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.