Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tea Bag Anyone!

One of the other things on my list to achieve this year is to learn tea bag folding so that is what I have been teaching myself to do this week. This fold is the called the square fold simply because its a square of paper that you fold this way and that to make another smaller square. The hardest bit I found was to cut 8 squares identical not only in size but with the exact pattern on each one.
I raided my snippets folder and found this pretty floral paper that had a small repeat pattern on it. I used #2 size Xcut square parenthis nestie die to then trim the sqaures before I folded them into shape. I used #5 size to cut the mauve card and green cardstock 5"x 4.75" for the base card.
I created the sentiment using the #2 nestie die and of course no guesses for where the shrinkie button is.(It does have all sparkle on it but photo doesn't show it up.) I also made one for a friends birthday in Purple and Lime Green but forgot to take a photo before I sent it off in the post.

Entering into Di's Crafty Snippets Challenge #6 and also the following:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes + add a heart.

16 comments:

  1. OH This is lovely!! I want to learn tea bag folding as well, one of the many things on my list.
    Blessings Bernie

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  2. My mum loves tea bag folding, it is not something I have tried but I love the effect. Yours turned out so well, I really love the colours and the pattern - well done x

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  3. wtg on learning a new technique, I haven't done it before, maybe you should give us a tutorial! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  4. That is so effective. Love your blend of colours. I do a bit of origami with the grands but never tried teabag folding.

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  5. So far, tea bag folding has defeated me, but having seen your result, I might have another go in the near future, when I can pluck up courage. It certainly made a lovely card. Thank you for your visit earlier and your very kind comments. I do very much like using my own photos whenever it is possible, and tweaking them a little. xx Maggie

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  6. This is so pretty Mrs A...T Bag folding was one of the first things I learnt when I started card making...lovely to see this technique on cards again :) Donna ♥ x

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  7. Very pretty. I don't do much tea baf folding but when I do I always use a punch to cut my squares.

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  8. How pretty this is! What a boon tea-bag folding is for using snippets! There's a truly inspiring book by Kim Reygate called 'Teabag Folded Greeting Cards' (Search Press) that you might like - you can tell I was a librarian, recommending a book!!!

    love Mags B x

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  9. PS Kim Reygate has a blog, you might be interested in having a look?

    love Mags B x

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  10. Wonderful tea folding- very pretty papers and love the button in the center!

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  11. very cool Mrs A, i havent done T-Bagd folding since i started making cards 12 years ago, im seeing more of the good old techniques making a comeback now though. Lovely card and very nice dp flower.

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  12. Hi Valery Anne! Thanks for visiting - no need for me to go into the new linky thingy - if your blog has 'blogspot.com' in the address line there'll be no change to followers. It's only for those with wordpress or typepad blogs which will lose the followers facility on blogger. x

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  13. Just popping by to let you know I have awarded you the 'Liebster Blog Award' - hope you like it, details on my blog x

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  14. Hello!

    This turned out beautifully - you have taught yourself well! Very pretty! Wishing you a happy day!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  15. What a brilliant way to use up those snippets Mrs A. Your tea bag folding is wonderful and I love the paper you used to do it too.

    Cute little heart!!!

    Love Jules xx

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