Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tea-rrific March 2017 Blog Hop

Welcome to the March 2017 SOTM Blog Hop featuring the stamp set Tea-rrific. This month there are almost 30 bloggers sharing projects they created with the CTMH Stamp Of The Month. If blog hopping is new to you, we try to keep it easy: just keep clicking on the link to the next blog (typically near the bottom of the post) to visit the next stop. Our blog hop is circular so visiting the next blog will take you back to where you started.

You should have arrived here from ***Tracie Cassidy's Cre8ing from the {Heart}***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

My card was inspired by cards I've seen where a decorative panel is cut from the front, sometimes using a metal die, and backed with paper or acetate so the card inside can be seen. I hope you like my card. My crafty mojo has not been the same since my father died suddenly on February 16. I could only bring myself to create a tag to attach to the gift bag for a recent family baby shower [gasp]; thank goodness earlier in February I completed the card my mom was giving. I hope signing up for the blog hops will help me find the motivation to craft again. At least it will make me have something creative to share with you a couple times each month while I learn to adjust.

I stamped the bottom portion of the stacked tea cups first then I cleaned the stamp. When I re-inked for the top section of the tea cup stack, I only inked a portion of the heart tea cup. Thanks to the clear stamp, I was able to make the cup look like the tea cup bottom is in the cup below without using any tools or self-adhesive notes for masking.

I really like two-part stamps where there is a phrase for the card front that continues on a stamp appropriate for the card inside. I used some of the extra flowers I stamped, colored and fussy cut to highlight the sentiment. I used Watercolor Pencils because they are portable and I can color during my lunch break while I catch up on television shows I missed.

Before you head to ***Corinna's Crafts by Corinna Murphy***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Online Business Address.

Before you leave I would be delighted if you left me a comment letting me know what you think of my project. I hope you are finding many ideas for how you might use the Tea-rrific stamp set. Thanks for hopping with us! So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Corinna's Crafts by Corinna Murphy***.


  1. Very pretty card, I like all the colors!

  2. Love the layout and placement on this card.

  3. I really like your card. Losing a parent is so hard...I find myself sitting at my desk to craft with tears streaming down my cheeks at times. Take care.

  4. Double-stack with the other cup in the foreground is a great perspective.

  5. Brenda, this card is so sweet. The colours just pop and the flowers are just the perfect touch :) Always love your work!

  6. Your card technique is so clever! I love the tea cup stack. I am so sorry for your loss and hope that you find comfort in crafting again.

  7. Wonderful card, Brenda! Great job making a double stack of cups.
    :) Marie

  8. Oh my! Love, love love your card!

  9. Beautiful card! I love the stacked cups and the flowers. I am so sorry for you loss and hope you will be inspired to craft again soon.


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