Monday, May 10, 2010


Hello everyone!!!  This is Janis guest blogging here at Scrap That! again.  You might be wondering on what project did I use my handmade blooms that I taught HERE.  The cat's out of the bag - - I created some tea bag holders as gifts for my kids' summer school teachers !!! ;o)

This is not the first time that I made these (check out my first set of tea bag holders HERE - - and definitely, this will not be the last time.  What I love about these tea bag holders is that they are cute, personalized (really appreciated by those who will receive them) and versatile (you can switch chocolates or other items in lieu of tea bags!!!).  I first learned how to make them using this tutorial at Splitcoaststampers, I just shortened and deleted some steps (thanks so much for the inspiration, Beate!!!).

Gather and prepare your supplies:
One 3 1/2" x 7 3/4" piece of cardstock
One 6 1/2" x 7" piece of patterned paper (I used Upsy Daisy's Bebe papers again to match my handmade blooms!!!)
Mini-scor pal, or other scoring tool
Adhesive (double sided tape or liquid glue)
25" piece of ribbon (optional)
1" Circle punch (I used the smallest Fiskars Circle Squeeze Punch here)
Scraps of cardstocks and patterned papers to decorate the tea bag

Step 1:  Get the 3 1/2" x 7 3/4" piece of cardstock and score at 3 1/2" on both sides.

Your cardstock will end up like this:

 Step 2:  Fold along the scored lines.  Set aside.

Step 3:  Get the 6 1/2" x 7" piece of patterned paper.  With the 6 1/2" side up, score at 1/2" and 3" like this:

Step 4:  Fold along the scored lines. Apply double sided tape or liquid glue on the 1/2" section of the paper and fold paper over. 

Step 5:  Score at 3 1/4" on both sides.

Step 6:  Fold along the scored lines.  Slide paper partially into your circle punch.  Center and punch.  Do this on both sides.

Step 7:  Apply double sided tape or liquid glue on the spine of your patterned paper and center and adhere on your cardstock like this:

Step 8:  Apply double sided tape or liquid glue on the middle of the cardstock.  Place ribbon on top and tie it around the cardstock base so you'll end up with this:

Variation:   In lieu of ribbon, you can also use a belly band.  I used one 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" patterned paper which I adhered on both ends for this.

You may now decorate your tea bag holder with your choice of cardstock and patterned papers.  I added my handmade blooms and thank you sentiment from Upsy Daisy's With Gratitude Rub-Ons and voila!  Really nice and thoughtful gifts for my kids' teachers!!!


Hope you like my tutorial.  Thanks again Lori for the opportunity to guest blog here at Scrap That!.  ;o)  See you at Scrap That's forum!!!

Have fun creating, 


  1. Gorgeous, Janis! I may have to try this!

  2. OMGosh! How creatively cool is this! I will have to try it --- tea is my favorite and what a great gift to give to others in that pretty package! Thanks, Janis! You're so darn creative! :)

  3. definitely a must try! Thanks Janis!

  4. Wowwwwwwwwww! Gorgeous! I love!