When Fran called the December 2012 Tea Swap, the following was announced:
Optional color for December Tea Swap: Christmas colors (red, green, gold)Optional theme for December Tea Swap: Anything but a card
I had just bought several boxes of Celestial Seasonings' SUGAR COOKIE SLEIGH RIDE holiday tea so my mind immediately started to figure out how to use this for the optional theme.
Now you might think that I ended up doing a card anyway - actually I did, but this was on THE creation - noel sentiment from Lost & Found Christmas - design paper from Panduro Hobby and digi Santa stamp is from Birdie Brown's Happy Santa stamp set.
No, not a card, but a box cover for the tea, where you can slide the teabox off/on the tea box.
The only thing I regret, or see as a beginner's mistake, is that the edges around the little openings in each side (enabling you to grap the tea box and gently pull it out of the cover) is that the edges should all have had a thin white edge around the cut out.
Glad that the creatin has finally savely arrived Melanie's (this month's swap partner) mailbox and that the chosen tea was unknown to her and the box made her dream of snow.