Sunday, July 12, 2009

More Papertrey Tea for Two Cards and a Mailing Tip

I made the card above for my friend Liz, who was recovering from surgery. I sent her a care package of earl grey tea and chocolates along with the card. The sentiment seemed particularly appropriate!

I rounded the corners of the stamped panel and matte slightly using scallop-edge scissors. These give a slight curve that looks nice but isn't quite as pronounced as a regular corner rounder.

Simplicity Tip: Some simple stampers refuse to make lumpy-bumpy cards because of the problems with mailing them...risk of damage or expense of bubble envelopes or extra postage. I tend to make easy-to-mail cards most of the time, but I do enjoy going three dimensional, too. And let's face it, PTI's vintage buttons are FABULOUS! So I send lumpy-bumpy cards to people in packages (as with this one) or hand-deliver them, and use flatter cards for mailing. Best of both worlds.

This card is fine for mailing, although I will put a bit of packaging tape on the envelope over the gemstones. I keep a bunch of 17-cent stamps on hand for slightly lumpy cards.

Supplies for kraft card
stamps: PTI Tea for Two
cardstock: PTI kraft, SU cameo coral, vanilla
ink: versamagic pink grapefruit, bark
accessories: dimensionals, buttons (PTI), craft floss

Supplies for teal and white card
stamps: PTI Tea for Two, Spiral Bouquet (flourish for steam), Polka Dot Basics; Hero Arts Tea clear set (sentiment)
cardstock: PTI white. ink: versamagic turquoise gem, aquatic splash.
accessories: gemstones, dimensionals, corner rounder, ribbon


  1. Love the buttons on the top one and how they coordinate with the teapot! On the second one I LOVE the bling on the steam part of the image...CUTE!!!!

  2. Ack, I love that row of buttons, too fabulous! Hmmm, this tea set is still on my wishlist, gonna get it one of these days.

  3. Eeee! That row of buttons is FAB, and I love the teal and white on the other card! Thanks for the gorgeous eye candy!

  4. Both cards are very sweet. The row of buttons is so pretty. I love that teapot.

  5. These are both cute teapot cards. I like the dotted pot and dotted bottom panel in the blues on the second card.

    Count me in on the non-bumpy card makers. I mail every single one of my cards so they have to fit in a regular envleope. I do use the packing tape on the envelope trick when I do add a rhinestone or brad.

  6. Great ideas for mailing. I particularly love the gemstones within the swirls of this seecond card!!

  7. My mother loves teapots and tea parties, but so many cards I see with this set are way too over the top for my tastes. I love seeing your use of this gorgeous set. And I agree, PTI buttons are worth using on lots of cards, even if there's a little bit of juggling with how to get the package to the person.

  8. I love how you take a simpilar image and get such different looks from it!


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