Hello! It seems like this year is flying by! I can't believe it's already time for the August One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop! If you've been hopping along, you should have hopped over from Megan Thompson's Blog! She had some awesome inspiration! As I'm sure you know this month's theme is Back to School. I can tell you that this theme was a tough one for me since I haven't had a school age child for many years now! After doing a long, extensive inventory of my stamps, here's what I came up with for my card and project!
I knew that I had some awesome Unity Stamp Co. "Tea" themed stamps so I used two different stamps to create my projects. The stamp sets used were "Beau-Tea-Ful Friend" and "Tea Love". The Designer Series Paper used was Stampin' Up! "Bohemian" and the Cardstock used was Stampin' Up! Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, and Kraft. I have 8 1/2" x 11" Cardstock in pretty much every color imaginable but not 12" x 12"! I'll be honest, I would have loved to have used Bermuda Bay for my tea box base but since I only had 12" x 12" in Kraft ,that's what I used. I can tell you that my next order is going to include some 12" x 12" cardstock in a variety of colors!
I stamped my Unity "Tea Love" image on my card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and used Copics to color it. It was stamped on Heavy Whisper White Cardstock and was cut out using the Lots of Labels Framelit Dies. I added a larger Label of Island Indigo and added some Linen Thread.
My first introduction to this adorable little Tea Box was when I received one as a gift from my sweet friend, Lisa Altman. Lisa was kind enough to share the tutorial she used and if you would like the tutorial for yourself click HERE. I made the box out of Kraft and used Island Indigo with Bohemian DSP on all of the panels. For the Tea Love Cup, I stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder onto some of the Bohemian DSP. I layered it over one that had been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Heavy Whisper White cardstock and then fussy cut. I attached some linen thread behind the cup and onto the little heart tea tag and then adhered to an Island Indigo label die cut. My bow flower on the top of the Tea Box was made using the Stampin' Up! Bow Builder Punch. I also handmade a bead out of DSP. It was my first time to do that and it took me quite a while to get the glue off of my hands. lol I attached it to my flower with some thick baker's twine that had been seperated into fewer strands.
I hope you enjoyed my projects. It's time to head onto the next stop, the talented Andrea Pancrazio!
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