Friday, October 23, 2015

How~to~Make Pretty Tea Time Cards...


Hello friends and a happy weekend to you!
After a very busy week celebrating two lovely birthdays, among other things, I am looking forward to a little rest...

Should you be in the mood for creating...I do hope you will join me in creating some paper happiness!  {{smiles}}


If you are needing a sweet little card for a friend to say thank you or simply to let someone know they are in your thoughts, I have just the project for you!


Oh so simple that you will be pleasantly surprised and such fun that you will want to make a few more to stash away in your collection of goodies...{{smiles}}


I saw an idea for a tea time card whilst perusing some lovely blogs the other day, but I decided to change a few things as well as make the actual card a little smaller...


To make these little cards you will need...
Some pretty patterned paper {I love using scrapbook paper}, pearls or gems, a packaged tea bag of your choice {I love Twinings tea...so flavourful!}, ribbon or Bakers twine, double sided tape, acid free glue and tools such as a punch, craft knife and distress ink {optional}.
 
Begin by selcting two coordinating sheets of paper...and cutting the first one to 6" x 4".
Score a line in the middle of the paper - this is your actual card - and fold in half.  
Distress in matching ink all around the inside and outside edges.


Now cut a 2" x 2.75" piece from the coordinating paper and ink around the edges. 
Place double sided tape on the sides and bottom edges and secure to the inside of the card.
 
Cut another piece of paper to 2" x 1.1".
Distress around the edges and add a greeting of your choice...
Add pearls or gems if so desired and secure greeting to the front of the card...


Now punch a hole in the side of the card, place tea bag in the slot and thread a length of matching ribbon through the hole to keep the card shut...and there you are!

Beth and I had such a lovely time creating these tea cards as thank you gifts for the sweet young ladies who came to Nancy's sixteenth birthday high tea party...now I feel like making a few more to put away!  {{smiles}}

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Happy crafting my sweet friends!
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 And do come and visit my Esty shop to see some of the new items I have been adding over the past few days...{{smiles}}

www.etsy.com/shop/HeartmadeSouthAfrica

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15 comments:

Lydia Scott said...

Beautiful! I love this idea and will definitely use it!

Miss Nifty Thrifty said...

Very sweet!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Oh how darling! I love the idea of inserting a teabag into a thank you card with a little pocket! Indeed, you could make up quite a few and have a stash on hand! A very sweet and lovely way to say thank you to the girls who attended your tea party indeed! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful spring day today :)

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello sweet Kelly-Anne,

I know a little something about being busy. It's been a bit crazy for me these days. Work, home and a few health set backs have been taking up much of time these days so forgive me for not visiting.

I just love this project Kelly-Anne. This is something that I would definitely try to make. It is such a sweet and fun idea and yours turned out gorgeous. And your choice of papers is exquisite. I just don't know if mine will turn out as pretty as yours but thank you for sharing such a beautiful project.

Have a lovely and restful weekend.

Janet

JES said...

I am in LOVE!

Sam (Kom) said...

Hello Kelly-Anne it has been a while since I commented but so enjoyed seeing your birthday posts and how much you have all grown up!!!! Also enjoyed the post of you
visiting your Nan with your Mum and sister. We've been away 2 and a half years now but so excited to be coming home for 5 months in Dec. Sending love to you and all your family and so enjoy keeping up with
your adventures and life on your blog.

Margie said...

Love them! Your craftiness never fails to impress me, Kelly-Anne!

Daniela said...

I'm feeling so fascinated ... I love this wonderful idea but I won't be so able as you, surely !
Thank you for this suggestion, my lovely Kelly-Anne, everything you share is truly so precious !

Have a most beautiful end of the week
Dany

Oliva Ohlson said...

These tea time cards are just adorable Kelly-Anne...pinned!!! What a perfect little card/note to give/send someone special. The paper you used is very pretty and romantic!!!

I know what you mean about being busy! I haven't had a chance to actually sit down and play in my craftroom!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Your cards are so beautiful, thanks for sharing your method. I'll be making some of these lovely cards for sure. :)

Rebecca Mclellan said...

These sweet cards are so cute. I'm a tea lover and so are a lot of my friends. You could use these for so many things. I would love to stock up on these just to send some encouragement to others. Thanks so much for sharing.

CherylQuilts said...

What darling and sweet tea cards, Kelly-Anne! I love the softness, and your instructions are wonderful. I've pinned these. Hugs!

Shoregirl said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, and what a lovely idea to include a bit of tea!

Kelly-Anne said...

Hello, hello, dear Sam! Oh, sooo good to hear from you and I do apologise for my late response to your visit! Wow...you all must be very excited to be coming back to South Africa for awhile, and if you happen to be out Knysna way, we would love for you to look us up and stop by... I am sure your little ones must be quite big as well - time really flies, and I can't believe Sofia is already four...
Would you perhaps give me your email address? That way I can respond to you...hopefully much quicker! :-). Hee!
Have a wonderful week further and again! It was really lovely to see your comment...thank you for keeping up with our family, Sam!
Much love from all of us to you and yours!
Kelly-Anne

Anonymous said...

So very lovely and creative! I plan to borrow your idea for my next "thank you" card.... :)
Hugs~ Ashleigh