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Tea Box Holder – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Jan

Happy New Year to you!  I hope your holiday season was fabulous!  I was a busy beaver and thus did not have a lot of time for crafting.  But, it is a new year and I am back at it.  Thanks for stopping by!  Today I am sharing my first design team project of the year for The Cutting Cafe.  This time we could choose any file we wanted to work with.  Regina recently created a Tea Box Holder Set and the minute I saw it I knew I had to make it!  I hate coffee and I like tea.  So, I made this to sit on my desk at work…

Tea box holder with tea bags

Tea box holder with tea bags

I absolutely love the way it turned out.  I wanted something with an elegant feel and I think the gold foiling accents and the shimmer paper does just the trick!  The file comes with a lid that comes off so you can put your tea bags in the box.  I added a diamond shape knob to the top of the lid.   The knob does not come with this file however.  It is from another file I own.  I also added the gold die cut border to the edge of the lid for more drama.  Here are views without the tea bag and a front on view…

This is the box with no tea bags in it

This is the box with no tea bags in it

Tea Box Holder Front View
The file comes in a skinny version, which I used, or a wider version.  Both also have a four inch or six inch version to choose from.  The teapot on the front comes in the file along with a couple other images.  I just fussy cut it and pop it with foam squares onto two circle die cuts.  The sentiment also comes with the file with along with a lot of other ones…

Tea Box Holder Close Up
This was easy to put together and can be done easily without an electronic cutting machine as all of the files at The Cutting Cafe come in a PDF version for hand cutting which is nice.  You can print out the pieces and take them with you to a crop or to work on during your lunch hour and not have to be tied to a machine!

Make sure you visit The Cutting Cafe Blog this week.  The design team posts go up on the afternoons of the 7th and 21st of each month.  Leave a comment and you will be entered into the drawing on the next post to win three free files of your choice!  Plus we love to read your comments!

Thanks for stopping by!  Before you go, I have a few more pics and a video for you to enjoy!

Tea Box Holder Top

Tea Box Holder Back and Side View

Tea Box Holder Back

Tea Box Holder Back




A Visit From My Friend and Some Shabby Chic Boxes

13 May

Hello!  Last weekend my friend Tmika…Scrapdaworld on YouTube…came to visit.  It was a great weekend of shopping, crafting, and just hanging out!  Here we are before we hit the stores…

Tmika and Audrey

Of course Tmika came bearing gifts.  She made some awesome handmade embellishments and brought me animal print papers to craft with since I love animal prints!  But she also made and brought me what became our theme of the weekend…a shabby chic box and it is lovely…

Shabby Box From Tmika

Shabby Box From Tmika View 2

Shabby Box From Tmika View 3

Then we attended a Prima Class taught by Frank Garcia.  Here is the shabby chic box and tag mini album we created in class…

My Box from Prima Class with Frank Garcia

My Box from Prima Class with Frank Garcia Top View

My Box from Prima Class with Frank Garcia Inside Top

My Box from Prima Class with Frank Garcia Top Open

My Box from Prima Class with Frank Garcia - Tag Mini

And lastly, I made a little shabby chic box to give to Tmika with some crafting goodies…

Shabby Box for Tmika

Shabby Box for Tmika Angle View

Shabby Box for Tmika Top View

Shabby Box for Tmika Inside Top

Shabby Box for Tmika Inside

We had such a great weekend!  Thanks Tmika and I can’t wait to do it again!  Be sure to check her channel out on YouTube if you have not done so before.  She is an awesome crafter!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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