Sunday, 26 June 2022

Hello, lets hang out!

Good afternoon Teatimers,

I'm back with another Hello card today. This little cutie has been making a call as he just wants to hang out with his bestie!

To start I stamped my images from the Lets Chat stamp set and coloured using my Ohuhu Markers (colours listed below in order of lightest to darkest)

Bear - E280, YR30, E440

Telephone - RV260, RV270, R12 - CG020, CG050, NG03, CG070,  NG06, NG07 

To create my background I cut the Flirty Flowers Cover Plate from white card and backed with pink to show through the cut outs. This was then matted onto a slightly larger panel of black card.

I die cut the Hello from the Hey, Hello, Hi Die set twice from white card and once from black stacking together for dimension. I then cut the backing die from vellum to just give it that lift away from the background. The Lets hang out sentiment is from the Brighter Days Sentiments.

I added my sentime about a 3rd of the way down on the panel and placed my cute little phone and adorable Bear underneath, finishing off with a few enamel dots.

The whole panel was added to a 5x7 card blank trimed down to size.

Thank you for joining me here on the blog today,  don't forget you can use my code T4TLYNDSEY10 for 10% off your order in store.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend 

Lyndsey x

Friday, 24 June 2022

Kitty Hugs

Hello and happy Friday! DT Annalisa here. For my weekly project, I am sharing a kitty hugs card using some items from the new release and some older ones. It is always good to use crafting supplies you haven't shown some love to in a while.

I did some ink blending over the heart inserts of the Heart Grid Masking stencil with Spun Sugar and Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxides and my Beautiful Blender Brushes. I added some white splatter with a paintbrush and some white acrylic paint. I trimmed the panel down to 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches and glued it down to a card base of the same size.

I ink blended Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide onto white cardstock and then used the Hugs Stitched Sentiment Die. I cut the outline of the die into some vellum paper and then used liquid glue to adhere the letters to it.

I stamped, coloured (with Copics), die-cut elements from the Kitty CapersPurrfect Day and Home Is Where The Heart Is stamp sets. The small heart stamp is from Hogs & Kisses, the heart die cuts are the pieces that were die-cut out of the Flirty Flowers Cover Die. I coloured some of them in BG10. I used the Cloud Dies on some vellum paper. 

To assemble the card, I used a combination of liquid glue and foam tape for some added dimension. I finished up the card with some Sweet Summer Designer Enamel Dots.

Thank you so much for reading my blog post, you can use my discount code T4TANNALISA10 when you visit the Time For Tea Designs shop to get 10% off your order.

Using Pattern Paper for Backgrounds - Hey there critters


Hi friends,

Welcome back to the T4TD blog! I hope you loved the warm weather in the last week! It's Miki here and today I'm back with a new card using pattern paper. I love the new pads released in May so I had to come up with some ideas on how to use them. Stay tuned for another design coming next week!

For today's card I started by picking one of the Gorgeous Gingham designs and cut it to 3.25" x 4.5". I then glued it on top of an A2 card base. 

Next, I used the smaller frame in the Smile Inverted Scallop Frame Dies, cut it from white cardstock twice and glued them together for some dimension. I then cut the cloudy design from the Pawsome Rainbows pad and attached it to the back of my white frames. Pattern paper is perfect for quick and easy backgrounds!

I then used one of the negatives from the frame and cut a while hill using the Landscape Edge Dies and attached it on top of the clouds. When my framed background was complete I glued it on my card panel.

For the critters I used the Hey There Critters stamp set. I coloured them in using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, added some white highlights and used the matching dies to cut them out. I wanted this to represent a summer scene so I arranged them on top of my frame using some foam tape. For the sentiment I used the Bonjour greeting from the same stamp set and white embossed it on black cardstock. I cut it using the matching dies and attached it to my card. 

I hope you like today's card, it's making me think of going for a picnic hehe! 

You can get 10% off on the website by using the T4TMIKI10 discount code. 

See you soon!


Thursday, 23 June 2022

Interactive Shaker Card


Hello friends!  It's Amanda back with another fun project using items from the NEWEST RELEASE!  

