Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tea Anyone??

Morning all.

Ever had one of those projects on your "to do" list and never seemingly have gotten round to it??? Welcome to my "Gunna" file. It is PACKED with all the cards and 3D things I am GUNNA do.'s post alleviates one thing from the file.

One of the secretaries at work was having a birthday. She and I have a ball when chatting, are as equally as mad as each other and never stop laughing. She is also a lover of all things vintage. With this in mind....I set about to create her something unique and slightly vintage for her birthday. I made her a tea caddy with a matching card. The tea caddy tutorial I used was from LeeAnn Greff here. It was very easy to follow, however the lid to the caddy on LeeAnn's pdf was too big for the box dimensions she cited. From memory, I think I knocked 1/8" off each side, but I cannot be sure.

Here is her card and caddy together......

The caddy was made from Crumb Cake CS and covered with Elegant Soiree DSP. The palate for the whole project was Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Suede and Baja Breeze.

Here are different views to give you an idea of what it looks like.

Front and side.......                                                                                          Other side and front.......

Back...........                                                                                                Flower motif up close...........

It holds a MASSIVE amount of tea bags. I fitted 18 Twinnings tea bags in this one (with the lid beside).....

The card was inspired from this one on SCS, but I continued the lace motif through onto the card which I think worked nicely.

I was so very happy with the way this turned out...after mega procrastination and lid fitting frustration!!

Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Elegant Soiree DSP (ret)
Ink: (SU) Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamps: (SU) Mixed Bunch, Petite Pairs, Yummy (SAB '09)
Punches: (SU) Blossom Punch, Blossom Builder Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Bouquet Blossom Triple Layer Punch, Nestabilities Labels 4
Other Bits: Large 1/2 Pearls fm stash, Dimemsionals

Lynda xx


paper bag create said...

Gorgeous project and card! Fabulous job girlfriend!! {{hugs}} from the West coast of Canada! :)

Patrice said...

Wow this is awesome Lynda. You are altogether just so clever. Love this!

I too have a 'gunna' file. I just don't delve into it often enough lol.


PS: When are you going to make my life easier and take comment moderation off? I can never read the stoopid letters and numbers supplied. Lol.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Love this little beauty! The colours are so classy and what a great little gift! Hugs xxx

Beth Beard said...

You have got it all going on...beautiful and so very elegant!