Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tea Cup Chihuahua Gift Set

Good Morning! I am so excited to present to you my very first project as a Wink Wink Ink Design Team Member. I fell in love with the 'Tea Cup Chihuahua' image. I thought the little puppy with the big ears sitting in a tea cup was just the cutest thing! I am also an avid tea lover! In fact, I used up all the tea bags in my house making this project, that this morning I had to drink coffee instead. I like coffee too, but I've kicked the habit a couple of years ago and usually only drink it on occasion now. Anyhow, onto my project. The entire project uses the image 'Tea Cup Chihuahua' and the retired Stampin Up! Simply Scrappin Set "Petal Party". I made a card, a Tea Bag Holder, and a Tea Bag Container. Here is a group photo of the three items: First I'll talk about the Tea Bag Container. I started with a purchased tea bag box. I simply undid the box, unfolded it, put in on designer paper, traced it, and cut it out. I then glued the paper back on to the box and put it back together. Very easy.

Here is a full view of the completed box and its contents.

I added ribbon and a large prima flower for embellishment.

And I finished the box with a gift tag. All the sentiments in my Gift Set come from Papertrey Ink. I also used the same adhesive gems on every item, and I put a little dot of Stickles in the flower center.
One of the main reasons I love to work with digitals so much is because I can size the image to an size I need. to make this tiny tag, I shrunk the image way down. All three items in my project use a different size image. That is something you just cannot do with stamps. You are stuck with whatever size the stamp is. I just love digis!

Here is a full view of the Tea Bag Holder. This was so easy to make. I just followed the instructions on Splitcoaststampers; they have an excellent tutorial on this card. This is the cover. I used a SU! marker to make the tiny dots on the white card stock. The inside contains two tea bags and is tied shut with ribbon.

Here is a partial view of the inside of the holder.

And here is an inside view of the holder.

The tea bags fit so nicely inside the holder. What a nice gift to give to a friend who might be sick with a cold

And finally, here is a full view of my card. I used a sketch I found on Mo Manning's Blog to make this card. I printed the Chihuahua image twice so I could pop him up on dimensionals.

Here is a close up so you can see the coloring and the dimension. And, if you don't like to color, this image is also available 'pre-colored'!

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my gift set today. If you'd like to purchase this image, just click on the 'I design for Wink Wink Ink' blinkie in my sidebar and it will take you directly to the store.
Have a great day! Amy


  1. These projects are beautiful Amy!
    Love the fun gift ideas! Chocolate hazelnut tea sounds delicious! I will have to look out for that!

  2. This is such a cute set and what a fun idea. The little doggie is so cute!

  3. Amy this is WONDERFUL!!!! I LOVE all the projects and this image I JUST LOVE!!!!! WOW these are just fabulous, they are sooooo lucky to have you girl!

  4. VERY clever and totally adorable! LOVE this idea and this little guy is just PERFECT! Great job ... I knew you would be an inspiration to the rest of the team! You're off to an awesome start!! Can't wait to see more!!

  5. Wink Wink Ink certainly agrees with you! This project is WONderful!!!! Great job on everything, Amy! Thanks for sharing with us!

  6. Your projects are just adorable!!! Love them! That image is cute!

  7. Wow Amy!! How cute is this!! I love your gift set!! The image is adorable, and your design, colors, dp and presentation is stunning.I would love to try that tea.

  8. OH my goodness! WHat a cute image! WE, or should I say DH, has a chihuahua! I should get this image and figure out how I can make it manly for him! Love you project!

  9. Wow such an adorable set, gorgeous image and love the colours.
    Hugs Emma x

  10. Amy, just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE all your projects AND your beautiful blog post! You did me proud! So glad you are on my team! I am a lucky girl! ((((hugs)))) ;o)

  11. OMG!! Now how stinkin' CUTE is all of this!!??!!! I think I would be tickled pink to receive this lovely gift set and what a darling image to use for it too!! :) HUGS

  12. I'm not a tea drinker (except for ginger tea when my tummy is upset) but I love your projects. How clever to decorate a tea bag dispenser box. And the individual tea bag holder is too adorable. The little pup is cute. This will make a great gift for someone.

  13. Amy what wonderful projects! Love them all!

  14. This is such a cute set and what a fun idea. The little doggie is so cute!
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