Friday, January 15, 2010

Tea Pots II & more inspiration

I had so much fun making the tea pot card and I needed another birthday card as I mentioned, that I decided to make another one using different paper. I also spied a darling little "tea box" in my February issue of Martha Stewart Living that I wanted to recreate. The template is similar to some boxes I have made over the years, so it wasn't hard for me to make.

I decided that the tea pot card I made earlier will go to my daughter's friend and this one will go to my friend. She doesn't drink tea, so the box will not be filled with tea, but some other fun little goodies. The paper that I used for this project is also by Making Memories. It is called Chloe's Closet and it came out last year as well. I love using goodies and papers from my stash.

It makes me feel less "hoarderish". I used to call myself a "hoarder" quite a bit in regards to my papercrafting, but after watching the "Hoarders" show on A&E, I really don't want to use that term anymore! LOL! Have any of you watched it? It always makes me want to clean up, organize and clear out! I have organized many a closet, cupboard, etc. after watching it! Anway, I am sure you don't want to hear about that!



Of course, you can see that the layout of the card is exactly the same as the previous card, which really made life easy, but equally fun because I was using new papers and ribbon. I also had fun deciding which images to use on the box. I may have "overworked" the box a bit, but I still like it and I hope my friend will, too!










The box featured in Martha Stewart Living had the closure just like this, which is always fun and gave me an excuse to use up some eyelets, which generally sit untouched. I gave the box some interest by using different papers for each panel on the box. I also layered the stamped images for a little extra detail.


I added a large flower to the top as well as a punched butterfly as I did on the card. The handle is simply ribbon that has been threaded through holes on the side and then I added the ribbon bows with glue dots.


Again, I had a lot of fun putting this little ensemble together. I hope you enjoy it and that it is not "tea pot" overkill! LOL! Also, I decided to use up some fabric from my stash to create a fun little present for my daughter's friend, which I will share when I get it all "figured" out! I will post it to my Thimbles and Thread blog, but I will leave a link. I also have a couple other projects to share that I still need to get photographed. Thanks for fluttering by!

16 comments:

Jennifer Roach said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!

Amy Rohl said...

I love both of your teapot cards, and that box is just sweetness! The bright and cheery colors are making me want Spring!

Hoping to hear baby news soon!

Hugs,
Amy

diane mcvey said...

That is just FANTASTIC! Beautiful! I love it!
And I want to wish you a very easy and good delivery...I have watched your countdown to baby square from the beginning! I can't believe it's time for the baby to arrive!!!
The very best to you and your family. There is no better time in your life, than when you are giving birth and have little ones. I hope you enjoy every moment with your new little priceless gift :D

Melisa Hunter said...

Another great card! I love the mix of patterned papers!

Missy said...

You are just awesome. I love this. Great job!!! So not overkill on anything, just perfect. TFS!!!

Robin McK said...

Your card and box are absolutely divine! I love the papers/colours you used!

Janine said...

I love your work and follow every day!! I would LOVE the dimensions for your tea box... It is beautiful!!
Hope the baby arrives soon!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I just had to stop by and tell you how lovely these cards are!! I love both cards very much! They are so inspiring! Thank you for sharing them!

ChristineCreations said...

Kelly I really love the papers and colors in this one. It's so sweet and eye-catching.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Another beautiful card. Love the paper used to create it.

Karen B said...

This is stunning. I love all the detail and the lovely teapot stamp. You always know just how to create an eye-catching card. Thinking you of for the next few days....

Steph said...

Really beautiful. x

Jenn said...

WOW, Kelly! You knocked this one out of the park! Very inspiring!

Dee Dee said...

Beautiful cards! I didn't know you had another blog. Off to hunt for it. :)

texasjodylynn said...

WOWZERS! Gorgeous!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Just so so pretty, love the paper piecing on the teapot!