Saturday, September 01, 2012

Tea-Bag Dispensers - Magnolia-licious Highlites September Challenge


It's a new month so it's a new monthly challenge at Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog.
Woo-hoo...this is my first project as a new Design Team member.   I'm sooo... excited!  I'm really going to enjoy working with the ever so talented ladies there--several were my teammates from the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  Thanks Diana for having me here!

The theme for this month, chosen by our hostess Cabio, is Anything But A Card.
Here's my DT project for the September Challenge at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog

I got this idea for Tea-Bag Dispensers from my sister a while back.  I googled for a tutorial and found one I liked, created by Heidi Baks HERE.

I've made 3 tea-bag dispensers.  Each box is for only one type/flavor of tea--and featuring a different Tilda, each sitting on a tea cup.  The Tea Cup image is from the Magnolia's Yummy For Your Tummy Collection 2009.
Magnolia stamps are available from Magnolia-licious on-line store.  Diana has a vast stamp collection of both the full-size and mini-size images.  She also carries cutting dies--Magnolia Doohickey, Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Marianne Design, Cheery Lynn and Joys! Craft.  The prices are discounted and for a bonus, you receive a 2% in-store credit to be applied to future purchases.  Sweet!

On the first tea-bag dispenser, I have used Tilda as a Star from Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012.

On the 2nd tea-bag dispenser, I am featuring Pie Tilda from the same collection (link is for the mini stamp--the full-size one currently out of stock).

And on the 3rd one, this is Tilda With Lovely Lace Shoes also from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012.

I have put labels for the names of the teas on the lids.

The sides of the boxes were decorated very simply.  If I arrange the boxes on the table side by side in a row, nobody will be looking at the sides anyway...LOL.  If I only have the one tea-bag dispenser only or give it out as a gift, then I would probably decorate the sides more elaborately.

Hope you will play along with us in our challenge--you have until the end of the month, so lots of time!--for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious.  For more details on the challenge and more inspirations from the fabulous projects of my DT teammates hop over to the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog, HERE

I am also using my project for these challenges:
Everybody-Art-Challenge Challenge 202 – Anything Goes
I ProMarkers Challenge #132 – Anything Goes
7 Kids CollegeFund Challenge #55 – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge #34 - No embellishments
Sweet Stampin' - Inspired by a song or film (Tea For Two song)
Allsorts Challenge Week #170 - Anything But A Square

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit and your comments--just love reading them.  Have a wonderful week and get creative!

Materials and Tools Used

DP's:  from DCVW Nana's Nursery Baby Girl paper pad; We R Memory Keepers Vintage Brass Lattice and Verdant; from DCVW Baby Boy Stack; from Me&My BIG Ideas Modern Milan paper collection 

Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five Eighteen; Memory Box Madera Corner

Miscelleneous:  Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Frayed Burlap; Coluzzle oval template

Medium:  Letraset Promarker and Letraset Pantone Tria markers


Mojca said...

OMG this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I just love the colours and your colouring of images. love the idea for the tea bags, beautiful. Hugs! Mojca

Alina said...

very beautiful!

Unknown said...

Wow, these are amazing, thankyou for the link to the tutorial. Your colouring is amazing and I love Tilda on the teacup!!!!

Only By His Grace said...

Golly gosh Norma! These are as cute as can be. I love how you have cut the bottom of the cups to frame the opening for the teabags. your coloring is wonderful. fabulous design. You are so clever Norma. It is always a delight to come to your blog.
Hugs Maz

Natali said...

OMG!! These boxes are amazing with idea and details. Foe sure I shall to try to make one like this. Great!!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Inspired by a Song/Movie” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

mgoll88 said...

Thats very fantastic tee-Bag-Dispensers, looks wondefull!!


Craftnut said...

These are really clever. Thanks for sharing them with us at Allsorts this week. Tracy xx

Joey said...

Norma these are fantastic! stunning colourwork. Joey x

♥ Doreen ♥ said...

Ganz wundervolle Boxen.
Danke, dass du bei uns mitgemacht hast.
Viele Grüße Doreen EAC-Team

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This is a wonderful Idea love them!! Good luck with the I ♥ ProMarkers Anything Goes challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

maxine said...

Stunning work a lovely gift x

Louise said...

My gosh Norma you come up with the most amazing projects!! These are fabulous, I totally love them all.

Lin said...

What a wonderful gift idea! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Lorraine said...

WOW! These are stunning! I love the colours, images and fabulous design.
Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Lorraine x

Cat's sCrap said...

What a work ! What a creativity ! I like ! Magnificent papers. Fabulous Tildas. Bravo ! It's very original !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Anonymous said...

Oh I love this project. What a great idea! I always am inspired by your work Norma. Love the colors you've chosen and your gorgeously colored images. Love how you've identified the type of teas on top of your boxes. Super fabulous! big hugs, Angela

Sonny said...

