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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Great Gifts Blog Hop


Welcome to the Great Gifts Blog Hop featuring the Technique Junkie Newsletter, Sweet 'n Sassy stamps and Eclectic Paperie!

I have had so much fun using the Great Gifts CD (which includes 40 creative projects to make for any occasion), Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, and a bunch of goodies from Kim's store: Eclectic Paperie!  Of course, I already have some things from her store so worked those in as well. If you haven't ever shopped at Eclectic Paperie, I highly recommend it...super fast shipping and she carries a ton of product!!  

Today I wanted to share a Tea Bag Dispenser I made using the project steps from the Technique Junkies Great Gifts CD:
The tea dispenser is made using a piece of Certainly Celery 12 x 12 cardstock. I layered onto it some Lily Bee Persnickty patterned papers.  Love anything yellow/green and since my tea bags are Twinings Earl Grey (my personal favorite!), I was tickled that they would even color coordinate with my project.  The adorable mouse image and sentiment is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Tea Time Cocoa. The lid of the box was sponged with ink using a Dylusions Stencil: Diamond of a Border. And here is a view from the side:
The sentiment is stamped on Mini Canvas Tag Pieces which I sponged with Cantaloupe ink.
Each company will be giving away a prize for this hop so be sure to hop along and leave comments:
Eclectic Paperie: 25% discount on a future order
            Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps: $15 store credit
            Technique Junkies Newsletter: Great Gifts CD or any TJN CD of winner's choice.


We have some fabulous team members on this hop:


From Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Monika Davis
Ceal Pritchett
Giovana Smith
Cathy McCauley
Jennie Harper


From Technique Junkie Newsletter
Holly Brown
Judy Jackson
Ann Clack (that's me!)
Jane Bosi
Jackie Kalchert
Pat Huntoon


From Eclectic Paperie


Sherry Cheever
Mary-Ann Maldanado
Micki Harper
Broni Holcombe
Julie Masse 


  • The winners will be posted on each company's blog by Sunday, December 9th
  • To be included in the prize drawings, please comment by midnight Friday, December 7th.


  • Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
    Blessings, 

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    30 comments:

    Caroline said...

    Jennie this is fabulous what a great idea. Carolinexxx

    Pat Huntoon said...

    Jennie, your tea box is adorable!

    Giovana said...

    Really cute Jennie, and the Cocoa image fits perfectly!!

    Marlena M. said...

    This is such a great gift Jennie~darling and practical!

    Maria said...

    love it. super cute

    synthis said...

    Love it! My Mother in law would absolutely adore this. :D Thanks for the idea.

    Holly said...

    How adorable!!!! Love that colored canvas tag!

    Kim said...

    Love these Jennie, it's so cute!!

    Lori said...

    OH, this is my absolute favorite so far in the hop! Wow! I love this idea, and your Cocoa is colored perfectly. How cute!

    Zella Turley said...

    Great idea for giving tea as a gift! And even a great idea for storing tea on the counter at home.

    Marla said...

    I have this stamp set that I just got recently and so I really NEED this CD so I can make one of these for a dear friend who LOVES tea!! Wow cute is that!! tFS

    Priscilla said...

    Adorable way to give tea as a gift.
    Love your lttle cocoa mouse!

    Shirl said...

    Great idea for tea time. Your work is great, Jennie.

    Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

    This is absolutely adorable! That mouse is super cute! Love the little tag...you did such a great job on your tea box!

    Janet L. said...

    Very cute!! I love the border punch use and the little canvas tag, too.

    Micki said...

    Is he not the cutest? This is a wonderful gift. Especially with that adorable Tea Time Cocoa. I love that you embossed the outlines, it really makes him pop.

    Sandra said...

    loving that mouse!
    great gift!
    Sandra ltb
    slbt17 at yahoo dot com

    Cindy Lou said...

    Love this tea dispenser caddy and the papers/colors you have used to create it. Your coloring of Cocoa is spot on! Thanks for sharing :)

    Mary Kruschke said...

    Cocoa is so sweet, who can resist? This is a great gift for my boss, the tea drinker!

    MariLynn said...

    Jennie, this is adorable. I love the idea of the tea dispenser. I am going to have to make one of these someday. I love the cheerful colors that you used with Cocoa!

    Monika/Buzsy said...

    Oh, how perfect Jennie. Love sweet Cocoa on that tea bag dispenser. The heat embossing and paper-piecing look great.

    Olga said...

    this is awesome!!!!

    Karen McAlpine said...

    I just ordered this stamp set! Love how you used it with the pretty DP. And, that box is super cool!

    Caroline said...

    CLEVER! This is so cute. You did a wonderful job.....might have to try it myself.

    Sue D said...

    Very cute that your favorite tea bags coordinate so well with this cute container.

    Jennifer said...

    This is such a fabulous idea! I've never seen this done before! Love your paper piecing and tag!

    Carla said...

    I like your tea-dispenser box a lot Jennie.
    And this is a very very cute stamp with that mouse that you have used.

    Jo4Him said...

    What an adorable project; love all the details and that stamp is toooo cute! TFS

    Cyndee Scholet said...

    I'm not a tea drinker, but I'm trying to brainstorm what else I might adapt this for.. Great project.

    Cynthia said...

    Great gift idea for the tea drinker on your list! Very cute, Jennie.