If you're a hot drink sort of fan, this project would be a fun gift to share with a friend. Especially with the surprise they'd get when opening the lid. If you don't want to add our suggested insert, you could add a couple of keurig cups or a gift card to their favorite shop.
The Takeout Coffee cup file is from Simply Crafty Svgs. A very easy file to use and assemble. The large version was used for our project. The penguin head is from the Penguin Explosion Box also from Simply Crafty Svgs.
After finding some fun mechanisms created by Rob Ives, I thought I could use the Spring Mechanism with this project. The mechanism itself is easy to assemble and use.
(image from RobIves.com website)
Two flaps were glued to the top of the inside of the spring mechanism and to the underside of the head. There are also 2 flaps glued to the bottom of the mechanism and are glued to the inside bottom of the cup. The flaps provide the stability in keeping the spring mechanism vertical in the cup.
Mat and cut the cup as designed. No changes necessary. The penguin head is resized to a smaller size -- you may want to test the perfect size for you if you use the spring assembly as designed or change the size. The penguin head pieces were resized to 70% of the original design size.
(a short video can be seen here)
AC cardstock was used for each base construction Digital papers used in this project are Snowed In from Echo Park. The cup panels and band are filled with papers from the collection using SCAL 5 Pro. The stitched heart is also from the collection. Ink the edges of the panels in a compatible color. All base elements and print to cut images are cut using the Skycut C24.
AC Cardstock (white, black, yellow)
white gel pen
holographic glitter pen
Bearly Art Glue
SCAL 5 Pro
Spring Mechanism (RobIves.com) - Spring file used in this project is found here.
Thanks for stopping by! Hoping your creative time this year has been plentiful and will continue to be so. Have a happy day!