Monday, April 04, 2011

My Tea Tag Swap Project

Here are some things I am working on this week!

I am part of a time swap and here is my tag:

It is actually very dimensional.  The actual background is meant to depict a wall with a  chair rail. I used the Stella paper from My Mind's Eye! I used a two sided rivet in the hole of the tag so it would look pretty.

The table top and legs are made of wood which I cut, stained and lacquered.  I used lace for the table cloth.

I used 5 different stamps, one for the cupcakes which I stamped and colored and then cut out. I put two of the cut outs on top of each other, with the cupcake of the top cutout lifted. I used Diamond glaze (same as Crystal lacquer) on the frosting part of all the cupcakes and on the rim, middle and bottom of the plate.

I stamped the teapot and cups from Basic Gray paper!  I thought that would make them look more like porcelain.  I then cut out the teapot and the cups, which are modified teapots. I also hand created a lid for the teapot since the actual stamp had flowers in the pot. I used a black glaze pen to highlight the teapot and then popped up the teapot and each cup at different heights. I then lacquered  each one so that they would have a shine like porcelain.

I stamped the frame and stamped the Tea Time inside the frame on Crate Paper, paper.  I cut out the frame and then used my black glaze pen on the outline of the frame and the letters. I used two colors of bakers twine from Pink Paisley and tied them to each side of the frame and then glued down the frame to the tag.

I used three colors of fiber and two widths of ribbon. After looking at the fiber, I decided I liked it framing the sides of the tag rather than just flopping down, so I hot glued it to the sides after twirling it together a little.

Since all tea parties require a fancy hat, I found a hat charm and added it to the Tea Time frame!  And voila, my tag for the swap is completed!  Here is a picture of all the products I used!

I sure hope that the people in my swap group will like it!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Coupons for the week of April 3rd to 9, 2011


Click here for your 40% off one regular priced item AC Moore coupon!

 Click here for your 30% off one item good until until April 10th!

Here is the link to the web version of the email sent by HL this week.  The coupon isn't anything great unless you are in dire need of photo boxes in which case you will appreciate the 40% off photo boxes coupon.  There are a few good sales though so do look at the ad!

There  are lots of good online sales on paper crafting products as well as a new online promotion code EEDX92 that you can use in your cart when checking out for 40$ off one regular priced item.

MICHAEL'S  Here is a link to this week's coupons! But the real story this week is TODAY Sunday's deal of the day, is the$19.99 price on the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (that's the pink one that everyone seems to love)!  
Well friends, have a great week!