What I really needed for this project was one of those Sizzix dies that already makes a dimensional teacup, but since I didn't have one handy, I had to figure out how to turn a flat teacup into some sort of receptacle. I started with the teacup image, which I got from a Mama Elephant stamp set called, "Warm Wishes." It was way too small for my needs, so I stamped the image then enlarged it using a copy machine.
Next I covered the cup with scraps of patterned paper and fabric and smudged on some Distress Ink.
I colored in a second teacup, then cut them both out and mounted them on chipboard to add some sturdiness. I also added a girl from Tim Holtz's Found Relatives card set and a sentiment from Dina Wakley's Scribbly Women stamp set. I attached her to the front teacup. I also cut and assembled two matchboxes using the Tim Holtz matchbox die.
All that was left was to glue it all together like a sandwich. I glued the matchboxes together, then glued a teacup to the front and another one to the back. I added a tea bag using a stamp from Prima and my teacup pen holder was done!
Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:
What are your thoughts on coffee and/or tea? I can't wait to see how you express them in your projects. There are so many fun coffee and tea-themed supplies on the market right now. Upload your project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store.