Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tea Time

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.

To purchase the Tea-rrific Digital Set or any other Doodle Pantry digital set, click on the picture below.

Created with Love Challenges: In the Garden (flowers in the paper and sentiment)
Pattie's Creations Design Challenges: Easter (lilac and flowers always remind me of Easter)


  1. I'm not sure the real colours could be better, Heather -- this is just so very pretty!

  2. wow what a great creation...just love all the details in this... and the color scheme!

  3. Oooh Heather that is gorgeous! I love the papers and especially the colours!

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous!! What a great gift! I'll have to go searching for that youtube video.
    Sorry I'm so slow getting here, but I want to welcome you to the DP team!!!

  5. I'm a big fan of tea too. What a fantastic box! I am always in awe of people who make things other than cards. This is so cool and I loved the story that went behind it. Great job!

  6. Love, Love, LOVE!!! Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge for our Easter Challenge.


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