Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Teapot Exploding Gift Box By Jan Bennett

Hello fellow Crafters! Today I am happy to introduce to you our new Guest, Jan Bennett. She made this beautiful Teapot Exploding Box using a Jinky'sCrafts Tutorial. Let's all welcome her and get to know her better.

Jinky: Can you please tell me more about yourself?

Jan:  I am a mum to Chris and Louise, mum-in-law to Simon and Nanny to Jack who was 7 on March 2nd. I  am a housekeeper manager working in a retirement home for people with dementia,  Alzheimer's  and age related conditions, with some of the most fantastic people in the world (residents and staff).

Jinky : When did you get started in crafting?

Jan: I first started card making when my sister-in-law showed me how to use a few bits I had bought at a scrapbooking evening.I soon got hooked and find it so relaxing and satisfying to see some thing grow from a piece of card to a work of art (most of the time).

Jinky: What's your style in Crafting?

Jan: I love anything Kinetic, decoupage, die cut distressed (Tim Holtz is my Guru), using templates and embossing with Glittergirls boards. I would like to get more into stamping, coloring and using gilding flakes.  So there is  lots more to learn in the future.

Jinky: Can you please tell me how you made your Teapot Exploding Gift Box?

Jan:  Using the instructions in your Teapot Exploding Box PDF Tutorial, I made the teapot in Crafters Companion snow white pearl card. Then I cut out the  side panels and made patterned layers, with the blue porcelain papers and decorated the flowers with some diamant├ę flowers from my craft box. I made the spout and the handle as per instructions and decorated once again using the blue porcelain papers. For the inside I cut the lighter blue papers slightly smaller than the template and then used a Martha Stewart punch around the edges to make it like a pretty tablecloth. I decorated the lid with a bit of old lace I found and the blue papers with a bit of bling.  On top I decided to make cups on saucers and a cake stand with cakes to show that we were having a birthday tea party for our friend at work.

Jinky: Your Teapot Exploding box is awesome! I bet your co-workers will be glad they received this.Thanks a lot, Jan for guesting in my blog. Much appreciated!

Jan: Thank you for taking the time to look at my efforts.

Thanks a lot for stopping by! I hope Jan's project inspires you today.

If you are interested to be my guest blogger, please contact me.



I am stunned... /Anna Mu


This is just so beautiful! love the colors


Wonderful teapot!!! love how you did the top and the inside is beautiful. Great job.

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