Archive for the ‘Heartfelt’ Category
First off let me start this post by saying “THANK YOU!” My birthday week has been amazing and I can’t wait to celebrate virtually with you all tonight on Craft-Tastic LIVE @ 6 pacific 8 central 9 eastern.
If you haven’t already RSVP’d please do so here and don’t forget to invite your friends! We are going to have some great giveaways from CutNPaste Memories, Alesia Fowler, Cynthia Gagen and myself. Here’s a sneak peak at what you could win.
Ever since the Andrea Currie Crafts: Paper Bag Tea Cup Valentine show people have been hounding me for a template. I’m quite flattered that the craft turned out looking so good that everyone who didn’t watch the video assumed a template was needed. As much as I love making templates for my lovely fans this project really doesn’t need one. It’s just a matter of some clever folding and simply placed staples. The best part is you don’t need much to create this project. Most materials you have laying around the house. Of course since I’m an embellishing queen (sometimes over embellishing) that loves to create different embellished versions of each project.
I’ve been debating if just having the video was a good enough explanation of how to create these cute little tea cups and it turns out the audience is asking for more visuals and instructions. I can’t say no to that, now can I? So here we go!
- Brown Paper lunch Bag
- Glue stick or glue runner (any glue that’s good on thin paper)
- A little bit of colored paper ( about 3 inches by 3 inches)
- Stamps and ink
- Stir stick or straw
- Any other light embellishments you want. I used a punch for some hearts and so on.
Fold in half joining the open ends together. Draw a half tea cup shape leaving the fold as the middle of the tea cup. Then cut this shape out. Once complete you will unfold once to see your complete tea cup shape.
Now decorate to your hearts content Just remember that the paper is lightweight and will hold up its’ form better with light weight embellishments such as stamps. I slapped on a few paper hearts for this example.
Once you are finished embellishing you will need to flip the paper over to prepare for stapling. You will need only two staples on either side of the project. make sure to staple in the middle of the crease as evenly as you can. The staples serve as feet when you stand up the tea cups.
Just put some glue up the sides of each tea cup shape. Stick the handle on before you join the shapes. When joining the shapes you are also going to want to work the paper around the staples which causes a little puckering. Do your best to join the shapes from base to top. It’s hard to get it perfectly aligned so don’t be surprised if you need to do a little trimming.
Have fun and if you get lost you’ll find Lot’s of good tidbits to be had in the video
I love crafting and I love Valentine’s Day decorating. I also love spreading some free downloadable templates!
If you missed the Valentine’s Day Garland show give it a gander here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/4248098
And don’t laugh at the fact that I can’t rock the hat I made at the Crafty Chica’s booth! Follow along with the downloads here: http://andreacurrie.com/downloads.htm
OR make your own! It’s super easy and you can’t beat the price
For my late Aunt Wendy and doggie Izzy I created the mini shrines out of some altoids cans, sparkles and embellishments.
Stacked in the kitchen
She loved music and playing the cello.
Girly Izzy loved to play ball and lounge in the pool.
Let me know if you want more detailed instructions on how to make these.
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