Taylored Expression September "Blast from the Past" Blog Hop

September 21, 2010

Hi everyone!  I know....two posts in one day?!  Craziness coming from me!  But, I had two things going on today.  I did make it so the cards kind-of match...good way to not have as many scraps!!  :)  (Scroll down to if you are coming from Skipping Stones Design for my Tuesday sketch card.  Thanks!!)

Today is also the Taylored Expression September "Blast from the Past" blog hop!  I have enjoyed participating in this for the past few months....and have used the same set every time!  Tee hee!  Goes to show that stamps are such a good investment...you can use them over and over again and get a completely different look.  Here is the card that I came up with for the Blog Hop:
"Time for a Christmas Tea" supplies: 
Cardstock: The Paper Company
Paper: GCD Studios
Stamps: Taylored Expression (CreativiTEA set) 
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: chianti, evergreen & Chalk: creamy brown) 
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Flowers: Recollections
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Rub-ons: Creative Imaginations
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Border Punch: Fiskars
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Storybook by Provo Craft

Instructions:  Sand the front of a sheet music paper block, and adhere it to a cream card base.  Round the upper right corner, and the lower left corner of the card.  Cut a scalloped circle from red paper at 4" using the Cricut Expression and Storybook cartridge.  Cut a circle from cream cardstock at 3.5" and ink the edges.  Adhere the two circles together, and trim the edges off of it.  Stamp "Time for Tea" to the bottom, and add the rest of the sentiment above it using rub-ons.  Adhere the trimmed circle to the front of the card.  Adhere a scalloped border strip to green text paper, and sand the edges.  Adhere the entire block to the lower right part of the card.  Tie ribbon around the seam and accent with green & red paper flowers.  Stamp the teapot to cream cardstock, cut it out, and adhere it above the sentiment.  Accent the flowers, teapot, and green paper block with pearls.   

This card was inspired by my sweet mama!  She hosts a gorgeous Christmas Tea every year at her church for the women in the Sheridan community.  She decorates numerous tables with all of her beautiful dishes and teapot sets, has wonderful giveaways, reads a book called "A Cup of Christmas Tea"...it is an enchanting and wonderful night just for women to feel special.  My mom is pretty amazing....isn't she?!  I will have to share some photos of last year's tea when it gets closer to Christmas time.  
We were also provided a sketch from Sankari for the blog hop.  Here it is:

Enjoy blog hopping! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L.


  1. Such a sweet card Lea! I love that cluster of pearl-topped roses!

    (-: Heidi

  2. Very Sweet!!! Love the little tea pot!!! Thanks as always for the inspiration my friend!!!

  3. So pretty, Lea! I love how you tweaked the sentiment to work for a Christmas card! So clever!

  4. Lovely card, Lea! This makes a wonderful Christmas card ;D

  5. Beautiful! Love all the pearl accents!

  6. Lovely Christmas tea card! I like the cluster of roses and your pearl accents!

  7. What a lovely tea card! and your mother's tea parties sound wonderful Lea!

  8. This is GORGEOUS, Lea!! I love all the details and it's just beautiful. XOXO

  9. This is sooo pretty...love the little tea pot with the pearls and the ribbon treatment with the roses is gorgeous!!!!

  10. This is fabulous-- I love those pearl topped roses!!

  11. Lea this is goregous!!!!! You rocked the sketch too!


  12. Great pearl elements!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  13. This is SO gorgeous! LOVE every bit of this!

  14. Such a pretty Christmas card! Love the papers, that tea pot... and the pretty ribbon/flowers embellishment. :o)

  15. This is just stunning Lea! I wanna be like you when I grow up! Oh, so I'm probably older than you but you know what I mean! The flowers are fabulous on this!

  16. This is a beautiful card--love your roses on the bow and your embossing!

    Chris L.

  17. Gorgeous!!! Love the music in the background and the teapot...just everything! It's fabulous.

  18. Ahhh!! That is so cute!! Love your Christmas tea card!! You are so right in that stamps are a great investment, look at the cards we did, totally different but the same stamp!! Love to know the tea story your mom shares!

  19. This is very pretty Lea and I love the inspiration story behind it! I love "A Cup of Christmas Tea" book and I love your card! The gold embossed "believe" paper is gorgeous and the teapot is precious with the red damask design. Adorable, adorable card! ♥♥ Kay

  20. Oh wow, this is absolutely LOVELY!! I love how you cleverly made it a Christmas Tea!!! Gorgeous!


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