Mar 1, 2017

Tea-rrific- CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart March 2017 Tea-rrific Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Wendy Hopper's Expressions of the Heartthen you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today, I would like to share with you a few projects that I have designed and created featuring the March Stamp of the Month, Tea-rrific. This stamp set, which is featured in our NEW Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book, is available only in March 2017 for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.

Tea-rrific is a completely "adorable", Mother's Day and friendship-themed stamp set that is perfect for creating Mother's Day cards, friendship-inspired cards and tags; special gifts for your loved-ones and whimsical scrapbook layouts.  The stamp set features cute tea cup images that can be coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin MarkersWatercolour Paints or Watercolour Pencils

My first project is a set of cute bookmarks! For those of you who have met me in real life, you already know that I LOVE BOOKS! I have a been an avid reader since I was very young and reading still brings me so much pleasure (even though these days I don't seem to have as much time to curl up with a good book as I would like to)!  Something that you may not know about me however, is that I collect bookmarks! True fact! I have A LOT of fun, beautiful, fabulous bookmarks in my collection! And now I have 2 more...



What do you think of these hand-crafted bookmarks? I created them using the super cute tea cup stack and "you are tea-rrific" stamps from the Tea-rrific March Stamp of the Month and the adorable turtle from the Some Kinda Wonderful Cardmaking stamp set. I stamped them on White Daisy Cardstock using the Black Memento Ink Pad and coloured them in using my ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. I mounted them on coloured Cardstock (Raspberry and Pacific) and added a coordinating bow cut from the Cricut! A little bit of bling in the form of a Gold Glitter Gem on each bow and you have two bookmarks!



Ingredients for creating the "You are Tea-rrific" bookmarks: 
(You can find all of these products in my online shop)
For my next projects, I decided to create a couple of fun cards featuring the bookmarks as design elements on the cards.  Here is the Sugar Rush/ Raspberry version:



And here is the Some Kinda Wonderful/ Pacifica version:


I have adhered the front panels to the card using 3-D Foam Tape to give them some dimension and pop. These were super-easy and very quick cards to create and I think they work! Well I hope they do, as these two cards are going to feature in a couple of my upcoming cardmaking workshops this month! 


Ingredients for creating the "You are Tea-rrific" cards: 
(You can find all of these products in my online shop)
My final project is a Mother's Day card for, you guessed it, my beautiful mum! Honestly, how can I ever thank my mum for all of her unconditional love, support and generosity over the years.  Well, I can start with a handmade card created with love and go from there! 



This card has been created with strips of paper from the Hello Lovely Paper Packet as I just the love the softness of this paper so much and I think it is the perfect collection for Mother's Day cards! I stamped the tea cups and flowers using the Black Memento Ink Pad, cut them using my Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors before colouring them with my ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. I mounted them on White Daisy Cardstock, added a doodled border with my Black Journalling Pen, then adhered that to a Fern Cardstock mat before adding to the front of my card. I added some Clear Sparkles to the front of the card because every card must have bling! LOL! Don't you agree?

Ingredients for creating the "Happy Mother's Day" card: 
(You can find all of these products in my online shop)

    Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my projects featuring the March Stamp of the Month, Tea-rrific. Honestly, this stamp set has been just so much fun to create with and I can't wait to make even more Mother's Day and friendship-themed projects! I would love it if you could leave a comment below before you hop to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop, Maz Wood's aMAZing Close To My Heart Creations.  


    (Sample Tea-rrific artwork created by the CTMH Art Department)

    Remember, the March Stamp of the Month, Tea-rrific is only available throughout March 2017 from your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.


    Crafty hugs,
    Denise :)

    10 comments:

    Nell said...

    Denise you are amazing. Those book marks are adorable and have made me think about Mothers Day at school and kindy!

    Lauren said...

    Those book marks are fantastic and have also given me a school project idea for Mother's Day!

    Ausmerican Housewife - Creating with Kara Davies said...

    Awww, adorable bookmarks!

    Maz Wood said...

    Love the stacking cups on the turtle - for some reason it made me think of the illustrations in the Dr Seuss books.
    Lots of fab ideas that I cannot wait to try. Hope you get some time to snuggle up & read soon - one of my favourite past time activities too

    Doris Taylor said...

    The bookmarks are great, I love the bright colours. I think I maybe stealing your idea.

    Denise Tarlinton said...

    Thank you for your lovely comments ladies. I am just loving playing with this sweet stamp set! :)

    Tammie Saunders said...

    Super cute cards

    Jenny Clifford said...

    Love your work as always Denise

    Finding Fifth said...

    This just came up on my Pinterest feed and I wanted to say how adorable it is.

    Vandra said...

    I really love your cards with the large cup and then the smaller cup inside it. AND your turtle bookmark/card is AWESOME!! I love it so much!