Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tower of Tea Cups, Morning Cup Card

Today’s Utah Divas International Design Team Color Challenge UDI70 features a tower of tea cups using the Morning Cup Stamp Set from the Idea Book & Catalog 2011-12!UDI70_Sharon_Field

I’m loving my new Paper Doily Sizzlit Die… LOL, now that I know how to use it!  Apparently there’s a few tips that paper crafters need to know when using this die in their die cutting machines!

Tips for die cutting the Paper Doily Sizzlit Die:

  • Discard that old and warped cutting plate… you’re going to need a fairly fresh new plate when cutting with the paper doily die!
  • Order card stock sandwich onto tab 1 of the multipurpose platform:  Cutting plate/card stock/paper doily facing DOWN/cutting plate.
  • Dependent upon the tightness of your particular die cutting machine, you may need a paper shim beneath the bottom clear acrylic plate too!
  • Roll slowly through the big shot die cutting machine, allowing time for the cutting edges to work. 
  • It’s ok to roll it backwards again if you’d like
  • Once you remove the die cut from your machine, roll the card stock into a gentle curve to release tiny parts
  • Use a paper piercing tool or embossing stylus to pop out other tiny parts.


The tower of tea cups was colored using markers.  LOL, I added a row of polka dots to the top tea cup, the large contemporary polka dots to the second cup down and stripes on the third cup too.3.friend_to_Friend_Sentiment

Rose red designer series paper was embossed using the finial press embossing folder, then gently sanded to reveal the white core.  A little contrast was added too by adding a lucky limeade modern label and word window punch layered sentiment.4.skinny_pear_pizzazz_taffeta_Ribbon+doily

Old Olive 1/8” taffeta ribbon was looped through the paper doily die and knotted to the side.5.basic_perals_largest+from_package

Tea cups and pearls, they just go together don’t they?6._alternative_view_profile_of_Card_tea_cup_Tower

Even with everything going on here, this card has a fairly flat profile… the USPS would probably want a 64 cent stamp on it though!7.UDI70_ON_Createdyu_Blogspot_Com

Today’s Utah Divas International Color Challenge has us using whisper white, basic gray, pear pizzazz and rose red in a card… I added a few more colors too Winking smile  I hope you’ll play along with us this week.. you know the drill!

Are you entering this week’s mega blog candy give-away?  I’ve been enjoying all the lovely comments, and looking forward to reading more!   Both the international and US blog candy winners will be announced next Monday.. but you need to be in it to win!  Read THIS POST for details!




Shop Online for today’s Tower of Tea Cups Morning Cup Card

Stamps:  Morning Cup(W 116988, C120489), Teeny Tiny Wishes(115370)

Papers:  Rose Red (102544), Basic Gray (100730)(121044), Whisper White , Pear Pizzazz (119795), Lucky Limeade (122926). Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117152)

Inks:  Basic Gray (109120)

Terrific Tools:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Finial Press Embossing Folder(115963), Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (119277), Paper Doily Extra Large Sizzlit (125592), Extra Large Oval Punch (119859), Ovals #2 Die (114525), Modern Label Punch,(119849) Word Window Punch (119857), Designer Frames Embossing Folder Set (123130)

Awesome Accessories:  Old Olive 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon (1119256), Basic Pearls Jewels, (119247) Many Marvelous Markers (119806), Sanding Block (124304), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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Stephanie said...

What a gorgeous card! Your attention to detail is flawless, I love the papers & the composition is perfect :) x

sheetal said...

Thanks for the tips Sharon and haave a nice day.

gale w said...

This is so cute. I love how you threaded the ribbon through the doily.

Susan Carlson said...

I love the doily, too! No troubles here getting it to cut with my machine. I've got to try embossing and sanding dsp very soon. Thanks for the chance to win! carlson_susan at hotmail dot com

Gail S. said...

Beautiful card! I love how the colors "pop"! I am a huge fan of Pear Pizzazz - love it whenever it is used!

Barb Slaughter said...

This so great. I love how you did the doily with the ribbon through it and adding the 'extras' to the teacups was just genius..
Barb S (FL)

Janet said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors ,the layout and all of the layers! That doily is beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!
Inky hugs,
janet at swofford dot com

Kelly Wentling said...

Hi Sharon! Your card is lovely! I like how perfect the teacups fit inside the frame and the doily behind. Those two just go together! The ribbon through it is very clever too. Beautiful!

Charlotte said...

Another FANTASTIC card! Absolutely love the paper doily die (and appreciate your tips on cutting it). Amazing how flat your card is, as it looks like it should be thicker. Thank you for sharing your creativity and expertise with us!

Anita Autore said...

Beautiful card! Great tips!

Lisa808 said...

I'm drinking a cup of tea as I read your post! Great card layout and coloring of the cups. Love how you threaded the ribbon through the doily.

Pat Myers said...

To get all of the little pieces out of a die cut design, you can also give the cut piece, while still on a cutting board, a good WHACK and a lot of pieces will pop out on their own, instead of having to pick out each piece.

Lynda S said...

Must be the world wide cup of tea time!!! I am sipping on a MUG of tea ATM too!! I love the fun nature of this card Sharon. I can only hope we get the die in Aust at some time. I get so jealous of all the fun stuff u get in the US!! Perfect sentiment too. ooxx

Sharon Field said...

Very clever tip Pat!! Thanks for sharing!

Gmiddleton28 said...

love the teacups and especially the way you have give them such character with your shading and colouring.

Hope this is where I post to qualify for the international prize. I hail from Canada.

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

I really love the colors you used on this card. I also love the distressed dsp. I need to remember to do this more often. Love your re-styled tea cups as well. Great job. And thanks for the chance for the blog candy.
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ColleenB. said...

Love the lay-out of this card.
Any time is a great time for a good cup of tea
Thank you for chance to win blog candy

fabiola said...

elle est super chou, biz

Diane Villegas said...

I hope you don't mind, I would love to make my own version using your card as the inspiration. It is just to adorable. Thank you so much for sharing.

Carol B said...

Love the teacups in the Designer Frames embossing. Carol B

Teri Couture said...

WOW! This card is "just my cup of tea!" tericout_at_yahoo_dot_com

Patricia Huber said...

Love the coloring on the tower of teacups. Like it is the frame, also.

Lorican said...

I enjoy your post and a cup of tea every morning! What a great way to start the day! TFS!

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Cute card, I really like the color and layout. td harris 1 at cox dot net

Agnes said...

I like the embossing and sanding technique! Thank you for offering such a great blog candy!

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