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Tea-rrific

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a fun shabby chic creation that doubles as a gift card holder.




The card started off how most of my shabby chic creations start... with a Prima paper pad. This time it was the Santorini collection. I stamped the teapot  and teabag from the Tea for Two set directly onto one of the papers, then added a few gel pen accents, hand trimmed, and sponged around the edges with antique linen and vintage photo distress oxide.


I created the gift card pocket with a Lawn Fawn die, adding lots of sponging and tucking in a Starbucks gift card.  I then stamped the for my tea-rrific friend sentiment and cut out with a circle die, then started layering everything together.  I added some lace, ephemera, and paper butterfly and flowers to finish things off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I think you're tea-rrific!

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The Simple Things



Hi friends! How y'all doing? It's officially spring break for the boys so we're basically chill-axing, but next week things get real with the beginning of at least 4 weeks of home education. Not sure how I'll get them to do school work when I can barely get them to eat dinner. 😂

Since I know things are going to get hectic, I thought I'd get a jump on some of my April release stamping. But guess what?! Amid distractions from the boys, I pulled this set from the wrong bin and didn't realize until I was all done that it was part of the March release! LOL It is a gorgeous set and was definitely on my list to create with, though!



I've kind of been in a bit of a stamping funk lately. When I find myself with low creativity, I try to get back to basics to recharge. Here I went back to something I love to do... watercolor backgrounds.  I just played around with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors until I had a background I loved.  Next I stamped and colored the flower image from Dreams Will Blossom with Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush markers.  I added a few white gel pen accents and then cut with the coordinating Dreams Will Blossom Frame Cuts.

I embossed the sentiment in white over the watercolored background, then added a thin black mat and assembled everything together. It's a perfect little encouraging card to go with the Stay Crafty With Hero Challenge #1.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you are able to stop and look around and take in the small blessings all around us.

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