Wednesday 15 August 2012

Tea Shoppe - cup of thanks

It is a great pleasure to me to make little gifts for the ladies in my Stampers 6 groups and it's always fun to think up new ideas. One thing I've been enjoying lately is making envelopes with my diagonal Simply Scored tool, and that gave me the idea for this little teabag favour:

The envelope is just 3 1/4" square and it's decorated with this pretty doily paper from the beautiful Attic Boutique range. I masked and sponged a background panel and topped it with the pretty label from the Tea Shoppe stamp set. The cups from the set were stamped, cut out with my sharp paper snips and stacked on top and I added one of the sentiments.

The back of the envelope fastens by tucking the flap into this label. Tea Shoppe is perfect for these kinds of projects because there are lots of labels and sentiments to choose from. When you open the envelope...

... you find a teabag tucked inside and you may also notice that I lined the envelope with the same paper as I used on the front.

Here they are ready to be tucked into my lovely ladies' parcels along with all their lovely goodies!

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Here's what you'll need to make today's project
Stamps: Tea Shoppe
Ink: Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Card stock: Island Indigo, Whisper White
Other: Markers, Attic Boutique designer paper, scallop oval and modern label punches, Simply Scored and diagonal plate, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. If you are placing an order of £60 or more, you will receive a free Reason to Smile stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount. The set is also available to buy for £18.95 wood mount or £14.95 clear mount.

My teenaged son came downstairs late yesterday morning and announced that his mate would be round in a minute. "Is Daddy having a lie in?" he asked. "Because I don't want to disturb him."  - his room is on the same floor as our room and his father's office. I stared at him. "It's nearly 11 o'clock," I said. "Your father has been at work for over two hours!" I didn't know whether to be proud at having such a thoughtful son or horrified that he has such little knowledge of a working day!

It's Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow and I have a set of fast cards to show you. Hope to see you then.


  1. Gorgeous little envelope cards, I'm sure the ladies will be thrilled to receive them.
    I think teenages (especially boys) think the day starts at 1pm and finishes in the wee hours - mine do if they don't have to be somewhere. Helen (Sydney)

  2. It's been ages since I've popped by to say hello! But I wanted to tell you how wonderful this little gift is. I'm sure your ladies love finding little prizes like this hidden amongst their goodies!

    I think blogger is on the fritz again because it periodically stops sending your posts to my email address. Grrr.

  3. These are wonderful, Vicky. Perfect little gifts. I have a dear friend who loves her cups of tea, and when I send her a card, or gift, I always include some pretty tea sachets, which she loves to receive. Those little stacked teacups are so sweet x

  4. Such a sweet idea and so well executed Vicky! And as for your son's comment - well isn't everyone on school holidays? Duhh! They have a calender all of their own don't they?! Hugs, Buttons x :))

  5. Hello Vicky

    Oh my word what a brethtaking craft project, I love the papers, stamps, envelope and everything.

  6. Such an adorable project. I must get my tea shoppe set out and use it, I don't think I've even inked it up yet?! Shame on me!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  7. These are so pretty, perfect little gifts and another brilliant idea Vicky - Jacqueline xx

  8. The cards are delightful, so pretty.
    Teenage son made me laugh! xx

  9. How thoughtful is your son?! Bless!
    These are fabulous little gifts and I love how you've decorated the envelopes.

  10. These are lovely gifts. What a great idea.

  11. Very pretty cards Vicky and love the idea of the tea bag in the envelopes


  12. Lucky ladies Vicky! Love your colour choice and that stamp set is gorgeous:)
    Val x

  13. Gorgeous colour combo Vicky- love it.

  14. I loved receiving one of these, so thank you again!! Your son reminds me very much of mine...both with the socks and mud comment from yesterday and today's take on life. Teenage boys? You gotta love 'em

    Louise xx

  15. HI Vicky, sorry haven't been around, but as I'm an email follower I NEVER miss a post, today my email gave me your posts since July 11th, GREAT to see your cards again LOL. it was like looking through your blog, loved it to see your fab work again.
    Love this idea too.

  16. I just love these little teabag holders. The cups on the front are just the icing on the cake. Teenagers eh...what can I say!

  17. Your little tea bag holders are super. A delight for your ladies to find. x

  18. What a lovely thought and beautiful gift for all of those lucky ladies.The stamps are gorgeous and love the DP . Great little envelope too.


  19. Thank you Vicky for this lovely inspiration - I have had this set for so long now and must get round to using it !!! Jane x


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