Today, I'm sharing how I have created this interactive shaker card!
First, I'm starting with a piece of teal cardstock cut down to 4" x 5.25".  Next, I'm going to blend All That Jazz Ink through the Flirty Flowers Stencil.  Once I've removed the stencil, I'm also going to blend the ink on the edges.

For my shaker, I'm going to cut a few circles.  I'm layering 2 circles to create a circle border out of a lighter yellow.  I'm also cutting out an orange circle and using the Tiger Stripes Stencil on it.  Lastly, I'm cutting a piece of acetate with the larger circle.

I'm stamping out my images from the Hey There Critters Stamp Set and the "hello" sentiment from the Let's Chat Stamp Set.  I've also grabbed another sentiment from the Brighter Days Sentiment Cards.  I'm coloring my images with Copic markers and then will die cut them with the coordinating dies.

Now, I'm ready to assemble my shaker element using 3D foam tape and some sequins.

Once my shaker is ready, I'm going to wrap some twine around my card front and then adhere my shaker, stamped images, and sentiments to my card front using 3D foam squares.

Now, I can attach my card front to an A2 sized card base!

That's it for me today!
Don't forget, you can use code T4TAMANDA10 to get 10% off your purchase!
Until next week.... Xx, Amanda 

Wednesday, 22 June 2022


Hey Tea-timers....

DT Ashlee here with you today with some new T4T inspiration for you all!!

This card is to say hey, these types of cards are always so handy to have in the card stash because you don't need an exact occasion to send them. Write a little note and send to a friend because everyone loves a handmade happy mail right?!


Time for tea products used to make this card are : 

To create this card I started with a nice teal blue cardstock that I die cut the A2 Stitched hearts coverplate from. I then die cut a bunch of the little x's & o's (included in the coverplate die set) from a dark grey cardstock and adhered them with liquid glue in to each stitched love heart!!

The inner frame I die cut from a light grey cardstock and adhered to the centre of the background using foam tape. The hey sentiment I die cut from some of the same cardstock colours I had used on the card base and I also adhered that with foam tape so it pops up off the card...

Time to add some cuties!! The telephone and bear were stamped, die cut, coloured and finished off with a touch of white pen before adding to the card creating a fun little phone scene!!

To complete the card I of course added a tiny touch of sequins because I just can't help myself, I just have to add a bit of sequin bling hehe!!

I hope you all enjoy this new card and maybe it gets you inspired to create a card to send just because...
Happy crafting, hugs Ashlee.

(Want to do some shopping at the T4T store? You can use my code T4TASHLEE10 for discount)

Monday, 20 June 2022

You Had Me At Meow... Twice!

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog. I absolutely love big sentiment dies especially when I am in a time crunch and need to make several cards. I wanted to show how you can make two cards using the negative and positive space of the cutout sentiment. 

Sets used:

I cut out 3 card panels using the larges die from the Autumn Scene Cover Plate die set. For my sentiment, I wanted to use a blue blend and first blended Salvaged Patina over the panel. I then took the Tiger Stripes stencil and blended Peacock Feathers. I placed the sentiment die in the middle of the panel and cut out  the sentiment. 

For my background, I blended Tattered Rose over both panels. I then took the Pawsome Prints stencil and blended Worn Lipstick and Saltwater Taffy.

To line up the letters in my sentiment, I took the negative piece and placed it over one of the panels. I used that along with liquid adhesive to help me glue down each letter to make sure they were even.

You can always leave the card as is with just the sentiment but I decided to add two cats since the images are so adorable. I stamped out the two cats from the Kitty Capers set and used the following Copic colors:
N0, N1. N2. N3. N4. N5. and N6. 

I die cut them out using the coordinating dies and used liquid adhesive to adhere it onto the card panel.

For my second card, I took the negative piece and splattered white water color over it to give it some interest. I then adhered it directly onto my second card panel with liquid adhesive. I made sure to save the little pieces that are cutout inside the letters and adhered them onto the panel as well.

