Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Happy International Tea Lovers' Day!!!

You know I am all about card-making - HOWEVER!  I've been saving a little project just for today, just for the
 
It starts out with a lovely little tea from Tea Forte - you've seen these darling little packets, right?  I've found some large ones that are for brewing iced tea.  Who could resist? or discard it?  Yes.  Always repurposing!  This time just the package =] 
 


 
After carefully opening it up, I gave it a wipe, then a good coat of repositionable tape. 
 

 
I chose a paper - one that takes a good creasing without tearing - ask me how I know?  I adhered the pattern down, and did a simple cut around with scissors, or a craft-knife.
 
 
 
A bone-folder and a ruler worked great to score the fold lines.  Then did a good crease on the folds.
 

 
 
 
 


I've used a bit of wired raffia for my tea bag string, and added a tiny little perfect sized wooden embellies,  and a tag from Concord&9th, with perfect sized Winnie & Walter sentiment on it:


 

There's no place like Gnome for the holidays!!

Happy International Tea day, everyone!  I'm running over to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog to see all the wonderful tea cards ... won't you join me? 

=]  Michele

40 comments:

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Those are just fabulous! And the gnome - LOVE him! Did you also make him?

Dana & Glen said...

Absolutely adorable Michele! So perfect for this challenge.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are positively fantastic! Love your re-purposing... what a delightful idea. And the gnome is just toooooooo cute!

Kay Miller said...

Oh you are too clever for your own good! These are the cutest things I've ever seen!! How fun and seriously adorable!!

Lisa said...

Oh...my...GOSH!!! They were cute little packages to begin with, BUT, you my friend took them to a much higher level!! EXCEPTIONAL!!!

Michele Henderson said...

Wow! These are all AMAZING! I just love how you share such great creative ideas with us!
Sending you holiday hugs,
Michele

lostinpaper said...

Oh my you are so clever and tea, now you are talking my talk, I can't drink coffee and can't live without tea lol. LOVE these fun little tea 'houses'!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Ah - this is FABULOUS! And I have two of those sitting on the shelf above my stove - maybe I'll have to have some of that tea tomorrow morning then (-: Unfortunately only the smaller ones... Thanks for sharing! LOVE coming here! Will be more often once the semester is over - work has been crazy lately... HUGS!!!

Hetty said...

What a lovely idea these packages and you made themso beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

OMW! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the gnome -- so adorable -- great ABC projects!!

Lori Kobular said...

Wow! These are so stinking pretty! I love them and they go together with your gnome perfectly!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Cute, cute, CUTE! Your little gnome housekeeper is perfect for this photo shoot. Great tutorial!

Sue Reynolds said...

Love your tree tea gift box...Say that fast ten times, bet you can't do that. Great gift box idea and so pretty.

Ann said...

These are just so cute. I love repurposing.

Helen F. said...

Ohhh I love Tea Forte and LOVE your project!

Lisa said...

Awesome! Love it and love that little merry elf santa too! What a great idea!

Sylvia said...

I love all your tea trees, Michelle! Thanks for sharing how you made them! Happy Holidays!

TK said...

Your little trees are wonderful! I have not seen those teas before, but your idea with them is truly great!!!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Oh, you are SO clever!! LOOOVE this so much!!! Love that little gnome too!! Aaaah Michele! Always a nifty surprise up your sleeve... Xx

Susi Kelly said...

Such adorable paper projects, Michele - what a fantastic idea to decorate for the season! I love the raffia flourish top idea to personalize - or bling up - these little darlings!

Kristie Goulet said...

Honestly, I have never seen tea come in packages like this! So fun! Love how you created replicas!

Thank you SO much for the darling Christmas card. I LOVE it! Made me smile! xoxo

Bobby said...

So glad I was privileged to get a preview, Michele. They are just darling and can be used for any occasion.

Jenni's Jems said...

Never having seen this packaging before thought it was beautiful before but when you made these it was stunning....btw how much paper did you go through before finding the right paper???? Hee he xx

Jenni's Jems said...

Never having seen this packaging before thought it was beautiful before but when you made these it was stunning....btw how much paper did you go through before finding the right paper???? Hee he xx

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, wow, these are amazing, Michele! I love these!

Barb Ghig said...

What a clever idea, Michele! Your projects are absolutely, positively GORGEOUS, and the perfect Christmas gift! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and process with us :)

Gayla O'Dell said...

Michele....these are absolutely adorable! Love, love them! I had never seen this shape of "tea bag" and I love it! Thanks for sharing this idea.

Happy Dance said...

You did it!! You did it!! You did it!!! Oh girl, when I saw this photo in the gallery I couldn't wait to get to it and leave you a comment. STUNNING. FUN. COOL. And they made me smile. I'm so proud of you. This is cooler than cool. Your friends and family members are going to love this! I know I do. Absolutely, positively love this my dear friend. Way awesome!!!!!! Bev

Kara said...

awesome!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, so charming!! Best repurposing, evah! And no, I have not heard of Tea Forte but now I have. Thank you for sharing your awesomeness with us!! XO

Shelly said...

Oh my word!! These are AWESOME!! Love!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Oh my gosh, these are just fabulous! I could see these everywhere in my house. lol That gnome is just precious!

Mandy LaCroix said...

WOW -- great project!!!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Michele ... wow ... WOW! Jaw droppingly brilliant ... and so gorgeous, my friend ... love, love, love! Oh, and your little Santa gnome is adorable! Hugs, Anita :)

Maura Hibbitts said...

freakin adorable!! you are a genius with this!!

Helen Gullett said...

Wow!!! Amazing amd creative way of using old box as template!

Cat Craig said...

So brilliant Michele. So adorable! Love love love

Sharron said...

Oh my, these are so creative--and super adorable! Love the gnome!!

cm said...

Breath taken away! How awesome are these tea-trees! I've not heard of Tea Forte before but a quick search shows that they 'may' be available in a shop here in town! Have to check them out, once they're done renovations (timing...yeesh!). Yet again, your creative expression is loud and clear! LOVE these!
Hugs~c

Kim Heggins said...

Sorry to be late to the party here....these are just fabulous! You are so creative, just love it. Happy New Year!