Crafters Home Fall Sneak Peek Blog Hop!

Join Spellbinders™ Paper Arts and Crafters Home as we celebrate a Fall Sneak Peek!

Spellbinders and participating stores in the Crafters Home Buying Group are excited to introduce three new die template sets sold exclusively through Crafters Home stores through January! You’ll have to wait until February to find these die template designs in non-member stores.
These new dies are in stock! Get yours now at a participating Crafters Home store, see the list on the Spellbinders Blog!
Visit the Spellbinders Blog November 14 – 16 to see a new Spellbinders die template revealed each day! Visit designer blogs to enter the daily contests and see inspiring projects using the new releases. Comment on Designers Blogs and the Spellbinders Blog count as entries into daily drawings. Daily winners receive all three of the new designs!

Today’s new die is Nested Tea Cups

S4-350 Nested Tea Cups $ 19.99
Small Cup: 1 ¼ x 1 1/8”
Small Handle ½ x 5/8”
Medium Cup 2 1/8 x 1 7/8”
Medium Handle ¾ x 1 ½”
Large Cup 3 x 2 5/8”
Large Handle 1 1/8 x 2”

Today I have a 5 x 7 canvas with stamped tea cups, precariously stacked.

I had the idea in my head, loved the direction it was going in with the stamped and colored cups, but then it just seems like it needs something else…but I ran out of time and brain cells over the weekend. This is one of those things that I’ll set aside and most likely rework until I am happier with it.

On that note though, I like that it really looks like an elegant Victorian tea cup.  I used embossing ink, carefully applying it to the rim only, by inking just that part of the die template, called reverse stenciling.  I embossed in the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine, then added embossing powder and heated.

The saucer is heat embossed the same way.  I curled the cups to make them look rounded, and used SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ 3D Foam Squares and Crafty Foam Tape to give the cups some lift.


Visit and comment with these Designers Today for a chance to win!

Spellbinders Blog

Windy Robinson

Christine Emberson

Kimberly Crawford

Beth Pingry<-you are here!

Contest Details
Participants wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders Fall Sneak Peek contests adhere to all of the following rules.

  •  The Fall Sneak Peek starts November 14, and ends November 16, 2011. It consists of three individual contests, one each day.
  •  Each Fall Sneak Peek Bog will accept comments as entries from 12:00 am until 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, on its scheduled day.
  •  Each comment counts as one entry. One entry per person, per blog please.
  • One winner each day will receive the three new die templates available exclusively at Crafters Home stores.
  • All three winners will be announced on the Spellbinders Blog on November 17. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email address on the winning post to claim their prize. If a winner fails to respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
  • By entering, you allow Spellbinders to publish your first name, city, state, and country of residence and a quote from you, on the Spellbinders Blog, website, and in promotional materials.
  • Spellbinders Designers, contractors, employees and immediate family members are not eligible to win.
  • The invitation to the Fall Sneak Peek Blog Hop is extended to all, we are happy to ship prizes worldwide.

Any questions regarding this contest should be sent to

Thank You for stopping by today!


94 responses to “Crafters Home Fall Sneak Peek Blog Hop!

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  2. Very pretty, Beth!

  3. Beth I loved your tea cups. Very interesting card!

  4. Very pretty canvas. I love your color selections. I work with a Beth who loves an afternoon tea party, and has an eclectic collection of cups – much like the ones you have created!

  5. I love your card. The teacups look real! The way you stamp them, and then curled them a bit. Very clever!

  6. Carol from kiwi land

    Lovely colour combinations and stacked tea cups just seem so right.I’m sure the canvas will come together when you least expect and its good to know that everyone sometimes just has to put their project to the side before it can be completed to their own special standard.

  7. Beth love how your victorian tea cups turned out! It’s my first time hearing about reverse stenciling and I will definitely need to google this. Great details with the embossing. TFS!

  8. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  9. I love it. What a great way to use the die. Love the look of the painted tea cups. I have a friend who collects tea cups I may need to come up with something for the holidays for her. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Love your creation, the colors and patterns on the teacups look like the ones on my granny’s old sets. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win.

  11. Love your canvas with the stacked tea cups. I love tea.

  12. Very pretty, Beth! I love teacups and actually have a tea cup and saucer collection, so this die appeals to me. 🙂

  13. Apparently you don’t need much time or many brain cells to do something beautiful. Love your patterned paper tea cups. TThe patterns chosen were lovely.

