Monday, June 14, 2010


Are you ready for some shabby chic? about some tea?...even better...shabby tea!

Today I am going to share with you the project and card I made for The Shabby Tea Room's Shabby Little Design Team Call! I am so excited for this chance to be included with so many talented and friendly people. I love their challenges and would honor the opportunity to join their team. Let's start with the inspiration Antique Red Victorian Tea Pot...

I could not wait to go through my stash of supplies for this one...I knew exactly what paper I wanted to use and you should have seen me in my scraproom...I like to be surrounded by all the items I am thinking about using so they are spread out all over the floor and I can pick up whatever I want within arms reach! So, without further ado, here they shabby little damask tea box and matching card!

I started with a wooden box and applied this lovely red and ivory Kaiser Vagabond Wanderer dp (that's the one paper I knew I had to use!) with Modge Podge to the outside of the box and top of the lid. The entire box is edged in Craftsmart brick red dye ink for that vintage feel. Then came the dark red silk ribbon along the edge of the box lid...sheer ribbon with a red damask pattern lays over that. The box lid is topped with four ivory lace doilies, a Bazzill paper flower, Heidi Swapp red flower and the inspiration of it ivory teapot cut from the stencil I made off the inspiration photo since I don't own a teapot stamp. It's edged in red and adorned with a red velvet damask cutout from a piece of MME Lush red damask paper. A few Queen & Co. pearls make it shine...and finally a touch more ribbon and a Jenni Bowlin red vintage style button on the front of the box gives it the finishing touch! I filled the box with some Bavarian Wild Berry tea...yum!

And now for the matching card. I started with Bazzill french vanilla and added more of the Kaiser damask paper. I cut out a small piece of french vanilla with my Spellbinders labels one and edged it in the same ink as the box. I cut out a larger damask from the MME Lush paper and topped it with more of the red pearls. The sentiment is from the new Hero Arts Great Flourishes Messages stamp set. I love this saying...don't you! Oh my, I can not get enough of this silk ribbon so I tied a little bow, layed atop another lace doilie and finished it off with another Jenni button with a pearl accent.

I really hope you like it...I am so looking forward to seeing the new DT members...I just hope it's me! Thanks for stopping by today!

1 comment:

  1. This is absolutely wonderful ... so shabby, vintage and fabulous!!! Thanks so much for your interest in The Shabby Tea Room DT Call -- good luck :)


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