And then I saw this week's WaltzingMouse Sketch Challenge #109. Whoa!!! My project for this week's challenge is done! Coincidence? (Note to self: buy a lottery ticket). In the meantime, take a peek at my tea bag holder / dispenser. Today's post is picture-heavy - sorry!
|Here's the top. No patterned papers; just lime green and vanilla CS, die cut and stamped with a sentiment from WMS Compact Sentiments.|
|The box base is 2.75" x 2.75" and stands 6" tall. I stamped "Tea" with WMS Victorian Alphabet set and cut with Spellbinders dies.|
|The patterned paper is called "Ladybug Garden" by Doodlebug. I love this paper - so cheerful and bursting with summer goodness - minus the heat!|
|Embellishments come in the form of pink bling and red twine. Keeping it simple , y'all!|
|Here it is with the lid open. I punched the edges with X-Cut Lacey Trim.|
|And this is what it looks like from behind. Yep, all neat and tidy, folks.|
I'm including a series of pictures that may shed some light on how I constructed the teabag holder / dispenser. It's really very very simple, but since I'm lousy at tutorials, I'll let the pictures clarify my story:
|Here are the decorative panels. I cut the green CS 1/8" smaller than the walls of the box and the patterned papers leave a quarter inch border around the green CS.|
|These are the Spellbinders dies I used.|
|And finally, meet my battle-worn muse: the original box. I measured my box to fit these teabags.|
Papers: Doodlebug "Lady Bug Garden"
Spellbinders Dies: Classic Ovals LG S4-110; Labels 19 S4-311; Lacey Ovals S4-314
Waltzing Mouse Stamps: Compact Sentiments; Victorian Alphabet
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
If you've never made a teabag dispenser before, give it a try. It looks like a lot of work but is in fact very straightforward and you can dress in up or down to suit the occasion.
Taking my box to a couple of Anything but a Card challenges: Die Cutting Diva and Dutch Dare Challenge #176; and over at Stampin with Dragon's Blog they're playing with Summer Colours. You can also find me over at Make It Monday #101.
I'm off to enjoy the rest of the Saturday. Thanks for stopping by and ploughing through the pics. Have a great weekend, take care and I'll see y'all on Monday.
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