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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Basket of Blooms

I love flowers during the summer. It brings me back to my childhood and walking through my Aunt Adeline’s yard which had what seemed like acres of flower beds and my Grandma’s front flower bed. Both of them loved flowers and their flower beds were so carefully manicured. While toiling in flower beds isn’t my cup of tea, I do enjoy the pop of color they bring to my yard and since it also brings the hummingbirds I always try and put some baskets and pots around my patio and porches. A more limited approach I know, but a much better for my allergies since although my mother tried for years I just don’t have a green thumb, that was passed on to my son.

So today’s cards reminds me of those wonderful ladies who have been gone along time now but are never far from my thoughts when I enjoy a wonderful splash of color from a flower bed.

This first card uses our new In Colors Magenta Madness, Just Jade and Bumblebee found in the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (152486).

And this next one teams up the In Color Designer Series Paper (153070) with Gorgeous Grape flowers. It uses the simple paper piecing technique. Do do this you’ll simply stamp the image onto your Designer Series Paper, this time they used the wood pattern from the In Color stack and fussy cut with your paper snips. So simple, but a great technique to use on your projects.

Isn’t it fun the way the flowers on the card front give a border that highlights the pattern on the inside of the card?

This next card uses the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder (152718) to add a bit of texture.

The flowers were colored in with out new 2020-2022 In Color Stampin’ Blends. Who doesn’t love the addition of these new colors to our Stampin’ Blends option?

And finally some soft subtle cards. Done in Highland Heather and Petal Pink this first card also uses the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder to add some texture along with the Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon (153658)

And this final card uses a combination of Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight, and Sahara Sand

The Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon (150446) add a special touch with it’s sparkle.

I can’t pick a favorite can you?


Stamp Set: Basket of Blooms (153305)

Accessories: Small Bloom Punch (152316) and Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder (152718)

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Lovely Lily Pad & More

Today’s projects use items that are part of the Sale-a-bration offerings that are only available for a couple more weeks. So why not check them out and get yours today?

These first cards are made using the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set (152288) coordinating Lily Pad Dies (152315) and the beautiful coordinating Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (152284).

This one opens with a fun fold

Isn’t the frame on this next card simply striking? This card has a ton of texture since it team up the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder (151503) and Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folder (152325)

This next one uses the Sale-a-bration sentiment set, Sending You Thoughts (152297) perfect for all kinds of occasions. Made using the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog (149488) and the swirl die from the Painted Labels Dies (151605).

And the lovely Thoughtful Blooms stamp set (152290) and was Blossom Punch (152316) was teamed up here with the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (149481) and the Sprig Punch (148012) from the Annual Catalog.

Some texture was added with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder (151474).

And if you haven’t fallen in love with it yet here are a couple of cards using the exclusive Host stamp set, Little Ladybug (152384) and the coordinating dies (153588).

We have tons of products to choose from when you place a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration! But you’ll want to hurry and get yours before Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st (or while supplies last).

The following items are already gone:

• Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack

• Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper

• Kerchief Card Kit

So which project or stamp set is your favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?

Just a bit of business: I know some of you have asked me about our back orders recently due to the situation in China earlier.

Here is what Stampin’ Up! told us this week about the situation.

Our suppliers have resumed production and some are making Stampin’ Up! their top priority; however, we are expecting to experience shipment delays and will airfreight items when circumstances allow.

The following items, are already being affected by these delays: However they are expected back in stock late March through Mid April

  • GARDEN GATEWAY DIES (item 151512)
  • DETAILED BEE DIES (item 151526)
  • BONANZA DIES (item 151566)
  • POPPY MOMENTS DIES (item 151594)
  • PAINTED LABELS DIES (item 151605)
  • PAPER DESIGNER SERIES 6″ X 6″ SUBTLES (item 149615)
  • FROM MY HEART FACETED GEMS (item 151154)
  • ASSORTED POMPOMS (item 151310)

Since these items are expected back in stock over the next month, if you would like one of them please feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to let you know when they are available again for order.

Please be aware that since Sale-a-bration ends before then, if you would like your best selection of Sale-a-bration products I would suggest placing your order now and then order these items later when they become available again.

As always I’m here to help so please let me know if you have any questions.

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#imbringingbirthdaysback in March with Thoughtful Blooms

It’s March already, can you believe it? So I’ve been working on my family and friend’s birthday cards that I’ll be sending out.

I’m really loving the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set and coordinating punch that you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration so that’s where I started. And since we’ve had a lot of over cast days from all the rain I wanted something bright and cheerful too, so here is what I came up with.

So what do you think? Fit the bill? I just love the In Color Lovely Lipstick!

I also wanted a birthday sentiment and this set didn’t have one, so I reached for the fun Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set on my shelf. This set is a great choice since it has tons of birthday sentiments for both inside and out.

I love teaming up the stamps to create a perfect combination for the person I’m sending it to.

As always here is a video tutorial for my monthly birthday card for you.

#imbringingbirthdaysback – Thoughtful Blooms Birthday Card Video Tutorial

And how about a PDF with the full supply list and step by step instructions – notice I’ve included the video link for easy reference too.

Thoughtful Blooms Birthday Card Tutorial PDF

If you would like help keeping up with the cards you need each month my Card Class might be just the thing for you! Why not check out my Calendar of Events for this and other classes that I’ll be holding soon.

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Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Birthdays (148618) and Thoughtful Blooms (Sale-a-bration 152290)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Lovely Lipstick Classic Ink (147140/147179), and Basic Black Dark Stampin’ Blends (147941)

Paper: Lovely Lipstick (146970), Basic Black (121045), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Small Bloom Punch (Sale-a-bration 152316), Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (146952), Basic Rhinestone Jewels (144220), and Take Your Pick Tool (144107)

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Thoughtful Blooms Thank You Card Tutorial

Today’s card is one that I made using the coordinating products Thoughtful Blooms and Small Blossom Punch from the Sale-a-bration Brochure. I love the fact that you can earn this items with a qualifying order, after all who doesn’t love FREE and this is a couple of products that are soooo easy to use!

Here is the card that I’m sending out as a thank you to those who are placing orders in February with me.

Fun and colorful this card is sure to brighten anyone’s day! Here is a video tutorial sharing how I made this card and of course, the PDF also.



Have you ever wondered why I list both the Classic Ink AND the reinker in my supply lists? I always suggest that you buy them together so you’ll never have to worry about a dry ink pad or forgetting to order it before an item is retired. And of course Sale-a-bration is a great time to fill in the gaps in your color collection since you earn a FREE Sale-a-bration item with a qualifying order!



Stamp Set: Thoughtful Bloom (Sale-a-bration 146969)

Inks: Call Me Clover (147139/147178), Night of Navy (147110/103033), Soft Sea Foam (147102/147166), Flirty Flamingo (147052/141402), Lovely Lipstick (147140/147179), and Crushed Curry Classic Ink (147087/131158)

Paper: Call Me Clover (146969), Flirty Flamingo (141416), Soft Sea Foam (146988), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Small Blossom Punch (Sale-a-bration 152316), Call Me Clover 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (146951), Basic Rhinestone Jewels (144107), and Take Your Pick Tool (144107)

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