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Inside Envelope Pocket Booklet

I was playing around with a sheet of A4 card trying to come up with a new way to make a mini booklet, when an idea struck me. Why not use envelopes to make a pocket booklet! I love to use envelopes in rubber stamp projects and especially for books but I usually end up making books with LOTS of envelopes in them! This booklet requires just 2!

The Envelope pockets are perfect for inserting artwork – I created 2 cards using the Apple and Pears theme – you could also use tag art or insert photos or even gift vouchers! It goes without saying that these would make great gift ideas too!

Read on for more details….

Supplies Used

  • A4 Sheet Sturdy White Card
  • 2 Envelopes (any size)
  • Permanent Memories Inkpad: Artprint Brown (Stewart Superior)
  • Sienna Ancient Page Permanent Inkpad (Clearsnap)
  • Peony Purple Fabrico Inkpad (Tsueseneko)
  • Sponges For Direct To Papering
  • Water Brush (Judikins)
  • Twinkling H20’s
  • Front Cover Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon)
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Bone Folder
  • Pencil and Ruler
  • Peel Off Stickers: Brads and Circle Letters (Stampendous)
  • Rubber Stamps Used

  • Apples And Pears Sheet ( Time To Stamp )

Directions

1. Before you begin take your sheet of A4 card and lay it on your work surface horizontically. Place the envelopes you are going to use for this project on top of the card vertically. Use a pencil and ruler to draw a line across the A4 card to tell you how big the envelopes are on your card stock.

2. Allow a 1 inch border on the A4 card sheet and trim off the excess part of the card using a paper trimmer. Position the envelopes back on the card and they should now fit snuggly with a small border around them.

3. Fold the card stock in half to create a single fold card blank. Score edge with bone folder.

4. On either one of the unfolded edges, fold back the card on itself approx 1-2 inches (depends on the size of your envelopes and how big you want the fold to be) Score along fold with a bone folder.

5. Repeat step 4 with the other unfolded edge – use the fold you have already create as a guide to how big your fold needs to be. Score edge.

6. Apply Sienna Brown inkpad colour to the entire surface of the folded card using sponges.

7. Repeat stamp the apples and pear images over the surface of the front and back of your booklet using artprint brown.

8. On the edge flaps repeat stamp the apple and pear background texts with artprint brown. 9. Sponge the peony purple inkpad over the backs of both envelopes and also to the flaps. Let dry.

10. Repeat stamp the apple and pears on the envelopes – leave the flaps blank.

11. Measure and crop 2 sheets of card stock so they fit inside your envelopes. Stamp one in the theme of apples and the other in the theme of pears using artprint brown.

12. Paint apples and pear images on the booklet and also on the white card sheets using a waterbrush and Twinkling H20’s paints.

13. Use gold leafing pen to highlight the edges of the booklet and the envelopes as seen in the top image.

14. Turn booklet over so that the unstamped edge is facing up. Lay your envelopes on the left and right hand sides. Apply double sided tape to the reverse of the envelopes and stick them down on the panels.

15. Now apply double sided tape to the reverse of the booklet flaps and press them down on top of the envelopes.

16. Affix gold brad stickers to the inside flaps to embellish them.

17. Use letter stickers to spell out the words apple and pear on the corresponding envelopes.

18. Slip the white apple and pear cards inside your envelopes. Close your booklet. Your book is complete!

Pictures Of Inside Of Booklet With Cards Removed and Close Up Of Apple And Pear Card Inserts

Inside Book Cover With Cards Removed Apple And Pear Card Inserts

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The concept behind birthday books; is that they are to be given as a gift, and inside they feature a collection of greetings cards.
The lucky recipient uses the calendar pages inside the book to mark off important birthdays and anniversaries and uses the actual cards to send to people on those special occasions.

Creative Cards member Adrienne Goodenough created a gorgeous birthday book using a template she had adapted from one we saw online; which can be seen in this months issue. When I saw her lovely project it inspired me to design a similar smaller template to make the book you now see on this page.

The beauty of this style of book is that it can very easily be adapted to use as a diary or a simple appointment book which would all make a wonderful gift for someone special in your life.

The cover of the book which can be seen opposite  features a Beeswax Collage which can also be seen elsewhere on this site!

I love to make books and had a lot of fun creating this project! I hope you too will be inspired to try!

