Sunday, September 5, 2010

Tea for Two - My Creative Inspirations Debut!

I hope you are having a great weekend! I'm happy to share this teapot card with you today as my debut DT project for the Creative Inspirations Challenge blog! Our challenge is to make a card that is Anything But Square (or rectangle) and our sponsor this week...Fantastic Ribbons!

My card actually started as a digital stamp...can you believe that?! I found it for free on the web a long time ago, but unfortunately have no information about it to share with you. I printed it out at a size that fits a 4x6 piece of paper and cut it out making a few adjustments in order to make it a usable template. I traced it onto the designer paper and cut it out facing in both directions so the inside of the teapot matches the outside! Then, I trimmed the template down to create the inside of the card using only the main body of the teapot leaving off the handle and spout. I cut the template down one more time to use as a smaller template for my french vanilla cardstock which was used for my sentiment.

My stamps are from the Papertrey Ink's Tea for Two collection and I used the Additions set too! They are stamped using ColorBox Chestnut Roan chalk ink. The front of the card was decorated with some yummy vintage seam binding from Deb's Simple Treasures Etsy Shop, a few beautiful roses...I colored the mini roses with a copic marker to get the perfect color, and a leaf trinket pin with some added beads.

I hope you'll head on over to the Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog to check out the new challenge and see what the very talented ladies on the design team have in store for you. You will be impressed for sure!

Other Challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room #25 - Old Meets New (old = roses, new = paper)

My Crafty Recipe:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Tea for Two and Additions
Inks: ColorBox Chestnut Roan and Creamy Brown
Paper: October Afternoon, Bazzill french vanilla and guacamole cstock, DVWV cstock
Spellbinders: Standard Circles Lg.
Other: Deb's Simple Treasures seam binding, Maya Road leaf trinket pin with added beads, Recollections mini roses, Prima flower, R20 copic marker, October Afternoon label sticker

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Pattie ,This is just absolutely beautiful hun.Congratulations on joining us over at Creative inspirations.Welcome and wow what a creation for your first challenge.Lovely to have you hun.
    hugs judex

  2. Fantastic! What a job creating your own template! It came out wonderfully! LOve the roses and the ribbon too!

  3. WOW Pattie what a debut and welcome to the team. Brilliant shape card.

  4. Oh man this is gorgeous and I was so surprised to see you did this all from a digi, gives me ideas on creating cards now, thank you!

  5. oh wow hun you really did us proud with your creation,hun totally brilliant love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  6. Absolutely beautiful, Pattie!

  7. Oh, Pattie ... you KNOW how much I love Tea Pots and Tea Parties with my girlies!!! This is amazing!!! Congratulations on your new DT position as well. Thanks for sharing this adorable tea pot with us in the Tea Room -- just perfect :)

  8. AMAZING DEBUT CARD! Love the colors and the flowers! Spectacular. So glad to have you aboard.


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