"Let's Get Scrappy" Shabby Tea Room Challenge

Saturday, April 3, 2010

When I saw the design team inspiration projects over at (which were ESPECIALLY pretty this week!!) I thought, "It's a paper piecing challenge!" but as I started reading I saw that we just needed to use scraps in our project. I don't know about you, but I use scraps in every card I make. I started thinking about what I have the most scraps of...that would be solid cardstocks, and what I use my smallest scraps for...that would be the little "finishing touch" embellishments made from punches and dies. I wanted to make a really small project that could truly turn my "trash scraps to treasure". One of my very favorite things to do with my papers is to create and embellish little treat packages so I decided to create a little teacher treat, matchbox style. Although there are a zillion templates out there, I designed a little box template...I thought that would be quicker than searching the internet to get the size I wanted. The stamped template looked like this...
I love creating my own patterned paper...I can make it exactly the color and style I need! I knew I wanted to use red...seems like a classic "teacher color". Added some pink and gold to "Spring" it up a little. I used my clear cardstock from Papertrey Ink to create a sleeve for the box. (This wasn't a scrap, I first time using it. I love it!) Then it was a matter of die cutting and punching all kinds of solid little shapes and flowers from my scraps to embellish the top of the sleeve. I couldn't resist getting matching colored m&m's to put in the box.
I made a little matching mini-card with a Spellbinders die (Labels One). It measures only about 3 3/8" square, but it's a cutie!Fun little project...two more to make...can't wait to give these away!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all are having a very blessed Easter weekend!


Paper and Cardstock: Papertrey Ink: Vintage Creme, Sweet Blush, Lemon Tart, Pure Poppy, Clearly Creative and a tiny bit of Pretty Pastels paper for greenery. Paper Studio Kraft cardstock

Ink: VersaMark Wheat, Papertrey Ink: Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush, Summer Sunrise, Stampin Up Close to Cocoa

Punches/Die Cuts: Flowers: EK Success, Fiskars, Paper Studio. Martha Stewart, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis and Labels One, and McGill Multi Tags

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Boxes Bags and Tags, Teachers Apple, Turning a New Leaf and Limitless Labels

Other: Zig glue pen, Prisma Glitter, Studio His & Hers pearls, Etsy vintage ribbon


  1. What a wonderful little gift! Great way to use your scraps. I try and use as much scraps as possible...I even have a scrap drawer.:)

  2. Simply adorable, Geri! Be sure to link back to TSTR so you can be considered for the prizes. I'm so glad you were able to join us this week in the Tea Room. I hope you'll come back to play again on Monday and give the new challenge a try :)

  3. I'm behind on my blog hopping...missed this little jewel when you posted it. Your hand-stamped paper turned out very well. Love how you created the gift with matching card. Very nice!!!