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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Teabag Cards

I decided that at my next stamp camp, we'd make a teabag card.  I made the one below using the Tea Shoppe stamp set.

I like it, but I decided to do something different.  I used the Morning Cup stamp set to do a card in gray and red.  The center circle is punched with the teapot recessed.  I really like this card and thought I had the one we'd do in class.

 Below is the inside of the card.  I put the white paper in the card so the card can be signed.

So, did I find the one to do in the class?  No.  I wanted to try another arrangement I have seen done by others many times.  I thought I'd do my own version of it (choose different colors and papers).  I used the Tea Shoppe stamp set once again.

 Here's the inside.  I think I like this one, and it'll be the one we do in the class.

Okay, so I did one more just as an experiment.  I love sponging and I love the sunset look, so I tried my hand at at.  I'm not so sure it's great, but there is something I like about the card below.  I used my favorite stamp set, Just Believe, to do this one.

It's a teabag holder card -- or will be once I finish the inside.  I was just experimenting with color and arrangement on this one.  

Sunday, March 18, 2012



There are two cards I'd like to share with you.  I made both of these in the last week or so.

Having been a quilter for thirty years, I took my inspiration from a well-loved quilt pattern, the attic windows.  I used the new Bright Blossoms stamp set. 

One day last week, I came across the directions to make these fun ice cream cones that Theresa Momber posted on her website at .  I liked them so much that I had to try my hand at making these cones.  Cute, aren't they?

Happy spring.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Easter Blog Hop

The Hoppers have another blog hop happening.  This time, it's an Easter blog hop.  You can join in the fun by going to my Blog Hop tab and following the instructions.  One person will win some stamping supplies just for participating!  You simply need to visit all the blogs in the hop (there are nine).

Below is a card very similar to the one I did for the blog hop.

I used the Wasabi Green ink pad for the greenery.  I used my favorite stamp set -- Just Believe.  The eggs were cut using the large oval punch.  How easy is that?  I stamped on the yellow card stock to give it a little design.  The pink is designer series paper.

To get the exact shade of purple that I wanted, I stamped using the same purple ink as the purple border (plum perfect).  I used the teacup stamp from the Tea Shoppe stamp set (in the Occasions catalog).

Be sure to check out my Blog Hop tab and participate in the hop.

Happy Easter!