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Everythings Blooming Stacked Stamped Teacups

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Everythings Blooming Stacked Stamped Teacups with G45 Time to Flourish Scraps

Hello, Friends!  I’m just popping in very quickly today to share this Everything’s Blooming Stacked Stamped Teacups Easel Card.  After making my June Banner of the Month, I had a few scraps of Graphic 45 Time to Flourish paper left on my desk.  Rather than pack the lovely bits and pieces away to be forgotten, I decided to make this tea themed project. It turned out so nicely, that I thought you might enjoy seeing it, too.

Tea themed projects are amongst my favorites, so I knew I wanted to die cut a pretty teacup as the focal image for my card.  But patterned paper was in short supply, and plain die cuts just looked so, well…plain.  What to do?

What if I stamped and embossed the teacups with my Everythings Blooming stamps?  Figuring it was worth a try, I went to work.

How to Make Stamped Stacked Teacups

  • First, die cut 3 teacups from complementary cardstock.  I used Tim Holtz Bigz Die for this.
  • Next, ink up your Happy text stamp with Coffee Archival Ink and stamp the die cuts.
  • Now ink up the Happy Fern with Versamark Ink and stamp over the text on the blue teacup.  Then heat emboss with Super Fine Copper Embossing Powder.
  • Then ink up your Bloom stamps with Versamark and stamp the foliage on the pink cups.  Heat emboss.
  • Stamp the saucers with the Happy branches and heat emboss.
  • Now you can stack your teacups with foam tape spacers and decorate as desired.

EMBOSSING TIP: For clean embossing, tap your surface with an embossing buddy before stamping.  This will keep the embossing powder from sticking in places where you don’t want it to show up.

DESIGN TIP: Die cut a Large Doily to sit behind the stacked teacups.  This helps them to stand out from the background.  Then die cut the Fancy Flourishes to add an extra layer of interest to the patterned paper background.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a quick peek at the inside.  As you can see, the pocket serves as the stopper or brake for the easel mechanism.  I had to paper piece the small pocket together because the panel was too short.  But adding a little side pocket allowed me to tuck in a scrappy bookmark, so it all worked out well!

TIP: The June ledger card is too tall to fit in the pocket.  But you can score and fold it, then tuck in a little tea bag treat.  Stamp Daily Happiness and heat emboss.  Then adhere it to the flap.

Here’s the sweet little bookmark I created by stitching strips of patterned paper together on a cardstock background.  Topped with a bit of lace, button and snippet of ribbon, it works well!

I hope I’ve shared some ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure.  What was your favorite tip in today’s post?

You’ll find a linked supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by!




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June 2023 Banner of the Month Tutorial

June 2023 Banner Tutorial with Reneabouquets & Elizabeth Craft Designs Everythings Blooming

Hello, Friends!  Believe it or not, it’s time to share our June 2023 Banner Tutorial!  Once again we’re using the June papers from Graphic 45’s Time to Flourish 12×12 and 8×8 paper pads. We’ll dress it up with some lovely Reneabouquets printed beautiful board. And, I’m changing things up a bit this month with the addition of Annette Green’s Elizabeth Craft Designs Everything’s Blooming collection.  Sound like fun?  Well, grab a cuppa and a snack and let’s get this Throwback Thursday post rolling.

If you are new to the blog, you might like to know that we are sharing a Banner of the Month tutorial each month during 2023.  You can find the previous banner tutorials HERE.

Birdies and Butterflies

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The month of June is all about birdies and butterflies, and you will find them on this banner everywhere you look !  From the itty bitty Reneabouquets Mason Jar butterfly, to the glitter glass butterflies they flit around amongst the flowers.  Then, there are Annette’s Everything’s Blooming birdies.  Cut from designer paper and used as a silhouette form, they are extra sweet.

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The birds are happily perched on a flowering branch resting above Reneabouquets April in Paris doilies.

The Shaker Element

Reneabouquets Shaker Frame

I’ve used one of my favorite Reneabouquets Frames on the center pennant.  By cutting an acetate circle to fit the back of the frame, I was able to turn it into a shaker element.

When you watch the tutorial, you’ll see how I repeated the themes to create a sort of story line for the banner.  This might be my favorite banner so far this year, but then you know how much I love birds and butterflies!

June 2023 Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to join me as I create this sweet, shabby chic banner, please enjoy this video tutorial.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Note:  The links to the Elizabeth Crafts Designs are to my Shopify Collabs affiliate account.  Shopping here will save you 10% on your order. Please let me know if this works, as it’s the first time I’m using this feature.  Thanks!

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**Please note: Throwback Thursday posts are designed to inspire us to dig into our stash and use what we have on hand.  For this reason, sometimes an item I’ve used has been retired or is out of stock.  When this happens, please just look in your stash and find a good substitute.

Graphic 45 June Flower Market Folio Tutorial

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Graphic 45 June Flower Market Tutorial for Make ^ Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  Can you believe it’s time to share our Graphic 45 June Flower Market Tutorial?  This year is racing by so quickly that I cannot keep up with the calendar!  June brings roses to the garden, and they are prominently featured in this project.

