Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Long-Awaited Marriage of Blogging with Royalty: The Royal Tea Wedding Blog Hop!

Bells of joy ... wedded bliss.  William, the Prince of Wales, has married his Kate, and upon her is conferred the title of Duchess of Cambridge.


Disclaimer: Parody





They're now off for a spot of tea, and I'm sure quite more. But after yesterday's rehearsal, they dashed off this quick note to encourage your participation in today's Royal Tea Bridal Shower
Wedding Blog Hop. 

Here you will see some of the finest tea-time projects made in honor of Great Britain's most romantic day since 1981, when Prince Charles married Lady Diana.


I am so pleased to host the Royal Tea Bridal Shower Blog Hop.  Thank you to the fantastic crafters who have joined with me to celebrate the historical romance and wedding of Prince William to his lovely Kate Middleton.

The theme of this Hop is anything tea, tea party, royal, bridal or wedding. Judging from what I have seen, there are some lovely creations to get you in the mood to be Royal Watchers. Below you will find the complete list of Blog Stops; please stop by and send some love and wedding rice or bubbles for each of them. 

The bells at Westminster Abbey have pealed. So without further ado, here is my project:

A Royal Tea Set:



I created this lovely dimensional teapot-shaped box from an SVG file (and Sure Cuts A Lot, with my Cricut Expression) that I purchased from Creations by AR. The pattern is called "Tea Time Tea Pot Box."   I modified the design slightly to give a cylindrical spout and wider handle.  I used a soft pastel paper to decorate the box (the box/pot is cut and folded from cardstock, to be sturdy).  I embellished it with gold metallic trimmed paper, flowers and a fleur-de-lis trinket. 

I used the "Tea Time Tea Cup Card" file from Creations by AR to cut what I am using as the party invitation.  I cut the file (again, using SCAL/Cricut Expressions) from ivory cardstock and topped it with the floral paper and gold metallic accents. 

The pattern comes with a slit for a paper teabag and tag; however, I used a real teabag in the slit.  I embellished the teabag tag with a handmade rose and a gold metallic leaf.  The card opens (cup from the saucer) for the invitation text.

Next, I also wanted to decorate fancy tea bags for this beautiful event. Have you seen these pyramid-shaped silk tea bags from Tea Forte before?  One year, when they were an "Oprah Favorite," I grew a new addiction to these fabulous and lovely tea bags. While they have their own wrapper and stem with a leaf, I created a cut file to make these covers that match my tea set.

I show it here with a little individual glass teapot/tea infuser that can be purchased from Tea Forte.

The Cathedral has emptied ... it's on to the lavish reception!  It's time for you to move on to visit the other Hop Stops.

But WAIT!  Before you go ... what's a blog hop without BLOG CANDY!?

The Queen Mother Monkey (all dressed in banana yellow, did you notice?) has authorised me to offer as BLOG CANDY her favorite tiara ... no, the next best thing: A new-in-package CRICUT CARTRIDGE "Mothers Day Bouquet", new for 2011!  Here, you'll find so many beautiful flowers that you'll be able to use this cartridge year-round. 

To be eligible to win my Blog Candy:  (Update: WINNER ANNOUNCED!  Try again another hop, sorry!!)

1.  Be or become a follower.


2.  Leave a comment to this post. Be sure to include in your post a way for me to reach you when you win the cartridge, so I can mail it out to you promptly. International bloggers who win will be awarded an Amazon.com gift certificate of equal value to the cartridge.

BLOG CANDY BREAKING NEWS: Nicolette, of Beyond Scrappin', has generously donated a tea-time Mug Hugger for a randomly chosen commenter on all the blog stops on this Blog Hop! That means, the more Blog Stops you visit and the more you comment -- one per blog, please -- the more chances you have to win one of these very handy scrap room organizers. I use mine to hold my flash (thumb) drives for my computer.

Okay..... Elton John is singing, and you're missing it. Time to move on!

