Hi all!

I’m back with day #2 of peek projects. Today is just as exciting as yesterday, so grab that cup of coffee (…..or tea :D) because I have 2 videos to share today, and a TON of project ideas!!!

You will CLEARLY see why I take some days off from posting! It isn’t because I’m doing “nothing”. I cram more into each hour than I sometimes think possible.

I have TWO videos (insert shocked face-sorry I took all of them on the wrong settings, so I swear next release they will be better quality-its NOT my camera, but user error! Story of my life), and a Giveaway-so keep reading! I’m just praying I don’t forget to include something!

NOTE: All products shared are from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC! Now the items you are previewing will not be available until June 1st!

When you are done here, you will want to be sure to stop by and visit :

Catherine Doucette She is debuting her very first stamp concept today ! So pay her a visit and congratulate her! This girl is a wealth of ideas 😀


Here is what she had to say:

I love tea!  And I am so thankful that Lauren loved my vision for the tea set I wanted to design…a tea cup almost true size!  Well, at least large enough to paper piece, or stamp with a bunch of different patterns, so you can create any tea cup you want! Perfect for get well cards, just thinking of you projects, birthday parties,  baby shower…or come take a peek at the complete set I designed for a bridal shower!Don’t forget to stop by and see Pam Imholz

 and Silke Ledlow -she debuts her FIRST project today!! Give her some love too! We are so excited to have Silke aboard 😀

Now you know we have a fruit/jam/jelly set with template combination for you (as seen yesterday). You all had me searching for recipes and items I never heard of before! YUM!! I will be sharing much more soon, for uses of the Well Preserved set.

Don’t miss out on that giveway—> HERE! It is valued at $70

What else goes great with such fruity treats?

Let me tell you!

Today I have a very special Pretty Packaging Template Pretty Impressions stamp set  combination for you!

I have LONG been asked to design something for you “tea lovers” out there!

So if that describes you, then I think love is brewing…..


No! Your eyes do NOT deceive you.

Yes! You are looking at a curvy tea pot, all designed from cardstock!

BEFORE I get to the template, let me address the stamp set.

Now I have definitely had some ideas about doing a tea set. I even designed a CUTE tea pot for the Just For You © set a few months back. I knew I’d get to doing a “tea themed” set, someday.  One day I got an email from my design team member: Catherine Doucette.

We had previously spoke about her doing some concept/design work. This is partially why she left the creative part of the team. We’ve rolled over some ideas for future sets, in which there is a huge gap in the market, and would make for some GREAT coordinating gift packaging. Catherine sent me some of her sketches/ideas for the perfect tea set!

I have to say that Catherine’s take may have made this become a favorite for me. I don’t think I personally would have gone the route she wanted to take, but it all worked out so beautifully that I am glad she did.

So based on her concepts, and sketches, and my hand in the design we worked together to create A Spot of Tea ©!


Orange Zinger (one of my favorite tea flavors from Celestial Seasonings inspired this creation)

This set is about to become my favorite!! I can’t get enough of it. Actually everything this month is just over the top amazing to me 😀 Wait until you see for yourself.

A Spot of Tea © Set of 20 Images $20  

*set will also be available as a digital download for ONLY $12*

Concepts by Catherine Doucette, images designed by Lauren Meader. 

This set is perfection for the tea lover! Making tea themed gifts, favors, cards, tags and other packaging couldn’t get any easier! Your cup will be overflowing with ideas and inspiration. We have a stunning tea cup, with the ability for you to use our several border pieces to create your own unique tea cup, each time you stamp!


For my tea cup I used the technique that you will see in the video below for my orange wedge.

I then cut out my cup layer, ensuring the orange would overhang my mat.

For my actual cup (which the front layer is on dimensional) I used one of the border images in the set (you will see a video on all the possibilities for that tomorrow!) and stamped my scallop layer. I then used my Copic markers to color in the scallops, and the bottom section of my cup. I created polka dots using my white Singlo gel pen. I also colored my cup, I also “colored” my “tea” in the cup too.


For my delicate floral border I took the flower/leaf images from the Fanciful Flourishes set to create my pattern! That is another thing I love about this cup! It is sized so nicely that you can incorporate all sorts of images from other sets to make so many various patterns on your tea cup! Limitless possibilities.

