Savour this moment

Before Christmas we ordered some different teas, it was so beautifully wrapped that I recycled the packaging to create this wintry art journal page; I hope you like it!

I started by covering the page with the snowflake tissue paper, that the teas were wrapped in, using a glue stick.

Next I cut up the greetings card that came with the tea and stuck the front of the card onto my page using double-sided tape. Then I added some copper outline stickers around the flowers. I covered the “Season’s Greetings” sentiment with two squares which were die cut from the navy blue cardstock from the greetings card and some blue design paper from Craft Sensations. They were layered together and I decorated them using copper outline stickers and a blue snowflake which I had die cut from the same design paper.

The teacup and saucer were cut from the navy blue cardstock using a die set from Crafter’s Companion. They were arranged onto the page with more of the blue snowflakes and copper outline stickers to look like steam rising from the teacup. To finish, I cut some of the navy blue cardstock, mounted it onto some of the blue paper, and added the wording using letter stickers; it reads “Savour this moment”.

It was a lovely surprise to open the box of tea and find it so beautifully wrapped.

We had purchased our normal Ceylon Tea and also two new teas – Chai Spice and Assam Tea.

We also received these complimentary teas too; they all sound yummy! I love the packet designs which I’m sure will end up on a journal page or two (grin!).

As T Stands for Tuesday and my post is all about tea, I’m saying a big hello to the T Gang and wishing you all a very Happy T Day!

Hope that you’re all staying safe and well!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of the materials that were used to create this art journal page:

  • Tea packaging – tissue paper and card
  • Pritt Stick
  • The Works Cutting Dies (Squares, Snowflake Garland)
  • Craft Sensations Design Pad (Bright Colours CR730/R)
  • Crafter’s Companion Vintage Tea Party (Toppling Teacups)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker (Cold Grey IV 233)
  • X-Press It! double-sided tape
  • Stampendous Outline Stickers (Copper Leaves 2077)
  • Habico Signature Collection (Rose Gold Foil Alphabet Lower & Upper Case PP1077)

I’m pleased to join the lovely Valerie over at Art Journal Journey and her Heavy Metal challenge this month with the silver snowflakes and copper embellishments on my page.

I’m pleased to be able to join the Groundhog Day over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog as this page was made from recycled materials and I’m always recycling everyday things for my art journal designs.

I’m joining LTCCB #55 – February Anything Goes over at Love to Craft Challenge Blog with my recycled tea packaging page.

I’m also joining MIUCB #46 – Anything Goes + Fancy Fold over at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog with all the fun recycling techniques that I used to create this page.

23 thoughts on “Savour this moment

  1. Well, this week you really have a blog post full of tea pictures! Those teas are really packaged beautifully, and it’s creative to find a way to use the packaging. I always feel sad when I have to throw away such pretty papers and boxes, but I have no use for them.

    be safe… mae at

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  2. I really like your journal page using the packaging, rich colours, beautiful packaging for those teas, love the different coloured teapots, very unusual compared to most tea packs.
    Happy T Day
    Jan S

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  3. super job using the packaging card and blending it on your page with your own additions-I love the color combination! Beautiful packaging of your teas – enjoy, and happy T day!

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  4. Wow, love how you’ve upcycled all of that wonderful packaging! A warm and inviting page. And I bet it smells good too? I’m sipping a cup of spiced chai right now. Your varieties look delish! Enjoy and I hope you stay safe and well, xoxo.

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  5. Wow! The perfect T-for Tuesday journal page. Such beautiful packaging, and I love those tea pots on the complimentary tea bags. Chai seems to be the thing at the moment. Kokopelli also wrote about that.
    Happy T-Day,

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  6. I’m not a tea fan, but I love the wonderful packaging and yes bag designs, very striking! And the journal page you created is a real beauty with those touches of copper and the pretty cup! Thanks so much for joining us again at AJJ, much appreciated! Happy T Day

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  7. That is a gorgeous box and is way too pretty to throw away. It works great on your page. Thanks for joining Valerie’s challenge at AJJ. I love the gold bits. Even the package for each individual tea bags are beautiful. I hope you enjoy it. I also hope you had a nice T day. Hugs-Erika

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  8. What a joy to receive your package looking like that. I remember getting some art goodies wrapped in tissue with sisal string around and a heart charm and I was delighted. (You may know where from) and it is the same thing but even more so because you made use of yours and produced a lovely journal page.
    I do like the dark contrast of the card against the tissue and the teacup you cut out with a die is delightful – I imagined it was part of the packaging.
    A great page!
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  9. Beautiful up-cycling of the papers into a lovely journal page! Love the rich colors you interspersed with the soft tissue paper. Thanks for playing along in our Groundhog Day challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique

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  10. I agree that’s smashing packaging, just had to be salvaged for a page. It’s a good feeling when we can use up almost everything and there’s something rather classy about metallics on black. You’ve most definitely savoured the moment Jo, loving the page.
    Hugs Tracey xx

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