Friday, December 2, 2011

SNSDC31 - Tea Bag Wallet

This week's challenge at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge blog is to make some type of gift.  It doesn't matter if it's big or small, one or many, quick or not.  The only requirement is that it must have a digi stamp somewhere on it.

I saw this Christmas Tag Wallet Tutorial on SCS a couple weeks ago and had been really wanting to give it a try.  I decided to turn it into a tea bag wallet.  The tutorial was VERY easy to follow.  I didn't make any adjustments in sizing for my wallet.  The only thing I added was a piece of paper to decorate the top of it.

I used PSE to make my teapot and tea cup scene using the Tea Time Digital Stamp Set and added the verse from the Baked with Love Digital Stamp Set.  I pieced the tea bag with parchment paper and then added the "used tea bag" look with copics.  DMC floss and a parchment paper scrap (also colored with copics) completed the tea bag.  The tea in the cup was colored with copics and then I applied a couple coats from a glaze pen to add a wet look.  A few steam wisps courtesy of a copic marker completed the decorative panel.

The inside of the wallet will hold 6 tea bags. If you are not a tea drinker and are making this for a gift, choose your tea bag brand carefully because not all tea bags are individually wrapped. The pockets are 3" wide and 1.25" tall.

Some other items you could try in this type of wallet are:
**individual instant coffee packets in the pockets with maybe some creamer or sweetner
**Crystal Light type drink packets.
**some brands of hot chocolate mixes would fit but because of their height you might need to adjust the top pockets 
**chocolate candy squares

This wallet would make a great gift for a teacher, hairdresser, Sunday School teacher or even just a "Thinking of You" gift for a friend.  Quick, easy and cute!  What's not to like?

Cardstock:  Recollection
Patterned Paper:  SEI (Winnie's Walls), Jillibean Soup (Watermelon Gazpacho Soup), Fiskars Parchment paper
Stamps:  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Baked with Love & Tea Time Digital Stamp Sets)
Ink:  ColorBox Fluid Chalk (Chestnut Roan)
Embellishments/Tools:  DMC Floss (ecru), Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pen, Copics, Spellbinders Label 4 (reg. & small), Sakura Glaze pen, Twinings Tea Bags (Earl Gray & English Breakfast Tea)

I'm entering my Tea Bag Wallet in the following challenges:
The Crafty Bloggers Network #5 - Other Than a Card - 3D project
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #131 - Christmas Present

I hope you'll play along with us this week and show us your crafty gifts.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll come back soon.


Im just me - Marleen said...

A fab project. Thanks for joining the CBN challenge xxx

Jan Marie said...

This is just so clever, Stephanie!! Cute and useful! Love the sweet little sleeve and your paper piecing, too!! Blessings!

Emma Goddard said...

Brilliant, thanks for entering the CBN challenge, good luck x

Nikbee said...

This is such a great idea. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

Franz♥ said...

Wonderful idea, love it!

Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz (GDT for December)

kim edmonds said...

great project, thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

Unknown said...

This is such a fabulous gift Stephanie! I love the quick, easy but beautiful project like this! The digital images and paper piecing look fantastic too.

Kards by Kathi said...

I love this tea wallet. Is here any chance that you could give me instructions for it? Thanks.


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