Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Teacup Birthday Card

I have another birthday card for you today.  I made this one for my master teacher, who remains one of my best friends after 20 years!  We always had tea at morning recess when I was student teaching with her, so I thought this would be appropriate.

I began with a cream colored card base sized at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4".  Using my Gypsy, I welded together a scalloped border and a rectangle for the brown layer.  The border is a 1" x 6" one from the Cricut Ribbons & Rosettes cartridge, but I adjusted the width to 5 1/2" real size.  The rectangle was also sized at a width of 5 1/2".  I didn't worry so much about the height (just making it big enough), because I found it easier to cut it with the Cricut and then use my paper trimmer to adjust the height to 4". The blue layer is 5 1/2" x 3 5/8", and I stamped "Happy Birthday" from My Creative Time's Gift Card Sentiments stamp set.

The cute teacup is cut from Love You a Latte at 2 1/2".  I stamped "Enjoy" from My Creative Time's This & That stamp set.  So sweet!


Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream & Dark Chocolate Cardstock
Fancy Pants Designs Beach Bum Patterned Paper
My Creative Time's "Gift Card Sentiments" & "This & That" Stamp Sets
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink


  1. Lovely card! The colors are perfect!

  2. I love how the sentiment is on the tea bag!

  3. awe Katie, I love the the tea bag tag, perfect detail!

  4. awsome, love the colors, and the tea bag !!!!

  5. This is so pretty. What a cute little tea bag.

  6. Cute tea cup-love the tag too:)

    Sherrie K

  7. So adorable I am sure she is going to love it..

  8. Your card is really lovely! I love the scalloped borders! It sounds like this will fit your friendship to a T! TFS!

  9. very cute, love the tea bag tag with enjoy on it, perfect


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