Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Teacup Gift Box Bag




I happened to be in the party aisle of HM Ben Franklin Crafts when I spied some striped favor boxes (amscan).  They reminded me of popcorn boxes and I immediately knew I had to do something with them.  On the same day I purchased an Avery Elle teacup stamp set.  As a collector of Victorian and vintage items, I felt compelled to pair the vintage teacup images with the striped pattern which seems very Victorian in style.  I die cut a frame from a rose patterned sheet (Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, American Crafts) and stamped the words on it.  The teacup was stamped twice, once on patterned paper (from same paper pad) and once on white card stock.  They were both fussy cut and the printed one was cut to overlay onto the white one instead of coloring the teacup. The teacups and tea bags were adhered with foam dots. As a finishing touch and to turn the box into a bag, holes were punched and ribbon strung through to form handles.

                                               

These box/bags would be great for tea party favors filled with fancy tea bags and a tea strainer or maybe a vintage spoon.  I plan to put these in my stash for hostess gifts....always an appreciated gesture.  Happy, thoughtful crafting!

5 comments:

Leanne said...

HI Lynn!
These are great ideas for hostess gifts or for the person who loves tea. Wonderful share! :)

Annette Allen said...

those gift boxes are so cute.. i love the bright colors..

Niki G said...

So pretty! Love the pairing of the striped box with your Victorian look! That Avery Elle set is one of my faves!

Cami said...

Pretty gift boxes turned into bags and I LOVE the teacups! I like the shabby-chic look of them. I wonder if Avery Elle has a matching die for the teacups? I suck at fussy cutting!

scrapnhawaii said...

Very pretty, Lynn, and so up my alley! Would never think those boxes would match vintage tea ,it it does! Thank you for the inspiration!