Wonderland Tea Party Folio Part 3

Hi everyone! I am back with the final post of the Wonderland Tea Party Folio series. If you missed the first two posts you can find them HERE and HERE.

This page has no pockets or flaps but I used a printable as the main focus and added a leftover bit of decorative cardstock, lace and pom pom trim.

I dug into my stash of Prima flowers which I layered, added a button and used the leaf and leaf sprig thinlits from the Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits to finish off the flower.

I used the other insert that I had cut from the Photo Box Folder Diecut (retired) as an insert. All I added to it was the pointing finger sticker that I had in my stash.

I created this page with an assortment of printables, teacups, ticket stubs and a rabbit. The pocket holds a tag and cut a part and next to that is the Waterfall card that I cut from the Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits. I glued three of the sides down to create a “pocket” to hold more tags.

This page I created a belly band to hold a little book.

The book I created from an assortment of scraps of cardstock, notebook paper and a page from an Alice in Wonderland story book.

I did take the largest tag thinlit and folded a piece of patterned cardstock in half, placed slightly below the “cut” of the thinlit to create a page to sew into this book.

The last page of the journal I kept pretty simple. I created a double pocket from a printable and dressed it up with more Prima flowers and another leaf thinlit.

I didn’t mention in the previous posts about the closure I “was” going to use on my folio. I had actually punched holes, added brads and strung elastic to hold the journal together but I didn’t go back far enough with the holes on the journal to keep the elastic in place…it kept slipping off. So I adhered a small strip of cardstock to the back of the journal and on the inside I glued a piece of cardstock on three sides to create a pocket. Not what I had originally envisioned but it works!

I hope you have enjoyed following along on the process of this journal and as always if you have questions about this project please let me know.


SIzzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

SIzzix/Eileen Hull: Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookbinding and Label Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlit

SIzzix/Where Women Create: Photo Box Folder Diecut (retired)

Paper Cutter

Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheets

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesives


File Folder

Patterned and Plain Cardstocks

Buttons, Prima Flowers, Ephemera, Stickers

Alice in Wonderland Printables

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Thanks for stopping by hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Fall Tea Cup

Hi everyone and Happy November! I want to share an Autumn themed tea cup I created for ClearSnap! 

I started by printing out a Tea Cup Printable from Layers of Color which is found on Pinterest. I printed on burnt orange cardstock and fussy cut tea cup and saucer images out and adhered all pieces together, including a paper doily that I added to the sauce before adhering to the cup. I also glued a small wadded piece of tissue paper to the bottom of the tea cup.

I cut Millinery Leaves Diecuts from white cardstock and inked the glass tray with the following ColorBox Blends Inks: Melon, Frog, Golden, Sunshine and Nutmeg. I added water to each ink and applied the ink mixture randomly to each leaf diecut.

While the leaves were still a little damp I shaped with my hand and let dry.

I adhered lace around the top of the tea cup and added dry moss inside the cup.

Once the leaves where dry I shaped and inked the edges of each leaf with Top Boss Embossing Powder Stamp Pad. I added Copper Embossing Powder to each of leaf diecut and set with a heat tool. I completed the same steps for each Golden Sparkle and Opalescent Embossing Powders as I did the Copper Embossing Powder.

I adhered the leaves inside tea cup along with mini pumpkins and mini pine cones. I finished by placing tulle and cording as a filler between mini pumpkins and mini pine cones. Now are you ready to create one for yourself? 😀 As always if you have any question please let me know.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Tattered Tangle Tea Cup

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a project I created for a challenge among the crew over at Canvas Corp. We had to showcase Tattered Tangle Paper from our point of view and this is my take on it. I must admit I struggled with this challenge. Zentangles is something I admire when other artists do it but as far as me…ummmm…no. It’s just not my style or so I thought. I was sent the Stripes: Tangles Paper 12×12 sheet along with a few other pieces like three months ago and as the days and then months ticked away I still hadn’t come up with anything. The Zantangle stripes weren’t speaking to me. I didn’t want to do the obvious card or layout I wanted to do something out of the box but what? Well, the diamond shaped pattern of one of the Zentangles I thought might be cool if I could create one of the tea cups I like to make so much but the only problem the stripes weren’t that big. I decided to size the tea cup and saucer template down to 5″x7″image and print, cut out and trace onto the desired print which worked out nice. Side note you will have to trace and cut the cup handle out twice and glue together so you will have a pattern on both sides.

