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