Mar 31, 2010 - Cards, Uncategorized    1 Comment

Tea Bag Card

I fell in love with this card when I watched a video, byVicky Papaioannoum, on how to make it.  You can also get a free download at  She is pretty amazing so if you get a chance check out her site and you need to watch the video.  She doesn’t talk through them, she just shows you how to do it (love that).

This card features a tea pot, a cup and the tea bag string is actually attached to the tea bag that is inside the card.  How cute is that and it adds a very cute dimension to the card.

On the video she shows you how to make the little flap to hold the tea bag and she took her tea bag out of the wrapper.  I left my tea bag in the wrapper and took my craft knife and cut a slit in the back of the wrapper and pulled the teabag string out.

By the way the flavor of the tea bag is Ginger Peach and it is made by Stash.  This is one of my favorite tea flavors because it is so flavorful.

As you can see I kept the inside simple and used a CB embossing border to divide the card sentiment from my personal note.

Before I cut this slit in the card for the tea bag string to go through, I place the elements on the front of the card and “eyeballed” where the middle of the cup was going to set.  If you watch her video she demonstrates that technique.

I lifted the elements with foam tape as shown in this picture.

The sentiment on the outside of the card is a stamp I bought years ago, but always works well with a sympathy card.

The doodling around the card was done with a brown Prisma pencil.  I didn’t have a brown ink pen and I think the Prisma color pencil gives the card an informal look.

I also took Glossy Accents and covered the Tea Pot, cup and saucer to give it a china look.

Some additional things I added to the card ….. steam to the tea cup (Stickles, copper), a border that looks like it is sitting on a doily (MS scalloped punch).

This was a card that I sent to our Pastor’s wife Lori.  Lori lost her Grandmother last week and since Lori loves tea, I know she will find comfort in the scripture verse, and a good cup of tea.

I’m working on a real cute album for my Mother and I will share that process with you when I finish getting it made and all the pictures taken.  Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think.

1 Comment

  • Too cute.

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