Before adhering everything together I spritzed the Tattered Angels Silk Glimmer Mist and the Polka Dot Pink Chalkboard Glimmer Mist on a disposable plastic tray and alternated painting the diamonds in those colors and then let dry. Once I put everything together I glued tissue in the bottom of the teacup and then added the two of the Gypsy Mini Ephemera pieces to the inside of the cup and adhered lace around that to hide the tissue paper. I then added trim, flowers, pearl sprays, thread and cut leaves from scraps of Green & Ivory Dot Reverse and Green & Ivory Ribbon Stripe to finish off the tea cup.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used:

Other Supplies: Paper Flowers, Sewing Thread, Sizzix: Sizzles Little Leaves Diecut, Pearl Spray, Lace, tea cup and saucer template

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Robin’s Nest: Love Makes my Tea Cup Over Flow

Hi everyone! I am back as a guest designer this month for the Robin’s Nest. I want to share a quick project I created using a sheet of the Lips Glittered Cardstock which I printed this  Tea cup and Saucer printable on to it. It is a very easy project to do. All you have to do is, of course, print and then cut the cup and saucer out and glue together. For more photos and how to please check out the Chattering Robin’s blog!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Wedding Tea Cup and Robin’s Nest Design Team News

Hi everyone! I’m here to share some exciting new!!! I get to still be a part of the Robin’s Nest Design Team!!! YEAH!!! I am also excited there are some familiar faces coming back  and new ladies that will be sharing their creativeness with everyone. 
Also I would like to share a quick project I created using Robin’s Nest products and the tea cup template from the Layers of Color blog. I sized the tea cup and saucer down 65% and printed it on the backside of the Wedding Swirl Glitter Cardstock. Then I cut it out and adhered it together. I glued a Gina’s Designs Cardstock Doily on top of the saucer before I glued the tea cup on top of it. I printed a vintage wedding couple from Graphic Fairy and fussy cut it out. I added a little tissue inside the tea cup and adhered the wedding couple to it. Next I cut out a saying from the Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock and inked the edges, cut out a rosette from the White on White Classic Glitter Swirl Cardstock and then adhered to backside of the couple. Then I finished it off with Dew Drops, lace and paper flowers and flowers punched from Peach Glitter Cardstock.

This would make fun table arrangements for a wedding.

Supplies Used:

Robin’s Nest: Wedding Cut-Outs CardstockWedding Swirl Glitter CardstockDew DropsPeach Glitter Cardstock, White on White Classic Glitter Swirl Cardstock
Gina’s Designs Cardstock Doily
tea cup template
Sizzix: Brenda Walton’s Rosette Die
Flowers Punches

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Easter Bluebird Cup

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a super fun project I created for the Robin’s Nest using the Spring Collection which is 20% off this month and we are also cross promoting with Altered Pages too.

I love creating these little tea cups and saucers. They are quick to create and makes a fun gift to give to someone that collects tea sets or it could make the perfect place setting at a party.  All you will need to do is print off the Paper Tea Cup and Saucer onto Spring Flower Glitter Cardstock and then cut out and ink the edges of the saucer before adhere together.I spritzed a doily from Gina’s Designs with Tattered Angels Lemon Zest Glimmer Mist once dry I glued it to the saucer and then adhered the cup on top of the that.

I next fussy cut from the Sweet Easter Cards printout the little bluebird. In the bottom of the cup I wadded up a piece of tissue paper and glued inside. Next I adhered the bluebird to the tissue paper.

Next I added Easter grass around the bird to cover the tissue paper.

Now all you have to do is add paper flowers, mini eggs, lace, ric rac and anything else that is Easter related. See super easy and cute to boot!!! 🙂

Robin’s Nest: Spring Flower Glitter Cardstock, Dew Drops and Purple Flower Glitter Cardstock
Paper Tea Cup and Saucer
Altered Pages: Sweet Easter Cards
Gina’s Designs: Cardstock Doily Set 1
Tattered Angels Lemon Zest Glimmer Mist
Sizzix: Rosette Diecut
Ric Rac
Paper Flowers
Flower Punch
Easter Grass

If you have any questions please let me know and remember to stop by the Robin’s Nest and check out the Spring Collection and while you are at it stop at by Altered Pages too.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!

P.S. Remember to check out the Robin’s Nest blog hop this Monday, March 31st for awesome ideas from all of our designers and some really cool blog candy!!!  

Easter Joy Tea Cup

Hi everyone! Is everyone ready for Spring??? Blooming flowers, longer days and warmer weather…I know I am. I have been on a creating frenzy of fun springy, flowery, Eastery crafty goodness and I want to share one of my latest creations.
I used the tea cup template and I printed on Purple Ant Glitter Cardstock which is from the Robin’s Nest and their whole Spring Collection is 20% off this month. Before running the cardstock through the printer I cut the ants off. Once printed I cut out and glued together. The paper doily I adhered to the saucer and glued the tea cup on top of that.
Also this month we are cross promoting with Altered Pages and we received some fun vintage digital images to play with. This bunny is from the Vintage Easter Garden Collection which I am just giddy over. I printed this on a piece of textured white cardstock which to me looks like it has been printed onto a canvas. I did fussy cut the bunny out and I saved the Easter Joys be Yours to make a tiny sign out of.
The outside of the tea cup I glued buttons, sequins and dew drops around the lip. I waded up a piece of tissue paper and adhered it inside the bottom of the tea cup and then glued the bunny to it. Then the real fun began by adding moss, tiny plastic eggs which I doctored up with glitter, paper flowers with gems and dew drops added.
I cut rosettes from the Spring Stripe Glitter Cardstock ,which is double sided, and added a sequin, dew drop and the little sign.

A tip if you have some of the store bought flowers that has many layers you can carefully take them apart and make flower buds with them. Also I added Crystal Stickles around the edges of the flowers for a glittery look.

I love the look of the bunny…so vintage!!! 🙂

Well, I hope you enjoyed my little tea cup I created and if you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Winter Cup of Tea

Hi everyone! I’m back to share one of my projects I had in the works for Christmas but just ran out of time to get it posted. The first time I seen one of these paper tea cups was one that Renea shared on her blog. Oh my gosh!!! It was absolutely stunning and I knew I had to created one of these for myself. It is easy peasy to create too!!! All I had to do was print the Paper Tea Cup and Saucer pattern off on Boy Polka Dot Stamp cardstock and cut out and adhere everything together.

I used Zip Dry glue to adhere all the tea cup and saucer pieces together. It is a strong glue and you don’t have to worry about your project coming apart either. Also I glimmer misted a paper doily and once dry I adhered on top of the saucer.

Now for the fun part…DECORATING!!!

I added a small amount of tissue paper inside the tea cup to give me something to adhere to. I googled vintage children images and found this sweet little girl all bundled up in her wintry finery and knew she would be perfect for my little tea cup. I printed her on hp soft gloss photo paper and then fussy cut her out. For her “wings” I cut a small section off of a snowflake Christmas ornament and added some more extra fine glitter. Once dry I glued to the back of my little girl and then I adhered her to the tissue paper.

I also used Silver Classic Glitter Cardstock to make the rosette, Winter Glitter Chipboard Snowflakes die cut and the Metallic Teal Dew Drops are all from the Robin’s Nest.

The cardstock doily is from Gina’s Designs which I cut in half.  I added different bits and pieces of lace inside the tea cup, sprigs of pearls and flowers. Next I added gesso here and there around on the lace and sprinkled glitter to give it a shimmery look.

I added another dew drop to some snowflake sequins on the handle and a flower bud with more pearl sprigs and I’m finished. I so love how this wintery tea cup fairy child turned out! I can see me making more of these in the future. 🙂

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!