January 30, 2015

Afternoon Tea Invitation

I had a lot of fun playing with this file, I am a lifetime tea drinker and while living in Michigan one of my favorite things to do was to meet a friend for afternoon tea in some of Michigan's quaint tea rooms.
My first idea was to print up the envelopes, assemble them and try to arrange them in my doll's sandbox where a tea party goes on all the time. I also collect dolls, tea ware (mostly English bone china but I also have a few pieces from Japan).  But I really miss having afternoon tea so I made an invitation to afternoon tea at my home.
There are several different designs to choose from, I really like the Victorian/vintage look of this one. Tea Thyme Tea Bag Envelopes . You get two tea bag envelopes on each sheet, you just cut them out, fold on the lines and assemble.

After assembling my envelopes I made a mask with the dots in it and sprayed the cream colored paper with my eBrush then I trimmed it to the size I wanted, 4 1/4" wide (when folded) x 6" tall. I added a piece of washi tape from my son and his wife in Tokyo.
The bling swirl is from Zva Creative, I printed the sentiment onto a piece of vellum using my printer, I layered the vellum on to a piece of blue and adhered it to the card with foam pads. I also used foam pads to adhere the tea bag envelope and I tied a piece of twine along the folded edge.
Please excuse the rock, it was windy and I couldn't get it to stay open so I could get pictures. Here is the other side of the envelope, I used it on the inside to hold the menu.
If I was really having a tea party I would enclose a copy of the menu so if anyone being invited has an allergy to anything I'm preparing they can let me know so I also included one here. The inner piece is vellum, I attached it to the card with the twine, the menu is also printed on vellum. I would also send along a sample of one of the teas that are being served, putting it in the envelope on the front.
Thanks for stopping by.


Colleen said...

Those turned out very pretty! :)

Beth B said...

Sue, this is just wonderful!! What a delight it would be to receive an invitation like the one you created!! You've put a lot of thought and creativity into your tea party invitation -- really lovely!!