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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertrey January 2011 Blog Hop Challenge


The Challenge:   New Year's Resolution
With the new year comes a clean slate along with many resolutions.  This month's blog hop challenge involves challenging yourself to use a Papertrey stamp set that has yet to see ink or even one that might be collecting a little dust! Go through your stash and see what little used treasure it might hold.  2011 is the year where what's old is new again!


     The Tea for Two set had been on my Wish List for a long time and I finally received it as a Christmas gift. This is the first card that I attempted with this set and I must say that it was a challenge. I have seen so many people use vintage doilies with this set and I really wanted to try that, but after several days of trial and error I just couldn't seem to make it work. 

Here's the card and a little tea bag pouch I made for my sister-in-law's birthday. She LOVES tea, so I know she will appreciate this little giftie!!


     I started by making the background paper on the bottom portion of the card, with a small medallion from Places, Please using Garden Green and Star Spangled Blue inks (CTMH). The small dot between each medallion was created using the smallest polka dot from Polka Dot Basics I.  I used a gold metallic pen to highlight each dot as well as a variety of dots on the rest of the card.


     The inverted scallop matting and one of the banner borders were cut from vanilla card stock and stamped with Text Style using the Vintage Tea Dye - Chamomile. The edges were distressed with both Chamomile and Chai inks. I also used the PTI Banner Border to make the green border and a thin rectangular piece (this acts as a 'table top').

     The Teapot die was used to cut the teapot, stamped with a polka dot image from Tea for Two and then mounted onto the card with dimensionals. The sentiment - from Mega Mixed Messages was stamped with blue ink and trimmed with Tea Dye Duo; a gold metallic eyelet was added and the panel was tied to the teapot handle with a thin piece of vanilla ribbon. The 'steam' from the teapot spout was created using 4 Stamping Bella gold dots.

 The inside of the card uses a sentiment from the Big Birthday Wishes set and a little medallion from Places, Please.

Card:
Stamps: PTI Tea for Two; Places Please; Text Style I; Polka Dot I; Mega Mixed Messages; Big Birthday Wishes
Inks:  Close to My Heart Garden Green; Star Spangled Blue; PTI Vintage Tea Dye Duo
Paper:  Core'dinations Vanilla Cream; SU Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi
Other Supplies:  PTI Banner Border die, Tea for Two teapot die;  Nestabilites;  corner rounder punch; Gelly Roll Gold metallic pen;  Stamping Bella Gold Dots;  gold eyelet;  vanilla ribbon



While making the Tea Bag Pouch I found that the new PTI Lunch Box Note Die and the Library Pocket Die are a perfect match. 


     I die cut the Library Pocket in blue card stock and used score tape to hold it securely on the inside of the Lunch Box Note.
The Tea for Two Label die was cut, stamped and attached to the little pocket.




     In order to hold the note closed over the tea bag, I added a little blue 'belly band' and then a label. The Friendship Jar Label was die cut, stamped with the matching frame image and then the medallion from Places, Please was stamped into the center so that it matches the card.


Tea Bag Pouch:
Stamps: PTI Tea for Two; Places Please; Friendship Jar.
Inks: Close to My Heart Garden Green; Star Spangled Blue;
Paper: Core'dinations Vanilla Cream; SU Pacific Point
Other Supplies:  PTI Tea for Two Label Die;  Friendship Jar Label Die; Library Pocket Die; Lunchbox Note Die;  corner rounder punch; Gelly Roll Gold metallic pen; 




Thanks for visiting. Hope you find lots of inspiration from all of the entries in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. I know I always do!!

54 comments:

Keva said...

Wow..I really like those colors together here and the set is really cute. I especially love how you used the bling like it is steam..genius!

Ann said...

What a great little gift set! I'm sure she'll love it!

lam said...

what sweet little set, love the colours

Banu said...

Superb!!!! Loved the color combination and the card turned out really neat. All the small details like the table top, the tied message. Really neat.

Denise said...

Ohh my - LOVE it! The tea bag pouch is perfection! And your Text Style stamped in Chamomile? LOVELY!!

Terri said...

Great job on both of them. Love the background you made with that little image and the tea bag holder is great too.

messageinapaperbox said...

love it when I get little handmade gift just like this...great projects

pattylt said...

Completely darling! I love your PP and teapot with the bling for steam! What a cute little matching note for complete "set" look. Very well done!

Kay said...

FABULOUS project! I love the colors, and I love how the teapot looks on the spellbinders die cut. Your teabag pouch is so nifty; now I want both of those dies so I can make some too (VERY creative!)

Cristina said...

Very cute! Love that little tea pouch idea.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really SWEET! I love the little tea bag pouch!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Fabulous gift set! Love the tea pot! One of my faves!

Nerina said...

Love the double scalloped border you created with the banner die - and the way you've framed the tea pot with all those darling pearls! Happy Birthday to your SIL - from one tea lover to another :0)

Lorraine said...

Karen, this is gorgeous! I love the colors you used, the teapot, different patterns and the metallic dots!

