Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sneak Peek: Toni's Tea Set!

One of my favorite things to do is to go for afternoon tea with friends - when I was in San Jose last month I went for tea at "Lisa's Tea Treasures" with my good friends Lisa and Debbie. It was great! And whenever Alma has asked The Cat Pack for ideas for stamp sets, I have always suggested tea. What can I say? I drink several cups of Earl Grey every day; as an English girl, I think it's just in my blood :)

So I'm sure you can imagine how excited I was when Alma told us that there were some tea stamps coming up with this next release. I have had a blast playing with these sets (and the Divine Twine)...and when I saw that Alma had named one of the sets "Toni's Tea Set" - well, there is one very happy girl here in Colorado!! It is my tremendous pleasure to introduce you to Toni's Tea Set today...and don't forget to stop by Sony's blog - she's also going to have a sample made with this set for you today!


Zlatoena July 15, 2010 at 12:49 AM  

I love the second card!!! Maybe because you colored it so fresh :) and I totally love the buttons :)

Heather July 15, 2010 at 6:24 AM  

How cool that she named the set after you!! :) The cards you've made with them are adorable!

Linda (LSN on SCS) July 15, 2010 at 6:40 AM  

Both of these are simply Ahhhhhmazing! I love the soft pinks and patterned paper buttons on the one and the bright blue/green colors and layout on the other. Not to mention all the beautiful hand stitching! Beautiful!!!


Jackie Pedro July 15, 2010 at 8:13 AM  

Such cute cards, Toni! How exciting to have a stamp set named for you!!!

Jamie N. July 15, 2010 at 8:21 AM  

Oh wow. I love the completely different takes & feels of both cards. But the paper pieced one is just darling...

Lori Cl July 15, 2010 at 8:25 AM  

The sentiments are perfect for making cards for a dear friend. Your cards are lovely.

Laura {aka scrapaddict} July 15, 2010 at 8:44 AM  

This is so cute, and love how you used the twine!!

Kathi July 15, 2010 at 8:45 AM  

The cards are both fabulous.

Congrats on having a such a great stamp set named for you.

Patti July 15, 2010 at 9:00 AM  

These are as cute as you!!! How fun is that to have them named after you! Gorgeous work as always my friend!

Jody July 15, 2010 at 9:38 AM  

Great cards & I love that twine!

Ida July 15, 2010 at 9:39 AM  

Great cards. My favorite is the Pink card. It just looks so cheery.

Crafty Math Chick July 15, 2010 at 9:43 AM  

How exciting - to have a stamp set NAMED after you! Such a pretty card. You know, I have never tried Earl Grey tea, my favorite is Jasmine.

Rose July 15, 2010 at 10:02 AM  

Both cards are awesome, the colors and all the details are just perfect. Makes me want a cup of my favorite tea!

Alice July 15, 2010 at 10:57 AM  

How neat is it that Alma named a set after you? My husband and I both drink tea, so I am glad that you kept suggesting a tea stamp set.

Linda July 15, 2010 at 11:10 AM  

i love tea!! Cute cards!

Linda July 15, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

I love both card! And congrats to you for finally getting your wish!

Monkichi July 15, 2010 at 11:29 AM  

What a cute set! I love the paper-pieced teacup!

texasjodylynn July 15, 2010 at 11:46 AM  

Great cards! I Love that you stitched with the twine.

Tracy July 15, 2010 at 12:13 PM  

Persistence pays off. This set looks adorable. Love your cards Toni!!


Lisa July 15, 2010 at 12:17 PM  

So when can we start buying the stamps?


Jessica July 15, 2010 at 12:51 PM  

Great set, I have been in love with anything tea related myself lately, I love your coloring as well!

Cheryl B. July 15, 2010 at 1:45 PM  

Your use of the twine in the first card is divine. Great set, grwat cards

Sassy July 15, 2010 at 2:18 PM  

The color combo used with both cards is NICE! Love this set!

Lea L. July 15, 2010 at 3:25 PM  

I am loving what I see here! Your cards are gorgeous, and I just love those sweet tea images!! The citrus slice is such a cute touch!


Darsana July 15, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

This set is so relaxing I just want to curl up with one (or both) of these cards and a good book and I love the little tea bag and lemon accents.

Mary (Happy Now) July 15, 2010 at 3:57 PM  


upcdaze July 15, 2010 at 5:21 PM  

Congratulations on a stamp being named for you. Very cute card!

Linda July 15, 2010 at 5:51 PM  

Beautiful cards Toni! And congrats on having a stamp set named for you! I hope you are enjoying your summer.

joanna July 15, 2010 at 6:31 PM  

So...glad that you convinced alma to make this set. I am on board 110%.
Thanks for the beautiful creation too.

Lori July 15, 2010 at 10:37 PM  

Very sweet! TFS!!!!

Lori - the paisley turtle

Maureen July 15, 2010 at 10:46 PM  

These cards are both totally fabulous! I'm glad you got your tea set and it's actually named after you - too cool! LOVE what you've done with the twine - I really need to get some!

Brenda July 16, 2010 at 1:38 AM  

I am so glad you were so convincing! I love your card, the stitching makes this card extra special.

Shirl July 16, 2010 at 4:02 AM  

Ooh, I love both cards and what you did with the twine! Soo creative :)

Sandra July 16, 2010 at 7:14 AM  

Love the stitching - very nice!

Julie E July 16, 2010 at 9:58 AM  

Beautiful cards - such fun papers and great use of the twine!!!

jillconyers July 16, 2010 at 11:09 AM  

Toni's Tea Set...that is so cool! Beautiful cards and eye catching colors.

Lesley July 16, 2010 at 2:14 PM  

We're totally tea drinkers in my house, so I love this one!

Pattie July 16, 2010 at 8:56 PM  

love this stamp and love your color combo!

Rae C. July 17, 2010 at 10:07 AM  

The stamps keep getting cuter and cuter--and I'm so hooked on that twine too!

Patty July 17, 2010 at 11:42 PM  

Both your card are super... love the paper piecing a lot!!!

catnap July 18, 2010 at 11:51 PM  

Love anything to do with tea - I drink it every day. And your skill at combining all those details of pattern and embellishments so it all works - wow. I love these cards!

Angela July 19, 2010 at 6:33 AM  

Wow, what a fun way to use the twine! Love those buttons too!

Joyce Cee July 19, 2010 at 6:44 PM  

I love the sewing with the twine, very original.

Julz July 19, 2010 at 7:00 PM  

That twine is great!