Monday, July 14, 2014

The Shabby Tearoom challenge #227

Hello everyone and welcome to another fun week at The Shabby Tearoom!!! Are you ready for another challenge? This one is FULL of summer fun...

This inspiration picture is just too cute!! Love the fun colors and the little girl is adorable. :)   Here are this weeks rules: summer theme, include at least three colors from the photo and one or more of these items:  vellum, polka dots, ribbon!

I chose a darling little flip flop card from our sponsor, The Cutting Cafe.

I picked up the orange and pink from the umbrella and the brown from the little girls hair. No other summer color palette speaks to me quite like orange and pink together. Sometimes I throw in a splash of lime or teal for a little pop but I sure do love mixing orange and pink!! I started out with a deep hot pink patterned paper (if you look close you can see the swirls on the patterned paper) then overlayed a piece of polka dot vellum on it to tone it down a bit. I added the flip flop strap then embellished it with some fun sequins and a paper flower. I added a little sentiment flag with twine to finish it all off. 
I even added a little panel to the inside so that I can write or stamp a little message. This little card is offered in several different formats (you will receive all of them) for different cutting machines but since this is such a simple shape I just printed off the one in a PDF and cut it all out by hand...easy peasy!

As I mentioned earlier, this weeks sponsor is The Cutting Cafe!

The Cutting Cafe is your one stop for affordable cutting files and printable stamps. We offer a huge selections on just about any occasion.

This week's lucky winner will receive three cutting files from The Cutting Cafe!

Please link your creations to The Shabby Tea Room by Sunday, July 20th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, July 21st. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 21st as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!


  1. Oh Tina, this flip flop card is adorable! I love the colors in the inspirational photo-which is just as cute as it can be. I can see the swirls in the paper, and would have never realized that you used vellum over it. I bet in person it looks amazing! I love orange and pink together too, they are such fun summer colors. Hugs, Brenda

  2. Seriously cute Tina and polka dots to boot!!

  3. OH TINA, what fun adorable flip flop card...i simply adore this card....i would love to put in the customer gallery over at the cutting cafe..if i can email me at with a link to this project...hugs