Friday, May 6, 2016

Tea Time

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog.
It's the end of the year rush with Preschool. This week we made the cutest little flower pots for the kids to give their Mom's for Mother's Day. I didn't think about taking a picture for my Blog. Only 3 classes left and then school is out for the summer. Ha - that brings to mind some words of a song (lol)!
I have a busy day today so let's move onto my card. This one I made for my DT post on the Scrapping Cottage Blog. I am showing one of the new dies from the April 2016 release. 
Today for your viewing pleasure, I am featuring another of the April release dies. This time it's the "rose doily" die. It's temporarily sold out but you can preorder it for the next shipment. I paired it up with the teapot & teacup die to create a many occasions type card.

This week I had an idea of what I wanted to create. When that happens with me, I look through my designer paper stash first to see what paper I might want to use. Then from there I choose my cardstock and any other matching embellishments I might have.

I found this Stampin'-Up designer paper from the "greenhouse gala" collection that I have had for a few years and I knew I had some matching ribbon. Then my idea really started to take shape.  So without further ado lets get started with some details on just exactly what I did here this week.
pear pizzazz & peach parfait cardstocks, greenhouse gala dsp, peach parfait ribbon
Cardstock and Patterned Paper Measurements: peach parfait card base measures 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2"
designer paper measure 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
pear pizzazz embossed panel: 2" x 4 1/8"

When I was thinking about my layout, I decided to take a piece of Stampin'-Up pear pizzazz cardstock that matches the designer paper and emboss it. Just for some added texture on my card.
I then started the initial assembly process by attaching the parfait peach ribbon to my designer paper and then to the card base. At this point I also attached the embossed panel. And from there moved onto my doily. I thought a white doily would look best and that would allow me to cut my teapot and cups in a color. I just love this new rose doily die. It's a 3 1/2" size and that makes it so perfect for an A2 card.
I cut my teapot and teacup die in the peach cardstock. This is one of the petite dies but there is such detail on both the pot and the cups. I decided to use a small leaf stamp that I had and stamp the pot and cups with green ink. Again, I just do some things for added interest. I tried cutting in a patterned paper but it was just too busy with my background paper.
I attached the doily with some dimensional adhesive for some card depth. I  stamped my sentiment and added it onto a flag and attached to my card. I created this card for my friend as a thinking of you type card. She holds an annual Christmas Tea and she love all types of tea accessories and cards.
To finish off my card, I added some small amber rhinestones to the doily and my sentiment flag.
Well, friends that's my card for today. I hope this provided some inspiration for you. The April release is filled with  awesome dies to help you create some gorgeous floral cards. Check it out. Until next time.......God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  As You Like It challenge has a fave patterned paper and why. My favorite pp is from Stampin'-Up. I like that all of it has matching cardstock and embellishments. Just like the pattern I chose for my card.
2.  Creative Knockouts has a tic tac toe challenge. I used-stamp-sentiment and ribbon
3.  Crafting For All Seasons has a add a banner challenge.
4.  Fab 'n Funky has a 3 or more layers challenge.


  1. A lovely card. A great design and colours. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  2. A very lovely card Mary.Love the colorcombi.
    Gr, Elly.

    I have a blogcandy.

  3. Beautiful card Mary!! I love the teapot and cup die! Have a Wonderful & blessed Mothers Day :)

  4. fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  5. Beautiful card, Mary!! Thank you for the steps you used in creating it!! I LOVE your blog!!

  6. Great card - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.

    Helen x

  7. lovely card and I love the colours too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)



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