12 March 2017


"With tea for two, and two for tea. Just me for you, and you for me alone."

This cozy tea card is a die cut creation combining die from several different manufacturers, Stampin' Up (flowers), Elizabeth Craft Designs (cup), letters (Spellbinders), and quilted background (Gina Marie Designs). Everything, except the letters, cut from Soft Finish white and then coloured with Distress Ink.

I got the quilted background a couple months ago but this is my first time using it. It's rather lovely but I had to find the right card to debut it. The Stampin' Up set is brand new, part of the most recent Celebrations catalogue. I love the open look. I thought it would be perfect for a cup decoration. The Art Nouveau letters were a Christmas gift from a crafty friend and am so pleased to fit them on another card. The cup is from a pop-up set but looks lovely on its own, too.


Putting It Together

The background for this card was done as a bit of a mosaic. I die cut the quilted square and kept all the bits to colour and fit back in.

Since the pieces were small and I wanted to use the blending tool on them, I put a bit of removable adhesive on the back and stuck them to my plastic work surface. 

For the blue pieces, I used Salted Ocean and Stormy Sky. For the green pieces, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover. I used the same on the flower and leaf.

I die cut the letters from textured silver cardstock. To make it easy to adhere them to the card base, I rang them through the Xyron which made them into stickers.

I attached the letters and question mark to the top of the card base made from 100lb soft finished white. I love the look of the Art Nouveau letters and think they fit so well with a tea design. In the background is the open frame of the quilted circles die. I'm going to have to cut it sometime to use as a stencil. Love it.

I cut a square of cardstock and covered it with a sheet of double sided adhesive then put the quilted circle frame on it. I fit back in the pieces from the die cut that I coloured. 

I dry fit the background and the cup to make sure it was going to all work.

I used the Xyron on the leaf and flower, too, before adding them to the cup. For a little bit of flair, I ran the top and bottom edge of the cup on the silver pad. This leaves a very thin silver line.

I adhered the quilted background to the card base Since it is doubled cardstock, it has a small bit of dimension. To give the cup more dimension, I used foam mounting tape. I die cut the steam from vellum and anchored it under the cup. 

I added a friendly sentiment to the inside of the card with Aegean Blue, a lovely soft grey-ish blue. The softer look fits the feel of the card.

How about a nice cup of tea?


Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Make Your Own Background
Tuesday Throwdown: Thinking of You
Try It on Tuesday: Time for Tea
Dies R Us: Something New
The Color Throwdown: Cornflower Blue, Green, White
Fab 'n' Funky: Music or Inspired by a Song
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Love to Scrap: Anything Goes


  1. WOW that was a lot of work but well worth the effort! Looks AWESOME! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Something New’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  2. Its a wonderful card and so much detail in the photos showing how you made t.
    Thank you for joining us over at Try it on Tuesdays.

  3. Gorgeous card with the tea cup! And, such a lovely background! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us this month for the challenge!

  4. So pretty! I love the background and how you created it! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Color Throwdown!

  5. Love this! what an awesome background....so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

  6. Wow, your background is beautiful! I love the colors. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  7. A lovely card! The design and the background are fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday.
    Mar x

  8. Lovely card and a great tutorial , and I love the colours too! - Thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith x

  9. Wow! What a lovely creation with all those die cuts and great colors! Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges!

  10. Gorgeous card, love the colors! Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!
    ~DT Sherry x

  11. Aww, I just love this! Love that song too!! Gorgeous take on our 'Inspired by a Song' challenge this week. Thanks so much for sharing your sweet creation with us, it's utterly perfect for this challenge. See you again soon I hope. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

  12. Oh this is so pretty! Lots of detailed work you've done! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  13. wow fabulous result and worth all the tricky details love the steam--Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap
    Carol DT x


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