LemonCraft Delicious Country Cottage Teacup Easel Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! For today’s Throwback Thursday we’re going to dig into our scraps for this darling Country Cottage Teacup Easel Card Tutorial. You know that tea themed projects are near and dear to my heart. This tutorial will also show you how to successfully combine collections from two different companies (LemonCraft and Prima) ! So grab a cuppa and let’s get this party started!
Country Cottage Teacups
Do you ever combine paper collections when making a project? Have you ever combined paper collections from two or more different companies? Sometimes, when you get to the bottom of a favorite paper collection, you need to get really creative. That was the case with this 5 1/2″ square easel card. I had 2 little 6×6 sheets of LemonCraft Delicious and a very small pile of scraps left after making several other projects. (You can see those HERE and HERE. )
Sadly, this was not enough to make an interesting card. So I put on my thinking cap and dug deep into the Closet of Goodness and Delight. To my delight, I discovered that Prima Fruit Paradise scraps work beautifully with this particular collection! How did I arrive at that conclusion? Here’s what to look for when combining collections:
- First, think about the color palette. You want to look for similar hues. The pinks in the cherry blossom pattern from Fruit Paradise flowed beautifully with the pinks in the teapot cluster on this Delicious paper.
- Next, think themes. I remembered that Fruit Paradise featured cherries and cherry blossoms. Perfect!
- Now, think patterns. The gingham/cherry check paper paired up beautifully with the green gingham from Delicious.
- Finally, think hues. Both these paper collections use very soft pinks and greens. That works!
Tying it All Together
The next thing you want to do is think about ways you can tie the two collections together. Look for clues in the papers themselves to help you solve this riddle.
- First, the teapot in the Delicious collection made it easy to choose the theme: tea!
- Next, I remembered the cute teacup die. If I die cut the cup with the Prima cherry blossom paper, it would flow nicely . Perfect!
- Now, look for embellishments that pull the colors together. Roses in various shades of pink do the trick there. And the little Prima spoon filled with pink sequins reinforces the color palette.
Repeat the theme on the easel card stopper. These cherry buttons seal the deal.
A Peek Inside
That green gingham easel brake is actually a pocket. We’ll take a peek at what’s inside there in a second. But first, pay attention to the mini teacup and cherries that decorate the area above the fold. I had just the right sized scrap of the red gingham paper from Delicious to die cut this teacup. Adding the fussy cut cherries and the stamped sentiment finished things off nicely.
Look how beautifully all these patterns play together. You’d never guess that they are from different collections, let alone from different manufacturers!
What’s in the Pocket?
Tuck a pretty tea bag and a sweet little tag inside the pocket and now you’ve got a gift. This laser cut tag came to me a couple of years ago in a goodie box from Laserowe Love. I’ve been saving it for just the right project. You’ll see how it comes together in the video tutorial.
Throwback Thursday Video Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to see this sweet card come together, and perhaps make one like it, I hope you’ll enjoy this 30 minute video tutorial on YouTube.
So that’s another Throwback Thursday done and dusted! I hope I shared some tips, techniques and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure. If so , I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.
Thanks for stopping by!
**Note: Since Throwback Thursday Posts use products from my stash, I am not always able to find the items I used online. If an item is not linked, it is because it is either retired, or out of stock. Thanks for understanding!
- LemonCraft Delicious 6×6 pad and scraps
- Prima Fruit Paradise 6×6 pad
- Little Birdie Celebrate Life Rosalind Roses
- Prima Hardware: white metal spoon (retired)
- Coffee Break Doily from Prima (retired)
- Pink Micro Gingham
- Sequins from my stash…unlabeled
- Charms from my stash…origin unknown as they were gifts from my hubby
- Stamp Simply Coffee or Tea Die and Sentiment Stamp