Friday, September 4, 2015



Are you a TEA or COFFEE drinker?
Well, I happen to be both!  
Coffee in the A.M. and Tea in the P.M.
Today I have two cards to share with you that were created for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.
I've recently been commissioned to make some cards/projects for a local 'tea shoppe' and I LOVE that I can go to the Dies R Us Store and find a variety of 'Tea Related' dies to create with.
Here's a couple of cards I made recently ...

Isn't this Taylored Expressions Eventful Tea Party Die (TE605) set adorable??
WOW!  These dies go in and out of the store SO FAST!
Every time I think I'll share something really cool .... everyone else thought it was cool too and bought them out!!  LOL!   YEP ... this die is OUT OF STOCK but check out this Trimcraft First Edition Tea Party die set ... how cut is that!!!  Guess I'll be adding it to my next order before it disappears too!  LOL!

For the inside I stamped this fun Rubber Cottage sentiment onto a scrap piece of design paper used on my card front ... added this adorable little bird  (Memory Box 'Contempo Birds' #30017) and a Martha Stewart 'Vine Trim' punched panel.

Now, how about this card creation ... talk about QUICK & EASY!!
I've used a piece of design background paper from a 6x6 Graphic45 pack ... stamped 'Tea Time' all over it then added my Poppystamps 'Tea Cup Stack' (POPPY-1086) panel.

I've created my tea cup stack panel but first die cutting the teacups from white card stock.  Adhered them to a scrap piece of medium blue card stock THEN I die cut a frame using the Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frame (DIE242).  How awesome is this die ... SIX different frames that cut all at the same time!  LOVE IT!!

Impression Obsession Dies - Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames

Since I already had my tea cup panel cut and laying on the table to be turned into a card, I actually got lucky that THIS particular frame panel fit ... well, ALMOST fit!
It wasn't quite perfect,  so I created a border with gold Stickles and VIOLA!

Well, there you have it!  Remember, if there is a particular 'themed' die you're needing to work with, simply go to the SEARCH box at the store and type it in.  You'll be AMAZED how many awesome dies will pop up in front of you ... I'm sure you'll find exactly what you'll need!!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend ahead!
REMINDER:  You still have plenty of time to join in the current challenge at our Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  Our theme this time around is BACK TO SCHOOL.  
We'd love to have you come join us!! 
As always . . .


Leslie Miller said...

Those tea dies are fabulous! Heck, Darlene, you made me go searching for tea dies. LOVE these cards! said...

..oh, I love all of these! You are so creative using these dies! Just amazing!

Jacee said...

Two more lovelies Darlene!!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Janice said...

Hi Darlene, lucky you for having a craft shop so near to you. Here in Kent (UK) there are not so many independent shops. I go to craft shows or shop online. Love the die in the first card - I will have to see if I can get this in UK. Janice

CaroleAnn said...

Wow! I love all your cards and good luck with your commission - they will love your cards! Hugs