love this :) Thanks for sharing!

Shan Herren said...

This is the cutest thing ever!

Nancy Bergenske said...

All of your coffee cup albums are adorable, but I especially love the groundhog as it reminds me of Jan Brett. Thanks for the chance to win and the fabulous tutorial!!

Roxanne said...

I think all your coffee cup albums are amazing!!! I have one printed out that I just need to put together. I love how you have the dark stain/drip on this version. And who could not see how adorable those spring animals are?!!!

Sandra said...

As always, another wonderful coffe cup album! And so cute for the upcoming spring!
Thanks a lot for the chance to win a version and also for sharing also the "howtodo" with us!

Julia said...

Cute little album. Love the artsy cover. Thanks for the chance to win.

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Though I do not drink coffee, I would go to starbucks just for the idea. How cute is that? Love it. I was told about your blog by a friend and love your studio. I have shared it with others.
Thanks for sharing.

Dianekirtley said...

I just love this one. It's so different from the rest.
I love starbucks so naturally anything that has anything to do with coffee, I am gonna love!

The Mad Scrapper said...

WOW, I really really love the idea of using paper coffee cups to make a mini album. I can't even remember how many cups I've thrown away and all along I could of saved them.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Wilna said...

@Lexi

i think we are all doing our part for recycling by making these albums! ; )

Angela Fehr said...

I avoid using my printer as much as possible so I would love a pre-printed version!
thanks for the tute!

Gail said...

I've done several mini's with the Starbuck's cup holders. . . but I really love the idea of using the cup too! The little storybook animals are so adorable, especially the little hedgehog...

I love to reuse and recreate items we use everyday...

TFS!

Julie said...

I LOVE this. We have hedgehogs for pets so this will is a must for us to make and record the love of our pets!

Peggy said...

The best of both - coffe and an album. How great is that.

papertrails leaver said...

This is so very cool! Love the spray mist paint on the front. I can never seem to get mine to the effect of yours looking so fab and all. The kit idea sounds like a great idea! Thanks for sharing this! :-) Amy