I am always inspired to stamp when I visit SCS, but sometimes I don’t always have the TIME to stamp. Such is what happened way back when a Tea Bag Holder Card Challenge was posted on November 19. It was for a Technique Lovers Challenge and you know how I LOVE techniques!! Well, I surfed over a few samples and looked longingly towards my stamping area and then life went on. No time that day or that week. The project went onto the back burner. I would get around to it eventually and that eventually happened today!

I surfed over to see what the inspiration challenge was – one of my favorite challenges . . . but so rarely do I get to play as my weekends are usually packed. We were to take our inspiration from a Pottery Barn picture. Here it is:
The first thing I noticed about this picture was the color of the buffet – Always Artichoke. I had the base of my card and my starting point. I would also pull out Garden Whimsy. I had to have tulips on this card and this set was calling me. Next, I looked over my template options. I had several tea-bag card templates to choose from. I decided to make the kind that would hold two teabags and . . . HERE is the TEMPLATE for that.

I got my jumbo brads out – again inspired by the hardware on the buffet. I wanted something bold and sturdy as I had big plans for my ribbon! The colors that I used – oranges, yellows and greens were all taken from the inspiration picture. To beef up the boldness of my tulips, I stamped them again on a scrap of Whisper White, cut them out and popped them up on foam tape. I think they look absolutely luscious!Supplies I used to make this Tulip Tea Holder:Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Everyday Flexible Phrases Paper: Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Whisper White, Bali Breeze Patterned Paper Ink: Wild Wasabi Accessories: Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Jumbo Pewter Eyelets, Crop-a-Dial, Ticket Corner Punch, Only Orange Marker, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch on the inside to make pulling out the teabags easierThis is an inside look at my Tea Bag Holder. Hope you enjoyed your time at my blog! Keep on Stamping to Share and thanks for stopping by!