How to Make a Tea Bag Holder

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Hi Friends!  I hope you’re having a nice weekend.  I’m working but I had Friday off and played in my stamp room all day long.  Whew, did I ever get a lot accomplished!

This week’s tutorial was inspired by the For A Girl challenge at High Hopes Stamps.  I am giving this tea bag holder (which I turned into a birthday card) for one of my best friends for her birthday.  I used Inktense watercolour pencil crayons to colour my image and painted shading with Twinkling H2O’s.

My teapot is called Laurie’s teapot.  I used to have a huge collection of teapots that grew over the years, and sadly I had to donate them to Good Will when I was downsizing.  I did keep one teapot.

So, I guess you are saying, get on with the tutorial already.  Okay, here we go.  I’m warning you it’s a long tutorial but it is a very easy project to throw together.

Supplies:  One 3 1/2″ x 7 3/4″ cardstock

One 6 1/2″ x 7″ designer paper

Score tool

Scor Tape or other heavy bondable adhesive

Ribbon

Small circle punch

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Place your cardstock horizontally and score at 3 1/2″ and 4 1/4″

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Place your designer paper so the short end is along the top.  Score at 1/2″ and 3 1/2″

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Press down and burnish the 1/2″ strip

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Add Scor tape along the top of the 1/2″ scored line as shown

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Grab the bottom of your designer paper and fold it along the score line and stick the top to the Scor tape and burnish as shown.

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With the long side placed horizontally score at 3 5/8″

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Turn the designer paper over and score, once again, at 3 5/8″

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Fold your two score lines as shown

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Take your circle punch and punch our a U-shape.  Repeat for the other side

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This is what your designer paper should look like.

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Place Scor tape in between the two score lines

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Adhere designer paper onto cardstock in between the two score lines.

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If desired, stamp a sentiment inside your tea bag holder.

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Close teabag holder and tie a ribbon to keep the teabag holder closed.


Posted on : Jan 24 2015
Posted under Tutorials |

5 People have left comments on this post

Jan 25, 2015 - 04:01:27
Viv said:

Great tutorial Beth and a super gift at the end of it. Your teapot is lovely. Shame we rarely use them these days. xxx

Jan 25, 2015 - 04:01:38
Lynne in NI said:

What a perfect image for your teabag holder, and great tutorial too! Thanks for playing along with us at High Hopes 🙂

Jan 27, 2015 - 10:01:33
beth said:

as always Beth a fabulous tutorial and I love that image and your teabag holder.
Hugs

Jan 28, 2015 - 12:01:53
Kristine REynolds said:

Such a cute card! Great tutorial. Thanks for joining this weeks High Hopes Challenge! The new challenge is to use stripes! Can’t wait to see what you create!

Jan 29, 2015 - 11:01:00
Marisa Job said:

Lovely project!! Great tutorial also! Hugs!


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