Read on for details…

Materials Used:

Birthday Book Shown With Greetings Card Inserts - Click For Larger  Detailed Version

  • Birthday Book Template (opens pdf file)
  • 15 A4 Sheets Heavy Card Stock  – all same colour – I used dark cream/yellow
  • 2 Sheets A4 Dark Colour Card Stock
  • Bone Folding Tool
  • Paper Trimmer – or craft knife & ruler
  • Strong Double Sided Tape
  • Black Satin Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Heart Shaped Die Cut Card
  • Glitter And Metallic Gel Pens – Sakura
  • Cream String
  • Scrap Book Papers :
  • Rusty Pickle & K&Company (Lifes Journey)
  • Rebecca Sower – Fresh Cuts Buttons, Natures Walk & Flowers
  • HOTP Paper Pizazz Paper Charms
  • Victorian Decoupage Scraps (Mamelok)
  • Dictionary Definitions  (K&Company)
  • Scrabble Words – (http://www.innovativestampcreations.com/)
  • Postage Stamps
  • Peel Off  Stickers (Class A Peels) in: Borders, Brads, Frames, Eyelets, Letters, Words and Name Plaques.
  • Safety Pin and Beads
  • Gold Krylon Pen
  • Gold Vellum
  • Fleur De Lys Craft Punch
  • Beeswax Collage *see this months Technique Of  The Month for directions

Rubber Stamp Supplies Used:

  • Derwent Water Colour Pencils
  • Judikins Water Brush
  • Memories Inkpads in: Brown, Art Print Brown, Soft Leaf & Hunter Green
  • Black Stazon Inkpad
  • Brown Card Stock
  • Pigment Ink Paint Palette (Colorbox) – Forest & Carnival
  • Scrap Paper

Rubber Stamps Used:

  • Front Cover: Face – Cherry Pie, Vintage Woman – Hero Arts, Flower – Diffusion
  • January’s Page: Simple Touch – Stampington, Background Poetic Print – Hero Arts
  • February’s Page: Heart in Circle – Diffusion, Large Ladies Face –  Stampfranscisco
  • March’s Page: Both Hero Arts
  • April’s Page: 3 Muses – Judikins, Background Poetic Print – Hero Arts
  • May’s Page: Lady And Letter Collage – Inkadinkadoo, Background Poetic Print – Hero Arts
  • June’s Page: Davinci Woman – Stampington, Face – Cherry Pie, Background Poetic Print – Hero Arts
  • July’s Page: La Divina – Hero Arts, Background Poetic Print – Hero Arts
  • August’s Page: Optical Illusion – Hero Arts, Face – Stampinks, Heart in Circle – Diffusion
  • September’s Page: Vintage Woman – Hero Arts, Background Poetic Print – Hero Arts
  • October’s Page: 3 Gibson Girl Faces – Diffusion, Background Poetic Print – Hero Arts
  • Novembers Page: Imagine Collage – Personal Stamp Exchange, Background Poetic Print – Hero Arts
  • December’s Page: Vintage Tag – Hero Arts, Heart In Circle – Diffusion

How To Create:

Preparing The Calendar Pages:

  1. Print the Birthday Book Template onto paper – you can use colour if you wish, I used white printer paper and added the colour to each month myself using a colorbox paintpad to apply the ink direct to the paper.
  1. Cut out all the pages leaving a small border around the calendar page; apply 4 layers of doubled sided tape to the reverse of each page and set aside for later.

Folding And Assembling The Book:

To make the instructions easier to understand I have created diagrams using a drawing program – please not these are not to scale!

Creating The Book Pages –

Each calendar month book page is created from one whole sheet of A4 (regular sized) sheet of card stock.  The page features a ‘slip pocket’ on the right hand side of the page to enable you to slip greetings cards inside. To create this pocket, you make one simple fold as shown below:

Once you have folded and made your first page, you need to repeat the steps above for the other 11 pages.

Once I had created the pages I stamped each page using rubber stamps and added colour using the ‘Direct To Paper Technique’.

The main body of the pages on the left hand side will feature the calendar, so you only need to stamp a border as the centre will not be visible.

Use scrap paper to create a mask which will protect areas of the pages you don’t want to be stamped on.

I added highlights to the stamped images using watercolour pencils and glaze pens.

I added further interest to the pages by sticking down collage pictures, postage stamps, stamped images and embellishments.

Once stamped and coloured, affix 1 calendar page to the main body of each of the 12 pages and set aside for later.

