Tutorial: Tea Bag Mini Album
-Take 4 herbal tea bags. Make a small slit on each bag and empty the tea inside. (Leaves a nice fragrance.) Set aside for now. -Cut 8 pieces of patterned paper, 2-1/4"x 2-1/8". These will be your album pages. -Machine stitch a border on each piece of paper. -Stamp and embellish each piece of paper. -Adhere the 8 decorated pages on top of the 4 teabags (front and back, of course) using paper glue. -Sew or machine-stitch the 4 decorated tea bags together to form the album. -To form tabs, staple a piece of ribbon to the edge of each of the last 3 pages. TIP: I then embellished the ribbon tabs with the small flowers I found at the bottom of my patterned paper, you know, the "color-code" strip. Just punch them out with a 1/2" circle punch. See picture below to see what I'm referring to: TIP: to cover the staples used to adhere the ribbon tab, I just adhered a paper flower or embellishment on top of the staple. See picture below. I don't know if I like the "stapled" look yet. To complete my Tea Bag Mini Album, I will fill it up with my favorite pictures! That's all there is to it! Give it a try and link some pictures to this post. Oh yes, this tutorial is also on Inspirational Techniques and Tutorials Blogs...visit me there... Thanks for dropping by.
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