Thursday 21 May 2015

Tea Bags Holder: Thank You Tea-cher! You're Tea-rrific

Teacher’s Day was just around the corner. Little Ze wanted to give his teachers some appreciation gifts. I told him that we would only be able to give out the gifts after our trip to KL. Oh no! Such a short time! I really scratched my head as I did not prepare for it at all. I had to think of something that we had on hand and something that we could complete in very short time before we depart to KL.

All of a sudden, I saw ‘TEA’ from the word ‘teacher’. Yes! I could prepare something related to tea! I had lots of tea bags on hand! I had some ready-made cookies as well! Hmm… "Let’s give all the teachers a wonderful tea break!!!" And I could add in a message "You're tea-rrific" to the project! 

Here’s what I came out with:

Litlle Ze helped to pack the tea bags.

Little Ze helped to die cut the tea bag holders.

Little Ze wrote all the names of his teachers by himself. And he got all their names right without my help!

He wrote his own name at the back of the holder.

Some preparation in progress...

So, what's inside the holder?

So, how I come out with this tea bags holder? 

I was thinking on how to wrap or present the tea bags and cookie. If store in a tumbler, there would be another cost and most importantly, it was impossible for me to search for identical tumblers in such a short time. On the other hand, I didn't want to just packed the tea bags and cookie in a plastic bag and tie with ribbon...Nah! Nah! Nah! 

What I had much in my room? Card stocks! Papers! There and then, I thought of a tea bags holder using the card stocks available. I recalled that I had Sizzix notebook holder die which I never use, which I grabbed from Smidapaper closing down sales. With the die, I could cut out some beautiful and identical holders in very short period of time. I added twine to hold the tea bags and cookie. This was how I converted the notebook holder into a tea bags holder. Then, I added washi tape to hold the holder instead of ribbon. 

The design was inspired by the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #123. I added a little twist on the sketch. 

The color combo was inspired by Always Playing with Paper Challenge #35 {Inspiration Challenge}

Then, I embossed partial of the holder with Birds and Swirls embossing folder when I came across CAS.ology WEEK 147: WEDDING. I could have a wedding elegance feel and wedding elements in a Thank You card, right? It was not necessary to be a wedding card. 

Lastly, the colors, theme, and sweet treats of PAPER SWEETIES INSPIRATION CHALLENGE #31 – ‘CELEBRATE MOM’ inspired me to add a little touch to the holder with pink and yellow butterflies. 

Little Ze was so happy and satisfied to see outcome of the gifts. He was so excited to distribute them to his teachers. All the teachers were happy to receive his special appreciation gift too! 

Mission accomplished!

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Sunday 10 May 2015

Layout: Sweet ( iNSD 2015 W&W with Pinkfresh Studio )

This layout was the last piece that I managed to create to join the iNSD 2015. 

This layout was inspired by Challenge Layout Sketch and Sequins. (Aw... I love Winnie & Walter Sequins stamp so so much! So, no matter how, I must give the Sequins challenge a try!!! I really dying hoping I can win the giveaway :) )

The color combo was inspired by Sparkle and Shine Challenge: Sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh

I used Pinkfresh Studio Scribble circle craft die and a little bit of Pretty Pink Posh sequins for this layout.

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Planner Pages: Week 21 ( iNSD 2015 W&W with Pinkfresh Studio | Product Challenge Puffy Stickers )

Third challenge that I managed to complete ... Product Challenge Puffy Stickers.

I decorated my planner spread using puffy stickers for this challenge. 

I used puffy stickers from Dear Lizzy and Pinkfresh Studio Scallop borders. Can you spot that I used Pinkfresh Studio Totally delightful stamp as well?

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Card: Smile (iNSD 2015 W&W with Pinkfresh Studio | Create Your Own Background Challenge)

Second challenge that I managed to complete ... Create Your Own Background Challenge.

I used stamp to create my own background for my card for this challenge.

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Tag: I love U ( iNSD 2015 W&W with Pinkfresh Studio | Color Challenge )

Winnie & Walter joined with Pinkfresh Studio to bring us lots of fun this iNSD! They have total 7 challenges. All the challenges will be open until 11:55 p.m. CST Saturday, May 9, 2015. I was not feeling well for the past week and now left only few hours time to join the fun. Let's see how many I can join.

First challenge that I managed to complete ... Color Challenge.

I created a tag for this color challenge. It was a love letter to say I love you! ;p

I sprinkled the Aqua mist to the base of the tag. I layered another mini tag with gold foil heart on the tag. I adhered Neon Pink irregular polka dots washi tapes to the corner of the mini tag and I added a pink arrow. Both the mini tag and the arrow were from Crate Paper Kiss Kiss collection. Then, I added Pinkfresh Studio Neon Pink envelope wood veneer and Aqua transparent die cuts alphas. Lastly, I used two different shades of shimmering Gold washi tapes to make the 'ribbon' of the tag. 

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