Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Paper Sweeties February Release Sneak Peek...Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Paper Sweeties' February Sneak Peeks! This month's Sweeties' stamps are so much fun...and perfect for this chilly time of year as they are hot tea-themed! It's no secret that Debbie loves 'Tea Time' as she is the creator of the 'Shabby Tea Room' challenge. I decided to take the road less traveled with my non-card approach by making a tea bag holder, albeit fancified:

I started off with a 2 3/4" X 7 1/2" panel of Early Espresso paper. I scored at the 1 1/4" mark, 4 1/4" mark and the 7" mark. I folded each side and added decorative panels, courtesy of Maja Design's Ska vi ta en fika collection, to both the back and front. The top panel was outlined with Zva pearls as was the back. I stamped 'Special Friend Blend' from the Tea for Two set onto a tag die, then hand cut a mat. After adhering the tag, I added a paper flower set atop a crocheted flower to the top of the die cut. The small bow at the top anchors the top panel to the one underneath so that the tea bag does not fall out.

After untying the bow and pulling out the string, if you lift up the top panel, you can see that I added a panel of tea-themed Maja paper. There is also a strip of lace and pearls going horizontally across the lip.

There are some bits of information concerning the Paper Sweeties that I wanted to share with you:

#1 - Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #4 challenge - enter for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate

#2 - Paper Sweeties Fan Page Contest - like and share about our Fan Page ... when we reach 555 likes, one lucky fan will receive a $50 gift certificate

#3 - Comment on any February Paper Sweeties blog post for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate

#4 - Attend our February *new* stamp release event on Facebook -- one lucky person who attends and shares a project will win a $10 gift certificate (event runs 2/13 through 2/20)

Winners announced on 2/21/13!

Here's what the other Paper Sweeties' Design Team is peeking today:

I'll be back tomorrow for with another card using some Paper Sweeties' stamps as inspiration!
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps: Tea for Two (Paper Sweeties Stamps)
Paper: Ska vi ta en fika collection (Lejas cafe, Kaffe tack, En kopp te, Havrerutor - bs) Maja Design,  Early Espresso (SU!)  
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH)
Accessories: PEW-03CA-104 (Basic Lines Pearl-White (0.3cm & 0.5cm) Zva Creative, Tag dies (Impression Obsession), paper flowers (Kaisercraft), lace, hemp, sewing machine
Size: 3" X 2 3/4"
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  1. Hi Andrea!! I love your 1st tea bag holder one with all the pearls and the pretty color !! Love the tea paper!!

  2. Skip the tea bag and just give me the bag holder! :) Gorgeous!

  3. Swoon!! What a dreamy little gift Andrea! Lots of pretty eye candy!!

  4. What a precious little gift for a tea lover! Those papers are wonderful, love the little sentiment, lace and pearls. How awesome.

  5. Love this idea! This could be a quick idea to put together for someone. Love it!

  6. Beautiful! I was just looking for a teabag holder idea to give a treat to a friend. This is perfect for that! Love this!


  7. I love this pocket card! Really gorgeous and a great way to make someone feel so special! Fit for a Queen!


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