Creating The Concertina Book Spine –

The book is held and binded together using a simple concertina spine which is created by folding an A4 sheet of card – fan style.

See the 2 diagrams below for further details:

Once you have created the concertina spine you are ready for attaching your book pages to it!

Attaching The Pages To The Spine –

This step is very easy; but it’s hard to visualize in written instructions! Hopefully the diagrams below will make it easier to understand. It helps to remember that you want to ‘sandwich’ the mountain folds of the spine inside your pages which makes it invisible:


Binding The Book –

To bind the book together securely I used 1” thick satin ribbon, on the top on bottom of the book covers I used 2 small strips of ribbon, and across the centre a long strip of ribbon which also acts as a ‘tie’ for tying the book together, heres how:

Finishing The Book –

Once the ribbon was in place, I affixed 2 plain sheets over card over the top of the front and back pages to cover and hide the ribbon.

I then decorated the front page of the book using torn paper and card scraps and affixed a beeswax collage I made earlier.

To bring the project together I made some vintage style greetings cards to slip inside the pockets of the book and my project was complete!

Birthday Book Pages – Click On The Pictures Below To Open Up A Larger Detailed Version

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Ive been playing around a lot with Cd Art recently, so naturally I thought I would have a go at making card wallets to hold the cd art in.

The card wallets on this page where all created very simply without the use of a template, infact you could follow my instructions to enable you to make card wallets in different sizes to hold other items too.

I enjoyed the challenge of discovering ways to fasten and seal the wallets, and have chosen a couple of methods which you can see on the artwork on this page.

Read on for details

Supplies Used

  • A4 Cream Card Stock
  • Velvet Paper (optional)
  • Memories Artprint Brown Permanent Inkpad (Stewart Superior)
  • Sponges for DTP
  • Dye Inkpads: Kaliedacolour Desert Heat and Autumn Leaves (Clearsnap)
  • Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon)
  • Scissors
  • Single Hole Punch
  • Bone Folding Tool
  • String
  • Gold Brads
  • Screw Covers (from hardware stores)
  • Double Sided Tape
  • CD Labels
  • Gold Eyelets
  • Eyelet Setter
  • Gold Cord
  • All Rubber Stamps Used By Scottish Borders Stamping

Directions

I have prepared visual instructions below to help you understand the process in which I created the CD Card Envelopes below:

1. Place your sheet of card stock in front of you, on the right hand side of the card, place a CD, use this to guide you when you fold the card, to enable you to make the wallet big enough to fit your CD inside. See below

All the blue lines in the diagram above are FOLD lines, you need to use the bone scoring tool to enable you to make crisp folds as shown above. If you use the CD as a guide, you wont need a proper template as you are folding the sheet of card around the actual CD itself. You could adapt this step to enable you to make a wallet which fits anything inside: no matter how small!

2. Following the fold lines, cut and remove the sections shown below in the diagram marked in purple. See below:

3. You are now left with a sheet of card shaped like below:

4. Score all fold lines so they are all facing the same direction

5. Apply double sided tape on one side of Flaps One and Two as seen in picture above, fold flaps over to face the other side.

6. Place the MAIN BODY of the card, over the top of Flaps One and Two, press down to seal onto the double sided tape.

You now have the basic shape of the CD Wallet

7. Stamp the CD wallet on both sides

I stamped mine using Artprint Brown Memories inkpad, and applied colours from rainbow inkpads using Hunter Green Memories, and rainbow dye pads.

8. In the centre of Flap Three, make a single hole using a single hole punch. This hole is what you use to make your fastener. See below for ideas of fasteners

9. Stamp on a CD Label, place on CD, and slip inside your wallet.

Your CD Wallet is complete!

Ideas For Fastening Your Wallet

  • Plastic Screw Covers:
    You can find these in hardware stores, I picked mine up for 80p for a pack of 40. They have 2 parts, one part clicks inside the other, see below for close up. You will need to punch a hole in both sides of the wallet to make them work. I painted mine with Gold Krylon Pen.
  • Eyelet Fasteners:
    For this I made 2 holes with a punch in the flap, set eyelets into the holes, and then on the main body of the cd I made 1 hole with an eyelet. I then secured a piece of gold cord through the hole in the main body in a loop. Then fed it through both eyelet holes to enable me to fasten it
  • Paper Brad Fasteners:
    For these I punched a single hole in both the main body and the flap. On the flap part I pushed a large paper brad through and secured. On the body part I secured a loop of string, which I pulled through the hole and threaded round the brad to secure at the front.

