Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Greeting Card Tea Folders

Sometimes there are friends with whom I don't exchange birthday gifts but who deserve to have their special day acknowledged with a pretty card and a little something.  I think these tea folder cards are the perfect solution.  I started with the three-window, long card that was die cut with the Sizzix Big Pro die. (Read the last post for more information.)  Notice that the movable windows can be positioned in various places on the card.  It was simple work to stamp all over the folder cards with images from a Tim Holtz stamp set.  The cat image is a Hanko stamp and the others are from my oldies but goodies stamp stash.
The tea bag packets were adhered with Merikan double stick tape.  The inside of the card has room for a message/sentiment so you can adapt a tea folder card to many occasions.  I couldn't find my Velcro dots so I had to make a closure with little pieces of Velcro strips (usually used for sewing projects).
The windows of the card allow for embellishing by simply tying on ribbons.  The dotted grosgrain ribbons are from a large, multicolored packaged set sold at Ben Franklin Crafts.  Tea drinking is growing in popularity so I know many of your friends will appreciate receiving a tea folder card.  I think you'll have fun making some for them.  Thank you for stopping to read this post.  I hope it has been enjoyable and informative.  Please leave a comment if you have the time.  I love hearing from you!

5 comments:

Niki G said...

Such a genius idea! Love the stamped background.

Handmade Cuties said...

Beautiful, unique and amazing!!

Creations by Shirl said...

Gorgeous tea holders, love your design and layouts on them.....

Annette Allen said...

now that is too fun.. tea is always a great way to gift in a card..

eunice said...

Oh these are so pretty too! Really like the one with the windows at an angle...and the ribbon ties are just the perfect touch!