Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Paper Craft: Teacup Card

Here's an easy card to make for just about any occasion. I'm planning on using it for Mother's Day. It would also make a nice tea party invitation. On the back of the teabag is the message. Simple directions below.

Supplies
White heavy card stock
Scissors
Exacto knife
Glue
String

Right click, copy and save to a program such as Word. Print out teacup template. It's designed to fit on standard letter size paper.

Cut out teacup and rectangle. Fold both in half so they line up as perfect as possible. Unfold.

Apply glue to teacup (refer to picture). Fold together. Let dry.

Cut out a piece of paper the same size as the tea bag. Tape the string to the paper. Cover up the string by taping the teabag to the paper. Tape string to the inside of the rectangle template and glue shut.

Write message on back. Hopefully your message will look nicer than the one above. Now just tuck the teabag/message into the teacup. Done.

29 comments:

woolanthropy said...

super cute and perfect for mother's day!

KC said...

This is adorable. I can't wait to make it!

mushroommeadows said...

lichee black tea?? How does that taste? :)

kawaii crafter said...

The lichee flavor is really subtle. It tastes more like black tea with a hint of fruit flavor.

babalisme said...

sooo clever! You have the cleverest ideas!

Renna said...

Jessica, this and the teacup votice candle are both fantastic ideas!

Amy@Let's Explore said...

Super cute! Those would make *adorable* invites... :)

Izaberu said...

Yes, what a cute and fantastic idea!

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Tricia said...

Cute, I'm thinking this would also be cute with a larger mug and some hot chocolate during the winter months.

tricia said...

oh so adorable. And a great idea that could have different applications.

urban craft said...

I love this idea, It's going to be perfect for so many people I know. Thanks!

Ayie said...

mom will love this one, she likes drinking tea! So unique and cute

Poppy and Mei said...

Awwwwwww, beautiful, as always...XXxx

alexander said...

Very creative idea. I think I will used that for my Mother's Day card!

Thanks.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

macati said...

this is so wonderful!!!! love the idea!

Melissa said...

I love this craft...beautiful!

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

Would you let me know if that's OK?

Thanks,

Nancy Ward
http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

Yarni Gras! said...

omgosh, that is such a great idea.....too bad they don't make Jack Daniel tea bags for MY mom! LOL!

Addie said...

I made these for an early Mother's Day tea party today and all the ladies loved them! Thank you for the inspiration!

Hänni said...

I have to tell you, I made this card and its *adorable*. I don't have a color printer, so I printed your pattern and traced onto a piece of cardstock that had a lovely floral print on it (picked it up at Michaels). In addition to the teabag, I also stuffed a little gift card in there--it was the perfect size. Great project!

katie said...

Hi,

I just recently stumbled upon the work of Shinzi Katoh--a big zakka artist. I'd never heard of zakka either, and a Google search led me to your blog. I love it! Your crafts look easy and fun and USEFUL! Your book reviews are also nicely done.

I also blog (about books, crafts, motherhood, etc.) and I'd like to link your blog to a post I'm working on. Thanks for the great info and inspiration.

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

What a brilliant idea and a delightful card.

Mini Meows said...

Hey (:

I love this!
Do you have a printable version of the template?

harmini.a@hotmail.com

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is ultra gorgeous! Thank you SO much for sharing it! :O)

Billie said...

Thank you! How adorable! I can't wait until I make a few of these, perfect thank you gifts. Sorry, as you can tell I'm way behind on my blog reading.

kygbs said...

I was searching everywhere for the perfect invitation for my sisters high tea baby shower, I wasn't happy with anything I found, then I stumbled across this and was ecstatic! Thanks.

jessica said...

this is so very adorable. perfect for any occasion, friendship, birthday, etc.

Tubarozadesign said...

Cute idea and inspirational too!

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