Monday, September 19, 2011

Relax and Enjoy!

Hi there and Happy Monday! I know last week was my official last day with The Shabby Tea Room, but since one of the new DT members was going to be a guest this week, I have been asked to do the honor...and I would never pass up another chance to hang out with Debbie and the Shabby Girls! This week, The Shabby Tea Room Challenge has us using this inspiration photo with a Vintage White theme! You are asked to use only neutral colors for your card or project...white, cream, tan, kraft, brown and black!

My little project started out as an empty tea container that I found in the cabinet of the lunchroom at work. I removed the label, cleaned it up and got busy giving it new life as a revamped tea container!

The current JustRite Friday Challenge 058 is called Frugal Friday and it's just what this container, re-cycling and re-using as a tea time gift!

I covered the tin with some neutral papers by DCWV from the Mariposa collection and added lots of JustRite stamps including... two sentiments from the Charmed on the front of the tin and the other on the tag on the lid; the tiny flourish on either side of the front sentiment and the larger flourishes on the the tin near the flower from the Kindness Set; the fancy circle on the top of the lid is from the You Inspire Me set and my matching gift card uses the Because I Care set!

There's lots of Spellbinders used here too...The Charm Dies were used on my tag; the frame and insert on the front of the tin are the Labels Eighteen dies; the rose is made with Spiral Blossoms One; and the leaves are from the Foliage set not to mention the circle dies used on the lid too!

Oh, I had so much fun embellishing this sweet tea tin! I added Distress Stickles to the frame on the front, some Tim Holtz Sizzix flourish die cuts, pearl flourishes, a double color shabby seam binding bow topped with a giant pearl, a mini rose bud with inked edges and some more leaves and seam binding on the lid!

Here's a closer look at the lid. I'm almost tempted to keep it for myself, but it's going to have a new home with a friend of mine!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join the Shabby Girls for a fun challenge!

Be sure to visit The Shabby Tea Room Design Team blogs too!

JustRite Friday Challenge 058 - Frugal Friday

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  1. Dear Pattie,
    I Just arrived at you blog. Oh my, do I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!!
    Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
    I invited you gently to visit my creative Website:

  2. This is stunningly GORGEOUS!!! I'm sure your friend will LOVE it!!!

  3. So pretty, Pattie ... I am sure your friend will love this made from the heart gift! Thanks for joining the Shabby Girls as our GDT this week -- hugs :)

  4. This is gorgeous and elegant! ;)

  5. SO STUNNING! What a great re-invention gift! Glad to have you as GD this week ;-)

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, Pattie!


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