Monday, April 2, 2012

cards, cards and tea cards

Hello Blogger friends,
well I have been on a card making kick, thought I would make a few extras for my stash and they do come in handy for quick gifts, bundle a few together with a nice bow and you have a little gifty with envies included of course.
These cards are small , they measure 3x6 then folded in half. I embossed a panel using my CB and embossing folders, then sanded the paper to reveal the white core inside. Added ribbons, some paper buttons that I have a die for and these cute vintage girls with their lovely hats which I purchased at Ecstasy Crafts in Shannonville.

 I also made a few cards with tea cups and I stamped the tea cup onto scrap paper, then I added some metallic gel pen accents. I cut tiny tags and sewed the tags to the tea cups to make it look like a tea bag was in them. I thought that really set them off nicely. I have a lot of paper to use so why not use it and what better way to create cards. Unlike store bought I think handmade cards are beautiful no matter how simplistic or complicated they are. Not everyone makes them but they are fun to make and receive.

And these 2 cards below are tea bag cards that I got the tutorial from Shawn's blog Poetry in a Tea Cup.
The actual card was posted on Cosmo Cricket's blog but did not have directs, so, Shawn made one up and she let us know on the Bella Creations FB page. They are so easy to make. I didn't have a large enough circle punch so I made a template because I know I will be making many more of these in the future. I just  measured the inside flap, then I cut a half circle out using a paint container the size of the circle I needed. I just traced the half circle onto the paper then cut them out. Voila'.


Thanks so much for the tutorial Shawn. I think these would make great swap ideas, you make a card put 2 tea bags inside and send out to your swap partner. A great way to use up scraps and bits too. If you make any let me know, maybe we could swap and get some interesting tea...
Til next time, take care and if you take a peek at Shawn's tutorial be sure to thank her and tell her I sent you.
Happy crafting friends.


  1. great job on your cards, Les. You always did make great cards. I like the tea cup ones, very cute!

  2. Those are really awesome Les,I'm not a crad maker but really like what you did.
    Nice here today,sat potside to eat a dinner salad,sweat shirt
    of course. just nice to be out !

  3. I Really Love The Tea Cup Card With Tea Packets! Such A Great Idea!
    I'm Thinking Swap! Hugs,Tee

  4. Beautiful little cards, great idea! Valerie

  5. Now thats a great idea, mini cards as gifts.
    Love the idea using tea bags too.
    hugs Lynn

  6. Oh Les, your cards are gorgeous... love the vintage girls and the teacups are just too sweet... love the idea of the dangling tea bag... what a fab way to use your paper scraps... Hope you have a wonderful Easter...

    Jenny x

  7. hmmm so thot I had posted on your they are lovely.. those stamps are gorgeous.. and I adore the tea bag cards... such a great idea.. thanks for the link..

  8. Hi Lesley,
    I just had to say how much I love your little cards, the pics you added to them are so sweet. I'm a great tea drinker,so the tea bag card is a real winner, a lovely idea for a swap!

  9. Adore your cards they are such a wonderful idea.


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