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Hi there everyone!

I have terrible blogger guilt! I’ve done a bad job at updating – but I promise it’s for a good reason!  For the last week I’ve been a wedding paper crafting MACHINE! I’ll be sharing all of our wedding paper goodness, but for now, here’s a quick sneak peak of what I’ve been up to…

My poor Cuttlebug has been getting quite the workout and I’ve probably created new muscles by cranking it over and over again!

As much fun as I’m having with wedding projects, I’ve been completely unable to create the other projects that I have swimming around in my head. My sketch book is bursting at the seams with inspiration and ideas, but I am having a tough time finding the time to make it all! I was hoping that maybe, just maybe some magical paper crafting elves would show up in the middle of the night and create all the projects that I have sketched out…no such luck!

So – if you’ll bear with me, I promise to have lots of creative projects for you…it just may be a few days between posts!

Today though, I’ve got a project that I really love! During the Christmas season, I made a trip to Crate & Barrell (one of my favorite stores!) and came across these…

They are honey spoons meant for stirring into your cup o’ tea! How cute?! Immediately – my crafty wheels started spinning and I knew I wanted to create a sweet Valentine treat with them.

As you’ll see with some of my upcoming Valentine projects, I’m doing my best this Valentine’s Day to hand out non-candy gifts. Mainly it’s because I am in the thick of Project Wedding Slim Down and I don’t need any temptations laying around the house (although I did have a delicious handful of Peanut M&M’s last week and I loved every bite!)

Anyway, these little honey spoons provided the perfect inspiration for some “tea time” Valentine treats.

Here’s what I came up with:

Here’s how they came together:

I trimmed and scored a piece of cardstock as shown
Then, for a quick and simple solution for creating pockets, I adhered foam tape as shown. This provided a little width to the pockets so that the tea bags would fit inside.
Last, I folded up the flaps and adhered the foam tape!
Once I decorated the treat envelopes, I nestled the honey spoon in the fold of the envelope – it’s a perfect fit! I also added a small square of Scor-Tape so that I could securely seal the envie.
As for stamping the envelopes, I used the hexagon pattern from PTI’s Rosie Posie along with the Honey Bees stamp set to create a colorful and punny treat!
for this envie, I stamped a heart image from PTI’s Love Tags 2010 and added the “bee” sentiment on a separate flag that I cut from white cardstock.

Now in order to help me get over my blogger guilt, I thought I’d finish this post off with a giveaway! Since Crate & Barrel is now sold out of the honey spoons I used in this post, I’ll be giving away a set of them to one lucky commenter! That way, you can create some tea time treats of your own!

Just leave a comment on this post and I’ll announce a winner on Friday (along with the winners of the Do-Over Blog Hop!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Rosie Posie, Honey Bees, Love Tags 2010,)
Ink: Impress Fresh Ink (Strawberry, Sugar, Fuchsia, Mango); Ranger Industries (Jet Black)
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (white, Simple Valentine patterned paper)
Other: Papertrey Ink (Sweet Blush Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Pure Poppy Swiss Dot Ribbon)

Keep on crafting with these other posts

44 thoughts on “Tea Time Valentines

  1. Girl you are really doing a great job with your wedding paper crafts. Are those place setting tags. Sooooo cute! I love hot tea and those honey spoons would be perfect. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. oh Amber, your weddding is going to be AMAZING if that’s what your table place cards look like! And the tea and honey valentines are a great idea!

  3. For some reason your blog pics are not showing up in my google reader and it’s really sad because I’m missing all your crafty goodness. No idea how to fix this but I’ll stop by anyway to say I and read all your words. Sigh. I’m off to google to find a solution.

  4. Adorable! Love your honey spoons and how you’ve packaged them! Good luck with all the wedding crafting – i’m working on decor for my baby sister’s baby shower, and ack! it’s alot of work to crank everything out!

