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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Care to Join us for a Tea Party?

Care for a cup of tea?

Shall we sit and chat a while?

Designer Audrey Pettit has the perfect gift set for that tea lover in your life!

The Pink Paislee Soiree collection makes the perfect cup! And GlueArts Ribbon Adhesive makes adhering ribbon a snap!
 
Tea Party Gift Set

GlueArts Designer: Audrey Pettit



Glue Arts Supplies:
Glue Glider Pro with High Tac Adhesive
Extreme Adhesive Squares
Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares
Ribbon Adhesive

Pink Paislee Supplies:
Soiree Collection
Patterned Papers, Flags Cardstock Stickers, Wood Shapes, and Rhinestone Chain

Other Supplies:
Chipboard Box
American Crafts Ribbon
Hero Arts Stamps
Avery Tags
Stampin'Up Ink
Plaid Paint

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1. Measure the sides of your chipboard box and cut pieces of patterned paper to size. Cover box with High Tac adhesive and adhere patterned paper pieces to the sides. Dab white paint onto all 4 corners to hide imperfections in the seams.

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2. Cut another piece of patterned paper to size for the lid, allowing enough overhang to fold over the sides. Apply more High Tac adhesive to the lid and adhere paper. Cut slits from each outside corner of the overhanging paper to the inside corner of the box, and wrap paper to the inside. Paint corners.

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3. Measure a strip of ribbon to fit across the box lid, allowing enough ribbon to go over the sides. Adhere ribbon using Ribbon Adhesive to the lid.

Tip: A good tip when using the Ribbon Adhesive is to burnish the adhesive while the plastic covering is still on with a tool like a Popsicle stick. This will really allow the adhesive to adhere to the ribbon.

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4. Create a flower by punching or die cutting 2 large shapes and 4 smaller shapes from patterned paper. Soak pieces briefly in water, scrunch into a tight ball, and smooth back out. Allow pieces to dry completely. In this photo, I've shown with the 4 smaller flowers how they will look once they've been through this process. Once they are dry, adhere the layers together using Extreme Adhesive Squares and Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares. Top flower with a bead from the designer pins.

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5. Paint the teapot from the Wooden Shapes white and edge with pink ink. Using a pink gel pen, highlight the laser cut detailing and the edge. Add decorative rhinestones to the teapot's lid.

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6. Decorate box lid with the handmade flower, the wooden teapot, a stamped tag, and a cardstock sticker flag. Adhere everything with Extreme Adhesive Squares.

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7. Measure the width and height of your gift teabags. Cut strips of patterned paper 1/4" narrower that the width of the teabag, and 2x's the height of the teabag plus 1/2" extra. My teabags are 2.5" x 3", so I cut my strips to 2.25" x 6.5". Fold bottom up at 1". Then place teabag inside with the bottom of the bag against the fold, and measure where to fold the top down. For my bag of 3", I have one fold mark at 1" and the second at 4".

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8. Using a slot punch, cut a notch on the bottom fold. If you don't have a slot punch, don't worry. You can tape the fold, or staple it, or simply hold it closed with our Extreme Adhesive Squares.

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9. Decorate teabags with twine, buttons, cardstock sticker flags, stamped tags, and more rhinestones.

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Just say it...adorable right?!

Designer Audrey Pettit has the cutest style and projects!

And we'd like to help you create some fun projects!

Simply post a comment here and we'll enter you to win the fun Pink Paislee Hometown Summer Collection


Along with a Glue Glider Pro, a refill of your choice and our 3D Combo Pack? It's easy...just post a comment and let us know how you like today's project, or perhaps your favorite collection from Pink Paislee or even a hello will do!

We'll pick one random winner next Monday to enjoy these goodies! Be sure to stop by Pink Paislee's blog to see their newest CHA products releases, projects and inspiration!

44 comments:

  1. I will say it Yes, Adorable! Would love it. Thanks for the chance :)

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  2. WOW- LOVE THIS TEA PROJECT! Love tea too.. Love Glue Arts and Pink Paislee and love to win some goodies.. I never win.. LOL

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  3. That has to be thee sweetest little giftie ever...love the use of the bright colors and tea...genius!

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  4. Wow! It's happiness in a cute little box! As a tea drinker, I am loving this project! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  5. I just LOVE this!!! Thanks Audrey on the tips!! Just BEAUTIFUL and such a wonderful idea! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  6. I love anything tea related so this project is great in my book. I love the combo of colors.

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  7. What a cute and colorful idea!

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  8. This is a super sweet project and I love this Pink Paislee line!

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  9. I wish I had a nice cup of tea right now

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  10. What a sweet project, I am a tea drinker so I really love this one!

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  11. Absolutely fabulous!!! Very creative. :)
    - April W

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  12. Audrey you out did even yourself on the Tea Party Gift Set! I use GA Glue Glidder Pro adhesive as a ribbon adhesive all the time because silly me didn't know they made a Ribbon Adhesive - it works perfect - but I definitely will switch now that I know!

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  13. Adorable box love the covered tea bags! Very creative!

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  14. Cute!
    And I wouldn't be able to pick one favorite collection by Pink Paislee!

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  15. Yes that is super cute! Love this project!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@Yahoo.com
    youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

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  16. Great project and wonderful gift idea.

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  17. So adorable, and would make a charming gift to give or receive~

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  18. So cute and so creative!! A perfect gift!! Thanks for the wonderful instructions!Love Pink Paislee!

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  19. I Love the Tea Box!! I have a few boxes that I just found that are the same size. Great Inspiration!! TFS!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win this generous giveaway!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  20. Adorable project! What a great gift idea! Thanks for the tip!

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  21. Love the Summer Hometown Collection, looks like a fun set to use this time of year. Thanks for a chance to win. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  22. Love that tea bag project. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. This is a great project! Glue Arts & Pink Paislee, what a perfect pair! I love the Daily Junque and the Soriee collections! Thanks for the chances.

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  24. I LOVE the Soiree line...such cute projects!

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  25. I'm a southern girl, so I love my sweet tea, and today's project is simply yummy! Love that little tea kettle!
    Oh and Soiree is ONE of my favorite Pink Paislee lines!

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  26. Definitely adorable. I'm a tea drinker and I love tea related projects. Great idea.

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  27. Oh wow, I am so hijacking this idea. I love it. Thank you.

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  28. This tea party set is so adorable! Super cute!

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  29. Tea and soda my favorite beverages. Making tea themed projects is right up my alley.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  30. Oh this is simply beautiful and the stamp set is adorable. I love having tea parties my girlfriends come over have "english tea" and we get down to making cards!! Cherished time with friends!
    thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. My favorite Pink Paislee line is Daily Junque, but all of them are gorgeous!

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  32. This collection is my favorite PP. I like cutesy!

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  33. Very very nice Tea Box - thanks for this wonderful inspiration!!!

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  34. I am still thinking the Hometown Summer collection is my favorite with the fun bright colors.

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  35. What a sweet idea! I would LOVE to try making this too :)

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  36. I love the gift set! Very cute!

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  37. I really love that. What a great gift idea! It would be perfect for a teacher's gift. Thanks for the instructions!

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  38. I just love this project - I can think of several people who would love this as a gift!

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  39. This is so cute! I love the tea bag covers.

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  40. Adorable is absolutely right!!! What an adorable idea for a friend w/ a cold or just needs picked up!!! Love love love this!!!

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  41. yes, yes....I follow you and email too..face book also...thanks for all the inspiration

    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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