Saturday, July 9, 2011

Cup of Tea

Welcome to my little portion of the VC Rocks Blog Hop.  Our theme this weekend is "Anything but a Card". 

No problem for me, since I so RARELY show a card. 

What I came up with (just for you) is a punch art bookmark.  Which is shown here in a good book I just finished, Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier.

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Here is the WHOLE thing

Instead of Fiction is my cup of tea, it could have been Mysteries are my cup of tea, Romance is my cup of tea, Cooking is my cup of tea... well, you get the idea - fit the bookmark to your own needs - or make it "match" a specific book. (Gift Idea!)

So how did I make the teapot?

Start with the feather duster looking petal from Blossom Petal Builder Punch.  Trim as shown in photo.  Keep the "lumpy" bottom piece and the middle piece - toss the tiny tip.


The lumpy bottom piece becomes the "lid" of the pot - just add a small circle.
Handle is 3/4 inch circle around the 1/2 inch circle hole
Spout is the left side "part" of the small petal on the Blossom Petal Builder (see photo below)


I stamped on some little flowers, sponged all the edges and put it all together with mini glue dots.

The bonus idea today is to punch the "feather duster" in silver, trim the "lumpy" bottom off as I did for the teapot, leave the tip alone and you have a Hershey "kiss" shape. 


Easy, huh?  And it is easy to see more "non card" projects - just click the buttons below to continue on the VC Blog Hop. 

Home base is HERE if you get lost along the way (official hop start time is 9 AM Central)

Click the button on the left to hop backwards to see what Carey Rogers has for you or Click the button on the right to hop over to see what Karen Gibson created.  Happy Hopping!







30 comments:

Nichole said...

Ellen, I love your bookmark! Punch art is usually difficult for me, but you make it look so easy and do-able! Thanks for sharing!

Queenie Jeannie said...

More punch art awesomeness!! YOU ROCK!!!

Jeanie's Jems said...

Love the teapot on the bookmark. It is so cute!
Jeanie

MJ said...

Cute cute cute. You are the queen of punch art. Thanks so much for always sharing your directions too. so fun!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This is a beautiful little bookmark! I love everything about it!

Wishing you a great weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Shari said...

The Punch Goddess strikes again! Love it!

Elizabeth said...

I'm so surprised to find punch art on your project! ;) I love the teapot and the entire bookmark! Thanks so much for the instructions and for the Hershey kiss tip!

kreationzbyzabrina said...

Just beautiful. Love the teapot!!

Loni said...

How cute! And knew there would be punchart involved! Love it! Hugs, Loni

Carolyn Sharkas said...

What a cute little teapot, I'm thinking Beauty and the Beast here. Thanks so much for sharing.

hugs,

Carey said...

You, your blog and your ideas are all great. Is that enough sucking up? Seriously, this is really cute as are all of your ideas. TFS Roscoe would be proud to munch on such a design.


Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Lindam530 said...

Ellen...I LOVE this pretty bookmark!

Brenda Hugar said...

Love your bookmark -- great teapot (and why didn't you join the bookmark swap? hmmmm). I also love the Hershey Kiss. Grat ideas.

Dawn said...

Very cute--love the idea....I'm already thinking about combining your punch teapot with "Morning Cup" I see some cute bookmarks happening! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie L Watson said...

Very creative. I love the teapot on the bookmarks. Thanks for such a easy tutorial on how to make it and I love the tip for today. Who doesn't love Hersey's. Thanks for sharing today.

stampershirley said...

Oh yeah, easy with your great tips!! I love punches almost as much as you do, but I don't have your imagination, so I am sooo glad you love to create -- and share! Hugs, Sassy Shirley

Lorraine said...

Oooh, I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Lorita said...

Love the bookmark. Never been one to do punch art but I love the tea pot.
so I will give it a try. Thanks for the instructions

Barbara Furlong said...

You are just the best with all your projects...thank you!

Chris Occhipinti said...

Big E strikes again! I am so grateful for your creativity, but even more for your generosity in sharing it with us mere mortals...

Thanks for the great idea!

Krafting Karen said...

I love tea anything...what a great idea!

A Touch of SOL said...

Hola Fearless Leader and QUEEN of Punch Art...Mystery is my CUP OF TEA!

Patrice H said...

I always am inspired by your creativity!
Your Tea Pot is as delicate as a real Chinese one. How did you ever get the flowers stamped so tiny on that pot?
You are amazing Big E

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Cute bookmark...Fantasy SciFi or Mystery are my cup of tea. TFS how to make the tea pot. I think I am going to have to breakdown and get that punch. I've seen so many neat things made with it.

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Ellen, your tea pot is just adorable! and what a terrific bookmark it makes, too. . . .

Tessa said...

LOVE the punchy teapot bookmark-and the saying you made to go with it! TFS!

Elizabeth said...

Precious bookmark! Oh and thanks for the chocolate kisses tip.

Lisa said...

I love, love, love the Hershey Kiss!! Why didn't I think of that?? LOL :)

Merry said...

So very clever...thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

me said...

okay, now i'm sucked into all these adorable creations. amazing!!! - ariana