Saturday, June 29, 2013

Tea Folder Giveaway

On a recent trip I purchased some fancy tea bags to put in tea folders/cards.  Normally, I buy loose tea because it is more economical but tea in little bags are convenient for mailing and are more attractive too. I decided that the Big Pro Sizzix die that cuts a long card with three windows would be perfect for making a tea folder.  If you don't have a Big Pro machine, you can check with Ben Franklin Crafts and they might have the die for you to use if you buy paper from the store.  Also the three window part of the die is really a magnetic piece that can be used with other dies with openings to accommodate it. Anyway, I used some tea cup themed stamps from my collection.  I stamped with blue Memento ink and colored the images with watercolor pencils.  The mouse one is from House Mouse Designs.....not sure if this company still exists. To make the cups more realistic I applied Crystal Lacquer over them.
The tea bag packets were attached with Merikan double stick tape. The folder was further embellished with part of a paper doily, ribbon (from the red tag sale), and fabric tape (notice how the lace on the back peeks out in the front. By having a tie closure, the folder holds the tea bags and doesn't flap open.
So what about the giveaway?  If you would like to win this tea folder and tea (plus some other goodies), just be the first to comment and leave a guess about the name of the city where I purchased the tea.  (There is a hint in the photos.)  If you win, you will have to send me your real name and mailing address. We'll correspond by email so no one will see your address and name.  Good luck to all.......I hope YOU are the first to send me the correct city name!

Wow!  Niki (Stampn'HI ) was the speedy one who correctly guessed that I was in Paris, France buying tea.  Congratulations Niki!

5 comments:

Niki G said...

Such a great idea! I'm guessing the tea came from Paris...oooh la la...hehehe

Creations by Shirl said...

Such a great project for a giveaway... I'm sure any tea lover will enjoy them.
BTW did you get my email?

Cami said...

This is a great way to send tea bags in a card! That window card die is perfect. I'm guessing it's a European tea, or somewhere on the opposite side of the world. Hmm, you went to Japan, Russia is above...? Anyways, this is a neat and pretty idea, Lynn!

scrapnhawaii said...

Wow, Lynn! Love the project! I'm going to have to look at that window die! Thank you for a reat idea for my next tea swap . . .

eunice said...

Wow, yet another fresh and creative idea, Lynn! Your idea of pretty packages of tea peeking from windows to embellish a card and be a special gift is pure genius! Love it!!!