Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tea Bag Folding

Tonight, as I sat down to my work table, I had a difficult time trying to decide what to do.  I was originally going to do iris folding, but my iris folding stuff is in a container in the garage somewhere and it's too cold out there to go look for it, then I thought about stamping, but I've done enough stamping this week.  After mulling over several other options, I finally settled on tea bag folding.

This first card uses a simple kite fold.


Instead of using the traditional printed tiles, I used scrapbooking paper cut into 1 1/2" squares.  The paper is from ProvoCraft's David Walker Studios Super Slab 7.  After putting it together I realized that I probably should have used 1 1/4" squares.  It almost did not fit on the card!

For my second card, I used the same paper for the background, but the tiles are from a book of tea bag folding paper I bought a few years ago from Search Press (ISBN 1-84448-113-1).  The tiles are pretty, but I don't like the paper they are printed on.  It is slick and rather heavy and does not fold well.


This scan really does not do this card justice.  It looks much nicer when it's not flattened out.

You can find instructions for the fold here:


  1. These are really cool! Love the BG paper...I am gonna head to your site and get the 2nd fold! Merry Christmas!


  2. Lovely cards Judy!!!! I haven't tried Tea Bag Folding in a long while!!!! I need to try again.

    Thanks Judy
    God bless