Monday, 7 February 2011

GC87 - Tea Bag Template




For this challenge over at Gingersnaps I cut 2 coordinating papers with the template, die cut some lace, and sandwiched the two papers back-to-back with the lace in between so that the edges were neat. The lace and paper edges have been inked with *Victorian Velvet*. Then I cut some *pages* from a watercolour block, inked the edges to match, and tied them together with pink ribbon, before fitting 4 pages into each inside crease of the tea bag. The first page has been *love* stamped and the rest left blank for notes. Used 2 tiny pieces of velcro as a clasp. Added some floral rub-ons on the front and back, and then died some prima flowers to match, layered them to make one flower and added a gem as a centre piece. That was it.
I will do this one again with different papers to try to make a masculine one.



The tag has been made for the Gingersnaps Yahoo group recipe challenge. The ingredients were 1 crown, 1 red, 1 sparkle. The tag has been cut from a biscuit box, distressed with antique linen and stamped with a text in the same colour. Then I stamped the head with archival ink which I clear embossed, used a TH texture fade folder to emboss the crown, using the same biscuit box but with the gold side outside this time. I swiped the crown with black archival again and stuck on some jewels as befitting a crown. Then I added a red ribbon with a glitter flower in the middle, and the tag was finished.

It was, as always, fun to make, especially as I had a visitor over the weekend and 2 days of no-crafting, so definately had withdrawal symptoms yesterday evening!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

17 comments:

  1. Hi Val, love this, it reminds of the one you made for DD1! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Very pretty! I love that tag!

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  3. Marvellous work, Valerie, your home is a hive of creativity for sure! Am just gobsmacked at the tea-bag template book, can't imagine ever being able to make something like this. Thanks for the details of how you make things too, it's nice to read how you've produced your creations. CoB

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  4. Oh so beautiful, Valerie! Love everything about this creation :)

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  5. Thanks for the nice comments, Ladies!

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  6. Great projects the little fold out book is just lovely

    Love Dawn xx

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  7. Ohhh fabulous, i love the little book and the beautiful tag too
    hugs June x

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  8. Great work again Val! Hugs, T

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  9. Super cute tea bag booklet - love the coordinating papers and Victorian Velvet ink (so yummy!!). Fabulous tag for the Kings and Queens challenge, as well. Awesome looking crown! :)

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  10. This is fabulous, I love everything about it.
    xxx Hazel.

    I found your blog through Bella Creations.

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  11. Beautiful work Valerie and thank you for playing at Gingersnaps. Annette x

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  12. Thanks for all the kind comments, they are very much appreciated!

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  13. Sorry I'm late viewing these Val but I wanted to look properly and it's been hectic here. The work in them is amazing. Love them.xx

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  14. Wow, both of these projects are gorgeous! I love the pretty lace trim and feminine details on your teabag, and the "recipe" tag is so elegant (love how resourceful you were with ingredients!).

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  15. LOVE that teabag book!! Amazing!!

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