Tiaras and Teacups for Throwback Thursday

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Tiaras and Teacups for Throwback Thursday: Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Collection

Hello Friends!  It’s all about tiaras and teacups in this edition of Throwback Thursday.  I’ve reached all the way back to 2015, the year G45 released the glorious “Gilded Lily” collection.  I only have bits and bobs of this favorite collection left, but I still managed to create a teacup…

…and a shaker card!  No tutorial this week, as I have been slammed in the studio, but I’ll share lots of tips and tricks that will help you create your own Throwback Thursday masterpiece. Since my day always starts with tea, we’ll look at the teacup first.

Eileen Hull Gilded Lily Teacup

This is one of my all time favorite teacup creations.  After die cutting all the pieces from both chipboard and designer paper, I put the cup together with my Dries Clear Adhesive.  Graphic 45 Precious Pink roses adorn the base of the cup.  Then I threw in a little mixed media mayhem with Pearls, Prills and an itty bitty porcelain teacup.

TIP: Die pearls to match  your project with Alcohol Inks.  The neat and tidy way to do this is to place the pearls in a small zippered plastic bag.  Then add a few drops of alcohol ink and smoosh them around.  Remove with tweezers, and there are no messy hands involved!

TIP: Fill the tiny teacup almost to the brim with hot glue.  Then sprinkle a few Prills on top  to look like the foamy bubbles in a chai latte.  Randomly apply glue to the saucer, sprinkle with Prills and set the pearls and cup into the hot mix (carefully!).

Gift wrap  a tea bag, Lindt miniature chocolate, and Biscoff cookies to tuck inside the cup.  Tie a chipboard tag around a demitasse spoon.  This is a great way to use up your scraps and create a beautiful presentation.

Score a small ephemera card in half to create a mini note card.  Alter a resin crown with Metallic Wax.  This decorative feature looks great in the tea cup and keeps the bitty card from falling down into the recesses of the cup.

The Card: Keep Calm and Straighten Your Tiara

I pulled a lot of tricks out of my bag to make these scraps cover my card base.   First, don’t try to cover the center part of the card.  You are going to create a shaker window that will obscure any precious designer paper anyway.  Instead, simply add a border to the top and bottom of the card.  Then I cut a 3″ wide scrap in half from top to bottom.  Adhere the halves on each side of the card to cover the blank card base.  Once you add your shaker box, no one will ever know!

To create the shaker box, layer a gold foil die cut frame with a cream cardstock die cut frame.  Offset the two layers slightly when you adhere them together to create a drop shadow.  Then back the frame with clear cardstock and back with foam tape.  Fill with a shaker mix and cover with a large ephemera card.

A Peek Inside

I used most of my designer paper on the inside of the card.  But oh, what pretties I managed to tuck in here.

Here’s a book mark fit for royalty. I even attached a sparkling tiara on the top!

How about stamps?  Yup!  Gilded Lily Stamps adorn the focal on this magnet that I created from an ephemera card  (I need to stamp more…I’m so out of practice!)

Anyway..that’s Throwback Thursday for this week.  I hope by now your fingers are itching to dig through YOUR Closet of Shame and create something wonderful.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Note: Throwback Thursday posts feature older, often retired, products.  When I can find a product link, I will provide it.  But if there is no link, I bet you can find a good substitute from your stash.  Thanks for understanding!

11 thoughts on “Tiaras and Teacups for Throwback Thursday

  1. Isabel Gonzalez

    Your tiara card is sooo elegant, Kathy!!! I love both projects but I am totally in love with the card. The cup makes a gorgeous souvenier for a birthday or shower. Wow! You totally outdid yourself, and I thought that was impossible! Lol! Hugs, my sweet friend. God bless you always!!!

  2. Martie Rollin

    Both projects are lovely, but my eyes are locked on that teapot charm!! I have charms, but this shape is tea-lightful! .Couldn’t resist that one..ha! ha! Love all the little details that go into embellishing the base of your teacup projects. I picked up a card of little porcelain cups at Michael’s a couple of years ago. So pretty! I’ve not seen this paper collection, but I think “Princess” would work beautifully…Patterns & Solids has some lovely crowns and such. You do have such a creative mind!

  3. Helen Budz

    Great throwback, Kathy even though I don’t have this Graphic 45 set. Who knows I may find bits and pieces of it some day, some way! Your tea cup is simply delightful. So many amazing items tucked inside. Your tips for embellishing are such good suggestions. The shaker card is simply lovely, so elegant looking. Looking forward to seeing what else you might do with stamping. Til the next throwback, stay well. tfs-Hugs.

  4. MaryH.

    Kathy, I really look forward to your designs but especially Throwback Thursday designs. I am always amazed at your paper collection and how you can make the smallest scrap into a piece to behold! I hope you let us know when the new tea cup die is available, as I love this discontinued die. In your hands pure magic! This is sublime vintage – Queen Victoria would be proud to use your card as an invitation to a tea with her. So pretty the lace, use of velvet, stitching and oh those charms. The bird with the amethyst is so pretty (would ma a nice necklace too). And I covet that beautiful spoon. Really regal and brings Downton Abby to mind.

  5. Susan Steele

    These teacups and shaker card are adorable! Just Luv how you can make such awesome projects with scraps…and your cute tiny porcelain teacup full of bubbling latte! Lol! Great tips too! Thanks so much! Just luv these Throwback Thursdays! I don’t have these GF45 papers …but I’m sure I can find something in my stash! Lol! Thanks for sharing and keep safe! Hugs, Suzy Q

  6. Gina

    Hey Kathy,
    If this is not stunning than I don’t know it anymore wow wow wowww what a creation!!!!
    Mvg gina Belgium

  7. Sandy Artman

    Wow, Kathy, this is a visual delight! Alliteration aside, I love all the roses. I just used the Corner Cotillion die in a card so it caught my attention. It made a beautiful shaker feature. Did you use the same Dries Clear adhesive on the Cotillion die as on the teacup? Always looking for something that works well with intricate dies. Great idea about inking up the pearls. I love this card!
    Hope all’s well with you. Does Dale have a CD out yet? Sandy

  8. soozyb2013

    So much to see. Your embellishing is just such eye candy. So classy. Love it. Enjoy your day. Hope it stops raining soon.

  9. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, this teacup creation is simply sublime. I’ve looked at it several times now to enjoy all of the “mixed media mayhem”! LOL Wow, what a beautiful collection this was. I really enjoy seeing these throwback papers that were out there before my card making time. The teacup embellishments, pearls, lace, and roses….OMG, so elegant! I love the images of the ladies too. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  10. June Carole Phipps

    Stunning Kathy. A ray of sunshine in these terrible times. Thank you for lifting my spirits – Better than a G & T!
    My thoughts are with our friends across the pond
    Stay Safe.
    Blessings from UK

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