Friday, 10 June 2022

JAI 607 Choose two challenge - Cup of Tea card & treats

Handmade tea and friendship card and decorated treat box made with Stampin Up Cup of Tea, Happiness Abounds stamp sets and bundles, Stylish Shapes dies, Butterfly Kisses paper. Card by Di Barnes - Indpependent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - cardmaking - stamping - card challenges - colourmehappy

Hello & welcome. Today I'm sharing my Design Team project for this week's Just Add Ink Choose Two challenge suggested by... me!

I made a tea themed card for a friend using the Cup of Tea stamp set and bundle and new In Color Stampin Blends markers. I do love a cup of tea and of course time shared with friends is the best... and don't drink coffee (shocking I know to some of you). This card was inspired by some treat boxes I made for last weekend. Here's how the card turned out. See the projects that inspired it later in this post.

Handmade tea and friendship card and decorated treat box made with Stampin Up Cup of Tea, Happiness Abounds stamp sets and bundles, Stylish Shapes dies, Butterfly Kisses paper. Card by Di Barnes - Indpependent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - cardmaking - stamping - card challenges - colourmehappy
 
This card came about after I made some treat boxes for an afternoon tea I hosted last weekend for some lovely customers, friends, and SU teamies. One of my lovely friends said she'd like to turn the treat decoration into a card so I thought that was a perfect idea for the challenge too. More about the treats later.

The two cups are from the Cup of Tea bundle. Both images are stamped in Starry Sky - a gorgeous clean, deep blue from our new In Color 2022-24 collection. I coloured the leafy cup using two more new In Colors - Tahitian Tide (a gorgeous bright aqua) and Parakeet Party (a light lime green). The teabag image is also stamped in Parakeet Party & cut with the coordinating die.
 
Handmade tea and friendship card and decorated treat box made with Stampin Up Cup of Tea, Happiness Abounds stamp sets and bundles, Stylish Shapes dies, Butterfly Kisses paper. Card by Di Barnes - Indpependent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - cardmaking - stamping - card challenges - colourmehappy
 
Both sentiments are from the fan-tab-ulous Happiness Abounds stamp set (& bundle). I especially love the 'wishing you all the happiness you can imagine' sentiment because it can be used for so many occasions and you can't have too much happy. The 'friend' is fussy cut. Oh for a coordinating die.

The pierced banner and circle dies are from my still new favourite die set, Stylish Shapes. I love they have piercing on both the positive and negative cuts, as it gives so many more options.

Finally, both the leafy Starry Sky & white paper and the lime strip is from the new Butterfly Kisses paper pack. It has lots of small pattern prints in lovely colours are well as the fun butterfly prints in it's title. I liked that the chosen leafy print are similar to the image on the cup.
 
I cut a circle window through the card front and paper, then adhered it inside the card. The sentiment then works on the front and inside.

Handmade tea and friendship card and decorated treat box made with Stampin Up Cup of Tea, Happiness Abounds stamp sets and bundles, Stylish Shapes dies, Butterfly Kisses paper. Card by Di Barnes - Indpependent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - cardmaking - stamping - card challenges - colourmehappy

Here's a closer look at all the main elements. These and all the supplies I used are listed and directly shoppable here in my SU website and store.

Winter Crafty Support Treat Box & Chocolate Wrap

After over two years, a pandemic, house sale, renovation, moving and more renovating, I was finally able to welcome lots of my cardmaking loving friends, customers and SU teamies to our new home last weekend for an afternoon tea of food, cardmaking and a lot of chatting. It was such a lovely day and made my heart happy to not only see everyone but to also see them so happy at seeing each other. Thanks to everyone who came.

Of course I had to make a little something for everyone. So I came up with a Winter Crafty Support Box containing some little treats. I made 15 pizza style boxes decorated with the cups, and coloured with different combinations of the 2022-24 In Colors.

Here are some of the boxes. I'm sure you can see now how I used the same cluster here and on the cards.

Handmade tea and friendship card and decorated treat box made with Stampin Up Cup of Tea, Happiness Abounds stamp sets and bundles, Stylish Shapes dies, Butterfly Kisses paper. Card by Di Barnes - Indpependent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - cardmaking - stamping - card challenges - colourmehappy

Inside there was a yummy Guylian chocolate - which matched the Orchid Oasis cardstock perfectly! - and a little lip balm and hand cream. The basic box is made with just under half an A4 card piece.

Handmade tea and friendship card and decorated treat box made with Stampin Up Cup of Tea, Happiness Abounds stamp sets and bundles, Stylish Shapes dies, Butterfly Kisses paper. Card by Di Barnes - Indpependent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - cardmaking - stamping - card challenges - colourmehappy

I'd also made some little wraps for the chocolate bars before I made the boxes. Who wouldn't love a cute chocky treat... that could be made into a card. ;)

Handmade tea and friendship card and decorated treat box made with Stampin Up Cup of Tea, Happiness Abounds stamp sets and bundles, Stylish Shapes dies, Butterfly Kisses paper. Card by Di Barnes - Indpependent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - cardmaking - stamping - card challenges - colourmehappy

Finally, here are all three designs together.  I hope you've enjoyed seeing my tea and friend challenge card. Head to the Just Add Ink blog to see all the fun projects the team have created.

Handmade tea and friendship card and decorated treat box made with Stampin Up Cup of Tea, Happiness Abounds stamp sets and bundles, Stylish Shapes dies, Butterfly Kisses paper. Card by Di Barnes - Indpependent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - cardmaking - stamping - card challenges - colourmehappy

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you've enjoyed seeing my projects. Leave me a comment if you have any questions or would like more info, and shop the supplies you need to make your own versions.  

I'll be back next time with something new. Until then,

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1 comment:

Tina said...

What a gorgeous card - I love the colour combo! How delightful that the circular elements carry through to the inside, as well. I'm not a coffee drinker, either. Give me tea any day!