Friday, November 14, 2014

Introducing Cuppa Love

You are going to love today's offering from the November Papertrey Ink Release. It's been awhile since we had a shaped card as a new item. Absolutely worth the wait for the Cuppa Love Collection. If you adore vintage style kitchenware, I think you'll fall in love with this set too.

My first card uses the Cuppa Love Die Set to create a shaped card in the shape of this pedestal mug. You simply fold an A2 card and run it through your die cut machine with the top cutting edge just beyond the fold of your card. It might take a second run through, but you'll cut both layers in the shape with a fold at the top.

I also cut the bottom 1/3 of the die on the edge of some Canyon Clay cardstock to create a different colored pedestal. Before I adhered it, I stamped it with the Crackled stamp set and drew a line with a coordinating colored Copic to mimic the look of some glazed pottery.

Also keeping in mind how designs look on pottery, I used bold brush strokes of my Copic to add additional color to my floral motif that I stamped on my mug. And instead of Stamper's Select White Cardstock, I used Rustic White for all those imperfect flecks.

How great is that tea bag die? It hangs on a string and brings a cheery message. Can't wait to make more of these!

Next up, I have another card with another folded card element. This time the Cuppa Love mug has been shortened and the fold is on the side. The whole thing is adhered to a Soft Blush A2 card front.

I love this circular floral motif that is included in Cuppa Love. I see it being used plenty on cards, mug shaped and regular A2. Just so pretty and vintage.

When you untuck the corner of the mug from underneath the butterfly, the mug opens to reveal a sentiment. I used the new Keep It Simple: Get Well to top a full sized sentiment from Inside/Out: Well Wishes. A tea bag was created using the Tiny Tags die.

I cut a Life Is Beautiful butterfly die and folded it in half. The bottom wing is adhered to the card. I made sure the body was NOT adhered, so I could use it to hold my mug in place. The corner of the mug can slip underneath and my folded element stays in place.

Hope you love this set as much as I do! So very cute and unique. It's sure to bring cheer to whomever receives a get well card using it.

Cuppa Love and all the other new November products can go in your cart tomorrow night, November 15th at 10 PM EST at

More Cuppa Love inspiration below. Thanks for stopping by:

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Maile Belles
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillips
Danielle Flanders
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Ashley Cannon Newell


Orange and Blue Mug
Stamps: Cuppa Love, Crackled
Dies: Cuppa Love
Cardstock: Canyon Clay, Rustic White, Fine Linen
Ink: Terracotta Tile, Enchanted Evening, Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Blueberry Sky

Butterfly Mug
Stamps: Cuppa Love, Keep It Simple: Get Well Wishes, Inside/Out: Well Wishes
Dies: Cuppa Love, Button Stackers, Life is Beautiful, Ting Tags, Be Happy
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Soft Blush, Ocean Tides, Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet
Berry Sorbet Gingham Patterned Paper, Soft Blush Simple Stripe
Ocean Tides Ink


  1. These are both beautiful! Love the gingham trim on the second card!

  2. Oh Erin, these are wonderful! So retro, sparked with colorful fun! Love the butterflies. Crackled stamp? Genius!

  3. That pottery mug on your 1st card is gorgeous with all your "realistic" details. And your butterfly closure on the 2nd card is gorgeous, too!

  4. Very creative cards and the attention to detail!!! The card with the butterflies is just awesome!

  5. Okay, so it was you, Erin, who convinced me that it didn't matter that it was a right-handed mug. I Love your two cards so so much.

  6. Oh, my word!...These are awesome!!! Love!

  7. Oh these cards are beautiful! And your details are too clever...crackle & butterflies - genius!

  8. OMG OMG OMG!! I LOVE your Cards!! Such FUN Designs!! I LOVE the Butterfly Card!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!! =)

  9. Fabulous designs. I really like how you folded the mug on the second card and had it positioned on the side of the card. The butterfly at the top of the cup is so cute.

  10. Wow! You are so creative! Thank you so much for sharing!

  11. Beautiful!! Love the colors you chose.