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Hostess Tea Gift Set

Happy Wednesday! Today’s set is going to a friend who just moved into a new house and will be hosting a house warming party soon. Even though she insisted on no gifts, I just can’t show up emptied handed, here’s what I came up with.


I’ve been wanting to make a tea gift set and Verve’s A Cup of Life set is just perfect for it (I also sneaked in a couple of images/sentiments from the equally adorable Delightful & Delicious set). The gift set consists of a card, a coaster, a tea box, and a box of cookies. I’m also using some templates designed by Jan Hosford called Hybrid Helper ~ Small Packages. All paper, some digital, is from Paper Temptress. Okay ready for some close-ups? Make yourself a hot cup of tea and enjoy!

The first item is actually the last item I made, the card.


I used this week’s SCS Sketch Challenge (SC243) and the Cup of Life set. The blue paper is called Sky Blue Crepe ruche textured paper – you see it her in the background strip I used my Martha Stewart’s Loop Edger Punch on as well as the matting for the main image/sentiment. Across the bottom I added a strip of black gingham ribbon and on top of that a piece of Black Plastic Touch paper. To give it a bit of a pop I added a row of halfback pearls.

The main piece I stamped on Heavenly White Premium Ultrasmooth card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it in with Copics. I added some prima flowers with halfback pearls in the middle and a strip of ribbon threaded through a Making Memories buckle.

The next project is the coaster.


I bought this coaster from Oriental Trading Company. It actually comes in a set of four in a nice wooden holder. So you can either use it as a set (which I will be showing you at a later time) or give them out individually.

I used the same paper as in the card with the exception of the black card stock. I stamped the sentiment from Delightful & Delicious and cut it out with Nestabilities die. I then stamped the cup from the A Cup of Life set and colored it in with Copics. To finish it off I tied a piece of black gingham ribbon around it and a halfback pearl in the middle.

Now onto the boxes. As I mentioned above, I made two using two different templates from Jan’s Hybrid Helpers ~ Small Packages set. Here’s the first one which I used to hold the tea.


Inside the box are two holders. Here’s a close up.


and here’s a photo of it opened.


I was beyond jazzed to be able to use one of the tags from Stampin’ Up!’s Two Tags Biz Die…cool or what? I just cut out a couple using the ruche paper and decorated as shown! The frame and tea word is from the A Cup of Life set.

The next box holds tea cookies.


To decorate the box I layered two flowers from Stampin’ Up! Pretties Kit and added sentiment, frame and cup from the A cup fo Life set. I decorated the cellophane bag as well. Here’s a before shot of it.


I used the same set plus some images and sentiment from the Delightful & Delicious set and stamped them on the cellphane bag with StazOn ink. Here’s what the bag looks like with the cookies inside.


Finished it off with some ribbon, a prima flower, and halfback pearl! That’s it, thanks for sticking through such a long post! Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

Hope you’re inspired to make something fun using these yummy papers!

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