Sunday, October 25, 2009

It's Blog Hop Time

Hello Friends! It is PTI Blog Hop time! This month's challenge was:
October Blog Hop

It's time for our annual Holiday Hop! Show us your best upcoming holiday plans for cards, gifts, wraps
or whatever else you have up your sleeve! With everyone's cumulative efforts the participant list will be
an amazing resource!

I have for you a gift idea. Perfect for someone you want to remember, yet don't have a lot of money in the budget for. I think it would be fabulous for a teacher, coworker, friend, or daycare provider. I got the idea from a wooden tea box I received from my best friend last Christmas. I was so proud of myself for coming up with the box! Its simple but I am not so great at the 3D thing. The size is based on the size of my Stash brand tea bags. The sides of the box are 1 1/4 inches. The base is 8.5 inches. So it pretty much uses up a full sheet of cardstock. The width is 3.5 inches. I made the accompanying lid 1/4 inch bigger in width and length. All materials are PTI except for the lovely plaid stamp which I got at waltzingmousestamps.
I used PTI's scarlet jewel and cream cardstock. After I cut the lid to size I scored it and stamped it in scarlet jewel with my plaid stamp from Waltzingmouse. Then I punched the edges with my Fiskars Threading Water punch. Next I stamped the teapots from Tea for Two onto cream cardstock and cut them out with rectangle nesties. I ran a length of scarlet jewel saddlestitch ribbon down the length of the lid and then adhered the teapot panels. I stamped a sentiment from Tea for Two in cream on scarlet cardstock. I cut it out and rounded the corners. Then I adhered it and added some cream and scarlet buttons
On the bottom part of the box I stamped some sentiments from Tea for Two. I did the stamping before putting the box together. On the inserts I stamped the little cup from the Everyday Classics set.
A couple more shots of the end and the inside. Hope you like this project and it gives you some ideas for inexpensive and thoughtful gifts.

43 comments:

Leah said...

This came out fabulous! Love the box you came up with, I'm so not good at the template thing. Love the tea as the gift too!

Claire Brennan said...

This is absolutely fabulous Michelle! Brilliantly put together!! LOVE it!

Aimes said...

OMG this is AMAZING! What a fabulous idea! I can think of many tea addicts who would totally love this (myself included ;D) You should be very proud - this is an adorable gift!
Aimes
x

Belinda said...

Fab idea! :)

Sharon D said...

What a cute idea!

Catherine Doucette said...

Oh, I love Stash tea...what a wonderful idea!

Stampin' Pam said...

OMGosh this is fantastic - what a great gift idea - love the box and the tea bag stamps - (and that plaid is fantastic too!) Thanks for sharing,

Steph said...

Beautiful gift!

Heidi said...

What a great gift! It's beautiful!! Wonderful job coming up with the box!

Kelly S. said...

What a super sweet gift...love the stamping on the side, too! Great details!

lynn said...

creative and pretty! tfs!

Deanna said...

Love it Michelle! It is perfect!

Lisa H. said...

this is a great gift idea. love the box and how you did it up so cute.

Diane Jaquay said...

Gorgeous packaging for tea bags, I love this idea!

Deb C said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! I really love this. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

What a fabulous box Michele! The plaid looks so cozy with the tea stamps!

Rebecca said...

Any tea-drinker would definitely love this. It's a great, thoughtful, and still economical, gift!

Lori said...

Fantastic gift!!!

Lori said...

Fantastic gift!!!

Lori said...

Fantastic gift!!!

Michelle said...

This is a great gift...love the colors...great idea - so affordable for sure!

BethieJ said...

Michele this is FABULOUS!! I really love it.. what a great gift!!!

kimosabescraps said...

such a darling idea!!

Amy said...

Oh, I love the scalloped edges of the box. This is a great gift idea!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome!!! tfs!!

Sue Pardue said...

Great project Michele!!!

Karli said...

great project! Love all the details. (I love Stash teas, myself :) TFS!

Marge said...

OMG, this is totally fabulous -- may have to copy this to go with my card when I find the Christmas tea -- is that a fair trade for granting you the rights to "Christmas blend"?!!! Tee-Hee -- it totally made me smile!!! I so want some of Claire's stamps & the one you used here is TOP of the list!!!

Terri said...

Nice job. This will definitely make a great gift.

peggysue said...

That is a very cool box, a nice gift container, great idea!

resmith said...

What a fantastic box!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a great gift box! I sure would love to be on the receiving end of one of these babies! :) TFS

Lizzie Jones said...

This is such a great idea! I think I may have to make a few of these for neighbors and acquaintances. Thanks for sharing!

Dru said...

OMGosh, this is such a great gift idea - your little teapots are adorable and I love all the detail!

Babies- Beth said...

Gosh, how clever and creative you were! It's so perfect, anyone would know you love them if they recieved this gift from you!

Val said...

Great Job Michelle. Love this idea. I'll be CASEing it for sure.

Sherry said...

Fabulous!!

Liz said...

Wow..this turned out awesome! way to go!!

anya said...

Ooh this is so pretty! I love everything about it! Fantastic job!

Cammie said...

You are way too clever! This is fantastic.

Linda said...

Fabulous! I saved this one to try myself. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Julia Aston said...

I love your box! the plaid stamping is super behind the cute teapots and the scalloped edge on the cover and dividers inside the box make one lovely gift idea!!

Dana said...

Wonderful gift idea! Love your stamped plaid!!