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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Teabag Holder for Two Tea Bags

I wanted a Valentine card that would hold two tea bags, so I made the card below.  I used my PS I Love You stamp set.  I love the border punch I used to give it the eyelet look on the inside pockets.  My biggest problem is that I hate to part with the card when I give it away.
The plain white label on the right side is where I can sign the card when I give it away (if I give it away...)

Supplies used:  PS I Love you stamp set from Occasions Mini Catalog, Real Red card stock, Whisper White card stock, Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack, Eyelet Border punch, and Full Heart punch.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine Teabag Holder Cards

I combined my love of making tea bag cards and my love of making Valentines and made some Valentine Teabag Holder cards.  I only have a few punches, stamp pads, and stamp sets (so far...), so I'm somewhat limited in what I can do.  I have more supplies on order that should arrive tomorrow, so watch for more cards to be made soon!

Tri-fold Valentine

I made this Valentine using the tri-fold method I found at the Split Coast Stampers website.

I will send the Valentine to my friend who taught with me at Kearsarge Regional Middle School in NH.  She loves the color pink and I thought of her when I made this card.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Remembering Dad's Valentine

Members of my family will understand this Valentine.  My dad used to make this little folded Valentine for us when we were kids.  I made it for my daughter when she was young. I thought of it today, and I made it using Stampin' Up products.  I'm going to give it to my daughter.
Picture one:  I have a little clip holding it closed, so ignore that.  It says:  Open me to find my heart.

Picture two is when the card is opened.  It says:  This is my heart.  Open me to find my fan.

Picture three is when the card is opened again.  It says:  This is my fan.  Open me to find a message.
Picture four is the card fully opened.  I left one circle a blank white circle so I could sign the card.  Now if only I could perfect cutting those curves a bit smoother...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I used the PS I Love You stamp set to make this Valentine.
I made several more Valentines today.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with all of them.  I must have at least fifteen that I've made.  You can't quite tell from the picture, but half of the heart is cut out (in the red portion of the card).  As is the case so often, the card is a lot cuter in person!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Candy Bags

I used the same stamps and the same color ink, but I did a different arrangement for these two little treat bags.  I thought I'd have a favorite, but I like both of them.  Go figure.

Hot Chocolate Holder Card

I found the basic pattern for this card on YouTube.  It holds two bags of hot chocolate, as you see pictured below.

Can you stand one more teabag holder card?

I made a log cabin quilt design as the background for the teapot.
 And, once again, here's the inside.  I put a peppermint tea saying with a bag of peppermint tea (my absolute favorite tea).

Another Tea Bag Holder Card

 I sure do like these little tea bag holder cards.  I guess I should start giving some away as gifts.
Here's the inside of the card.  I love the inside of the cards as much as the outside.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Star Trek Teabag Holder Card

My daughter loves Star Trek, so I tried to make a card using the emblem on the Star Trek uniform.  I found a tea saying for the inside of the card that is a quote from Garek, a character on the show.  I know nothing about Star Trek except that Spock isn't the same person as Dr. Spock and William Shatner played Captain Kirk.  Below is the inside of the card with the quote.  In case you can't read it, it says:  Deep Space 9 Pour me a little more tea, would you dear? I can drink it till it comes out of my ears.  ~Garek, Star Trek

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I used my PS I Love You stamp set to create this Valentine.

Card to Hold a Teabag

Here's the front of the card.

And, here's the inside.

Valentine Goodie Bag

I'm not sure who I'm going to give these bags to yet.  I had fun making them, though.

Teabag Holder

This little card measures 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" and holds a teabag.  The inside of the card is pictured below.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Favorite Birthday Card

I played with Everyday Enchantment designer paper and used the Triple Treat Flower stamp.  I like how this birthday card turned out.  I set it on point with a border much like I would do to a quilt block.  Honestly, I cannot believe how much I love using stamps.

Bright Birthday Card

I used the Easy Events birthday stamp to create a brightly colored card.  I decided to start with the color yellow and went from there.  I only have a few color choices due to only having the starter kit, so I used my ink pads as watercolors to color in the cupcake.  I thought I'd be making the cupcake paper red, but when I mixed some water with the ink, I got a pink.  So, I chose pink accents.  Luckily, I had some pink papers and pink designer paper that also came in the starter kit.  I don't have many colors or stamps, but I placed another order so I will have a wider array of colors.  I love both the design and color aspect of stamping.  I guess they go hand-in-hand, don't they?

Birthday Card for My Daughter

My daughter loves coffee, so I used the Morning Cup stamp set and the Take a Sip wheel to make her birthday card.

be my valentine

I had fun making this card using the heart punch and the P.S. I Love You stamp set.  I used the eyelet border punch for the scalloped edge.


I love Valentine cards.  This is one of the first Valentine cards I ever made using Stampin' Up products.  Actually, it's one of the first I ever made.  I always bought them before.  Making them is so much more fun!

My First Card

I made my first card for a friend who was going into the hospital.  I was brand new to stamping and only had the Standard Starter Set.