Thursday, March 14, 2013

birdie tea bag book

Hello!  Several years ago I made one of these tea bag books for the first time and with the release of my Special Blend stamp set, it seemed the perfect opportunity to create another one. It's still one of my favorite templates. They make a cute little gift and this week I needed a little "thank you" for a friend.
The original template I made can be found here. After scoring and sponging the cover, I attached patterned paper to each section.


Decorative paper was scored, folded, punched, and adhered to form pockets... then attached to the inside at the spine. Jumbo eyelets and ribbon were also added to the spine. Here the pockets were stamped with additional images from Special Blend and tea bags were inserted.

 
On the left, the roses on the cup were paper pieced with a scrap of patterned paper.


And here's a close up of the right side.


I hope you enjoy creating a tea bag book of your own!
♥ Diane



8 comments:

Marlena M. said...

Thank you for the template Diane~this is darling!

Cynthia said...

Adorable little gift for the tea-drinker in your life. Very sweet, Diane!

Cathymac said...

So cute, Diane! Thanks for the link to the directions!

Lori said...

I thought the outside was darling and then when I saw the inside I really loved it!!

Bridget said...

Absolutely adorable, Diane, love this!

Deborah Adams/stampndeb00 said...

O'My Gosh this is so cute! Great idea.

Becky Dunham said...

This is adorable! Thanks for the link to the template - I definitely want to try this :)

Jessica said...

Aw, how sweet, Diane! Love your tea pocket cards and thanks for the template!