Monday, December 30, 2013

The Shabby Tea Room - it's party time!!

Hi everyone :) and welcome back! Did you have a Merry Christmas? I hope that yours was as enjoyable as mine was.  I have a LOT to show you today so we better get started.

Not only are we starting a new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room today, but I'm participating in a blog hop for 3 Twenty Crafts! And to top it all off, I went a little crazy with today's The Shabby Tea Room challenge and have 3 different cards to show you, lol!! That's a lot going on for one little day isn't it??

This week our sponsor is The Cutting Café.

They have such wonderful cut files and are super easy to use :)

Here's this weeks inspiration picture and requirements:
Use the following: black, kraft & cream

I decided to play with The Cutting Cafe's Wine Glass file. I was able to make 3 totally different cards! For my first card, I thought I'd show you haw the file is when you download it. It's a little card that opens and has a little matching outside cover and inside panel.
It's so darling and would be perfect for any type of party or even a wedding!!

I decided to turn mine into a party invitation :)

Now that you've seen how it comes, let's see how easy and fun it is to change up....

This is a regular A2 sized card. I simply saved the inside panel image as a jpeg using the paint program that comes standard on everyone computer. Then I simply printed it out real small (wallet sized I think) and fussy cut them out by hand. You can't get much easier than that!!
This next card took a few steps up in difficulty. Well, it's not so much a card, it's an invitation. Well not so much an invitation as a tag and maybe not really a tag because it slides open...Ohh gosh, I have no clue as to how to classify it, lol!! All I know is that it turned out darling, lol!!

Anyway, lol, I opened the cut file into a little program on my computer and was able to change it up just a little. I stretched the little wine glass out making a champagne fun :)

 As I said earlier, the tag / card swings open to reveal the invitation. I kept the glass as an actual card so you can open it to reveal a little surprise (I snipped the stem so it can easily be tucked / untucked under the ribbon so it stays closed nicely)....

What do you think on how I used the little wineglass...which is your favorite?? I hope you can join us this week and play along!!


  1. Well all I can say is WOW! Lovely cards my friend!! just lovely! I love the different ways you used this wine glass feature.... and my favorite is the last one... because it looks very vintage and aged... just love it but they are all great! Cannot wait to see your latter post!

  2. What fun cards. Love the third one - so vintage and I adore the colors.