Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tea Bag Party

Happy 2nd Birthday to The Waltzingmouse Stamp Company!!
Claire’s stamping business turns 2 on May 21st
and she wants to celebrate with a tea party. I’m calling it a Tea Bag party since she has requested that we use her Free Tea Bag baggie template (or the Tea cup template or the Piece of Cake template).  For complete details just head on over to Claire’s blog.  Claire is offering a really big, almost humongous gift to the random winner!
My tea bag baggie was made for Bill H.
He’s the only guy I know that drinks tea.
Bill just loves a good cup of hot tea.
I made the front a shaker and filled it with some loose tea leaves that I had from a fabulous tea dining room in Safety Harbor, Florida. The paper front is faux wood that I made from plain white paper with SU ink pads- Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa, and Early Espresso—the direct to paper/ink pad technique. Just start with the lightest color and work towards the darkest leaving some white cs showing with each application. I used recycled packaging to cut the clear Spellbinders labels 18 to keep my tea leaves in the shaker. There’s a pic showing the SU recycled foam from the rubber stamps to make the thickness of my shaker.
WMS_HB_jdg 05.11.11Shaker box  05.11.11
And the shake, shake, shake, shaker box close-up.Shaker box 05.11.11
Here’s a photo with the tea inside the Tea Bag Baggie:
Tea inside the box 05.11.11
Thanks for coming by!


Inkyfingers said...

Oh Joanne, I had such a grin on my face when I saw your shaker filled with tea leaves. What a fabulous, fun idea!I love the woodgrain paper you created - it is so skillful, and it also tickles me that its for a man. Great colours too.

Jody said...

Cute idea, I'm sure your guy guy will love it!!!

Debgem said...

Brilliant - love the tea shaker bag!! Really lovely colour too!

Karen B. said...

Holy cats, this is an amazing idea! So perfect for a tea drinker!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I am a tea drinker....this is awesome!!!

Craftilicious said...

Inspired use of real tea - love it! The colours are gorgeous too.

Claire Brennan said...

Absolutely gorgeous Joanne!!! I love the tea leaves!!!! thank you for joining our tea party and Good luck in the draw!

Ribbon Girls said...

What a clever idea! Love the woodgrain. Thx for sharing your techniques!

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