Monday, April 23, 2012

Let's Have a Tea Party!

I thought it would be fun to put together a Tea Party class. I have many coffee and tea sets, so finding some ideas was not a problem at all. Actually the opposite... trying to narrow things down was more difficult.

Little Missy and I kinda went crazy with this one, because I always wanted to have a tea party, and she always has pretends ones with anyone who will sit still with her. To create the mood, we laid out table settings, including tea cups and name place holders. The guests made the petite purses, which match the name place holders.

Stamps: Tea Shoppe; Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Mocha Morning DSP; Ink: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White Craft; Accessories: Black satin ribbon, Chantilly lace, Silver brad, Clear rhinestone brads, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Boho Blossom punch, Sponge, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Labels Collection framelits, Petite Purse die, Petal Cone die, Big Shot, My Digital Studio, Dimensionals.

For the first project, we made a vintage teacup card with Beau Chateau DSP.

Stamps: Tea Shoppe; Paper: Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Beau Chateau DSP; Ink: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake; Accessories: Early Espresso striped grosgrain ribbon, Victorian lace, Crumb Cake seam binding, Hat pin, Pearl Jewels, Sponge, Vintage Wallpaper EF, 3" Circle die, Scallop Circle #2 die, Big Shot.

Then a tea bag holder card with Timeless Treasures. This one would be great to send to a sick friend.

This card uses Mojo Monday sketch #213. Here is the inside.

Stamps: Timeless Treasures; Paper: Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Attic Boutique DSP; Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, River Rock, Early Espresso; Accessories: Pearl Jewels, Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon, Boho Blossoms punch, Itty Bitty punch pack, Scalloped Dotted Ribbon border punch, Sponges, Paper Doily die, Ovals die, Big Shot.

I wanted to show my ladies the project from San Antonio Regionals designed by Debi Pippin. I have lots of Sale-a-bration paper, so that was a good choice for a design palette.

One side holds a tea bag while the other holds a 3 x 3" notecard, plus shortbread cookies in the center. I got hubby involved by asking him to make the cookies. This little treat would be perfect for a tea party place setting for your own party or perhaps a shower favor.

Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Emma Fewkes said...

Heidi, I LOVE YOUR TEA PARTY! You know I'm English so I'm a sucker for this sort of thing. You did a wonderful job. I wish I'd have been there!

Holly said...

What a cool looking tea holder.. A Tea Party theme stamp party.. Oh I wish I lived closer to you!

Sandi said...

I too love your tea party ideas. I would especially love to make the little treat holder (tea bag, cookies, etc.). Do you by chance have directions/measurements on how you did this? I would love to make some for upcoming Mother's Day dinner. Thanks for sharing your artwork!

Katherine said...

I love this tea bag holder project

Laurin said...

Do you have the directions for the cookie holder? Would love to recreate for a shower thank you gift.

Laurin said...

I love the thank you gifts. Would you be willing to share the instructions?