On some of the CD Wallets I stuck a strip of stamped velvet paper to the flap to add interest. More Cd Cases




3-d Tag Box Art – New Ways With Tags!

I love to use tags in my artwork, and am always thinking of new ways to use them and new avenues to explore. This got me thinking; why don’t we ever see any 3 Dimensional Tag Art?

Then it came to me…why not use tags to create boxes with! And that was how this idea came about!

Its a really fun technique; once you try it you will be making all your tags into boxes! The best thing about it is that you can make your boxes as big or as small as you wish!

Better yet your not restricted to just tags you can use any die cut shapes to make them into mini boxes of art!!

General Tag Box Making Supplies Used:

  • 4 Shipping Tags Or Sizzix Die Cut Tags: must be all the same size.
  • Black Stazon Inkpad (Tsukineko)
  • White Card Stock
  • Pencil and Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Paper Scorer Tool
  • Double Sided Tape or your preferred gluing medium.
  • Gold Paper Brads or Eyelets (optional)
  • All Rubber Stamps Used By Ma Vinci’s Reliquary

General Tag Box Making Directions:

First of all I am going to walk you through the instructions on how to make the very basic Tag Box, it is a lot easier than it sounds in the written instructions.

To make it easier I have drawn a diagram in a program so that you can get an idea of the basic structure of the box base.

Once you have mastered this; you can make boxes using more tags or even baskets! Read on for more details..

First things first you need to measure the width of one of your tags, this is the shortest bottom edge of the tag itself. This will be the measurements you need when creating the box base. Let us assume for the sake of this technique our tag is 5 centimetres wide.

1. Using the pencil and ruler, measure and draw a square onto the white card stock; each side of the square must be 5 centemetres long.

2. Next draw a parallel line approx 1 centimetre from the square all around the outside edges of the square.

3. Using the ruler draw small ‘flaps’ within the 1 centemetre border you have just created. For a better idea see the RED lines in the diagram below:

4. Cut along all the red lines as shown in the diagram above.

5. Fold and score along the actual black lines shown: This is the actual 5 centimetre square you first measured out.
6. Now if you hold a tag up to one of the flaps you will notice that it fits perfectly along the base of the tag. Your box base is ready but first you need to decorated your tag!

7. Stamp your tags and add colour using any method or technique of your choice. I stamped in black ink and added colour using dye inks and ‘Direct To Paper’ technique.

8. Now apply a small amount of double sided tape to the bottom of each tag on the REVERSE. And affix each tag to each of the 4 flaps of the box base. You will now need to make a strip of card to enable the tags to join together and make a complete box as it is just a flat cross shape at the moment! This step is easy!

9. Measure a strip of card approx 2 inches long on a sheet of A4 card stock *the strip may need to be smaller if you are using small tags.

10. Remember the dimensions of the widths of your tags? We said 5 centimetres for these instructions; so measure 5 centimetres along on the strip of the card, and score just UNDER the 5 centremetres mark approx 1 mark on the ruler. So that the fold is slightly less than the 5 cms.

11. Using the first fold as your guide, concertina fold the strip of card until you have folded the entire strip. You want 5 folded sections in all. If there are more; cut off excess.

12. Fold the strip back round so it resembles a box shape, and using double sided tape; stick it together.

13. Slide the box shape inside the tag base, and affix a tag to each of the 4 walls to assemble the box itself.

This bit only SOUNDS tricky until you have the actual pieces infront of you. Once you have your pieces it kinda all ‘falls in place’. Your tag box is complete!

As an embellishment to add a little JAZZ to the boxes, I like to split paper brads through the holes of the tags. This is optional. You can leave your box as it is, use it to hold candles or slip tags or notepaper inside or use as a gift box. Or simply as a work of art!

Once you have mastered the basics you can begin experimenting!

