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Mix-it-Up Monday – It’s a One Sheet Wonder!

I’ve been playing all week-end with one of my new stamps sets – Time for Tea, and the coordinating Spot of Tea Framelit Dies, and the Tea Room Designer Series Paper.  I actually ordered it in May during the pre-order for the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, but just haven’t gotten around to using it yet.

It kind of jumped out at me because my husband is now more of a tea drinker. We lived in Bydgoszcz, Poland three years ago….and at his work, they had “tea breaks”, so he got hooked.  Anyway,  I made 8 cards!!  But you’re not going to see them quite yet because it’s Monday and it’s time for a Mix-it-Up — taking something OLD (retired) and mixing it with something NEW (in the current catalog).  Because I was having fun with the Time for Tea stamp set, I decided to use that as my NEW and a sheet of Naturally Eclectic Paper and two retired paper and ink colors – Peek-a-boo Peach and Soft Sky as my OLD.  And because I’ve completely lost my mind….I did a One Sheet Wonder….so you’re getting 10 cards today!  This is the One Sheet Wonder diagram that I used to cut my 12” x 12” piece of paper.

133240B5-D6BA-45AB-9168-FAD1F52757AF  I found a fuzzy picture of this on Pinterest – but no credit, so if this is your design, please let me know!  I redrew it on an extra piece of cardstock I had.  There’s lots of chicken scratches, but they do mean something! The circled numbers are the order that I cut the paper.  The letters/numbers are for which pieces go with each card….and I skipped the letter “I” because it can look line a number 1 and I didn’t want to confuse myself.  The original drawing has a 1/4” cut on the left that was a “throwaway” piece, but I just kept that strip together with the one next to it to make a 1” strip.

154C0253-CF44-49B4-BB52-482DA5F93CF8As I cut each piece of my DSP, I laid it on top of the diagram so I wouldn’t lose track of what I was cutting.  Here are the 10 cards.D33B8B60-8324-454E-81DC-720FD54E28F2

Not sure if you noticed on the cards, but I used every single stamp in the set!….from the big sentiments down to the little corner accent.  Woo-Hoo!  It was kind of a fun challenge to make myself do that and not go searching through other stamp sets for sentiments or different flowers.  Here’s a closer look at each card.

Hope you like them!  I’m going to be posting the other 8 cards as soon as I can get the blog pages written, so I hope you’ll come back…..or better yet, click on the follow button in the sidebar and you’ll get an email every time I post.

If you want to order the Time for Tea Stamp Set, Spot of Tea Framelits and Tea Room Paper so you can make your own cards, click on the link below and start shopping!  And please use my August Host Code too!  (Hint:  If you buy the Time for Tea Stamp & Spot of Tea Framelits as a bundle (#148410) — you’ll save 10%!)



Happy Stamping!

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