A Beau-Tea-Ful Gift Suggestion...

I'm so glad you could stop by for a visit today!
It's Wednesday, and as you all know its a Heartfelt Creations share day!
Be sure to hop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog after you've finished here because the team has another week of inspiring creations for you!

I decided to go with a gift idea for my project this week!
Do you have any guesses as to what it might be when you look at the title of today's blog post?

I won't keep you waiting...

My inspiration for this teacup centrepiece came from the beautiful floral arrangements that my Grandma used to receive from my uncle.  I picked up a cup and saucer at the thrift store and set to work shaping flowers....daisies, roses, mums, etc.  

Here's a closer look at the flowers...

I adhered matching sentiments to a toothpick to add it among the centrepiece just as the florist does.  I added a bow to the side of the arrangement and then sprayed the flowers with glitter hairspray.  
I had so much fun creating this...it took me back to the days of when I worked in a florist shop!

Well, I decided to create a small card to go with the centrepiece as often a card does accompany a floral gift.  

Here's the small note card I created...

I chose a small card panel and trimmed it to fit the note card, allowing a small white border to remain around it.  I then chose a smaller preprinted card panel and adhered it with 3D pop dots.  I cut out the sentiment and once again adhered it with 3D pop dots as well.  Lastly, I shaped three small flowers  to add to the side of the card.  

Here's a look at the set together...

I'll leave the instructions for this project here at the bottom of the blog post for you.  This project is not difficult, just a little bit time consuming with the flower shaping...so don't be intimidated...you can replicate this easily and have a wonderful gift ready for a birthday, Mother's Day or even just a reminder to someone that you are thinking of them!

Until next time...

Project Supplies & Instructions
HCDP1-258  Enchanted Mum Paper Collection
HCPC-3691  Enchanted Mum Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-768  Enchanted Mum Die
HCPC-3656  Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-760  Delightful Daisy Die
HCPC-3644  Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-757  Leafy Branch Die
HCPC-3533  Sun Kissed Fleur Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-734  Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCPC-3501  Bold Vintage Floret Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3502  Mini Vintage Floret Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-727  Vintage Floret Die
HCPC-3545  Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-736  Classic Leaf Die
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit
SMP001  Stamp Mat Pad
TSMP507  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Elderberry
TSMP701  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cottage Ivy
TSMP707  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves
TSMP103  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe
TSMP704  Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout
TSMP301  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk
TSMP400  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rose Bud
ANC850  Spring Bling Prills
ANC852  Bright Idea Prills
159723  Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
352854  Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute

Other Products Used:  white card stock, small note card base, tea cup and saucer, BigShot die cutting machine,  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Sweet Plum, Angel Pink, Grey Flannel, Stampin Up - Positively Pink, glitter hairspray, toothpick, ribbon, styrofoam ball, water, mist bottle, sponge daubers, Glossy Accents, 3D pop dots, VersaColor Pine Cone ink, decorative moss, scor tape

Watch the following videos to learn the various flowershaping techniques for the flowers in this project...Enchanted Mum here,  Delightful Daisies here , mini Birds and Blooms here, Sun Kissed Fleur here, and the Vintage Floret here.

Tea Cup Centrepiece Instructions:  Cut a small styrofoam ball in half to fill the tea cup with the rounded shape on top. Glue in place and allow to dry.  Adhere a small amount of decorative moss to the styrofoam ball with Glossy Accents and allow to dry. Select the flower stamps and dies, along with the various color inks that you wish to use to create your arrangement.  Stamp, die cut, color and shape your assorted flowers.  Arrange flowers in a way that is pleasing to you, allowing some of the flowers to drape over the sides of the tea cup, and some to sit on top of one another to add dimension.  Once happy with the floral bunch, adhere one by one using Glossy Accents allowing some time for the adhesive to dry before adding more flowers.  Stamp and die cut a few leaves to add randomly throughout the centrepiece. Adhere leaves in place with Glossy Accents. Add bow to side of arrangement.  Lastly, select two of the same sentiment pieces from the Enchanted Mum paper collection and adhere both back to back onto a toothpick.  Insert sentiment into arrangement. 

Note Card Instructions:  Select pre made card panel from the Enchanted Mum Paper Collection, and trim to fit small sized note card, allowing a small white edge to remain seen on the card base.  Ink edges of panel with a brown colored ink, and adhere to card base.   Cut out the mum image card panel shown.  Ink all edges with a brown ink, and apply to card base using 3D pop dots.  Select the sentiment that you wish to use from the paper collection and once again ink edges with a brown colored ink and apply to card using 3D pop dots.  Stamp the small flowers from the Birds and Blooms Collection in a light pink color and cut using the coordinating die.  Shape using a small spritz of water and your deluxe flower shaping tools.  Adhere prills to centres.  Stamp, color, cut and shape leaves.  Adhere flowers and leaves to side of card as shown. 

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