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Tutorial: Tea Bag Mini Album

Hello papercrafters! Here's something different I've been wanting to try...a teabag mini album. I was inspired by one I saw a few years ago in the Stampington, I believe, magazine. Anyhow it was quite simple to make: -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.


Linda said...

Hi Mary,

This is an adorable project and makes a great gift. I have to try it when I get the chance. Thanks for sharing it.


Anonymous said...

This is one of the neatest ideas. I cant wait to try it. Thank you so much.


belle said...

I love it I love tea and book sos this is a great combo...thanks for visiting blog crafty lady

Ali said...

LOVELY!!!! TYFS, it's a wonderful li'l project and excellent tutorial! ~Ali (of Lovingly Created)

Groovy Deborah said...

How fun this is! TFS! I would love to make one for little tiny pics :)

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