Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Time for Tea with The Cutting Cafe

This is a short work week for me, and I'm looking forward to a couple days off! On Thanksgiving, we're also celebrating my Father-in-law's birthday.  So, it worked out perfectly that this week is a "free" week at The Cutting Café.  We can make anything we want to.  My FIL is a huge tea drinker, so I wanted to make him a birthday card that would be personal, and would reflect that theme.  I searched The Cutting Café, and found this cutting file, perfect for what I had in mind:
Isn't this a fabulous shaped teapot?  I just love it, and hope my father-in-law will, too.
I used some papers from Close To My Heart that I thought didn't look too feminine.  My FIL likes art from the SW US, and the patterns and colors of this paper remind me of some of the art he collects. The paper is called Sarita.  The wood and embossed metal embellishments are part of the Sarita Assortment, also from Close To My Heart.  The 'steam' rising on the spout is a Close To My Heart Sparkle Flourish -- Small.
I used a stamp from Unity Stamp Company, "Everything Wonderful" Sentiment Kit. The sentiment is stamped, then fussy cut, then glued on a wooden shape to give it more dimension.  The wood veneer tag is also from Unity.  The 2 ribbons are from 3 Girl JAM. I wove them together, tying them in a double bow.  I used Harvest Orange and Royal Purple, finding them a perfect match for the Sarita paper.
Don't forget to visit The Cutting Café blog on Thursday to see what the rest of the design team created.  Leave a comment for a chance to win 3 sets of your choice. Yea!!  And Happy Thanksgiving, my American friends.


  1. This is gorgeous Julie!!!!
    Awesome job!

  2. Love the beautiful patterns and the lovely sentiment. Great job!

  3. fabulous............................love those papers

  4. Gorgeous colors!! Love this sweet little teapot and celebration sentiment!