I wanted to add 2 more images onto this card and stamped out an image from the Kitty Capers set and one from the Purrfect Day stamp set and used YR00, YR02, YR12, YR14, and. YR16 to color them. I die cut them out using the coordinating dies and adhered them onto the panel with liquid adhesive.

I wanted to make this card just a little bit different from the first card so I added a sentiment from the Let's Chat Clear stamp set that I heat embossed onto red cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed my blog post for today. I love being able to use all elements from a die cut and making these two cards helps with using every single piece cut out. Time for Tea has lots of different sentiment dies that can be used for the same technique. Don't forget to use the code T4TRANDY10 for some savings on your next purchase. 

Sunday, 19 June 2022


Good afternoon Teatimers

Just calling to say a quick Hello! How cool is this retro phone die from the latest release? I absolutely remember my nan having one of these when I was younger and loved to play with the dial.

Taking a 6x6 card blank I die cut the largest of the Square Label Dies making sure the edge of my die when slightly past the fold of the card. I then took yellow patterned paper from the 6x6 Sweet Summer pad and cut out using the next die down.

I wanted a simple background design so that the funky yellow phone would stand out. Using the sentiments from the Hey There Critters stamp set and taking inspiration from a fellow DT colleague, I stamped a background of 'hellos' onto white card. I used the 3rd largest die from the set to cut out this layer.

I die cut the Retro Phone Builder Die from yellow card and added colour around the edges with Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade. I cut the dial out twice from white card (including the holes) and once from black card (without holes) adding the black to the back of the white pieces to give some dimension.

I used the HELLO from the Hey, Hi, Hello dies cut 3 times from white card and the background from black and added underneath the phone.

I love the way the striking yellow phone stands our against the simple black and white background.

Thank you for joining me here on the blog today. You can use my code T4TLYNDSEY10 for 10% off your order in store.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend 

Lyndsey x

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Happy Saturday Teatimer’s it's DT member Natalie here, have you have had a good week? It’s been so hot here in the UK this week so it had to be a bright sunny card for today's blog post. 
I used the Hey There Critters Stamp and Die set to create this fun scene at the park and combined it with the new Cloud Dies and the Hey, Hello, Hi Dies. I began by cutting out the largest of the Simple Slimline Nesting Dies to cut out my base and inked it up with some Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink to create my sky. I cut out another rectangle the same size and cut out some grass using the Landscape Edge Standalone Die. Then inking it up with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxides. As you can see below I also added some splatters of mowed lawn and added some tiny pink dots using a gelly roll pen.


For the clouds I used the new Cloud Dies, I love how fun they look. I cut mine out of white card and then layered it over velum for a softer feel. I had to trim these with my scissors but it was easy to do.

The cute critters are all coloured up with copic markers and finished up with some white and black gelly roll to add some final details. I added pops of colour too with the balloons and little bees. I managed to loose the little dot off the I in the mess of my desk too. Please tell me its not just me lol! So I used a little bee for that and I think it was a happy accident! 
I love how bright and colourful it turned out. You can find all the products in the Time for Tea Shop and get 10% off any orders using code T4TNATALIE10. 

Friday, 17 June 2022

Welcome To Your New Home


Hello and happy Friday, DT Annalisa here. Moving has got to be one of the most stressful things to do. This card is for someone who has just moved to help bring them joy after a long day of unpacking.

To start, I ink blended on some Salvaged Patina Distress Ink to an A6 (4 1/8 inch by 5 13/16 inch) card base through the Flirty Flowers Stencil with my aqua Beautiful Blender Brush. I removed the stencil and lightly blended the ink left on my brush on the card base to avoid stark white areas. I then added some ink splatter. 

Next, I die-cut the Stitched Window Cover Die (Sized to fit an A6 EU-sized card base) and glued it to the stencilled card base. I stamped the critters and elements from the Home Is Where The Heart Is Clear Stamp Set and used the coordinating dies. I also stamped the kitty with a coffee from the CafĂ© Critters and die-cut her with the coordinating dies. I coloured everything with Copic markers and added white Gelly Roll Pen accents.

