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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Make yourself a cup of tea...

 I thought I would make a few cards to sell at the thrift store that featured a pocket on the inside that could hold a teabag as a little gift. Here's what I came up with:

I actually made four of these cards but these two show the two different patterns of papers I used.

I think I like the contrast of the green DSP the best. I die-cut the tea cup and added a tiny holly die-cut to decorate the front of it.

The tea bag was cut from vellum. I colored the back of it to look like it had tea leaves inside of it. I also tied a thread onto it as the string one often sees connected to a tea bag.

Here's a little closer look at the cup with its teabag. I added a white dot to my holly berries to give them a little "life." In looking at this photo now, I probably should have done some shading on my cup to give it a little depth, too. Oh well, next time...

In this photo you can see the pocket I created on the inside. I even added a teabag to it to show you how nicely it works for this purpose.

"Wishing you a" was stamped and heat embossed onto red cardstock, then cut into a strip and added above my stamped "Merry Christmas."

This card came together very quickly. I was able to print the front sentiment four times on a single sheet of cardstock. Then all I had to do was die-cut them and add them to my card fronts along with the cup and teabag. It will be interesting to see if they have sold when I volunteer on Thursday.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.



Lynette said...

Oh, how cute, Cheryl! What cool cards. I would guess they will be gone when you go in on Thursday:) I especially love that green paper - so, so pretty!

designbydonna said...

What a great idea. With families isolated and not getting together, this would be great to send to them. Maybe even Zoom while drinking the tea. I

Glittered Paws said...

What a neat idea, I love to drink hot tea, AFTER my first 2 cups of coffee. What a neat little giftie to tuck in a card.

Lynne in NI said...

That's such a great idea, bet they fly out of your store!