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Today I'm sharing a sweet three dimensional teacup card paired with a tea bag chocolate holder featuring the fabulous Amazing Paper Grace January Die of the Month: Pop Up Vignette Coffee Tea or Me. What's better than a decadent piece of chocolate to go with a hot cup of tea? I'm a tea drinker so this die set is extra special with delicate scrollwork fit for a delicious cup of tea. The heart shaped flowers are perfect for a special Valentine, so even though this is a birthday card, I used colors that would work well for this sweet holiday. As you can see in the photos below, this card folds perfectly flat to fit into an envelope to be sent in the mail.
Thank you Amazing Paper Grace for providing the dies used in this project!
Tea Bag Chocolate Holder
Tips and Techniques
There are so many ways to use this fabulous die set. Here I've decorated the front panel with patterned paper layered over burgundy cardstock with inking to add visual dimension. The tiny flowers are cut with a die included in the set, inked, then shaped before adhering prills in the center of each blossom. I stamped a small birthday greeting with a stamp from my stash. The back panel is also front facing with more of the darling stir stick flowers peeking through.
Every cup of tea needs a stir of sweet honey and these beautiful flowers are perfect for the job. I just couldn't resist posing these lovely daisies in a downward position and the hearts are just so darling with die cut foliage. The "stems" are designed to be stir sticks. You could easily layer these die cuts as is, but I have inked each layer for added visual dimension.
Designer Tip: Die cut the stir stick pieces from thin chipboard and adhere your die cut cardstock pieces to the chipboard for added strength.
Three of the flowers are grouped on the right side of the front teacup with two more arranged on the left side of the back cup to give wonderful depth to this card.
The clever die cut design slides over for the card to lay flat to slip into an envelope.
Solid burgundy cardstock is cut for the interior teacup panels.
This darling tea bag is just the right size to slip a piece of gourmet chocolate into for a sweet treat. It's designed to coordinate with the card by using the same patterned paper and burgundy cardstock. It's embellished with a daisy layered with one of the smaller flowers and a small cluster of flowers in the top corner.
The dies for the words "Tea Lover" are designed to fit into the tea bag die so it is all cut at once. A piece of burgundy cardstock is adhered behind the die cut opening. The attached tag has a die cut hole for attaching the string, but I wanted to glue the string between two tags, so covered the hole with a die cut blossom and leaves.
- Amazing Paper Grace January 2022 Die of the Month – Pop Up 3D Vignette Coffee, Tea or Me
- Blue Fern Studios ~ Blush, Heartland Collections
- Cardstock ~ Burgundy
- Recollections ~ Thin Chipboard
- Fiskars ~ Essential Sayings
- Versafine ~ Onyx Black Ink
- Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy; Fossilized Amber; Victorian Velvet; Vintage Photo
- Hemptique ~ Bamboo Cord - 20lb
- Mini Prills ~ Lemon Chiffon
- Red Line Tape ~ 1/8"
- Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
- Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue
- Art Glitter ~ Designer Dries Clear