Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cute (&) Spooky Blog Hop Day Three ~ Krista's Paper Cafe

Today, my Boo-tiful and talented friend, Krista from Krista's Paper Cafe is here sharing her fun Halloween project!

Let’s play! Be sure to keep your eyes open for Kimberly’s polka dots! She is crazy about polka dots! I made two teacups for you to enjoy your Halloween tea as you hop with us. I started with a cut file pattern from Pazzles for my Pazzles Inspirational Personal Paper Cutter. I did alter the original pattern to fit a style that I like. I added a saucer to the first cup. I also created a different handle.
I cut the base of the cup from shimmering black cardstock. Because the way the cup is assembled, the inside is quite crude. I cut a second pass of the cup base from patterned paper. I reversed the folds so that the pattern side of the paper is on the inside and adhered it to the inside of the black base cup. I inked the top edge of the inside piece with black so that it would “blend” better. It was a tight squeeze. (I should play around with it and cut the inside a tad smaller.)

Next I chose to decorate the outside panels of the teacup with coordinating colors. I also inked those edges as the base paper is white. I do not like seeing that white edge.

Here she is! Beautiful!

A side view to show off the colors.

Now lets have a little fun! Of course I had Kimberly in mind when I designed the second tea cup! It’s WTICHy! But after all, Kimberly is a stylin’ witch!

My Pazzles cutter tore the paper as it cut, but I think it adds to the decoration! I did not have to cut a inside for this cup as I used tissue paper to create the effect of a boiling cauldron!
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Be sure to stop by each blog...I promise you won't be disappointed!
Thank you Krista for joining the party and sharing your frightfully fun creation!

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  1. Krista! These are so adorable, lady! I love them both but those witches feet are killing me here! So very cute!!

  2. What a cute and unique project Krista, love it!!!!

  3. Cute, cute tea cup project and awesome prizes for day 3.

  4. After having to take the summer off, it is so fun to be blogging and crafting again. And to join with Kimberly and her uber-talented friends. Enjoying the hop. Great projects so far!!

  5. Wonderful project Krista. So glad you shared it with the birthday blog hop.

  6. love this different project you made. Love that upside down witch. Great job girl!!

  7. I love your teacups! What a neat idea! I've never seen paper ones!


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