Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tea Time!!

Hello everyone! It's happy hump day (Wed that is)--halfway thru the week, yippee! Isn't it sad sometimes how we wish time away, always wanting the next day to come and rushing thru life. Wish there was a way to slow down sometimes, but doesn't happen much around here. I'm getting my hair cut/colored today, yahoo, in preparation for my New Kids on the Block concert tomorrow night--I cannot wait! And I'm having the carpets cleaned in the house and then grocery shopping, ughhhh...I hate grocery shopping! Anywhoo, I will have two posts today so make sure and check back after 12 noon (EST) for my second post featuring my projects for Storage Units, Ink and More.

Every month the fabulous Katharina of Whiff of Joy challenges the DT members to make a project of the month. Last month it was to make bookmarks, and this month it was to make a "tea" gift (packaging for a teacup and tea). Now I don't drink tea or coffee myself, I'm a Cherry Coke or hot chocolate girl, but I'm always up for a great challenge.

I decided to make a cute gift basket for my teacup and an accordian box to hold the tea. For the basket I measured the size I would need for my teacup and then made a box and handle using those dimensions. I really wanted to use Willow with Hot Chocolate for my gift---she's really drinking tea this time,lol! All the dp is from Basic Grey's new line "Eva"--isn't it beautiful, and I paired it with PTI's lavender moon and plum pudding cs. I attached the handles with tacky tape and brads that I threaded thru the Prima flowers on each side. The decorative border was made with one of my Fiskars border punches.

This cute little tea box was something I had thought of when I should've been sleeping again, lol! I've seen so many accordian type folders or cards and I thought what a great way to package up a few bags of tea. So I made a template of my own using a teabag to get the dimensions right, and off I went. You could alter this to hold more or less tea too and I'm actually in the process of making one to hold different flavors of hot chocolate (yummo). I used the same dp for this box and added Basic Grey magnets underneath the dp for it to stay closed. I finished off the front with matching layered Primas and that's it. If anyone is interested in a template/directions for this "tea box", please post a comment and I will make sure and post that on my blog for ya next week, okay.

Don't forget to visit all my DT sistah's blogs(on sidebar) today to see their projects--they're all gorgeous!! And if you haven't entered for Fran's blog candy yet, get over there and do it already,lol!

Today is also the new releases for Clear Dollar Stamps and Storage Units, Ink and More--you'll definitely want to see all the new stamps!! Make sure and check back later for my projects using the new SUINK stamps!!



  1. Wow Suzanne, these two projects are simply stunning. I love the tea bag wallet folder and the little basket. You are so clever, and the colours are perfect! Hugs Linda x

  2. How stunning. Love those little bags and the colouring. Just perfect for little girls (mine's 2).
    And yes .... very interested in instructions as I would like to try something other than cards.

    Hugs, Mette (UK)

  3. fabulous tea projects and I like the accordian idea, especially if it contained the flavours of hot chocolate! hugs, annie xfpalg

  4. WAw..waw...I love your project fantastic, Suzanne!!
    Marvellous idea and gorgeous creation.
    lovely papers and colours.
    Great job, my friend.
    Have a good day.
    Hugs, Mumur

  5. Suzanne your projects are gorgeous, love those papers...and how clever of you to adapt the acordian box to hold you teabags, you are so clever...wonderful work...Hugs rachxxx

  6. Wow! These are just amazing! Wonderful job with the coloring - she just pops! I would love instructions for the tea bag holder or the hot chocolate holder that is still in the works.

  7. Suzanne- definately want the tea box template or directions. I have some ideas for that one! Heidi

  8. What a GORGEOUS set!! Love that accordion tea bag holder!! And your coloring is FANTASTIC!! AWESOME!!

  9. Ooohh just stunning Suzanne!! Love it all, and what a great idea with that accordian basket!:)
    Hugs, Camilla.

  10. Beautiful projects! All the purple is so pretty! I love that new Basic Grey Eva pack! I just got mine the other day! I can't wait to play with it! Too bad I am stuck at school today...all I want to do is get home to craft! Isn't that terrible...I should be learning! hee hee! Love your work! And yes I would LOVE the template for the tea bag accordian folder!
    Hugs~ Kim

  11. I love your little tea holder. Could you share how you made this little box?

  12. You are too clever. Both of your projects are very cute. Would love to see the instructions for the tea bag folder. Vanessa H.

  13. Wow...too cute! I love it. I just discovered their POM at WOJ, so will keep an eye out!

  14. Would appreciate instructions for the little accordian box to hold the tea. This is such a cute idea to use several different items in.

  15. Love your projects and look forward to making the tea bag holder. You are so generous to be willing to share your patterns.

  16. Suzanne,

    Love the projects, and would definitely love a tutorial on how you did this.


  17. How cute are these for gifts? Love the colors and the tea bag box is waiting for me to make some...please share your template.

    Betty in Kentucky


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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