Christmas Gifts in a Teacup with Nostalgia

Hello, Friends!  Tea might be my favorite beverage of all time.  So it's only natural that I would find a way to celebrate Christmas with a little tea themed project.  These darling Christmas Teacups are filled to the brim with Christmas treats.  Made with charming papers and images from the Nostalgia Collection, they are the perfect little gifts.


I've die cut the teacups from white mat board using the Eileen Hull Teacup Die.  Rather than cut a whole big piece of mat board, which wastes a lot of material, I cut individual pieces to fit the area of the die I wanted to cut.  Here's a little cutting guide to help you make your teacups.

For each teacup you will need to cut:
  • 2 pieces of mat board measuring 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" for the teacups
  • 4 pieces of Nostalgia paper measuring 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" to line the teacup die cuts
  • 1 piece of mat board measuring 5" x 3" for the saucer
  • 2 pieces of Nostalgia paper measuring 5" x 3" to  line the saucer
  • 1 piece of mat board measuring 7 1/4" x 2 1/4" for the teacup sides
  • 2 pieces of Nostalgia measuring 7 1/4" x 2 1/4" to line the teacup sides
  • 1 piece of mat board measuring 1 1/2" x 1 3/4" for the tag
  • 2 pieces of Nostalgia measuring 1 1/2" x 1 3'4" to line the tag


TIP:  To make the job extra easy, line each piece of mat board with Scrapbook Adhesives Sheets.                   Peel off the liner, adhere the paper and then run through your die cutting machine.


Each sweet little teacup is decorated with an image from the 6x6 Nostalgia Bundle Pack.  These are popped up on Scrapbook Adhesives foam tabs to add extra dimension.   I created a little gift card holder using Spectrum Crocodile Smile Green Cardstock and an image from the 6x6 Pad. 


I think these teacups would be so much fun to use as favors for a holiday tea or cookie swap!


I love the ticket stickers...like this "Naughty Pass."  Holiday stress can get the best of us all...so a naughty pass could come in handy!

 These would make great Secret Santa gifts, just sayin'!


To dress up my individually wrapped packages of Biscoff Cookies, I cut a 1 3/4" wide strip of paper from the 6x6 Bundle pack.  Then I just wrapped it around the cookie label, leaving the red ends to show.  Top it with a sticker, and BOOM!  Instant cuteness!


I think these would make great teacher appreciation gifts.  The empty teacup could be used to hold paper clips or other small supplies.


You could tuck a Starbuck's gift card into the little holder and be all done with your holiday shopping.


And how cute would these little teacups be all lined up on a holiday mantel? 


This is a great project to do with kids.  Just form an assembly line, put some elf hats on their cute little heads and let them pretend to be in Santa's workshop.  And if they sneak a candy cane, chocolate or cookie...well, give them a naughty pass!  LOL

I'll be back later this month with more fun uses for this beautiful collection.  I hope I've shared some ideas here that will help you get ready for Christmas! 

Cheerio,
kathy

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  1. WOW! These are absolutely AMAZING!
    I'm sharing them in the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB page!

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    1. Thank you so much, Amy! I'm so glad you enjoyed this post, and hope your coffee lover's group will have fun with this idea! Happy crafting!

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