The Perfect Pair Blog Hop

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

You are in for a treat today!!!   Clear & Simple Stamps has paired up with Creative Cuts & More to show how wonderfully die cuts and stamps can work together.  If you hopped here from Melisa's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you'll want to start at the Creative Cuts & More Blog.

For my project today I used the Tea Time stamp set from Clear & Simple Stamps.  This is such a charming set.  I love tea (and coffee too).  I created a card and box ensemble for tea lovers.  
You can find the card template here.  It is an A7 size and comes complete with a score line and window frame.  

I just adore this box.  You can find the box template here.  It was such a coincidence that my favorite tea, Lemon Lift, matches my box perfectly with it's yellow tags.  I was able to fit about 5 unwrapped tea bags into the box.  The box was very easy to but together with a little sticky tape.  I sponged all the edges with Espresso Your Style ink.  You can find the little green tags I used on both the card and the box here.

Here's a view of the card opened, laying on it's side.  I placed a piece of acetate in the window frame and that is what the teapot is adhered to.  It looks as if it is floating.  The tea pot and tea cup are paper pieced.  I love that they look like a matching set.  Just think of the little girl tea party cards you could make with these stamps.  Oh, the possibilities!  

I hope you are having a hopping good time!  The next stop on the hop is Lynn Stevens.  Make sure you leave a comment on all the blogs along the way for a chance to win two great prizes!!!

Have a great day!
{Tea & Friends Ensemble}
Patterned Paper: Hippy Girl (Kaiser Craft)
Accessories: Tag Mini Set, Embroidery Floss, Acetate, Parakeet & Geneva Brads (Bazzill), Stampin' Sponge, Foam Adhesive, Circle Punch, Markers 
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Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters September 22, 2010 at 8:08 AM  

Oh how cute is this! Great little gift too for a get well, or just happy to see you.

Chrissy D September 22, 2010 at 8:27 AM  

Sweet set! Love the acetate window and box you created - what a great gift!

Steph Zerbe September 22, 2010 at 8:27 AM  

Stunning ensemble!! Love that you put tea bags in the keepsake box!!! I am so excited about this set now and I have to make me a matching tea set as soon as I get it. Love the inspiration you have provided!

Tiff September 22, 2010 at 8:37 AM  

SUPER cute!

Basement Stamper September 22, 2010 at 8:51 AM  

Dana-love that little box with the tea in it-super cute!

Susie September 22, 2010 at 9:20 AM  

Such cute projects. Love that teapot image.

lisa808 September 22, 2010 at 9:38 AM  

I'm a big tea drinker so I really enjoyed your post.

Lillian Child September 22, 2010 at 9:51 AM  

That pyramid type box is so adorable - I haven't seen anything like that before. What a great gift creation!

Noelle Reese September 22, 2010 at 10:21 AM  

This is darling! I love it!! What a nice get well soon gift this would make! I love the box and the card!

Melisa Waldorf September 22, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

What a cute stamp set and I love what you have done with it. I love that you have the pot floating! Such a cute ensemble!!

Joan V September 22, 2010 at 11:30 AM  

Dana, wow, these are so cute. Thanks for mentioning what tape you used for assembling the box and for the direct link to the site. It was very helpful and put my fingers right on the product. i just love these window cards. I am a tea lover and this stamp set is so cute. Thanks for everything you submitted today.

Lynn Stevens September 22, 2010 at 12:59 PM  

Such a sweet set, makes me want a cup of tea!

Dawn September 22, 2010 at 1:10 PM  

Such a fun set together. Love the idea of tea bags in the little box as a gift!

Anonymous September 22, 2010 at 1:29 PM  

I already have two people in mind who this would make a great gift for!! Wow, I can see myself racking up quite a bill over at CC&M!!

mylaughingmagpie September 22, 2010 at 1:59 PM  

Very nice set. I love the little box filled with yummy tea!

Sue D September 22, 2010 at 2:01 PM  

Perfect tea set--love the little box with tea bags.

Susan Mangum September 22, 2010 at 2:10 PM  

What a cute idea, teabags in the little box. It would make adorable favors for a luncheon, or tea party!

littlen September 22, 2010 at 2:43 PM  

what a great idea for a little gift. tfs.

Jo September 22, 2010 at 3:46 PM  

i love that little box, it would make a perfect little gift!

Sarah September 22, 2010 at 4:16 PM  

What a wonderful way to share the enjoyment of a cup of tea. Beautiful gift box.

Kathy Eddy September 22, 2010 at 4:36 PM  

What a fun little box to gift tea bags in!

trisha too September 22, 2010 at 4:52 PM  

You're right--that is a great box, and I really like your cheery yellow take on it! (Yellow is my favorite!)

KimL September 22, 2010 at 5:03 PM  

Hi Dana,Tea set is fab! I love your box with the tea! Such fun! Hugs Kim L.

Kristine Reynolds September 22, 2010 at 7:52 PM  

What a great idea for a way to give tea bags as a little it!

Jennifer September 22, 2010 at 8:25 PM  

CUTE card and such a fun little tea box!! (=

njcervantes99 September 22, 2010 at 11:42 PM  

Very fun Tea box! I am not a tea drinker.. but this makes me want a box of tea bags.. just because it's soo cute! :)

Sandy Ang September 23, 2010 at 4:44 AM  

How cute !

Debbie Yates September 23, 2010 at 7:05 AM  

I love your creations...just so darn cute! Yellow is one of my favorite colors and Lemon Lift a favorite tea!

billiejo September 23, 2010 at 11:38 AM  

This combination is definately for me. I love the warmth that you get from a friendship card that includes a simple sampling of tea. Thanks for the ideas.

Regina Mangum September 23, 2010 at 11:44 AM  

Dana, this is just fantastic! What a wonderful combination. I am so thrilled to be designing with you! XOXO

Denise September 23, 2010 at 2:35 PM  

What a perfect box for your tea :) It looks wonderful!

silvia September 24, 2010 at 9:49 PM  

CUUTE projects!!

Die Cut Diva September 25, 2010 at 7:25 PM  

The projects were great -- I especially liked the tea bag box -- how super cute -- went perfectly with the stamps.

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