DDC#63 – Time for Tea
March 13, 2011 by mona99
It has been sometime since I last participated in a Double Dutch Challenge and I may have left my entry a little late as the Challenge closes today. For their challenge they are asking for participants to make a Tea Box. I followed the instruction below for the box : (The instruction are also on their site)
– Cut two strips of cardstock at 21 x 7 cm (8.3 x 2.8″) and score them at 7 and 14 cm (2.8and 5.5″)
– The strips now have three squares each, place one on top of the other like a cross and stick the center squares together
– Fold the four flaps up and make a lid to cover them. I cut an 11,2 cm square (4.4″) and scored at 2 cm all around (0.8″). Fold on the score lines, make incisions to create glue tabs, stick together and your lid is done. But it’s totally up to you, this is just a guideline!
– Decorate the box, add the tea bags.
For the box I used two strips of Always Artichoke textured cardstock. Once I put the box together, I then added highlight panels. I cut five 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm Early Espresso cardstock and then five 6cm x 6cm pieces of Elegant Soiree DSP. I punched out an owl using Basic Black, Whisper White and Always Artichoke cardstock as well as some Elegant Soiree DSP. I mounted the owl on to an extra-large Always Artichoke Scallop Circle. Inside the box I added four strips Always Artichoke, that I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch on the bottom edge. I then stamped the Homemade stamp with Chocolate Chip ink and covered the centre image with the Heartfelt Thanks greeting from the Hodgepodge Happiness stampset. I added a Chocolate Chip heart and 4 Always Artichoke circles to the image and adhered the Scallop Circle to the centre of the inside of the box. The box is going to be a surprise for my husband when he gets home from work tonight. I will also be adding his favourite chocolate wafer biscuits, which are not in the photo.
Stamps: Homemade, Hodgepodge Happiness
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Elegant Soiree DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Extra Large Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Owl Punch, Itty Bitty Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border