Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Twinery + The {Stamps} of Life Blog Hop {Apr 26th}

Are you ready for some fun?

The {Stamps} of Life and The Twinery Design Teams are playing together for this hop!

About The Twinery:

Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in 11 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look.
For creative ideas & more...visit OUR BLOG!

About The {Stamps} of Life:

We feature high quality, made in the USA, clear stamps and digital stamps/brushes for stampers, card makers and scrapbookers. Feel free to browse our gallery with more than 2500 samples using our stamps, watch our free how-to videos and join our club!

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be 4 prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs:

Two winners will win 2 stamp sets of winners choice valued at $12.95 (total retail value: $26.90 per prize) from The {Stamps} of Life
and
Two Colorful Bunch Sampler Packs ($20 value!) from
The Twinery!!!

The prize winners will be announced on The {Stamps} of Life and The Twinery Blogs on Tuesday, May 3rd.

The hop list:


The Twinery Blog
The {Stamps}of Life Blog
Jeanne Streiff
Julie Ranae
Deb Felts
Monique Hansen
Vicki Garrett
Monika Wright
Emily Niehaus
Emily Leiphart <--- You're here!
Beverly Sizemore
Tifany DeGough
Joana Studer
Katrina Hunt
Laura Williams
Jen Carter
Kim Howard
Jenny Suchin
Sheri Twing

For this special blog hop, I chose to work with a set called coffee4two. I've always wanted to own a stamp set involving coffee and I'm so happy to have one by The {Stamps} of Life! I love this set and it's going to get a lot of use! When I first saw it, I knew right away that I would be able to turn it into a tea set as well which is perfect because I love both coffee and tea!! Here's the card I made using Honeydew baker's twine and coffee4two:

You might notice that there's no tea sentiment in this set. I made my own! To create the cardboard sleeve/clutch/jacket/holder, I curved the "take a break" sentiment on my acrylic block and stamped it repeatedly so it follows the shape of the sleeve and looks realistic. To create the sentiment on the tea bag, I used the t from "thanks" and both the e and a from "a latte". I stuffed the vellum tea bag with tiny punched circles before stitching it closed with the Honeydew baker's twine in place.

I hope you like my versatile take on this fabulous stamp set combined with The Twinery's luscious baker's twine! Maybe you would love to own coffee4two and some baker's twine? Be sure to hop along and leave comments on all the blogs to increase your chances of winning one of today's amazing prizes! Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft cardstock; SU Early Espresso & vellum cardstock; Echo Park For the Record; The {Stamps} of Life coffee4two; Memories Black ink; Staz-On Jet Black ink; Papertrey Ink In Bloom & Linen & Canvas Impression Plates; QuicKutz Epic Six; The Twinery Honeydew baker's twine; Marvy-Uchida 1/8" long reach circle punch; Gutermann thread; sewing machine; Stampin' Dimensionals

174 comments:

Ujjwal said...

I do love your take with this stamp set. How amazingly you turned it into a tea set :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Great card, Emily! Love that cute little tea bag that you made there! Looks just awesome!!
Hugs, Wendy

Jennifer Roach said...

Fantastic card Emily. LOVE LOVE LOVE the tea bag....brilliant :)

~amy~ said...

a-dorable...so wonderfully creative!

Pat said...

Such a fun card. I think I need a tea!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This set is wicked cute and I love what you created with it. The papers are so pretty (ooh - make sure you upload to Echo park's Facebook page - Madison picks a random creation every week and posts it on the EP blog and that person wins an EP collection on their choice - just sayin...). I love the embossed background and you really showcased how well the twine coordinates with this set. Nicely done!

Julie Day said...

Whoo-hoo, this set again! Absolutely love your tea bag, genius! The whole card is awesome :)

Debbie Flowers said...

Love this set! Another great design. Love the card. The tea bag was a great embellishment!

yainea said...

I love the tea bag, super clever idea! The card is great, thanks for sharing :)

Laurel said...

How cute!

Brenda said...

Love this one Emily! I adore how you added the texture on the sleeve and also inside the tea bag, looks pretty real to me!

Kiehn said...

i just love this digi set...so cute..great card..thanks

Tina
ricktina09@yahoo.com

Cristina said...

Wow. You REALLY brought this stamp set to life! I love the stamped sleeve and to piece together letter to spell "tea"? That's a lot of work! The result is amazing, though. You are the Queen of Twine.

Diane said...

Sweet idea with the tea bag....very cute!

Kelly said...

LOVE this and so clever to make your own "tea"!!

Kelly Massman said...

Darling card! Love the paper choices!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous card and I love e addition of the tea bag, very creative. Tracy x

The Twinery said...

Okay...it's official - I need that stamp set too!! I absolutely love the card you create, Emily!! Such a great use of both the stamps and the twine!! Thank you so much for participating in this blog hop!!