Arched Die Cut Boxs

Instead of boxes I used Arch die cut shapes to make a box, you can use any die cuts so long as they are all the same shape and also have a flat base. These are perfect for creating candle holder with! See scans below:

Milk Carton Tag Boxes

This is a favourite of mine, I like to do is make my tag boxes into Milk Cartons!! These are really easy to create. Follow the instructions above, then once your box is assembled; tuck 1 flap right inside the box shape, then tuck another flap over the top of that. Then finally use a paper brad to secure the 2 remaining flaps together to resemble a milk carton. See scans below for a better idea:

Milk Carton Side ViewMilk Carton Side View Milk Carton Front Milk Carton Back

Tag Art Baskets These Tag Art Baskets are a little more complicated to make, but once you’ve mastered the basics of a basic tag box they should be pretty easy to understand and make!

Instead of using 4 tags, for the baskets you need 12 tags in total, all the same size. For the baskets you need to use smaller tags, the Sizzix die cut tags are perfect for this as they are just the right size.

Tag Art Basket Making Supplies Used:

  • 12 Small Tags Or Sizzix Die Cut Tags: must be all the same size.
  • Black Stazon Inkpad (Tsukineko)
  • White Card Stock
  • Pencil and Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Paper Scorer Tool
  • Double Sided Tape or your preferred gluing medium.
  • Gold Paper Brads or Eyelets (optional)
  • All Rubber Stamps Used By Ma Vinci Reliquency

Basket Front As before measure the width of the tag, let us assume for these instructions that the width of the tags are 3 cms wide.

1. Times the width of the tag by 3, giving you the total of 9, measure 9 cms onto the middle of the A4 sheet of card stock. This will be the longest side of the basket base.

2. Now times the width of your tag by two; giving you the total of 6cms. Measure a line 6cms down from the line you have just drawn on the card stock. This will be the shortest side of the basket base.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 above to draw in the rest of the rectangle basket base using a pencil and ruler, refer to the diagram below for a better idea.

4. Now as with the basic box shapes; draw a parallel line all around the outside edges of the basket base approx 1-2 centimetres from the actual base itself. And draw in ‘flap’ shapes at every 3 centimetre interval. For a better idea refer to the RED lines in the diagram below.

5. Cut around all the lines marked in red in the diagram below.

6. Score along all the black lines shown above and fold all the flaps upwards.

7. Stamp and decorate your tags using your chosen method.

8. Affix a tag to each of the 10 flaps on the basket base using double sided tape as above.

9. Now is the tricky bit! The best way to do this is to tackle it a side at a time, I find it best to work with the sides with the 3 tags on first:

Basket Back

    Basket Assembly Instructions For Side With 3 Tags:a. On the reverse of the left hand tag place double sided tape or your chosen glue method to the top right hand side of the tag. Lift and affix the lefthand tag over the top of the middle tag; allowing it to overlap. See pictures for a better explanationb. Repeat this step using the right hand flap; affixing double sided tape to the reverse top lefthand corner. And assemble over the top of the middle tag. Repeat steps a and b for the other side with 3 tags.

For the remaining 2 sides with 2 tags on, the assembly is straight forward; just place a strip of double sided tape to the reverse of either tag on the top corner and overlap to assemble.

See pictures for a better explanation

10. To add strength to the basket interior I measured a long strip of card the same width as the tag shapes (3 cms), then placed double sided tape on one side of the strip. Next I slipped the strip of card inside the basket, and pressed it inside the basket and moved the strip around until it had gone around all the edges. If you want to disguise the card strip interior at this point you could add a tissue paper lining using glue or tape.

11. Next I placed a paper brad in each of the tag holes to add embellishments.

12. The final touch was the basket handle. To create this I stamped 2 tags with the words ART on each and DTP’ed colour to them both.

13. Next I took a strip of card 3cm wide, and used double sided tape to stick both tags to the card to join them together. Trimmed off excess card.

14. Finally I applied double sided tape to both edges of the tags, and slipped them inside the tag basket to form an handle. See pictures below for a better idea. The Tag Art Basket was complete!

Basket Side View Basket Side View Basket Handle amd Top View

They say us Brits are a nation of tea drinkers and they are right! Our version of the trading cards has got to be ….Tea cards!

When tea first came out the manufacturers such as Brooke Bond would insert a small themed card inside the packet to collect. Themes would vary from wild flowers, to under the sea and butterflies. You could collect them all and send off for an album to stick the cards into. The cards themselves where only small, usually about 2.5 inches by 1.2 inches..sometimes slightly larger.

I remember collecting the cards from packets of loose leaf tea that my nan used to give me when I was a kid, they were always brightly coloured and featured gorgeous paintings.

In addition to tea cards, cigarette cards where also given away in packets, these too where a similar size to the tea cards, and also came out in themed series.

