Monday, April 1, 2013

Tea for Two & Additions Revisited

Hey everyone! Thanks for joining me today, for the April Papertrey Ink Senior DT challenge. This time around we are bringing back Tea for Two and Tea for Two Additions! It's been fun pulling out these lovely sets.

Lately, I've been spotting such pretty painted earthenware all over the place.  From Anthropologie to Pinterest, you name it.  Check out the beauties here and here.  Swoon!  My eye has been particularly draw to the polka dot type, especially the golden detailed ones, which I've used for my inspiration for today's projects (and for last months challenge too)...  
Found here and here.
Today's ensemble features a thoughtful gift of tea and a card, perfect for wishing someone a quick recovery.
Using the polka dot tea pot from the Tea for Two set and the polka dot tea cup from the Tea For Two Additions,
I was able to heat emboss gold dots to resemble the painted dots from the inspiration pieces above.  Yay!  Check out that shine.  It's so lovely in person.
Here's a Tip:  A unique and easy handle topper, created using a single full sheet label (like these). 
Here's How: I simply die cut a handle (using the Get A Handle On It Die Collection) from the sheet to create a peel and stick topper for a glassine bag.  
Here's How:  I recreated the painted gold look using the tea pot and cup (plus coordinating dies), an embossing pen and gold embossing powder.  Simply stamped the images in sweet blush ink, heat them up a bit (using my heat embossing gun) to ensure dryness, drew dots with the embossing pen, covered with gold powder and then heat set.  
What's neat about using the full sheet labels as handles is that they are super easy to tear into when opening.  Bonus!

Well, that's it from me today. Now be sure to visit the other Papertrey Ink senior design team girls for more Tea for Two and Tea for Two Additions goodness...
Thanks for stopping by today!


Get Well Soon Tea Ensemble...


  1. Pink and gold! Talk about elegant, oh my!

  2. Oh such a cuties! Hugs! Mojca

  3. Maile, your gold-embossed polka dots are "Spot On"! Great interpretation of your inspiration photos and oh-so-cute! Thank you!

  4. So pretty! I love the gold embossing. Thanks for all of your tips.

  5. Love that gold on the pink and the idea of creating that lovely bag full of tea to wish someone a quick recovery!

  6. What fun. Love the gold with the pink. Thanks for your tip on how to do it. I have that embossing pen, but it has seen little use. Will have to give it a try. Thanks!

  7. LOVE IT!!
    now I need to find that emboss pen here...

  8. Maile! Your creations are GORGEOUS!!!!!!! SO SIMPLE, YET SOOOO GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! :) I SWOON when it comes to GOLD on my Tea Cups AND on my PAPER CRAFTS!!!!!!!!!!! :) I LOOOOOOOOOVE the SHINE TOO!!!!!!! :) SWOONING WITH YOU!!!!!!!!! :)

  9. Absolutely fabulous :) Love the gold on pink!!

  10. Love your little teacup/teapot card and gift topper! I'm always looking for pretty ways to "wrap" little gifts -- love yours!

  11. Beautiful and I inspired. Will definitely try embossing!

  12. Beautiful tea set- love the gold embossing.