  5. The table place cards are just amazing. Your wedding is going to be so great, I’m sure all the guest will keep every little piece you create 🙂
    The tea-honey spoon card is darling, such a great gift for winter.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Wow! are those place settings in the first picture for your wedding? No wonder you are taking a break from blogging. Your wedding is sure going to be special!! I love your Valentine’s, so adorable. I love the honey spoons. My husband would love these!! I am loving all the projects you have done with this Rosie Posie set!! It will have to be in my shopping cart.

  7. Don’t worry about putting me in your draw – but I wanted to tell you that you’re INSANE to be creating all those tiny TINY little place settings for your wedding.

    But your guests are going to be so WOWED, it will be totally worth it.

    I can’t wait to see everything, because I know you’re creating some amazing goodies!

    Oh, and the spoon packages are awesome too!

  8. Another amazing project and inspiration! I’m anxious to see some of that Wedding Craft Goodness you have to share. 😉 Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  9. My jaw drop again after seeing your post today, Amber. I came across you blog not long ago. Really love your style and creativity. Thanks for the tutorial. Can’t wait too see more of your Wedding Craft Goodness. Thanks again.

  10. Oh wow, Amber, those wedding projects are marvelous!! How many do you have to make?
    Love the little tea Valentines, how adorable!!! Thanks for sharing how you made them!

  11. I wish we had a Crate & Barrel in The Netherlands, I love that store. I like the template for the teabags and we do have teabags over here :-)))

  12. you just have the most amazing gift ideas! I never knew about the honey spoons. Thanks for sharing and definitely can’t wait to see what more you have up in your sleeves.

  13. Amber, these are A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E treats! Have some friends that LOVE tea so these would make awesome gifts even if not done in time for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for the chance to win the honey spoons! Good Luck with all your wedding projects.

  14. I love this idea!! Since I am diabetic, I always suffer making treats for others LOL! This is a great way to give something cute & healthy 😉

  15. So, so cute and clever!! And, I’m so excited that I ordered Rosie Posie and it came today!!! Good luck on all your wedding preparations. It will be beautiful.

  16. What a great find! Love the creative way you presented the tea and honey spoons. I love drinking lemon tea with honey. Thanks for another amazing idea!

  17. Oh my goodness, those are so adorable! Thanks for your great tutorial too – makes them look easy to make. I think Rosie Posie is going into my cart this month! Can’t wait to see your wedding creations.

  18. Amber, your wedding “extras” are going to be the talk, gf!! It’s all so elegant!
    I love the cards with the honey spoons! Wonderful idea {I love the way your brain thingks!}
    Now I see stuff I must put in my cart, with this inspiration!

  19. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful little valentine treat! I hope you don’t mind but I just have to make a few of these. I made homemade suckers/lollipops for my niece for Valentines Day and it will fit in these perfectly.

    I think everyone will let you slide on your blogging considering what it is that has gotten your attention lately:)

    Thank you so much for all your inspiration as well as the opportunity to win those yummy honey spoons! I look forward to each and every email update I get from you. Keep them coming!(after your upcoming nuptials of course)

  20. This is just darling! And those honey spoons look and sound fantastic… anything honey-flavored immediately makes my mouth water.

    I am so jealous of your papercrafting knowledge as your wedding approaches. I started papercrafting almost immediately after our wedding 2.5 years ago, as I was stamping our thank you notes, and I constantly think “oh, if only I had known then what I know now!!” Everything in my wedding would have matched perfectly, and it would have been SO darn cute! C’est la vie.

  21. Ooops! I commented in the wrong post :-0
    Hi Amber. I’ve been following your blog from PTI, for a few months now. Your projects are all AWESOME! Your wedding will be a big event with all those little master pieces you are working on.

    These tea spoons are so cute, and your project made them look even better. I wish I’m lucky enough to win a set!!!

  22. Ohhh how adorably perfect!! I am trying to get a variety of things for drinks for a bridal shower. I knew I wanted tea, but needed a cute way to have them! This is perfect and love the honey on spoons!!!
    Thanks bunches!!!
    Jackie P
    Isn’t it amazing how much time it takes to create for a shower/wedding!

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