Great boxes! Fantastic!
Hugs Sonny

Nicola said...

Totally inspiring teabag dispensers Norma with gorgeous Tildas on tea cups and love the CAS design on the sides - perfect!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Julie said...

These are awesome, Norma!! STunning colouring and such beautifully decorated boxes!! Hugs,Juliexx

Sherry said...

Oh Norma, this is stunning. You have the best blog ever. Your work is a work of art. I always wait to see what you are going to come up with next. You are so talented. I absolutely luv everything you do. I wish I had just a little bit of your creativity. Thanks for sharing your awesome inspiration.


Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Norma, Another wonderful project that you have created. So so pretty. I am a tea drinker! I love the tildas you have chosen, and your coloring is just so beautiful Fabulous project! Hugs.

Suzan L said...

Oh My Goodness Norma, All three of these Tea Bag Dispensers are so adorable!! What a great idea!! I love anything that has to do with tea, so I may have to make one! Thank you for the inspiration!

Krista said...

These are so cute, fabulous! Going to put it in my to-do-map, lol!!

Hugs, Krista

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh it's been waaaaaayyyyyy too long since I had a 'Norma fix' - WOW these are FABULOUS and such a great idea for a set! I have a new computer now so am trying to get back to being a better blog buddy! I have sooooo missed your beautiful inspiration!

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

They are so lovely.
Hugs Miranda

Allison said...

lovely creations
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Anonymous said...

These are just wonderful! I love how you have Tilda sitting in the cup, just perfect, what a wonderful gift
Hugs julie P

RenateKreativ said...

Beautiful projects.
Hugs Renate

Damarys said...

These tea despensers are just fantastic! Your attention to detail is incredible. You are such an inspiration. I can't imagine how much time you must have spent making these, but I can see the love you put into this project. Congratulations! P.S. I picked up the latest Magnolia Ink issue, and I love your tutorial!

Cathy Lee said...

This is gorgeous, Norma. I love your little tea boxes and each of your little Tildas are darling and beautifully colored. Congrats on your new DT postion with the Senior Design Team at Magnolia-licious.
Cathy Lee

Rene said...

Oooh my goodness! I don't even drink tea but I want one! No, I want them all! Lol! Fabulous as always Norma!
Rene ;D

Candy said...

Hi Norma,

I love your tea bag holders!!
They are so beautiful, and would make wonderful gits.
Really appreciate the link :o)
Big hugs, Candy

cabio's craft corner said...

Jaw dropping creations Norma. These tea boxes are a fabulous idea and each of them looking totally awesome. Love the pick of tea cup for Tildas to sit on. I need to try making them soon and get ready for some Christmas stocking ideas :o)

Karen said...

These are so adorable and beautiful!! : )

Karen said...

What a great idea! I love your tea dispensers. They are all so lovely....


Pam said...

Hoooooly mooooly Norma...I'd drink more tea if I had these holding the bags. Soooooo cute and cleaver. Beautifully colored too.

Cami said...

Lovely tea bag dispensers! I love all the Tildas you have used here..they all look cute sitting on that tea cup! These make lovely gifts! You're "my cup o' tea" Norma!


Unknown said...

Oh god these are truly fabulous . I want them lol. Really beautiful work xx

Therese said...

These are just adorable. I love the papers and your colouring is fabulous! :)

Suzi Mac said...

These are so so adorable, what a fabulous gift idea this is. I will definitely be taking inspiration from you Norma to create some of these. I love them.
Suzi x

Frances said...

Oh, this is so beautiful Norma. Great idea too. Love the coloring and papers. thanks for sharing, hugs,Frances.

Karen said...

These are gorgeous, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Kelly said...

They are perfect! I love these dispensers for a gift and my self too. Your colors are so pretty on each one. I just love the tea cup, so cute.

Sharon Caudle said...

Norma, I am sooooo excited to have you join the team with us!! You are so talented and you are a wonderful addition!! I'm excited to finally get to work with you! These tea tins are GORGEOUS!!! Love every little thing about them and your coloring is spectacular! What a way to start!
big hugs, Sharon

Elle said...

Totally stunning!!!!!!!!!

Sue said...

WOW!!! these are amazing. I LOVE the design, the images are so sweet and coloured beautifully.


Anne said...

Wow, these are just stunning!

Debs said...

Simply stunning - amazing design and fabulous colouring.
Thank you for playing along with my Anything But Square challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck.
Debs xx

HelenR said...

WOW! Gorgeous project- thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :) Helen x

Chris said...

Love, love, love this! I keep going to the website to order the shapes, but then, I hold back for some reason Your cards are always done so well using the Crealis product. I love that paper, too!

Chris Christensen

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