Scrapcollectr said...

Love it, Emily.... Cute idea ... And that font is way cool....
*smile*

steph said...

CUTE! I think I will have to purchase the coffee stamps!

Dollar Stamper said...

So cute.Thanks for the inspiration.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I don't have enough coffee stamps (chuckle), love the impression plate on this card and how cute that you personalized this to your liking, why of course!

Lee said...

Cute and i love the tea tag!

Chari said...

I want to drink my coffee/tea otu of a cup like this! I love the tea bag!!

Stacy said...

Love this card, and this stamp set is my favorite so far!!

Karin said...

I love that sleeve Emily! And your creative use of turning this into a tea themed card!

monica said...

è favolosa

KER said...

great job with the sleeve...love the dp

Rachel B said...

I love how you did the Take a Break at a curve to match the sleeve. And making the TEA portion from the letters in the stamp set really makes it belong. Looks great~!

Basiljen said...

Yep, I definitely NEED that coffee set! Beautiful use of the set, and I LOVED the teabag! Thanks so much!

Lori said...

Wow! I love your creativity on this card - how you made the tea bag AND the "tea" break! Awesome! TFS!

Oney said...

Ingenious! Clever, creative, and smart!

Darla said...

FABULOUS! I love the tea bag!!

Audrey said...

LOVE that little tea bag! Adorable!

Sheri Twing said...

My favorite stamp set too! Your card is so adorable! Love the little tea bag!

Laurel said...

So cute! I love this set and love what you have created with it! :)

Jen Carter said...

So cute Emily!!! I love that you used the IP on the tea break sleeve, that makes it look even more authentic! The patterned paper you chose is so cute too...who wouldn't want a coffee/tea cup like that!!

Joanne Gilch said...

Love how your love of tea conformed to the card idea using the coffee themed stamp set!!!! so creative!!!! And the twine for the tea bag string...awesome idea!!!

Lousette said...

Oh so cute - love the idea of using the twine for the tea bag!

Virginia L. said...

What a unique and clever way of using the twine!! Love your inspiring work, Emily!!

Kristy said...

Super cute.

Mary Ellyn said...

Love your tea bag!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

I love this card and all the details you put in to it. Great Job.

Tami
http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

Becky Dunham said...

Great adjustment with this coffee set Emily! I love the way these stamps are so versatile! the fact that you could curve the sentiment on your block is amazing!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Basement Stamper said...

What a fabulous design with this set, I love the little tea bag you created!

Colleen and Keith said...

Love the creativity you used on your tea bag!

britfrintner said...

Wow! I love that coffee cup!

Kristin K. said...

What a cute card. Love the paper piecing of teh cup...and teh stitching. The twine as for the tea bag works great!

Vicky Hayes said...

Very cute Emily - I adore your little tea bag!

Donutfryer said...

Great cards. Love the colors you used! I love them :)

Lillian Child said...

How creative! Love the tea bag!

AnitaRex said...

I love that you made the velum look like a tea bag! What a fantastic idea!!!! Such a great card! :>

Lara said...

Awesome idea in the tea bag. Very nice!

candi said...

OMG! I love this take on this set! Very cool!

Maria Matter said...

Fabulous Emily!
clever way to achieve a matching font for the sentiment!

Julie E said...

Love it!!! So cute with the piecing and that bag is adorable!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

I think I've said this before but it must be said again, your use of twine is second to none!!! amazing card!!!

judy said...

Very cute card, Emily! I love the
paper piecing and the stitching.

Penne said...

That tea bag is simply adorable, Emily!!!! Love it.

milkshake007 said...

Way too cute!! I need to go back and look at it again!!

linf54 said...

Very cute card - great use of twine.

Tifany said...

How totally adorable! I love that you stuffed the tea bag!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

photochic said...

Love this stamp set! That EP paper is just the icing on the cake! So cute! :)

PattiB said...

You just gave me more ideas for the coffee stamps. Thank you.

Monika Wright said...

Never would have thought to make my own tea bag...now that's creative!

lindagk23 said...

Love your card!! I love the cute tea bag! Thanks for sharing!

Lauren said...

LOVE THAT BIG CUP!!!! And the tea bag is great!! Love IT!!

Glenda J said...

This is so clever and brilliant!!! Love it!

Melissa said...

Cute card! Love the vellum tea bag!

Tambo said...

OMG the tea bag is just so cute. Love the card and the idea. TFS Tami

Btrflywmn said...

love the coffee4two set, great cards

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! 73 comments so far--you are a STAR! LOVE LOVE LOVE this card--love that little tea bag:) SO FUN!! LOVE everything you do, Emily!!

sharon g said...

I love the whole thing, but especially the tea bag!! NICE

Angela said...

