But First Tea

Hi friends! A very happy Monday to you! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration for MIUCB #46 – Fancy Fold! Our challenges are Anything Goes and we offer an optional technique twist each month just to inspire you, and this month the twist is Fancy Fold! I created another front step card using the awesome Coffee Cup and Tea stamp sets with coordinating Coffee Cup die set from Prickley Pear Stamps! This is one of my new favorite fancy folds and I’ve made several of them. This card was created for the Prickley Pear Stamps Hochanda showcase several months back and was shown on air!

This is a standard A2 size card that folds flat for mailing. The construction is really simple and can easily be altered to make the card a different size.

I created the card base from kraft cardstock and added double-sided patterned paper layers to both base elements. I created the focal element with two die cuts, stamped the sentiment and added the tea die cut with fussy cut tea leaves.

I added an ivory panel with a die cut sentiment to the back.

And one more peek… here’s the card folded flat for mailing. Such a fun design!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #2-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #2 – Anything Goes
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #84 – February Anything Goes
4. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: February Anything Goes
5. QKR Stampede: #413 – Anything Goes
6. The Crafter’s Cafe: #259 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, GKD Fresh Asparagus cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic Pale Aloe cardstock, Stampin’ Up Color Me Autumn DSP
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Coffee Cup stamp set and Tea stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke and Smoky Slate ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 416, 479
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Sizzix Dotted Ovals die, Tim Holtz Celebration Words: Script die
Accessories:  MISTI, Gemini Junior, Darice adhesive circles

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! We always love seeing your ‘anything goes’ projects but we’d really love seeing you play the fancy fold twist! Just remember, the twist is not mandatory to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,


11 thoughts on “But First Tea

  1. Darlene Pavlick

    This is SO awesome! You are so good with this particular fold. I haven’t got it totally figured out yet but I’ll get there lol. Just beautiful! Stay well my friend!

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  2. Great fold Leslie. I had to try it. Somehow I need more practice… LOL! Thank you for sharing your Tea-rific card with us at Jan’s Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck, stay safe and happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop)

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  3. Sheryl Hare

    Leslie this is another fantastic fold. Great choice of colours.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Jan’s Digital Stamps DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner – My Blog

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