April 12, 2009

Tea for Two

A couple summers ago my good friend HB (Carol) sent me this adorable vintage strawberry teapot. Jordan and I had been having little tea parties out on the porch, using a bunch of other strawberry themed goodies and HB thought this would make the perfect addition. I adore this tea pot and I think of HB every time I see it. Well, as you know by now Papertrey is introducing a cute new set this month called Tea for Two, designed by Nichole. I immediately wanted to create something for a strawberry themed tea party. So I got out my tea pot, some vintage rick rack, some fabrics I purchased to make a table runner or something cute...and I found these three pages below from my Inspiration File. Zoom in to see the photos, I particularly love the red and white vintage fabrics in that cute table scape.
I went to work right away, starting with some home made patterned paper. I used Guidelines and Guidelines 2 to make some vintage looking patterns, using inks in Pure Poppy, True Black, Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado, and Spring Moss. These stamp sets remind me of Frank Lloyd Wright patterns (Arts and Crafts style architect). Zoom in to get a good look at the colors.
Here's my finished cards...perfect little invitations for a couple of girl friends. I used my original Tent Topper card layouts for these, putting the teapots front and center.
Here's a close up of the tea pots. I first outlined the inside edges of the teapot image with a tan Copic marker (E31), then blended it with a Colorless Blender(0). The red I used for the details is a Copic red (R29). The teapots are accented with the small strawberries from Green Thumb. Tiny vintage rick rack from my stash is along the bottom of the teapots. I cut and embossed the teapot images with square Spellbinder's Nestabilities and matted the images with a Pure Poppy square Spellbinder's Nestie.
For the bottom of the cards, I used a fun sentiment from Tea for Two, stamped onto a strip of cardstock. I embellished the strip with a Vintage Button (guess the new color), tied with black twine. Vintage yellow and red rick rack from my stash finishes off the sentiment piece.
As a little party favor for my tea party, I made some homemade tea bags using my mom's Orange Spiced Tea recipe. I spooned some into tiny zip lock bags (available at craft stores)...
...and then inserted the bagged tea into Small Glassine Sacks. I punched a scalloped square, then stamped on the *tea for two* sentiment from Tea for Two, and the cute little tea cup from Everyday Expressions(PTI's anniversary set). I finished off the little squares with some tiny red rick rack and then messy stitched the tag right onto the glassine sack.
And here's all my goodies together. Now who could I invite over for a little tea party??

Be sure to check Nichole's BLOG to see more of Tea for Two. I know many of you are already excited...the entire set is so darling and as usual Nichole has added in the best sentiments. I can't wait to see more creations with this set. I know they will be tea-riffic.

54 comments:

Arlana said...

Such a darling set. Love the added touches in your pictures. How SWEET!!!

joni h said...

W-O-W! Thanks for the info on the knee pads. Looked into it & ordered some for DD.

Cindy said...

Jeesh - how darling is this whole ensemble? Love the yellow and red ric rac - it totally gives the vintage feel to the project. You hav inspired me to get a notebook going for ideas. Thanks once more for the wonderful ideas.

Thi P. said...

Sooooo... CUTE!!!!

Heidi said...

Your projects are so sweet!!! I love the ric rac additions!

Cammie said...

So pretty. I have some vintage tablecloths. This project reminds me of them. Thanks for the great inspiration!

happiness blooms said...

Sheesh... time goes by tooo fast! I remember the little shop I found that teapot in - it had YOU written all over it! Love love LOVE your creations Mishie!

Anonymous said...

Love this!!! I love to come over for a tea party!! I just love how all of it coordinates to make the perfect presentation. AMAZING!!

HOPE J

Debbi said...

This is ADORABLE Mish!!! LOVE your strawberry ensemble!!

patriciad said...

Holy cow - how adorable. When is the tea party??! :-)

DeeDee said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Mish, you've really outdone yourself this time. How adorable is this idea!!! You know, I've never been to a tea party...but I just may have to create my own now just so I can send out some really cute invites like this! LOL!

BTW...I posted a tent topper card today too and I linked you up for the details on "how-to"! I love those little cards girlie! HUGS!

Little Mabel said...

You have added to my immediate desire to own this set. I love your interpretation. I also like that you and your DD take time for tea parties together. My own DD is grown now, but we used to enjoy those moments ourselves. Thanks for sharing.

Carol R said...

Your creations are beautiful. I love the vintage style and 'Tea for Two' will be a favorite of mine once I get my hands on it!

Dottie K. said...

Just adorable. Love what you created. I'm a tea drinker and so are several of my friends, what a great set. Love the little tea packages you created. My friend does the most amazing tea parties with all homemade food and scones. I can wait to create something for her wiht this set. :)

kristie sessions said...

absolutely adorable!! I love this Mish!

stampmiser said...

Oh, invite ME! Your whole set is truly adorable! Love all of your details, especially the tags stitched onto the tops of the sacks.

Kari_D said...

You are so amazing! I love the way you have used red and tan/taupe together. All the little details make this ensemble so amazing. THANKS so much for sharing!

Cyndi said...

