Sunday, October 25, 2009

PTI October Blog Hop: Holiday Tea


I always thought these red/green tea leaves papers would make such a beautiful Christmas card and even though I was unsuccessful in actually finding Christmas tea yet in my little neighborhood store, I just had go ahead and make the card anyway! I really like the outcome! I combined PTI's Tea for Two and Everyday Classics sentiments to get my "Christmas blend" phrase and used a Michael's $1 stamp and Copic-colored gems for the holly & berries on my handmade little "teabag" label. To make that tiny thing was the hardest part of this card. I first cut & embossed one of my tiny original Spellbinder rectangles, then used my SU ticket corner punch and trimmed off the top part of the rectangle to acheive a better teabag shape. I then cut one itty-bitty holly leaf from my $1 stamp (something I often do with my stamps), stamped it, added the 3 little berry "gems" colored with my R29 Copic marker and crochet thread "string"! I felt it just added the perfect little detail to my Christmas tea card!!!
Paper: PTI's Vintage Cream & Pure Poppy CS and Green Tea Leaves DP
Stamps: PTI's Tea for Two & Everyday Classics; $1 Michael's stamp
Ink: PTI's Pure Poppy & Ripe Avocado
Embellishments: Amuse Twinkle Stickers (colored red w/Copic R29); Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread (Wal-Mart); red velvet ribbon (local ribbon store)
Tools: Spellbinders Wizard & Round, Scalloped Round & Fancy Tags Dies; MS Apron Lace Punch; Singer sewing machine

48 comments:

Chrissie said...

Great card Marge, I love those teapot stamps you have! Super colours too!

Gwen said...

Oh my heck....how stinkin cute is this!!! Never realized just how perfect that paper is with that teapot!! DUH! That tiny tag with the tiny berries is the perfect finishing touch!!! LOVE IT!!!

Jak Heath said...

Oh gosh this is fabulous, just how cute is that itsy tag.
wonderful card.

Jen said...

Love it! This is beautiful!

Kelly S. said...

PERFECT blend!

lynn said...

love this!

Rebecca said...

How fun to use two different sets together to get a "Christmas blend." That looks awesome. I love the little tiny gems, too.

Sharron said...

Love this card! Perfect colors and the little tag is just so cute!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh, this is SOOOO pretty! I just love that stamp set and can't wait to add it to my collection!

Stampin' Pam said...

Super cute Marge. LOVE the green tea leaves paper - I have it and never even thought about using the red and green but I will now - this turned out quite lovely.

Lori said...

Beautiful!! You're right, those papers do make a beautiful Christmas card!!

Deanna said...

Love it! The holly on the little tag is killing me with cuteness!

Michelle said...

The tea leaves paper is absolutely perfect for this card...that sentiment with the tea and the paper....really fantastic.

Latisha said...

Beautiful, and I love this idea!! I love tea and Christmas tea is so good, what a perfect card!!

Cammie said...

What a bright and cheery card. The effort that went into the little tea bag was worth it--such a great detail.

Natasha said...

What a beautifully done project!

Bonnie said...

Love the sweet little tag - well I LOVE the whole Christmas-y card! Gorgeous!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super duper cuteness!! I love this card!!! tfs!!

BethieJ said...

LOVE this.. that little hanging tag is sooo CUTE!

Linda said...

Great way to take an everyday set to holiday. Very creative! Love that label/tag!!!

Heidi said...

This is really cute!

Karli said...

bright & cheery & so inviting. Love all the details too. TFS :)

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

what a cute little tea bag and I love how my cut out the sentiment!

Babies- Beth said...

Love those papers together! It will be great with some Holiday Tea bags!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! What a vibrant card--I love it!

Dru said...

Great card - love the vibrant colors!!

Lizzie Jones said...

I love that you used the Tea Leaves paper in both scales. Very clever!

kimosabescraps said...

so so cute!!

IamDerby said...

I love the christmas blend sentiment. I am stealing that idea.

Sue Pardue said...

Very pretty. I love the colors!

Julie-Ann Wells (Jewels) said...

I love the theme of this card!

peggysue said...

This is really cute! I think I feel a CASE coming on. Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Beautiful holiday card!

Terri said...

Nice job. I hope you can find the tea soon!

Steph said...

Gorgeous. I love that paper and never thought to use it for Christmas but it's perfect.

resmith said...

Love it!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card! I like that little tag with the holly on it! I love your bold red teapot-very festive! :) TFS

Savitri said...

Just pretty!!! LOVE the colors!!

Jennifer Holmes said...

I've been thinking about getting this stamp set lately, and your card is certainly pushing me over in that direction!

Sherry said...

Great card! I love that little tag!

Lisa H. said...

lovely! looks great with the holiday colors.

Dana said...

Great card! Love the traditional colors on here and that cute tiny tag :)

Aimes said...

I love it! Bold, Bright, Beautiful and Tea Inspired - that's an easy winner in my book!
TFS!
Aimes
x

Courtney Baker said...

This is so pretty. I just love that pattern paper!

Kathy W said...

awesome card, would go great with a gift of tea!

Susan said...

Oh this is just breath-takingly gorgeous!! I love that paper and it's so great how you made it into a Christmas theme. That little tea bag label is adorable!! I will have to case your idea!!

Allison said...

That is one awesome card...love the idea, the papers and that stamp (WANT!).

Kim said...

Gorgeous colors and details!

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