Mar 4, 2014

It's a Tea Party . . .

Good Morning DiesRUs Friends!
Darlene here, and I'm so excited to share with you today, my very 1st creation as a design team member here on the Dies R Us Blog.

The dies I have used on today's creation are available 
at the Dies R Us Store and In Stock now!


 The Polynesian Sails die set is actually 2 dies in one!  The large lacy oval and the small center circular doily type die.  They both cut out at the same time, which makes the large oval an 'open' center.  I simply laid it on my dark green card stock, traced around the oval with a pencil and cut out the oval shape to create a solid inside panel.  Then, used the center cut from this beautiful die set as my 'doily' under the teapot.  How sweet is that!

This beautiful teapot die set is also an 'outline' die set.  So, once die cut, I glued it down to my chosen design paper and did a little 'fussy cutting' to achieve my paper pieced look.  To add a little more depth and texture, I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color in the leafy pattern on the teapot/cups, the lid stem and the inside portion of the cup to give the illusion of the cups filled with a delicious cinnamon tea.

I hope you have found inspiration in today's card creation.
Be sure to pop over to our Dies R Us Store for all your die needs!

Until next time ...


  1. Oh my so pretty!!! Love the dies you have used, and what a clever idea to add the doily underneath that gorgeous teapot...perfection!! I think you are going to "enable" me to "have to have" that die!! Congrats on being on the DT!!!!

  2. Darlene,
    I LOVE this! I'm going to have to have that die myself! See what you have started!

  3. Great use of dies!!! I like how the texture of your bow matches the Polynesian die.

  4. I LOVE the desig of this tea party. Those dies are spectacular and this is such a charming card! Great use of dies and design paper with an amazing ribbon treatment!

  5. This is soooo pretty!!! Love the intricate design of this. The lace you have added is totally fitting with these great dies!


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