Monday, April 16, 2018

Eileen Hull - Sizzix Dies - April Showers Party Favors

April is known for showers right?
So Eileen Hull's Sizzix Inspiration Team has been busy at work this month creating all kinds of 
Baby Shower, Bridal Shower or other party favors, decor, invitations etc.  
Please check out Eileen's Blog for creative party inspiration all month!

I decided to make favors for a Tea Party - not only because I like tea (Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte or hot Earl Gray, please) but I also love Eileen's 3D Tea Cup die!
(The teapot is from an Antique Shop - it has a metal cozy around it to keep the tea hot!)
I actually used 3 of Eileen's dies on my projects -  Tea Cup - 3D, Floral Arch and Words,  and Bookplate Hinges and Labels.  The patterned papers are from Eileen's Sizzix Heartfelt Paper Pad.

I have a few photos to show how I put these together - although I'm sure you can tell by just looking at them!  
I mixed 3 different patterns on the cups so they are different but coordinated!
To make the invitation, I die cut two of the bookplates.  I scored a line across the top of the one on the left, put a piece of ScorTape on the dome piece and attached it to the unscored piece
Then the two pieces become an invitation that stands up and the party info can be written inside!  
The lovely stamps I've used are from a retired Waltzingmouse set called Afternoon Tea.
Here they are all put together.
I die cut a smaller oval to layer over the 'saucer' using a Petite Oval Nestability.
I looped Honey Dew Bakers Twine through the tag and adhered the ends to the inside of the teacup with a piece of tape.
 I added a glittery blue rhinestone to the center of each Floral Arch.

Here's how I finished the back of each tea cup.
 A little bag of cookies would fit nicely inside each of the cups - or maybe a bunch of teabags as gifts for the Tea Party attendees!  
The teacup base measures 4 1/2" and the top of the cup is 3".
 So please do check out Eileen's blog for party decor inspiration all month long!

Stamps:  Afternoon Tea - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  Cream Little Sizzles Mat Board - Sizzix, Blueberry Sky and White - PTI, Heartfelt Paper Pad - Eileen Hull/Sizzix.
Ink:  Hero Arts Black
Accessories:  Tea Cup 3D, Floral Arch and Words, Bookplate, Hinges and Label dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Petite Oval Nestability, Honey Dew Bakers Twine - the Twinery, Rhinestones - St. Tropez/Prima, foam dots, Tombow Glue, ScorTape.


Annie said...

Oh Julia xx I am so in love with your fabulous teacups...they look amazing !!! You have really showcased Eileen's fabulous dies off to perfection

TFS and hugs
Annie xx

Mac Mable said...

Amazing creativity, really beautiful and unique. What a fabulous idea and so eye catching. Love the idea of popping cookies into them or bags of tea. x

Christine Alexander said...

Julia, these are such cute teacups with the teabags hanging off the sides. I have so many tea lovers who would just adore one of these :)

Redanne said...

Julia, I am totally in love with your beautiful tea cups (and that wonderful tea pot too), they look wonderful in Eileen's papers and the invitations are so clever, I love the design! Hugs, Anne xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

These are such a lovely idea Julia, I adore the spring like colours. I adore your interpretation. Hugs. Tracy xxx

MaryH said...

My gracious, this is making me thirsty. What an elegant grouping of delicate china cups. Love the dainty paper designs, and the trims. That teapot is a treasure, and I've not heard of these tea flavors. I am a fan of hot tea, especially in the cold weather. It's a lovely setting, very inviting, and the invitation looks quite old fashioned! Just what I'd expect of an elegant afternoon of tea! TFS

Papercraft Boutique said...

What an elegant and pretty collection of tea cups, Julia! I'm a sucker for 3D paper projects like these. Using the floral arch is a brilliant idea to make the two tone/pattern cups. I want to be invited to this "paper tea party"!! Hideko xx

Loll said...

So adorable Julia! Love these sweet tea cups. And what a great way to give a little gift at the tea party. Fantastic invitations too. xx

Sara Barker said...

Oh, my goodness, Julia! I love these tea cups! I would so love to be invited to a tea party where these are being 'served'! Hugs!

Eileen Hull said...

These tea cups are adorable and I must say I love the paper you chose Julia :-) What a cozy scene- would love to join you for tea in real life someday!

Mary Marsh said...

love these tea cup favors Julia-you always do such a great job with 3-D projects. I may have to buy these dies- my neighbor always hosts a holiday tea extravaganza and I usually help out with favors - these would be perfect

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Oh WOW Julia! How wonderful - your tea cups are amazing and I wouldn't blame anyone if they tried to pour tea into one! LOL
Excellent work!!

Anita Houston said...

These are precious and oh so much fun!!!