Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Signs of Life Tea Bag Holders! JustRite!

Welcome! JustRite is featuring one of their Aprils release sets, Signs of Life today! I chose to create tea bag holders using one of the set's frames and sentiment. I made three holders and will show the steps further down in the post! Here is a peek at the backside of the holder. Each tab is held closed with a Velcro coins. I added a button embellishment to add stability when opening and closing the holder. I want to share with you how I used my shank buttons. I punched a hole in my die cut out using the Crop a Dile, then pushed the shank through the hole. This made it super simple to run the string and tie! I placed foam dimensionals to adhere die cut out, lifting it off the paper allowing space for the button shanks! JustRite's Signs of Life set is chocked full of frames, sentiments, and decorative elements galore! Look at that sign post! Signs of Life is a JustRite Cling Set featuring 17 stamps! That's right, 17 stamps! Think of all the possibilities! The designer papers today come from K&Company's Susan Winget's Spring Blossoms. I used a variety of ribbons that coordinate with this paper. It's all found HERE at The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store! Lets talk about the pattern I used. I found this FREE pattern HERE. I love this author and site, so fun and creative. I printed the pattern out onto computer paper, cut one out and traced it on the designer paper. Then I cut the designer paper bags out. I lined the cut edges and scored using my Scor-It board. The scoring is applied on both sides as well as the top and bottom. Using paper that is double sided works well and creates more interest than just pattern and color on one side.
Here are four cut out tea bags that are scored. Starting at the left, I have applied scor tape to the inside left flap edge. I folded up the bottom flap, removed the tape liner and pressed to close. On the second tea bag I added tape to the flap edge as shown. Remove the tape liner, press the right side flap down to adhere together. Moving on to holder number three, shows the back side of the created tea bag holder. The fourth and final holder shows the top trimmed out to the side flaps top edges, this allows more of the inside coordinating paper to show when open. I love this paper, probably my favorite in the entire paper pad! Love the watercolor effect and colors! Each tea bag holder front embellishing varies, changing up the ink colors, ribbons, and die cut outs. Again, the backside shows the flap held with a Velcro dot, with an added button embellishment that creates stability for opening and closing the tea bag holder flap. The third and final tea bag holder! This is more of a spring look, soft yellows and greens. Playing with Spellbinder dies and mixing them up for varied looks helps give each holder its own look! The third and final tea bag holder backside! I love having these on hand to place with a mug, tuck in a card, or just give as a thinking of you gift. A wonderful hot cup of tea is one of Life's Simple Moments! One I certainly enjoy! Check out the Signs of Life inspiration these designers have today!

STAMPS: Signs of Life (JustRite) INK: Martha Stewart Meyer Lemon & Pink Carnation (Michaels), Memento Bamboo Leaves, TimHoltz Old Paper Distress (Joan's Gardens) PAPER: K&Company Signs of Spring (Stamp Simply RIBBON Store), Cream & White Cardstock (PapertreyINK) DIES: Spellbinders Lacey Circles #1 & #3, Labels Eighteen #3 (JustRite), Classic Circle Small #2 & #3, Large #2 (Spellbinders), Martha Stewart Butterfly punch OTHER: ScorIt Board, Scor Tape, Silk & Twill Ribbons, String, Velcro Coins, Adhesive pearls & gems (Stamp Simply RIBBON Store), Misc Buttons, Tiny Twinkle Gems (Taylored Expressions), Aleene's Glue (Michaels)

11 comments:

Mrs Ham said...

This is a wonderful set. Fabulous use of the stamp set. You inspire me to think outside the card.

Auntie Em said...

Those are just the sweetest little teabag envies, ever! I love the papers you used and all the extras for trims. Each one is so special.
Thank you for sharing the links and the tutorial and showing us your darling creations. :)

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful set love all the spring colors. Thanks for the tip on the buttons.
Marilyn

Sharon Harnist said...

Fabulous idea and great gift, Barb! Love the tip about the shank button, and that floral watercolor paper was my fav, too!

stephanie said...

Wow, what an amazing idea.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Just beautiful.

Conniecrafter said...

very cute design, like your ideas using the shank buttons and love the paper used in your last one!

Bev J. said...

Those are all fabulous-will check out the pattern as I like to give tea bag/holders now and then to the girls I meet with each month. Thanks for the great info on how you finished yours! I love K&Co papers!

Chelsea said...

Wonderful and inspiring design, gorgeous colors! I sure can't wait to get that new set! You've really inspired me.

Kris Turner said...

Love the tea bag holders, Barb! I have one of Marilyn's older toy books. The illustrations are so amazing and the toys are so creative! You've done a great job with her design. TFS

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