Tea Cup Easel Card Tutorial

For most of 2012 I wasn't a Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrator (What! really??).  I know, it's hard to imagine.  Anyway, during that time I designed and wrote a tutorial for a Tea Cup Easel Card.  When I re-joined SU, I removed this tutorial from my 'Tutorials for Sale' section as it featured non-SU product.  

I am pleased to say that, Stampin' Up! ® have relaxed their policies and I am now able to share the instructions with you.  After all, it could be easily re-created with SU dies, MDS svg files and accessories. 

Tea Cup Easel Card Tutorial

Stamp Set: Elements of Style Card Stock: Pool Party (textured) (PP), Very Vanilla (VV), Early Espresso (EE), and Crumb Cake (CC) - (SU)
Ink: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Basic Brown, Wild Wasabi (SU)
Accessories: Doily Die - English Tea Party, (Cheery Lynn Designs), Circle Nestabilities, Nested Tea Cups (Spellbinders), Bird Die from the set, Bird and Grass, (Marianne Design Creatables), Stamping Sponge, Dimensional, Blender Pen, Basic Pearls, White Gel Pen (SU), Tea Bag Tag (Twinings)
(All stamped images © Stampin’ Up!®)


Tea Cup Saucer and Doily

1. From a piece of PP card stock that measures 14cms x 14cms
(5 ½” x 5 ½ “), cut out the English Tea Party (or similar) Die.

2. Cut a 3” circle from EE card stock and a 2 3/8”circle from VV. Please ignore the third small circle in the photo as I decided not to use it in the centre of the saucer. Tea Cup.

Tea Cup 

3. Using the middle sized dies from the Nested Tea Cups, cut a handle from a scrap of EE card stock.

4. Cut a single tea cup from VV card stock that measures 7cms x 6cms (2 ¾” x 2 3/8”).

5. Cut another single tea cup from EE. Trim off the top and bottom edges for the rims of the cup.

6. The third single tea cup will go inside the card. It needs to be cut just under the scalloped edge of the die from a piece of VV that measures 5cms x 7cms (2” x 2 ¾”). See photograph below –

7. Cut a piece of VV 10cms x 7cms (4” x 2 ¾”) and score half way along the 10cm/4” side (at 5cms/2”).
This piece is the section that forms the easel part of the tea cup and is cut on the fold (score line) just under the scalloped edge.


8. Cut a piece of VV card stock 1 ½ cms x 7cms (1/2” x 2 ¾”) and attach it to the inside of the easel section as in the above photo.
9. Glue the trimmed single VV tea cup to the bottom section of the easel card to cover the rectangular insert. See below –

10. Fold the extended piece of the insert, upwards.

11. From a scrap piece of CC card stock, cut out the little bird from the Bird and Grass set.

12. Stamp and colour a floral image onto the last single VV tea cup and onto the bird cut out.

13. Glue the EE rims to the top and bottom of the cup and attach the handle to the LHS.
14. Attach the finished, coloured tea cup to the top part of the easel section and position the bird at the top RHS.


15. Stamp the floral image onto the VV circle and colour using inks and a blender pen. Glue to the EE circle base to form the saucer.
16. With a craft knife, cut a slit through both layers at the ‘back’ of the saucer (slightly larger than the width of the rectangular insert).
17. Attach the easel tea cup to the saucer as shown in the photo below –

Back View

Finishing Touches

18. Glue the saucer onto the base of the doily.

19. Stamp a sentiment onto a piece of VV card stock and attach it to the front section of the saucer using a foam dot. The easel part of the tea cup will rest against it.

20. Remove a tag from your favourite tea bag and attach it to your finished Tea Cup Easel Card.

Ta Dah!

© addINKtive designs 2013. Not for redistribution or sale. Please do not publish any of my photos or instructions.

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Cherie said…
Bronwyn, Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial with us! I fell in love with this when you first posted it! It is just beautiful! Thanks again!
Irene said…
I'm going to my work room to try this out. Hopefully it will fit into an envelope.