I stamped the sentiment in the top right-hand square using Versafine Onyx Black and then used liquid glue or 3D foam tape to adhere the elements to the card to finish it up.

Thank you so much for reading my blog post, you can use my discount code T4TANNALISA10 when you visit the Time For Tea Designs shop to get 10% off your order.

Thursday, 16 June 2022

Congrats Smarty Cat!


Happy Thursday, Tea Timers!  It's Amanda back with another fun project using items from the NEW RELEASE!  

Today, I'm sharing this Congrats card I made altering the Stitched Window Cover Die.  Don't you just love when a die is versatile and can be used many ways?!

For this card, I needed 2 larger windows instead of 1 large window and 4 smaller windows.  I simply cut out the small strip dividing 2 of the smaller windows!
I've also grabbed my favorite Tiled Wall Stencil to create my background.

The images I have stamped are from the Purrfect Day Stamp Set. I've colored them with Copic markers and will die cut them using the coordinating dies!

To create dimension, I've propped up my window frame with 3D foam tape.  I've also propped up my images and sentiments with 3D foam squares.

That's it for me today!
Don't forget, you can use code T4TAMANDA10 to get 10% off your purchase!
Until next week.... Xx, Amanda 

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

New home....!!

 Hey Tea timers...

It's DT Ashlee here today.  How are you all going, are you getting in lots of crafty time?

I've been having a blast getting creative with the newest T4T release, it's all so super duper cute!!

For today's card I made one to celebrate a new home...

To create this card I started with a white cardstock base that I did some stencilling on with the Pawsome prints stencil and Hickory smoke distress oxide ink. 

I then die cut the Stitched window cover die from grey cardstock and adhered using foam tape over the stencilled base. I thought it would be fun to add in some windows so I added window frames and curtains from the Purrfect day scene builder die. 

The new home sentiment was die cut from black and grey cardstock and adhered with foam tape to the centre windows of the cover die cut. Now it was time for cute images from Home is where the heart is and Purrfect day stamp sets. All coloured using Copic markers and die cut with the co-ordinating dies.  

To finish off the card I added a touch of pretty sequins for a little bit of bling!!

What do you think of this card? I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it...
Until my next post, happy crafting. Hugs Ashlee. 

If you would like to do any shopping at the T4T store you can use my code T4TASHLEE10

Video: Sentiment Die Shaker Card

Hi, Friends! Lauren here and I'm back with a new video tutorial on YouTube! One of my favorite ways to use the new large sentiment dies is as a shaker window. In today's video, we're going to create a fun, stenciled background, die cut it with a sentiment die and then turn that panel into a large shaker. Of course we'll have some cute stamped images to bring some fun to the card - especially the inside!

If shaker cards are not your favorite, or maybe you don't have all of the supplies, this can be easily made into a regular panel card. Just glue the die cut panel to your card base instead of popping it up to be a shaker!

Click the image below to start the video and make sure to leave a comment if you have any questions!

Here is a quick list of the Time For Tea Designs supplies I used and make sure to enter my code T4TLAUREN10 at checkout for 10% off your order!

Thanks for joining me today and see you next month!

XO. Lauren

Find me on my social media here!

Monday, 13 June 2022

Love Is... Sharing Your Popcorn

Welcome back to the blog everyone and Happy Monday! I am showcasing the new Popping Popcorn Stencil and utilizing it to create a fun and cute date night card.

This is a very quick and easy card and I used the following products:

I first wanted to create my popcorn bag so I could measure where I wanted to blend my bundle of popcorn. To create the bag, I took a square piece of yardstick and cut it diagonally on either side. I then took a zigzag die that I had in my stash and cut off the top portion. I drew lines with a finalizer and used R21, R22, R24 to color the bag. 

