Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Chocolate Tea For You

Hello.  Welcome.  I have been working on another card inspired by the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I love choco tea by Yogi Tea.  I know I got a few comments last time I mentioned it.  Not only do you get some delicious chocolatey tea you also get the box!!



So here's a picture of the box.  Pretty eh?  And a tea cup I cut from one of these boxes!  The inside of the box is beautifully printed.  Crafters heaven.   Each box also has interesting information on each side and a yoga position.  The one on this box is a breathing exercise for mental clarity.  Well, we could all do with a bit of that.  Also, each teabag has a little tag with a saying on it.  A bit like fortune cookie teabags!! 



I took a piece of Prima Craftsman patterned paper and used gold embossing paste and a chevron stencil.  I also applied some of the paste around the panel edge using my finger.  I cut three Cheery Lynn Tiny Rum Punch Doily from gold card.   I cut the cup freehand frm the box, inked the edged with Walnut Stain and covered it with glossy accents. 



I wanted to put a chocolate tea bag in my cup so I mounted it on some foam.  Unfortunately the teabags are a bit big for my cup so I made a vellum bag and added some foil hearts.  They go well with the teabag tag sentiment ' The Beauty of the heart cannot be stolen'.  

There seems to be a lot of giving on this hop so I thought I do a little bit as well.  If you would like the chance to try some of these teabags leave a comment saying you want to try chocolate tea and I will send this card and 6 choco teabags to one lucky commenter.  I will post worldwide.   

Joining the fun at
Coffee Loving Card Makers Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 174 - Doilies 
Virginia's View Challenge 13 - Embossing
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz 

40 comments:

  1. The cup is beautiful. Love how you embellished around it. TFS

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  2. What a beautiful cup of coffee...love it.

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  3. I LOVE, Love, Love this card! And I never heard of choco tea before! Does it actually taste like chocolate? Like you are drinking a cup of hot chocolate? Anyway, your card is beautiful! I love how you recycled the box and that tea bag tab is great! Also like the heart filled tea bag!!

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    1. Hi Lori, it's a spice infusion and has a define, but subtle chocolate taste. A lovely alternative to hot chocolate. Yummy. Hugz

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    2. That should be definite, not define!!!! Hugz

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  4. Yes, would love to try chocolate tea! As I was reading your post, I was wondering why I haven't seen this tea here in Nova Scotia, Canada. We do have some Yogi teas, but not this flavour. Is it a black tea or an herbal tea? I like that it's organic. I drink one called Chocolatey Chai, it's a supermarket brand here in Canada (PC Organics) and it's my favourite. Anyway, getting back to your card LOL, I like it a lot - it has a mixed media feel to it. Your coffee cup looks amazing and I love how you made your own little teabag! I enjoyed visiting today!

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    1. Hi KT, this is a spice infusion, no black tea. It's my favourite from the Yogi tea range. Good luck. Hugz

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  5. What a gorgeous cup! I love the teabag with it as the sentiment!

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  6. Pretty card, Gail, I love both cards and your tea cups! Happy Thursday and happy hopping!

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  7. What an awesome and fun card! ♥
    Chocolate tea, eh? That's one flavor I've never tried.

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  8. What a fun card, love the pocket!

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  9. Cute card! Love the idea of recycling the cup for your card!

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  10. DELISH! In every sense of the word!!!

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  11. Such a cute cards and chocolate tea never heard of

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  12. How clever...awesome upcycling! Love your project, it's beautiful!
    Thanks for joining in the fun♡

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  13. What a beautiful cup of coffee!! Definitely makes me want to try Chocolate Tea!!

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  14. How awesomely cool is this?!! Love that you've repurposed the inner portion of the box for this magnificent card! Fantastic design. And thanks for the tea info - I'll be looking for it at our supermarket on Monday. Sweet! Bev

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  15. Love this great tea cup! And the pocket of foil hearts is awesome!

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  16. Yes, please! I could stand a dose of mental clarity here! Love your art today, Gail! Your free-hand cutting of the tea cup is as good as if you had die cut it! Another talent from my friend Gail! This is perfection at all levels!

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  17. How neat, I love that you cut the cup from the box! I've never heard of this tea, but I'll look for it now.

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  18. Super cute, and the tea looks delish.

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  19. Love the exotic look of your card, Gail!! Wow...you cut that cup freehand....color me impressed!!!! I can't do "anything" freehand. Ugh. The gold accents on your card are so gorgeous.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win some of this intriguing tea!!! I love tea (and chocolate) and would love to try some!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  20. I had to sit out this hop, but your card is so fantastic, Gail! I must say you are a clever bunny and a perceptive one to notice the design elements all around you! Your sweet vellum bag o' hearts is also clever as a replacement for the fat teabag! Hugs, Darnell

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  21. Such a fabulous ornate card, Gail!

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  22. Brilliant use of the box and the teabag sentiment is perfect!!

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  23. Fab that you could repurpose the box... it's gorgeous! FAB teabag, too!! Chocolate tea?! Who wouldn't want to try it?!!! Count me IN!

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  24. Really beautiful and I love the vellum packet of hearts!

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  25. How creative!! Love how you substituted the hearts! I would love to try this tea! (Just added it to my Amazon wish list too lol) Adore everything about your card and your story makes it that much more special!! :)

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  26. These are beautiful. And oh boy would I loVe to try some. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}
    dmcardmaker {at}[GMAIL}{dot}{com}

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  27. Gail what a fun and imaginative card. Love your little tea bag with the hearts. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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  28. Love the hearts on bag. So cute!

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  29. Great card, thanks for sharing

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  30. How pretty! Love how you used the packaging, and no wonder; it's beautiful.

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  31. What a super card- love you've repurposed the packaging and CHOCOLATE TEA?! Wow!

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  32. Gorgeous design!! Love the gold and embossing! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All Things Embossed” Challenge!

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