Jen Carter said...

This is fabulous!! I thought that the bottom part was patterned paper but you made it!! Love it!! It looks great!

Christine said...

So cute and I love the colors!

Anne B said...

Those colours are just fabulous and I'm very impressed you made your own background paper :)

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

this is just AWESOME! what a great project..love the colors and making your very own background paper..brillant!

Tracie said...

Love this set. Simply adorable.

ChristineCreations said...

Perfectly sweet, love your border work...really sets off the designs!

Sam said...

Simply gorgeous card Karen, and I LOVE the little matching teabag giftie! Super cute :-).

Rhonda said...

Love the table for the teapot. Totally grounds the image. Wonderful idea.

Chris said...

Just gorgeous, Karen! I love your patterned paper! It's just fantastic!
And the tea pouch? How darn cute is that?

Pat said...

Love all the details in this one. So glad you discovered the match between the pocket and lunch box note dies. Now I must get the lunch box die. I'll just on the bandwagon and say I love your pp, too.

I'm Renee said...

Gorgeous!
Love how you used the bling as steam!
A beautiful set.

christy compton hall said...

I LOVE these, Karen! What a great discovery about the library pocket and the lunchbox note! Way cool. I love the color combo, and the 'steam' coming out of the kettle!

Tracey McNeely said...

A really lovely project, definitely thinking outside the box.

beckynoelle said...

very pretty! i'm a teapot junkie and just love this!

Janelle said...

Really great card and tea holder. Love how you used the mini-medallion. What a great idea! And another great idea... the library pocket inside the Lunch Box Note. Looks like it was a perfect fit -- I definitely need to try that out. Thanks for the inspiration!

Annheidel said...

The banner border makes a perfect little tablecloth! Cute card!

Rosanne said...

Lovely set!

Pam W. said...

Such a great set. I love your color scheme and how you layered the border punch.

eva said...

wow, i love your color combo and how you used the lunch box die to hold the tea! so clever!

Marybeth said...

beautiful , and love your choice in colors

Stephanie said...

Just lovely, Karen! LOVELY! Thanks for making me add the Library Pocket die to my wishlist.....lol I just love the little Lunchbox Note die so since it works with it.......I have to get it, now......lol

Sue Ann said...

I love it Karen and I like the bling where the stem would be coming out!! I do love the colors on this card!!!! I LOVE the rounded corners!!!

Ingrid Danvers said...

This is really beautiful, Karen. You did a fab job. I love that blue that you used. What a great color!

Suzanne said...

You pushed all of my happy buttons with this one. A tiny gift in a tiny package all wrapped up with a smile.. Great colors too!

Kelly S. said...

ACK you homemade dp is AWESOME with that medallion stamp...so professional-looking! Love the colors on this teapot card...it's so cozy and cheery...just like a tea party should be!

Kelly in Canada said...

This is a lovely card. There are a few in the blog hop using the tea pot and tea cups...what a perfect set for a cold January day.

BethieJ said...

KAREN... now WHY did you have to tell me about the 2 dies working perfectly.. I MUST get them.. how FUN is that!! I LOVE the goodies you shared.. and now I must go to PTI and fill my cart! ;)
Have a GREAT day!

Rose said...

Karen what a mindblowing post !! I love EVERYTHING about your card, from the colours to the stamping to the dies...what a phenomenal job !!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is such an awesome gift set--I love it! Everything is amazing, but I think my favorite part has to be the rhinestones rising like steam!

Chris L.

Amy Beth said...

Beautiful set!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the colors! LOVE the bling steam! LOVE all the thought you put into this card! FAB!

Amy said...

Ok, have to confess. I have never inked up Places, Please. Love that you used the image to create your own pattern paper and that you used gems for "steam"!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love all of it! Pretty card and tea bag holder. Great 'steam' coming from the pot! Very, very pretty and it will be enjoyed by your SIL! Thank you for your step-by-step instructions too.

Christina said...

Karen, I just love this card and tea bag holder! I got this stamp set for Christmas, too, but I still haven't inked it. LOVE the patterned paper you created with Places, Please, and I'm so excited over your discovery that the Library Pocket and Lunch Box Note fit together. Thanks for sharing!

Krista said...

tons of stamping on this beautiful card! i have this set and will be using some of your details and ideas for it going forward for sure!

Kelly said...

What a perfect little gift!

Linda said...

Wow! I love your card and tie bag holder. I am amazed that you did the background - it's beautiful!! I think I really need to get those dies. Thanks for sharing!

LittleSurferGirl said...

OMG, Karen! That library pocket die is one of my favorites...and I've just finished a ton of Valentines for my daughter using the lunchbox note die. What a find! I'm so excited to use them together! Your card is fabulous. I love the simplicity of the single Places Please stamp on the label die. Perfect.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Very cute set, love the bubbles coming out of the teapot!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Oh my, I LOVE this!! I'm not a tea person, so haven't really been interested in these sets.... but I just love the projects I see with them. This might have been a struggle, but it doesn't show in the finished project - looks awesome!