Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Glitter, Vellum, and Tea

   Reminder: I have a giveaway (three actually) which is still open if anyone's interested. You can find all the details and comment in this post.

  We had a brief respite from the cold so over the weekend it was Spring cleaning -indoors and out for us. It felt so good to get out some lounge chairs (protected under the patio roof) and to put away my dark, heavy boots and clothing! Of course, it got very cold again with the threat of a bit of snow today so I've been warming up with these teas the last several days, steeped in a practical mug which keeps the tea hot for quite a long time:

   Usually I start with the heavier vanilla chai early in the day (after the coffee of course :) and then sip on the green or tulsi. I'm sipping the chai now and joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth and friends for T Stands for Tuesday.

 T also stands for transparent which is the challenge theme this week At the Simon Monday blog so I have quickly made a set of CAS note cards I can use for any occasion. The theme for the Simon Wednesday blog challenge is glitter it! so I am also linking there. Both of these blogs offer a generous $50 GC to a randomly chosen winner from the entries-EVERY WEEK, along with a new theme challenge. It's so easy to be inspired-especially with all the DT entries-really fabulously detailed projects!

  The cards:

  These four cards were made with glittered card stock from the Glitter Matstack by DCWV. I tried to capture the fine glittery patterns but think it's one of the most difficult things to photograph. Perhaps if you click for a larger view you can see the shimmer . They are really beautiful papers, and the best thing is - they are the perfect size as is for the large (5" x 7") white note cards by Canvas Corp.! Other products used are- felt butterfly, star gemstone stickers-Michael's, paper flowers-studio g, Nature and Inspiration Vellum Quote Stacks-DCWV, small rhinestones, Stickles glitter glue -Ranger.

 These last two cards probably took all of two minutes! Al I had to do was cut the printed vellums to the note card size, run a bit of glue (gluestick) along the fold and voila-instant lovely  note cards! Unfortunately I've had these vellum papers in my stash awhile so I no longer have the makers names.

  Really, anyone can do this and pretty vellums can be found online or in craft and scrapbooking stores. I think a set of these along with a book of stamps would make a great hostess gift!

                                         Drinking tea with a pinch of imagination!


  1. we have some stash earl grey tea on the counter right now. i hadn't heard of that brand until recently. your cards are very pretty :)

  2. Happy T Day to you dear Linda from snowy Virginia :)
    I just came across my vellum 12 x 12 paper stash the other day...
    your cards are all really lovely!
    The Tulsi teas are a favorite of mine...they have a delicate rose tea which has so many healing properties and delicate flavor...
    Happy almost Spring

  3. Wow! Those are all lovely!
    Happy T-Day! :)

  4. Hello Linda,
    I am loving all your cards! The vellum ones too, look so beautiful. You are very inspiring! Now I want to go make cards : )
    Your tea sounds delicious!
    Happy Spring!

  5. Love the cards! I love quotes on vellum...they just look so classy.
    Happy Tuesday!

  6. Those cards are lovely and I <3 tea!

  7. You tea sounds good to this ole coffee drinker.
    Absolutely love the vellum cards, you have inspired me to get some made too. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy T-day

  8. Enjoying the chai tea and your exquisite cards ~ they are so creative and excellently done ~ xxx

    artmusedog and carol

  9. Happy T Day! Your tea selections come in pretty boxes. I've never heard of Tulsi before. I'll have to Google that one.

    Congratulations on making so many notecards. The sheer vellum and the glitter sparkles are so elegant and lovely.

  10. Hello Linda, these cards are SO PRETTY!! I love them and how easy you make it seem. I am slow at cards and no way could I get one done in two minutes. That is so nice you got to have "spring" over the weekend, would love to just sit outside and enjoy a warm day. As you saw in my post I did this in past winters but not this one. Stay warm and enjoy the warm teas while you can and hopefully spring will be back and STAY FOR ALL OF US THIS TIME!!

  11. Pretty cards on this Tuesday Tea Day :) I usually forget about the vellum in the cupboard and you can do so much with it!

  12. REally lovely cards! that looks like a really serious hot beverage cup, all insulated and shiny...the tea chasers after the coffee sounds perfect...

  13. These are beautiful and like dawn say, you make them all seem so easy!

  14. Linda your cards for the challenge are so pretty. They remind me of Spring. Thank you for sharing them here. I'm a fan of vellum too and have created couple of Birthday cards with them in the past.
    Saw the giveaway post and have commented there. Thank you for the generous offer.

  15. Well done Linda...these are lovely.

  16. Happy (day late) T-Day!
    Those are beautiful cards. I especially like the last 2 and interesting that you said they are the easiest to make. Sometimes keeping the process simple is the best. I've never used vellum but I love the way they look.

  17. Gorgeous cards Linda.... your tea looks lovely :)

    Karen x

  18. Just got home awhile ago, and couldn't wait to see what you had come up with this week.

    Your tea is beautiful, and I would use the bags the tea came in for my art. But I would need a bit, no a LOT, of caffeine to keep me going.

    Your cards are beautiful. I kept thinking what a great cardmaker you are as I was looking at each one. However, I have never had any luck with vellum. I was of the opinion you had to buy special tape that won't show through the vellum. Even glue stick shows through when I use it on vellum. You did a marvelous job on yours, though.

    Thanks for sharing these beauties for T this week.

  19. I will join you on the green tea - thanks. Great crop of cards there. Well done.
    I recently found some great vellum on ebay which I love.

  20. What a lovely set of cards and the sentiments are beautiful on the vellum over the pretty papers! Our weather has been fluctuating as well and I can't wait for the warm weather to stay. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!


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