Friday, May 11, 2012

Tea Time

Happy Friday People!  It is getting close to the end of the year and life has been shifted into 5th gear in this household!! Now if only this life was a high performance sports car!! 

This past week was Teacher Appreciation week.  The Youngest Kiddo die cut an apple and wrote a sweet note on it for his teacher earlier this week, but wanted to give a more formal type gift too.  His teacher loves her daily tea and a bite of chocolate so we went with that as our starting point.  This teacher also loves the little packages and class room treats that the Kiddo and I come up with for his class so we wanted to make sure that the packaging was a bit special too.  I gave myself a break and went shopping for a couple of templates to accomplish the job versus trying to come up with my own.  I ended up buying a few templates from Lauren Meader's My Time Made Easy web store.  

Seriously, what ever took me so long to utilize her talents?!!  First, allow me to commend Lauren on her customer service.  I emailed Lauren late at night with a question as to how the templates would size on a regular 8.5x11" piece of paper, as I am the last person in the crafting world who still does not own an electronic cutter.  She replied promptly the next morning.  Bonus points for her!!

Second, her templates were not difficult to hand cut!  Step by step instructions with pictures are also provided with the downloads, which took any guessing out of the assembly process.  So far, I have been more than pleased with my purchase and expect that more of her templates will find their way to my downloads!! FYI:  I have not been asked to promote Lauren's products.  I am just pleased as punch with my purchase and will not have a problem ordering from her again!!

As I said earlier, the Kiddo and I decided to give his teacher a gift of some special tea and chocolates.  Using the My Time Made Easy  templates, this is what we came up with:

The box holds some full leaf Vanilla Rooibos tea from Starbucks.  The cup holds some specialty chocolates that I actually found at my LSS.  The box template has the option to make a slit that tea packets can be grabbed from, but with the tea bags, that wasn't needed.  

Basic details:  Templates for tea box and cup from My Time Made Easy Pretty Packaging. Paper was SU's More Mustard and Basic Black and Vanilla.  Design paper is My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Sunshine.  Spellbinder Dies of Fleur de Lis Squares, Spiral Blossom One and the leaves from the Daisy Head set were used for the accents.  Flowers and leaves misted with Tattered Angel's glimmer mist in Old Lace and Honey Dew.  The sentiment was computer generated.  

That's it for me today!  I have shopping to do for a class party at the beach tomorrow, plus some extra food to feed the additional boys that will be staying the weekend here so that they can attend the party!!  

Enjoy your weekend, Happy Mother's Day to you that are mother's and remember to take some time to explore some creativity!!


Glenda said...

This is so creative! Where oh where did you get the time for it? Love the papers you chose to use!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful and fabulous gift, Starla, by now the gift is given I am sure! Hope your weekend is going well and Happy Mother's Day to you! Hugs!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a lovely gift. Your kid's teachers are fortunate to have you as one of the moms.