I recently had a small contest on my blog to guess the purpose of the mystery tool that my friend made. Linda, aka The Tulip Collector, correctly answered that it was a cherry pitter. Here is part of her “prize package.”
First, a paper teapot with a 1/4 inch foam insert to hold stick pins. Using Silhouette Designer Studio, I added four small holes in the lid to accommodate pins without piercing the lid. You can put up to 3 or 4 pins per hole. The teapot is from Lettering Delights, and I sized it so the two pieces of the pot and the lid would fit on a 8.5 by 11 inch piece of paper. The completed teapot measures 3″ tall and 1.5″ wide at the mouth of the teapot.
The foam insert measures 6″ long. I folded it in half (to make an upside down “U”) and secured the “feet” with ScorPal tape to the bottom of the pot. I then cut a 1″ square of foam and adhered that to the top of the foam “U”. The patterned fill is also from Lettering Delights (Jolly Good Time). I know Linda is expecting some more stick pins soon but I had to include three to start off her collection.
I also made a sliding gift card holder and added the teapot set (as a Glossy Accent embellishment) from Jolly Good Time.
It was a lot of fun and a lot of learning to make this personalized “prize package.”