Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tea Time

I've seen some cute tea bag holder cards around the blogosphere lately but, of course, didn't remember where I'd seen any of them them when I wanted to make one. As it wasn't a design I was looking for but rather a template, I did a Google search for "tea bag holder card" and came across this November 2007 post on one of my favorite blogs, Poetic Artistry. Julee's post provided a link to this post on a Split Coast Stampers forum. I had my template.

The only change I made was in adding two more "pages." To make them fit, I took an eighth inch off the width of the paper I used to create the center pages/envelopes. Scoring the same from each end, the spine of the center piece was 1/8-inch narrower and fit inside the outside piece. Following me? As I don't consider myself the best at explaining process, I'm thankful for the photographs which should tell the rest of the story. I paper-pieced the cup and was pleased with the way my little tag turned out. One of these days, I'll set it on the desk of a tea-lover friend at work.

Materials & Tools: Cocoa cardstock; Unforgettable paper packet; Cocoa and Sorbet ink pads; Flourishes Coffee with Friends and Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages stamp sets; Ribbon from Walmart; Ecru cotton crochet thread; Pewter eyelets; 1-inch circle punch; Terrifically Tacky Tape; 3M foam mounting tape.

I got a chuckle out of finding a blog post from 2007. I don't think I knew what a blog was at that time. Additionally, right up until the time when I started mine, I thought they were weird - a bunch of people talking/writing to themselves. Even as I was doing it, I thought it was strange for a long time. Obviously, I got over it, because this is post # 1,025. LOL.

Bjorn and Mathias are staying with us tonight. In fact, Grandpa missed them so much, he went and retrieved them from daycare right after lunch. They helped him with some yard work this afternoon. They also got their Gator out of the shed. It's charging on the patio and should be ready to roll in the morning. After Cameron and I got done with work, we all met for supper at a taco restaurant, and as I write, the boys and Grandpa are downstairs playing George of the Jungle on the Wii. I'm thinking I will probably go to bed at the same time the little guys do tonight. I got up at 5 a.m. this morning after a whopping four hours (or less) sleep. Perky this morning, I got quite a bit done before going to work early. By two p.m., however, I was thinking I could really use a nap, which, of course, I didn't get.

For now, I'm going to go spend some time with my little boys. I've missed them, too. On the rare occasions when we don't see them for a week or so, we notice subtle little changes , which probably isn't unusual when they are at ages when they are learning so fast. I hope your day was a good one. Thanks for stopping by, and take care!


Sparkle said...

What a fun project! It's darling.

Sarah said...

Totally love the tea bag holder idea and your tea cup is super cute!
My mom would totally agree with you about changes in grandkids... she and my dad only get to see their grandkids (my kids) once a year! It is tough for all of us. Enjoy those little guys!

Jenn said...

Very cute!! I love the tiny tea bag tag!!

Laurel said...

Wow this is perfect! I love it. Like you I didn't really know what a blog was back then and like you I thought that they were silly and why would anyone want one!

Jeanne said...

What a wonderful project and great post. I don't think I knew what a blog was then, either...look at us now! hee, hee.

Thanks for sharing all that you share, Kathi. Not only do I love what you create, I adore your family stories and insights.

Big hugs!

Ava said...

Thank you for this project - it's perfect for what I need! I so enjoy your posts - it's how I start my day :)
*inky hugs*