Hello, Friends! Care to join me for a Prima Georgia Blues Teacup on this Throwback Thursday? Then pull up a chair, grab a cuppa and let’s chat!
This week, I’ve dusted off two of my favorites for Throwback Thursday. You all know how much I love Prima Georgia Blues as I’ve shared loads of projects made with it. Eileen Hull’s Sizzix Teacup Die is another of my absolute favorites. So I thought to myself, why not let these two join us for a Throwback Thursday tea party?
Many of you have been very sad that this teacup die is sold out and retired. But a little birdie whispered in my ear that Eileen will be releasing a brand new teacup die this summer. So keep an eye out for the big announcement!
As always, die cut the teacup parts from Sizzix white chipboard. Then die cut your designer paper to cover the panels. It’s such a quick and easy project to make, but such an elegantl way to present a little gift.
Filled to the Brim with Love
Filling these teacups is so much fun! I’ve wrapped my treats in Georgia Blues designer papers. To create this tea party in a cup add Biscoff cookies, a honey stick, a vintage demitasse spoon, chocolate, and a tea bag. Create a mini note card by folding a 3″ x 4″ journal card in half.
This project is a great way to use up your scraps from a favorite collection. And then you have a unique and thoughtful gift to present to someone special. That’s a win/win in my book!
To see other Teacup projects click HERE andHERE. To see an older Georgia Blues project, click HERE.
I hope I’ve inspired you to dig into your Closet of Shame and dust off some old favorites. Make something beautiful today, and the world will seem just a little bit brighter!
Thanks for stopping by!
Please note: There is no supply list for today’s post as most of these items are retired and no longer available for purchase.
Hello, Friends! When you love blue the way I do, you make a pretty card with blue roses and butterflies. I’ve never seen a blue rose, but just look at all the dreamy blues in this Prima Georgia Blues card.
This 6″ x 6″ layered card called for a beautiful blue bow. Light Navy Taffeta from Really Reasonable Ribbon makes a crisp triple loop bow. I’ve topped this with a Gold Metallic String loopy bow and a big ole blue rose. Everything about this card makes me want to go sip a tall glass of sweet tea on the veranda.
Blue Roses and Butterflies: How I Made It
Here’s how this card came together:
First, create a 6×6 card base from navy cardstock.
Cut a 5 3/4″ square of patterned paper from the Georgia Blues collection.
Mat on a slightly larger panel of soft blue cardstock.
Now cut a 4″ x 4″ panel of designer paper and double mat on soft blue and navy cardstock. Back with dimensionals. Center and adhere.
Die cut Spellbinders APG Elegant Infinity from patterned paper. Place dimensionals in the center and sides. They will show, but we will cover them up with design elements. Center and adhere.
Select ephemera bits from the paper collection and arrange to cover the dimensionals behind the die cut.
Add some Reneabouquets butterflies and vintage blue buttons to complete the design.
Blue Roses and Butterflies: A Peek Inside
Cover the inside of the card with more of the pretty papers. Add pockets.
Tuck in a pretty journal card and a color matched tea bag to turn the card into a gift.
I hope I’ve shared some tips and inspiration that you can use in your next crafty adventure. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Prima Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card for Frilly Funkie Inspired by Challenge
Hello Friends! Welcome to the first Frilly and Funkie Challenge of 2019! I’ve got an elegant Prima Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card to share with you today. But before we take a peek at it, let’s see what Cec, our lovely hostess for the challenge, has to say about the theme and guidelines.
Challenge Theme: Inspired By I don’t have access to quality craft classes locally so I spend time online to learn new things. For this challenge I want you to create a vintage or shabby chic project inspired by or using a technique or tutorial that you have found online. You must provide a link to the site that is inspiring your creation and please do not make a direct copy of anything you found.
Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card: The Inspiration
Nothing beats a really good fancy fold card. I found this fancy fold card YouTube tutorial by the amazing Ginny Nemchak, who just happens to be my best online buddy. It’s a really fun “card within a card” kind of design. While I followed Ginny’s basic tutorial, I did change up the design, putting my own “KBD” spin on it.
Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card: The Basics
This is a 6″ x 6″ side fold card base made from 100# cream cardstock. The flap mechanism on the front of the card measures 4″ x 4″. I changed up Ginny’s design by adding a 1/2″ spine to both the card base and the flap mechanism. Designer paper is matted with both Blue Yonder and After Midnight cardstock layers.
Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card: The Details
Here’s how I put this card focal together:
First, select the image from the Georgia Blues 4″ x 6″ Journal Card pack.
Next, trim about 1/4″ off each side of the image so it will fit neatly on the card flap mechanism.
Now, use a corner punch to shape the corners.
Then ink the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.
Mat the image on cardstock. Punch the cardstock corners to match.
Wrap the bottom edge of the image with gold metallic string. Tie a knot, then string some tiny metal keys onto the ends of the string. Tie a bow.
TIP: Cut a tiny slit in the side of the paper where you plan to wrap your string. It will hold the the first layer of twine in place, making it easier for you to keep everything neat and tidy.
Now die cut a Spellbinder Wreath from Gold Metallic Paper. Cut foam tabs to fit the leaves and adhere around the sentiment area.
Add small flowers from Georgia Blues with hot glue.
Tie a bow, top with gold metallic string and add more flowers.
Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card: A Peek Inside
Opening this card is lots of fun. Each fold reveals something new to look at.
Here’s the card, fully opened.
You all know how much I love pockets. I created a little box style pocket in the very center. And there’s room to write a note on the right hand flap.
I used a 3″ x 4″ Journal card as a mat for this mini chocolate treat. Then I used my scraps to create a little notepad to tuck inside the pocket.
I’ve also got room to add a gift card here, which makes the card a gift.
Now it’s YOUR Turn
You can play along in this “Inspired By” challenge and earn the chance to be our Guest Designer on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. Simply create a vintage or shabby chic project following the theme and guidelines. Then link your project on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.
The team will pick our our top favorite to share a Guest Designer spot on the F&F blog. Three other favorites will receive badges to display proudly on their personal blog. And everyone who enters and follows the guidelines will be eligible to win a $25 shopping spree at the Funkie Junkie Boutique. You have until 11:55PM on Tuesday, January 16th to link your project up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.
I hope I’ve shared some tips and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.