Stella Projects, Cards & More Club

Good Monday morning. Last Friday evening at my Cards & More Club night, we made two cards and a sweet little tea bag dispenser using Close To My Heart's Stella papers. Check 'em out...

The cards shown are both die-cut cards from CTMH. The one on the left is a Colonial White die-cut card which is a nice long card, a little different from the traditional size. The one on the right is a White Daisy die-cut card which is the traditional 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch size. These are fun to cover with papers and stamp. So many possibilities! 

The Colonial White cards have this decoratively cut flap. I used two brads and some embroidery floss to create a closure.

The flap opens to this view, and then the whole card opens up completely. I think these Colonial White die-cut cards would make a great mini album when turned horizontally, don't you?

The White Daisy cards also have a decorative edge, and the bonus here is that the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge has the same cut, so you can easily cut a mat rather than tracing and cutting around the card.

This girl comes from the new Fashionista stamp set. I used markers and paper-piecing to achieve the different colors and layers you see here.

This cute little tea bag dispenser idea came to me from a fellow CTMH consultant, the super talented Vicki Wizniuk. Check out her dispenser using Florentine papers here. There are many sites where you can get the directions to make this, but I made some adjustments to some of the cutting and have provided those below if you'd like to make yours similar to mine.

Now, let me tell you: my Cards & More girls are sometimes a little feisty. We get a little dirty and start giggling and things just seem to snowball from there.  So when the group started brainstorming other ideas for this dispenser like Ghiradelli chocolates, it was just a matter of time before condoms were suggested. This, of course, led to discussions of stamped images to replace the tea-cup, but I'll leave that to your imagination and move on.

I cut three flowers from some of the Stella paper on the Art Philosophy cartridge, each one smaller than the other, and then curled the petals, put foam tape between each, and finished them off with an antique copper decorative brad. The leaves were stamped using the Just For You stamp set.

Also from Just For You are these large decorative circles. The smaller ones were from a different set, then punched out with a 1/2 punch.

The dresden plate style stamp here is also from Just For You. The Art Philosophy cartridge came in handy for the flower shape. No hand cutting! The tea-cup is a bit of a cheat since I cut this from my Joys of the Season cartridge. And that little "Enjoy" is from a PaperTreyInk stamp set called "Tiny Tags."

Here are the cutting directions as promised. Please note that my drawing is not exactly proportional and to scale. I did these pretty fast.

If you have any questions, just let me know. Enjoy!


  1. Beautiful work! TFS (and thanks for the link, too)

  2. These are really pretty! I like your idea about the colonial white die cut card as a mini album--kind of like the new my creations bookmark albums

  3. Haha, great story about your feisty group, Annette! I could see my one club group having the exact same conversation!
    Love your projects, always!

  4. ROFLOL! Seriously, your projects are wonderful. I am so glad to read and see that you did not paper piece every bit of that gorgeous gal.

  5. Thanks for the pattern for the tea bag dispenser. My daughter is a tea drinker and has a birthday coming up. I now have a gift I can make her!
    Love all the projects!

  6. I love the tea bag dispenser..all your art is lovely.Thank you for the tutorial.

    susan s.

  7. Everything is gorgeous! I want to join your stamping group, they sound like loads of fun!


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