Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Brewing Up A Birthday Wish For You!

Hello everyone and welcome to my little corner of the crafting world!
It's Tuesday and time for Card Creating Tuesdays over at My Cricut Craft Room!  Let me show the cute little birthday card I've put together for Erica's blog today...

I love the retro feel of this card!
* This great paper is from the Tiffanys paper stack by We R Memory Keepers. The bottom layer is a great deep, dark brown color and I topped it off with this beautiful aqua print.
* I created the mat for my coffee pot using the pretty pink print from the same paper stack.  I used the Nestabilities die Classic Scalloped Rectangle to cut out my mat and then inked up the edges using Ranger's Vintage Photo ink.

*The old fashioned coffee pot is from the Cricut cartridge From My Kitchen.  I cut this out at 3.25 inches.  When cutting out my image, I cut two bottom layers so that I could used pop dots between the layers and lift the coffee pot up and off the card a bit. I think the image is actually called a teapot in the handbook, but it reminds me of an old coffee pot...so I'm calling it a coffee pot!
*After putting the pot together, I added Diamond Stickles to the white areas of the pot and Glossy Accents to the black pieces.  I also added a few white dots using a white gel pen.

* The sentiment mat was created using Nestabilities die cut Grommet Tags.  I found these aqua brads in my stash of scrapping goodies and they turned out to be the perfect shade!
* I think this sentiment is just perfect for my card!  It's from the Perk Up stamp set available from Pink By Design.

I hope you have enjoyed my retro-style birthday card today and I appreciate you dropping by!  I hope you will stop by Erica's blog at My Cricut Craft Room and see what the other designers have "brewed up" for you today!  I'll be seeing you soon!

Until next time,


  1. What a great card Tanya! I Love that paper too! Such a great Retro feel to it! :o)

  2. This card is fabulous! I love everything about it! I forget about "My Kitchen"! Thanks for using it in such a wonderful way!

  3. Tanya, love this!!! The paper is awesome! i love this retro look:) How fun we will both be on the blog today!!! Did you figure out how to get to the DT blog to sign up for more dates? Let me know:)
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

  4. Welcome to the DT Tanya! What a wonderful card!
    Thank you for inspiring to use this cart...I need to check it out! Your colors are so retro and really makes this card fantastic!

  5. Wow! Fantastic!! Looks like a coffeepot to me, too! Love this card!! :)

  6. Look how cute this is! Oh my! I love the colors and everything about it!

  7. This is fantestic. I love the coffee pot cut. And that paper is perfect.

  8. oh my... such a beautiful card!! I love it!!

  9. Super cute birthday card. Great job! ~Shen

  10. OMG, your blog is so FANTASTIC!! Love this card, makes me want to use my Nifty Fifties cart that NEVER gets used.. Great Job! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  11. I like your style so much that I have bookmark your blog. Very retro and CUTE! You have some great cutting ideas as well as embellishments. Thanks for sharing....:O)

  12. i am off in search of that paper....it is perfect with your vintage coffee pot - the kind we had on our stove when i was little, so really, it can't be vintage ;) i love this card..it's got such a homey quality...makes me think of mom and wish i was little again...always love to see your work!

  13. I just love your card today your style is just love awesome love all the detail you have put into this and you explained it all very well thanks so much for sharing hugs Debbie

  14. I just love the cut and the papers are so perfect. Brown and aqua - can't go wrong. You found the perfect sentiment as well. Right on - as always.

  15. I also love the retro feel of this card. It is beautiful, I love how you put a bow on each side.

    Great job!

  16. Love Love Love it! I am really excited! I have some of that paper! I can make this! YAY!!!

  17. Love this Tanya! The paper is perfect for the card and I love the retro coffee pot, too cute! I like how you tied off the two bows. I will need to check out that stamp set!


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