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Thursday, September 30, 2010

CCMC118 - A Tea Time Treat

Anyone that knows me, knows I might not drink coffee, but tea is a completely different story! It is my one true vice.
There's nothing like coming home from a busy, hectic day and unwinding with a cup of tea. Tea is a refreshment, it's fuel (it keeps me going) and it's a social institution. Whenever guests arrive at my house, nearly the first question I ask, is "would you like something to drink?" Even if I know they don't drink tea, it is an excuse to put the kettle on and have a tea myself.
My first choice is Earl Grey and I start every morning with a cup. I have to say though, that one of my friends recently gave me some tea she had got out West when she was there and I was very taken with it. It was a Stone Fruit Blend from a Tea company called Murchies. I'll be paying them a visit!

But what does tea have to do with cards?? Well, in the new Catalogue there is a stamp set made just for me (well, that's what it felt like anyway when I first saw it!). It's called 'Morning Cup', and has images of tea cups and tea pots and some coffee related images (but I just pretend they are not in the set, because it's all about the tea). So, I just had to have the stamp set which means I had to come up with something with it!

I have had an idea for some time now to make a gift box for other such tea lovers as myself. It's taken me a while but I have finally finished it. I am SO thrilled with how it has turned out. I might even go as far to say, it's as good as a cup of tea that's been brewed to perfection.
These are the four cards that are included in the Tea Box. All have water coloured images and I have left them fairly generic so people can use them. I just had to include this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt on one of the cards... "A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water". It's so true!
Also included in the box are tea bags (yes, Earl Grey) and some gift tags with tea related images on them.
So what do you think? As good as a cup of tea or just as good as a cup of coffee?!

12 comments :

Creations By Marilyn said...

Very nice gift set. Did you use one of the Splitcoast box instructions? I would love to hear from you either the link or even your instructions for the box. Thank you for showing. My name is Marilyn Onofriechuk. My email is www.mdono@telus.net
I am moving to Prince George, BC tomorrow and leaving Olds, AB. Its nice to see more CDN crafters on line. Take care.

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

OMG! This is FABULOUS. I hope you don't mind, but I must CASE this idea for a Tea LOVER's gift ???
I would love to know how you made the box as well. So beautiful. If you would...
Please email where to find instructions.
oliverdi@att.net
TFS

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Fabulous collection of cards! Love the box! It's definitely tea for me! I will have to check out Murchies to see if they are on-line.

Connie said...

This is an awesome project! Is this a box you already had? I love tea, too. Check out a loose tea company called Adagio. www.adagio.com I LOVE their tea, especially the fruit ones! Email me if you want a $5 coupon. iluvstamping@columbus.rr.com Hmmm, off to make me a cup of tea! Thanks for playing along with the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Hands On said...

Wow! What an amazing gift set. Each of your cards are so wonderful and the box...well, the cherry on the top!

Deb said...

This is just wonderful!

Carol Matthews said...

It's enough to make me drink tea!! (not!) But it's beautiful!

Carrie Gaskin said...

THIS IS FANTASTIC! I am a huge tea drinker and can so appreciate Murchies!

Lisa said...

I love this! What a great gift for any tea or coffee drinker! Love it!

Mary Brown said...

WOWZA...this is just all around FABULOUS! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Pam said...

What a gorgeous set! I'm your newest follower from SC. I'd love for you to follow me at www.mystampintime.blogspot.com :)

Corr InkWell Journal said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration! The set for my sister came out very well, and never would have happened without your stunning example!

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