Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tea Party!

Hi there!

It was time to take a break and go to my craft room last night! 
Oh, how I missed my crafting time!  The Shabby Tea Room is having
a fun challenge this week!  It calls for incorporating the colors from
the inspiration photo and to have an invitation theme.  I am happy
how this pocket card turned out.  It is my first attempt at one.  My
friend, Nancy, made one and gave me the dimensions.  Just email
me if you are interested on how to make this card.  I'm also entering
this card over at Papercraft Star and The Ribbon Reel.

Anyways, I ran out of the background paper, so I wasn't happy
about that, but certainly wasn't going to start over.  A lesson
learned there, of course.:-)  But, I did get out my embossing powder
and put gold emblossing around the tea cup edges and small
flourishes in the corners. The doily and sentiment were distressed
with tea dye ink.  Some yummy seam binding was addded along
with a fab button, twine, and pearls!  This pocket card was fun and
easy to make.  I know I'll be making more of them!

Here is the inspiration photo...

And, here is the inside panel for the card...

Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Kraft Outlet
Stamp:  Waltzing Mouse
Ink:  SU(Calypso Coral), Tim Holtz(Tea Dye)
Ribbon:  debssimpletreasures
Pearls:  Martha Stewart
Puch:  EK
Die:  Spellbinder's (Tea Cup)
Emboss Powder:  Tim Holtz(Fine Gold)
Button:  Tim Holtz


  1. This is so pretty! Love the colors. I love pocket cards but have been afraid to try one myself. Would love the directions.

  2. Utter gorgeousness, Maria! YOu should link this up here, too:

    Deadline is 7/9 I believe.

  3. What a great idea to have the invite pull out! Stunning!
    So happy to have you join us this week at The Tea Room:)

  4. So so pretty Maria........I love the button and the gold around the tea cup is Beautiful, gorgeous card:)

  5. Maria, this is so yummy. I love your pocket card and the seam binding is awesome, along with the fab button. Loving the colors you used.

    Maybe you can catch up on your crafting this weekend. I'm sure you missed it.

  6. Oh My you use the prettiest of colours and the nicest details on your cards , these are just gorgeous well done Hugs Elaine

  7. Maria, love this tea party invite. Such soft pretty colors and embellishments.
    Happy Friday

  8. Holy cow! Can you say 'winner'!!! This is stunning! So many gorgeous details and embellishments! I so love the tea cup!
    You should also enter this here

  9. Oh Maria, what a beautiful invitation! I love it! thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Tea Room!

  10. Wow Maria, this is simply breathtaking! I love the inner panel for the beautifully decorated card, absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  11. Yeah!!!! Congrats on your win at The Ribbon Reel!!! Yeah, Maria!!!

  12. So soft and stunning! Thanks for sharing in The Shabby Tearoom.

  13. Gorgeous art work Maria. Absolutely beautiful.

  14. OH my goodness Maria this is so super sweet! I love the soft colors. The flower and seam binding along with the pearls are beautiful! Thank you for joining in on the Party Shabby/Vintage challenge during our Papercraft Star Anniversary week!


  15. I was away when you posted this, but just saw you won at the Ribbon Reel! It's gorgeous!!

  16. So happy to see this put you in the Top 3 at TSTR, Maria! Congrats!