Hats and Tea (L)
By By Colette, Scottsdale, AZ

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Format: 12 x 12
Category: Events / Misc. Events A to M

Mary Englebreit stickers was my inspiration for this fun layout. I pieced together different papers to create the background, adding sticker strips to emphasize where the paper was joined. A friend who attended the Tea sent me the group photo via email and it's not quite as clear as I would like but it's the only record we have of the entire group of gals who attended, so I felt like it was important to use it. But, I kept it as small as I could to disguise the fuzziness, while still being able to make out the faces. I made a pocket from cardstock to hold the actual invitation and folded up a letter that accompanied the invitation that told the story of how the Spring Tea tradition got started. I attached a pull tab to the letter and placed it in the pocket behind the invitation. I still had my hat, so I pulled off one of the silk orchids that I had glued on to it and trimmed off some orange tulle. I cut up the orchid and re-assembled it with some of the orange tulle behind in the upper left corner. The title block was created on my pc with CK Lettering CD and mounted with pop dots. The cups took the most time. I traced around a plain white dyecut that I purchased to create the 3 teacups. Each one is embellished differently using various methods: chalking, colored pencils, stickers, embossing powders, Beedz. Then the cups were mounted with pop dots. I added journaling to the face of the invitation pocket and some swirls and curliques with the Zig Writer . . . . and another special memory is preserved!