I’ve rediscovered Tea Boutique

When I was doing some reorganization in my craft room on the weekend, I found a package of Tea Boutique DSP. It’s a 6 x 6″ collection of sweet tea pots, florals and backgrounds. I also found a part package of the Tea Boutique note cards and got out the stamp set and dies.

In the above blue sample, I used the Deckled Rectangles to cut out the front Basic White panel out of the first matte (4 x 5-1/4) , since it was going to be covered anyway. I also cut the solid cup from the DSP piece, which I actually cut from the front of one of the Tea boutique note cards. I cut this piece at 3-7/8 x 5-1/8. I used Starry Sky card stock to cut the decorative cup die to layer onto the DSP cup

In this card, I “cased ” the catalogue. The catalogue is a great source of inspiration, if you’re ever not sure where to start. I created a Tahitian Tide water colour wash as the base colour on the Thick Basic white , then stamped off the leafy element before stamping on the card front. I used the solid tea cup die for the floral cups and layered the fancier cup die cut onto a matching card stock solid cup.

In these two cards, I made a crossover “envelope” for the removable note card. I used the Very Best Trio punch to create interest in the top corners of the note card. I have a YouTube tutorial in the works. for this one.

Don’t forget to check out the catalogues for great inspiration. You will be amazed at how quickly you start seeing new ideas grow in your own creations.

Here is a list of the products that I used

A Beautifully Happy Birthday

Don’t you love this floral stamp? I needed some cards for my upcoming birthdays, and I absolutely love this set. (This set is free, by the way, with a qualifying purchase of $120). The flowers are 2-step, meaning you stamp the outline with one stamp, then stamp the coloured parts with the fill-in stamps. This set is “Distinctive” meaning it can look like you’ve used two different colours, but it is just the way the stamp is formed. It’s a very simple card. The base is Evening Evergreen (8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4). The Designer Series Paper is Texture chic from the Annual Catalogue – 4 x 5-1/4″.

I stamped the floral design on Basic White using Early Espresso ink, Pale Papaya for the main flowers, Evening evergreen for the leaves, and Cajun Craze for the top flower element, as well as the dots around the flower. I also used Pale Papaya on a blending brush to give some highlight around the flower stem. The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso, as is the little bee.

Just to switch it up a little, I used the Layering Diorama Dies to cut out the basic white and mounted it on dimensionals.

I hope you like this card enough to make one and wish someone a happy birthday. PS – happy birthday to all you January babies out there!!

Product List

Cute Desk Calendar – Love Cats & SAB Dandy Delights

Happy New Year!

Every year I make these cute desk calendars for myself and my friends. Having my own black cat, Georgie, I was immediately drawn to the Love Cats Stamp set. The antics remind me of my two fur babies, so this stamp set was first on my preorder list!! The products that I used in this project are available starting today, January 5th, 2023, in the January to April mini catalogue as well as the Sale-a-bration Brochure, where I was able to get the Dandy Designs paper for free with my qualifying order.

Check out my tutorial on my YouTube channel here. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

Here is a list of the supplies I used

Product List

New Year – New Catalogue

First of all – Happy New Year.  AND – many, many thanks to all of you who have helped me succeed in my Stampin’ Up! and quilting businesses.  Thank you for your purchases, thank you to those who joined my team and of course   –  thank you to my new friends.  I couldn’t do this without your continued support of my online store, YouTube Channel and Facebook groups.   

I’m blessed to be able to have my quilting business, as well as my Critters’n Ink and still have time for my family and friends. My grandchildren are growing like weeds.  Isla is now 3, Olivia will be 2 in a couple of weeks, and Aidan will be 2 in April.  

As always please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.  These catalogues both go “live” on January 5th.

Once again, I’m offering a paper share from the new Mini Catalogue. There are some beautiful new Designer Series Papers  and if you’re thinking – wow!! I ‘d love to have that new  paper but would I use it all?   Here’s a solution for you.

How about a paper share??  ** All prices include taxes and shipping

Package #1. – $62

You will receive a 6 x 6″ sample of every one of the double sided patterned Designer Series papers from each of the 10 packages.

Package #2 – $20

You will receive a 6 x 6″ sample of each of the Specialty papers from each of the 4 packages.  These include shimmers, vellums and a one-sided metallic.

Package #3 – $75

Combine Packages 1 and 2 and get $7  off the combined price.

Once again – Happy New Year and all the best for 2023.  I look forward to seeing you in person this year.

Many thanks

Lise Taber

Critters’n Ink Designs

(613)922-5123

Sneak Peek – Beautifully Happy

This beautiful stamp set is FREE with a qualifying purchase in January. I love the 2-step stamping on this card. I hope you enjoy the tutorial video.

These products will be available as of January 5th, but I couldn’t resist digging in to my preorder. My friend and fellow demonstrator, Doreen Teasdale designed this card, and was gracious enough to let me “case” it for my video.

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Fall 2022 Seasonal Sale @ Stampin’Up!

Create more by spending less during the Seasonal Sale! Between 15 and 18 November 2022, select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale with the following discounts:

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty and non-assortment Designer Series Paper

With the season of giving upon us, this is a great opportunity to buy gifts for your fellow crafting enthusiasts, or to stock up on supplies for all your upcoming handmade projects. Remember, this sale is for four days only! Don’t miss out!


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Quick Candy Cane Treat holder

I cased these from a Youtube I saw by Dawn Griffith, a Stampin UP Demonstrator from the US several years ago.

Garden Green – 2 x 8-1/2 and 2 x 4

  • Score 2 x 8-1/2 piece (Long side) @ 2, 2-1/2
    Score 2 x 4 piece (long side) @ 1/2, 1, 3, 3-1/2

Garden Green Ribbon – about 8-10″

Stamp Set – Kindest Gnomes Bundle and Peaceful deer

Poppy Parade – 1-3//4 x 5-3/4 (2) and 1-3/4 x 1-3/4
Basic White – 1-1/2 x 5-1/2
DSP (I used Painted Christmas) 1-1/2 x 5-1/2 and 1-1/2 x 1-1/2

Supplies

The Seasonal Sale is coming!!

Create more by spending less during the Seasonal Sale! Between 15 and 18 November 2022, select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale with the following discounts:

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty Designer Series Paper

With the season of giving upon us, this is a great opportunity to buy gifts for your fellow crafting enthusiasts, or to stock up on supplies for all your upcoming handmade projects. Remember, this sale is for four days only! Don’t miss out!

PAPER PUMPKIN 48-HOUR SALE!

Surprise!

On November 9–10, all current Paper Pumpkin subscribers can save up to 50% on Paper Pumpkin past kits, refills, and add-ons  If you’re a past subscriber or have your Paper Pumpkin on hole, you can sign up by November 10, and will even receive the November “From The North Pole” Paper Pumpkin Kit .

Today and tomorrow only!!

Past kits, refills, and add-ons make perfect gifts for this upcoming holiday season. So get a headstart on holiday shopping now! Past kits don’t include a clear block, but they can be purchased separately. So make sure you include one or two “D” Blocks with your purchase to round out your gifts (item 118485). This size block will accommodate all the stamps in our kits and paper pumpkins.

Items are only available at this pricing today and tomorrow or while supplies last.

As always I’m here for your questions or to help with an order. Remember to use my current Host Code R3VH27PP to receive a hand made card from me and be entered into the monthly draws for prizes.