Last year a good friend and I were in a play together. Every rehearsal one of us would bring a tea bag and we would each enjoy a cup of tea together. She has temporarily moved back by her children due to a health issue, but every time I have a cup of tea, I think of her (she says she does the same). I love how such a simple thing can bring two people together, even when distance separates them.
When I saw Doodle Pantry's digital set, Tea-rrific I immediately knew I had to use this set for my friend, who will soon be back "home" for a visit.
I created a "bag in a box" ~ I don't remember where I saw the original YouTube video for this "box" but I had to alter the pattern so it would hold tea bags. **Note: The colors are actually a beautiful lilac and green color; I just wish the camera could capture the true beauty of the colors.
I printed the flower digi paper that comes with the set, then flipped the paper over to print the light purple pattern from the set . . . or so I thought. The purple pattern printed on the same side as the flower digi. However, I decided I really liked it, so I flipped it over again (this time I really did) and reprinted the flower digi again.
It's best to use card stock that's printed on both sides so when you fold over the ends, you have a pattern and not just "white."
The sentiment and the teapot are included in the digital set (along with several other images). I added a paper rose and mini doily to the sentiment side of the box.
I also sponged all the edges of the box for a bit more definition, added a bit of lilac shredded paper and the tea bags and tied it off with a lilac organza ribbon. I can't wait for her visit so we can share a cup of tea ~ and I can give her this gift.
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