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Hey everyone, it's Hilary here today with some fun projects featuring the papers & embellishments from Authentique Paper's, "Elegant" line. I thought the colors and papers would be perfect for a little tea party, and I used SVG files to create the pieces featured here. All of these pieces were extremely easy to assemble after the files were cut, but when finished they look like they took hours to create and you're left with the sweetest of all teapots, the cutest of teacups and a tea bag dispensary that is the perfect compliment. I hope you enjoy!
For those who may not be familiar with SVG files, they are files that are downloaded and electronically cut out through various electronic die cutting machines such as the Sizzix Eclips, (which is what I use), Cricut, Cameo Silhoutte, Pazzles and a few others. They need software such as eCal, Sure Cut's A lot, Silhoutte Studio Designer, and Make-the-Cut.
This teapot has to be one of my favorite projects from this line. I used the "ten" paper from the "Elegant" line, and I think it was the perfect paper to used for this little teapot. I think this would make an amazing centerpiece at your next tea party.
For the top, I used a contrasting pattern paper, (Elegant "five"). I chose to glue my top down, and wrap it with silver tinsel ribbon, but how sweet would this teapot be stuffed with flowers, (fake of course). I then finished it with a drawer pull on the top, and a flower, ribbon, and die cut tag from the "Elegant" line.
In addition to the tea bag dispensary, I had to include a little teacup as well. The one pictured here is stuffed with white chocolate truffles, and it would make the perfect gift. I really love how the "five" pattern turns this teacup into one that looks like it's really made from China.
This little tea cup is so pretty, I almost wish I could sip from it.
For the top of the bag, again I just chose to close the bag with ribbon, a flower and tag.
The tea dispensary box, is so sweet. And this was so very simple to make.
After your electronic cutter cuts out your pieces, it's assembly couldn't be easier. Every piece is scored, so there's no guess work, it's self explanatory. I simply added the black panels and lightly adhered them.
I chose to machine stitch the panels around my box to give it a more handmade look. Plus I have to at least stitch one thing in this collection! lol! Then began to adhere the sides together.
The extra piece is added at the bottom before the box is finally closed up and adhered together. By the way, I used small beads of hot glue for my projects today. Especially with altered projects, I like to use an adhesive I know won't fail, and hot glue is my choice.
For the top, I chose to add an antique drawer pull. Very simple, just poke a hole and add the drawer pull, tightening until it hand tight.
To finish the box, I added another bow, another flower, and a tag from the "Elegant" line. Fill your box with an assortment of tea's and you now have everything you need to throw the sweetest tea party on the block.
I hope you enjoy these projects today, and I hope these inspire you to create your own using SVG files.
Authentique Paper "Elegant"
"three", "five", "seven", "ten", "twelve"
"Components" die cuts
additional supplies used:
SVG files: "Tea for You"
ribbon, antique vintage drawer pulls, (Tim Holtz), twine, flowers, (Petaloo & Prima), distessing ink, (Antique Linen, "Ranger"), silver tinsel ribbon, (Melissa Frances), hole punch, hot glue, Tombow (Power Bond), mini-white pom-pom trim, (bottom of teacup).