There’s Always Time for Tea with the Sisterhood of Crafters

Lovely Vintage Card Featuring #TimeForTea, #AllOccasion, #MochaMorning, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUpp


We enjoyed all of the beautiful cards made for our last challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Darlene picked another challenge this go-round and it’s a fun one: “Use Your Favorite Color.” It sure sounds like fun but it’s like picking your favorite child! My first reaction was Rich Razzleberry but then I thought about my elation when hearing that Stampin’ Up! was bringing Coastal Cabana back into the color line-up and knew that was the one (for now). Time for Tea is a brand new stamp set (with coordinating framelits!) and you know how I feel about my tea and coffee! The fun part of reorganizing my craft room was rediscovering items that were bought and put away, never seeing the light of day afterwards. This Tim Holtz Sizzix die was one of those items and was the perfect size for that stamp, don’t you think?


My Secrets to Making This Time for Tea Project
  • I went through many colors of paper trying to find that one special one that would make Coastal Cabana the star of this card as well as give the look I wanted it to have with the tea cups. Fortunately, in my craft room reorganization, I also reorganized my DSPs, which helped me fall in love with some of my old favorites again. Once I  found Mocha Morning Specialty DSP (a gorgeous vintage paper), my challenge was only finding the right patterns to use.
  • The cups were cut with the die and edges sponged with Soft Suede ink. My secret to stamp on a cut image is that once you cut the image, put it back into the paper that it was cut from so you can see that you are stamping the image or sentiment straight.
  • Seam Binding Ribbon is my favorite to use for a vintage card! Wet the ribbon and scrunch it up into a little ball, letting it dry for a few hours. I let mine dry overnight. Use your best method to make a bow, wrapping it two to three times. When you are ready to tie it off, fold the width of the ribbon in half to get the perfect bow!
  • I didn’t have Enamel Shapes in any neutral colors so I went to my Subtles and colored the little heart (as well as the pearls) with the Bronze Stampin’ Blends. It dries very quickly and you’d never know it started out as another color.


Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Stamp Sets: Time for Tea
  • Paper: Mocha Morning Specialty DSP (retired), Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
  • SU Tools: Spot of Tea Framelits, Ovals Framelits (retired), Bronze Stampin’ Blends, Mini Stapler (retired); non-SU: Tim Holtz Sizzix Tea Time Die #660234
  • Finishing Touch: Basic Pearl Jewels, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Subtles Enamel Shapes, Natural Hemp Twine


I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:


Now, it’s your turn! Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at the Sisterhood of Crafters then get your favorite stamps out and play along! Please follow the Challenge Guidelines below to be eligible to win.


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 DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products

Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper

Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper

Ovals Collection Framelits Die

Ovals Collection Framelits Die

Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon

Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon

Natural Hemp Twine

Natural Hemp Twine




  1. FABULOUS card Debbie, love everything about it, the color combo, the cups and the beautiful design…I enjoyed reading your post!

  2. WOW … this is just GORGEOUS Debbie! LOVE your color combination and those tea cups are precious (might need them for the cards I made for a local tea shoppe)! LOL Have a great day!

  3. Hi, Debbie! Such a sweet card with that darling sentiment. Love your color choices, and the fun stacked cups – great use of the dies. It is your color combination that really is striking – such richness and beauty! Enjoy a great day. hugs, de

  4. Hi Debbie, I love your card especially the sentiment. Wonderful colours, I love that colour combo but can never pull it off myself and great embellishments. Don’t forget to comment on the SSW2 blog for this fortnight as that’s one of our rules to be eligible to win. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, good luck and I look forward to seeing you again.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  5. This is such a lovely card Debbie and a great take on our sketch.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, hope to see you again soon.
    Anne SSW2-DT

  6. Wow amazing card Debbie! Love the combi of colours you chose, so classy and I love that you sponged the edges of those teacups. Hugs, Gwendolyn

  7. Fabulous use of the paper. Very classy.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

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