Happy Mother's Day !! I hope all of you mothers have a wonderful day. My Mom is out visiting me for the weekend, and we have been baking and stamping - the perfect way to spend time as far as I'm concerned !! My mom really wishes she lived closer so I could help her with her Stamping, so when she does come out I always try to teach her a thing or two !! LOL The project I am showing you today is a really sweet card collection that I made for my Grandmother. My Aunt Sandra asked me to make them for her (to go along with the Beautiful Bouquet that I made here). My Grandmother LOVES tea, so I knew that the beautiful (and retiring) Tea Shoppe set paired with the Tea for Two DSP would be perfect ! I made 5 cards, matching envelopes and a belly band to hold them together. I am so pleased with the results !! Take a look for yourself !
Here is the compete package. Isn't that sweet ?? I took a piece of Early Espresso measuring 12" x 3-1/4" and adhered a piece of the Tea for Two DSP measuring 12" x 3" to it. I then scored it to fit around my card bundle. I tied a piece of the (retiring) 1/4" Pretty In Pink Stitched Grosgrain ribbon in a bow around it. I stamped the beautiful large tea cup in Lucky Limeade ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock, and cut it out with my Paper Snips. I tied a bow around the handle with some Linen Twine, so sweet ! I stamped one of the great sentiments from the set in Early Espresso ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla and then punched it out with the Ticket Duo Punch. A couple pearls finished off the sentiment piece nicely. Now take a look at the cards !!
This one uses the lovely flower patterned paper. I cut it to 2" by 5-1/4" and adhered it onto my Very Vanilla card base. Some 3/8" Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon covers up the seam of where my DSP meets the card base. I stamped the 3 teacup stamps in Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake and Calypso Coral inks across the top. The Just for You from the set is added at the bottom, punched out with the Modern Label Punch. I wanted something extra to add to my ribbon, so I used one of the Bronze Designer Buttons that was in the Holiday Mini tied with some Linen Thread. Cute !
This card uses the tea cups stamps again. I stacked them together it Lucky Limeade, Pretty In Pink, So Saffron and Calypso Coral inks. The 3/8" Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon is used here, love that beautiful bow !! All of my cards in this set the DSP measures 2" x 5-1/4" so they were very easy designs to put together.
I used my favourite stamp from the stamp set on this card, the lovely quote from Louisa May Alcott. I stamped it in Early Espresso ink and punched it out with the Curly Label Punch. I think its one of my favourite sentiments ever ! So lovely.
This card uses the beautiful BIG tea cup. I stamped it in Pretty In Pink ink onto some scrap Very Vanilla and fussy cut it out with my Paper Snips. One fun tip with this stamp, the wing from the Bird Punch fits in the handle PERFECTLY ! A great and easy way to punch it out. Love that !! I added a smattering of pearls to this great image, and again tied some Linen Tread around the handle. I also love how the 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim looks with these colors and papers. So dainty !
Her's the LAST one. LOL I really love this pattern of paper from the pack. The color combo of So Saffron and Island Indigo is so lovely. But it would be hard for me to pick my favorite card of this collection !! They are so all beautiful.
That's my project for today !! I gave this package of lovely cards to my Grandmother last night and she LOVEd them. If you love them too, make sure you purchase the awesome Tea Shoppe stamp set and Tea for Two DSP before it's gone forever on June 3rd !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!
Stamp Set: Tea Shoppe (wood #125545, clear #125547)
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad #126974, Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin' Pad #126984, Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad #126975, Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad #126983, So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad #126957, Pretty In Pink Classic Stampin' Pad #126955, Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad #126986, So Saffron Marker (Subtles Collection Stampin' Write Markers #119700), Lucky Limeade Marker (2011 In Color Stampin' Write Markers #123002)
Paper: 12"x 12" Early Espresso #124276, Very Vanilla #101650, Tea for Two DSP #129311
Accessories: Simply Scored Tool #122334, Ticket Duo Punch #126883, 1/4" Pretty in Pink Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126880, Modern Label Punch #119849, 3/8" Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon #122976, Bronze Designer Buttons (Retired), Linen Thread #104199, 3/8" Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon #122977, Curly Label Punch #119851, Bird Punch #117191, 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim #118481, 3/8" So Saffron Taffeta Ribbon #122982, Basic Pearls #119247