Monday, 9 February 2009

Tea Bag Mini Album

Hello papercrafters! Here's something different I've been wanting to try...a teabag mini album. I was inspired by one I saw a few years ago in the Stampington, I believe, magazine. Anyhow it was quite simple to make:

-Take 4 herbal tea bags. Make a small slit on each bag and empty the tea inside. (Leaves a nice fragrance.) Set aside for now.
-Cut 8 pieces of patterned paper, 2-1/4"x 2-1/8". These will be your album pages.
-Machine stitch a border on each piece of paper.

-Stamp and embellish each piece of paper.
-Adhere the 8 decorated pages on top of the 4 teabags (front and back, of course) using paper glue.
-Sew or machine-stitch the 4 decorated tea bags together to form the album.
-To form tabs, staple a piece of ribbon to the edge of each of the last 3 pages.
TIP: I then embellished the ribbon tabs with the small flowers I found at the bottom of my patterned paper, you know, the "color-code" strip. Just punch them out with a 1/2" circle punch. See picture below to see what I'm referring to:

TIP: to cover the staples used to adhere the ribbon tab, I just adhered a paper flower or embellishment on top of the staple. See picture below. I don't know if I like the "stapled" look yet.

To complete my Tea Bag Mini Album, I will fill it up with my favorite pictures!


Anonymous said...

Wow, I love this idea! I'm going to do this. Thanks

Alley said...

What a fabulous idea!

Pea said...

lovely idea! It looks super cool!

2 Worlds said...

So clever ! loved it !