My card today is one I created for a special friend who did a couple of things for me. I was very much taken back by her kindness so thought a nice card would show my appreciation.
I don’t have a tutorial for you today, but will try & remember how I did the card from the photo – the original has long gone in the post.
I’ve used the “Cups & Kettles” Framelits Dies (retired) for my card. I cut a piece of the “Have a Cuppa” DSP (retired) & adhered it to the bottom part of a piece of Whisper White Card. The “Pleated Skirt” has been created from the same DSP Stack. It was then adhered to the top of the DSP before layering a piece of Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon above the skirt & again across the top of the skirt.
The Teapot was cut from Melon Mambo Card using the Framelit Dies & adhered onto the Card Front. The lid was adhered above the Teapot with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Heart has been cut from Melon Mambo Card & adhered to the Card. The wavy lines were cut from scraps of Whisper White Card & adhered across the Teapot.
I stamped the Sentiment from “A Nice Cuppa” Stamp Set (retired), direct onto the Card Front in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The Card Front was then layered to the Base Card – Whisper White.
I am in the process of creating a small package for a High Tea Cent Sale & thought I would share with you one of the cards that I’ve created using the “A Nice Cuppa” Stamp Set along with the matching “Have a Cuppa” DSP & of course the “Cups & Kettle” Framelits, al of which are now retired, but it has been great using them for this special event.
To be honest, I had created the beginning of this card when the items were current but it had gone into my unfinished pile. All I had to do was add the elements at the top of the card. Don’t ask me why I hadn’t done it previously as it took me all of about 15m to complete the card.
I actually did another one similar to this one which you will be able to find here, including a Tutorial. For the Cup I’ve used Melon Mambo Card, Lemons have been stamped in Daffodil Delight Ink onto Whisper White Card & then fussy cut. The Tea Bag was stamped onto Whisper White Card in Bermuda Bay Ink, while the Spoon was cut from Basic Grey Card. Looking at my Lemons I should have stamped them onto Daffodil Delight Card in Whisper White Ink but that is ok with me.
“Happy Birthday” is from “Thoughtful Banners” Stamp Set & was stamped onto Whisper White Card in Basic Grey Ink, while the Frame was stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink & punched with the Classic Label Punch.
Remember this is a great way to use some of that DSP you have stashed in your cupboards. To create more cards using DSP, why not head on over to thePretty Pattern Papers Page to view, purchase & create more cards.
I’ve just had my new lounge suite delivered – very exciting as I now have something to sit on, but still have to unpack the lounge room boxes.
I saw today’s card on Pinterest some time ago & it just stayed in my mind for some reason. It could be the colours or it could of been the pleats, but anyhow I loved it. It was also a good excuse to use up some of my DSP sitting in boxes (yep, not unpacked as yet) & to remind you of our Pretty Pattern Papers . Thank you for your inspiration.
I’ve used the “Cherry on Top” DSP which was in the Occasions Catalogue, now retired, but you could change it out to a current DSP or even what you have in your “stash”.
Included in the Free Tutorial below, is a template showing you how I did my pleat. Click on the link to download your Tutorial.