Sorry, can't resist sharing this:  What's up with the Brits and their hats?  This one is on Princess Beatrice. I dare say, it looks like someone used an out-of-proportion SVG file and Pop-Dotted for dimension on this one.  Perhaps our next hop should be PAPER HATS!?

Kept you long enough.....

Please be sure to leave comments, as we all love, especially on romantic days like this one! 

119 comments:

shersl84bed said...

Cute idea for a blog hop. Love the Teapot and Teacup. Very pretty papers.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Giselle said...

very very pretty :) TFS

Lisa said...

This is just so pretty...great project! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. :o)

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Elaine said...

Ellen,

Your tea set is very pretty, love the paper you used!
Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

Debican said...

I'v been looking forward to this Royal wedding for months. Love this idea for a hop. Your tea pot and saucer are so very pretty.
Hugs, Debi
caincan2000@yahoo.com

Suella said...

Such elegant cards for a royal wedding celebration! Awesome cards, love them! Great idea for blog hop, TFS
suella11@yahoo.com

Suella said...

Follower

doverdi said...
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doverdi said...

Wow!! Let me pick my jaw up off the floor. This is stunning. I LOVE your teapot & teacup. They are so elegant & perfect for the Royal Wedding. TFS! I forgot to say that I am a follower.

Melissa said...

Your teapot and cup set is amazing Ellen! Looks like real China!

What a fun idea for a hop!!!

I will definitely be front and center watching tomorrow morning!

I'm already a follower!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com
melissaallore at hotmail dot com

Honeybearz Designs said...

I absolutely love the teapot and tea cup they are darling. Great job and thank you for sharing.
honeybearz2007 at gmail.com

SpantastiKreations said...

SO pretty. LOVE that paper. Really looks like fine china.

TFS,
Erin
spantastikreations@yahoo.com

~ Creating a Crafty Life ~ said...

Ellen, you did a Fabulous job on your tea set!!! I love the colors & details of the paper you used!

~Stacey~ aka Ribbon Diva
CreatingACraftyLife.blogspot.com
CreatingACraftyLife at gmail dot com

Misty said...

Awesome & very elegant!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Lucy said...

How hard was that to create? Came out sooooo good! Love your ideas. Thanks for sharing. And for the chance to win :) iluvlu2003@yahoo.com

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

so pretty! love the giveaway perfect ot use for mother's day gift

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Donna said...

What a wonderful (and different) idea for a blog hop. I LOVE your teapot and cup! Beautiful! comopark@roadrunner.com

Jacqueline said...

Very Pretty projects. Thanks inviting me to join.
Hugs ~ Jacqueline
madebyjacqueline(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Jacqueline said...

Very Pretty projects. Thanks inviting me to join.
Hugs ~ Jacqueline
madebyjacqueline(at)yahoo(dot)ca

cvjac2009 said...

so funny. love the idea of the hop i am a new follower


cvjac at att dot net

Peggysuez said...

Ohhh no front row seat??? I could nudge the King of Bahrain out of the way! CUTE project, lovely papers and design. Now that I've had a cuppa, time to move on!

Sarah Magill-Straisfeld said...

This will be fun! Thanks.
Lovely tea themed project.
Sarah
www.sarahprocrastinating.blogspot.com

ottersln said...

Enjoyed the royal blog hop this morning! Was not able to leave comments on each page, but I'll be back later this weekend when I have time. I adore tea and tea pots so this is right up my alley!

Tisha said...

very pretty! Love the tea cup and little bags! I am a follower! Great idea for a hop!

Tisha
http://tishascraftcove.blogspot.com

Christine said...

Beautiful tea set! I love the paper.

Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com

Lisa said...

WOW, that is absolutely beautiful. Fantastic.

silvia said...

Gorgeous tea set!!!

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

What a dynamite treasure to mark this royal occasion! TFS!
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

KentuckyGal said...

Wow...great teapot and teacup! I have done several tea (etc) swaps and something like this would be SUPER to send with it. Great hop! Following on GFC and Networked.

Cathie w said...

so so sweet....TFS!!!!

Cherrio!!!!

Cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Jessica said...

