Thursday, March 24

In Bloom - Make it Monday

I'm {finally} participating in the Make It Monday challenge over at Papertrey. They are sharing some GREAT ideas each week. This week: using Copic markers on colored cardstock. I chose to stamp the largest flower from In Bloom onto Melon Berry CS. (Seriously, Melon Berry is so under-appreciated. I love it. Go give it a chance.) I used R02 and R05 to shade... makes me want to run outside and twirl in the spring weather.
The fabby bloom rests on Tag Sale #4 with a {new} Tiny Tag accent. Hope my sweet friend likes it... and I hope YOU do too! ;)

Saturday, March 5

Tea Time

A PTI forum friend, Valeria, was looking for inspiration and ideas to create tea party invitations. Sipping tea in the spring makes me think of soft colors and dainty details. Valeria has 30 invitations to make so I tried to use lots of die cuts and pay attention to supply amounts. Unfortunately, I do not have the Time for Tea stamp set, but I know the cup design is very similar to Everyday Classics. Hope you are ALL inspired to sip tea! ;)

Here is the Tea Time "recipe":
  • Cut Kraft cardstock to 5.25 x 9.25". Score at 4.25"
  • Trim Aqua Mist CS to 5.25" and use lg. Edger #2 die. Stamp with sentiment. Trim and adhere to bottom of card.
  • Cut 1.5" x 5.25" strip of Distressed Dots paper in Fine Linen and adhere. Note: This yields 6 strips per sheet and 36 strips total from one paper pack.
  • Stamp largest flourish from Fancy Flourishes onto right side.
  • Add Plum Pudding twill and Chocolate Baker's twine at seams.
  • Create a Parisian Doily from Lavender Moon CS. Optional: Sponge lightly with white ink around edges.
  • Using Limitless Layers #1 dies to create a flat layer or fold into a medallion.
  • Stamp tea cup onto 1.75" circle and lightly sponge edges with Chamomile tea dye.
  • Embellish with Plum Pudding buttons. Optional: Use the new Button Dies to create flatter buttons if you are concerned about the good 'ole USPS.