Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tea Bag Holder Cards w/Tutorial

Yesterday I mentioned I was working on some tea bag holder cards for the local Tea Shoppe (Marge's Place At Portage Lakes LLC) and thought you might like to see some of them and how I made them.  Here ya go ...

Now here's how you make them . . .

You will need:
1 sheet of 12 x 12 card stock (makes 2)
Patterned Paper, sentiments & embellishments of your choice
Scor Tape

*  Cut your 12 x 12 card stock at 7"
*  Turn and cut your 7" x 12" in half (6")
*  Score each panel (on the 7" side) at 3 3/8" & 3 5/8" giving you a 1/4" spine.
*  Turn and score at 1 1/2" ... giving you the pockets for your tea bags.

* Fold as shown.  Use 1/8" scor tape (or fine line of white glue) on ends and middle then fold UP to create your pockets.


Now comes the fun part ... decorating!
Measurements you will need:
Front Panel - 3 1/8" x 4 1/4"
Inside Pocket Panels (2) - 3 1/8" x 1 1/4"
Ribbon - Approx. 20"  (narrow, easy to tie ribbon is best)

Here's a trick I use for attaching my ribbon evenly ...
Using my Darice Cutting Mat (you can use whatever you have that shows measurement on both side and bottom).  I lay my card face down along the bottom line then run a piece of thin scor tape across from side to side along one of the measurement lines.
Fold my 20" piece of ribbon in half, then laying that center mark of the ribbon in the center of my card first and smoothing out from side to side.
That way, I know the ribbons will batch up on the sides for tying.  As well as being level across the front of my card.
 NOW you can attach your sentiment and any addition embellishments you prefer.


I hope you've enjoyed this little project and will give it a try.  
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you're having a FABULOUS weekend!
Challenges to share in:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #136 - Anything Goes + Sentiment
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes + Ribbon
Crafty Gals Corner #29 - To 'Die' For
Word Art Wednesday #193 - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes Wk of 7/21

We are meeting our Toledo, OH friends 'Half Way' for brunch!  
I'm excited to see them again and 'catch up!'
As Always . . .
Items used for embellishment:
Accessories:  Impression Obsession 'Tea Set' #DIE197, PoppyStamps 'Dainty Tea Set' #1148, Offray 1/4" pink satin ribbon, Rubber Cottage 'Come Share' stamp, Gold Pilot Marker


Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

They are gorgeous.
Hugs Miranda

cass said...

Great idea, thanks for the tutorial and thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge

Jacee said...

How wonderful Darlene, what a great set of cards and a fab tutorial too
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Joann Williams said...

Oh Darlene these are all just so gorgeous and lovely! I hope they sell like crazy! I know if I saw these in a shop, I would purchase them! They are gorgeous! Thank you so much for the WONDERFUL step by step tutorial with photos! Such a lovely tutorial, the best I've seen yet because you go step by step with the photos to help with the visual as well and people like me, need that lol. Thank you!

Linda Knox said...

great project. Thanks for sharing. said...

These are just wonderful! How clever! Sorry to be so late...been canning green beans again!

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Wow, Dar! These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the instructions. I am hosting my stamp group meeting in September and I have been looking for some easy and quick flavours for the table.

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic collection of projects! Love the tea theme! What a great gift! Thanks for the inspiration Darlene!

Diane said...

Oh look how many "pretties~pretties" there are here, and what a fun, fun card to receive!!! Wonderful gifts for co-workers and friends!! Thanks for sharing how you made them!

NanaConnie said...

These are terrific, Darlene! Thanks for the instructions, too. :-D Now, time for me to put on a DT hat -- Thank you for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Aud Sentiments this fortnight. Good luck and come play again soon.
NanaConnie DT

Annie said...

Love these - thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this challenge. Did you read that we are having a call out for new DT members? Check out the details on our blog. Thanks again for your fab entry. Annie xxx

Bettina L. said...

Wow these tea pot cards with room for tea inside look fab. Thank you for the tut too. Thanks for playing at Scrappers Delight and good luck. Hope to see you back the 1st for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Scrappers Delight xx

Pollard Carole said...

Great design it's made fab cards thanks for playing Crafty Ribbons Challenge hugs Carole x DT

Cara Malmrose said...

How fun! Great tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Through The Craft Room Door.
Please come play along with again!
Warm Regards, Cara
Through The Craft Room Door Owner
TTCRD Challenge Blog
My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

applejack cards by sue said...

Such a lovely collection, they are all beautiful and what a fantastic idea. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with Friends. Sue DT x