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