Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Quilled Tea Bag Box

Hi all, back with the quilling project that I promised!  This quilled embellished 3D project is for all you who love to drink tea.  I have seen boxes of tea bags that have a little pull out portion that allows you to "dispense" the tea bag packets right from the box and I thought it would be a great gift idea.  I used the supplies from the November Custom Quilling kit for the quilled poinsettias, leaves, and box decorations (except pinecones and white punched flowers).  I designed the box with lid and panel layers with SCAL2 and the cut file is emailed to you with your kit purchase. 

After cutting box pieces and layers with my Cricut, I assembled the box and lid I inked all the card stock and designer paper panels, then added gold gel pen dots for some glimmer.  The pretty holly paper gives it such a vintage look.  For the quilled poinsettias I used the 1/4" white/red metallic edged quilling strips.  I have never used this width for quilling before, only making roses.  By the way they makes beautiful roses!  When you make folded roses with these strips the petal edges have a shimmer.  You can see the dimension that these wider strips give the quilled flowers.

The poinsettias are made by quilling and shaping a coil into a marquis, 5 for the top layer of petals and 6 larger marquis for the bottom layer of petals.  The centers of the poinsettias are made from tight coils using the 1/8" white/gold metallic edged strips, either 3,4 or 5 coils.  If you want you could make the centers and then add the top layer of red petals against them, or add the center to the top, either way.  The leaves are also made from the gold edged strips and are the same marquis shape.

Next I added to these poinsettias, some punched flowers from a patterned white pearlized paper and added some cranberry colored beads for centers.  Punched greenery is tucked in and around along with  pine cones.  The pine cone are made from punching the pine cone shape punch 7 times (or more for fuller one) and then scoring, folding down the middle of the pine cone punch shape.  Glue all 7 folded pine cone punches side to side and you get a "book" like shape you see that fans open.  I glued it flat against the box but you could add more "leaves" of punched pine cone shapes and then glue the first and last sides together and have a round 3D life-like pine cone.

I will be making more of these for gifts and one or more for myself as they could be made for any season and occasion with the change of paper and card stock and embellishments!  The side panels would look so pretty embossed with embossing folders! Put it in a little basket with other tea goodies and your friends that love tea will feel so special!

If you remember yesterday I added the "disclosure" for my FSS DT projects.  I also am disclosing that as a Design Team member for Custom Quilling that I recieve the monthly kit to create projects with and to review.  I am not paid by either FSS or Custom Quilling to promote or recommend products, just images and supplies to create projects.  As you can see I really do LOVE the kits that Denise puts together from Custom Quilling, and I have to tell you they are a great way to build up your stash to work with!!  The contents always have generous amounts of card stocks, papers, embellishments and STRIPS, plus more! I have to narrow my project ideas to three for the newsletter! So I can honestly recommend them. 

I still have more cards and the other two quilling projects to share, check back!  If you are inspired to create any projects please share the link in the comments section below, I would love to see them!



annie.anastasia said...

It is beautiful and a great idea too. It gives that pleasant feeling of Christmas and all the nice things that comes with the season. Love it.

unicorn said...

Gorgeous tea box:)))Love it:)))

Hugs Jeni:))

PATRICIA said...

UAUUUUUU.....Congratulations, beautiful to live ..... His work is perfect .... kissing

Carmen Cune said...

foarte draguta cutia ta de ceai

Baukje said...

Hello Sonya
his work is perfeckt beutiful!!!
Groetjes Baukje

Molly Smith said...

The quilling and decor on your box is amazing! I love it! Thanks for sharing :) ~ Molly

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Very beautiful box, Sonya! The quilled poinsettias from white strips with red edges look so special! I'm going to try making roses with such strips as you mentioned. Thanks for sharing!

Helen said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!!!

Antonella said...

This is beautiful! I see them at work and never thought of decorating them, wow!! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Antonella :-)

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Cool gift ideas! Wish someone also send me like that. Anyway, I've been looking for topics as interesting as this. Looking forward to your next post.


Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

This is so pretty!!! Love it! Love the tea box idea too :-) -Sam

deepika said...

i just love it... <3