Saturday, January 30, 2010

Paper Roses

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Hello! How are you? I can hardly believe the month of January has come and gone… what about you?

I’ve been busy living life in the real world and enjoying a little extra time away from my work. It’s amazing how a job can consume so much of a persons time leaving little left for the funner things in life...like creating! Oh yes, I know, “funner” isn’t actually a real word, but I like to use it anyway.

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There is one part of my job that I dearly love and that’s our annual Tea Party. This year it will be held at the end of February so my friend Nancy and I decided we better start early on our “Tea Treats”… before the month slipped away. We both decided to make cookies and package them up with pretty ribbons and bows…or paper roses.

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This is what we came up with for Nancy’s guests. We started with a plain paper mache` box, then cut strips of pattern tissue 5” wide, folded it in half, and began to roll it into paper flowers. Tie it off with pretty ribbon, hot glue it to the lid, and “Viola,” you have yourself the cutest little cookie boxes ever!

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I found this idea on Heather Bullard’s blog about a year ago and thought the idea was so sweet and perfect for a tea.

Oh, do you see the darling plate in the second picture? Nancy made them from tissue paper and glass plates…too cute, don’t you think? Me too!

Well, I’ll be spending my day working on my “Tea Treats” and when I’m done you’ll be the first to see what I came up with.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend…any fun plans?

17 comments:

Deborah said...

Funner IS a word! Cori, these are ADORABLE. Oops, sorry for shouting, but goodness, I am drooling over them. Your photos are so gorgeous. I love how everything on your blow is so coordinated and soft and cozy and just yummy. **blows kisses** Deb

Joanne Kennedy said...

How lovely! Everyone is going to be so happy when they see this!

How did you make the roses though? Are they hard?

Hugs,
Joanne

ellen b. said...

Oh there you are Cori G! I see your creative juices have been working overtime. Sweet roses! You always have the best ideas for this tea. Enjoy yourself. We're headed to Anaheim Hills today and then to Tustin to eat at the restaurant my niece works at...Beach Pit BBQ...
Continue having a wonderful weekend!!

grey like snuffie said...

Funner is actually a word...it was the first word in our homeschool dictionary...it came out of someone's mouth so for fun we decided to see what other words we could add an "er" to and make up new words....so you are completely justified to use that word. :o) And I wish I had kept all those old patterns of mine...those are amazing flowers. Well done....My sister in law made us all plates for Christmas using the same method...so many fun ideas out there. We are off to a new place for dinner to celebrate my hubby's birthday...a Texas Steak house of some sort...my friend had a melt in your mouth Filet with Lobster Mac n Cheese....so we're looking forward to what treats await us. Hope your weekend is grand...

Lisa said...

I did see the plate and think it is great!! The box is lovely. I'd love to make some roses!
Hugs, Lisa

Melly said...

The paper roses are just gorgeous and your blog is beautiful, I hope you don't mind that I'm following you.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings
Melly:)

Dee said...

Cori, the flowers are adorable. Who would have thought to decorate the plates?? How creative and they turned out wonderful!

Bernideen said...

The plate is so very cute! Roses are very creative! This will be a wonderful tea we all wish we could attend.

Laurie said...

What a pretty,pretty blog you have.
I love those paper roses, I now have ideas swirling in my head:)
Blessings

a woman who is said...

I am inspired. Tea and paper roses...so lovely! Your friends must look forward to this special event.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Cori,
I know...just where did January go? I think I missed all of your posts for January...don't know how that happened...so glad you are able to cut back at work but the tea party sounds like a fun thing to keep...love the roses! Hope you are still doing well as you lean on HIM.
Rene'

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

I agree, FUnner is totally a word!!!

Oh and, tea party prep makes the world spin with delightment!!

xoxo

(Adorable box creations and pattter roses!!!)

Deborah said...

Happy Sunday, my beloved friend. I am crazy about the art work you did for the end of the boxes. You are so excellent at detail.
**kisskiss** Deb

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Cori

I know how much you look forward to your annual Tea party! These are lovely favors -- did you also bake the amaretti cookies? Recipe please!

Hugs, Pat

Tara said...

Hi Cori

I know you love the tea party--I remember from last yr! I hope you enjoy the creative moments it takes you to create your special day!

GWENDOLYN said...

I love, love those paper roses! Perfect on the box.
Blessings!
Gwen

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, wishing you a lovely weekend and a love filled Valentine’s Day.

Love & Hugs
Duchess