Handmade Cards | Spellbinders Cuppa Coffee Cuppa Tea Collection

Handmade Cards Featuring the Spellbinders Cuppa Coffee Cuppa Tea Collection

Hello Handmade Card Fans! Welcome to my part of the Spellbinders Cuppa Coffee, Cuppa Tea Collection Blog Hop!  We are celebrating this whimsical and oh-so-pretty new release by Spellbinders Licensed Designer, Sharyn Sowell.

For my first card, I’m using the Shapeabilities Tea Pots Etched Dies Cuppa Coffee, Cuppa Tea die set.  You get a total of four beautiful tea pots in this set.

I decided to use two of the teapot die-cuts to make this beautiful shabby chic greeting card.  The card base is the standard 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.  I layered designer paper over a taupe piece of card stock, leaving 1/8th of an inch off the edges (for that layered effect).

I then glued a paper doily on the center; and with hot glue I layered a tan piece of large trim and then a smaller piece of white trim on top of it.  I used pop-dots to add dimension on the teapots.  I then added a flower at the center, and a sentiment to go across the top third of the card.

Tip: To balance the colors I used the same color card stock that I used on the first layer of my card to die-cut the teapot shapes.

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Once I had completed my first greeting card, it was easy to make the second teapot card.

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For this teapot card I used the other two dies that come in the set; and pretty much applied the same principle as in the pink card.

I used the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Blooming Brew Etched Dies for my third card.

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For this card I let the die-cuts do all the work for me. The intricate designs occupy most of the space in this 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card, that there really isn’t much left for you to do.  Just allow the sheer beauty of this design speak volumes!

Tip: If you’re in the hunt for some beautiful and affordable die-cut shapes, like the ones I used on my cards, check out the Spellbinders die-cut shapes here.

I couldn’t help myself on this next card. When I saw the lady holding a large cup of coffee over her head, I had to make a Christmas card!christmas card ideas

For this card, I scrap-lifted my friend Ginny’s design.  What I love about this design is that #1 is very dimensional and #2 it’s super easy to make!

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You start with a 12 x 6 piece of white card stock. Place it horizontally on your score board, then score at 3″ and then at 6″.  You then fold the card stock in half (the 6″ score line) and fold the 3″ mark outward.

Then you take another piece of white card stock that measures 5 x 10″, place horizontally on your score board, then score at 2 1/2″ and then at 5″.  You then fold the same way you did the larger piece.

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Glue down designer paper on all of your visible pieces, and with the cards folded, you will glue down the square piece to the front (only apply glue on half of the square); and glue the back piece to the inside of your card. It’s that easy!

If you’d like me to make a video tutorial showing you how to make this card, just let me know in the comments section below.

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I hope that you’ve enjoyed my part of the blog hop. Below you’ll find the links to all in the hop.  Make sure that you visit all in the line-up for your chance to win a $50 Gift Card from Spellbinders!  Happy Crafting!


Laurie Willison

Jean Manis

Justine Hovey

Yoonsun Hur

Tina Smith

Sandra Nagel ***You are here***

Sharyn Sowell

Giveaway Rules

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, October 14th 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

About Sandi Nagel

Hello and welcome to Decor8yourlife! I'm a stay-at-home mom who runs a Web Development and Marketing Consulting business from home. During my down time, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, decorating my home and paper crafting! I have a YouTube channel of the same name, where I share easy, DIY handmade cards, mini albums and more! Follow me throughout social media and see what projects we can make together!🌺 🌺 🌺 Need help building or maintaining your Wordpress Website? Contact me at snagel2012@gmail.com. I offer reasonable rates! 🌺 🌺 🌺

93 thoughts on “Handmade Cards | Spellbinders Cuppa Coffee Cuppa Tea Collection

  1. I love all those cards you made so adorable !! Love you made some shabby chic , Love the tea pots and all the layers. Beautiful !!!! Thank you for sharing!

  2. I really like how you used all of the dies so pretty. Very elegant and very beautiful. Thank you for sharing your work with us…

  3. Wow! It was bonus day….4 cards…and every singe one of them so different….Thank you so much for describing all that you had done to the cards….Each one was so special….thank you so much for sharing your talent…have an awesome weekend.