(Wait until you see what I did using the digital version of the set later this week!)

As you can see here is even a fruit wedge, that can rest perfectly on the edge of our tea cup. 


Here is a video to show you how quick and easy that is to use!

The tea cup is about 2 1/2 inches tall, and 2 1/4 inches wide. This allows you to ability to use a variety or other stamps inside it, color it, or easily paper piece it too 😀 SO MANY OPTIONS!!

 In this set you will also find a beautiful floral border, 2 beautiful tags, and several must have sentiments!

 Sentiments include: 

A spot of tea 

Please join us for tea 

Baby is brewing

Love is brewing 

Tea Time 

Thinking of you 

Feel better soon

This set was designed to coordinate with the Tea For You © and Tea Tabbed © Pretty Packaging Template.


You will also see a coordinating Pretty Pieces © Cut File called A Spot of Tea ©.  Now you don’t have to hand-cut those tags, or the adorable tea cup! You can even use it to create tea shaped place cards, tags, or invitations!

 You may also want to see the Time For Tea Bag © Pretty Pieces Cut File!  (more on that tomorrow)

Now on my sample I created my own patterned paper to match!


Note: I stamped one of the floral border in the set along the bottom of my tea cup 😀 A elegant touch!

Once again I turned to Argyle Amazement for the ability to create yet another stunning pattern.

I just inked up my flourished argyle pattern in a green pear ink, then used my pumpkin SU! marker to color the “flowers” in the pattern. Once stamped I stamped the solid diamond pattern in a cantaloupe ink, then added a tangelo ink to dot my connecting centers! Easy peasy.

OK moving on…….

As I stated about this set also has a coordinating cut file! (also used in the sample above for the 3 D effect.)


A Spot of Tea Cut File $2.50 

Available in SVG, WPC, DXF, GSD 

This file was designed to coordinate perfectly with the A Spot of Tea set, but can be used on it’s own as well. Now you can make your own tea cup shaped cards, tags, favors, and place cards in minutes!

The tea cup base in this file was made so the the “mat layer” fits the border images of the A Spot of Tea stamp set. The MAT layer is the exact size of the actual tea cup. The “tea cup” from the set wasn’t designed to stamp direct on the tea cup layer.

Tags in the set are the perfect mat layer to tag images.


In this sample I stamped the dual scallop border using the A Spot of Tea © , then using the Tea Parlor: Sunflower Sprinkles paper collection, I scaled down the version of the paper used on the tea pot (samples below) to design my cup border to match!!

I stamped my sentiment from A Spot of Tea ©. The little heart was stamped using the You’ve Got Mail set. I cut it to look like a tea tag. I also used the A Spot of Tea © floral border to stamp the bottom of my tea cup!

Here is a video on how to use the file to create a tea cup shaped card/place-card!

Now what better compliment to a tea cup set, than a tea pot template?!


I know! It’s CRAZY!! I think I am the most proud of this one, out of anything I have made to date 😀 It turned out far better than imagined. Plus I made it EASY for YOU to be able to make it yourself 😀


That is the most important part: USER FRIENDLY for ALL Skill levels!

Each template comes with step by step photo instructions.

Tea For You $5 


Available in PDF, SVG, WPC, DXF, GSD 

Completed Project Size

 Top Opening 2 1/2 inches squared  (so you can fit some great treats in the top opening!)

4 3/4 Inches Tall

4 1/2 Inches Wide

4 1/2 inches Deep

One word to describe this curvy tea pot shaped template: “Tea-riffic”!

Now you can WOW! any and everyone with this beauty. My template makes you being able to create this easier than ever imagined.


In this sample I used the Tea Parlor: Sunflower Sprinkles paper collection for my decorative panels. I LOVE the way it turned out.

My design team member (the web guru and ever in demand) Sara Williams designed an entire collection of Tea themed papers this month called Tea Parlor. Each collection is AMAZING.

There are 6 collections in all. Each collections is ONLY $6 and features 12 different designs. 

Her color collections are Tea Parlor:

Tea Parlor: Candied Apple Jack

Tea Parlor: Bow Bells Lagoon

Tea Parlor: Acorn Squash/Ganache

Tea Parlor: Teller’s Fallen Leaf

Tea Parlor: Nomad’s Warm Apple Cider

Tea Parlor: Sunflower-Sprinkles

The colors from all our paper colors are based on colors from my favorite cardstock company Couture Cardstock.

