Jun 15 2010

A Flower for the Tea Room —

— plus a sale on Ribbon by the Spool and Spellbinders dies — but first my card for this week’s Challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. The challenge was to create something showing how we like to enjoy Fun in the Sun. Well, I’m not exactly what you would call a real active outdoorsy type — LOL!!! My idea of a wonderful summer day is when I can relax on my front porch among my flowers with the sun shining warm on my skin! A good cup of morning coffee on my porch rocker in the sun — gosh, it just doesn’t get any better than that. My idea of Fun in the Sun probably isn’t too exciting, but it’s what I enjoy — so I tried to reflect that sense of soothing, calm and relaxation in my card.


This card was made with my newest KIT – The Stamp Simply Basic Grey Cappella KITshown here (all contents are listed as well). I am in LOVE with the soft and pretty prints in the Cappella pad. I paired it up with 7 colors of my 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon, plus more! My sentiment is from Everyday Greetings by Wordsworth. Wordsworth has some GREAT sentiment sets and I love having a good variety of sentiments on hand. The Wordsworth sets I carry can be seen on this post. I used my favorite ink for crisp, dark sentiments — VersaFine Onyx Black.


This fun and easy to use self-sticking flower is included in a pack of 3 in the Cappella KIT I have put together. I cut two flowers to back it — they are from the Spellbinders die set called Blossoms. My bow was made of 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon on the Bow Easy.


Some GREAT projects to check out:


1) Here’sa FAB sample you can see of another project done with the Cappella papers. Check out this GORGEOUS altered frame that Sheery Cheever just posted. She used the Cappella papers to make her flower as well as cover her frame. She usedthe Daisy Head floral dies and Sunflower 2 dies to createher flower/leaves and a Sentiment from the Emily Dickinson Collection set by Wordsworth. This piece is SO inspiring!!!! It makes me want to drop everything and make one myself!


2) Another project I think you might enjoy seeing if you haven’t already, are the totally fun, clever and unique table decorations that Barb Schram made for a wedding party, keeping the children in mind as well! She combined a HUGE variety of paper pads from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, all seen here, and I’m amazed at how well they all work together on this project. Barb, you NEVER cease to amaze me with your creative ideas. What a wonderful way to decorate the tables!!!


3) And here’s one from Holly posted earlier,that totally knocked my socks off. She used a set by Wordsworth, that on it’s face I would classify as a masculine set — WELL, I surely stand corrected! Check out this amazingly gorgeous, feminine beauty made with Poetry of the Earth by Wordsworth. She also used the Fancy Tags dies by Spellbinders. An amazing card, Holly — I LOVE it!


A Double Sale This Week:

This sale runs through Monday morning, June 21, 8 a.m. EST.

ALL May Arts Ribbon by the Spool (NOT cut yardage) is 15% OFF.

ALL Spellbinders products in stock are 15% OFF. This means all the 4-pack sets marked $79.99 are $67.99; the sets marked $24.99 are $21.24; and the sets marked $19.99 are $16.99.

Prices on my store pages are full price. The discounts will be reflected on your invoice.

Email me at [email protected] to order.


Thanks so much for stopping in today.I wish you agreat summer week ahead — lazy days, sunshine and Fun in the Sun! Oh, if only we could have all the free time wewanted! Catch it when you can! See you real soon.

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “A Flower for the Tea Room —”

  1. Geri says:

    Pretty card! And striking! Those Spellbinders complement your blossom perfectly!

  2. Well, your porch, rocker and a cup of coffee sounds like heaven to me toooooo! Lovely design, as usual!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us all in the Tea Room this week, Sharon 🙂

  3. Janna says:

    This card is stunning! Coffee on the porch ~ I’m right there with ya!

  4. Jodi says:

    Very Pretty, Thank you …

  5. Nicole says:

    Well, your card and your inviting summer mornings on the porch are both comforting. Love the card – great colors together! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! 🙂

  6. Hi Sharon! I love your card and great idea showing what the girls did using your amazing products. Hugs!

  7. Cathy Hughes says:

    I think there’s absolutely nothing wrong with your idea of “Fun In The Sun”! The card is stunning as usual.


  8. I like your idea of a blissful summer day, too! That’s right up my alley! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us in the Tea Room. Love those papers and that sentiment font is lovely. Really like your layered flower, too.

  9. Lisa says:

    Beautiful card and absolutely stunning flower! My mom is a flower watcher too! She has butterfly plants and she loves watching them fly around her yard! Thanks for sharing your card this week at The Tea Room!

  10. Melissa H. says:

    I love your idea of summer fun – it’s mine too! Thanks for joining our summer themed challenge at TSTR!

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