Orange you clever, Miss Em? Love the text and dimension on the tea tag, and (of course) LOVE the ep paper with it, and the impression plates, AND the stitching...and how many stinkin' comments I scrolled past to get here! Woo hoo!

Janna Werner said...

MMMhhh love it, Ems!! Think I wanna have one with cacao on uit :-) Hugs, mad Emily! Janna

Amy said...

How creative is this? That cute little tea bag is adorable! Your work is fab!

SFCHICKY said...

loving the tea bag!

Darlene L said...

What a great card.

Erin said...

79 comments wholly moley!
Anyway I think this is great your attention to detail (curving the take a break) is so inspiring!!! oh how I love a cup of java... DARLING Emily!

Julie Ranae said...

You and I chose the same set and it looks like you had just as much fun with them as I did! Really great card!

pruttybird said...

Great card. TFS :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

connie said...

love your card and how you made the stamps work for you!

dlwidder said...

Wonderful card! LOVE how you made your tea bag. TFS!

Tiffany said...

Super cute! That tea pouch looks so amazing, you ROCKED this design, and look at all that yummy twine, love it!

Jenny said...

Adorable card!! :) :) :) :) :)

Anna said...

Awesome card. Great idea. Love it.
Thanks for the chance.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Oh so very cute and clever - love the sweet tea bag! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Maggie Crawford said...

I LOVE the card!

Jay Gee said...

How cute is that vellum tea bag! Gorgeous card Emily :)

grammiej said...

cute, makes me want to go make a cup of tea!!
thx for sharing your talents

jashmore1944@att.net

Kimberly Rendino said...

So adorable!!!!!

Emily Keaton said...

So clever, Emily! I {heart} tea. :) What a great way to use this stamp set, and your little tea bag tag takes the cake. I loved seeing how you used products from both companies. :)

The Purple Crafter said...

Cute card. I love the little tea bag.

Debbi said...

Awwww, such a cute idea...love it <3

Isha said...

Such a creative card Emily. Love everything about it.

Tracey said...

This is fabulous! As a tea-drinker I love what you did with this!

Mary G. said...

Fun, fun card! Love that tag on the tea bag!! Great job!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Great card. Love the embossed panel.

Lindsey said...

Total brilliance! I love how you took a coffee set and turned out a funky tea card with it! And I LOVE the little vellm tea bag.

Joan said...

Love this stamp set, and the tea set is such a cute use for it, not to mention what the baker's twine adds.

MaryBeth said...

Great job, Emuly! I'm in love with the floral tea cup and matching tea bag.

Marie-Pierre said...

oh my! What a cute card Emily!! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I always think that my blog is kind of boring if you can't read french. Nice to see that you noticed my laundry basket!! ;) lol

Meg said...

That is about the cutest little to-go tea cup ever! And that tea bag! Have I mentioned you're a clever one?!? Looks like quite a big blog hop today!

Lynn said...

Very clever Emily...love the tea bag! :)

Sandi said...

Awesome card....love the tea bag and the stitching!

JLJ Designs said...

Great card! I love the sewing.

Jen

Susan said...

I love this stamp set and the twine adds to it.

Katrina said...

how adorable is this?!!!!! I LOVE what you come up with every single time I see a new project!!! hugs, Katrina

Cathy said...

Fabulous ideas & creations! I LOVE TSOL and Twinery Twine - great combo!

charli said...

love the tea bag!

Jenny McGee said...

Love how you customized the coffee set for a cup of tea. So cute.

Jen W. said...

Emily, that little tea bag is divine! Such an exquisite detail with the paper circles inside and the stitching outside. I also love all the textures and paper piecing. Another masterpiece! :)

ruth said...

LOVE your card!!!

marla said...

Love your card. THis stamp set is my VERY favorite. I love how you added the twine. Your embossed background is wonderful also!!

PrincessPammie said...

I love the tea bag that is on the string such an awesome idea!

Michelle Single said...

Tea?!?! Since the card is so cute, I guess I'll let that pass. Love the texture!

Viji Siddharth said...

Totally cute!! Am ok with the tea break!! Love tea!!

Monique said...

Oh Emily this is super cute...I love the little tea bag...Great work..

Terrie said...

Great idea and love the tea bag .. super cute card !!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

WOW! This is amazing!!

~Tammy~ said...

Very clever!!!! Always inspiring! :-)

Lisa R. said...

Wow great job showcasing the image and twine. Love the tea bag! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Donna said...

So cute, love the card, so does my husband, as he is a tea lover!!

Thanks
Donna Przy....

FMonty said...

Super cute cards! I love the stamp set that you used. TFS :)

Sandy said...

Very clever! Love that set and you rocked it.

jen said...

Love that you created your own sentiment! :)

Lori said...

I adore how you made the set for tea drinkers too!! Adorable.

Raven said...

Great card! Love that cute little tea bag that you made there! Looks just awesome!!

happy new follower of your bloggy goodness!

