PRODUCT REVIEW: Illustrations & Cliparts – Mad Hatter Tea Party Elements from Cupcake Cuties at MyGrafico

PRODUCT REVIEW: Illustrations & Cliparts –
Mad Hatter Tea Party Elements

Where to Buy:
Cupcake Cuties at MyGrafico

Tasters/Crafters Review:

I’m so happy the owner of MyGraficO is a tea drinker!

Here is one of the recent TEA RELATED Clip Art Sets she gave us to work with.  I have been a fan of Designs by Cupcake Cuties for a while and haven’t worked with too many of her clip art sets yet – compared to the other Digi Stamp Sets over at MyGrafico – so I was super excited to work with this one!

MY PROJECT:

This is the outside of my project using an image from this set.  I have done many of these little tea bag holder books or envelops in the past and thought this image would fit nicely on the front of another one.  Not only is the set tea related but as  you can see it’s Alice In Wonderland Themed!

All I did was use cardstock, various paper scraps, and I had some adhesive fabric I used on the side (the brown strip on the right with white dots).  I LOVED that the clip art image already said DRINK ME.  I didn’t have to any anything.

And here’s the inside of the envelop or book.  It has a little pocket for an individually wrapped tea bag of  your choice.

I decided to use one from Yogi Tea called Hibiscus Paradise.  No real reason…it was just something I had on hand and close by.

You can also decorate the inside more but I left this one blank.  You could also write on the inside if you wish.  I will probably do that down the road before sending it out in a swap.  It’s really easy to do these little holders and there are various templates online or you could easily come up with your own.

You will probably see many more of these from me.  I enjoy making them because they are quick and easy and with all of the tea swaps I do they are fun to send to people too!  It’s was even more fun to use this clip art on my project, too!  It did shave off a few minutes of creating time with the sentiment already in place.  I like to print up a few sheets of these to have on hand – ready to cut – at any moment!  If you would like to purchase this set it’s only $4 and available HERE.  You will receive all 20 clip art images pictured at the top of this review!  This set is a STEAL for any TEA LOVER, Crafter, and/or Alice In Wonderland Fan!

 

 

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Alice Patchwork from Tainted Sweets & MyGrafico

Designer:  Tainted Sweets

Where to Buy:  MyGrafico

Product Description:

Alice in Wonderland Patchwork!
Nine seperate 8×8 cute and colorful Alice in Wonderland squares!
Great for quilts, wall art, glass blocks and so much more!

Artist’s Review:

When I received this Alice Patchwork set created by Tainted Sweets, I was thrilled!  I love Alice in Wonderland, and this was such an adorable interpretation.

After giving it some thought, I knew just what I wanted to do!  I decided to make a greeting card set with them.  The graphics are large (8×8), so, I had to adjust the size on them.  I used the image of the Mad Hatter, The Dormouse, and the Teapot/Teacups for a set of three.

I printed the adjusted squares onto cardstock which I then cut out.  I ran my Krylon Gold Leafing pen around the edges of the square, and then I layered the square onto some coordinating scrapbook paper that I had on hand.  I used some foam mounting tape for the printed images to give the card a little dimension, and added a few rhinestones to each card for some sparkle.

These were a lot of fun to make, and I really like how they turned out.  I will be sending these out to some on-line Tea Friends, but, I think a full set (using all 9 images!) would make a great gift for someone special!

MyGrafico is a great website – loaded with tons of images.  Check them out for your next artsy project!

PRODUCT REVIEW: Fresh Brewed Designs Steamy Romance Digital Stamp

Click on photo to be directly linked to the page where this digital stamp can be found. It is located about half-way down the page.

Product:

Steamy Romance Digital Stamp

Designer:

Heather Dennis

Where to Buy:

Fresh Brewed Designs

Artist’s Review:

Well, now that I have tried using digital stamps, I’m really loving it.  They’re not only simple to use and much easier to store than rubber stamps, they’re also quite economical!  This lovely image is just $3.00!

About my project:  This is a very simple card, using some left over scrapbook paper (over the years, I’ve amassed a LOT of paper).  The kraft cardstock is made from recycled paper and I acquired it from my favorite art supply store, Collage!

I printed the image on pink vellum and then colored in the image using colored pencils.  It’s hard to see in the image, but I also added a few tiny heart-shaped rhinestones to embellish the card a little bit.