Your teapot looks so delicate and pretty. I love the paper you chose. Great idea for tea bags! TFS/ Already a follower.
Please forward my Thanks to the Queen Monkey for offering an awesome blog candy.
:O)
Jessica
strgazrblueyes22477{at} yahoo {dot} com

Tami B. said...

Ellen, you are so much fun and your projects and ideas are great.

Amanda said...

Very cute! So appropriate for the theme!

Amanda (als1048@gmail.com)

Scraps2treasure said...

love this

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! What a great project, Ellen! I can't wait to see what the other talented ladies have created.

~ Jen @ Musings of A Crafty Mom
www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com
jlhudson2(at)cox(dot)net

Nikki T said...

I love it. Great minds think alike. Gorgeous colors. Thanks for hosting the hop.
Nikki
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Nicolette said...

Love your tea set. Very pretty. Thanks for a chance to win!! Loving this hop!!

Nicolette
www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
beyondscrapin@aol.com

Carol said...

Beautiful project, lov the design and the paper is awesome! TFS

Carol
clworkman4 at gmail dot com

jengd said...

Wonderful project! The papers you used are SO perfect! Beautifully done!

Kris Dietz said...

I love your teapot and cut and the paper you used. Beautiful!

Kris
dietzrobles@yahoo.com

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! These boxes are just so amazing and I must say very elagant! Your true talent came through with this project! Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing and for putting on this fun bloghop.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

dash said...

Love the paper! Stunning!
dashmo37@aol.com

Manhattan Mandie said...

What a cute idea!!!! Can't wait to see what everyone has created on the blog hop :)

Karelj said...

Thanks for the great idea and sharing! I'll be up at 4 to watch, just as I did when his mother and father married. I so wish we could be together, sipping tea and sighing over the wedding. I do think my wedding invite got lost in the mail--after all, I had the foresight to name my children William and Kathryn! I just love your teapot and cup--I collect vintage teacups, and had to look twice to see that yours were made of paper! I'm a follower--you can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or www.kareljcreations.com Please pray for the tornado victims.

Amanda said...

I love your tea set! I'm looking forward to the rest of the blog hop and watching The Royal Wedding!

imastampin said...

What fun! I love the tea theme here. Tea cups are so wonderful.

I just became a follower and now I'm off to hop along the blog path! Thanks!
imastampin @ hotmail dot com

mamawcindy said...

WOW!!! What an Amazing job you did on your Tea Set. Just Gorgeous. What a fun hop this is. I have been looking forward to watching the Royal Wedding. Praying for them to have a long and happy life together. Thank you so much for the chance to win your wonderful Giveaway.
I am a new follower :0)
cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

Hi I'm Liz! said...

Awesome idea for a blog hop! I am looking forward to the wedding. your creation is so amazing! Great job! I am now following you!

missmerryweatherscreations@gmail.com

Cherie said...

My mom LOVES tea!! This is so beautiful!! Thanks!

cherie.goyer at gmail.com
http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

Jens Craft Corner said...

Love your royal project. Tea is the best! Glad to be part of this hop today!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Wow, i love your dimensional Teapot and teacup.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

CREATIVE M said...

Hi, adorable card!!Love it!!

Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

Lovebug Creations said...

So pretty and perfect for a Royal Tea!! Love it!

~Kimi
kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the colors you used for the projects.

joydee1963 said...

I love antiques so I love tea cups,tea pots!! Your are beautiful!! I am a follower!! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Clare D. said...

This would be a great idea for Mother's day! My mother-in-law loves tea! I am following and thanks so much for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Flair Girl said...

You are just a delight Ellen. This is such a unique and special blog hop. Thank you! I hope I'm eligible, I really want that cartridge! :D Love your tea pot. The gold is just-well-ROYAL! Thanks for including me in the hop today! XOXO

Minta's Creations said...

Beautiful for a royal tea party!
Minta

mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Damaris said...

Oh Dahling, what a lovely set of tea cups you have here. Delightful it is to have run into you. We shall meet again soon.

Ta Ta.