  14. Your set of beautiful stacked teacups is lovely Beth. I really like the stamps you chose, and was interested in the reverse stamping/embossing method you outlined. Thanks for sharing your project!

  15. So simple but so elegant. Blue is not one of my favorite colors but adding in some purple and the neutral background made it beautiful.

  16. Each tea cup looks amazing! gorgeous card.
    Hugs and smiles

  17. Beautiful and elegant. Love your idea.

  18. Beautiful and elegant. Love your idea. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Beautiful work… Reminds me of my Grammy’s collection she used to have…

  20. Love your canvas, I think you did a gorgeous job with the tea cups. The embossing makes them look so much like real tea cups.

  21. Marvelous card! Love it just the way it is! The only thing needed is for some lucky person to receive it!

  22. What a lovely card, love the set of teacups and the colors of them with the flowers, very pretty, thank you for sharing it.

  23. What a lovely card! So inspiring!

  24. Awesome project!!

  25. fabulous card! j’adore!

  26. Love the way you decorated each of the cups.

  27. Love these teacups – I collect antique teacups and have a stack that looks a lot like your project!

  28. so precious – like fine china!
    Sandra ltb

  29. Great job! Love all the different designs you encorporated into this, looks like my grannies cupboard with her old china tea/coffee cups stacked up. Love it! TFS

  30. I LOVE your card! It’s stunning – the cups are so Royal-Dalton-y!!! Fantastic card!!! Thanks for inspiration!

  31. Beautiful, yet whimsical! Perfect! TFS!

  32. The dies look great stacked up like that. Fab project that would look great on a kitchen wall. Thanks to all you talented ladies for giving us the chance of winning too.
    tine 🙂

  33. I love the way you’ve balanced the wobbly cups like that, the patterns are gorgeous too, just like you’d find on lovely, china cups.

  34. Your teacups are definitely elegant looking. My grandmother had teacups like those and looking at them and the design makes me remember having coffee with her when I was young. Had to have coffee as she knew I did not like tea.

  35. i am a tea drinker so this suits me just fine. and is another die set i just have to have. love how you embossed the cups, gave them dimension. stunning.

  36. I really like how you embossed them!! I will have to try that. love your card! it’s gorgeous!!

  37. The tea cups look so real!! Just gorgeous!!

  38. Very pretty card Beth, love your tower of cups, they are all so pretty, wonderful choice of PP. And such a creative idea. wonderful design.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Sorry I commented in the wrong spot, put this comment in your stopper post, sorry!! Also love those stopper tops as well though!!


  39. Wish I would have had this die for my Mad Hatter Bridal Shower this Saturday!! Love your teacups! The flourishes and the flowers are beautiful! Thanks, Teresa E.

  40. Judy I, St. Louis MO

    What a great card. I love how you’ve used the beautiful tea cup die.

  41. Your cups are gorgeous. These dies are wonderful. I love your embossing. Look like my grandmother’s china cups. Beautiful! TFS.

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  42. Great idea, love the stacked tea cups on canvas! Thanks for sharing

  43. Love the teacup die! Your card reminds me of tea cups my grandma used to have many years ago. Brings back fond memories!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  44. Your stamping makes those cute little teacups so UNIQUE….love that idea!

  45. What an elegant card! I love the tea cups all stacked up. And the colors are fantastic. Great job.

  46. Love the patterns on the teacups. I think this is beautiful the way it is, but will be looking forward to see how you re-work it.

  47. Stunning! I like the stacked cups!

  48. The tea cups are just gorgeous!

  49. Love those beautiful stacked teacups, how fun!

  50. Stunning card. I love how you layered the teacups and saucers.

  51. Oh, I can hardly wait to get my own set of these teacup dies! Your “china” creations are SO beautiful!

  52. Wow, these would suit me to a tea!

  53. Love your china patterns. They look great!

  54. What a gorgeous stack of treasured antique tea cups — BEAUTIFUL!!! Makes me think of the elderly lady my Mom watched over, visited with and took groceries to every week when I was a little girl. She was my Mom’s best friend’s Mom. I always got to have coffee with them, served in beautiful antique cups on saucers and a sweet treat. My “coffee” was mostly milk, but she’d set a beautiful table, including antique cream and sugar set, which was gifted to me when I got married years later! Still love how it ensures I’ll never forget how special she was in my life!