It’s a pretty simple design but I’m happy with it.  I hope that my SweeTea likes it too!

This was an incredibly fun digital stamp from Freshly Brewed Designs!  Perfect for Valentine’s Day, or for any occasion when you want to celebrate your love of tea (or… coffee, I guess).  Even if you’re an “old-school” artist/crafter like me, I think you’ll find that you can easily incorporate digital stamps into your repertoire.  They’re so versatile and simple to use, once you’ve tried them, you’ll probably wonder “what took me so long?”  I know I did!

PRODUCT REVIEW: Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Tea-riffic Digital Stamps

About the picture to the left: This is a Valentine Card that I made for a Valentine Card Swap in which I’m participating.  It includes a top pocket so I can include a package of tea for the recipient.  I used the Tea-riffic Digital Stamps from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff to create this card.  (Please see inside of the card below)

Where to Buy:  Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff on Shop Handmade

Product Description:

you get 9 teariffic digital stamps in this set perfect for tea parties or just beacuse, you have animated sugar cubes, 2 tea cups, 2 pretty flourishes and more whimsical deisgns! As a bonus you get a printable tea bag envelope template and SVG file to cut with your Cricut!

Artist’s Review:

OK, I have to be honest, when it comes to art, I’m totally “old-school.”  Before today, I have never used digital stamps, so this is all very new to me.  I don’t know if I’m even using them right!  haha!

inside view of the card

That being said, it was a lot of fun – and SO EASY – to use these digital stamps from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff!  And now that I have gotten a taste for using digital stamps, I do think I am going to utilize them more in my art work.  It is a lot easier to keep them (no bulky wood blocks cluttering up the art studio!) and as long as I have ink in the printer, I’m good to go!

I printed these on pink vellum because I thought it would work best with my color scheme, and I adhered the vellum to the scrapbook paper using vellum tape.  I have learned from experience that you should definitely use vellum tape when you’re adhering vellum, unless you like that “tape can be seen through the vellum” look.

The scrapbook paper I used was from g-c-d studios (item #205 – Rose Circles) and I selected this particular pattern because it was a simple, small pattern that would work well with the teacup.  I felt that a more complicated design (or larger design) would have not been as adaptable to the teacup shaped card.

I am very happy with the way these turned out, and these “Tea-riffic” digital stamps are something that I can use again and again – not just for this particular occasion.  There are several very cute designs with this set too, not just the teabag tag and sentiment that I used.  There is even a Teabag holder with this set that I intend on using at some point in the future to send out teabags to friends.

I hope you’ll have as much fun with these as I did!

PRODUCT REVIEW: Priscilla Styles Digital Stamps and Membership Celebration!

About the picture to the left…this is an Afternoon Tea Party Table Tent I made using one of the Digital Stamps over at Priscilla Styles!

Where To Buy:
Priscilla Styles Store

Product Description:

It features “priscillastyles” kits and my “Dabbling with Digi’s” digital stamp images. More items will be added, so check back often. I will be posting and adding watermarked digis as I make them. They will be available for you to purchase and each item will have it’s own ‘add to cart’ button. All images are 300 dpi Jpeg files. After you have finished your ordering and have completed paypal, If you ordered my digital stamps, I will email your Jpeg files most likely within 24 hours if not sooner 🙂 If you have a specific email account you want it sent to, then leave a message for me in paypal, and I’ll send it there. If I do not hear from you, then they will be sent to the email address that is registered with paypal. Shippable items will be mailed out within a few days. Please contact me with any questions.

Product Review from TeaEqualsBliss:

First, I just need to start this review off by saying I think Priscilla is a wonderful person!  She’s very nice to chat with via email and is VERY helpful!  She does a wonderful job promoting herself and the Digi Stamp industry!

As a matter of fact…Priscilla Styles Shop is also has a Crafters Digital Art Center over at NING!  Right now they are celebrating 5,000 Members Strong!  All month long they will be doing projects, giveaways, tips/tricks, chatter, and more!  Swing by and check it out!  It’s FREE to join!  Here’s the link: http://priscillastyles.ning.com/group/500.

As far as Digital Stamps are concerned and how The SororiTEA Sisters are incorporating these and other Tea Related Crafts here on our website check out this post from last week.

