Mementoes In Time


New Template - Teacup and Saucer Cards

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 3:45 AM

My Mum loves her tea and when she is having a 'posh' moment she will use her very special bone china tea cups and saucers.This really does depend on who is visiting of course and I suppose I shouldn't be offended when I only get offered the tatty chipped mugs when I visit.


Anyway, I wanted to make a teacup and saucer card template that allowed me to replicate a very genteel cup of tea for Mother's Day. I know that a 'lady' would never be so sloppy as to have a tea bag hanging out of her cup but I felt that this did fall into the realms of artistic licence and the teabag allowed me to add a greeting in a very neat and effective way!


These cups have been papered and the saucers stamped with a range of small stamps. I have stuck to the flower theme as I wanted to replicate a real cup as much as possible.You could of course stamp all over the template instead of using papers. The pink cup is the Mother's Day one but I got a bit carried away with the rest of them!




For the lilac cup and saucer above, I have used a piece of lilac stripe paper from the Toddler Backing Papers set and the stamps are from a Tapestry stamp set called Aster Wreath. I have used a mixture of flowers and leaves to create a repeating pattern around the bottom and stamped over the paper on the rim of the cup to link them together.


The tag, teabag and saucer have been chalked in a mixture of lilac chalks to give a softer look. The teabag reads 'Sweetest Friend' which I thought worked well with the theme. 


The teabag label sits outside the cup and the teabag slips down inside a slot cut in the back of the card. In that way, the message can be hidden until the recipient pulls the tag up to surprise them. Cut a slot just along the fold and slightly bigger than your teabag. You could just let it dangle down the back if you prefer.


Here is a blue themed one, using some spotty paper on the cup and a simple flower stamp from the Stampin Up Little Morsels stamp set. I liked this one even though I clearly messed up by stamping off the edge of the saucer.  The tag has a paper flower and brad instead of a message this time.

Finally, an oriental themed cup stamped and heat embossed with gold embossing powder with some asian themed stamps I have and finished with some gold border stickers. The teabag has been stamped with a rather lovely Hero Arts Kanji Poem Stamp I picked up at a show a year ago.


These cards don't just have to be for Mother's Day of course, they would make equally good greetings for friends as all you have to do is change the wording on your teabag. Any more ideas for using these templates, I would love to hear them..please post below!

Categories: Card Projects, Project Tips and Notes, 2010 to 2011

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Reply linda walker
1:11 PM on February 22, 2013 
Reply Imy
9:48 PM on April 22, 2011 
Thanks again for the comments! Be sure to register with the site and visit the Members' Freebies page, where you can get some extra templates to go with this one, including a spoon, three biscuits and sugarcubes. Hope you enjoy playing with these too!
Reply donna lawrence
9:41 PM on April 22, 2011 
just went and purchased the tea cup template. Can't wait to try it as it is so darn cute
Reply donna lawrence
9:39 PM on April 22, 2011 
Imy says...
Thanks for all the lovely comments everyone. You can get this template on our Card Template page.
Reply Imy
3:45 AM on April 21, 2011 
Thanks for all the lovely comments everyone. You can get this template on our Card Template page.
Reply connie
12:59 AM on April 20, 2011 
These are lovely!!! May I have a template please?
Reply Donna Lawrence
9:12 PM on April 19, 2011 
These are absolutely adorable. I would love the template if you are sharing.
Reply kstopps
2:12 PM on April 19, 2011 
Oh, please share the template with us! These are too cute!!!
Reply louise
12:58 PM on April 19, 2011 
I love a cup of tea and so do my friends...will you share your I can give a cup of tea to my friends?
Reply jessica
12:51 PM on April 19, 2011 
these are absolutely adorable. I would love the template as well if it is available!!! Great job going to go explore your blog some more!! Happy Crafting
Reply Dar
12:36 PM on April 19, 2011 
Love it I would love the pattern
Reply Gramma Jeannie
12:20 PM on April 19, 2011 
These are so very darling. Thans for sharing. Is there a template available?
Reply Brenda
11:51 AM on April 19, 2011 
These are fabulous!!!
Reply laura
11:49 AM on April 19, 2011 
can i get the template please

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