I'm waltzing today. Waltzingmouse Stamp Blog Waltzing to be exact. Today is the August Blog Waltz and the theme is Tea or Coffee. I had a little bit of a snafu with my Afternoon Tea stamp set. I was lucky enough to borrow one from a sweet friend who generously sent her set for me to use for this blog waltz. In the meantime, I found one to buy from another crafty friend. I sent the first set back, unused as I anticipated the purchased set to arrive any day. Well, through no fault of the sender, my stamps apparently are circulating all around the United States and have never made it to my home yet. So, what to do now?
I downloaded the free ( yes, free!) Tea Bag Baggie template from Waltzingmouse stamps. Did you know they have lots of things available digitally? Well, thank goodness for that because I was able to make a really cute little bag that is absolutely perfect to hold some of my Huckleberry Tea Bags I was planning to give to my Mom for her birthday next weekend. If you have never had Huckleberry Tea, it is delicious and I brought home several packages of this tea last week from my vacation in Montana. I had all things Huckleberry while I was there. Tea, ice cream, honey, and jam just to name a few.
I realized that the Festive Foliage stamp set from Waltzingmouse has some berry images in it that are absolutely identical to Huckleberries (they look a lot like blueberries). The leaves aren't exactly right, but close enough. After I printed and cut out the tea bag baggie template, I stamped a cute background of berries and leaves. It was a cinch to fold it up and scortape the edges. I used a Spellbinder label in Royal Velvet impressed with a vine embossing plate to seal the package closed. I punched a few holes in the top and threaded some green striped ribbon to secure it. I added a little embellishment of some leaves and berries that were cut out and a little sentiment, just so my Mom knows what is in the package. I think it turned out really cute for a spur of the moment project. Make sure you check out all the digital products that Waltzingmouse Stamps has to offer. They really were a lifesaver for me. Hope you enjoy the waltz.
What a lovely idea - to make a gift bag for the Huckleberry teabag! Looks fab!
I love the colors of your holly berries on this pretty tea holder!
Your little gift box is so cute! Love Huckleberries too.
adorable little box!
Huckleberry tea sounds delicious and will now have to find some to try. You did a wonderful job with this Waltz project and I'm so impressed with the lovely way you have decorated your package. Thanks for Waltzing along with us today!
absolutely love it!!
Those berries are gorgeous in purple...
the colors for this are just fabby!!
What a cute little gift package. How nice that WM has so many free digital images. You did a great job deviating from your original plan. I hope your tea set arrives soon.
Hmmm, now I'm going to be on the hunt for huckleberry anything! All your cards posted lately are just gorgeous, Cathy! Forgive my absence, Eric and I just returned from a trip to Germany and Austria and the house was painted while we were gone...can you say it's been a crazy few weeks? I'm trying to catch up on my 277 unread posts! School starts next Wednesday!
What a wonderful project! Love the little WM template and the paper pieced holly!
I love the teabag - your colors are beautiful! Who wouldn't love to receive this? Just perfect!
Really lovely, Thelma
What a great gift idea Cathy. I love the colours and design. I'd never heard of huckleberry tea before but it sounds very refreshing somehow!
What a fabulous recovery! And yes, Huckleberry anything is just plain wonderful.
Soooooo cute!! LOVE your tea baggie!! The purple and green is so fun!
This looks lovely!
So pretty. I love the stamping that you did on the Tea Baggie box. Your mom is going to love it!
What an adorable little gift!! I love that you did the berries in purple...gorgeous!
What a great idea with the tea baggie, I'm imagining this for a christmas gift too!
Way to go to making your tea-inspired project. I love the idea of packaging those huckleberry tea into those tea bag templates! Your mum will be delighted. Way to go on making your Festive Foliage work for your project :)
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