Downton Abbey Collection Release

Downton Abbey Tea Bag Holder by Annie Williams - Main

Today is release day for the Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection over at Crafter’s Companion and I wanted to share a couple of projects I made with some of the elements.  The first is a pretty tea bag dispenser…a great gift for any tea drinkers in your life or just a fun way to store tea on your own countertop.  While I love the smell of coffee, I generally avoid caffeinated drinks so I never touch the stuff.  Tea is my morning drink of choice, and what’s better than “official Downton Abbey” tea?  🙂

The full tutorial to make this project is available on the Crafter’s Companion blog…I hope you’ll go take a look!

Downton Abbey Graduation Card by Annie Williams - Main

Next, I made a graduation card for a friend of mine who was a huge fan of the show.  Using the medal image from one of the clear stamp sets, I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black ink onto watercolor paper and colored it with just two of my Spectrum Aqua markers – Fawn and Teal.  Then, I cut and embossed the gorgeous “Gilt Frame” using super gold metallic cardstock to frame the image nicely.

Downton Abbey Graduation Card by Annie Williams - Detail

The gold frame matched the foiling on my patterned paper perfectly (sometimes things just work out I guess!), so I popped it up on top with foam squares after matting the background with brown cardstock.  A gold foiled sentiment from one of the die-cut toppers sets was all I needed to finish off this simple card.

My card isn’t overtly “Downton Abbey”, so I think I could get away with sending this to anyone who enjoys a vintage-y style.  It’ll be interesting to see if my friend notices though…  Thanks so much for stopping by today!