Thursday, January 5, 2012

Join Me for A Cup? {CCMC183}

Welcome to the first Create with Connie & Mary challenge of 2012! The gals have a gorgeous, I mean GORGEOUS color combination for you this week:
Aren't they lovely together?  So soft and feminine that I knew right away which brand-new stamp set I was going to use!  But first, take a look at this cool sketch I used from another new-to-me blog, Cardabilities:
That big half scalloped circle was the perfect shape for SU's new Framelits dies which premiered in the Occasions Mini Catalog yesterday!  So here's what I made for you:
I love how the top of the Soft Suede Framelit extends off the card base.  Because I made the card base smaller than a standard A2, 5 1/2" x 7 5/8" folded in half, it still fits inside a regular A2 (medium) envelope even with the label extending off the card!  So how 'bout a few details?
 The Blushing Bride base was stamped randomly in Blushing Bride ink with the pansy image from Tea Shoppe--another new item from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  You can also see that I sponged the edge of the Very Vanilla Framelit with Pool Party ink.  And how about that pretty Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon?  (swoon!) Also from the new Mini catalog--new toys are so much fun!
I stamped a few more pansies coming out of the tea cup to mimic steam rising from that warm cuppa!  Of course, the teacup was inked in Pool Party and adorned with a few Basic Pearls.
I made the tea tag with more stamps from Tea Shoppe, punched with the Modern Label punch and folded in half.  I made a small hole with my paper piercer in the middle of the fold and ran some Linen Thread through to form the tea bag tag.
There are so many wonderful images in this set--10 to be exact--that I had to keep going on the inside, pulling in all the challenge colors again. They are just so pretty together!

I hope you've enjoyed today's card and that before you go, you'll let me know what you think of it!  Be sure to check out the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary Design Team for some fabulous inspiration.  I hope you'll play along with this gorgeous colors--you have until Wednesday, January 11th at Noon (EST).  Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Tea Shoppe 
Ink: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Blushing Bride
Paper: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla cardstock; Attic Boutique DSP
Xtras: Labels Framelits; Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon; Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon; Chantilly Crochet trim; Modern Label punch; Scalloped Ribbon Border punch; Linen Thread; Basic Pearls


Anne Marie Hile said...

So many beautiful details to love on this one, Nance! First, I really like how the frame extends off the card. Then there is that layered ribbon. Top it off with the cut-out tea cup and you have one gorgeous creation! Very pretty, my friend! Have a super day today! :)

Nancy said...

Beautiful card Nance and the colors are so pretty, you know my love of tea, teacups, teapots, etc., so this is right up my alley.
Love all the new "toys" from SU absolutely love the labels framelits (especially the new design, so space saving) and the ribbon...once is gorgeous, but twice is heaven. The stamping of the flowers as steam from the cup is adorable, so clever, my daughter!

Deb said...

This is so dainty and beautiful! I love the layered ribbon look! All your details are so perfect! I hope we can have a cup of tea together some time!!

Christina said...

Beautifully feminine! I can't get over the layered ribbons and lace and the sweet tag. Love how you carried the design beyond the top edge, too!

Marisa said...

Where's the Queen, it's time for high tea ;) Lovely detailing on the cup with the pearls and the ribbon is a wonderful match. Love the little tag and string too. Darling card :)

Linda Callahan said...

I would love to join you for a cuppa! The products from the new mini are fabulous and you showcased them beautifully! This is lovely! Love the flowery steam and the sweet inside!

Diane - said...

Nance this is so pretty! Must remind you of your recent 'tea' trip, eh? The colors are so soft and love the stamped BG, pleated ribbon (gorgeous) and pansy steam (so clever)... but that design.. WOW! Now you know I'll have to cut a piece of paper and fold it to get my brain around it, right?

Margaret said...

Such a beautiful card using the challenge colors! I love the layered ribbons and your tea tag is adorable! Wonderful tip on extending the label!

Julie Marshall said...

So super cute! I love me some linen thread and I adore how you've used it here. So clever Nance. Love your card!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Nance! I love how the soft suede extends above the top. How clever!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful. You are right about the colour combo - it's lovely. And the sketch is sooo my taste! I love the designer pape ryou chose and the ribbon detail (so simple, but awesome). And you're brilliant about having the label extend off the card, yet still being able to fit in a regular medium envelope! Beautiful. I just received my order with the new Framelit so I can't wait to use it. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Henderson said...

What a great job with the triple ribbon, very cute way to use this stamp set!

Lisa said...

The card is beautiful! Of course, I love the layered ribbons...great minds do think alike! I have just recently started drinking tea and am loving trying all the new flavors! This is the perfect card to share with a fellow tea lover!