International Tea Day

Happy International Tea Day! This will be a quick post – mainly with pictures. I have had a really busy week. This post is part of the Holiday/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Scroll down for details on giveaway and a huge sale.


STARTS: Friday, December 11th at 6 am PST / 9 am EST
ENDS: Friday, December 18th @ 11:59 pm PST / 2:59 am EST

THEME: winter/holiday
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

Important dates to remember –

December 13th: National Cocoa Day
December 15th: International Tea Day

There will be special FLASH Prizes awarded on December 13th and December 15th.
The winners will be drawn from the pool of projects that focus on Cocoa + Tea!

December 13th: Link up before 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST
December 15th: Link up before 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST

There are a TON of giveaways this time to celebrate the holidays with you. Make sure you take the time to pop by each of the blogs as you never know what you’ll find in inspiration and surprises! You can also play along yourself and create a coffee themed project of your own! There are no limits to the number of entries, the more the merrier.

Anyone is eligible for a Super Sponsor prize if they link up a newly created Winter/Holiday Themed Coffee, Tea &/or Cocoa project, no back-linking please. is used to draw for winners. There are a tonsof sponsors so play along for a change to win!

The entire Inlinkz list of participants can be found on Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

Winners will be posted on the blog Sunday, December 20th.

When I like a design of mine, I try to turn it into sets. I made ten of these – half with holiday sentiments and the remaining with non-holiday sentiments. Most of the sequins are from The Ton. They sell some amazing couture mixes (so you don’t have to create your own).

tea tag shakers


1. Stamp the large circle from Concord & 9th’s Let’s Chat set onto watercolor cardstock with Ranger black waterproof ink
2. Draw an outline and handle to create a cup look. I don’t know how to draw so I did the best I could
3. Draw another larger circle as a saucer
4. Watercolor with Winsor & Newton watercolor paints (or any other watercolors) and add drops around cup
5. Stamp design onto saucer
6. Create sequin shaker pockets using Fuse tool
7. Die-cut tea tags dies and stamp sentiments
8. Staple twine on tea tags and shaker pockets
9. Die-cut spoons
10. Stamp sentiment onto black cardstock with VersaMark and heat set with white or gold embossing powder
11. Attach watercolor cardstock to cardbase
12. Add sentiment banner and spoon with foam tape
13. Add tea bag with Scor-Tape and tea tag with foam tape


If you have any questions, feel free to ask in comments! You can check out all ten cards on my Flickr account. I do have a GIVEAWAY, and you can see the details from this post.

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  1. Janet Labadie

    December 18, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Love, love, love the tea bag cards!

  2. Svitlana Shayevich

    December 16, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    What an amazing idea for a card! Absolutely love how you made the tea bags. Fantastic!

  3. Arianna Barbara

    December 16, 2015 at 6:24 am

    HAPPY TEA DAY! I love tea and these cards are AMAZING!!!!! Beautiful projects!

  4. karenladd

    December 16, 2015 at 2:58 am

    These are so adorable and unique! This would be a great way to send a little embellishment gift to a crafting friend!

  5. Yuki

    December 15, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    This is such a fun set of cards! Love the shaker tea bag and the fun die cuts!

  6. Janis in ID

    December 15, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Total GENIUS with the little teabags!!! Love these cards!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. Autumn

    December 15, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Absolutely LOVE that you’ve drawn these images, they are all just perfect! Hugs, Autumn

  8. D.Ann C

    December 15, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    LOVE the idea of a shaker tea bag!!! What a fun set of cards!

  9. Berina Febin

    December 15, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Beautiful !! love the shaker packets that you’ve used like tea bags!! awesome!!
    Moxie Craftie

  10. Carla vdM

    December 15, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Ruby I have seen them in my mailbox this morning, but wqs out all day.
    But these are awesome and great for card-lovers, who can use the TEA on their cards.
    Thank you for sharing yoru idea…have to CASE you sometime inthe near future ;o)

  11. doudou2106

    December 15, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Beautiful idea, so cute!!!

  12. Terri Burson

    December 15, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Girl, those look good enough to eat! Fabulous design!!

  13. chark

    December 15, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    love these! You did a great job and the design is so clever, the watercoloring is fab too!

  14. KT Fit Kitty

    December 15, 2015 at 11:39 am

    I love, love, love these! The idea for the shaker is brilliant! Awesome set of cards!

  15. Lori Kobular

    December 15, 2015 at 10:44 am

    These cards are absolutely delicious! I really LOVE them with the pretty sequin mixes in the shakers! Who wouldn’t love receiving one of these cards in the mail or a set of them as a gift! Happy International Tea Day!!

  16. Kristie G.

    December 15, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Such an awesome idea! LOVE!!!

  17. Amna Hasan

    December 15, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Amazing as always! you rock! <3

  18. Jessica

    December 15, 2015 at 10:09 am

    These are SO clever! I love them!

  19. Diane

    December 15, 2015 at 9:38 am

    GASP, Ruby, you’ve blown me away with these cards, they’re so beautiful and creative, LOVE LOVE LOVE those tea bags!! The fact that I own this stamp set makes it even better 🙂

  20. Keeway Tsao

    December 15, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Wow Ruby!! The tea shakers are genius! I was wondering what the little shaker packets were for, and this makes total sense 😀 Fabulous and inspirational cards!

  21. Nicole - The Paper Baker

    December 15, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Oh My!!! This is toooo FABULOUS!!! SHAKER TEA BAGS!!! L.O.V.E. I.T!!!

  22. Lisaerica

    December 15, 2015 at 9:25 am

    I looove them! What an awesome idea, I’m going to have to try this out for sure. Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiring me always.

  23. Hetty

    December 15, 2015 at 9:12 am

    OMG so many lovely cards! I have been looking at these stamps, now you gave me inspiration!

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