Saturday, February 4, 2012

My Time Made Easy: A Year in Review and Just Us Girls #122 Sketch

Hi everyone!  Today is our last group post this month for My Time Made Easy's February release.  It's also the Just Us Girls sketch challenge, so I combined the two into this little set.  Lauren told us to use a previously released template, paper, and/or stamp set and package up something we "love".  Well, instead of making a Valentine themed project with the love theme, I made this.  Don't you just love the colors?  Want to know the inspiration behind them?  Keep reading.
The thing I love is tea, especially iced tea.  I used to go to McDonald's to get theirs because it is so good.  Then I found these Lipton cold brew tea bags and I think I should buy stock in the company because I buy so many boxes of these tea bags!  Anyway, the tea bag was my inspiration for the colors and the template I chose.
This template is the Tea Tabbed Box.  This template comes with an optional slot at the bottom of the template where a tea bag would come out.  I chose not to use the slot and make a solid box.  I used Pacific Point cardstock for the base of the template and decorated it with this paper from Farm Fresh digital paper pack.  I found some ribbon that matched nicely and made a tailored bow and a button.
I used three different flowers layered together in the coordinating colors to decorate the top.  It's finished off with a red button tied with some floss.
Here's the box shown open with the tea bags inside.  Pretty holds 10 of the tea bags (they are much larger than regular tea bags.
Like I mentioned earlier in the post, today is also our Just Us Girls challenge.  It's the first Saturday of the month, which meansour challenge for this week is a sketch challenge!  Kathryn is our hostess and she gave us this beautiful sketch.
And here's my take on the sketch.  I used the same Farm Fresh digital paper as on the template and the Pacific Point cardstock.  The focal image was created using two different stamp sets from MTME.  The tag and sentiment are from A Spot of Tea stamp set and the cup is from Grab a Cup stamp set.  I added some of the same ribbon that was used on the template.  The scallop border was created with an EK Success punch. 
Here's the gift set again so you can see how I used the tea bag as my inspiration for the template and card.
So now you have to stop by the JUGs blog to see all the girls' creations.  Just beautiful as usual!

You also should also stop by the blogs of the MTME design team.  Monique Hansen is sharing her last post as a MTME design team member.  We will certainly miss her creative flair with paper and stamps!

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to look at all the pictures in this post!  Hope to see you soon!



Lynn said...

What a beautiful box Lisa. That is some of my favorite MTME paper! And the coordinating card is awesome!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh I just love this tiny box! What a fabulous Hostess gift~

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Lisa!
love this tea box and card... I'm also your newest follower.... Can I ask is this a template for the tea box? I would really like to make this as gifts.... such a pretty inspiring idea..... Could you reply back and let me know too...

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

This is such an awesome tea box. It would be a wonderful gift. I just love the DP and bold blue CS. Have a crafty Sunday.

Andrea M said...

BEAUTIFUL Lisa! The colors are so beautiful - like china! What a stunning gift set!


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