Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tea Cup Thank You Cards

Loving coffee like I do, I collect many coffee related crafting items: stamps, dies, embossing folders and so on.  So when I came across this die of "coffee cups" I knew I could have a lot of fun with them.  How amusing that the first time I use them they would be "tea cups".   Again, I am a died-in-the-wool coffee drinker or latte drinker to be specific.  Therefore it was funny that last Saturday while attending the annual West Coast Scrap N Chat's ScrampCamp we had a formal tea party.  I don't like tea,  but I was game and actually enjoyed the peach and ginger tea I chose.

Our hostess for this tea, Liney and sister Lucy put on a jaw-dropping afternoon tea that would be the envy of any tea shop.  Set up in Liney's home were beautiful tables dressed in lovely linens and china.  A beautiful collection of teacups graced a large table and 4 gorgeous teapots containing different teas were arranged on a high counter.  Tea time food was everywhere and kept coming out of the oven.  It was truly amazing.

So to make a long story short (sort of) I knew this teacup/coffee cup die would be ideal die for cards to send to the three Westies who organized this fun filled weekend.

In a nutshell, the first die cut was done on very heavy kraft card stock...or maybe light chip board...hard to say.  This would be the base for the cups.  Next I chose 5 different patterned papers from an AC 6x6 pad.  I cut the die 5 times on the different patterned papers.  Then I snipped the patterned cups apart and arranged them onto the Kraft base.  I love the tipsy look of these playful cups and I think the 3 recipients will enjoy them also.

Thanks for looking.  

Dreamweaver Die "Vertical Teacups"

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