Time for Tea – CASE

The 2018 Annual Catalog is coming to a close. If you’re like me, there are some sets in there that you’ve been pining for or procrastinating about purchasing. Times up! The Time for Tea bundle was one of those sets that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it, but waited to order. But, it’s time!

I have a CASE for you. The inspiration card was designed by Clarie Daly. You can see her beautiful card in Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride here: https://clairedaly.typepad.com/sisterhood_of_the_travell/2018/09/stampin-up-time-for-tea.html

My CASE (Copy and Share Everything)

My color palette included Very Vanilla, Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, and Pool Party. I liked the layers in Claire’s card but wanted something a little faster to make, so I substituted the Tea Room DSP for the embossed layer. To frame the gorgeous paper, I mounted it on Bermuda Bay cardstock.

Then, instead of another layer of DSP with punched corners, I decided to use a Flirty Flamingo Colored Doily. I like the detail and texture it adds without hiding the Tea Room paper.

My banner is a piece of Very Vanilla cut to 2.5″ x 4″. I stamped the Time for Tea stamps to add the leafy sprays at the top and bottom in Memento ink so that I could color them in with my Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment is from the same set, using Flirty Flamingo ink.

Next, I added a teacup also a stamp from the set. I die cut it using the Spot of Tea dies that came in the bundle. It’s colored in with my Blends and adhered it with Dimensionals. I added a flower stamped and cut using the bundle and colored in with my Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends.

Finally, for embellishments, I added three pearls, two in the top spray and one on the flower. The ribbon bow is also from the suite. It is Bermuda Bay ribbon with metallic copper edging. The picture can’t do this ribbon justice. It comes in a two pack, Tea Room Ribbon Combo with a white and copper companion spool.

This would make a great thinking of you or thank you card. If you’d like to purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products here, please consider shopping with me.

Everything is Rosy

Stampin’ Up!’s Everything is Rosy kit is packed with everything a crafter needs to make stunning projects. Not only does the stamp set have beautiful floral and leafy images, the sentiments are in delightful font. Then there are the coordinating dies. The rose gold foil paper, the specialty designer paper with rose gold accents, sheets of preprinted floral images and foil accented label. As if that wasn’t enough to have you running for your craft room there are also mirrored rose gold embellishments, two full rolls of ribbon and a bottle of rose gold shimmer paint. I tried to resist, I really did. But the shimmer paint and the foil paper pushed me over the edge. I’m so glad I fell!

A Birthday Card

This is the card I designed as a make and take for my Paper Pumpkin Party club. I wanted something fairly simple to assemble but that showcased as many of the products in the kit as I could reasonably use. I also wanted something soft and feminine. So instead of the darker coordinating colors of Night of Navy or Melon Mambo, I used Powder Pink as my card base. This color is retiring at the end of May.

Normally, I would add another card stock layer, but again to keep things simple, I used a 3-1/4″x5-1/4″ piece of DSP with the lovely rose gold accents. For the leafy accent on the left, I started with a 1″x6″ strip of the foil paper and die cut using the Everything is Rosy die. I love how edge dies give you detail, but it remains connected to the paper. This made it easy to glue the DSP to foil and then attach the entire piece to the card.

Next, I assembled the sentiment layer. I used an 8″ length of the Night of Navy ribbon with rose gold metallic edges (it’s so pretty in person). Over that, I layered one of the preprinted floral sprays. These punch out and there are two sheets of just flowers in different sizes. The sentiment is stamped on a small piece of Whisper White and die cut with the Stitched Labels dies. I used glue dots for the ribbon and Dimensionals for the sentiment and flower.

As a final touch, I added three of the rose gold mirror embellishments. The inside of this card is stamped with the birthday sentiment that came in the kit. But it would also make a great thinking of you card. If you love rose gold, don’t miss out on this kit! It’s only available as long as supplies last or until May 31, 2019. If you’d like to get it now, shop with me.

Beautiful Butterflies Abound

Butterflies are a beautiful reminder of the possibilities we have for transformation. I am always enthralled when I see them playing in my garden. One of my best memories of California was driving through the Tracy pass during an explosion of butterflies. I channeled that memory as inspiration for this card using the Beauty Abounds suite from the Occasions catalog.

Layering Die Cuts

The die set in the suite, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits has two large dies that work together perfectly. I cut the base layer from Mango Melody and the top, more delicate. layer from Basic Black. I used Tombow liquid glue to adhere to the two together. The liquid glue give a little bit of time to fuss with the alignment of the two layers.

The card base is Pear Pizzaz. It reminded me of the green hills and the color contrasts nicely with the orange tones of the Mango Melody. The DSP layer is from the Sale-a-Bration. I am enjoying this paper immensely. I busyness of the butterflies and flowers give a sense of just how overwhelming all of those butterflies in one place was.

Next, I stamped the sentiment on a leftover pre-punched element from the Soft Sayings kit I posted about yesterday. It was a little big for the sentiment stamp, so I used the Bokay dots and more Mango Melody ink along with the butterfly image to fill in the white space and make the sentiment stand out.

For a final touch, I added a small strip of Whisper White Flax ribbon and a few gems from my stash. ( I think they were from the Christmas catalog.) It was fun recreating a memory in the form of a card. Hope you’re doing something creative this weekend.

If you want your own Beauty Abounds stamp set and dies, shop with me.