Just Add Color Card and Tea Bag Holder For The Paper Players PP392

by Joanne James6. May 2018 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of our fearsome leader, the fabulous Nance, to host this week and she has a rather pretty theme challenge for you to work with:


This challenge was made for me as I am a dedicated tea drinker! Coffee not so much, but I can drink as many as 10 cups of tea a day on average - definitely my drink of choice! I don't have much current product with a tea theme though, so wondered how I was going to tackle Nance's challenge this week, when I remembered the colouring paper in the current catalogue and voila - both my card and an accompanying little tea-related gift were created! First up, my card:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Just Add Color - One of the patterns in the Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper pack is a sheet covered in all kinds of tea cups and teapots, so I cut a strip from the top of a sheet of paper, grabbed my Stampin' Blends and got to work. I went for a longer, thinner card this week and allowed the DSP pattern to dictate the dimensions for my card base.

Get Blending - Given that some of the teacups contain succulents rather than tea, this week's colour palette over at The Color Throwdown was perfect for my project. I used my Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Blends, with the top portion coloured in Ivory. This paper is both very thick and matt, so alcohol markers do not blend quite as well as they do on Whisper White. This is particularly noticable on the larger areas such as the table and wall behind the teaset, however I quite like the effect - it gives an almost chalk effect, like rough plaster, so certainly works on my card.

Anyone For Tea? - Having completed my card, I was left with an offcut of DSP with a teapot and teacup. Rather than put this in my scrap box never to be seen again, I decided to use it up so coloured it and made a little tea bag holder containing a few wrapped tea bags that I could gift with my card. I also added a sentiment from the retired set 'Have A Cuppa', mounted on a punched scallop circle - here it is:


I cut my tea bag holder larger than was actually needed to accommodate the tea bags, as I didn't want to cut down the DSP; I just made my wrap and tea bag envelope holders, made with the Envelope Punch Board, slightly larger too. This is what it looks like on the inside - I used some Whole Lot of Lovely designer series paper for my little tea bag envelope pockets:


Did you spot the little tea pot trinket embellishment too? This is retired but it's at times like this I'm so glad I hoard these bits and pieces, as it finished off my package a treat :-) I love this fun set - I think I might send it to my Mum, as she is a keen tea drinker too.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:



You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

I can't wait to see how you interpret this week's theme and look forward to visiting your blogs this week! Enjoy the rest of your weekend - we have a 3 day weekend here in the UK as it's a national Bank Holiday on Monday and for once the weather is glorious, so I will definitely be outside making the most of it. I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (10) -

sandymUnited States
5/6/2018 12:06:19 PM #

Oh my Joanne, you really rocked this challenge with both a card and a gift! I couldn't wait to read your post to see where the stamps came from, and what a surprise to read you used coloring paper. Love the images, and they look like they were great fun to color. You've inspired me to use some of my own coloring books, too!


Karen Finkle
Karen FinkleUnited States
5/6/2018 12:10:25 PM #

What a great card. Your coloring skills are fantastic. I love this DSP and won't get rid of it even though it's retiring.


amyUnited States
5/6/2018 1:32:12 PM #

How wonderful!!!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/6/2018 9:27:10 PM #

I really like those colours you've chosen for the tea party and the teabag gift is fabulous. Superb colouring too. Good thinking to use that paper for this challenge. Since my family is of British descent, even if it was 150 years ago, tea was the drink of choice during my childhood too. Well, there was no choice really! These days, I'm a coffee girl though but I do have a collection of beautiful old family teacups that occasionally beg me to use them!


Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth StewartUnited States
5/8/2018 1:45:06 AM #

Joanne... more of a wonderful introduction to Stampin Up!  Love how you used and colored the designer paper for BOTH cards.  I love the tea bag inclusion and the charm is priceless!  Such great ideas!


Annie A.
Annie A.United States
5/10/2018 12:39:46 AM #

What wonderful coloring!  A great card and I love that tea bag gift idea.  I'm a coffee girl myself but my wonderful vet is a tried and true tea drinker.  This is a wonderful inspiration to just say thanks!  Hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/10/2018 7:17:34 PM #

You are so clever!  What a cute card, and even cuter little teabag holder!  Love the way you colored everything too!  Just adorable!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
5/11/2018 11:41:26 AM #

Joanne, you always amaze me!  What wonderful ideas!  Love the tea bag gift idea!  I would love to have a cup of tea with YOU!  Your coloring is beautiful and the color combo is lovely!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend, My Friend!  XX


LaurieUnited States
5/11/2018 9:28:14 PM #

Wow what awesome projects..so creative! I just love that tea bag holder. Your coloring is awesome!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
5/12/2018 1:44:54 AM #

As usual, Joanne, you rocked it!  Coloring paper was a fabulously inspired idea and your color selection is  gorgeous.  Beautiful shading and you always create the best gifts to go with your cards.  Fabulous, my friend!  


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