Thursday, October 18, 2012

Shanna shares a tutorial for Tea Bag Fold card

This week, our CropStop guest designer, Shanna, shares a tutorial for making a Tea Bag Fold card.  Follow along with her easy step by step tutorial and create one of your own!  Then share it with us by linking to the bottom of this post.

Martha Stewart Scoring Board 
  The above product is available in the CropStop Store

Paper Measurements
1 - 4" x 9" Cardstock
1 - 7  1/2" x 8" Cardstock
4 - 3  1/8" x 3  3/4"  Second Color of Cardstock or Patterned Paper
2 - 3  3/4" x 3  3/4"  Second Color of Cardstock or Patterned Paper
1.      Score your 4" x 9" cardstock at 4" and 5". Fold the score lines and set to one side.

2.      Take your 7.5” x 8” cardstock and score at 0.5" and 4" on the 7.5" side. Fold the score lines. Using double-sided tape or other adhesive adhere the 0.5" strip to the other side. You end up with a pocket. (In the image this piece was originally tattered rose but I decided to cut that up as embossed panels).

3.      Score the 'pocket' at 3 3/8" and 4 3/8" and fold the score lines.


 4. Cut out colored cardstock 4 panels of 3 1/8” x 3 3/4” for the pockets and 2 panels of 3 3/4” x 3 3/4”. Emboss them with embossing folder.  Adhere panels to their correct spots.

5.      Using a circle punch, or circle die cut, cut out a semi circle on each end of the pockets.

6. Apply double-sided tape or other adhesive to the spine and adhere to the inside of your cardstock or use brads.

7.      Decorate the front, fill the pockets, and tie closed.

Once again, the Couture Creations Serenity Collection embossing folders leave us with a beautiful impression and prove to be a great asset for your craft stash.

Visit the CropStop Store today and purchase your Couture Creations embossing folders.  Use our blog discount code, BLOG, for 10% off your total purchase of $30 or more. The code never changes.

You can share your tea bag fold card with us by linking to this post using the link tool below.  We would love to see your project using Shanna's Tea Bag Fold tutorial!


Monica said...

This is really lovely!

C. M. Taylor said...

This is different from the one I have done before. I like the detail and the fold is just perfect for other than the tea bag. Thank you for sharing.