Love to have a cup of tea with your friend, but COVID-19 measures making you have to do it long distance? Here is a card to let your friend know you are thinking of them.
This card uses Paper Discovery products from the Teacup Fairies collection and the Papercraft Society box 17 which also has a tea theme.
The front is made using the cut and embossing folder with white card stock that I spritzed with water for a good impression. I used a blue watercolor marker to color the embossed areas.
The card base is a 7 x 5 inches folded which had the front edges and center colored with the blue marker as well.
I cut the small circle area a second time from pink card stock to get the pink used inside the card onto the front. Embossed piece was raised up with foam tape. The pink circle was glued to base and teapot raised on foam tape. Using the medium doily die and a circle die the same diameter as the pink circle, cut a scalloped frame from lightweight paper. Glue frame to embossed layer.
The teacup inside is made in two pieces – the cup and the saucer. I stamped the pieces before I assembled. The saucer is cut into two parts to make for a smoother fold of the card. (The multiple layers of paper on this card means that the fold cannot be covered up.) To assemble, glue cup side tab to form cup and slide in handle. Glue handle tabs inside. Slide cup bottom tabs into saucer slots and glue to underside. Glue cup inside piece tab to underside of saucer. Glue patterned papers and doily to inside of card keeping center fold uncovered. Fold cup and saucer flat ad glue one side of saucer along card fold. Then glue other side.
Add rectangle “calling cards” and die cut spoon to decorate inside. Glue another piece of pattered paper to back of card to have even weight to front and back of card.
The back flap of envelope is stamped with teas set from the Papercraft Society box in China blue ink.
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Olga Direktarenko is known for designing dies and stamps under her Paper Discovery brand that allow you to create scenes from rooms to dioramas. Her love of tea, books and old furniture were her inspiration for this kit.
All the pieces for the cabinet were die cut from some heavy brown, wood grained cardstock which then was covered with ink to age it. The doors were then taped on using clear tape on the back side of the cabinet. A second large cabinet piece was cut without cutting any of the doors from white cardstock and glued to the back of the wood grained piece. With the doors taped open with removable tape, the sentiments from behind the doors were stamped in brown ink.
In order to achieve the 3-D look of the cabinet shelves having depth, the cabinet is raised on foam squares while the backs of the three shelves are adhered to the blue patterned paper with double sided tape. The legs were added after the cabinet was adhered to the card front. Tiny pewter colored stick-on pearls from the Papercraft Society kit were added as decorative knobs for the cabinet doors.
The dishes were die cut first and then stamped using a stamping platform and removeable taped doubled up on itself to hold the tiny dishes in place to be stamped. The dishes were then shaped using a ball tipped shaping tool (often used to shape flower petals) on the foam back of the stamping platform. Foam squares were used to adhere the dishes to the cupboard shelves.
As a finishing touch to the front of the card, a stamped and fussy cut “You’re TEA-rrific” sentiment was attached to the top with foam squares. The inside of the card is stamped in China blue “But first tea” with a tea set.
Stamped on the back flap of the envelope in China blue ink is the same tea set stamped inside the card.
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There is nothing so exciting to a papercrafter as new materials and dies arriving in the mail! I managed to have two such boxes (Karen Burniston and Taylored Expressions) and a raffle goodie basket full of Stampin’Up papers, stickers, cards, inks and stamps all sitting on my crafting table at the same time.
Below is the split personality card that evolved from all these fun items.