Friday, May 18, 2012

My little teacups are back!

It's Thursday Night and I'm writing the post for the Friday Mashup Challenge. Gotta say, I love being a Guest Designer for May. There's just something really cool about doing a challenge ahead of time. I hope I've inspired atleast one person, too!

The new SU! Catalogue is definitely exciting, but I was equally excited to see that my favorite stamp set from the 2012 Occasions Mini, Tea Shoppe, is being carried over to the cattie! Which means that I can continue to use it as much as I please! This also means that my blog readers and class-goers like it too ;)

This week's Friday Mashup Challenge was perfect for the Tea Shoppe set.  We were asked to:
1) Make a project with a Decorative Edge; or
2) Make a project with a ribbon or a bow; or
3) Mash it up and create a project with a decorative edge and a ribbon.

The patterns on the tea cups, the greetings in the Tea Shoppe set are just so perfect for decorative edges and ribbon, aren't they?  And who's kidding who, everyone knows I love ribbon and don't need much convincing to add it to my projects ;)

Tips & Tricks:

*Although my card base is Pink Pirouette, I did use Pretty in Pink ink for my teacups. I wanted to make sure they stood out.
*Did you notice the little strip of Twitterpated DSP at the bottom of my card? I cut my card base to the standard 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" size. I folded it in half and the I cut a 1/4" off one side to make it shorter. The DSP is *just* covered up by the decorative edge and adds a lovely special touch to my card.
*I love how the Scallop Trim Border Punch edge matches so perfectly the little scallops in the DSP. It almost seems meant to be!
*Sometimes I stress about the little things. Other times I know not to stress. My scallop edge is intentionally misaligned on the Pink and Espresso card stocks. Lining it up would've driven me nuts ;)

I made this card for a specific stamping friend of mine. She's also my tea friend. She deals loose-leaf tea (which I LOVE) and I am the stamp dealer ;) Hope she loves it! 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Really sweet card Monica. Love the colour combo you've used.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Aileen said...

Lovely showcase of Tea Shoppe. Fab colours and love the DSP with the scalloped edges. x

Heidi Baks said...

Love how the scallop trim matches up with the DSP, and your color combo is yummy!

Monica Hornof said...

Thanks so much for the lovely comments ladies :)