I cut the tea cup from a Slice design cartridge from the Jillibean Soup paper collection.
Tip: I masked off the top, bottom, and the handle with blue painters tape. My favorite tape for masking or holding down thin die cuts! It won't stick to your paper or anything. Very easily removed.
I colored in the top, bottom, and handle with a gold leaf paint pen; added red pearl gems; and foam dots to pop it up.
Tip: I love to re-purpose my tools and use them in different ways. On this card I used scallop decorative scissors and a handle hole punch for the bottom paper strip, but you could easily use any scallop border punch from Fiskars or EK Success too!
Then I cut out the month April from the Jillibean Soup paper collection. I chose April for Spring and to give as an upcoming Anniversary card or birthday card. I wanted to make it look like a tea bag with twine and a staple for a 3D effect. You don't always have to craft things flat. It's fun to give your projects some dimension and to mix and match your tools and see what you can create. What are you doing today?