A Cup of Life Tea Gift Set

Materials

  • Tea mug
  • Stamper's Select White cardstock (PaperTrey Ink)
  • Papers: Black Bitty Dots (PaperTrey Ink); Old Olive Designer Series Stripe (Stampin' Up!)
  • Reflections Silver Pearls (Michaels)
  • Silver eyelet (for tag)
  • Silver cord (May Arts)
  • Olive grosgrain ribbon, 1/4" (Stampin' Up!)
  • Small plastic bag filled with tea bags

Tools

  • A Cup of Life stamp set (Verve Stamps)
  • Ink pads: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Old Olive dye (Stampin' Up!)
  • COPIC Sketch markers (Imagination International)
  • Top Note die (Stampin' Up!) and compatible die-cutting machine
  • Punches: Scallop border (Stampin' Up!); Paper Shapers Tag (EK Success)
  • Crop-A-Dile tool (We R Memory Keepers)
  • Foam dauber or sponge
  • Detail scissors
  • Foam mounting dots

Directions

Card

  • 1. Make white card base; cover front with striped paper, leaving 1/16" border.
  • 2. Die cut Top Note shape from white cardstock and black dot paper; trim dotted piece to fit across bottom of white piece as shown. Tie ribbon and cord around seam.
  • 3. Stamp tea sentiment in black to left of center; highlight word "tea" with green COPIC marker. Apply one silver pearl to "i" in "life" and three pearls to bottom corner of die-cut shape.
  • 4. Stamp two cups and two steam tendrils onto white cardstock; color cups and cut out all shapes using detail scissors. Adhere pieces to die-cut shape as shown, adhering foreground cup with a foam dot.
  • 5. Adhere die-cut to card with foam dots.

Mug Tag

  • 1. Punch white tag and stamp with black sentiment; sponge edges Old Olive. Insert eyelet and tie to tea packet with cord and ribbon. Trim tag with scallop-punched dot border strip, striped strip and tiny pearls.

Tip

  • 1. Friend not a tea fan? Substitute coffee or cocoa in the mug and choose an appropriate sentiment.
  • 2. For picture-perfect color coordination, take the mug along to the paper store if needed.
  • 3. Create custom labels for purchased tea tins using the card design for inspiration.
by Michelle Woerner
A Cup of Life Gift Set
A Cup of Life Gift Set