I have a great gift to teach you today! We’re making a tea tower tea box with a little card stock and some beautiful designer paper or scrapbook paper as some of you call it! If you have tea loving friends, today’s video is for you. I want to share with you how to create this fabulous tea tower – a box filled with 30 tea bags. You will see in the video that this project is actually pretty easy to make!


I shared this video on last night’s YouTube Premiere and had the pleasure of chatting with about 200 of you. What fun! I love it when we can all be together, stamping together, and having a great time together! If you were on live with me last night, THANK YOU! If you weren’t able to join in, I am excited to share the replay of the project. It’s a great gift idea and I think you’re really going to enjoy it. It’s easier than you think!


Tea Tower Tea Box | Video


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I know many of you prefer a PDF file of instructions to take with you when you create. You asked for more tutorials and I am happy to supply them. Just click the pic to order your tea tower tea box tutorial! Ha! say that 3 times fast.


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I am just crazy about how the tea tower turned out. Those bold colors! WOW! So pretty! 


I just love the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper. I am sad that it will be retiring at the end of May. If you don’t already have it, order it before it sells out. I anticipate this Designer Series Paper will sell out fast.


Pick your favorite Designer Series Paper and matching cardstock and get creative!


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  • Blackberry Bliss – 8 ½” x 11″ – score at 3″, 5 ½”, and 8 ½” – rotate and score at 2 ½” 
            • 1″ x 6″ – score at ½” 
            • 5 ½” x 6″ – score with Box Maker shim at 1 ½” 
  • Designer Series paper – (2) 2 ¾” x 5 ¾”
            • 2 ¼” x 5 ¾” 
  • Powder Pink – 3″ x 1 ½” 
  • Whisper White – 2 ¾” x 1 ¼” 
  • Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon – 36″

Want to order the supplies you need to create the Tea Tower? Just click a pic to begin your order! I LOVE being YOUR Stampin’ Up demonstrator! 

Items in RED will retire on May 31st or while supplies last. Order today!

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It was a very exciting week in our house. The past 3 days, Ginny’s show choir and her special friends performed for the students “Seussical: the Musical Jr.”. Some of you may not know, but 2 years ago, Ginny had the idea to work with the special needs kids and create a musical program. She wanted them to experience the love of performing and being on stage (think Special Olympics, only a musical). Yesterday, she wrapped up what would be her final performance with them. This was bittersweet, to say the least. She had the pleasure of creating 4 musicals (one each semester) and each performance just got better and more polished as she figured out how to do them better. Many of you joined in by supporting her with the purchase of a special tutorial she and I collaborated on. We were able to raise about $2300 towards the program and her choir teacher is SO excited to have the money needed to help fund this program.
This photo really shows off how the students shadowed their friends. You can see the support each student had as they said their lines into the mic. It was beautiful!
Working with these kids and on this program has been life changing for Ginny. She has such a HUGE heart for her special friends and has decided to pursue a degree in Special Ed. The program this year has really started to open up doors for her and possible scholarships too. During their Monday night performance, she was recognized for her hard work. Her teacher nominated her for “The Heart of an Artist” award – an award that every school in Oklahoma put in a nomination for their school Ginny was the one nominated for Moore High School and bless her heart, she won for the entire state. The OSSA president came to see the musical and presented her award in front of the school. It was pretty cool, I must say! Our school’s superintendent along with several of his staff were also there. I just couldn’t be more proud of her and this program.

I really thought the final performance would be hard but she has decided to work her college classes around the time they rehearse so she can help keep the program going and train the next leader.

I love reading stories about young people who are doing good things, don’t you? Thank you for letting me share Ginny’s final chapter in this program. I can’t wait to read the sequel!

Well, what did you think of today’s project? Did you enjoy it? Will you give this one a try? I hope you have the perfect friend in mind to make a tea tower for. I promise they will love it!

Thank you all for joining me for today’s special video. I love sharing these more “over the top” videos with you every other Thursday and I hope you enjoy watching them.

Have a wonderful day my stampin’ friends! Mwah! Love to each of you! See you Saturday!

QUOTE OF THE DAY – “Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.”
–Chaim Potok

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