  4. Gorgeous projects, Sandi. Shabby chic is my favorite. Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration for this new release.

  5. I love that you put lace on your cards. I do that a lot too. I’d be hard pressed to choose a favorite. They are all gorgeous.

  6. Oh my goodness, each is wonderful in its own way, but all look terrific. I can’t decide which is my favorite. Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed seeing what you did with the dies.

  7. You make it very hard to pick a favorite with so much
    pretty going on! lol I do love the first card and all the
    lovely details like the lace, tulle & gems. Not to mention
    the awesome new die cuts.

  8. Awesome cards, I especially loved the lace and tulle on the first card and the colors… The second fav was the striking gingham ribbon /flower combo against the doily. All your work highlighted the awesome dies!

  9. the first card is my favorite, but they are all so pretty! Love these new dies from Spellbinders!

  10. All your cards are simply stupendous! The first one if my favorite. So pretty, pink and feminine.

  11. Am in awe of your beautiful cards! Gosh they’re so beautifully paired up with lovely ribbons, flowers, pearls, papers and die cuts! The first one in pink and the last one in bold red plaid are my favorites!

  12. All of your cards are beautiful. I like the fancy fold . My favorite is the pink one – it has a Victorian flavor (IMO). 🙂

  13. Your cards blow me away. The creations you make with the dies are simply amazing and beautiful. The first one I saw was the amazing Graphic 45 pop up card and now these-wow! You are so blessed with talent. I would love to see a video tutorial of that last card. It’s easier for me to learn when I can see and hear the directions. Thanks so much. These are great!

  14. Sandi,
    You can tell how much you love to craft, your creativity is displayed in each card. This card display is just stunning, WoW! Thanks for sharing .

  15. HI Sandi,

    All four of your cards are awesome. I’m loving the teapots and shabby chic-ness of the first two cards. The third card’s die is gorgeous and so is the card. And the last, well it is a double banger! Not only is the die great, but loving that the card is not just the standard one piece folded in half card. Great job!

  16. OMG What Gorgeous…GORGEOUS Cards!!! You totally created Vintage look cards that are not only Gorgeous but totally Breathtaking!! I’m in awe over what you created my goodness your ideas are so brilliant and ingenious!! You embellishing ideas are fabulous!! You totally did super Outstanding Incredible Creative jobs!! Your cards are Magnificent!! YOU so ROCK!!

  17. Such a beautiful collection of card. Each one is a master piece. So elegant, so feminine. Thank you for sharing.

  18. Oh my goodness! Your cards are absolutely extraordinary! You have taken this lovely Spellbinder Cuppa Coffee/Cuppa Tea release and created cards that are beyond anything I could possibly dream! I love your creativity!

  19. Love love all ur cards, specially the shabby chic style. Thanks for the share ur creativity and inspiration. Pretty dies also. Big hugs.
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  20. Hey Sandi! Your teapot cards are so beautiful and elegant! My fave is the pink one! Beautiful Christmas card with the fun fold! Yes, please do a video 🙂 tfs sweetie! Big hugs, Christine

  21. Wow! You have been busy! I love all of the cards but I think my favorite is how you created the Christmas card with a non Christmas die! Very creative! All of your little details in each card really go well together! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  22. Fantastic cards Sandi. Love the layers and the folds… the doilies and the pretty background papers! Love the shabby/vintage look. The Christmas card is lovely with the poinsettia.

  23. Cards are amazing. I love coffee and tea dies. I have a collection of them and have not seen these before. TFS

  24. O wow, what gorgeous cards and so different from everything else in this hop. I love those little teapots and it’s wonderful how you showed the elegance of them in your cards!! It really shows the versatility of these sets. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your creativity with us today!

  25. I love the layered mixed media feel of your first couple of cards, very elegant and very beautiful. That Christmas card is amazing, I would love to see a video tutorial for making it. The dies in this release are awesome, so many possibilities with them. Thanks for sharing your cards and all the inspiration. (mardy14 at bellsouth dot net)

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