Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Quick Gifts Are My Cup of Tea!

Stamps: Basic Grey 'Cup of Tea Bitsy Stamp set'. Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey 'Sugared'. Ink: Old Olive, Chocolat Chip, Copic W3. Accessories: Making Memories 'Paperie Greenhouse' organdy ribbon, Kaiser gemstones.

I'm a big fan of quick and easy homemade gifts and this time of year, the quicker and easier they are, the better!

Inspiration for the cover is Tuesday Morning Sketch #23; the only variation besides being in a miniature scale is the ribbon tie closure.

Beate's Tea Bag Holder tutorial on SplitCoast Stampers is the template. She actually includes two versions, but I went with the second in the interest of time. This version has a diagonal pocket to hold the tea bag while leaving space on the opposite side for a personalized message:

Now it's time to tackle some of the larger gift projects like creating family calendars. Maybe next year I should actually use one of those calendars to plan an earlier start date!


  1. Oooh I love this idea! And you have made it so cute, I really love the colours you have used. Another fantastic project.

  2. OOOOOWWEEEE JEss this is sooooo wonderful!!!! LOVE LOVE your card design and that fab image!

  3. Oh isn't that adorable! I love it! I love quick and easy, too.

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  4. Wowwww Jessica,what a beautiful card,i love your image.
    So gorgeous papers and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  5. I think I need this cup of tea today!! BRRR!! I just LOVE the yummy paper and those little tea pockets are so fun to make!! Thanks for the inspiration!! HUGS

  6. Angela (SCS monkeymama)December 9, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    I love it! Great vintage appeal with fabulous colors!

  7. this is fabulous Jess! love these papers too!

    Blessings, Maria

  8. Fantastic Jess!
    I am such a huge tea drinker. I need to make some of these for me. LOL

    Love the color's you've used and how you've adopted the sketch.
    Thanks for joining us this week over at Tuesday Morning Sketches

  9. Great project. Love your colors, too. I need to try to make some of these, thanks for the inspiration!

  10. This tea holder is perfect. I just brought home some teas in some great colors so you know I'll be creating some of these!! I can't believe you are about to start calendars! you are super woman!! :-)


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