Sunday, August 25, 2013

Would Anyone Like a Cup of Tea?

We just got back from a trip to England to see Downton Abbey aka Highclere Castle. I learned that tea was a luxury and it was kept under lock and key. Ladies had their own morning room to enjoy this beverage. This inspired me to create my own teacup model. Using my grandmother's Noritake demitasse set (oops that's coffee...but I don't care I like the shape of the cup), I created the following teacups.

Here is the .Studio file for the teacup. I used cardstock for the teacup and saucer.  I used plain white copy paper for the tea bag.

Here is the PDF.

 There are two choices for the saucer and four types of handles included in the .Studio file.

Curl the sides of the teacup so that it is rounded and glue your choice of two of the same handles together.  This is to make the handle sturdy.
Glue the handle to the teacup as shown
Glue the sides together and mold the bottom edges of the cup upwards as shown on the right.
Bend the handle outwards after the glue has dried.  Add glue to the outer edges of the bottom as shown.
Attach the bottom using a sharp point and slide it into the correct position so that it is even.
Make the saucer by bringing the edges together. Mold the bottom circle upwards as shown.
Glue the bottom circle as shown.
Here are two different saucers and handle types.
Fold the teabags as shown.
Add a 2 1/2 inch piece of regular sewing thread and glue.
Add a little saying to the tea bag.I love the sayings on the teabags..."Have a Tea-rific day!" and "You are Tea-rific".
Here is the .Studio file for the teabag.

Add a candy treat to the cup and it's a wonderful Mother's Day present, shower favor or teacher's gift. Please use the .Studio files for your personal use only.  Thank you!

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