For the last 100 years at least, “I’ll just pop the kettle on” has been the British way of handling life. If in doubt … have a cup of tea. Things not going right … have a cup of tea. Long and difficult discussion to have with a family member, I’ll just get the kettle on!
The older members of my family were complete tea-aholics drinking many, many cups a day. But now as the younger generation comes through and flourishes, not so many of them are tea drinkers. I’m a bad example as I mainly drink coffee, then switch to peppermint or ginger tea after lunch, but my daughters – not a sign of a hot drink, what did I do wrong? My younger daughter quite likes mint tea made with fresh mint leaves (bet nobody in the office makes her one of those!) but apart from that, neither of them have anything except water. Goodness me, my granny would be amazed!
I always love sending a card with a tea bag hidden inside it as a little extra – just makes the handmade card even more of a little present. Here’s how to make this card:
- Signature dies, Rose Tea Set SD404, Wild Rose SD421, Clarissa lace Edger SD194
- Circular scalloped/plain die – any make
- 6” square white card blank
- White, lilac and Kraft Cardstock
- Printed sentiment, self-adhesive pearls
- Assorted glues and foam pads
- Cut some lilac card to slightly smaller size than the card blank and then white smaller again and layer. Attach to main card using thin foam tape or sticky pads.
- Die cut the cups and teapot in white and then stick some scraps of lilac card behind the rose design.
- Die cut the Clarissa die in white and trim to fit the card, attach with glossy accents glue or a quickie glue pen.
- Now cut a plain circle in the Kraft card and layer onto a scalloped circle in lilac card about 3½” diameter. Attach the teapot and cups using glue gel and curve them slightly.
- Die cut the wild rose in cream and green – or you could do it all in white and colour with alcohol pens. Attach to the card as shown.
- Finish the card with some flat back pearls and the printed out sentiments.