Friday, August 14, 2009

Cup of Life



I've secretly been wishing for coffee and tea images all dressed up in Verve style, so I was thrilled when I saw the new Cup of Life (tea) and Delightful & Delicious (coffee) sets. Some of the Divas, myself included, are showing peeks of these sets over on the Verve blog today, so be sure to head that way!

For my project, I made a gift set that includes a box to hold loose tea and a coordinating card. Here's a closer look at the box:



To make this, I dismantled a box I already had on hand, intending to use it as a template, but it pretty much ended up working out to be a variation of the 2-5-7-10 box (a tall, skinny box with the front and back pinched together at the top - follow the link for directions).


The card was so fun to make! Here's a closer look:



I made the tea cup using different Spellbinders dies. The bowl part of the cup is a partial circle, the pedestal is the very tip top of a Labels 4 die, and the handle is from the Flourish Accents Shapeabilities. The tea bag tag and the steam rising from the cup were made with images from Cup of Life.

The grand finale of all the Anni-VERVE-sary fun, Verve's official Release Party, is TONIGHT from 8-10 pm in the Verve Forum. We'll be revealing the full sets, showing more projects, chatting, and announcing the winners of all the giveaways we've been doing this week. It's sure to be a fun time - hope you can pop in!

In the meantime, have a fantastic Friday!



Stamps: Cup of Life (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Vintage Cream, Prismatics Medium Island Mist, K&Co "Charlotte" and "Roam" dp
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain Distress inks
Accessories: Spellbinders classic and scalloped circle and Labels 4 Nestabilities, Spellbinders flourish die, Papertrey buttons, May Arts burlap string, foam adhesive, Stampin' Up Top Note die, sewing machine, Martha Stewart doily lace border punch

21 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this !! Great use of Nesties to make the cup. The color combo is one of my favs. Just a wonderful project allaround!

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  2. This is beautiful! I think I may have to purchase my first Verve stamp set; I love coffee and tea images.

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  3. Gorgeous Amy! Your cards are always so stunning! :)

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  4. Love it! This will be my must have set! I love how you made the cup. I am so casing that! Love the vintage feel.

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  5. Oh Amy!, this is beautiful! I love everything about it and aren't you so very clever to make that gorgeous elegant tea cup. I bet we will be seeing lots of these in different variations in the very near future ;)
    I am looking forward to the new release!

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  6. Oh how clever you are!! I had to go back and look twice. What a fab set and you did a super job with it!
    --Hugs Becca

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  7. I absolutely LOVE this! I agree...you ARE clever, not to mention ULTRA talented!

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  8. I had to look twice too! OMGOSH...my wallet is crying right now-these sets are TOO awesome this month!!!

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  9. Amy, this set is just beautiful!! I am so lovin this!!!!!!

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  10. Wow! This is fabulous! I can't believe you created the tea pot yourself! What a gorgeous gift set! I'm so impressed.

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  11. Amy, this is so over-the-top fabulous! Love your teapot! A wonderful gift ensemble!

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  12. I love coffee and tea images. Your card and project are so pretty. Love the colors and dp used! tfs

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  13. What a creative way to make the tea cup! Such a pretty set!

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  14. Amy, these are gorgeous! Love the colors, patterned papers, stitching, everything!

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  15. These are stunning and you are one very talented lady! Thanks for sharing your creativity and giving so much inspiration.

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  16. WHAT A CREATIVE shabby chic look! really LOVE THIS AMY!!! YOU ROCK GF!!

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  17. Wow Amy this is a beautiful set! That cup and teabag you created are awesome! So creative!!

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  18. This is the cutest idea I have seen using the Nesties. Very creative and the colors are perfect too. Love it all!
    Joan

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  19. GORGEOUS!!!!Love the colors, patterned papers, stitching, everything!!!!Thanks for sharing your creativity and giving so much inspiration....
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    Reenee
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