Susan's Saga

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Tea Shoppe Birthday

It is raining hard here again today so instead of taking a car trip like we planned, we stayed home to avoid the flooded roads. I thought about cleaning the house but guess what I wound up doing instead? Yep, crafting! Woo hoo!

I have a friend who is having a birthday in a few days (Shh! She isn't a crafter so I am pretty sure she won't check this blog, but you never know! Lol!)  and we have spent many enjoyable times together over a cup of tea. When I saw that Stampin' Up! has cute little Tea Time Trinkets in the new Feb - June seasonal catalogue, I just had to have some to make a card for her. They come with cute little lobster clips and split rings for you to thread on your favourite trinket. I chose the tea pot in this case but there are a couple of mugs and a teacup and saucer to choose from as well :) AND they go beautifully with the Tea Shoppe stamp set!

How cute are they!!!

This card was made with a Very Vanilla  card base.

See how shiny the main tea cup image is? It has been heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then cut out and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I used the Vine Street embossing folder (from this year's Sale-A-Bration) to make the oval background out of More Mustard cardstock. I cut that out with my oval framelets using my Big Shot.

There's Summer Starfruit stitched ribbon wrapped around the bottom of the oval and I used Chocolate Chip  Baker's Twine to add the charm, finishing with a little tied bow.

I mounted the oval on a piece of designer series paper from the Spice Cake series, on Very Vanilla and then on Old Olive cardstock.

I made the background by stamping an En Francaise image in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla cardstock, then popped that up on the Very Vanilla card base.

At the last minute I added the sentiment (also from Tea Shoppe and stamped in Old Olive and Soft Suede), a quilled yellow daisy and some Pearls. Oops! I see the little tea pot has flipped over in this photo! Sorry about that! My friend will be able to detach her tea pot charm from the card and use it as a phone dangle or to adorn any other item she so chooses. Or she can just leave it on the card.

I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Tulip Frame embossing folder for the inside of the card, and stamped Happy Birthday inside the frame with the retired Well Scripted stamp set. Then I adhered it to the inside of the card and wrote a special message to my friend on it (which is why there's no photo - forgot to take one before writing the personal stuff! Sorry!) The extra piece of cardstock helped to balance the weight of the card out since I already had a few layers on the front there.

I really like how cute this card turned out. I can't wait to give it to my friend!

1 comment:

Vicki Hodgman said...

You are so right Susan! This card turned out brilliantly and you should be proud of it. I wouldn't want to give it away it is so nice. Vx
p.s. Isn't the rain incredible at the moment. I have been trying to avoid doing the washing but now I have given up and have the dryer going non-stop! hehe.