This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

You Warm My Heart!

A new online stamping friend from the Facebook Maryland Stampers group, Angie, had this stamp set called Tiny Teapots. It's a long-retired Stampin' Up set- so old that Splitcoaststampers doesn't even have a gallery for it...so, she started a teapot challenge to create samples for this set. I was first on the list, so she mailed me the set. It's a very cute set of 4 different teapots and a sentiment, but I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to use it...after some hemming and hawing, this is what I came up with (and please excuse the crooked scan!):

It's a very simple card, but I like it. The card base is GP110 white, with a layer of Basic Black, then a layer of GP110 which has been embossed using my Cuttlebug and the circles embossing folder. I cut a strip of Basic Black and ran that through the Cuttlebug using the Dotted Swiss embossing folder. I stamped each tea pot in a different color and punched them out using my 1-1/4" square punch (couldn't find my 1-3/8" square punch- go figure!). Cardstock used was Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery. Ink colors used were Bashful Blue, Rose Romance and Old Olive. I attached the teapot squares using pop dots. The sentiment is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I attached small green gems to the one teapot- he looked like he just needed "something".

I will now pass the stamp set on to another friend, Gloria, to see what she can create using it. Thanks, Angie, this is a fun "swap"...instead of swapping cards, we're swapping a stamp set!!

13 comments:

  1. This is so cute, I love the bling on the pot.

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  2. I love the teapots- as I dring tea ALOT! Darling L.O. and I love the sentiment. TFS!

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  3. What a fun idea! Lovely design, Mary!

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  4. Mary, what a fun idea to take an old set and make it new again. I have many older SU sets, because I don't sell them, but I still use most of them! after all that rambling - your card is sweet!

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  5. You're card is adorable. I love the fun embossing and the jewels! So cute!

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  6. This super cute! I really like the pastel colors with the black and white.

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  7. What a nice color combo and layout for your teapots.

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  8. This is adorable! Love your simple layout, really focuses on the pots. Great card and what a fun way to do a swap, and see what everyone does with the set.

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  9. Aww this is such a cute card and tea is my favourite drink:)

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  10. This is really cute - the embossing really lifts the white background.

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  11. This is precious. I love those images with that embossing folder!

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