Monday, April 9, 2018

A New Take on an Old Fold


I've been playing with teabag tiles the past couple of days and I came up with a new (to me) fold.  I don't know if anyone else has done this one before, but I haven't seen it.  I was playing with the Zig Zag fold for round tiles and wondered if I could adapt it to a square tile.  Why yes, I can and I like it.

For my card, I wanted to use a tile with the design radiating out from one corner, so I selected one of my pink tiles, sized it to 350 and cut it in quarters.  Two tiles makes a medallion.  I sized the same tile to 100 and printed five of them in a row for the strip across the card.  I thought the colors in the tile match the Raspberry Berry and Bubblegum papers really well so I used those as well as a little lemon drop to accent the little bits of yellow that were originally part of the center of a flower (this tile was created from a photo of a flower).  The card stock background seemed a little plain so I embossed it with the Love Letter embossing folder and then brushed it lightly with some Whip Cream ink to bring out the design. I also added Pink World sequins to the medallion to give it a little sparkle.

You can also mirror the fold for half of the tiles for a completely different look.

Supply List

  • Love Letter Embossing Folder
  • Story Book Occasions Stamp Set (Retired)
  • 8 tea bag tiles

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  1. This is so very nicely done! It's been a long time since I have tried tea bag folding. I always like the technique (when other people did it) Me, on the other hand, never did so well it. You have inspired me to give it a try again put it on my long "to do" list!smile

    1. Thanks Jill,
      I know how those To Do lists go. Mine keeps growing. So much to do and so little time!

  2. I rememeber folding the Petal Flower medallion with the same striped teabag tile shown on the description but it disappeared ............. cant you make another one to replace it as this looks stunning in the stripes please?

  3. I am so sorry for taking so long to respond. I found that tile! Thanks so much for asking. You can find it with the rest of the round tiles here:
    I found several other long lost tiles as well. Hopefully I will have time to upload some of them soon.