A Special Invitation to Afternoon Tea

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

A Special Invitation to Afternoon Tea

Invite friends to enjoy a special afternoon tea at your place with homemade invitations, napkin rings and teabag pockets. The teabag pockets also double up as lovely collection envelopes for collecting donated money for fund raising afternoon tea events ... when you've collected the donations, fill with lavender, tape the tops and return to giver to acknowledge your thanks.

To make the invitations

Download and print the pattern paper from A Patchwork of Papers collection onto A4 paper. Print the tag from the Teapot & Tag Sentiments file. For 4 cards you will need a full A4 page, divided in width in 4 parts.

Using the same cardstock, die cut the tea time shapes and colour the highlight areas with a marker pen.

Fold in half the paper cuttings. Glue a piece of doily edge ribbon and decorate with the tag, the pearl leaves, the satin roses and the die cut teapot. Your invitation card is ready.

To make the napkin rings

Print another A4 page with the patchwork paper pattern. Cut into pieces measuring 15cm x 5cm.

Glue the doily edge ribbon onto them, leaving about 0.5cm on one side.

Roll the paper into a tube and glue to secure. Decorate with die cuts and a small ribbon from the 3mm ribbon roll. The napkin rings are now ready.

To make the teabag pockets

Print one more A4 page with the patchwork paper pattern. Cut into pieces measuring 8cm x 20cm. Fold in half and glue on the long sides only. If you're going to use the pockets to collect donations then glue the bottom of the pockets also.

Glue a piece of the doily edge ribbon and decorate with the rose and the satin ribbon. Use these pockets to hold a teabag.

Products Mentioned

  • Atbelle A4 Smooth White Card - 10pcs White 240g
  • Buddly Crafts 15mm Ribbon Roses 35pcs - Teal
  • Buddly Crafts 15mm Ribbon Roses 35pcs - White 35pcs R1
  • Buddly Crafts 30mm Doily Edge Grosgrain Ribbon 2m - White
  • Buddly Crafts 40mm Ivory Leaves Flatback Pearls 20pcs
  • Collall All Purpose Tacky Glue - 100ml
  • Heyda A4 Smooth Bristol Cardstock - 10pcs White - 246g
  • Kim's Digi Papers - A Patchwork of Papers - Blue
  • Kim's Digital Stamps - Teapot & Tag Sentiments
  • Knorr Prandell 3mm Satin Ribbon Roll 10m - Turquoise Blue #033
  • Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Dies - Tea for Two LR0315
  • Moon Sun Hobby Art Knife #511131
  • Stick It! Hot Melt Glue Gun - UK Plug STI 2000
  • Tsukineko Memento Dual Tip Marker Pen - Bahama Blue

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Hi! My name is Kyriakos and I live in Greece. I enjoy learning new techniques and mixing various materials in my projects. My favourite materials are metallic foils, charms and wires which you can see in the photos on my website.