Cathy Fong said...

LOVELY CARD!!! love the little tea bag. so cute ^^ thanks for sharing

mustavcoffee said...

Goodness gracious me, what a lot of comments, he! he! he, love your card Emily:0) xxx

Isabel Z said...

I LOVE what you created.

Kryssi said...

super fun card!

Tina M said...

Luv the tea tag! maybe we can get Stephanie to do a set for us tea drinkers..lol..
tfs a great card

Stacey said...

That card is so creative- great job! :)

Carrie said...

This coffee set from TSOL is one of the few I have not ordered since I prefer tea. Now I might just have to rethink that and go ahead and get it. Thanks for the idea.

Jennifer said...

WOW Emily!! Your blog is growing by leaps and bounds!! (= Your card is FABULOUS!!! LOVE that sweet little tea bag! (=

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is super darling, Em! Love what you did with that coffee cup!

mamawcindy said...

Oh my Goodness!!!! You did a great job on this. Love your Tea Bag. :0)
cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

LOVE IT!!!! The "tea break" tag is amazing!!! New follower, looking forward to seeing all your creations!!

scrappingwithstephanie@gmail.com
scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

Superj said...

What great detail on the tag! I love the stamp set!

Sabrina said...

I love the stamps. And your card is beautyful!

Janeen said...

Love how you made the tea bag! Very creative using the stamp for the tea cozy! Love it, great job! TFS!

lovelyinspiredcreations.blogspot.com
majelica@comcast.net

Deb said...

Love this idea! How perfect! Absolutely delicious!

Jocelyn said...

Wow! Super cute card, Emily! When I read through your post, I realized all of the amazing details--double WOW! You did an amazing job creating your own sentiment. Love the impression plates, too!

paperplay said...

Your card would make anyone want to drink tea....so cute and love the sleeve you customized.

Kate Ware said...

FAVE stamp set -- love how you've geared it to tea!! TFS!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow! So cool that you made your own sentiment!

Cari D. Cruse said...

Oooh, love the teabag! I am a total tea drinker & that is just cute! :D

BunnyFreak said...

Love that you used this for tea. The tea bag is very clever.

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the tea bag.

RxDrMom said...

Love, love, love this! I'm not a coffee drinker, but I love tea. Great idea!

Jennie said...

Love this stamp set and your embossed background!!

Crystal said...

I love the stamps when they are used on patterned paper - such a cool look! Thanks for sharing inspiration and giveaways!

Naomi said...

Hi Emily, I just love that stamp set AND what YOU did with it! So cute! Thanks for sharing the blog hop...they have wonderful prizes up for grabs!

lynn said...

too cute! love your tea bag and sentiment:)

walchowDesign said...

Love your idea of the tea bag, Emily! You are so creative with ideas and it would make my day if I have a chance to win the twine as I could not buy them here! Thanks for the giveaway!

Joan Shanks said...

cute project.
joanshanks@eastlink.ca
Joan

Laurie (Wally) said...

Great ideas... this is a cute stamp set thanks for sharing

Kary said...

Hi Emily - it's a really cute card!! I like the vellum tea bag. Very cool!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

What a fabulous job you did on this card! Using the letters from some of the other word stamps to spell out "tea" was such a great idea. Very clever putting it on vellum. I love the time you took to do the stitching and paper piecing. If grades were being given out, you definitely get an A+!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

I love that you went away from the Coffee on this design! Tea works for me! LOL TFS

Christine said...

Wowzers that is a lot of comments! I am loving this card and the cute little tea bag! I am linking this up on Practical Scrappers!

stampinlara said...

Absolutely adorable! Love your entire blog, very cute stuff! thanks so much for sharing.

stampinlara at yahoo dot com

Sunghee said...

You are so smart! I don't know how you think of all the cool ideas! Love all the texture, and how you stamped coffee sleeves and tea bag! Genius!

kasia c. said...

165 comments! That must be some sort of guiness world record. :) This is AWSEOME! I love that you turned it into a "tea" set and added that fabulous tea bag tag. LOVE LOVE LOVE!.

Sherri said...

so cute. makes me want a cup of tea!

Gwen said...

Sorry to hear things haven't been going well for you and your loved ones. Hope things are going better now. Love your tea card!

Roslyn said...

I love both tea and coffee too. I love how you used the stamps to make it work for the tea lovers!

Tammy said...

A perfect sentiment for a tea drinker!

Bob said...

Unique use of the twine-simple yet effective. I like simple! Thanks! Change from the coffee theme-great!

Renee said...

Thank you for sharing your adorable cards. I especially love the cute little tea bag. Great job!!

scrapfancy said...

I love your card and the stamps are fun.

early said...

I love this card!!!
love the little tea tag, it's so adorable.

Serena

tearyeyedstars said...

I absolutely adore your card! It's so cute (: