Chapter 4 Release Party Blog Hop: Lets Party Album!

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be a part of Eileen Hull’s Chapter 4 Release Party! There are two new ScoreBoards releases from Eileen Hull and Sizzix! Are you ready for a new 3D Bigz L Tea Cup die? It can be filled with teabags and other assorted goodies or use the Tea Cup cutout on the front of a card there are so many possibilities. Also new is the XL Post Box, a fun little box that goes together in 10 seconds and has a slit in the top to tuck a gift card. You will have fun embellishing in your style to create holiday treats for everyone on your list!

I used the Teacup and Spoon Diecut to create a fun little Birthday Party Album along with several of Eileen’s older diecuts (several that are retired): Banners and Pennants, Bookplate, Hinges and Label, Credit Card Sleeve and Tags and Sweet Treats for You Diecuts.

I cut out six tea cups, backed two with Chipboard to make the front and back covers sturdy, from the Let’s Celebrate Collection. Also most of the collection is double sided.

I also cut out two of the “walls” (lack of a better word) and cut “flaps” off and adhered together to create little pockets for some of the inside pages.

The tea bag diecuts I cut out several and added thread bows and I cut banners out from the Banners and Pennants Diecuts and placed on top of the tea bag diecut and stapled together.

I decorated the cover and inside with a mix of diecuts. I also fussy cut a ton of images from the paper pad and added sequins and pearls to the pages.

I cut several pieces of lace, Ric Rac and fiber and tied all of the teacup together to finish the album. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

To hop along with the Chapter 4 Release you can find the rest of the Inspiration Team and Educators projects HERE.


Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Teacup and Spoon Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tags and Sweet Treats for You Diecuts

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Banners and Pennants Diecuts (retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookplate, Hinges and Label, Credit Card Sleeve Diecuts (retired)

Diecut Machine

First Edition: Let’s Celebrate Paper Pad

Lace, Ric Rac and Fiber

Paper Cutter


Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive


Sequins, Brads and Flatback Pearls


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

Bloom Tea Cup

Hi everyone! I am back again with another quick project for Eileen Hull and Stampotique collaboration this month! I cut the 3D Tea Cup die from Matboard and embossed with the Daisy Wreath Embossing Folder.

I forgot to photograph the tea cup while I was inking…oops! ūüėē But I used Eileen’s ColorBox ¬†Hydrangea Blends which can be¬†found in a set in her shop on etsy HERE. First I added a dab on ink on a tray and watered down and then painted onto the individual pieces. Once dry I lightly inked over the pieces again with the blend to make the embossing stand out. Once that was completed I put together according to the direction on the packaging.

Next I stamped the Kassa’s Bloom onto a piece of watercolor paper. From¬†the same Colorbox Blends Set that the Hydrangea Blend came from I watered down the Tutu¬†and Wildberry Blends and watercolored the¬†flower. Also I used the Melon Blend and Nutmeg Blends which you can find those HERE and HERE.

Next I fussy cut the flower out and added a combo of Stickles and Icicle Glimmer Glaze to the flower and let dry. I cut out and Glimmer Misted a leaf from the Leaves, Spring Diecut.

I adhered the flower and leaf to the front of the tea cup along with thread and twine. 

If you have missed any of the past projects this month you can find Eileen’s Inspiration Team’s projects HERE, HERE and HERE. Stampotique Design Team’s project can be found HERE, HERE and HERE.
As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

 I would also like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #288-#289
Stampotique Designers Challenge: SDC275

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

Java Queen

Hi everyone! I am back with another quick project that I created using the Tea Cup Diecut. If you haven’t guess I love tea cups even though I don’t like tea let alone coffee but I sure do enjoy adding flowers and quirky little printables to them. Actually I had cut out this tea cup last year and had pull it¬†together and then put a side because I wasn’t sure how I wanted to decorate it. Do you ever do that? Raise your hand if you have several unfinished projects¬†laying around. ūüôčūüôčūüôč

Well, enough about that! Lets talk about how I decorated this tea cup. ūüėČ I added pink¬†velvet¬†ric rac to the base of the tea cup and sequins¬†and Dew Drops around¬†the rim.

Next I adhered wadding up tissue paper to the inside of the cup. Next I fussy cut the coffee girl and you can find that printable HERE and glued her to the tissue paper and then added the moss. I added paper flowers from my stash, some Leaf Diecuts leftover from another project, lace and tulle to finish off my project. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #284-285

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

Jane Austen and Tea

Hi everyone! Last month was a sparse month as for as projects and blogging¬†went¬† I started the next phase of remodeling of the laundry room/den and kitchen. My parents have been coming over four days out of the week each week which I am very thankful for…it has been slow going but without them it would definitely be a snails pace as far as what has been accomplished so far. Ceiling have been scraped of popcorn and painted up to where the den ends and the kitchen begins as well as walls primed and today we start painting the walls with an actually color…YEAH!!!¬†
Well, enough about remodeling and on with this little teacup I created. I started with Teacup diecut and cut it from Anna Griffin’s Garden Party Stack and assembled according to the directions.

¬†I adhered a wade of tissue paper inside of the teacup. I purchased the Jane image from Art Tea Life by One Crab Apple on Etsy. I printed and fussy cut her out and adhered to the tissue paper inside of the cup. I cut a strip of dark green tulle and tied off every two inches…it beats trying to sewing it…and then I started bunching it up inside the teacup and gluing to the tissue paper as I went.

I used the leaves out of the Secret Garden and the Hydrangea (no longer available) diecuts. I cut those out and shaped. I used my Martha Stewart punch for the little leaf sprigs which I shaped also. I added flowers from my stash along with pearl sprays, sequins, Dew Drops, trim around the base and I bunched up a paper doily to finish off Miss Jane and her cup of tea.

Also I would like to submit this little teacup for: 

I have a couple more of these teacups cut out waiting to be put together and decorated…yes, I have a thing for teacups…and will be sharing these with you when I get the chance. ūüôā
If you have any questions about this project please let me know. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Canvas Corp: Chicks and Tea Cups

Hi everyone! I am here to share a project I created for Canvas Corp’s Joy’s of Spring Challenge. We were given the colors below to use as inspiration and asked to think about what would be our joys of Spring? Also we could not do a card or an Easter Egg as our project.

The Tea Cup was cut from the Pink and Ivory Dot Reverse Cardstock and put together according to the instructions that can be found HERE. I wadded up some tissue paper and adhered inside the teacup. This is what I use as a base to glue flowers, moss, etc onto. Also I added lace and flat back pearls to the base of the teacup.

I fussy cut from Spring Garden cardstock the little chicks and painted them with the following Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Sunflower, Italian Sunset, Moss and Bittersweet. I spritzed each color into a separate bowl and watered down before painting onto the chicks.

Once dry I adhered to the tissue paper that is inside the teacup and then added moss to cover the tissue paper.

I punched flowers from the following cardstocks: Yellow and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse and Pink Lemonade and shaped and added a dew drop or sequin to the center of each. I finished off with a little tulle, thread, buttons and more sequins inside of the teacup and around the rim of the cup I added sequin and dew drops.

There you have my take on this challenge and if you have any questions on how I created this project please let me know. Also be sure to check out the other design team members project for inspiration HERE.

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