Saturday, March 19, 2016

All the Goodness of Life is a Cup

Day 2...Be sure to stop on over to the Spring Coffee Lover's BlogHop and check out all the great projects and cards...they are filled with inspiration...join in the have until the 25th to submit as many cards as you want that are Spring themed and include coffee, tea or hot chocolate.  

In my travels I had seen an image where a teacup was made into a flower which inspired me to make a bouquet of flowers with teacups and use the tea kettle for the pot.  

So off to Cricut Design Space to find an appropriate stem and leaves to go with the teacup chosen. I chose a stem with flowers (seen below), and pulled in two of the same to work some magic...modifying using combinations of slice, weld, attach, and reverse image.  After the stem and leaves were completed I made a back panel with a lighter color green, adhered to other image, distressed the leaves.  
The teacups and sentiment were from a Stamp Set from Verve, and the teapot was another Cricut Design Space die-cut which I didn't even have to modify or change the size...perfect.

The purple panel, using the negative from a doily cut, was adhered to red cardstock, and layered with a yellow border.  The flower teacups were stamped, colored, fussy-cut, attached to the leaves which were distressed, and then floral image was adhered to the card with 3D thin foam tape   

Teapot was cut with design paper and one other layer, distressed along edges, and using both 3D Regular and Thin Foam Tape to make the teapot more dimensional and rounded.  

Used the teacup stamp and put a border of cups on the inside of card.  

Also submitted to the following:  Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges.  

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise specified

Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Whimsey" Canary 
     White Daisy, Canary, Pear, Sweet Leaf, Poppy, and Gypsy 
     ShinHan alcohol-based pens, Yellow, Red 
     Black, Canary, Pear and Black Inks 
Die-Cuts from Cricut Design Space 
     Cricut "Pink Journey" M3E221 Flower, Modified 
     Cricut "Once Upon a Prince" M3CD54
     Cartridge "CTMH - Artiste" Doily M3ACF4 (Negative)
Stamp Set 
     Verve "Delightful & Delicious"
     3D Regular and Thin Foam Tape 


  1. super cute! thanks for sharing!

  2. Very cool! Awesome modified flourish... you are becoming the master!

  3. What a fun design, Sue, love your card! Happy Sunday!

  4. WOW - I LOVE how you were INSPIRED to CREATE your FABULOUS card Sue!!!
    LOVE the teapot filled with teacup flowers, a WONDERFUL design!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

  5. What an amazing design, and great concept!

  6. Fabulous and creative design! The upside down cups look like a flower we saw at an event we went to yesterday.

  7. Oh, this is such a fun card!

  8. So clever! Turned out great!

  9. Well, I was caught up last night with the comments, but a lot of people were busy during the to the next card.

    1. I'm not even close to being caught up...

  10. Now that is thinking outside the box!

  11. Such a pretty and clever card! Love the idea of coffee cups as blooms! Such great color and detail you've added too!

  12. Your card is super duper cute! Great colors you have used!

  13. What a fab teacup plant! I'd put it next to my buttercups! : )

  14. This was a fabulous card when I saw it under construction. Now it's super-fabulous! Love this.

  15. Great card. I love all the cups sprouting out.

  16. So creative, love those cups coming out of the pot.

  17. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing.

  18. What a wonderfullayerd card. Such great dies you have.

  19. What a cool card. Love the dimention you created with all of your layers. TFS

  20. So fun! Love that you used the mugs for little flower buds. So clever! :)


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