I was greatly inspired by the turn-down service at a recent hotel stay that reinforced the idea of rejuvenation and decided to use that as inspiration for my project for LESSology Challenge #62: Handmade invitation.
The idea is simple - a little gift of tea bags as a trailer for a splendid afternoon tea [you know, linked to my latest baking obsession *winks*]. :)
I started with one of those translucent packaging boxes for markers that I thought would be great for a peek-a-boo decorative effect for a decorated box. I chose a double-sided patterned paper from Simple Stories with neutral and pastel tones, cut it to size and ran it through my Xyron Creative Station for an even layer of adhesive. Then I adhered it to my box, leaving the front and side panels as is.
I wanted to use the original flap enclosure so I decorated a large bottle cap from Maya Road as the base for my decorative cluster.
To add a little more interest and texture, I adhered some lace from an old bra to the flap of the box. Matte medium is my adhesive of choice for this because it dries clear and is not sticky to work with.
Once that was dry, I adhered my bottle cap embellishment cluster to the front flap with Ranger Glossy Accents. It took a while to dry but that bottle cap is not going anywhere! *LOL*
To reinforce the theme of afternoon tea, I enclosed a package of tea bags, wrapped in brown paper packaging tied up with string. The details for the afternoon tea are written at the back of the tag.
The whole package fits nicely in my decorated box. It would be a lovely gift to a dear friend inviting her for a delightful afternoon tea. [And yes, I was watching some British baking shows...hence, the "splendid" and "delightful" afternoon tea...*LOL*].