I then cut out my card panel using the largest die from the Autumn Scene Cover Plate die set. I then took the popcorn bag and placed it near the bottom of the card. I used a pencil to mark where the bag was going to be so I could start working on my bundle of popcorn. I took the Popping Popcorn stencil and blended Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard seed and blended the popcorn, having them overlap each other. I then decided to blend the same colors with the stencil above and around the bundle so it looks like the popcorn is falling.

I took the finalizer and decided to outline a few of the popcorn to make them pop. I then took the Hello die from the Hey, Hello, Hi die set and cut it out from teal yardstick. I decided to heat emboss the sentiment onto pink cardstock to have it stand out a bit. 

The last element I wanted to add to the card are the little tickets that I stamped out from the Movie Night set onto some bright blue cardstock. I die cut them out using the coordinating dies and placed them around the card.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and love the Popping Popcorn stencil as much as I do. Don't forget to use the code T4TRANDY10 for some savings on your next purchase.

Saturday, 11 June 2022

Sending Love!

My card this week really did not turn out as planned but I love how it now, looks like a night sky full of stars. I wanted to create a card for Jo and Ant after the sudden loss of their beautiful kitty Rosie. It's so hard loosing a fur baby and I wanted them to know we were thinking of them. 
My plan originally was to have a plain white background with the paw prints but I really struggle with CAS cards and wast loving the look. So I created the base by cutting out the largest rectangle from the Layering Dies Metric Sized  and layered on the paw prints cut out with the Pawsome Dies
For the rainbow I used the Rainbow Mini Shaker Die and cut it out of coloured card and added clouds using the coordinating die from the Storm's Don't Last Forever Clear Stamp set. The cute kitty is from the Puurfect Day Stamp set and coloured up with Copic Markers. 
It was at this point I realised I really didn't like the plain white background so tried water colouring in blue around the paw prints but that wasn't working either. So i grabbed my trusty Distress Oxides and began blending with a range of blues and adding black soot around the edges to darken them up. 
I added some splatters of gold paint and stars using white gelly pen and adhered my rainbow and kitty finishing it up with some clear sequins and a black frame using the A2 Nesting Dies
That was my card finished up for today, I hope you like it. You can find all the products I used in the Time for Tea Shop and get 10% off orders using code T4TNATALIE10 . 
Have a great weekend!


Friday, 10 June 2022

Just Called to Say Meow


Hello and happy Friday tea-timers! DT Annalisa here sharing a cute kitty card featuring the Retro Phone Builder Dies and the You Had Me At Meow Sentiment Dies. You could colour this giant retro phone in different Distress Oxide or Ink colours or even use patterned paper for a variety of cards.

For the background, I used my Aqua Beautiful Blender Brush to apply some Speckled Egg Distress Oxide to the Tiger Stripes 6 x6" Stencil to a 5 1/2 inch by 4 1/4 panel of Distress White Heavy cardstock by Ranger. I then sprayed Shimmer Spray in Silver Sparkle onto this panel and set it aside to dry. I also ink blended Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide onto a 1 1/4 inch by 5 1/2 inch piece of white card stock and then added some water splatter.

Once everything was dry, I glued the grey portion to the stencilled panel and then onto an A2 card base.

I stamped and coloured the kitty and mouse from the Hey There Critters Clear Stamp Set with Copic markers. I then die-cut them out with the coordinating die set.

I die-cut the phone elements and ink blended on Abandoned Coral and Saltwater Taffy for the phone receiver and dial area. I used Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers on the phone base. I used the same colours to ink-blend the 'meow' sentiment from the You Had Me At Meow Sentiment Dies. For the phone cord and behind the dial circle, I used Squeezed Lemonade. 

For the table, I used Weathered Wood for the table top and Saltwater Taffy for the table legs that I cut from the Purrfect Day Scene Builder Dies.

I added white gel pen accents to the die-cut elements and critters and added them to the card using a mixture of liquid glue and foam tape. 

I stamped and die-cut the sentiment from the Let's Chat Clear Stamp Set and its' coordinating die set and added this to the card with foam tape.

Thank you so much for reading my blog post, you can use my discount code T4TANNALISA10 when you visit the Time For Tea Designs shop to get 10% off your order.


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