Damaris

Becky Dunham said...

oh this is darling Ellen! i collect teapots and cups/saucers so i am really going to enjoy this hop :) As if i wouldn't anyway! i have never seen those pyramid shaped tea bags but would love to learn to make them! i am a long time follower of your fun blog :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Carol's Place said...

very royal looking indeed, that is gorgeous, great take on your blog hop!!
rodrunlady@cox.net
http:/cardstockscissorsandglue.blogspot.com

my crafting creations said...

I love the tea pot and tea cup.. so adorable. I am following through email.

Happy Crafting,
http://mycraftingcreations.com

Kim

email: kkcaudill@zoomtown.com

Lillian Child said...

ADORABLE teacup! And what a royally fabulous idea for a blog hop! I am already a follower of your delightful blog! So I'm going to grab a cuppa and sit on my royal keester and enjoy this royal blog hop!

my crafting creations said...

I am now a follower. super cute card.

Happy Crafting,
Kim
http://mycraftingcreations.com
email: kkcaudill@zoomtown.com

Lynda said...

Lordy this is devine, I feel like raising my pinky finger now....and I have only just started this hop!!

Card Crazy said...

What a beautiful, elegant tea set. Reminds me of my grandmother's fine china pieces that were so lovely and fragile.
Sue S.

cowbelleru said...

The perfect tea set for such a wonderful day. Your papers are beautiful. I'm new to your blog and am really inspired by your work. TFS!!! and a great oppurnity to win some candy.
cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

Houses Built of Cards said...

That is SOOO cute!!! Love the colors too! I'm a new follower!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Christina said...

I LOVE your tea set! It's so pretty and creative!

Christina
ascrapbooknook@rogers.com
www.ascrapbooknook.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great tea cup! Nice papers! Already a follower, abusybee24atcoxdotnet

Theresa said...

Gorgeous card! TFS!
firelass51@aol.com

Josie0602 said...

Beautiful projects!! I must be part English because I love a good cup of hot tea and I love anything that has to do with tea cups!
Tracy
www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Christine Real said...

I was so excited when I started to read front row seat! lol! Your tea set made me absolutely thirsty my dear! Just love it!

america57@comcast.net

p.s. I am a follower!

Anna said...

What a beautiful tea set for a beautiful theme blog hop.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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annadowdy at gmail dot com

Imogene said...

Very pretty!!! Love it!!!
Imogene
imogenelynn@wmconnect.com
swetlilcricut.blogspot.com

Suzy said...

Beautiful project! I'll be one of the crazies up before the sun watching this magical event! Thanks for the chance to win :)
Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

Scrapnatic said...

Very nice!! I'm already a follower.

scrapnatic@yahoo.com

thekolbes said...

This is going to be such a fun blog hop. Your tea set is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Shawnee said...

What a fun way to celebrate the royal occasion. So cute!

Shawnee
http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

kathlee said...

OMG what a beautiful project! It is truly fit for royalty! What a fun blog hop!
TFS!
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

nantastic said...

Love your elegant teacup and teapot.
Just love your blog.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

brittmartin0910 said...

Adorable tea party projects. I am a new follower and cant wait to see what you come up with next. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win.

brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

Debc06 said...

Lovely Tea pot and cup. Love the tea bag covers. Thank you so much for inviting me to the royal tea party.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Kaitlin said...

Very pretty!!:)

Kaitlin
angel1694@comcast.net
http://cupcakesandcards.blogspot.com/

SueNJ said...

You never cease to amaze me!!! We definitely have to get together and you can teach me about SCAL and I will show you the Pazzles :) Thanks for organizing this AMAZING hop!


Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
Suenj99 at yahoo dot com
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

Carla said...

I love your cute little tea pot. Thanks for sharing



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kristyscraps said...

Is it teatime already? Great projects! Love the theme!
kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

Gina said...

Totally love your tea set! So creative! I became a follower of your blog too.
purpleprincess214@gmail.com

Theresa said...

cute cute cute! I love the teapot and the paper you chose couldnt be more perfect! I am waiting up to start watching the Royal wedding with one of my best friens....we are saps together :)
TFS
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Gramjak said...

