Thursday, July 31, 2008

Homemade Teacup Card

Cards
This homemade card was inspired by the lovely card that Marfa at This Life is Totally Scrumptious recently shared.

Card

Card
You will need a 4 x 5 1/2" notecard.

Paper
Cut an approx. 3 1/4" circle from coordinating scrapbook paper. I traced a spool of ribbon.

Paper
Trim off the top of the circle at 3" and the bottom at 2 1/4"

Card
Glue the bottom and sides to front of notecard.

Paper
Add a decorative stitch mark with a pen, if desired.

Card
Along with steam curls.

Card
Write "Enjoy life sip by sip, not gulp by gulp" at the top of card.

Tea
Tuck a teabag into the cup.

Card
Send to a friend. Let me know if you make one, too!

34 comments:

Michelle said...

Those cards are simply adorable! The message is oh so true :)

Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog, Kelli...I appreciated that :)

Jessica said...

I know just the person who I'll be sending one of these to...my mother in love!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Pattie said...

Once again, I'm in awe of your creativity, Kelli!

I'm in charge this year of a "phantom tea" done by an organization to which I belong. It's a "non-event" where we send a letter and a teabag, asking members to stay home but send in a donation. I'm not wording it well here: it's very clever and is a successful fund-raiser for us.

I'm wondering how long it would take me to make 200 of your cards?? Wouldn’t that be fun??

Thanks for sharing. :-)

Elizabeth said...

What a cute idea. Thanks for the instructions.

Julie said...

Very cute--I LOVE your card ideas--thanks so much for sharing. Julie

Charity said...

What a cute and simple card! I may be making one of these soon! and I love the cherries on the example card! :)

Kelly said...

This has to be my favorite card ever, Kel! What a great idea, and I love the phrase at the top.

Hadias said...

This is a very cute project. I think that I can possibly make this one.

ivoryspring said...

Hi Kelli,

Your card-making creativity never ceases to amaze me! These are adorable!

Purple Princess said...

I think Mom has every thing I need.
My grandma would love that. I love
to have tea-parties with her,my two sisters Annette (6)and Ivy(3)Annette
and I each invite one of our friends.
I bet they would like it if I made them one that is such a great idea

Obe's said...

Love this idea and I will use it!!
Thank you so much!
Diane

Melissa Wertz said...

Cute cute cute! There is a tea swap I may join. If I do, I know just the card to use. Thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

That is sooo cute!

Kathy said...

What a cute and creative idea!
Kathy

Nikki said...

What a lovely idea!!
I bailed out of dinner with friends this past Saturday and I've meaning to send a card. I think this will do great!

thank you so much!

Kelly said...

Those are absolutely adorable! I love them. I can think of a few friends who need some of these right now . . . as always, thanks for the inspiration, friend!

Sheri said...

Kelli, you are so creative! I always get inspired when I visit your blog!

Lady Laurie said...

I like these better than the pricey store bought ones I have seen.
My daughter made me one like this years ago for Mother's Day...

TJ said...

What a wonderful gift for a tea drinker. I imagine a small cocoa package would work well too. Or those small International Coffee packets.

Thanks for the ideas!

TJ

Lady_MSnow said...

I love that card. It is so cute!

The Berry's Patch said...

That would be perfect for a teachers gift. I love it.

dot said...

Cute idea! I love your card making day. Even tho I don't always make them I still like to look.

Edi said...

Cute. Wish I had seen them earlier...I just finished making a teapot invitation for my dd's birthday...your idea would have worked too.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Kelli, love your handmade cards! Very creative!
Love, Ann

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I love tea and cards, what a wonderful little surprise this would be, I need to get busy while it's too hot to be outside :). Thanks Kelli for taking the time to share.

Kathi :)

The Apron Queen said...

I'm a horrible commenter. So, today I just wanted to say how much I love stopping by your blog during the week. You share the best stuff. Crafts. Your home & garden. Cooking. Everything. Thanks for sharing it all with us. :)

Cheryl said...

What a great idea the card is. You have a very warm and homey blog. So nice to visit you.

Anita said...

Oh Kelli, your teacup cards are so pretty! Well, I wish scrapbook paper would be available over here, too! You know, scrapbooking is still quite unknown over here in Germany and it's difficult to get supplies!

XoX, Anita

Storybook Woods said...

What a very charming idea !!!! Love Clarice

Marfa said...

I LOVE 'em, Kelli! I got ONE email from you...

smileymamaT said...

what a super sweet idea. Also - loved the aprons you made for your girls! I made a bib apron for JF's (middle girl) "tech class" where they learn cooking and kitchen skills at school - it was a fabric of grapes and vines - I made it about 3 times too big at first and had to alter it though! :) That's what happens when I cut fabric "by eye" instead of measuring, LOL...

Shopgirl said...

Yes, I will make this card...it is really cute and fun. I have a friday lunch group and this week we have one of our ladies having a Birthday...great timing Kelli!
Thank you, I just love your blog. Hugs, mary

Purple Princess said...

I finished mine!

Barb said...

You must have a quite a wonderful selection of stamps.
So many pretty words for your cards.

Blessings and thanks for sharing your ideas.

Barbara Jean