Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Just my Cup of Tea

A long, long time ago, in a stamping galaxy far away, I purchased the cutest Verve Stamps known to womankind. As the Teawife and an avid tea drinker, I immediately fell in love with Verve Stamp's "One Cup" and matching dies (now retired). Verve Stamps, created by artist Julee Tilman, closed its doors, but Julee's stamps live on!
In my art room, I have a huge odds-and-ends scrap basket, filled with all kinds of leftover bits from prehistoric stamping projects. The other day, I was determined to cull this basket, which was now overflowing with bits and pieces of cardstock, stamped images, embellishments, painted art, etc. That's when I rediscovered these cute tea cups, which already had been stamped, die cut and pieced together.
The Sizzix Bigz XL Pizza Box Die was used to cut out miniature boxes. Sadly, this versatile die also is retired! This little box, when it's all "dressed up" with stamped images and embellishments, is very popular at craft bazaars.
Light bulb moment: put tea bags in the tea box! And voila! Here are the results.
I created all the tea phrases/sentiments in Adobe Illustrator and used a label svg pattern and the Silhouette Cameo to cut my handmade labels.
I'm still going through my big basket to see what other little treasures are lurking. Currently, I'm using more of these pieces to make gift tags, and I'll post them shortly. But this was fun and my scrap basket is less full!