Archive for June 2nd, 2010

Life is like a box of chocolates

Jun 2, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

Well the MTME release has come and gone, but the projects will continue ALL week long 😀 I still have so many great projects to come, so make sure you stop by all week.

On thing I think we can all agree on is that is has been “tea-riffic” Release!!

Today Silke Ledlow has a STUNNING project for you!

There is a little peek of it for you. Now you need to go check her out.

You will also want to look in on Catherine Doucette! She is whipping up the projects this week!

I have a project too! OF COURSE 😀

We are all utilizing the A Spot of Tea © stamp set


This is available in BOTH acrylic and digital! So something for everyone!

WOW! You all love your tea!!

A Spot of Tea has SOLD OUT! It is expected to be back in stock by mid month. Per request I have decided to allow you to still order the A Spot of Tea as well as the So Sentimental set!

Keep in  mind that part of your order will not ship until the set arrives back in stock (as stated in the store)

We do have our A Spot of Tea digital file available as well D More to come with this I promise 😀

Here is my project for today.

Homemade Chocolates


How DELICIOUS does this look?

I decided today I would show you a project using the Tea Tabbed Box (without the tea slot cut out) to give you some ideas of how pretty and fancy it can be, even when NOT using it for tea 😀


I used mine for chocolate!!

Don’t you just LOVE the tabbed front? So many design options.

It was the perfect fit for the All Tied Up: Oval (which was shrunken a bit :D) to use my sentiment from Well Preserved set on. I stamped my “Homemade” and then my “Chocolate” onto the tag, over the little stamped rosebud. I was so pleased to be able to have THAT particular combination within the set 😀 Its also perfect for chocolate covered fruits 😀

For my box I kept it simple and used the Tea Parlor paper,  which is just so GORGEOUS! I fell in lobe with it from first glance.

You don’t need lots of bells and whistles when you have paper like that.tea-box-choc.JPG

Here is the top view. I wanted my tea cup to be the focus of this, and obviously the Tea Parlor paper was my GO TO for inspiration. If you haven’t tried out Digital paper yet you should!! We have several FREE packages for you to try, so you can see the QUALITY before you even buy 😀

I also have a video on how to use the digital paper—> HERE!


I stamped my lined and scallop tea cup pattern from the A Spot of Tea © stamp set on the top & bottom of my cup, which was made using the A Spot of Tea Cut File. I then inked up the roses! For a subtle additional WOW! I used the flourish pattern from Fanciful Flourishes, in a pale pear ink.


I colored the “tea” on my cup.

I added some ribbon onto the handle, then for a stunning addition used a wired butterfly I had in my stash of dingle-hoppers (remember the lil mermaid?).

Now what do we have tucked inside?


A perfect treat of homemade chocolate covered toffee, and some afternoon tea! OF COURSE!



See that little “something” on the right side. Well that my friends is our NEW! Time for Tea Bag Pretty Pieces Cut File

I knew NO tea pot template or A Spot of Tea © stamp set would be complete without a “tea bag” style “tea” holder!

Time for Tea Bag $2.50


Available in PDF, SVG, WPC, DXF, GSD 

Ever wish you had the perfect little “tea bag” wrapper to give your own tea samplers to others? Well this is the perfect cut file for you! In just a minute you can make the ultimate tea favor! Complete with 2 pretty pockets, sized perfectly to hold your special tea bags! 

You will definitely want to check out our A Spot of Tea Pretty Impressions Stamp set, as well as the Tea For You & Tea Tabbed Pretty Packaging to complete the plethora of amazing tea gifts, cards, tags, favors and ideas!

Note: I used the A Spot of Tea Cut File for my little tag too 😀


My tea bag was first printed using the Vintage Stripes Collection 2 A simple bow, and my tag from the A Spot of Tea © set was a perfectly simple touchHere is the side view. Tucked together, just like a tea bag 😀 Even my tag is hung like that of a real tea bag.

I used a magnetic closure for my project


It literally just unfolds!


Each side holds one to two teabags, with the idea they can enjoy a cup with you or a friend! Makes a super party favor or tea sampler!

OR for some other ideas:

Put in some Crystal Light or other “TO – GO” flavor packets that everyone sells now too!!

You can use it as a money holder

A dip packet holder (I LOVE Tastefully Simple dip mixes, and they make great gifts)

Movie tickets

Homemade coupons for chores, babysitting…..

Facial packets

Maybe put in some Tylenol travel packets???

Design 2 mini cards to keep tucked away…..

You get the idea. 

Open side 1


Here you can see I utilized the Flourished Frame from Killer Curves: Fancy Frames to “frame” my sentiment.

This is the set:


It is REALLY pretty (as you will see) and coordinates with a cut file: Killer Curves Frame

The frame was stamped and embossed with white embossing powder.

The dashed circle border is from Just For You, and the sentiment, and Rose bud is from A Spot of Tea ©

Open Side 2


On the other side of the tea bag I repeated my design, only this time I used the Time for Tea sentiment from the Just For You set.


Pretty Packaging © template – Tea Tabbed Box

Pretty Impressions © Stamps- A Spot of  Tea, Well Preserved, Killer Curves: Fanciful Frames, Just for You, Fanciful Flourishes

Pretty Printables Digital Paper: Tea Parlor Collection, Vintage Stripes

Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: OSW White, Disclosure, Blushing

Ink: Momento, Copic Markers

Pretty Pieces © Cut File- Time For Tea Bag, All Tied Up: Oval

 flower by Prima, Ribbon by May Arts

Thanks so much for stopping by. I can’t wait to see what YOU make using all our new goodies! Tomorrow I have another special project, so I will see you back here then!

Until tomorrow.

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WOW! You all love your tea!!

A Spot of Tea has SOLD OUT! It is expected to be back in stock by mid month. Per request I have decided to allow you to still order the A Spot of Tea as well as the So Sentimental set!

Keep in  mind that part of your order will not ship until the set arrives back in stock (as stated in the store)

We do have our A Spot of Tea digital file available as well 😀

I’m happy you are all enjoying this release 😀 I cannot wait to see your projects.

My Etsy

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