Do you follow Pootles? You should, just so that you can say her blog name 🙂 In August, she updated her Tea Bag Holder Folder and I saw it for the first time. I knew right away that I wanted to CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone) that project, but I quickly discovered that the tea bags I’d chosen were not the same size as the ones she used.
I had to re-design.
Is that the cutest thing EVER???
Instead of making all of the packets inside from DSP, I chose to alternate them with colored card stock. It saves a bit on the DSP but I also like the variety – I think it makes the envelopes stand out more.
Each of my envelopes is sized to fit a packet of Tazo tea. The Pootles holder is sized for Twinnings, and I’m not even certain that the Twinnings distributed in the US is the same size as the UK.
Here are my numbers for the changes. I’ve linked to her tutorial at the end of the post.
The Twinnings packet is 2 5/8″ x 3″, and the Tazo is 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″, so I only needed to adjust for height.
The card stock for the folder is 11 x 3 1/4″ and is scored at 4, 5 1/2″, 9 1/4″ and 10″. The card stock for the accordion piece to attach the tea bag envelopes is 4″ x 3″ and is scored at 1/2″, 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″, 3″ and 3 1/2″.
The tea bag envelope is created on the Envelope Punch Board. Each envelope is made from a 5 1/2″ square piece of paper and is aligned with the 2 3/8 mark for the first punch on the board.
The Fresh Fruit DSP is perfect for this project as so many teas are really fruit flavored infusions. Since Designer Series paper is Buy 3 Get One Free this month, why not create a few Tea Bag Folder Holders for that quick and unexpected holiday gift? Teachers, mail carriers, your favorite grocery checker – spread a little Tea Bag LOVE!