As promised, here is the alternate tea cup design! It’s a bit taller and wider than the one I uploaded last week. But I’m really happy with the design! It goes together exactly the same as Paper Tea Cup #1 . It’s cut out of 160gsm card stock and glued together with a quick drying adhesive or double sided tape.
But rather than just glue these ones together I decided to get a little more creative. I embroidered them with a simple heart design before I glued it together.
I pre cut my embroidery holes using my Graphtec cutter plotter, but I’ve included the template inclusive of the heart cross stick embroidery hole locations if you want to punch them through by hand. I did a tutorial a while ago that that explains how to embroider card stock by hand. You can find it here.
After I’d embroidered all of the hearts. I glued down the loose threads with a little quick drying adhesive and trimmed the remaining thread.
I then proceeded to put the cup together in exactly the same manner as Paper Tea Cup #1. I haven’t recreated the tutorial as it seemed a bit of a waste of time; and I can be spending that time making new things! So after you’ve downloaded the template, head over here and follow the photo tutorial.
And this is the final result! I’ve not come up with a lid design for it yet, and I’ve a rough sketch created for a fabric lining that will hide off the horrible mess inside. But you’ll just have to wait a little for those!
I’ve a really cute lid design for Tea Cup #1 that ties down with a ribbon bow to go up on the blog tomorrow.
What do you think? I’m quite happy with them. They’d be perfect with some little Valentines Day sweets inside!