Monday, December 1, 2014

The Shabby Tea Room - Challenge #241

Hi all!! I'm sooo sorry I'm late posting today. Computer issues...sigh. I had to wait until I got to work this morning and then I was late getting to work because we woke up to a blanket of ice and sleet covering everything, good grief!! Well, I'm finally here, have edited my pictures and am writing the post. It's taken some doing that's for sure! 

How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was nice even though it was hectic. I worked at the place where I teach card making. Black Friday was a mad house!! However, when I finally had two seconds and looked at the clock it was close to closing time. Wow did the day speed by! Saturday I taught a double card making class (8 cards in total) that was basically all day. And Sunday dawned with chores to rest for me this holiday weekend, lol! I can say that I basically enjoyed every minute of it except the whole chore thing! ;)  Well enough of me gabbing, let's get on with this post shall we?

Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week our challenge is called 'Waiting For Santa'!  Please create a card/project INSPIRED BY THE PHOTO AND INCLUDE A STOCKING + LACE!

FOR YOUR SUBMISSION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE WEEKLY PRIZE AND HONORS: Because we are sponsored weekly by wonderful businesses who have graciously donated products and in the interest of fairness to all participants, any entries that do not follow our simple challenge rules will remain in the gallery but will not be eligible for the weekly prizes and top honors. Thanks for your understanding and participation!

I made a stocking from a DARLING little treat box template...
 I just love this little (I shouldn't say "little" because it's anything but as you'll see in the next picture!) treat box! I simply printed out the template onto copy machine paper and trimmed off the excess then using Washi Tape in 2 places taped it to my patterned paper and cut it out by hand. EASY PEASY!!

I wanted to show you how big the treat box really is to I took a picture before adding the stocking to the reverse side. As you can see it's about 7 1/2" deep! Most treat boxes don't hold very much, but this cutie sure will! I was even thinking what a cute little place setting this would make. You can attach a tag with your guests name on the front of it and tuck a napkin along with silverware in the treat box area. What a fun and unique place setting, right? 

Items Used:
Paper Sweeties - Joy, Joy Sweet Cuts
The Cutting Cafe - Christmas Stocking Box

This week our wonderful sponsors are: 

Paper Sweeties offers high-quality, on trend acrylic stamps, coordinating metal dies and pretty embellishments. Our heartwarming images allow paper crafters to create handmade from the heart treasures that will be keepsakes for years to come!  We carry adorable dolls with interchangeable outfits and accessories ... plus we also have a wide variety of wonderful all-occasion sentiments, labels, frames and accessory sets along with coordinating dies - perfect for every paper crafted project! You'll enjoy using your Paper Sweeties stamps, dies and embellishments to create projects for card making, scrap booking, party invitations and favors, home decor, gifts and so much more!

Winner will receive a $20 gift certificate from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

Sponsor #2:

The Cutting Cafe is your one stop for affordable cutting files and printable stamps. We offer a huge selections on just about any occasion.

This week's lucky winner will receive three cutting files from The Cutting Cafe!

Please link your creations at The Shabby Tea Room by Sunday, December 14th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, December 15th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 15th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!


  1. Such a cute box and I LOVE the way you decorated it!!

  2. tina tina tina...i love this...this is so cute....i would love to put in the customer gallery over at the cutting cafe...if i can please send me a link to this hugs