Silhouette Cameo Teapot Stick Pin Holder

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.”