Hydrangea Haven

Do you have fond memories of Hydrangeas? My Mother-in law loved this bushes and always had one in her yard. As we pulled into her yard the big full of blooms they were always so cheerful, like big snowballs. If you love Hydrangeas like she did you’ll be sure to enjoy working with the Hydrangea Haven Bundle (156251) found on page 18-20 of the Mini Catalog. Since this bundle is part of a suite of products you’ll have tons of coordinating products to choose from.

I really like the variety of all occasions sentiments in this set and the lovely font it uses too. What do you think? Want to see some cards now? This first card teams the bundle up with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder (152725) for a bit of texture and the Double Oval Punch (154242).

And this next one uses the Curvy Dies (154319) to create a special place for the sentiment that has been heat embossed on the Gorgeous Grape layer.

Isn’t it wonderful the way that you can bend our Photopolymer stamps to give them a bit of curve like on this card? And if you are a fan of these cards you’ll want to be sure to check out the beautiful Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (154570) with its soft colors and images, it was one of my favorite things when I first saw the catalog. But it is really hard to pick just one accessory that I like best from this suite of products. Can you?

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Oval Occasions Bath Tea Holder

I love to create homemade recipes for pampering myself at home, and last fall I found this fun Lavender Tub Tea that sooths the skin and creates a luxurious bath experience to go along with my sugar scrubs I’ve shared with you in the past. So I knew I wanted to whip some up to share with my Team for their day of pampering at my Peak Princess event. Here is what I came up with.

A quick and simple packaging idea to hold this special little tub tea bag. And while I was thinking lilacs instead of lavender when I designed it, don’t ask me why, I think the purples from the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper goes lovely with the tea bags any how. And you can get a ton of holders out of just one package of paper, making it perfect for sharing with friends.

I’ve created a quick video for you so you can see how I made them.

Oval Occasions Bath Tea Holder Video Tutorial

And great news the tub tea is soooo easy to make with ingredients you may even have around the house. This herbal tea is packed with herbs, salts and other skin soothing treatments creating a luxurious bath when steeped. It’s a perfect way to warm up and relax during the cold winter months. When you’re done simply remove the tea bag – no messy clean up!

Lavender Oatmeal Tub Tea Recipe

2 cups Epson Salts

2 heaping Tablespoons Dried Lavender

15-20 drops Lavender Essential Oil

1 cup oatmeal

1 cup powdered milk

9 Extra Large (Size 4) tea filters

Grind the oatmeal in a food processor or blender to get a coarse powder.

Mix the Epson salts, dried lavender and essential oils in a large bowl and stir. Then add in the powdered milk and ground oatmeal. Mix well. Fill your tea bags with about 1/3-1/2 cup of mixture and seal as desired.

I did find that you want to make sure to place this little gift into a cello bag (102210) or Clear Envelope (102619) – It helps fragrance from the dried Lavender and Essential Oil last longer it also helps keep things cleaner too.

And of course it never hurts to have a printable PDF tutorial. This one not only includes a supply list and my step by step instructions. It also has the recipe and labels all in one handy document making it easy to reference again and again.

Oval Occasions Bath Tea Holder Tutorial & Recipe PDF

Wondering where I got the tea bags and lavender? I’ve added the links for the items I used for my gifts on the pdf for you in case you’re wondering where to find them.



Stamp Set: Oval Occasions (154477)

Inks: Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink (147099/147164)

Paper: Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (154570), Gorgeous Grape (146987), Highland Heather (146986), and Basic White Card stock (159276)

Accessories: Double Oval Punch (154242) and Small Bloom Punch (152316), Snail Mail Twine (154579), Butterfly Gems (152481), Pastel Pearls (154571)

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