Sunday, July 11, 2021

Tea in the Garden - Sizzix Chapter 3 Release

 Hello crafty friends! If you watched Tim's Sizzix Chapter Three YouTube live to the end, you will have seen that this chapter inspired me to create a Garden Tea Party theme for all my makes. I don't think that has ever happened, but it just grew out of my one idea for the tag and I just had to go with it. There are several makes for table decor and favors so I made a Youtube video where I discuss each make. I hope you find it helpful.

If there are any you would like a tutorial for, just let me know in the comments or send me an email in the contact section at the right. Otherwise I will just post a blog on each with more photos, and explanation, and some details.

The tag that inspired it all...I will do more detailed posts on most of these makes or combinations of them, but I thought I would just post this general post and you can let me know which ones you want to get more details on. For this tag I used an Etetera tag, Potted 2, Leafy Twigs, Decorative Trims, Large Stems 2, Wildflower Stems 1, Bold Alphanumeric and Colorize Cafe.

These potted makes can be nameplates, or just place setting decor, or names of food items on a buffet if you have one. I love that the Potted 2 dies can cut chipboard or several layers of heavy stock. I paired the Potted 2 dies with the Large Stems 2 release from Chapter 2 of this year.
These are not only a favor, but also a little rim decor for the place setting. How fun would it be to change the Impresslit 3D Butterfly with colors to coordinate with your various tea cups? For the favor I tied a couple of tea bags with tulle and then added the Seal Impresslit with the Colorize Cafe teacup on the front.
This place setting is not china, it's stuff I got at the Dollar Tree because it was all about the place setting decor, not the dishes.  This is really, really very easy to put together, so it can be replicated multiple times without taking too much time. You just cut the Perspective Dragonfly, then adhere it to a Seal Switchlit, and back them with the leaf stem from the Large Stems released last year.
Lastly, I want to make sure my guests go home with some fun favors to remember our tea time in the garden. For this I turned to the new Matchbox dies and added some of the Tiny Tattered Florals under the domes so that they were like little take-home terrariums.

The last little favors that I made use the Mini 3D Botanical and Roses texture fade embossing folders. They were vary easy to make by just sewing a back onto them to make a pocket and punching a half circle out at the top.

Let me know if there are any of these you would like a tutorial on. Otherwise I will just do a quick little  how-to post on the details for each.


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Unknown said...

I’d love to see how you paint the die cut flowers. Mine never seem to have the details in the right places. Thanks for offering to show more in your tutorials—I love your style and always look forward to seeing your makes!

Suzanne said...

Honestly, when I saw this on Tim’s live, I’m pretty sure my jaw actually dropped. Amazing level of creativity and beauty. I would love to see how you did those little matchbox gems. Thank you for sharing!

Debbie F. said...

I have to say that when I saw this on the live my jaw dropped too. How incredibly creative!! And to think it all started with a tag?!! WOW. It's an absolutely beautiful collection and so wonderfully creative. Simply amazing. I too would like to see how you did the matchboxes and how you color the wildflowers (I also have a hard time coloring them) and I would love to see how you did the tag. Tami, thank you so much for sharing your creative process and ideas. Deeply appreciated. The makes from this live were just great and so inspiring -- and your makes are certainly at the top of my list. Thanks again!

Boo said...

Totally amazing! Beautiful work!

Theresa said...

I so agree with all the comments before mine. Such a beautiful collection of creations. I would watch anything you want to show us. Over the years, I have tried so many of your techniques and projects. You are a constant source of inspiration. Can't say thank you enough for all you share.

Nancy Wethington said...

That entire tea vignette is adorable. So creative!

atouscrap said...

This is an amazing set. It would be great for a wedding. A video tutorial would be great. Great to see your magic work.

Deborah Emmons said...

I want to come to your home for tea! Love it all, so creative! I would like to see how you got the name plates to stand and how are what colors did you use to make your pots look like terra cotta? Thank you for your creativity!

Paula Cheney said...

tami you are incredible! I love how all the pieces play off each other and the theme. Your ideas are so inspiring! Thank you for sharing so my tips and helps to create these darling pieces!