Tea Shoppe Cup of Thanks: Simple & Stepped-Up

The Stampin' Success Magazine is an exclusive monthly publication for demonstrators and it always has fantastic project ideas inside!  The card design I'm featuring today is an example of one of those projects! 

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CASEd from the Stampin' Up! Stampin Success Magazine, April 2012.

The magazine was showing how easy it was to start with a simple card design, like the first card, and add some details here and there to step it up!  Both cards feature the pretty images from Tea Shoppe and the Love Blossoms Stampin' Around Wheel with the color combination of Rose Red, Old Olive, Pretty In Pink, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.  But, isn't it fun to see what a different look you can achieve by adding some extra accents?  Let's take a closer look!

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The simple version is perfect for the beginning stamper or those who like a clean look—quick and easy! 

First, I wheeled on my Love Blossoms image in Old Olive for a basic background.

For the tag, I cut a 2-3/4" x 4" strip of Whisper White and punched the bottom with the Scallop Edge Border Punch.  The rounded top was created by sticking the top half of the paper into a 2-1/2' Circle Punch.  The edges were sponged with Crumb Cake ink. 

I colored one of the trio of teacups with the Rose Red Marker, then stamped it onto the tag.  The flower image was added with Soft Suede Ink, then colored with a Blender Pen mixed with Pretty In Pink, Rose Red and Olive Olive inks. 

I stamped the "cup of thanks" in Old Olive, then die-cut it with the new Bitty Banners Framelits (those are SO handy!).  For the finishing touches, I added some Rose Red Seam Binding and a Brights Button threaded with Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine to the top, and placed a Rhinestone Jewels in the flower center. 

Super fast, super easy!

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The stepped-up version is all about the details!  Here's what I added or changed from the basic design:

  • Card base was texture embossed with the Stripes Impressions Folder, then sponged with Crumb Cake ink.
  • The wheeled image is a separate accent with Rose Red Dotted Scallop Ribbon punched borders.
  • The bottom of the tag is die-cut with the Adorning Accents Edgelits, then texture embossed with the matching scallop Adorning Accents Impressions Folder.
  • The top of the tag is die-cut with the new Apothecary Accents Framelits for a more decorative edge. 
  • I stamped, colored, and cut a second flower to pop up with Dimensionals.
  • I added a bow with the Baker's Twine on the button.
  • More Rhinestones are along the scalloped edge.

I simply adore how the stepped-up version turned out!  Just my style!

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It's so much fun to see how a card can change with a few extra-special accents!  Try this simple vs. stepped-up challenge on your own, then email me a photo of your Two Cool projects!  I'd love to see your creations!


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