Thursday, 17 September 2015

Cuppa LOVE

Hello crafty friends..
A quick post to share with you today! I was experimenting to alter an empty liquor carton, I cut it right in the center to get 2 pieces and this is what I did it to it.
A tea bag dispenser! I have a detailed tutorial here where I did a shabby chic style. For the other one, I decided to make it Vintage and used my new Graphic 45 French Country Stack papers! I love the country style patterns in lovely fall colors and it has a vintage feel to it.
Since I was doing 2 dispensers from one empty carton, I decided to keep this one simple. The papers speak for themselves! I inked them all with Walnut stain DI.
I chose 2 coordinating papers from the stack to cover the outside and for the inside used a green PP from DCWV.

The base and the lid was made using heavy chipboard and adhered some bottle caps here as feet. I have colored them with red acrylic colors and inked the edges with Archival black ink.
Around the base is a lovely grass hedge. I have used IO dies for this. This gives a closed garden feel!
I have embellished the lid again in fall colors. I decided to pick the sun flowers from the PP and made them using CLD sunflower die. The l;eaves are using CLD tropical leaves set.
I have used mustard seed, wild honey and walnut stain to color them. There is something about these flowers, it always brightens up any project!
Firstly I layered a bed of coconut coir, placed the sun flowers. Then I stamped this lovely tea cups on text papers. I have highlighted the flowers and added a small bling too. I have given an acetate backing to the cups so that they can be propped up! It looks as if the cups are in conversation!
 These are Hot Off The Press stamps, the sentiment too!
As you turn the box around, I have clipped an Ideology paper clip using a brad. Some paper scraps with inked edges hang on the back side for those eureka moments after sipping your favorite cuppa!
I would like to enter this is the following challenges...
Cherry Lynn Designs- Things with wings
Crafty Creations- Takes two ( 2 sun flowers, 2 cups, 2 bling and 2 pairs of bottle cap feet!)
Dream Valley Designs- autumn colors
Little Red wagon- Try something new( new paper pack, new stamps)
Our Creative Corner- shades of autumn
Rubber dance Art Stamps- celebration( have used the Nov’14 colors)
Scrapping 4 Fun – Branded scrapping paper ( Graphic 45 and DCWV)
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Until my next creative Journey,
Happy Crafting and recycling.


  1. WOnderful..I loved the warm Autumn colors and the images on pp very interesting !

  2. Tea just so happens to be one of my favourite things in the world! :-)
    This is gorgeous. French Country is one of my fave G45 collections too. x

  3. very lovely Rupa !! love the colors !!

  4. WOW!! Such wonderful piece of work. You are so creative. Love the farm feel of this dispenser and the cute papers. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4fun
    Tina dt

  5. That's so clever, Rupa - what an inspired idea - and I love the little tea party picnic on the top!
    Alison xx

  6. Love all the tiny cute detailings!! Perfect Autumny feel!

  7. This is amazing Rupa. A very decorative piece of recycling and with a practical purpose. Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics.

  8. Your CL sunflowers look amazing next to this Graphic 45 paper and what another brilliant piece of upcycling.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

  9. Wonderful idea, so creative! Thanks for sharing your project this week at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck in the draw!

  10. Another fantastic holder for tea bags. the papers look great.
    Yvonne x

  11. Rupa, this is such a wonderful creation! So glad you used your 'new' items and joined in on our LRW Challenge this week. Thanks for linking up! Brenda

  12. What a beautiful but practical creation Rupa. I love G45 papers they mix and match so well. I liked the paper on the side for your Eurika moments, made me smile! Thank you for joining our challenge at Our a Creative Corner. Hugs Jan x

  13. I love how you use the Cheery Lynn sunflower die...your flowers are gorgeous and the cups look fantastic...a trademark Rupa creation and a wowser!
    Dr Sonia

  14. Fantastic idea and lovely Autumnal colours. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges. DT Shona xx

  15. WOW, what a great transformation! I love seeing your altered art. This is really pretty - and useful, too!
    Thank you for joining our September challenge. Good to see you there! :-)
    Sorry for commenting so late, I've been ill.

  16. Yummy colours! Thanks so much for joining our 1 year anniversary challenge! ♥

  17. Beautifully creative Rupa with lovely autumnal colours. Thanks so much for joining my challenge at Our Creative Corner. Julia x

  18. Beautiful! I have sturdy boxes like these in square as well as cylindrical shapes....if only I courageously play with them without being afraid of "ruining" them lol! Thanks for the inspiration!!