Friday, November 4, 2016

Christmas Tea Cup

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Family traditions are always memorable. Many family traditions help us shape who we are and sometime who we will be. Growing up surrounded by my huge family, I remember many nights of late night cooking and sleepovers with my cousins. Followed by huge family gatherings where we stuffed our faces till we passed out on someone's living room floor.

Those days are long gone since I moved to Texas.

But often, new environments give way for new experiences, which in turn give way for new traditions. Now, we have fewer traditions. That doesn't mean that they are any less special but it does mean my holidays are less hectic... which I'm OK with! Hey, this busy mommy will take any break she can get!!

One holiday tradition I have grown to love is (this is on my hubby's side of the family) all the matrons/ aunts makes handmade gifts to share. Each makes a certain crafty projects,duplicates it in bulk, then gifts it to each family. Being the crafty nut that I am, I thought this tradition was FABULOUS!! Crafts can be as elaborate or as simple as you choose... again, FABULOUS! Because, let's face it, sometimes we just get too tired or too busy to come up with an extravagant gift each and every year!!

This year I'm thinking of meeting somewhere in the middle...

So, today I'm sharing this Christmas Tea Cup Party Favors!

Supplies Used
Mat Board (Sizzix)
Holiday Lights Christmas Metal Charms (Blue Moon Beads)
Holiday Lights Twine X-mas Multi (Blue Moon Beads)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Budding Branch
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
White Opaque Gel Pen (Sakura)
Glitter Gel Pen (Sakura)
Paper Flowers(Michaels)
Paper Leaves (Prima)
Stamens (Wilton)
Eyelash Yarn

I used DCWV's Cranberry Christmas for the majority of this project.
This stack is absolutely gorgeous and  includes many "foiled" designs!
I used Sizzix Matboard as my base. These come in a pack of 6 - 6''x13" sheets.

I started by cutting my tea cup pieces out of mat board using Eileen Hull's  3-D Tea Cup. I made sure to cut out an extra tea cup, one for the front of the box and one for the back... this was the only shape on the die I had to cut twice.

Then, I used the same die to cut the same pieces out of patterned paper. 
To get the reverse/ flipped version of the tea cup, simply flip your paper over and cut on the opposite or underside.

Here are my die-cut pieces cut from matboard. I needed the amount shown above (left)... a saucer(base), tag, 2 tea cups (mirrored images of itself), and the box.

I didn't need the flaps to the patterned paper box cut outs so I discarded them, then cut down that die-cut into segments where they are creased.
Next, I ran my patterned paper pieces into my Xyron Creative Station machine. Attached them onto their match mat board pieces, folded and creased the boxes' flaps (and set aside). Then sanded down the edges.
I die cut another more paper with a contrasting pattern. This time just the top half of the die cuts were cut out. Then I attached them over the existing pieces.

Then I adhered the pieces together with glossy accents. You can use hot glue if you prefer.

I embellished with flowers, leaves, stamen, and eyelash yarn.

 I embellished the cute little mat board tag with leftover paper I had used on the tea cup and added a cute leaping reindeer charm from Blue Moon Beads. I also cut out a snowflake from one of the sheets from the Cranberry Christmas stack.

I needed something to tie my bag off with. I really love the look of baker's twine but wanted something a little more bulkier, kind of like the rope around Santa's gift sack... I was able to replicate that by using Eileen hull's Twist and Style Tool.

I simply used 3 strands of bakers twine, knotted them on both ends, pull taunt, then cranked!! 

Eileen gives a wonderful demonstration on how easy this tool is HERE.

I love how thick and lovely my twine rope turned out!! It made the great finishing touch on my Christmas Tea Cups!! 

And here is the finished favor box... 

I can't believe something as simple as candy canes can look so rich and elegant!

I hope you enjoyed my project for today!!

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I hope you will go and start your own holiday traditions...

***WINK, WINK***Crafty ones are pretty awesome!!

HUGS to you all!!


  1. What a fantastic Christmas project! I love all of the details you added to it.

  2. Wow- this is so amazing I want to run downstairs and make one this minute. Great job Mitsyana!

  3. Stunning, stunning and wow!!! such a wonderful, special tradition of exchanging homemade family gifts.


  4. Wow- this is just amazing! I could see this sitting on my table and everyone oohing and aahing over it!!!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous!! Stunning job!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  6. Love this tea cup... great tutorial !