Tea for Two - Last Swap

This is my last swap of the convention, I swear!!  I will caveat that with the fact I received lots of swaps in return and would love to share them with you soon.  But as for me, this is the last.  It was a last minute swap, as they had sat on my table unfinished but a dose of inspiration from the first day of convention helped me finish them.  These were made at night and hence the dodgy photos, but you will surely get the general idea :)

Did you notice the little flower on top?  I used the Itty Bitty punch to cut a flower from the DSP!!
So grab yourselves a cuppa (I did), and have a look at these!!  These first few little Tea Sachets were based on a template I had purchased online (contact me for further info) and I made them up as they were designed.  They had a double pocket inside to hold two tea bags.  

I used the adorable papers from the Sale-a-Bration range, which I still just LOVE!!  This first sachet opens up with the papers on the inside.

 This second sachet uses the Subtles DSP patterns pack on the 'outside'.  Both are a great way of using up your favourite pieces of DSP.  I have used velcro to keep the sachet closed.  I also decorated both the inside and outside with the Tea Shoppe stamped images and some little punches here and there.  Those itty bitty punches are just adorable!!

Anyway, in my excitement of making a little project *that was kind of quick* I then realised I didn't have enough tea bags in the pantry.  Remember, it's night-time, it's Canberra Winter and I didn't want to go outside to the shops!  So I adapted the design to make it just a one tea bag holder.

Using Melon Mambo Cardstock and matching DSP

Pink Pirouette CS and Melon Mambo DSP

Certainly Celery DSP & CS

Pacific Point CS & Certainly Celery DSP
I used my Modern Label punch, sponged the edges with matching ink and used punch-outs from the Itty Bitty punch range and Boho Blossoms.  Of course a little pearl was a cute touch.  With these swaps, I didn't use Velcro but made sure the flap of the sachet tucked under the label which successfully held it in place.  There's always work arounds, especially when the velcro would have just ripped up the papers!!

And as a side note, I have bought some more tea!!

Here's what I used:
Stamps: Tea Shoppe
Papers: Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Early Espresso and So Saffron CS and coordinating DSP (Everyday Enchantment or Subtles Pattern Pack)
Punches: Scallop Oval, Oval, Boho Blossoms, Itty Bitty & Modern Label
Other: Pearls, sticky strip, Blender Pen & sponge daubers

ps this took longer to write than anticipated.  My last mouthful of tea was cold.  Uurgghh....

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