A Nice Cuppa Easel Shopping Bag

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I was given a challenge to design with ]A Nice Cuppa and Cups & Kettle Framelits for our recent local team gathering.  I was nervous about this.  Why, you may be thinking?  This stamp set was not on my radar.  But, I was up for the challenge and let designs bubble up.  [smile]

BASE:  The base (9″ x 4-1/4″) is Pool Party cut with the Scallop Oval Framelits.  [TIP:  Bold the base in half before cutting with the Scallop Oval Die.]  For a different look I left off a approximately 1/2″ from the top and bottom.  To create the easel fold, open the card base then fold the top in toward center fold.

EMBOSSED BACKGROUND:  I really love the swirly heart stamp, so I played with it until I came up with this border.  But, I couldn’t stop there, I clear embossed the hearts to give some shine.  [Love it!]  They fit the largest regular oval in Bermuda Bay from the Ovals Collection Framelits.  I had an A-ha moment when I tried placing a wee bit of Metallic Doilies on either end of the oval and it worked wonderfully.  Yay!  The top and bottom of the largest oval were cut away which left just enough room to finish with the doily.  The bottom half of the oval was popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

SHOPPING BAG:  I toyed with a purse or shopping bag, the shopping bag won out when I spied he “spending time with you” sentiment, one of the several included in the A Nice Cuppa stamp set.  The bag is from the Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack.  What can I say, I am a sucker for polka dots.  Lol!  The handles are two lengths of White Baker’s Twine.  The bag emblem is Silver Glimmer and Bermuda Bay circles topped with a Silver Foil heart.  Of course it needs “more height” so I popped it with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well.  Lol!

EASEL STAND:  Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White with Black Memento Ink and punch with the Large Oval. Also punch two of the same Large Oval in Bermuda Bay.  Then cut one in half horizontally and the other vertically. Adhere these to the back of the Whisper White oval .  {TIP:  Adhere the horizontal cut pieces first then the vertical cut pieces.]  VERY IMPORTANT–This needs to be popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals so the Easel Front has something to hold it up.  Finally, I topped this with another mini heart in silver foil and baby heart in Silver Glimmer from the Confetti Hearts Border Punch

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I just LOVE this easel card.  I hope you do as well.  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday!


  • STAMP:  A Nice Cuppa (retiring 5/31/16)
  • PAPER:  Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring 5/31/16), Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer
  • INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punches–Large Oval, 1/2″ & 5/8″ Circles, Itty Bitty Accents-Heart, Confetti Hearts Border | Framelits–Ovals Collection | Silver Metallic Foil Doilies | Embossing Powder–Clear


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


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