Feb 05 2013

Patterned Occasions Teacup

Today is my Mother-in-law's birthday!  I decided to play along with SCS's Color Challenge today…Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Very Vanilla, with a dessert of Clean & Classy (CC412).  Do you think I succeeded in the Clean & Classy?  It also fits the Less is More challenge, Kraft & Kreme!



Many different ways I could have gone with this, but I pulled out the new Sale-A-Bration set, Patterned Occasions, to stamp.  My Mother-in-law loves coffee and tea, so it is pretty appropriate!  Of course, I had to use my FAVORITE embossed background right now…Honeycomb!  Then I needed to find some designer paper with Crumb Cake or Black.  Not many black, but I did find this pattern in Print Poetry Designer Paper Stack…perfect!  I like the way the circles mimic the background embossing.



Here are the details:

  1. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Very Vanilla, folded in half to make base card, then the front embossed with the Honeycomb Folder.
  2. I layered a 2 x 4 1/4 piece of Print Poetry DSP on top of 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 of Basic Black cardstock and adhered to the front.
  3. I cut the second from smallest Window Frame Framelit from Basic Black, then paper pierced with the template around it.
  4. I used Basic Black and Crumb Cake Markers to ink up the teacup, then stamped on Very Vanilla and punched with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch.
  5. I stamped Mom from Family Reunion with Basic Black on a 1/2" strip of Crumb Cake cardstock, then cut a flag end and tucked it under the DSP.
  6. Finally, I made a bow from Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon and added a Black Glimmer Brad to the center of it, then placed with a Mini Glue Dot on front.
  7. I added a Rhinestone Jewel to the center of the heart "steam".

I hope she likes it!  I think she will!




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12 People have left comments on this post

Feb 5, 2013 - 11:02:28

Very Clean and Clasy, the colors are perfect for this stamp, the greeting is perfect and the bow is the perfect touch. Love the honeycomb folder too.

Feb 5, 2013 - 01:02:00
Lynn Starzl said:

This card is so striking!  I may be casing this but always give credit.

Feb 5, 2013 - 07:02:17
Sandy M said:

Awesome card, Connie! This little teacup looks great surrounded by neutral colors.

Feb 5, 2013 - 09:02:19
Dorothy said:

Connie, I think it looks really great.  I know I going to get that honeycomb embossing folder.  It is being used a lot.  Your card makes me want to come and share a cup of coffee or tea, too.

Feb 5, 2013 - 09:02:53
Carol Carriveau said:

Lovely and sweet card!

Feb 6, 2013 - 03:02:58

Hee!  Hee!  I was zipping thru a challenge thread over on SCS and saw your card and thought, Very Cute."  I paid no attention to the maker (remember I was zipping, I made no comments.)  Then, I'm going thru my blogroll and find my way to your post.  Funny how that works.  It's a fabulous card, your MIL will love it!

Feb 6, 2013 - 08:02:45
Elisha said:

Love everything about this card!

Feb 6, 2013 - 09:02:11

Wow, definitely clean and absolutely classy!  Thanks for sharing the details…crumb cake, of course!  And from the Poetry Prints pack?  I really need to leaf thru those cute papers and give them a much closer look!  Thanks for sharing the beautiful idea…I am sure your MIL will LOVE her card!

Feb 6, 2013 - 10:02:26
robin feicht said:

Your clean & classy look is a success!

Feb 6, 2013 - 06:02:25
Chrissie said:

This is really pretty Connie!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Feb 7, 2013 - 01:02:35
Jen said:

gorgeous card connie
Thanks for joining us at our 2nd birthday celebrations this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Feb 10, 2013 - 11:02:47
Mitzi Luttrull said:

Connie, this is soooo pretty! And yes, I think you accomplished "clean and classy."