This got me thinking about how I could recreate the style of tea cards sets in rubber stamping. I did a search on cartophilly to find out more. You can see some of the sites I found in the links section further along this issue for authentic tea cards.

Read on for how you can create your own sets of tea cards!

Making Your Own Rubber Stamped Tea Cards

How To Print Tea Card Templates:

First of all I downloaded a free tag printing program at Red Castle to print out a template for the tea cards. You too can download it for free at: http://www.red-castle.com/software/fw/printtags.htm

How to download the tag printing software:

1. Click on the ‘Click here’ link, and then browse your computer to put it into ‘my documents’ or you can put it into a folder you have created in my documents. For example I have a ‘downloads’ folder inside my documents, I put it in there. select ‘save’,

2. Wait for the program to download, it doesn’t take long. Once it has downloaded, go to my documents (or where ever you saved it) and double click to open it.

You now have the Red Castle free tag program on your computer.

Printing The Templates:

These are the settings I used on the Red Castle tag printing program to print the tea card templates:

1. Uncheck the tick where it says ‘print punch hole’
2. Select ‘Rectangle’ in kind of tag
3. In the tag size section put the sizes to: 2.500 x 1.250
4. Insert a sheet of white card in your printer and select ‘print’
5. You now have a sheet of tea card templates.

Once you have printed your tea card templates you have to cut them apart to make your small tea card blanks, you can use either a paper trimmer or scissors.

Stamping The Tea Cards

Now to the fun part!

Because tea cards are so small it is quite easy to make a set of themed cards! First of all decide what kind of themed set you want to create, I made a sunflowers set, a blooms set and a butterflies set (see galleries for further information) Also check out the links section below for inspiration on how traditional tea cards look if you need help.

Your stamps can be any size, if your stamp overlaps the tea card that is ok. For example I used a large Sunflower by mostly animals which was huge in comparison to the tea card shape, I stamped the large sunflower head onto the bottom of the card. Next I created a mask by stamping the same stamp onto a post it note and then cutting out the flower head. I placed the mask over the sunflower head and then stamped over the top using a words stamp or leaves.

I coloured the main images in the tea cards using pencils, I used a dove blender to smoothen out the pencil lines. For the backgrounds I used a stipple brush and drew ink from my ink pads to create a washy type backdrop. See scans for more information.

The trick with tea cards is to use a lot of colour, if you look at the links I found for traditional tea cards, you’ll find the one thing they all had in common was that they were bursting with colour. So fill every nook and cranny with colour!

Once you have stamped and coloured your tea card you now want to add a border. If you take a look at the traditional tea cards, they always had a white border, this helped to enhance the colours in the cards themselves.

To create the borders, I used double sided tape and stuck the tea cards onto a sheet of white card, I stuck down several cards side by side leaving a border. Once the card was full of small tea cards, I used a paper trimmer to separate them and thus creating a white border in the process.

Tea Card Collections Galleries

All of the tea cards in the galleries look like they are backed on fuchsia card, they arent! I used fuchsia card as a backdrop when I was scanning, because my scanner background is white and you would not be able to see the white borders on the cards I created.

Sunflowers Set:


Top Row From Left To Right:

1. Sunflower by Mostly Animals, Text By Stamp in the Hand. Sunflower was stamped first, then I placed a mask over the top of the sunflower so I could stamp the words background. Sunflower coloured using colour pencils, background stippled using pinks and purple inkpads inks.

2. Sunflower by Mostly Animals, Sunflower was stamped first, then I placed a mask over the top of the sunflower so I could brayer a Mesh using a Fiskars Brayer using wine ink. Sunflower coloured using colour pencils, background stippled using blue inkpads inks.

3. Sunflower by Mostly Animals, sunflower was masked, then I stamped the leaves by Magenta stamped in green ink. Sunflower coloured using colour pencils, background stippled using blue inkpads inks.

4. Sunflower by Mostly Animals, Text By Stamp in the Hand. Sunflower was stamped first, then I placed a masked over the top of the sunflower so I could stamp the words background. Sunflower coloured using colour pencils, background stippled using pinks and purple inkpads inks.