Mish--I just love your vintage style, and I get so inspired and excited everytime I read one of your posts!! I was suprised to see how much I liked the combo of the guidelines background with a more "cutesy" image. To me, the guidelines backgrounds are too formal, and I wouldn't have ever used them with a more vintage look. Thanks for helping me think outside the box. And I love the ric rac--now that is something I would think to use with this image.

StampinginKansas said...

WOW...what a great project. Always inspired by your blog. Would you care to share your homemade tea recipe....I love tea. Thanks!

Vicky said...

This is SO cute! Just love it. I adore your style...your blog is my absolute favorite!

Artyjen said...

Super idea, beautiful colours.
xoxo

marilyn said...

love what you've done...this would fit right in my kitchen...my kitchen colors on my bridal registry were "red, white and strawberries"!

Marge said...

I'll come for tea!!! :-) Your project is beyond a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e! I only wish I could have everything I want from this release -- sigh!!!

Erin said...

Oh my goodness! You've added so many details and such amazing combinations of techniques!!!! I LOVE the background with gridlines 2 and the addition of the strawberries from your inspiration piece. Way to Go!

Donelda said...

me, me, .... invite me Michelle!!! :-) This is such an adorable ensemble!!

resmith said...

I love this set. So cute how you added the strawberries to your teapot to match the one your received as a gift.

BethieJ said...

SOOO CUTE! I love your ideas.. and that teapot is so sweet! I peeked at your friends blog.. had to book mark that one too! :)
Have a GREAT day!

Becky said...

This is a gorgeous set, love the teapot, and all the extras, O, and love the dp.

MarieL said...

Absolutely stunning card. The whole set is adorable. As usual, your creations are exceptional.

veronica said...

so bright and cheery! love it.

Jessica said...

Your cards are so pretty! I love the vintage style and colors.

Kathleen said...

Mish--love your cute cards/tea gifts! thanks for the great ideas~

Joann said...

These are terrific progects - well done!

Andrea Schultz said...

So stinkin cute, I can't even stand it! This project is killin me! btw, if you don't mind sharing, I'm sure several of us would like your mom's tea recipe. But I totally understand if it's a family secret =D stampteacherandrea@hotmail.com

Maureen said...

Those cards are just darling!! LOVE the background, the fantastic color combo, and the adorable strawberry teapots!!

dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness I love your blog. You do such beautiful things. You
have inspired me to set up my own blog. I am having a great time with it. Every morning checking your blog is part of my day. Cup of tea and your blog!!!

Dianna said...

So adorable!!! Would you please share your orange spiced tea recipe with us?? Pretty please?

Ann said...

Oooh, me, me, me! I wanna come over! ;) This is TOO cute!

Karen said...

This is the cutest idea ever. Love every bit of it. If I didn't live on the opposite side of the country, I would be knocking on your door for some tea. Your ideas are always amazing.

wisteriagirl said...

Your Blog is just...superdelicious!! I just can't seem to get enough of it. Hugs, Cindy

Gretchen R. said...

I love these tea kettles and the way you added the strawberries to decorate them! The strawberries remind me of old fashioned tea kettles!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

SWEET!!!! Me, me, invite me! I love friendship tea (that's what we call it here).

I love your projects! So much love and thought goes into each one. Girl you need to have your own tv show! I like Martha Stewart, but you could outdo her anytime! Ü

Anne-Marie said...

Once again am loving all your ideas. Thanks so much for sharing! Keep up the good work.
Anne-Marie
Salem, Oregon

Anonymous said...

Oh Mish, I love strawberries and your invitations are adorable. I would love to be invited!
Did I get it right and your tea is home-made as well? Would you share the recipe? THNAK YOU!
Love from Nessie

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

I've been waiting for a fabulous tea set, and it'll be here soon! Michelle, you've sure teased us all so well...fabulous job. And I love how all the PTI sets works so well with each other! You are fabulous! TFS!

Mrs. Kate said...

How cute! What a great do-it-yourself project!

reeree62 said...

WOW!!! I just LOVE this!!! How adorable....Such great ideas, Mish... thanks for sharing!

Heidi Kilgore said...

So CUTE Mish!
I love all of it! This reminds me of when I was little and my mom and I used to have tea parties. the look of the teapot and invitations remind me of some little vintage dishes I had when I was a kid. (I'm talking 1960's) Ahh,...Good times! I love that 50's 60's look.
Hugs,

Heidi

mommaladystamper said...

Oh Michelle, what a cute set you have made with the teapot set. Just adorable. It looks like everyone had a happy Easter with family. Alice R.

Elaine said...

MISH - GET OUT! That's way too cute! I love the little teapot and that you and your darling little one share tea on the porch.. I adore your style girlfriend...wow!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Be still my beating heart! What adorable projects! I am in love!

michelle said...

Theses are just way tooo cute!! But then again, what isn't of the things you create. You are always come up with some great ideas. Got any suggestions for a daughter who's trying out for cheerleader? I want to give her something for good luck. Also, could I get the recipe for the orange spice tea. My mother made that when I was little and I would love to taste that flavor again. Thanks,
Michelle
stampncreate.blogspot.com

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