Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Tea Cup Christmas- Santa Paws Card

Hey, Crafty Friends... It's been a while but I'm back with the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team!
Christmas is inching closer and it's time to get into Christmas card making mode!! Here's a card for those pet lovers out there! These little teacup cuties are sure to put a smile on anyone's face!

Supplies Used
Eileen Hull 3D Teacup & Spoon (Sizzix)
Jen Long Snowflake Wreath- Snowflake (Sizzix)
Christmas Greetings (Authentique)
PITT Artist Pen (Faber-Castell)
Distress Oxide Ink- Black Soot (Ranger Ink)
110 lb White Cardstock
Glitter Cardstock- Gold
Foam Adhesive
CutterBee Scissors (EK Sucess)
Craft Knife

For today's card, I will be using Eileen Hull's new 3D Teacup & Spoon Die along with festive papers from Authentique's Christmas Greetings Collection.

I started by cutting my patterned papers and chipboard into 4"x 6" pieces. I'll be making a stack of three cups so I'll need 3 pieces of each.

Then, I ran my patterned paper through my Xyron Create-A-Sticker machine to adhesive onto the backs of each of the papers. I peeled them from the film then attached them onto the chipboard pieces.

After I mounted each piece, I die cut the chipboard using Eileen Hull's 3D Teacup die. I only needed the teacups so I didn't need to cover the entire die, just the teacup portion, making sure to place it over the die with the patterned paper side DOWN.

To get the handle to appear on the opposite side of the cup. I placed the chipboard with the patterned paper face side UP.

This way, when I stack my cups, it will stagger... Handle- No Handle- Handle.

But before stacking my cups, I wanted to give the illusion of three-dimensional cups that could actually be filled. So, I used another cup and flipped it over to trace a line with a Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen. Which gave my cups a lip. Then I outlined the cups with the same pen to make the lines consistent throughout all the cups.

Next, I took a craft knife and made a slit right above the "lip". I did not cut this lip completely across, but just enough so another cup can nestle inside.

Then, I fussy cut this cute kitten and puppy from one of my sheets of paper. Authentique's Christmas Greeting Collection has an entire sheet of just puppies and kittens and like sentiments. I found these little guys and they were the perfect sizes for my teacups!

For my card base, I created a 5"x7" card base from white cardstock and matted it with gold glitter paper and a red polka-dotted background paper, each piece had a 1/8" difference between them.

Base: 5"x7"
Gold Glitter: 4-7/8"x 6-7/8"
Red Polka-Dot: 4-3/4"x 6-3/4"

I layered and adhered the pieces together using my Xyron Mega Runner.

Side note: 
At the last minute, before adhering the red polka-dotted paper, I inked the edges of it with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.

I also inked the edges of all my teacups with the same Black Soot ink. Then, I nestled each cup inside one another and mounted foam adhesive onto the backside.

I attached the stack of cups onto the from of my card. Then I added more foam adhesive onto the backs of my kitten, puppy, and the sentiment, and attached them onto the card front.

For the final touch, I cut out white snowflakes using the snowflake die from Jen Long's Snowflake Wreath Stamp & Die set and staggered them throughout the background.

And here is my finished card...

How adorable are these little guys!!

This card is perfect for any pet lover in your life or even for your family vet!

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and you are inspired to use your Eileen Hull Teacup die in a new way!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Until Next Time...