Posts Tagged "teapot"


For this week’s Inspiration Site at SplitcoastStampers, Audrie showed us Floral Arrangements by Gloria Stagmer. I can’t hide my excitement with this site, I just love florals! I could look at this site for days on end and not run out of creative juices! When I saw this teapot filled with flowers, I thought I’d dig up Gem’s Cottage teapot template and give it a “fresh” look (for those who have a cutting machine, we have the cutting file here).  This little teapot is also my entry at Scor-Pal’s More Than One Score Challenge #36 – Interactive Project.

This is a pretty simple template with just two pieces. I cut the template pieces from pink cardstock (Recollections), and scored it following the instructions (now you see how beat-up my Scor-Pal is, it’s because it’s about 10 years old, but it still works and I use it all the time, LOL!). 2017-Apr-12c

After scoring both pieces, the edges and score lines were sponged with Ranger inks in Sepia. The design area (template is also included) was cut from The Rustic Stack by DCWV, with edges and score lines sponged like the teapot base. I decorated the part that forms the “lid” with flowers that mimic the designer paper: flowers were punched from a scrap of pink cardstock and edges were sponged with brick red, centers were punched from scraps of yellow cardstock, and the stamen is from Recollections. The stems and leaves were punched and cut from Lily Pond cardstock (Bazzill Basics). 2017-Apr-12d

I like how this turned out, and of course, I had to do it on the other side, too!


Since it is a tea caddy, it is filled with… my favorite tea, of course!


Thank you for looking!



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“Hi, Doris, my daughter has a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday and I might not be on time to pick up my son, can you please pick him up on that day?”
“Ummm, Joyce, did Jerry bring home a copy of the Math homework? Can you please e-mail it to me? Thanks!”
“OMG, I forgot that it’s minimum day today! Is Matthew with you? Oh, thank goodness! I’m on my way to pick him up!”
“Can you please check if Audrey has the notes for their Science test?”
“Do you have a copy of the study guide for Social Studies? William forgot to bring it home.”

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This card was inspired by the Tuesday Teapotters at Splitcoaststampers, and by Cindy(Mothermark) who makes cards based on her teapot collection. The teapotters make cards and send them to someone who needs cheering up, and for this week, our cards are going to Janet in Texas.

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Cup of Blessings

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects in General, Projects


This teapot is the second project I’m doing for the Dare to Get Dirty week at SplicoastStampers. It’s my first time to participate and I noticed that THE challenge, on top of the numerous challenges, is to combine as many challenges as you can on one project – sounds really challenging, right? LOL! My first project combined (a measly) two challenges in one project, but this teapot project combined five challenges – yes! I’m getting the hang of it, LOL!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s been four days since our clocks were adjusted 1 hour early, but our whole family is still adjusting. I got up 30 minutes late, so I did a mad dash  to get the kids off to school (who also got up late, were groggy and went around with dazed looks, LOL).  It’s a good thing they already lay out their clothes before going to bed, so I did not have to remind them to wear something green. One DD wore a green blouse, the other wore a green sweater, DS had his green sweats, and of course, my dear hubby topped them all by wearing a hunter green shirt and jacket. I just looked at myself and realized that I’m not wearing anything green at all… wait… aha! the green leaves on my bedroom slippers count, right? Okay, no pinching!

Here is my next project, a coffee pot!

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After being almost late for last week’s DU2DS Challenge, I’m kind of early this week, LOL! Well, that’s because my mind is still on teapots (check my April 30th post), and how to decorate them. The sketch provided at DU2DS put me in high gear right away, and I’m pretty happy with how this project turned out.  We (that means DH and I) haven’t released this template on Gem’s Cottage yet, as we had some setbacks. Hopefully, it will be up by Monday. Sooo, back to this project, I used Squareweave Chocolate from The Paper Company for the teapot base, Truffle cardstock from Bazzil (medium brown), cream dotted paper and ribbon from my stash. The coffee cup image is one I made myself (if you are interested to have it, ask and it shall be given ;-),  post a comment  and I will e-mail it to you), colored with Prismas and blended with… baby oil! “Coffee break” is printed using the font BlizzardD. I’m planning to fill up this pot with several single-serve coffee packets, sugar and creamer for my DD’s teacher(s). For those who don’t drink coffee, I’ll fill the teapot (decorated like the pink one in my previous blog entry) with tea and honey instead.

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The challenge for DU2DS this week is “Things with Wings“, and since I was working on a teapot template this past week, I thought that I might as well incorporate it into the challenge. This project was easy to make once I had the template down (this template will be one of the new releases in my site, Gem’s Cottage,  tomorrow!). Pink card stock for the main teapot base is from The Paper Company, Tinted Dawn; the patterned paper (I just love it!) is from Making Memories, Noteworthy Audrey; pink flowers with brads from Making Memories; blue butterflies are from Simple Sampler, recolored with Prisma Color Pencils and glittered. So if it was easy, what took me so long?  Well, I actually started with a different colored cardstock (a lovely shade of purple), put some flowers and the butterflies – it didn’t work, so set it aside. Next day, undid the flowers and butterflies, tore off the background paper, put different paper, etc, etc – still didn’t work.  The next day, same thing, until I told myself: stop working on it and choose another color scheme instead! This pink one was done in less than an hour! *Sigh* Some days, I really can’t get purple right, LOL! Here’s how the final purple teapot looks like – I think it’s okay – but I’m still not that happy with it!


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