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Is it tea party o’clock yet? Oh, yes it is. Ok, so you guys know how much I LOVE tea, right? This time, I was inspired to create a bridal shower tea party invitation that comes with a tea bag favor! I mean, how cool and memorable would it be to open your invitation and find the cutest tea cup with a tea bag inside for your guests to enjoy? I WOULD DIE!
But before you scroll down, get your kettle going, grab your favorite tea bag, and cozy up with your cup to see this amazing tutorial I put together for you. I REALLY hope you like it!
TOOLS & SUPPLIES:
- Cricut Explore Air
- Circuit Design Space
- Color Printer. I used Canon PIXMA MG7720 to print my watercolor floral pattern. They came out looking so real, they look like I watercolored them myself!
- 12” x 12” Cardstock (I used “Blueberry” and “Sour Apple” colors for the envelope and the tea cup frame. Get creative and choose the colors that you like the most. It’s Your Story, Make It Personal!)
- Photo Matte Paper. You will need it for two things:
- Scoring stylus
- Circuit Markers: One 1.0 tip marker in black, and one 0.4 tip marker in black.
- Double Sided Mounting Tape
- Glue Stick
- Tea bags
- BONUS: Free PDF design for the tea bag tags, scroll down to download 😉
Edit the information of your invitation as follows:
- Select the “attached set” and click on “detach”.
- The text and the white tea cup layer will detach. Once detached, select the text “attached set” and click on “detach” one more time.
- Each one of the text lines will be ready for you to edit with the details of your shower like your name, location, place, and please do not forget to add the TIME like I did! Unless of course it is an all-day-bridal-shower… then yes girl, go for it! 😉
- Once you are done editing, attach everything back together. So first, attach the 3 lines of text and then attach them to the tea cup. Note: You want to make sure you attach the text lines first and then the tea cup, NOT everything in one shot.
Now you are all set to hit “GO” and watch the magic unfold! Edit the number of copies you want and hit “GO”. The Cricut machine will ask you to load the cutting mat with the material you are going to use and the tools you will need, so pay attention to the screen. Note: The “floral paper” is represented as a light pink paper.
Let’s assemble all of our pieces together! Follow these directions:
- Follow the scoring lines to fold the envelope, and the envelope liner.
- Glue the liner to the envelope, then glue the envelope tabs. Your envelope should be done!
- Now let’s get to the actual invitation. Glue the white tea cup to the blue tea cup frame.
- Glue the tea cup set to the floral background with the double sided mounting tape to give it dimension, and to leave space for the tea bag favor. Note: I used two layers of mounting tape to give the tea bag extra room.And you are done assembling, YAY!!
BONUS: Tea Bag Invitation Favors
But wait, don’t you love the idea of giving a little favor with your invitation to make it super memorable? Oh yes, of course you do! So let’s get to my favorite and easiest part of this DIY. I had searched long and hard to find mfp printers and finally found the perfect one for me!
Here is the truth. I was so excited to play around with my Canon PIXMA MG7720 printer that I received as a gift from Canon, that I had to create two designs for this tutorial.
Depending on which floral colorway you decide to use, download the PNG files below. Here are the easy steps I followed to make these gorgeous tags:
- I uploaded the PNG file to Cricut Design Space as a complex image and selected “Print then Cut file”
- I loaded my Canon PIXMA MG7720 Printer with Photo Matte Paper. Click “Go” to adjust the number of tags you need, and click “Print” to print your tea bag tags.
- Mount your printed tags on the Cricut Cutting Matt and follow the rest of the directions on design space.
Voila! You have tea bags tags ready for you to attach to your tea bags ,yay!!
Oh boy! I cannot wait for you to make these fun invitations with your Cricut printer. You will be amazed at how pretty they come out. Share your projects on instagram by tagging @RoyalLaceBridal and using #MyCricutStory!
Which color way is your favorite? Do you like the “Blueberry” or the “Apple Sour”? Let me know on the comment section below. If you are unable to take the time out to create your own invitations, then don’t fret. There are so many brilliant digital printer companies about that will work with you to get the perfect design for your invitation. Here is an example of a Digital Printing London company I found to get you started. There are other digital printing companies similar to IPW1 that may be able to support you with digital printing especially if you are interested in using it for your business.
Photography, Tea Bag Tags and DIY Tutorial: Maria Chavez of Royal Lace Bridal // Cricut Explore Air, Cardstock and Tools: courtesy of Cricut // Canon PIXMA MG7720 Wireless Photo All-in-One Printer: courtesy of Canon // Double Sided Mounting Tape: Scotch // Tea Bags: Tazo
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