I demonstrated card-making at an incredible workshop last week for my friend [and, as of yesterday, new team member] Allie G. Instead of my tried-and-true set of workshop cards, Allie special-requested a tea-themed card. Allie asks, Allie gets!
Here’s the card Allie and 14 (or more) of her friends made:
With such a large group, we assembled this card in a long procession from station to station, but each and every participant got one done. A small sliver of Comfort Cafe DSP sets the mood for this warm and friendly tea bag holder.
I cut a piece of Soft Suede card stock into fourths (4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) and then cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to 4″ x 8″. I scored the Very Vanilla card stock at 5″ and 7-1/2″. Simply fold the card stock in half, fold back 1/2″ flap and then cover it with a little DSP (glued to the inside of the card) and then add the brads. You now have a perfect pouch for a packaged tea bag! Allie also provided a little honey straw for her guests, but I may have already used my honey straw in a big mug of tea.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- One ink-up, one stamp-off. Minimize the work by maximizing your blocks. The introduction of clear-mount stamps meant that we can combine our stamps on one block to get the perfect image. One ink-up, one stamp-off. Simply line up the clear-mount stamps and press them onto the block.
Play with the card structures. This card doesn’t open up - the base is only 1/4 a sheet of card stock. Should I want to include a sentiment, there are still several options without having to change the structure created here: I could add a little note into the pouch or write my note directly on the vanilla space above the tea bag or even add a note to the back. Either way, the recipient of this card is going to want to show it off, so don’t add an extremely personal sentiment to this card front.
Stamp sets: Morning Cup, Tea Shoppe Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper. Inks: Cajun Craze. Accessories: 3/16″ Metallic Brads, paper-piercing tool, paper piercing mat, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Modern punch, Word Window punch
Here are some other pictures from the party:
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!