Getting Stampy with a Tea-riffic birthday card.

Chai Tea Birthday Card Front

Today I bring you a Chai Tea Birthday Card and a confession.

I have a stationery addiction. Actually, not just a stationery addiction, but a crafting addiction.
Like the meme that is floating around at the moment – Crafting and collecting crafting supplies are 2 very different things and some days {most days?!}  I feel much better at one, than the other.

In an effort to use what I have, and minimise the dread I feel at the thought of my own mortality and the poor person who will be left to ‘deal with my stash’ I decided to make a concerted effort to use what I have.
The up side? It has revived my love of card making. The down side? I have fallen down the pinterest rabbit hole of inspiration and discovered a billionty more crafty do-dads I *desperately* NEED in my life!

Consequently I’m adding paper crafting to my blog as I don’t foresee my love of it ending any time soon.


For this first post, I’ll keep it brief  – but please, let me know in the comments what you like to see in crafty posts. What do you wish other crafty bloggers shared more of? What do you wish you saw less of? Do you like to see products reviewed in post? Do you like to hear backstories, and life stories, and see progress pictures and puppy pictures {In my case, that would be chicken pictures}  or do you prefer a reference list and a finished photo?
As with all things Sew Says You, I wouldn’t be here without you. Your feedback helps shape what I do, so please, let me know what you want to see!


So today I’m sharing what I used to create this Birthday card for my partners Mum. It accompanied a Milk Frother & some Chai teabags, so she could always have the perfect frothy Chai – Without the stove, kettle, saucepan and whisk – Because the only thing that is better than a perfectly made Chai, is a perfectly made Chai, quicker, with less dishes! {Or, so I’m told!}

Chai Tea Birthday Card Collage

 

Here is what I used:

 

  • Card Base 4″x8″ – J.Burrows 210GSM Card from Officeworks
  • Base paper 4″x4″ – Coral Scrap Booking Paper from Creative Pl (Aka, Aldi, in their 2019 scrapbooking ‘special buys’)
  • Feature Paper 3.75″ x 3.75″:
    • J.Burrows 100GSM paper from Officeworks
    • Stamped with Carpe Diem “Create a Flower” Stamp Set (purchased at The Travelers Notebook)
    • Lawn Fawndamentals premium dye ink cube (purchased from DawnLewis & The Scrapbook Store) in colours:
      Ballet Slippers, Wild Rose, Cranberry, Apricot, Peachy Keen, Cilantro, Sage Leaf, Noble Fir, Doe, Walnut
  • Sentiment
    • Designed in Publisher then Printed (Samsung Xpress M2020W )
    • Colour Highlight  with Crayola Super-tip somewhere in the vicinity of the salmon/coral colour range (purchased from catch.com.au )
  • Tea cup ‘Die-cut’
    • Stamp from Cheap as Chips “little Birdie” stamp range
    • Stamped with Versafine Pigment Ink for fine details in Onyx Black
    • Coloured using Lawn Fawndamentals premium dye ink cube in Pumpkin Spice & AltNew Waterbrush pen in Large
    • Touched up with Copic MultiLiner 0.3 in Black.
  • Rhinestones from KaiserCraft
  • Stamped images inside / on the back are from Tiny Stamps, Big Plans, who are sadly no longer operating.

In all honesty, the trickiest part of the card was thinking of a suitable “Chai” pun. Thankfully, this one tied in with the gift – but if you have any occasion suitable Chai puns, I would love to hear them – I feel the worlds fascination with Chai will be around a little longer – so, I feel quite sure this will not be the last Chai tea birthday card i create.

If you feel inspired to create your own Chai Tea Birthday card be sure to share it with me over on Facebook, or tag me on Instagram!

Just a friendly reminder, I don’t use affiliate links – so – any links that are included are purely for your convenience.

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