Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Tea Party

Hi, guys!  Hope all is well!  Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!  Today I am going to share with you how I spent my St. Paddy's Day!   I held a tea party!  Not just any tea party, but a Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Tea Party! What is that?  Well, Tim Holtz is having a challenge called the Tattered Floral Challenge where you create something using his Tattered Floral Die.  Now, if you read my blog often, you will know that I love Tim's products and so of course I have the die.  I am also a big fan of tea, and tea parties as well.  You may recall a few tea parties I have held where we have our tea and stamped, too.  So I decided to hold a tea party and invited my sisters and nieces and the hubby as well.

I have been working on making some fun decorating pieces for the party this week.  I made invitations, napkin rings, and place cards.







What is a tea party without some yummy treats?  I decided to make my own stencils out of kitchen parchment paper using the Tattered Floral die and I decorated some cookies using it.  I used confectioners sugar and pretty pink sprinkles on them. (You could use cocoa powder or even cinnamon sugar if you prefer!)




For a tea party, you need tea sandwiches, right?  So I made another template of the large flower from the Tattered Floral Die using kitchen parchment paper.  Then, my husband and I cut our bread into these fun flower shapes! (Olives used for the flower center!)






Table shot before the party started!




After eating, and having plenty of delicious tea and laughter, we headed to the craft area to use the Tattered Floral Die to make hair decorations.  I decided to make a fascinator as my hat! I made a bunch of flowers using the die during the week.  Each one was different, and I used various materials.  I took out my trusty hot glue gun and went to town!















I don't think Princess Beatrice has anything on me!  It was such a hoot to make and now I have it in a vase in my studio to take out the next time the gang comes for tea!

As a nod to St. Paddy's Day, I played music by Eileen Ivers who is an amazing Celtic Fiddler.  The energy and fun and lively spirit well went with our fun day!

I can't tell you how much fun I had creating and spending the time with my family.  I hope you will consider joining in the fun of the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge!

I will be back this week sharing the "how-to's" to the various things I made as well as some pointers that may help you as well as a list of supplies.  I love that the napkin ring holders and place cards were made in a way that they can be used over again for the next party (looks like it will be for Mother's Day, and even my mom will get in the fun!).

Enjoy your night!!

27 comments:

Larissa T. said...

Oh I LOVE this! I've been dying to have a good tea party! Must do that as soon as school is over. Definitely! For Mother's Day! That's a brilliant idea! :D

Sharon Y said...

Winnie, what a fabulous way to participate in the tattered florals challenge. Everything looks wonderful. So clever to cut flowers from parchment and use as stencil.

Fran said...

That looks like such a gorgeous delightful tea party! You are very creative!

Carrie Ann Tripp said...

How fun is that!?!? What a great tea party! Dropping by from NaBloPoMo. :)

Xiomara | Equis Place said...

How beautiful! I would've loved to be at such a lovely and creative tea party. You did a fantastic job.

Bee said...

So much fun! And I love that flower die! You really got a lot of creative uses out of it.

Emkay said...

Looks like a fun day, and your floral fascinator is fab.

Chaitali Narla said...

Wowie!! That looks like a really fun party!! LOVE how creative you got with the flower die! I'm sure the guests enjoyed all the goodies and the party. You MUST do a tutorial on cutting bread with dies. That seems like an amazingly fun idea!!

makarmusic said...

omigod! what a great creative way to spend St. Paddy's! Love the hats and the goodies!

Kate Griffin said...

What a fun idea!

Lisa H said...

What a very creative and fun idea!

Anita Houston said...

Look at you Miss Winnie!!! A tattered floral party? WOW!!! The sandwiches and cookies are too yummy looking for words!!! I love this! What a grand idea! You rock!

Brandy said...

What a fun and cute idea! I love how it all turned out!

Annette Green said...

So sweet and clever. I love it!

Amy* said...

This is one of the most creative takes on Tim's challenge I've seen! I thought I had cut everything imaginable with the tattered florals die... Until now! I'm just blown away by the sandwiches and cakes! This is my kind of party! So fantastic...thanks for sharing your amazing creativity :)

Amy*

Karin R. said...

Stop.It.!!! Cuteness overload.... Every detail is divine. :-)

Kathy said...

Winnie, you are a master! This was just amazing. I absolutely loved your flower sandwiches!!!! Everything was so cool. You out did yourself! So happy you shared it here!

Kathy29156@aol.com

Beverly Sager said...

Everything is so lovely - I'm sure your tea party was a great success and enjoyed by all. You've made so many wonderful things here. Especially like your fascinator. Love the various items you used as flower centers. Wonderful!

Katie said...

Winnie, those little sandwiches are so freakin' cute! I'm dying over here. Also, love the fascinator - great job with so many different projects!

Marjie Kemper said...

Winnie your flowers are awesome! I especially love the napkin rings an placecards... how fabulous!

Shoregirl said...

What a FUN way to use that die -- a tea party!!! Lovely idea and lovely invite/decor! I had wanted the tattered florals die for some time but was too cheap to buy it -- I finally found it on clearance somewhere and snatched it right up!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is a fantastic ensemble. Wow...such wonderful spring tea images. I adore the tattered floral die and now wonder why I don't use it more. I just fix that. Thanks so much for all of your wonderful inspiration!

eri*doodle said...

Now that is creative! I can't imagine cutting out the bread.

Take a peek at my Tattered Floral entries:
Rose Box - http://eridoodle.blogspot.com/2013/03/tattered-florals-vintage-rose-box.html
and
Lunch Bag rose - http://eridoodle.blogspot.com/2013/02/tim-holtz-tattered-florals-die-challenge.html

Best of luck in the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals challenge.
-Pam

Helen said...

I love your idea Winnie - Tim will be so please he inspired such a lovely occasion. Well done to hubby on the pretty sardines! The queen should book you for her next event!

Jill Norwood said...

Wow Winnie! I love it all! It looks like such a fun tea party was had by all! I need to use my die more often too! I loved cutting tons of tissue paper layers with it and making many layers of petals for my flowers...you have inspired me to use it again! Hugs, Jill

dishy said...

Winnie! You are getting better and better! You blow me away - the designs are exquiste and unbelievable edible! Watch out world!!

Ann said...

I think we are going to have to start stepping up our tea parties! Really nice and love the English hats!

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