I like a nice cup or two of hot tea in the evening. I know that I'm not alone. My mom's "secret" enjoys tea now and then, too. If you've hung around here much, you may remember my post for the January PTI Blog Hop where I showed this set of teacup thank you cards.
I said that I would be making a folder or something to contain them so that my mom could give them to her "secret sister" as a thank you for all the nice things she's done for her over the past year.
Instead of a folder, I ended up making a box — adapting Papertrey's Captured Card Case template — and decorating it by drawing inspiration (again) from the past week's Make It Monday challenge.
For the top of the box, I used the PTI Calendar Page die — and threaded the baker's twine through the slits. I was originally going to use satin ribbon, but decided to go with the baker's twine since the that is what I used on the cards... and since it wouldn't detract quite so much from all the sentiments. I also decided not to attach the decorative panel so the whole thing can be slid on and off without messing with the bow.
AND TELL: stamps are from Papertrey Ink (Tea for Two, Tea for Two Additions, Warm Happiness Too); cardstock is PTI (Kraft, Stampers Select White) and Stampin' Up (Real Red); ink is SU (Early Espresso, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Orchid Opulence), baker's twine is from The Twinery (Maraschino); also used PTI dies (Calendar Page, Tea Cup, Teapot) and PTI's template for the Captured Card Case.
So, I'll pack the cards and maybe some teabags and candies in with them and get this in the mail to my mom. Their secret sister banquet is coming up soon and I'm just squeaking this in to her under the deadline — in typical Janelle fashion. :)
One picture from today. We go out to breakfast every Sunday morning before church. Always to Bojangles. And I always order sweet biscuits — usually Boberry (blueberry). So, imagine my surprise today when my biscuits came shaped like hearts.
Well, I wasn't so stunned that I couldn't eat, but I was definitely surprised. We've been doing this for years and this is the first time I remember getting heart-shaped biscuits. Gotta love that sweet touch — and from a fast food restaurant, too. Crazy.
That's it for now. Thanks so much for stopping by... I love spending time here with you! Let's do it again soon. :)