I have really been thinking a lot about….stopping and taking time to enjoy life. Then I go to my laptop and work on this blog and this card comes up. I thought, that’s perfect!!! It seems these days, we all get caught up in the craziness that is life but sometimes we need to say No when asked to do just one more task or attend an event. We need to say Yes to relaxing with family, playing with the children, or going on a walk to enjoy the beautiful weather and smell the flowers. It is those things that you said Yes too that will make you happier and more relaxed. We can’t do it all and we shouldn’t try to do it all. I have learned that if I can’t attend an event, I simply send a hand-stamped card (and a gift when applicable) wishing them my best. I do care for that person and would love to celebrate with them but again, we can’t do it all….but there’s always time for Tea! Okay back to stamping…just a few thoughts from me! 🙂
For this card, I started with a Whisper White card base and added a piece of the Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ to a piece of Watermelon Wonder (4″ x 5-1/4″). Believe it or not that was all layered with Snail adhesive and not Stampin’ Dimensionals! 🙂 Then I stamped the cups from the A Nice Cuppa Stamp Set in Watermelon Wonder onto Whisper White and cut it out…..life real fussy cutting. It wasn’t hard at all since it doesn’t have a ton of detail. Of course I did not cut out the inside of the handles. I added the cups to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! The little heart and tea bag were stamped in Basic Gray. I fussy cut the heart but the tea bag does have a coordinating Framelit Set – Cups and Kettles (no longer available). I added the heart and tea bag to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well. I kept thinking the card needed a little something more but when I held it up to the card it was too much. What do you think? Lace Trim? Pearls? Perfect as is? Let me know in the comments below!
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