11.04.2007

Warm Wishes - Tea Bag Box


I was at the store the other day and came across a box of Pumpkin Spiced Tea... I thought it would be a great "little something" to give out to some of my friends, but couldn't really decide how I wanted to package it.

I started playing around with a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" piece of card stock, and this is what I came up with. It holds three wrapped tea bags perfectly, and the lid could either be tied with a piece of ribbon, or wrapped with a band (shown here).

Once I had the boxes scored and cut out according to my template, I started on the main image. I stamped the large flower from True Friend in Versamark ink on 2 1/8 x 2 3/8" pieces of Glossy White CS, then sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder before heat setting. Once all of the images were done, I colored them in with various inks. I then adhered them to a coordinating piece of 2 1/4 x 2 1/2" CS before attaching them to the box.

Then, I cut out strips of 3/4 x 8" pieces of CS for my lid bands, then scored them before wrapping them around the lid. I then attached a piece of Chocolate Chip or Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon and finished them off by adhering the sentiment (stamped in Chocolate Chip ink onto CS and clear embossing the entire oval).

I took a photo of the template, and I'll try to get that posted later with the dimensions.

Details:
Stamps - True Friend, Hugs & Wishes
Ink - Really Rust, Old Olive, River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark
Paper - Very Vanilla, Really Rust, River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Glossy White
Miscellaneous - Clear Embossing Powder, Old Olive & Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Large Oval Punch

27 comments:

  1. These are wonderful - can you post a template please?

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  2. Those are just way too cute! ;)

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  3. Oh gosh...I LOVE the ink resist on glossy technique. AWESOME little gift for friends. Great thinkin'!! :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving wonderful comments. You're very sweet. ;)

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  4. Love your little thinking of you gifts. Can't wait to see your template and try some for my friends. Thanks for sharing Ann

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  5. What a fun idea. I love giving away little things to friends and family so I'm always looking for something new. TFS!!

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  6. Very cool! How neat that you played with it until you got exactly what you wanted.

    Looks wonderful!

    :-)

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  7. They turned out awesome!! Can you show us a picture of the tea? This is a fantastic idea!!
    Dee

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  8. These turned out really cute! I love that you came up with your own template for them.

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  9. love what you did. great idea!!

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  10. Wow !! all these creations are great, I especially love your peek-a-boo box, it's wowzer fantastic !!! And thanks for all the comments you left for me, they were a real encouragement.

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  11. These are wonderful, Heather! I love the emboss resist with the True Friend stamps. Also, thanks for all the love on my blog! You're a sweetie!

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  12. I love this idea. The colors are great! I am going to have to try this. TFS.

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  13. This is super cute Heather. I just made something similar this morning but on a larger scale for cards. Love the tea idea!

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  14. Really, how DO you have the time? These are so awesome. I love herbal teas and this is such a cute gift idea. I love the papers. Outstanding work! Take care.
    Misty

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  15. oooh~ what a fabulous idea! thanks for sharing!
    these are just beautiful!

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  16. Spectacular!!! You are so creative! (and you sure have lucky friends!!!)

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  17. These are fantastic! Way to go!

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  18. These are fantastic Heather! You are uber talented, my friend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  19. These are very impressive ,they are beautiful ,Dawnx

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  20. great and adorable project(s)!!!!
    love how they turned out.
    tfs'
    chat

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  21. These turned out beautifully! What an awesome idea!

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  22. What a great idea, I've got to try one of these soon!!!!

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  23. These are so cute!! What a gorgeous little gift idea!

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  24. I love these! They are soooo cute! Did you post a template and dimensions? Would love to make some of these!

    joyk

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