Monday, December 29, 2008

A Note of Thanks

The last few days our family has been busy cleaning up from Christmas, the gifts are put away and the house was cleaned up and today the tree was taken down since it seemed to be a huge beacon for our 2 year old. We've also been working on cleaning our basement, a few weeks ago my husband build some wonderful large wood storage shelves under the basement steps and now this week were going to be building some walls to enclose this area which will be our storage area. Our basement has been a work in progress for the last two years or more and I'm excited to get a little more of it completed and de-cluttered.

Today I created this thank you card and tea holder for a friend, I used the Karen Lockhart stamp Lavender & Primrose and the new Laura Ashley Designer Paper, both of these items can be found at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design store. I heat set the image after stamping it with Brilliance ink and then colored it with my Copics, then I cut and embossed the image using my Nesties and added some Spica glitter pen.



To create the tea holder I cut a sheet of card stock 9 3/4" x 3 1/4" then scored length wise at 3 1/4" and 6 1/2". The third panel then needs to be cut on a slight angle and folded in to create the pocket for your tea bag. If you plan on using a larger sized tea bag I would cut your card stock 3 1/2" x 9 3/4" to allow for more room.
Supplies: Lavender & Primrose - Karen Lockhart, Thank You Kindly & Say it with Scallops - SU, Laural Ashley designer paper, Rectangle Nestibilities, Spica glitter pen, Ribbon, Pop dots, Baubles, Scallop edge punch, Scallop square punch, Copics - R20, R32, R14, R27, BV02, BV04, YG95, G99, T0. Colors: Night of Navy, Blue Bayou, Whisper White.

19 comments:

Tina said...

Gorgeous! I have been admiring those images for a while. Fabulous!

Danni said...

This is so pretty...stunning!! What a wonderful card/tea holder...love it!

Dani said...

Wow! So beautiful!

Jenny said...

Very pretty card Lynn. As usual! I love the colors you used on this one!

Jenny said...

Oh, by the way forgot to say thanks for the sweet comment on my card! LOL

Christine Riley said...

Wow Lyn, this is fabulous! I LOVE it, what a great use of that stamp. Such a neat idea, TFS! :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Tammi said...

How nice to have extra storage!! And your card is wonderful! Love the tea holder!

Courtney said...

These are beautiful!

Ann Kranitz said...

Wow this is beautiful. Love that image.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful projects Lynn! I love them & that paper IS gorgeous!

hugz,
Suzanne

Anki said...

Wonderful card my friend! Wish you and your family only the best for 2009! Kram - Anki

Susan said...

A pretty card and gift holder in one. Too cool.

LeAnne said...

Very nice, I love these little packets, thanks for the measurements!
LeAnne

Sparkle said...

This is gorgeous! Love the paper.

Susan said...

Aren't these images too fun? Love the papers and the colors just pop off the page. And the Lavender is just so soothing! Love the tea bag inside!

Kim said...

Love the papers you used - the colors are so pretty, very soothing~ perfect for a tea bag!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Lynn! Love that image and the beautiful DP!
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous card Lynn!! Love that stamp and the paper is beautiful!!

Hugs, Kelly

Deb Wood said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Fabulous everything!!