I really like Priscilla Styles Digi Stamps because they have a nice selection of Tea and Coffee Related items.  HERE are two of them!  The one is what I used in my project above!  I decided to use that Digital Stamp for an Afternoon Tea Party Table Tent or Place Setting of sorts.  I also used one of her Sentiments.  I love using Digital Word Art or Sentiments because they look so much better than my handwriting (chicken-scratch!).  teahee.

I printed out her Digital Stamp on paper I was reusing – you can really use any paper – some crafters use watercolor paper or heavier card stock.  I use different things for different projects or sometimes just use what ever I have on hand.  I then colored in the image using Prisma Color Colored Pencils and Water Color Pencils.  In addition to Prisma Color I also have Reeves Water Color Pencils that I use from time to time.  I am getting more and more comfortable with both of these brands.

I usually use double sided tape or adhesive square to adhere my images to other paper surfaces…in this case more paper!  I used Cloud 9 Designs Paper for most of this project.

I manually folded the bottom in towards each other and taped those together to get this to stand up on its own.

I really like the vintage look of this Digital Stamp from Priscilla Styles.  I don’t really have too many Vintage Digi Stamps but I enjoyed working with it so I am sure I will be adding more to my collection soon.  It reminds me of my Grandmother’s Teacups and Saucers!!  Down the road I may share with you all the Teacup and Saucer that I have had since I was 5 when my Grandmother passed away.  It’s been in a safe place since then.  I treasure each item I have left to me by my Grandmother as she was VERY important to me!  Perhaps that is why I am enjoying Priscilla Styles Tea Related Digital Stamps so much!

If you are into Digi Stamps, Crafts, or TEA…you’ll HAVE to check out Priscilla’s Shop!  It’s a delight!

And remember crafters!!!  You can sign up over at their 5,000 Membership Celebration all month long!  And while you are surfing around looking for those Challenge Sites…don’t forget Priscilla Styles Challenges located HERE.

 

PRODUCT REVIEW: Vintage China Clipart Set from Zboooh Design Studio & MyGrafico

Product:

Romantic old fashion vintage china clip art set available in JPEG, PNG, and EPS Format.

Designer:

Zboooh Design Studio

Where To Buy:

MyGraficO

Direct Link to this product in their shop is located HERE

Product Description:

Romantic old fashion vintage china clip art set, ideal for crative paper craft for invitation cards or any other card designs. Retro pots ant teacups with original retro stylish decoration.

Format: EPS (editable with  Adobe Illustrator,  Corel Draw)

300dpi JPEG and 300dpi transparent PNG

Product Review from TeaEqualsBliss:

Anne and I are not only into tea and writing we are both into arts and crafts.  A couple of weeks ago we were chatting about a few new features to SororiTEA Sisters and we decided to include Tea Related Art and Crafting Supplies and Outlets within our Product Reviews!

We felt there was a lack of joining the two interests – Tea and Arts/Crafts – online and on other Tea Review Sites so we decided since we try and include anything and everything TEA here at SororiTEA Sisters we would incorporate them here from time to time.

I have been a fan of the designers over at MyGraficO for quite some time!  I have been and are on a few design teams and can’t get enough of their Digital Stamps, Clip Art, Digital Papers, etc.  Lately I have noticed that MyGraficO has one of the better selections of Tea Related Digital Arts & Craft Components online.  This made me VERY HAPPY!

As you can see from the images above I decided to make a card from this set!  I make at least 3 Handmade Cards a week and I’m always looking for Tea Clipart and Digital Stamps to incorporate in my projects!  I have been getting into some hybrid and altered paper projects as well and I’m sure I will blog about that down the road.  There are some really neat things you can do with these sets!  I have made Tea Swap Envelopes, Packages, Storage Containers, Album Title Pages, Altered Boxes and Tins, the list goes on and on!

Anyways, I hope you like my first card.  And I hope you take a moment to visit MyGraficO!  There are TONS of things on that site!  The Designers are great and the shop owner is even a TEA FAN herself!

If you would like to read more about Digital Stamps – what they are – and how to use them – take a look at this article!

Stay tuned to SororiTEA Sisters for more Tea Related Arts and Crafts along with more Tea Product Reviews!

 

 

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