Cup Card

by Vickie Maduzia

Add a three dimensional cup to your card front.


  • Small cup

  • Cardstock quarter sheet for template

  • Vellum cardstock, quarter sheet

  • Sponge

  • Water-based inkpads in fruity colors

  • Paper cutter with scoring blade

  • Sticky Strip™ or other double-sided, extra-tacky tape

  • Micro beads

  • Mini glue dots

  • Straw and umbrella, optional


  1. Step 1

    Make a re-usable template by tracing a small cup onto cardstock. Use a paper cutter for straight edges.

  2. Step 2

    Trace template onto vellum cardstock, and then cut shape.

  3. Step 3

    Sponge ink onto cup shape.

  4. Step 4

    Lay cup shape on paper cutter, and score 1/8" from the edge.

  5. Step 5

    Repeat on opposite side.

  6. Step 6

    Cut off the top pointy corners.

  7. Step 7

    Apply Sticky Strip™ to top edge of cup.

  8. Step 8

    Dredge in micro beads.

  9. Step 9

    Apply several mini glue dots along each folded edge of your cup, making sure they don't overlap the edge.

  10. Step 10

    Adhere left side of cup to the background you've created for your card. Bend the cup slightly before adhering the right side to the card.

  11. Step 11 (Optional)

    Try using glue dots to add a drink umbrella and straw to the cup. Cut the umbrella in half first.

  12. Step 12

    Finished card.


Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

this is fantastic! i love the summer theme and can't wait to try it.
Corris  |  Sat Feb 23, 2008 at 5:55 PM
This is adorable... I will eventually try it out. TFS
Jennifer  |  Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 9:08 AM
Oh my! This is so stinkin' cute! How did I not see this for so long!! I'm off to copy this immediately! smile
Clamchelle  |  Sun Mar 2, 2008 at 5:23 AM
OMG I have the perfect pictures to go with this in a scrapbook layout. Thank you so much for sharing!
Kelly  |  Mon Mar 3, 2008 at 10:09 PM
About mailing- what accomodations would you make to mail and how much would that cost?
pattyo_stamp  |  Tue Mar 4, 2008 at 6:24 PM
I love the card, I'm thinking of making my daughter's wedding shower invite's. They are having a destination wedding so the design is perfect, I was wondering what accomodations I would have to make to mail and how much it would cost.
kathy finger  |  Sat Mar 22, 2008 at 6:56 AM
This card is so stinking cute! I am deffiantely keeping this in my idea folder! I can't wait for the opportunity to make this.
Heather B  |  Tue Apr 1, 2008 at 12:40 PM
This idea is really neat for a bon voyage card I will be making. Thanx for the great idea. What did you use to create the "sand" look at the bottom of the page?
Heather Mc  |  Sat Apr 12, 2008 at 1:38 PM
I love this idea. It would make a great "margaritaville" party theme. How did you get the look of sand on the bottom of your card?
Wendy  |  Thu Apr 17, 2008 at 1:20 PM
This is adorable; I can't wait to try this.
Wanda Mc  |  Fri May 2, 2008 at 9:21 PM
howdid you get the sand look
PATRICIA  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 12:06 PM
What and awesome idea!!! wow! smile
pesc  |  Sun Jun 22, 2008 at 5:31 AM
Cuuuuuuuuute! I love it! Thanks to Dawns Stampin Thoughts for guiding me here.
Lori A.  |  Sun Jun 22, 2008 at 7:36 AM
LOVE this! How did I miss this?? This looks like a Tequila Sunrise?? YUMMM! TFS a Great Tutorial!
Yvonne  |  Sun Jun 22, 2008 at 8:22 AM
Just Love your tutorials.. I never ever imagined the inspiration you have both spiritually and creative. I would lke to thank you because I have met one other person who has a deep direct line to the God. And you both keep me strong and inspired.
avis  |  Sun Jun 22, 2008 at 11:29 AM
this is a fantastic card idea with many options cannot wait to give it a go thanks for inspiration
andrea  |  Tue Jun 24, 2008 at 3:02 AM
OH My gosh this is incredible fun!
kimk  |  Sun Jul 6, 2008 at 11:25 AM
I love your card, I just wanted to know-what are micro-beads? Help!!!

Thank you
Linda Fisher  |  Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 5:06 PM
This is fabulous!!! Will have to try tonight when everyone is asleep!
Mel  |  Tue Jul 29, 2008 at 3:07 PM
How did you get the sand look for this card? Was the card stock designer series paper or did you paint the sun and water yourself??

Ashley  |  Tue Aug 5, 2008 at 11:40 AM

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