Once again, we reached into our paper stash to find a co-star for these lovely G45 papers.  The color palette was a bit unusual, so this proved to be more of a challenge.  But I finally found a worthy companion in these Kaisercraft Mademoiselle papers.  If you don’t have these in your stash, just use what you DO have.  I’ve also incorporated Annette Green’s Everything’s Blooming Large Doily dies to dress up the project pages.

Flips, flaps, pockets and tuck spots are the order of the day.  The large 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ format makes rooms for large photos and provides loads of journaling spots, too.

If you missed the previous Flower Market Tutorials, you can get caught up HERE.

Graphic 45 June Flower Market Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Are you ready to get your craft on today?  Grab a cuppa and a snack, because this is a BiG tutorial, and you’ll need them to sustain you!


You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!  Have a joyful and creative day!




Tea Party in a Box Folio Part 2

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Mother’s Day Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial Part 2 with Reneabouquets & G45 Cottage Life

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for Part 2 of our Mother’s Day Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial?  I’ve been a busy bee in the studio getting the remainder of this project finished for you.  Some of you have contacted me already with ways that you plan to use this folio for upcoming special occasions.  That makes my heart so happy!  I love it when you share your memories and crafty adventures with me.

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Here’s our finished project, and I have to say, I love the way it turned out.  It’s perfectly vintage and beautifully feminine.  My mom loved her flower gardens, and this precious image makes me think of her.  Mom also loved all the wee birds, so I was thrilled to find this gorgeous Printed Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets in my stash.

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Butterflies?  Yup, mom loved those too, and  of course I had to use a pink one.  The ribbon closure and bow are also pink,  because Mom loved pink in all its various shades.

The Spine

Did you guess that I would created a dangle charm for the spine?  Well, you were 100% correct!  This  one features a golden bumblebee, flying swallow, text token, daisy, and a darling little bird nest.  You can learn how to add it to your folio in today’s video tutorial.

A Peek Inside


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If you missed the first part of this tutorial, you can find it HERE. Part 1 covers building the folio base, adding the liner papers, creating the slash pocket, box pocket,  and decorating the flap pages.

Today we’ll finish the folio.  First, we’ll finish the final flap page with a little pocket, a bookmark and a magnet.  Next, I’ll talk with you about how I “gift wrap” the goodies that fit in the box pocket.  Then, we will finish out the decoration on the slash pocket and talk about how easy it is to create a belly band.

Next on our crafty adventure, we’ll add the ribbon closure, create the spine, and the dangle charm.  And last, but not least, we’ll create the cover for the folio.

I hope you’ll join me as I share Part 2 of this Mother’s Day Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial over on my YouTube channel.

Mother’s Day kind of sneaked up on me this year, and I know we are cutting it close with this project.  But maybe you can lock yourself up in your studio this weekend and get this project ready in time.  I hope you have as much fun with it as I did.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!





May Banner of the Month Tutorial

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May Banner of the Month Tutorial with Reneabouquets and Graphic 45 Time to Flourish

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for our May Banner of the Month Tutorial?  May????  Already????  Sure enough, we will be turning the calendar page in just a couple of weeks.  I’m not trying to rush the year, but I do like to give you enough time to get each month’s banner made before the new month rolls around.

If you are new to this series, you can find the previous tutorials HERE. Once again, we will be working with Graphic 45’s Time to Flourish collection and paper pretties from Reneabouquets.

Dreamy Dragonflies

The theme for this month’s banner is dragonflies and May flowers.  Since the color palette of the May Time to Flourish papers is heavy on the purples, I decided to accent our banner with purple and white flowers, floral lace trim, and lots of pretty dragonflies.

Because I like variety, the banner this month uses a combination of small banner pieces placed between Graphic 45 Square Ivory Tags.  Each pennant features a springtime vignette.

Stitch your pennants between wide ribbon and pretty lace trim.  The square tags hang upside down which lets us hang a pretty dangle charm from the grommets.


Even though these die cut pennants are ATC sized, you can still create a lovely scene with border pieces, postage stamps, dragonflies and flowers.  And how much do we love this vintage lace?  Ooh la la!

The Shaker Frame

Create a strong focal image on the pennant in the center of the banner.  I chose to create a shaker frame using this lovely Reneabouquets Violet frame.  It’s the perfect color match for the paper collection, and so perfectly vintage.

Don’t be afraid to repeat a design on these smaller pennants.  Simply stagger the elements in a different direction to create a sense of symmetry.

I could not resist adding this sweet resin nest to the banner.  It’s a design that’s featured in the paper collection, and it works so well with our sweet Flower Fairy image.

From beginning to end, each pennant has something pretty to see.  What fun I had putting this one together for you!

May Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I built the layers and combined the various elements on this banner, then I hope you’ll enjoy this YouTube video tutorial.


You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!