How to Create a Teabag Fold


Teabag folding has been around for a very long time.  It was invented by a woman in Holland who created the Teabag fold by using teabag paper.  There are so many interesting folds.  Today I will show you one of those folds.

My card measures 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ because I used 3″ x 3″ squares of paper.  I wanted to work with large pieces of paper for my tutorial for a better visual.  You may want to start working with 3″ x 3″ paper until you get the hang of how the paper folds.  2″ x 2″ is a good size to use for your cards, especially if your card is the A2 size, and shouldn’t be too hard to find even if you’re cutting larger pieces down to get the right size.


Supplies:  Glue Dots and 8 square pieces of paper.


Fold your paper corner to corner in each direction.


Using the folds as your guide, fold your paper so has two wings as seen in this photo.


Lay your paper flat.  Take one of the wings and lift it up.


Fold the wing forward to form a small triangle.


Turn the paper around and create another folded triangle as you did above.


This is what your paper will look like once the two small triangles are made.


The next step is to add a glue dot and place the papers inside each other.  Add a glue dot to the area I am pointing to.


Place one of your folded pieces of paper on an angle like you see on the left.  Take a second piece of paper with the point in a downwards direction.  Slip the second piece of paper downwards ensuring that your paper is tucked behind the small triangle of the paper to the left.


After your eight pieces of paper are attached, this is what the folds will look like.

Finish your card with embellishments.

For a full list of my tutorials, please visit my Tutorial page.

Posted on : Feb 16 2010
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10 People have left comments on this post

Feb 16, 2010 - 09:02:00
K Hutchinson said:

WOWZERS how cool is this! Very elegant! Love it!

Feb 16, 2010 - 02:02:45
Seleise said:

oh – this is beautiful, Beth! Thanks for sharing how to fold and put the elements together. I will have to try this sometime! Sorry I’ve slipped behind on checking in lately. I can’t wait to catch up on all of your fabulous creations!

Feb 16, 2010 - 03:02:58
Myrna said:

Love your colors. I love tea bag folding and now that I have seen it again I just have to do one. My Cuttlebug and Cricut have been sitting idle too long. Thanks for the little push.

Feb 16, 2010 - 09:02:36
Risa said:

Wow…..your card is stunning Beth! I love the visual effects from the tea folding, very captivating to my eyes! Thanks for sharing your tutorial, you are a creative genius!

Feb 16, 2010 - 10:02:03
Patti J. said:

What a great tutorial! You have explained this so well – can’t wait to give it a try! Wonderful, as usual!!!

Feb 16, 2010 - 10:02:26
beth said:

Oh my Beth love that paper you used for your tea bag folding hope to get a chance tomorrow to try this I love the look and your card is beautiful.

Feb 17, 2010 - 08:02:27
Maryann said:

Wow what a gorgeous card, and thanks sooo much for some very easy tutorials hun. You´re sooo great to show and explain things, so they´re easy to understand.
HAve a grat day.
Biiighugs Maryann

Feb 18, 2010 - 12:02:34
Jennifer E. said:

Neat idea! I love the colors together!

Feb 18, 2010 - 11:02:40
Ali Manning said:

Oh my gosh, this is fabulous! Thanks for the great tutorial – I’ll have to try this.

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