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Friday, January 30, 2009

Frosty Fridays - It's tea time!

I'm back in the saddle... so to speak. The cold of doom seems to have left me, for which I'm very thankful for.

For today's post, I decided to step away from the page and create something different. Here's a little something you can make for a friend, a loved one or even as a nice little gift for any occasion. With the weather being cold, it's always nice to come inside where it's warm and cozy!

I made a little envelope, one which will hold a nice warm treat for those cold days! You can use any paper you'd like, check out the new items pages or the clearance section for ideas!

The body of the envelope is 3 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches with the envelope flap coming out by about 1 1/4 inches. It can be made to suit any size you need, just follow the general outline and all will be good :)

I've used co-ordinating papers on the inside bottom (3" X 4"), the outside flap and the front for embellishment. I wanted mine to be wintery and the SEI poppy line worked well for me on this project. Unfortunately the store is out of stock on a number of the items, but there are new lines coming out soon!

Inside I've put directions for making a cup or small pot of loose leaf tea on the top flap, with a small bag of tea at the bottom of the page it's ready to give.

I've inked the edges to give it a worn look and when using brads made sure to cover the opposite side of the paper with a co-ordinating paper to cover the back of it.

You can fill the envelope with any hot beverage mix. Try some hot chocolate, flavoured instant coffee or even put together a mix of mulling spices for cider! You may even decide to use the envelope for other purposes, depending on the size, it does hold a fair amount of whatever you choose!

Enjoy creating your own little gift envelope and feel free to leave comments with suggestions as to what *you* might put in it.



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