Tea-riffic at Miss Kate Cuttables

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I’ve been wanting to use this Tea Pot and coordinating Stacked Tea Cups for a while now.  With Mother’s Day coming up next month, it was a perfect time for me to use them for my Miss Kate Cuttables design team post.  I used the combination to make this easel card:

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Making an easel card is pretty easy once you know where to score and fold.  In this case, I created a mirror image above the base of the teapot.  Then I slid the top piece down so the pieces overlap (this is where the fold will be) and welded the two pieces.  I created a score line across the middle of the card and another half way between that score and the top.  As I want to have a full teapot on the front, I also cut a single base…and created an internal offset to use for my panel inside.

Then I cut all the pieces of the teapot using DCWV textured card stock.  Here’s the card before it’s opened and set up as an easel.  Miss Kate’s files always have such great layering to them

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Here’s the card, opened fully, so you can see the sentiment.  I cut only one of the stacked tea cups using the same card stock.  I tucked a little tea bag under the top layer with Baker’s Twine.

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Here’s a view from the side, so you can see how the easel sits.

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8 Responses to “Tea-riffic at Miss Kate Cuttables”

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  1. Wonderful. Like that you made it a shaped card & an easel style card. I’m a tea person.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  2. Denise Sayers says:

    Tea is a favorite of my daughter so making it into an easel card is a great idea.

  3. Claudia Henderson says:

    I love love this tea pot card Kim. Never thought of doing an easel card out of it. How did you do the base of it? I think I have to c.a.s.e. this one for my fall classes 😉 very nice, thanks for sharing

    • Kim&Katy says:

      It’s fairly easy. The concept is the same as an easel card. Start with the shape of the teapot…that’ll be your front piece and your template for making the base. Trace around it on your cardstock and then flip it up to make a mirror image, slightly overlapping at the flap. There’s your base. Score horizontallly in the center and midway down the front. I can make a tutorial about shaped easels as I’m sure this isn’t as clear and understandable as I think it sounds.

  4. Lynn McAuley says:

    I love this awesome beauty!! What a sensational shape card, Kim!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks so much, Lynn. I hope you are doing well. I haven’t been to visit you in a while…too long! I hope to get there this week.

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