Love this excitement -- and the tea pot and cup are absolutely "british" to a "T". Such fun! Thaks for this opportunity. I have become a new follower!

ScrappingHappy said...

everyone love some yummmmyyy candyyyy

Jennifer said...

Great hop!!! I've already had a ton of comments!!!!great project! Love it! Beautiful colors on the tea pot & cup!
Www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
Craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

Jamie said...

I am now a follower! I love your blog. Also love you tea set you made. It's darling!


jamiemom2two@gmail.com

NanasAngels said...

Your tea pot and tea cup are fit for royalty! I've become a follower and I'm off to the next blog.

I can be found at wleitel.blogspot.com.

Wendy

Jen N said...

I love the colors of the teapot & cup! jenny.naus@yahoo dot com

Swappy said...

Absolutely LOVED your paper and tea cup and pot idea!!!~~!

Jessica said...

I am here for day 2 of the Hop...missed the ceremony....:O(. But my daughter was having a ceremony of her own at school this morning....Academic Achievement Award! Way to Go Princess!

grammiej said...

Love your royal project, thx for doing this fun hop!
Kate's gown was perfect.

Misty said...

I loved the whole wedding! Oh the Queen snubbed Camilla. The dress was amazing, am going to watch it again!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

theduchess&thediva said...

That is the most adorable teapot. I have the perfect place to display that!

Felicia

Brenda said...

Oh my word, this is fabulous. I am a huge tea drinker and this would be so cute to make for a brunch invite. Great job
I love your comment about the hat, and I totally agree, hehehehe
Brenda
Burffrau @ aol dot com

Sue D said...

Very elegant tea set!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Gina said...

Ellen, this tea set is so beautiful!! I love it :) The papers are so elegant, and the set looks like china! I just had a blast being a part of this blog hop-great idea, and thanks so much for having me!!!!!
Gina
ginascraftingspot.com

Charity-Adams Acres said...

I think 3D SVG's are great. This is an awesome one to add to my collection

Charity
http://adamsacres.com

ScrappyScavenger said...

Im such a tea set junky~!I am so adoring this hop!!! Thanks so much! Your tea set is amazing and I thind paper hats are a wonderful idea!!! ScrappyScavenger/yahoo

Tambo said...

your teapot and cup are spectacular. What a great job you did! I too am not sure about that hat. Is it really a hat? Looked like a goose when I first glanced at it. LOL
tfs. Tami
tambo1010 at comcast dot net
www.tamboscreations.blogspot.com

Glora said...

Great project. I just love the beautiful paper you used too. Hugs- Glora

Snatertje said...

I saw the wedding today, kate looked stunning. Love your project and don't love the hat on beatrice to. sure looked popdotted ihihi.

thanks for the chance to win.
Hug linda
http://snatertje.blogspot.com/

Glitter Fantasies said...

That set was very FAB!! Your choice in paper really made it work.

And they do love their hats don't they!
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

vick6740 said...

Makes me want a drink of tea right now..lol yes your project is divine!! Such talent!!

vick6740@yahoo.com

following you now and moving on to the next in line~~

kristyscraps said...

You are so funny! Love your pop dot hats!! :)
kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

Kris Dietz said...

Beautiful! Love the papers.

Kris
dietzrobles@yahoo.com

nantastic said...

Thanks for doing this fun hop.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

SueNJ said...

I have loved doing this blog hop with you! Paper Hats... hmmmm it has potential :) Thank you for organizing this and I look forward to the next one :)


Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
Suenj99 at yahoo dot com
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

Pat N. said...

How pretty your teapot and cup is. Very sweet idea!--Pat N.

THERESA said...

That is just so sweet, love this idea of a hop!
Thanks for a chance to win....:))
lotsa luv
tgerber at telkomsa dot net

Ola said...

This is such a gorgeous set! I really love how you made the tea bag box too!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Scrapping Galaxy said...

Beautiful tea set

Peggie said...

What a beautiful project. Sure suits the occasion. Lovely picture of the bride and groom. Peggie
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