Strawberry Teapot Card — My First Easel Card

 

I made this card for the Kitchen Challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2. Your project must be based on something you would find in a kitchen and have a Cricut cut on it.  I started out with all sorts of ideas but narrowed it down to a teapot.  I was laying out my design in Cricut Design Studio and thought it was looking pretty good.  I decided to try making an easel card, going for a floral, frilly teapot.

Then, a couple of nights ago I was checking out one of my favorite embroidery websites, EmbLibrary.com, and happened upon a strawberry teapot.  I kept looking at it and wondered if I could make something similar using my Cricut.  So I started playing around in Design Studio and ended up with this card.

I used Core’dinations solid cardstock for the base of the card.  All the dotted printed paper I did on my Imagine, using The Good Old Days cartridge.  I am really having fun using my Imagine.

The teapot I used is from Kate’s ABCs cartridge and I welded a strawberry from Preserves over top of the teapot, so just the spout and handle were sticking out beyond the strawberry.  I then welded an oval from George & Basic Shapes onto the bottom of the teapot, to form the base of my easel card.  Here is a side view of the card, so you can see how it stands up.

I cut a scalloped oval and doily shape from Lacy Labels to go on my base.  Through the holes of the doily shape, I threaded seam binding that I dyed using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.  Where my seam binding met, I tied a bow.  Here is a close-up of the base so you can see how I threaded the binding, and also how the three small flowers allow the card to stand up.  I used Liquid Pearls to add some dots on the doily.

I also used seam binding to tie a bow around the handle of the teapot.  I used Glossy Accents and Martha Stewart coarse glitter to add some sparkle to the flowers.

I made the tag using my Imagine and the Imagine More cartridge.  I am very happy with how it came out — it is my first cut and print piece that I have used on a project.  I changed the color on one of the layers and left off the sentiment that was on this particular tag.  I then took a Studio G stamp and stamped Happy B-Day on the front and tied it up with some twine.

And here is a picture to show you what the card looks like when it is flat.

When I finished my card, I thought it would be nice if I embroidered some tea towels using the strawberry embroidery design that inspired my creation.  I found a couple of blank striped towels that I thought the design would look OK on and proceeded to stitch them out.  So now I have a nice gift set to give to someone.

And, finally, I want to thank the wonderfully talented Design Team at Bitten by the Bug 2 for the prize that I won in the frame challenge.  My number was picked to receive the Smash Book prize — and I am so excited!  Thank you everyone at Bitten by the Bug 2.

  • Cricut cartridges:  George & Basic Shapes, Kate’s ABCs, Lacy Labels (Lite), Preserves
  • Imagine cartridges:  Imagine More, The Good Old Days
  • Core’dinations cardstock
  • Martha Stewart coarse glitter
  • Glossy Accents
  • Rayon seam binding
  • Liquid Pearls

Comments

  1. says

    Such a gorgeous and truly unique card! Such clever work! Love the strawberry teapot! Wow! Love the embrodiery tea towels too! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!
    Glenda

  2. says

    This is so adorable. Love the way it stands up so you can display it as such an amazing card. Love the strawberry and the beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us at the BBTB2 challenge.

  3. says

    Wow! This is the cutest, most clever card. I love everything about it. The strawberry, flowers, tag.oval base, bows. Everything! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2.

  4. Carole Beath says

    Linda, this is absolutely FANTASTIC. Now … let me go back to one of the cards you made for me to send to my friend Carole Lowe Luke when she was struggling to live. It was such a wonderful card and I knew then of your talent. Also…. want you to know I wore Heidi’s tee shirt yesterday. It is still around, a little faded but loved all the same.
    Carole

  5. Brenda says

    Wow!!! This card is amazing! I am loving the strawberry tea pot and love that you made it an easel card too. You did an amazing job on this card. Thanks for joining us again at BBTB2, your projects are amazing and I love looking at them. ;-)

  6. says

    I think this has got to be one of the most adorable cards I’ve ever seen. Well done! Isn’t it just amazing the places you can find inspiration for a card? Thanks so much for sharing with us at BBTB2.

  7. says

    Oh my gosh, this is amazing!!! I love everything about your card. Truly it is super-fantastic! I hope you are thrilled because I am completely blown away by how wonderful this is!!! Thank you for sharing it with us at BBTB2!!! WOW.

  8. Julia Moss says

    Wow, I’m blown away! Fantastic job with this challenge. I love the strawberry teapot and it’s a perfect easel card. I love all the intricate details right down to the little tag with the strawberry on it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at BBTB2.

  9. says

    Such a stunning card, I love the way you used the strawberry as the teapot, it’s so unique. All of the extra details are just amazing!

  10. says

    Wow – such a lovely and special card! Thanks for sharing all the details. It’s beautiful and so clever. Your coordinating tea towels are wonderful too.

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