Sunday, 22 April 2018

Positively Papercraft National Tea Day 2018 Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to my blog! If you've not been here before it's where I share my paper craft projects and also thoughts on paper craft supplies, the occasional haul or Stampin' Up! related thoughts and news. I also love to take part in the online craft world challenges and this one is very dear to my heart being a tea drinker. I love the stuff but also I'm always amazed at how paper crafters can take a tea bag and make it into a gorgeous gift simply by creating packaging for it.

I've been inspired to make some tea related creations in the past but this one was created specifically for my Stampin' Up! upline, Ann Melvin's blog hop from her blog Positively Papercraft. I suggested we had some kind of tea themed challenge and Anne was kind enough to agree to let us roll with it. The team are not all able to participate but hopefully there will be one or two tea themed blog posts for you to go and visit.

I chose to make this gorgeous tea bag and biscuit gift box which is great for a little gift for a friend or colleague or to make and sell at craft fayres.

My project uses some retiring Stampin' Up! colours with a box base which is made of Sweet Sugarplum with Sweet Sugarplum stamping onto Vellum for the tea bag envelopes. I just love how the large floral stamp from the Wood Works stamp set (carrying on into the new catalogue) creates this super dainty gorgeous design on vellum.

Inside the box I added an insert to divide it so that the bickies could go in one side and the tea bags in the other, I used Very Vanilla cardstock for this and stamped it using the larger flower from the retired Tea Shoppe stamp set and a contrasting colour the retiring Soft Sky.

I took strips of the left over stamped vellum and added them to the sides of the slide in box and also made a little pull to enable easy sliding in and out of the box.

For the wrap for the box I used Very Vanilla again, this time stamped in the same colours and with the same stamp as I used for the Vellum. On top of this I added a layer of Sweet Sugarplum card stock  and then added for contrast a layer of soft sky stamped again with the large flower from Tea Shoppe tone on tone. I finished the whole thing off with a layer of Very Vanilla stamped with Sweet Sugar Plum using the three cups from the Tea Shoppe set and the Tea for Two sentiment. The very final touch was three basic gems pearls in each corner of the box topper.

I loved putting this together and there is a video on my You Tube channel showing the design process and giving measurements so do check that out. Also check out other projects in this little hop and most of all enjoy National Tea day!

Click HERE to move to Ann's project and HERE to move to Jacqui's and HERE to move to Jane's.


  1. Replies
    1. I'm learning from the vellum queen :D x

  2. This is so cute. I love that you have a divider in it.

    1. Thank you Cindy. I think a little divider which is simple to make can just add a little extra finish to a box.


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