Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Tea Box

Hi Everyone,
Friday, I trotted off to Circleville, Ohio, outside of Columbus, Ohio, to take two classes from Terri Sproul. Terri is a gifted artist and hosts a free get together on most Tuesday evenings. Terri also has a FB group, All Things Terri Sproul, and it is available to join. Terri shares techniques and info on different products.

Terri  is in town from California, for the next couple of weeks visiting friends, going to a show and teaching classes. The classes I attended were held at the nicest store, Creative Chaos. Loved her store, lots of Graphic 45 and things to go with those fabulous papers and many other great stamps and "stuff". The store owner is Angela Beavers, what a great lady. Had a blast.

The first project I am sharing with you today is my fav, although I really like the 2nd one as well.

This project is a tea box, made using Graphic 45 papers from the Botanical Tea Collection. These papers are fantastic.

I wanted to make this box really sturdy and in doing so my back two corners got wonky, however, I just distressed the box as to make the whole box look really old and well used.Wait til I show you the inside.

The stripes are the backside of the paper I used. This box itself is made with just one 12X12 sheet from Graphic 45. The postage stamps and little cards are from a 2nd sheet in that line. Those are little tea bag covers inside the box. Aren't they cute!!

And the stamp images are so perfect to attach to the end of the tea bag string.

Thank you Terri for a great project, this class was so enjoyable!!

I am submitting this project to the following challenges:

I will be sharing the other project with you Thursday. In the meantime stop back Tuesday for my Craft-Dee BowZ post for April.

Have a great week!!


tilly said...

a beautiful box, I like the papers and the cute tea bags, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz challenge

maureenjscott said...

Oh this is fabulous Barbara! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Left of Center, great to see a new face! Hope you will join us again for the chance to win fabulous sponsor prizes! Best wishes, Mo DT Coordinator. xxx

Hopemore Studio said...

That is beautiful. So glad you took your trip and shared with us!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your beautiful tea box and this would be a wonderful gift for tea lovers!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful gift this will make! Thanks for sharing with us at A Creative Need!

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Beautiful design and amazing palette. Lovely project! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

maria f. said...

Very pretty project. Love all the layers you incorporated into it. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

Laura said...

What a lovely box and the tea bag covers are great too!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenge

Crafting Vicky said...

wow that's such a great gift! Totally love this!

Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

PoppyK said...

Great creation thank you for joining in at Polkadoodles. Have a great day and Keeeeeeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT x

Gretha said...

A very beautiful tea box, the inside and the ouside is amazing
Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
x Gretha

fiona mctiernan walker said...

This is fabulous and love the pretty papers. Thankyou for joining our challenge at Crafty Girls.
Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Beautiful--I love 'up cycling' and you did it wonderfully! Thanks for entering our "Stack 'Um Up" Challenge at Simply Create Too & hope you join our next challenge too.

DT Member

Eiglas said...

Lovely project Barbara - love the colours and the idea!
Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Left Of Centre this week - hope to see your work again!
Eiglas (DT)