  55. Great job Beth! It reminds me of my mother’s tea cup and saucer collection. Thank you for sharing your projects to inspire us. Thank you Spellbinders for these wonderful dies to create with.

  56. Love the card as it is!

  57. Sweet card.. makes me want to have a tea party!

  58. Oh, I love this! I never realized how tea cups reminded me of fall and winter. And I have a cabinet full of all sorts of herbal teas and flavored green teas that I start drinking as soon as the weather gets cool. I love the idea of a sit-down with a friend over a cup of hot tea at this time of year. It also reminds me of the Aunt Dimity series of light mysteries that take place in England. It all gives me such a feeling of comfort. Thank you for the reminder. Beautiful job.

  59. Love your card and the die cuts are great.

  60. You managed to make several teacups that look like they came straight out of my Grandma’s collection – loved the card.

  61. This is so pretty! LOVE how you stacked them up!

  62. WOW—beautiful card–reminds me of my grandmother–she always would drink her tea from beautiful cups just like them….

  63. Love the vintage look!! And, LOVE these cups…how cute!

  64. I love your card and I am loving the teacup die.

  65. Wow I feel like I just opened the china closet to get out my tea cups. Beautiful project. These are great dies!


  66. Great use of the tea cups and I love the dp! Just beautiful!

  67. I know what you mean , I love it and you should be very proud, before I read you post I knew this is something I would want to do with this die.

  68. What a cute card! When I first saw the die I thought…mmm….what could I do with that? And then I scrolled down to see your card and it’s so cute! And I love tea!!! 🙂

  69. Such a pretty card! Love these teacup dies and thanks for the chance to win

  70. beautiful card and great papers

  71. This card reminds me of a tea cup collection that belongs to one of my best friends. Absolutely wonderful!

  72. I just love these dies, as they can be used for so many awesome things. They´re just sooo cool. I love the way you´ve stamped all your cups, that makes them look totally as the ones I remeber my grandmum had, when I was a kid, which she used, when they got fine visitors LOL. Love the look of tour card, really great work.

  73. Gorgeous creation Beth. Another clever use of these lovely dies (the detail and colours on each cup is fantastic) tfs

  74. Your card reminds me of my Aunt’s tea cup collection. Great use of colors, love the stack look. a perfect project

  75. Love your teetering teacups!

  76. Absolutely love your card. Just like the teacups in my cupboard…stacked!

  77. Lovely teacups.

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  78. I love them! and in my little state we have 4 crafters home vendors! yipppeeee! perfect for papaer n fabric!!!

  79. Gorgeous cups!!! Looks like Saturday afternoon with my Gram and her favorite teacups! Beautiful!

  80. I, too, think it looks great just the way it is! Love the papers you used and embossing around the rims gave them just the right touch! Great Job!!

  81. feminine yet stylish card. Beth, this card are so adorable!
    Oooo this dies was in my wish list. I love this dies.

  82. What a wonderful card Beth and these dies are certainly on my Christmas list! xoxox

  83. Beautiful! Love the Colors, Too! Thanks!

  84. Pretty feminine stacked teacups! I love the dimension you added.

  85. They really do look like elegant Victorian tea cups, love the rims. Love these dies.
    Blessings Bernie

  86. Great card, love the layout. TFS

  87. Very beautiful. I love the idea of the differant patterens of papers and stagering them. I have Tea cup Curtins in my Kitchen how cool is this. love the colors and papers. I chose the Tea cup Curtins because my Grandmother loved having tea with us. spellbinders Rocks. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win,

  88. i have one word to describe your teacups—ADORABLE!!!! TFS!

  89. Oh my goodness Beth! This is so gorgeous! I don’t think it needs anything else! I want to make one just like this – I collect teacups and this altered canvas would be perfect in my kitchen 🙂 Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

  90. Gorgeous Beth. I love the look of the stacked teacups! very pretty.

  91. Ooo, splendid just the way it is, Beth! it’s marvelous to see what you’ve done with the die I designed! So special! May I add it to my new Nested Tea Cups art gallery on Layers of Color?

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