Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tea Book Tutorial

These little tea booklets make great gifts! There'sa lot of measuring,scoring and folding, so I hope you can follow along.

Booklet: cut a piece of card stock 6 1/2" x 3 1/4"...score it at 3 1/2" and again at 3". Fold along the score lines.
Cut a piece of card stock 2 3/4" x 3"...this will be a layer piece.
Cut a piece of white card stock 2 1/2" x 2 3/4".
Stamp your image on the white piece. Adhere to the layer. Adhere the layer to the front of the booklet.

Insert: Cut a piece of printer paper at 6 1/4" x 6"...score at 3 1/4" x 1/4" (The 1/4" will fold over to "close" the tea insert). Turn the paper and score down the middle at 3 2/16" x 2 14/16". Fold along score lines.
Cut a piece of ribbon 18" long. Adhere it along the back of the booklet.

Take a circle punch (I used 1 1/4") and place half-way at the edge of the folded insert. This will create a place to grab the tea bags out of their pockets.

Your insert should look like this:

Now, put adhesive along the 1/4" score you made earlier and fold.

OK, now take a jumbo wheel and run it along the front and back of your insert.
Place the insert in the booklet, making sure it is centered.
Take an eyelet hole punch and punch a hole in the center of the booklet, near the top and bottom. Set your eyelets. This will ensure the insert stays put!

I took my circle punch and made a little message for the back of the booklet. This just helps to keep the back ribbon attached.
Put a tea bag in each of the pouches, close and tie the ribbon! A gift ready for giving!


Alhambra Club said...

What a great book, love that stamp, thanks for the tutorial.

Karen said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing

Corie said...

Love this. Thanks for the idea. Great tutorial.

blah said...

Great idea! Thanks for the tutorial.

Maria said...

Wow cool tutorial! It's something I definitely gotta try out! Hopefully I can do it by the weekend! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Linda McClain said...

What a great idea. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

Barbara said...

how cute is this! Thanks for posting this. Maybe I'll have time at some point over the summer to put one together.

Colleen Schaan said...

what a cute idea...great tutorial

Swamp Tulip said...

Great tutorial. I love this project.


Mark's Finest Papers said...

Super Idea!

Mrs. Nancy G said...

Lovely! Keep the cool techniques and projects a coming. They are so great!

Anonymous said...

Fun! I can't wait to try this, and have several friends who will enjoy getting this...thanks so much for sharing. Barb g

Anonymous said...

Oh Michelle - you've done it again! I can't wait to try it out :)