Thursday, August 13, 2015

OSAT Blog Hop - Back to School

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! 

http://www.andreascardshop.com/new-blog-avenue/osatbloghopbacktoschool



James Weber
Holly Stene
Ginger Pelfrey
Elizabeth Jeanne
Wynne Grob
Marisa Gunn
Kim Smith
Lori Mueller
Megan Thompson
Tina Riddle -- That's Me!!
Andrea Pancrazio
Andrea Tracy-Tucker
Martie Pollard
Diane Squires
Maggie Mata
Eva Bussom
Justin Krieger




Blessings,
Tina

32 comments:

  1. LOVE your projects Tina!! And, I feel famous......getting a mention on your page!! :)

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    1. Lol Lisa! I have to give credit where credit is due!!

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  2. Love your Project! Any Teacher would Love It. Thanks for Sharing!
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    1. Thanks so much Cindy! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. What a cute stamp and sentiment! Lovely projects Tina! And the teeny tiny tea bag tag is the cutest detail!

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    1. Thanks Holly! I loved the little tea bag tag too! :)

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  4. Tina, your talent is beyond the stars. I love tea and we must have some together someday. Both your projects just look so rustic and I love them!

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    1. Wow! Quite a compliment coming from such a talented lady! Thanks so much!

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  5. How flippin' cute is that tea box! great card too!

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    1. Thanks Eva! I love those little tea boxes too! I may try making some for an upcoming craft fair! :)

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  6. I have to be honest, I did not like that DSP at all. Seeing it like you've used it... I think I might need to order it! :D Thanks for sharing, your work is great!

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    1. Thanks Andrea! This DSP can really grow on you! :)

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  7. You are absolutely Tea-Riffic!!! This is totally cute!! I think you should let a grandkid utilize this!! LOL

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    1. lol Thanks Andrea! How would I decide which grandkid gets it?? I guess I better make some more! lol

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  8. These hops are so much fun, being able to see all the different ideas and fabulous talent!!! Now. off I go hopping through the card fields!!!

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    1. Glad you stopped by! Yes they are lots of fun! :)

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  9. such a gorgeous tea bag holder and matching card!!!

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  10. What a wonderful little card and gift box! Great teacher gift!

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  11. Tina your cars is beautiful and that tea bag gift box box is absolutely adorable. I love your work!!!

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    1. Awww.. thanks so much Ginger. That means a lot coming from you! :)

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  12. Your projects are beautiful. Love the card but think the tea box is the best I have ever seen. Great job!

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  13. Love the card & super love the teabox! I really need to try making one of these. The addition of the paper bead just made it even cuter!

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    1. Aww.. thanks Megan. The bead was fun to make :)

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  14. one word is all i need - BRILLIANT!

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  15. Loving that tea box and the unity stamps! Thanks for posting the tutorial! Your colors are perfect :)

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    1. Thanks AJ. I wish you could have hopped with us this month but I understand the circumstances. Can't wait to see what you come up with next time though! :)

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  16. Lovely card and tea box! I love how you colored the tea cups on the card.

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