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Monday, May 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop- May


Hi friends,
Today I'm participating in Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop. I had such a blast last month & had so many wonderful comments from all the sweet people who took the time to leave one for little ol' me. WASP Diving Knife THANK YOU!!! I haven't been blogging for very long at all, and I appreciate all the feedback I get. Hopefully, I do things right more than not!

Ok, today I have this Tea Wallet to share with you.
I made it using My Timeless Templates -Recipe Wrap up. I only used 1 sheet.
I love using Lauren's Templates (in case you didn't know war smileys) probably because using templates & patterns are second nature to me, being a primary teacher.
Anyhoo on to the deets...

close up of the deets As you can see, I used the Tea for Two stamp set. I made a strap that wraps to the front to keep it closed. I faux stitched around all sides to finish the look.

This is what it looks like when you open the first panel. (Hello yellow!)
This side holds the stirrers.


This is what it looks like fully opened. I really like these colors together.
I attached the tea bags and Splenda with removable glue dots. They are so perfect for this project since they don't damage the holder or the packets. They hold tightly, but you can pull them off easily & cleanly! I typed out & printed the words " Steep" , "Sweeten" , "Stir" - punched them out & adhered them to the top with foam tape. I made my own little pocket to hold the stirrers and wrapped them with a scrap piece of spring moss cardstock. I also punched a little border at the top of the pocket. I heat embossed the image with detail white powder & adhered it to the pocket.

Here is what the back of all three panels look like.

I used 3 different teapots- a different one for each panel. I also used the flower as the puffs of steam coming from the teapot with the butterfly leading the way. (Both from the With Sympathy set). I inked it with Fresh snow & used my white gel pen to dot in the centers of the flowers.


This picture is to show that the magnetic snap is hidden behind the panel, but you can see it on the strap.



Now I've covered it with a cardstock circle. These little magnets have a very strong pull! They really hold this closed very well.




Here's what it looks like closed- from the back. The strap is nicely concealed under the panel.

CONFESSION! I actually was going to submit this project for the Template Guest Designer Contest, but I chickened out ! LOL!!! I figured my photography skills would disqualify me from the get go! Anyhoo, I hope you like my little project today sign smileys

This is going to my grandma. I figured she could tuck this in her purse & take it with her. So now instead of paying $3 for a cup of tea at a restaurant, she can just ask for the hot water & whip out her own favorite tea (not have to go with what the restaurant carries) and make one for herself for free.

Thanks for
hopping by today! To see what else I've made with My Timeless Templates click here or here. I'm off to make one of these for myself- Hello Kitty edition! Gotta go!



Project Recipe:
My Timeless Templates- Recipe Wrap-up (free download) -PTI
Stamps: Tea for Two, With Sympathy -PTI
Paper: Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, white -PTI
Ink: Fresh Snow, Berry Sorbet -PTI
Tools: mini scallops border punch- EK Success, Word Window Punch -SU!, Magnetic Snaps- BasicGrey
Other: 3D dots-EK Success, Signo white gel pen

39 comments:

  1. Oh, this is just beautiful! Very well done and you should have entered it!!!

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  2. This is gorgeous! Those colors are great together and I love the white ink on them! Your grandmother will love this!

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  3. Supa dupa awesome!!!!!!!Love this and tfs!!

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  4. Great job!!! Very beautiful!

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  5. Too cute. A lot of talent is evident.

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  6. What a fabulous idea! I love it and I can see it in my future! lol!!

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  7. Super duper project - next time take that step and enter GSS - you've got nothing to lose by trying! This is a wonderful project - I like how you adhered the splendas - great idea!

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  8. What a cute idea! Your project is fantastic! Next time you should go ahead and enter! :)

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  9. Very pretty! :) Love the way you adhered everything!

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  10. This is such a great project!!!

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  11. That is just beautiful; what a thoughtful gift idea, and the way you attached the bags and sweetener is pure genious!

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  12. Well first of all grandma is going to love it! Secondly those little stars trailing out above the teapot are a great touch! And I like the way you set it up on the inside. Very neat idea!

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  13. This is genius! Thanks for sharing it.

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  14. Very cute project! I love how you did the colors!

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  15. So fun!!!! Love the butterfly and trail!!

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  16. What a lovely gift! Nice job...

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  17. This is DARLING!! Your grandma will LOVE it! What a GREAT gift idea.. and I HOPE you share your hello kitty one! (we LOVE her in our house! LOL!)
    Have a GREAT night!

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  18. That is such a great idea for a little gift! Totally fun, totally useable, totally Cuuute! :>

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  19. What a beautiful project and great idea!! Love the colours you've chosen!

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  20. Beautiful project Karli! Love the inside details!

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  21. You should have entered it. I want one now. Ok, back to figuring it out. Thanks for the instructions.

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  22. How stinking cute are you? Love your color choices as well.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  23. OH MY WORD!! THAT is absolutely STUNNING!! Wow...you so have to submit this to GSS anyway. There is a category for using past released sets so this qualifies completely. Do it! Seriously!

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  24. A tea Wallet! How cute are YOU? You SHOULD submit this for the GSS and share it with Lauren for sure. I think she will love it. The magnet closure and faux stitching are great additions!

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  25. Wonderful project....so creative!! :)

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  26. This is wonderful! You should definitely submit to GSS. I don't think there's any rule against sharing it on your blog first.

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  27. I love this!!! Thank you for showing how you did it with three panels. :)

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  28. This is too cute!!! I LOVE those colors together :) What a perfect gift

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  29. fabulous idea and love how you used yellow on it! tfs!

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  30. Gosh, this is so cute!! It's a great way to use the template- you shoulda put it in the GSS contest- but you can still enter it for this month!

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  31. Fantastic project! I love the colors that you chose.

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