Monday, March 11, 2013

Tea Bag and Cookie Holder

When I saw the cute teabag and cookie holders from Chiaki Haverstick and Debi Pippin, I just knew these would be perfect for my club. The only problem for me was the size of paper. Chiaki used a 12 x 8-½” piece of designer paper and I wanted to be able to use 8- ½” x 11” card stock. So I altered the dimensions to fit and came up with my own version. Thanks Chiaki and Debi for your inspiration. I would also like to add that I have since found out that Debi Pippin was the originator of this project and I want to give her proper credit. You can see her original project HERE! Thanks Debi!

The other unexpected benefit is that my dimensions work with the diagonal score plate, which makes folding the card stock a breeze. You can use store bought or homemade cookies with this holder and they work nicely with our 4” x 6” cello bags. If you would like to make my version of the teabag and cookie holder, just follow my step-by-step instructions below.

Tea Bag and Cookie Holder Tutorial

Step One

1. Start with a piece of 8-½” x 11” card stock. On the short side, score at, 2-¾” and 5-¾”.

Step Two

2. On the long side, score at 1”, 2”, 4-¾”, 6-¼”, 9” and 10”.

Step Three

3. Add the Diagonal Board to the Simply Scored. On one of the long sides, score at 6-1/4” just until you meet the first score line intersection. Turn 180 degrees and score at 6-1/4 again. Turn your piece of card stock over and score one of the long sides at 6-1/4”. Turn the piece of card stock 180 degrees and score at 6-1/4” again. Note: In this step you are scoring FOUR times at the 6-1/4” mark. TWO of the score marks will be on the front side of the card stock and TWO will be on the back side. Each time you will score just until you meet the first score line intersection.

Step Four

4. Cut the TWO scored rectangles away from each corner.

Step Five

5. Fold in all the diagonal folds and burnish with a bone folder.

Step Six

6. Turn the card stock over and stamp a pattern on the triangles if you wish. I used the pansy stamp from the Tea Shoppe set to create a light tone on tone pattern. Don’t worry about staying within the triangles as the overlap will be folded to the inside and bottom

Step Seven

7. Flip the card stock over again. Fold the sides in first and burnish with a bone folder.

Step Eight

8. Fold along the rest of the score lines as shown.

Step Nine

9. Adhere the top of the holder together with a small piece of sticky strip. This will allow you to keep the top edges from shifting as we punch the corners and holes for the ribbon.

Step Ten

10. Corner punch the top corners of the holder with the butterfly punch.

Step Eleven

11. Punch ribbon holes with a crop-a-dile near the top of the holder.

Step Twelve

12. Tie the tea bag holder together with a 10” length of Midnight Muse stitched ribbon.

Step Thirteen

13. To make the rosette, follow Tara Bilbao's excellent Quilled Flower Tutorial here. I started by punching a 1-¾” scallop circle out of the Raspberry Ripple Designer Series Paper Stack.

Step Fourteen

14. When I finished making the rosette, I adhered it to a 7/8” Scallop Circle Punch out of the same designer series paper.

Step Fifteen

15. To make the leaves, I punched two light bulbs (from the Merry Minis Punch Pack) out of Gumball Green Card stock. I then folded the pieces in half lengthwise and distressed them with the Stampin' Distress Tool.

Step Sixteen

16. Decorate the rest of the box as desired. I used stamps from the Tea Shoppe stamp set and added a Twinings Irish Breakfast tea in the front and a Sugar in the Raw pack to the back.

The space for the cookie measures 3” wide X 1-¼” deep X 2- ¾” to 3-½” tall (the top tapers so keep this in mind when choosing your cookies). In the above photo I used Stampin’ Up’s 4” x 6” cello bags. In the photo below, I used a Mrs. Fields individually wrapped cookie. That leaves you with the option to home bake, hand package or buy individually wrapped cookies.

Stampin’ Up Supplies:

  • Stamp Set: Tea Shoppe (W 125545, C 125547)
  • Card Stock: Midnight Muse (126843), Raspberry Ripple (126842), Gumball Green (126840), Whisper White (100730), 2012-2014 In Color DSP Stack (126910)
  • Ink: Midnight Muse (126860), Primrose Petals (126858), Gumball Green (126861), Black StazOn (101406)
  • Tools: Simply Scored (122334); Diagonal Plate (125586); Bone Folder (102300); Aquapainter (103954); Punches: Scallop Oval (119856), Large Oval (119855), 1-¾” Scallop Circle (119854), 7/8” Scallop Circle (129404), Merry Punch Pack (126882), Butterfly Punch (127526), Stampin' Distress Tool (127562)
  • Embellishments: Midnight Muse 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon (126847)
  • Packaging: 4" x 6" Cellophane Bags (102757)

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    1. How wonderful a project I will be trying. Thanks for the terrific tutorial.

    2. Clever and fun idea. Beautiful colors and accessories! TFS!

    3. Hello!

      A most wonderful creation! I have printed your tutorial and will make one this weekend! Thank you for sharing this! Wishing you a happy day!


      Barbara Diane

    4. Brenda Beautiful job on the tutorial. My highest Compliments! You reign supreme on my list of Creators. Always one of my favorite blogs to surf for sure. I know you will be very popular with this one. I am the originator of this project but Chiaki helped me do the last tutorial after I had demonstrated at the San Antonio regional back in 2012 and Kimberly Morris also did a video and all the demonstrators loved my design so I know they will go bonkers over yours as well. I like the fact that you used the 8 1/2 x 11 " paper and love the changes. At the time I did it the cookie stamp was the big rage so the size was needed, but I really like yours and think it will be used as much and store bought cookies are much easier to deal with for sure. I love it love it love it! Thanks so much!
      Debi Pippin

    5. Great project! Thank you for the detailed tutorial,it is much appreciated that you have taken the time to share this with us.

    6. Brilliant ! Thanks for sharing....

    7. These will be perfect for a steam punk tea party wedding shower I am putting together. Your Hershey Kiss tea cup will be there too. I hope to make a Kiss top hat too. I will be adding a ribbon I am having printed with a link to your blog. Thanks so much!

    8. Brilliant idea!! Thank you for sharing.

    9. I found it easier to score the angles if I cut off the rectangular corners first.