Bottom Row From Left To Right: >

1. Sunflower by Rubber Stampede. Sunflower coloured using colour pencils, background stippled using blue inkpads inks.

2. Sunflower by Rubber Stampede. Sunflower coloured using colour pencils, background stippled using blue inkpads inks.

3. Sunflower by Mostly Animals, sunflower was masked, then I stamped a butterfly by Rubber Stampede. Sunflower and butterfly were coloured using colour pencils, background stippled using blue inkpads inks.

4. Sunflowers by All Night Media.,coloured using colour pencils, background stippled using blue inkpads inks.

Floral Blooms Set:


Top Row From Left To Right: >

1. Large Daisy By Penny Black, image was coloured using pencils, background was created by stippling blue ink pad inks.

2. Large Daisies By Penny Black, image was coloured using pencils, background was created by stippling blue ink pad inks.

3. Crocus By Hero Arts Poetic Prints Set, image was masked, text stamp by ”Stamp In The Hand’ was over stamped to create a background. Flower was coloured using pencils, background was created by stippling blue ink pad inks.

4. Poppy By Hero Arts Poetic Prints Set, image was masked, text stamp by ‘Stamp In The Hand’ was over stamped to create a background. Flower was coloured using pencils, background was created by stippling blue ink pad inks. >

Bottom Row From Left To Right:

1. Crocus By Hero Arts Poetic Prints Set, image was masked, fern stamp by Rubber Stampede was over stamped using deep green ink to create a background. Flower was coloured using pencils, background was created by stippling blue ink pad inks.

2. Rose By Hero Arts, image was masked, text stamp by ‘Stamp In The Hand’ was over stamped to create a background. Flower was coloured using pencils, background was created by stippling purple ink pad inks.

3. Crocus By Hero Arts Poetic Prints Set, image was masked, fern stamp by Rubber Stampede was over stamped using deep green ink to create a background. Flower was coloured using pencils, background was created by stippling blue ink pad inks.

4. Poppy By Hero Arts Poetic Prints Set, image was masked, fern stamp by Rubber Stampede was over stamped using both light and deep green ink to create a background. Flower was coloured using pencils, background was created by stippling blue ink pad inks.

Butterflies Set:


Top Row From Left To Right:

1. Butterfly by Rubber Stampede, butterfly was masked to allow me to create a fern leaf background using a stamp by Rubber Stampede. Butterfly was coloured using pencils, background was created by stippling blue ink pad inks.

2. Butterfly by Rubber Stampede, butterfly was masked to allow me to create a leaf background using a stamp by Magenta. Butterfly was coloured using pencils, background was created by stippling blue ink pad inks.

3. Butterfly by Rubber Stampede, butterfly was masked to allow me to create a words background using a stamp by Stamp In The Hand. Butterfly was coloured using pencils, background was created by stippling blue and purple ink pad inks.

Second Row From Left To Right:

1. Butterfly by Rubber Stampede, butterfly was masked to allow me to create a fern leaf background using a stamp by Rubber Stampede. Butterfly was coloured using pencils, background was created by stippling blue ink pad inks.

2. Butterfly by The Stamp Connection, butterfly was masked to allow me to create a words background using a stamp by Stamp In The Hand. Butterfly was coloured using pencils, background was created by stippling blue and purple ink pad inks.

3. Butterfly by Rubber Stampede, butterfly was masked to allow me to create a fern leaf background using a stamp by Rubber Stampede. Butterfly was coloured using pencils, background was created by stippling blue ink pad inks.

Summer Theme Tea Cards:

Bottom Row From Left To Right:

1 & 2: These 2 floral tea cards were created using a Bolio stamp by Judikins.

3. The fruits tea card was created by using 2 stamps by Rubber Stampede. The strawberry was stamped first, then masked over to allow me to stamp the orange behind it. Colour added using pencils and inks stippled on the background.

What Can I do with Tea Cards?

Trade them! Make up an entire matching set and trade them either one by one or in complete sets with your stamping friends or host tea card swaps! Decide on a theme and get swapping! You could laminate them and make them into collectable pins! Mount them onto cards! Frame them! Put them into albums…the choice is yours! Have fun!

Here are 2 cards I created using tea cards, rather than cutting the sheet of blank tea cards apart, I stamped on them first and added colour THEN I cut them apart and added them to card stock. As you can see they look a lot like the label card technique:

If you have a go at making tea cards don’t forget to send a scan to me of your work as I would LOVE to see what you have created..and so would all our readers!

Traditonal Tea Cards Here are 2 scans of what the traditional tea cards used to look like!