Monday, January 4, 2010

How about a cup of tea?

I received a card in the mail not too long ago that included a tea bag inside. I loved it and was so tickled with the tiny treat inside, that I went immediately to SCS to search for a tutorial. I found this one on SCS to make a tea bag holder note card. Here is the link to Beate John's tutorial. It was quite simple, there are two versions to try. This is the second, I may give the first one a try later on. Cool thing is you can either include a tea bag or a flat chocolate square inside.


Here is the outside of my tea bag holder. I used Julia Loves to Read from Rubber Romance stamps, check out Julia and some of the new divas in the Etsy shop. I thought she looked perfect with her book and cup of tea or coffee. This little card will be for my son's preschool teacher. I always need to send a note about this or that to her and she likes home made cards. So I thought one with a little treat would be fun to send next time.





Here is the view of the inside. I chose my papers and cardstock to coordinate with the wrapper of my tea. This one is Vanilla Chai, and it's very yummy.




Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a cup of tea and stay warm!

Card Recipe: Julia from Rubber Romance, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, PTI Vintage Cream, Tangering Tango cardstock, SU retired dsp, SU border punch, copics, nesties, sakura glitter pen, MS ribbon, Bellas Baubles

29 comments:

Cheryl said...

Wonderful idea. I love the image you used.

Payne Holler Cards said...

love these tea bag holders! yours is just adorable!

Kellie said...

What a great idea. I might have to make one with the chocolate. This would make a really cute Valentines with chocolate.

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh how cute this card is! I 've made the tea holder before but never thought about the chocolate. It would be perfect for my team at work as a little treat for Valentines day.

Jessica G. said...

Perfect image for this technique! Beautiful coloring, bright colors and fun DPs make this an awesome gift for 'just because'!!

Stephanie said...

Kathy - this is gorgeous!! I love the colors & that RR image is just perfect :)

Annie said...

Kathy, this is absolutely darling! Your coloring is great and I love the details you added.

Carla aka scrappypug said...

love the image and your card is fabulous! It's nice to get a little something in a card, isn't it?

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love tea- this is an awesome gift. The tea bag holder is such a great idea- love that great image too!

Lela said...

Very cute! I love the idea of sending tea at this time, I'm going to try this!

Anne said...

Love this stamp and your card. Teabag is good, chocolate slab is better LOL!

Carrie said...

What a great image for your tea bag holder and love the wonderful colors. I need to try to make one of these.

Tracy said...

Cute idea. Love it!

Amanda said...

This is so CUTE! I will have to try this. TFS

Glitterbee love!

Cindy Jones said...

Vanilla chai-a wonderful surprise to the receiver. Your card is quite delightful!

Mary G. said...

This is fabulous! LOVE that image! Great coloring and I love the papers you used! I like the idea of putting the blank insert inside also for a special personal note.

Cindy said...

Kathy, This is just awesome!!
Teach will love it, I'm sure!!
Great coloring!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

How cute! I love the image and matching bg paper...super cute! I love that it can hold a packet of tea also :)

pezadoodle said...

this is adorable!

Rhonda said...

I'll have one...lol! This is beautiful. Very well done.

Angela said...

Really cute and how fun to find the surprise inside!

Paper Addict said...

what a wonderful idea, great blog, sister sbs29 leaving love, hugs, Ronnie

Paper Addict said...

a double sister, sbs29 and a glitter bee....hugs to you, love your work!! Ronnie

Tracey said...

This is stunning Kathy & what a great idea :)

Hugs
Tracey
xx
(SBS29)

Kim Marie said...

This is more than darling, Kathy! I love it! so sweet of you to think of the teacher! As a speech teacher, we receive very few things from our kids (classroom teachers are the obvious receivees) but when we do get something, it is SO special!
Kim Marie

Susan said...

So stinkin cute! I love this and am going to have to give it a shot! Love the colors and the edging. Just delightful!

Hugs,

Susan

Vicki said...

Wonderful! Just love it, Kathy! Blessings to you!

Paige said...

I love this tea bag holder! I'm going to have to make some of these too!

Julie said...

I know lots of people who love tea, now I can surprise them with a gift and a card. The colors are great and the stamp is perfect.
Julie (SBS29)