Ahhh…the good ole days! The Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper has that old-time, nostalgic look with lots of retro patterns and colors. It reminds me of beautiful designs on old postcards, or the printed wallpaper in grandma's house, or dainty little handkerchiefs my grandma would tuck into her housecoat. Isn't it amazing the feelings that a simple piece of paper can conjure up in your mind? Does this paper remind you of some memories of the past?
Tea Room Specialty DSP—Tea Room is a Specialty DSP because the paper is lighter weight, so it's delicate enough to use as card accents, envelopes and envelope liners. You also get twice as much! Each pack contains 24 sheets; 4 each of 6 double-sided designs. Please note: This specialty paper does not qualify for the current DSP promotion.
I love all of the pretty accents and layers on this Time For Tea card created by Mary Anne Grimmer. It's so delicate and feminine!
Background Basics—Mary Anne layered two pieces of the Tea Room DSP, the top measuring 3-3/4" x 3" and the bottom measuring 3-3/4" x 2", onto a 4" x 5-1/4" layer of Crushed Curry cardstock. I especially love the bottom pattern because it almost looks like there are little holes in the paper and the Crushed Curry color is peeking through the pattern. Cool illusion!
She tied some 1/8" Coastal Cabana Tea Room Ribbon around the layers at the DSP seam, adding a small piece of the 1/2" Lace Trim to the knot for a little extra frill. The layers are mounted onto a Coastal Cabana card base.
Sweet Sentiment—Mary Anne used the coordinating Spot of Tea Framelits to create a Very Vanilla label die-cut and she stamped the Time For Tea sentiment in Early Espresso on top. It's adhered to the card front with SNAIL adhesive.
Sweet Accents—She stamped the outline leaves onto Coastal Cabana ink onto Very Vanilla scrap cardstock, then stamped over the top using the solid image in Coastal Cabana stamped off one time. This element is die-cut with the Spot of Tea Framelits and popped up with Dimensionals. Next, she stamped the flower outline in Crushed Curry ink and the inside color in stamped-off Crushed Curry. This is also die-cut, then attached with Glue Dots over the top of the leaves.
The tea cup was stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Coastal Cabana, then die-cut and popped up with Dimensionals, too.
Bundle It & SAVE—Purchase the Time for Tea stamp set and Spot of Tea Framelits together in a Bundle to save 10%!
Created by Claudia Bradley.
Time For Tea From Me To You Card
The second swap card, created by Claudia Bradley, features lots of the same elements for a slightly different, delicate look.
Background Basics—Claudia started by stamping the Time For Tea leaves and flower images in Coastal Cabana ink along the top of the Coastal Cabana card base. Next, she adhered a 4" x 4" piece of Tea Room DSP onto a 4-1/8" x 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock. She left a little extra white showing at the top, so she could add a faux-stitched die-cut details with a Stitched Labels Framelit edgelit border. I'm loving the look of stitching with this set!
She tied some of the 1/8" Coastal Cabana Tea Room Ribbon around the layers before mounting them onto the card front with SNAIL.
Sweet Sentiment—Claudia stamped a Time for Tea sentiment in Crushed Curry ink onto the smaller Spot of Tea die-cut Whisper White label, then popped it up over a larger Crushed Curry die-cut label. It's mounted with Dimensionals onto the card front, then accented with a couple of Artisan Pearls. Finally, she stamped the tea cup in Coastal Cabana ink onto Whisper White, die-cut it and popped it up with more Dimensionals.