Monday, May 19, 2008

Tea and a Prayer

Isn't this the cutest little bag? This was the Try a New Technique challenge on Split Coast today. You can see the tutorial for this here. It's a folded piece of 12 x 12 designer paper and has two pockets. Just big enough to fit a few tea bags or maybe some cocoa packets etc.

I used Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl Designer Paper and PapertreyInk Spring Moss stitched ribbon. I cut the ovals with my nestabilities on the cuttlebug. The 't' is part of a page of die cut letters that came in the Cosmo Cricket paper package. I attached it with dimensionals.

The holes for the ribbon are punched with a horizontal slot punch. I knotted my ribbon ends but you can also just tape them together as per the tutorial.


I added a cute metal tea bag charm from Custers Last Stamp. Here is a close up picture of that - I tied it through two punched holes with a piece of string that reminded me of the string on a teabag. The sentiment is by Inky Antics.

I will put my Earl Grey teabags in this little bag and give it as a gift to someone. I can see lots of uses for a sweet bag like this! A perfect little thank you for a teacher or neighbor, or a hostess gift when you're invited over to dinner or a cookout!

Thanks so much for spending some time of your busy day here! I hope you try making one of these bags!

Today's quote from Poor Richard's Almanack by Ben Franklin: "An empty bag cannot stand upright." (seemed appropriate for this post!!)

Stamps: Inky Antics
Paper: Cosmo Cricket DP pack - Dutch Girl
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Real Red
Accessories: sponge, oval nestabilities, cuttlebug, dimensionals, double stitched ribbon - Spring Moss: PapertreyInk, Teabag charm: Custers Last Stamp, String, Dimensionals, sticky tape, horizontal slot punch

7 comments:

Linsey said...

Oh, Julia, this is truly beautiful! You've really outdone yourself today! Anyone would be overjoyed to recieve such a wonderful gift! Absolutely amazing work-the sentiment, tea bags, charms, everything! tfs!

~amy~ said...

FABulous! I love it, the quote...the charm...the dp...

LeAnne said...

This is such a sweet gift! Love that Cosmo Cricket paper!
LeAnne

dpkennedy said...

This little bag is gorgeous! I love the teabag charm! Great design!

peanutbee said...

I love all the elements on your bag...and that charm is just too cute. I really need to try one of these bags...you've totally inspired me. :)

Deb said...

So beautiful!! Love it!! The sentiment and the charm are wonderful!!

Debbie Olson said...

This is just beautiful, Julia! And the sentiments are perfect as well!