(Last month Sara (and her DD Lily) designed some of our paper too-which you can see Sara’s post about HERE)

We also have a few amazing collections offered this month by the ever talented Kristin Bueter! More on those tomorrow 😀 Kristin is going on a short hiatus for military training, so we will miss her ( A LOT ) the next few weeks while she is gone :C


Every detail is included in the template: The handle, 3 dimensional spout, lid, and decorative panels.

Here is the lid top


I used the NEW! Pretty Impressions stamp set called Killer Curves: Fancy Frames! (this set also has a coordinating Pretty Pieces Cut File called Killer Curves) for the top decoration of my tea pot lid. I stamped the frame in a chocolate ink, then colored it in with my markers. I added a decorative button, in which my tag hangs from.

About Killer Curves: Fancy Frames Set of 7 images $20 This is an amazing collection of 4 large frames (with more to come) that work beautifully on their own, but were designed to coordinate with a Pretty Pieces Cut File called Killer Curves Label! You will fall in love with the Killer Curves labels, which was designed by Kristin Bueter! Each of the 4 large frames are about 2 1/4 inches around. The set features 3 corner pieces that were designed to perfectly fit the 4 corners of the Killer Curves Cut File or on ANY corner of your card, tag or template creation! A beautiful, yet simple addition! Be on the look out for even more frames in the future! (WINK)topbrewed.JPG

The tag creates the designer element on the front of my tea pot. Its such a pretty & elegant tag. I stamped it in a chocolate ink, onto Santa’s Beard textured cardstock, then colored the border to match. I paper pieces some of the Sunflower Sprinkles paper to to tag top.


This tag, and sentiment are both part of a coordinating stamp set called A Spot of Tea ©. The little heart was stamped using the You’ve Got Mail set. (as stated above: This set has a coordinating cut file also called A Spot of Tea.)


Would you believe it easily holds OVER 40 packaged tea bags?! It doesn’t end there!

You can fill it with all sorts of teas, tea accessories, treats like sugar cubes, after dinner mints, chocolates….whatever you choose.  

I decided some “tea” lights would be perfect to gift in this tea pot shaped template!


A great shower favor idea too! 

You can package a variety of items in your tea pot!

Here are a few examples:

A variety of tea’s, or tea items such as having it be the sugar cube holder, or maybe gift a tea diffuser

Scented candles or “tea lights”

Tea biscuits, cookies, or other mini pastry

After dinner mints

Any type of chocolate, or candy

For a get well-add tea, cough drops, and tissues.

 A small doll/plush toy for a child to have their own “friend” for a tea party!

Don’t miss our AMAZING A Spot of Tea © Pretty Impressions set, as well as our matching A Spot of tea Pretty Pieces Cut file so you can complete your “tea party” ideas with tea cup shaped cards, tags, place-cards, and more!


Pretty Packaging © template – Tea For You

Pretty Impressions © Stamps- A Spot of Tea, Killer Curves: Fancy Frames, Fanciful Flourishes, Argyle Amazement, and You’ve Got Mail

Pretty Printables Digital Paper: Tea Parlor: Sunflower Sprinkles

Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: OSW White, Bohemian,Sanata’s Beard, Liquid Sunshine

Ink: Momento

Pretty Pieces © Cut File- A Spot of Tea

Buttons by SEI, Ribbon by May Arts, DMC embroidery floss, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Prima flower

WOW! Are you still with me? That was quite the NOVEL! This post took me like 3 + hours ALONE!! Good grief. I hope at least ONE person read it! LOL!! I need a nap now! :O

OK the GOOD stuff…..

Now its time for the Giveaway! Valued at $81!!!

Pretty Packaging template: Tea For You

Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: A Spot of Tea © and Killer Curves: Fancy Frames

As well as The ENTIRE collection of 6 Tea Parlor themed Pretty Printable Digital Papers!

Simply leave a comment telling us your thoughts about the new products, projects, or share with us your favorite tea flavor, and/or your favorite cookie/treat/dessert to accompany tea! (or if you even read the whole thing-that would be nice to know! LOL!)

Winner will be announced Monday May 31st!

Now believe it or not, we have a few more “tea themed” items, but that will be saved for tomorrow 😀

Until then.