Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bling in a Teacup

It's amazing what you can do with die cuts, glue and a bit of glitter. This is a quick and easy project that would be perfect to use as a place setting. Fill with shreds as shown, or even candy for a sweet treat.


This is what I did:

1. I assembled the Teacup Scoreboard die cut then glued some small circles punched from pink paper onto the front. Using a small paintbrush I covered each circle with Elmer's Fabric & Paper Glue then sprinkled with pink glitter. I used Sugar Coating glitter from Doodlebugs, but any glitter works well.

2. I also die cut 3 flower shapes - 2 medium and 1 large. You can die cut these from colored card stock, or, do as I did, and cut them from white index card stock, then color each flower with water color paint. (I used yellow, orange and blue to match the glitter I wanted to use.)

3. Cut a 4", 5" and 6" piece of wire. Bend one end over into a "U" shape then adhere one piece to the back of each flower. I cut a second flower, covered the surface with adhesive (a tape runner works well) then, with edges aligned, I adhered it to the back of the flower over the wire to hold it in place. You could also put glitter on this side too.

4. To finish I filled the teacup with metallic shreds, adhered a self adhesive "jewel" to the center of each flower then place them into the teacup. Write a name on the tag then attach to the teacup handle with ribbon.

For more creative and inspiring "teacup" ideas, check out all the designer blogs listed on Eileen Hull's blog @ www.eileenhull.blogspot.com . I'm sure you'll find a design that will be just your "cup of tea". Enjoy!

Yours truly,
Julie :)

12 comments:

  1. Love this Julie! So cherful and pretty... glad you joinrd the hop. Great colord too.

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  2. Julie, love your polka dots- I almost did them too! And glitter is always appropriate :-) Your teacup is adorable- makes me wish I could sit down for a cup and good chat with you!

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  3. Julie, I love your sparkle flowers, this is so lovely!

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  4. I like the flowers on the cup too! Are they 3D as well?

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  5. I can never get enough sparkle!

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  6. I love this die. I like the place setting idea and your project is so colorful. I see a tea party in my future.

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  7. pretty and bright! this would liven up any party!

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  8. So sparkly! Very pretty Julie!

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  9. Nice Julie! - This teacup seems to say "sparkle" and flowers.

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  10. I love the flowers. Party time!

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  11. Fantastic sparkles!!!

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  12. Hello I was wondering where u purchased the tea cup or the die cut? It looks really cute and I am looking for center pieces for an event

    Thanks
    smooren1@gmail.com

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