Teacup Dies

Stampin Up Cup Of TeaI just wanted to let you know that the next couple of weeks of posts may be shorter than usual.  It is that time of year that I need to start packing up my things to go back to Nashville for the winter.  The cottage is my favorite place to be but it is not winterized which means it would be mightily chilly to live in during the winter months.  Actually, I don’t even think it would be humanly possible to do so.  Therefore, I need to write a few blog posts way ahead of time.  So, I apologize if my posts are short but sweet!

I can not believe it is the last day of August already!  I am not sure where the summer went but it sure flew by.  The saying “days go by slowly but years fly” is definitely a true one.  It is ok though.  Fall is my second favorite season (with summer being my first) because the days are still a bit warm, with cool nights and beautiful colors.

I had a hard time deciding what the title of this post should be.  I used one stamp set, three sets of dies and an embossing folder to make it.  It is not a hard card to make.  It just took a lot of products.  That is ok, though!  I love that you can mix and match Stampin’ Up!® products and they all look so good together.

When I made this card I originally wanted to use the Cup Of Tea stamp set with the coordinating Teacup dies.  As you can see, I just ended up using the dies.  I cut the cup out using the Teacup Dies, Sahara Sand card stock and my Cut & Emboss machine.  Then I cut out the leaf design using Basis White card stock and adhered them together using Multipurpose Glue.  This glue is great for attaching die cuts that are thin.  Next, I cut out the leaves using the Forever Flourishing die set in Basic White and Soft Succulent card stock.  I embossed a 3.5″ x 4.74″ piece of Petal Pink cardstock using the Gingham Embossing Folder.  I took two of the Deckled Rectangle dies and used them to cut out a frame in Basic White.  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Sending Flowers in Sahara Sand ink.  Lastly, I added a piece of white Baker’s twine from the Essentials Pack.

Have a great day!


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Cup Of Tea

Stampin Up Cup Of Tea

This is the last set of cards we made at my stamp camp meeting a couple of weeks ago.  I gave each of them a choice of the colors and the stamps they wanted to use.  We used the suite called Tea Boutique.  This suite includes the stamp set called Cup Of Tea, the coordinating Teacup Dies, Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper and the Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes.

So let’s talk about the Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes first.  The pack includes twenty card bases that use the new InColors as a background.  As a reminder, the new InColors include Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Sweet Sorbet, Starry Sky and Tahitian Tide.  Each card base has a different design on it.  For example, the Sweet Sorbet card bases have little white flowers.  It also includes twenty coordinating envelopes.  These cards and envelopes are great for making quick and easy cards because half the work is done for you.

To make these cards, I first cut out two pieces of Basic White card stock using the Scalloped Contours Dies and layered each one on one of the Sweet Sorbet card bases.  Next, I cut out a Sweet Sorbet teacup using the Teacup Dies and the leaf part in Tahitian Tide and adhered them together using Multipurpose Glue.  Then I cut out the Sweet Sorbet hearts.  The Teacup Dies has two larger hearts and then one die cuts out three of the smaller hearts so you have the run the dies through your Cut & Emboss machine once instead of multiple times.  I stamped the sentiment from the Cup Of Tea stamp set in Tahitian Tide ink, adhered the tea cup using Dimensionals and the hearts using Multipurpose Glue.

For the other card, I stamped the leaves in Parakeet Party ink and then the flowers in Tahitian Tide.  Next, I stamped the sentiment also in Tahitian Tide ink.  I stamped the striped tea cup in Sweet Sorbet, cut it out using the coordinating die and adhered it to the card using Dimensionals.

Both card were very quick and easy to make, yet I think they are both very pretty.

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Cup Of Tea

Stampin Up Cup Of Tea

I remember when my mother was selling her house to move into Independent Living.  My sister, Emily had to do all the packing and moving because she lived near my mother and the whole sale of the house, closing and move happened really quickly.  My mom kept asking me is if I would like some of her things.  Honestly, there was very little I wanted.  My mother was a little beside herself because both of my sisters and I did not want much of anything.  She has china that had busy patterns and I am more of a plain china person.

When Rob and I moved to Nashville we asked our kids if they wanted anything.  They did not.  What? We have some beautiful things that we just did not have the room for.   I couldn’t understand why they would don’t want it. Then I remembered how I felt about my mother’s belongings.  I guess they felt the same way I did but my things are so much nicer than my mother’s!  Ha!

Tea Boutique is a suite of products in the 2022/2023 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  It includes the stamp set called Cup O Tea, Teacup Dies, Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper and Envelopes.  If you purchase the stamp set and dies in a bundle, you can save 10%.

To make my card I decided to use the Hues Of Happiness Designer Series Paper.  My Mom had some tea cups (that I did not want!) that looked like this DSP so I decided to use the tea cup die and cut it out of this paper.  I stamped the leaves in Granny Apple Green ink on a piece of So Saffron card stock and cut it out using a new set of dies called Deckled Rectangles.  Then I cut out a piece of Granny Apple Green card stock and another piece of the Hues Of Happiness DSP using larger Deckled Rectangles.  I layered all of these onto a So Saffron card base.

After this I stamped the flowers in Blushing Bride ink on Blushing Bride card stock and cut them out using the coordinating die.  The flowers are all on one stamp and there is one die that cuts out all the flowers at once.  Lastly I stamped the tea bag using Granny Apple Green ink onto Granny Apple Green card stock and cut it out.  I added a bit of White Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack and adhered it with a Dimensional.

So, if your parents offered you possessions they own, would you take them?  Would your children take yours?  I am thinking you would agree with my decision and your kids would agree with my kid’s.

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