There’s Always Time for Tea and You

4 PS A Nice Cuppa

TGIF!  Yay, it’s Friday AND it’s going to be sunny and not too warm this weekend.!  Oh AND I get to spend Saturday with a bunch of amazing ladies stamping, laughing and eating yummy Strawberry Shortcake when we’ve finished stamping.  Woohoo!

Today’s post features my under used (this was it’s maiden voyage) A Nice Cuppa stamp set.  I found a fun card on Pinterest by Jen Arkfeld and used it as my inspiration.  To be honest I was thinking I would just case it, but Noooooo.  I just love the long and narrow card size and this stamp fit perfectly with just enough room for the tea bag string and a few baby hearts.  Then I went with the Dots Stencil instead of the Diamond Stencil from the Happy Patterns Decorative Masks pack.  Finally I went with a Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight color combination topped with just a few punch baby hearts.  Now let’s get to into the nitty-gritty.  Lol!

CARD BASE:  The bright “Long and Narrow” (my go-to size is 3-1/4″ x 11″) base starts with Bermuda Bay .  I’ve come to realize I’m not using this bold and bright color enough.  Lol!  Next are layers of Melon Mambo followed by Whisper White.  I went with the “Happy” Dots Stencil from the Happy Patterns Decorative Masks and sponged the dots with Daffodil Delight (not too heavy or lightly, but just right)  [grin].  Then very lightly wiped with the same sponge over the entire piece of Whisper White.  [TIP:  I made sure the all-over sponging was light and uneven to break up all the white.]

TEA CUP STACK:  It is stamped onto Whisper White with VersaMark ink then heat embossed in Black.  The lettering is colored with Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight markers. [TIP:  Carefully wipe excess ink away after each color so they won’t bleed into the next.  As you can see in the “a” in always.  (grin)]  Yes, I had them fussy cut this out.  BUT…..we left the tea cup handle interiors (that was too much cutting even for me.  Lol!), and added just a wee bit of sponging so they blended in.  Then add a length of Two-Tone Color Thick Baker’s Twine to the back of the cups before applying them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

FINISHING TOUCHES:  For the tea bag string add a tag by stamping the “and you” onto Whisper White with Melon Mambo ink and (yes) hand cut.  I attached this tag to the end of the Baker’s Twine with a small piece of scotch tape then popped with a quarter of a Stampin’ Dimensional.  [TIP:  I wound the Baker’s Twine into the loops that I liked and applied small amount of glue from my Fine-Tip Glue Pen to keep it in place.  I was nicely surprised how quickly it set.]  For ease in class I opted to use the Hearts Border punch and punched several in Melon Mambo and attached with a small dot of liquid glue.

I hope you enjoyed today’s bold and bright modern looking design.  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have a great Friday and weekend too!


  • STAMP:  A Nice Cuppa
  • PAPER:  Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
  • INK:  VersaMark, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
  • MARKERS:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Membo
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punch–Hearts Border | Decorative Masks–Happy Patterns | Two-Tone Thick Baker’s Twine–Black & Melon Mambo


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


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