Monday, 9 May 2011

Waltzing Mouse thank you tea set

Hello everyone,

I hope you had a good weekend and are easing nicely into the new week. We went out for a meal with our eldest son on Friday evening but then spent the rest of the weekend quietly at home for a change. We got some plants for the garden and my husband spent the time planting them and tidying up the garden, whilst I got lots of time to craft.
Waltzing Mouse stamps are going to be 2 years old on 21st May and Claire is holding a birthday tea to celebrate. You have to use a tea baggie or cup template and come up with something partyish. I decided to make up an afternoon tea party basket as a thank you gift and this is what I made:-


I printed the tea baggie template onto double sided card and before I put it together, I cut an aperture from the front with a Nesties Labels Four die.


 I then stamped one of the Rescue Remedy stamps onto acetate with black stazOn ink (I hope this doesn't damage clear stamps) and stuck this behind the aperture.


I used a Marianne Creatables leaf die to provide some foliage and cut some flowers with a Cuttlebug die.


I then cut a smaller Labels four die and stamped Enjoy from Rescue Remedies Additions, and a few leaves from Tiny Trees. Tea bags in a white bag were placed inside the baggie and it was sealed with a silk flower and the label.


I had some homemade strawberry jam and made a label from Nesties Labels fourteen and stamped it with an image from Holiday Labels and a sentiment from Frame It.


The top label was made with Papertrey Ink My Punny Valentine stamps and punches. It was finished of with some net and a bit of blue ribbon around the lid. I finally took a white napkin and stamped the chevron design from Off Beat Backgrounds onto it (a great idea stolen from Kate Whelan who does it so much better), to line a little basket for some homemade scones and these little goodies.



Whew - way to mix lots of different stamp set and make a complete mess of the desk!

 So Happy Birthday Waltzing Mouse and may you have continued success.
I'm also going to enter this into the Wee Memories challenge 55

Thanks for looking.
Hugs
Carol x





27 comments:

  1. This is adorable...a beautiful gift set that is sure to be much appreciated!!

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  2. Lovely gift Carol, I would be delighted to receive this (scones and all....lol)

    Hugs
    Vicki x

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  3. What a super fantastic gift basket filled with fabulous creative goodies!! LOVE your teabag with the Labels 4 cutout!! And your jam decorations are darling!! LOVE this!

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  4. This is really a gorgeous gift basket, you did an outstanding job and I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled with it!

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  5. What a lovely lovely gift Carol. Its all so pretty - and delicious! You tea baggie is so beautiful with those lovely flower die cuts - gorgeous!

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  6. I'd be so pleased to receive a gift like this - the colours are just gorgeous! I love the acetate window in the tea baggie!! Brilliant!

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  7. Wow, what a cute set! I love the way you arranged the Rescue Remedies bit behind the reverse die cut--must try that! I'd be glad to come to tea at your house anytime!

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  8. Absolutely fabulous; you did a fabulous job and this gift set is breathtaking!
    Hugs,
    Stella
    X

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  9. Carol
    That is beautiful!!! I have an award for you on my blog!!!

    www.littlecreationsblog.blogspot.com

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  10. Hi Carol,I love your projects!! Your Rescue Remedy little baggie looks awesome! I love the colours and the little window you made. Great idea! And, your strawberry jam is a lovely gift,looks delicious!
    Thanks very much for commenting on my blog. I really appreciate it ;) Have a marvellous day!!

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  11. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog.
    I see you've used them. Funny.

    Was it a fun bag to make something with it. With that Waltzing Mouse stamps is also nice to combine.

    Greetings Astrid.

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  12. Carol, this is the sweetest gift set I've ever seen! I really love how you have the sentiment showing through the window in the tea bag packaging. The flower embellishments make it so elegant!

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  13. What a sweet gift set- the recipient will love it! Thanks for joining in at Wee Memories this week!

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  14. Oh, this is so lovely, Carol!!! What a fun basket of stuff this is, sure Claire will be very very happy if you bring this to the party!! I love the fun teabaggie, love the colors!!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  15. the recipient - so lucky person, thanks for sharing!

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  16. Such a pretty gift set you've created! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories this week.

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  17. What a perfect ensemble! Everything is so well put together and pretty!

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  18. Such a lovely tea gift basket.
    The window and the sentiment make that baggie look so wonderful. those die cut leaves are fab.

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  19. What a great gift you've put together. I have the balm stamp set but haven't used them yet. I use stazon on clear stamps but use stazon cleaner straight away and then wipe any residue off with a baby wipe.

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  20. Oh wow! This is just fabulous! I love it

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  21. Very pretty! I'd love a pretty gift basket like that! I've just spotted the scottie dogs too, they are fab!

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  22. Yum! What beautiful things for a birthday tea. Such a pretty flower and leaf die.

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  23. A gorgeous gift set, love the tulle dec on the jam, and the baggie is gorgeous, love that deep blue card. Good luck!

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  24. What a great little set for a tea party!! thank you for joining us for our 2 year anniversary!!! Good luck in the draw!

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  25. What a wonderful gift set you created!! I love the colors you used on this!

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Carol x

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