Blog Hop: Tea Cup

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

This is chapter 2 of the current blog hop in which I am participating. The blog hop is sponsored by Sizzix and put together byEileen Hull, who has also designed the ScoreBoard Die we all used for today's project.

For this second project we all used the Sizzix ScoreBoard Tea Cup Die. A special challenge was added. If we chose to accept the challenge, we were to choose one of these color palettes suggested by Brenda Pinnick. I went with palette #2.

To make the tea cup, here is what you need:
  • the tea cup die
  • acrylic paint (I used Folk Art Aqua and Bayberry)
  • Big & Glitzy Glitter Glue: Peacock, Sapphire, Coral
  • 1/4" double stick tape
  • medium flat paintbrush
  • #2 pencil
  • straight pin
  • 6" of string or yarn
Try this:
1. Fold on the scored lines. Apply the double stick tape on the flaps.

2. Stick the front and back tea cup shape to the center section.

3. Paint the inside of the tea cup Aqua.

4. Paint the outside of the tea cup Bayberry.

5. With pencil, freehand or trace a curlicue pattern across the front of the tea cup.

6. Apply sapphire to the curlicues. Squeeze a big dot of peacock opposite each curlicue. Stick the straight pin in the center of the dot, and draw outward to form a leaf. Add a small dot of coral next to each leaf. Make a heart on the tea bag tag. You can easily do that by squeezing out two dots of coral, right next to each other, and dragging the pin down through the center. Let everything dry until it sparkles.

7. Tie the yarn to the tea bag tag. Tape to the inside of the cup. Assemble parts with double stick tape as shown.

I have a friend who is on overload right now. I think I will give this to her, in hopes she will find some time to sit down and have a cup of tea.

This would be a great teacher gift or party/shower favors. You can change the tea bags for anything that will fit inside.

And of course, check out all of the other participating designers and their amazing blogs!

Glitter on!


Anonymous said...

Very cute project!

JGoode said...

sparkles always make me happy - I love how your tea cup turned out!

melonybradley said...

Very nice Sparkle- love the tutorial!!!

Debra Quartermain said...

The tutorial is wonderful, just like the design!

Subriagirl said...

Love everything about your post Sparkle! Beautiful! Veronica

Michelle Cummings said...

beautiful creation! I'm sensing you like glitter? I "make" glitter! If you want some, let me know the color and then give me your e-mail address. I would love to see what you make with my stuff!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the glitter.

Anonymous said...

I love the projects that Bonnie Bruns makes. She is so very creative! She has my vote!!

Madeline said...

Sweet and SImple! Makes me want to use glitter a little more.

Ann Butler said...

Love the glitter and step outs!

Connie said...

really cute! what a terrific project!

Laura Bray said...

Sparkle goodness. Love it!

Aeify said...

Very sweet with the teabag gifts!!

Cndy said...

Nice use of colors. Like the touch of glitter. Very effective and not over done. Great work!

Anonymous said...

Cute gift box/bag or you could just present the person's favorite teas in what is sure to be their new favorite mug! :

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