Fellow tea bag lover, Teresa aka aztk, and I are at it again with our tea bags. This time we decided to make tea bag journals. I can't wait to go check out hers!
I started mine with 4 gallon sized teabags. I swiped ink on some aluminum foil, wet my empty tea bags, and smashed them in the ink. I let them dry and then I cut them down so that I had pockets on the top and could fold them over to make the book. I stapled them inside - next time I will sew them. I then put a strip of paper (next time I will use fabric) with some glue. Then I started stamping the tea bags to make various different pages (next time I will stamp before putting the pages together). Some pages have birds, some have butterflies and some have flowers - all from the old retired Natural Beauty set. I did venture out and use a few other sets on some of the pages as well (next time I will use three bags instead of 4).
Some of the pages are birthday pages since this is going to a friend who recently had a birthday. I put pictures of her and her daughters inside the pockets. She is super creative and will love this.
I plan to make another of these soon - it was so fun!
Thanks for looking!!!
Teresa - thanks for inspiring me to see tea bags in a totally different way!!! Hugz
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 GMT Views: 142
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Wed, Jun 17, 2020 @ 9:53 AM
I LOVE THIS!! I don't have those huge bags, but this is so cool that I will just have to get some next trip to the store. THANKS for encouraging me to play along. I will post my versions later today. : ) ENJOY your day and I AM POSITIVE your friend will flip at how cute this is! Teresa
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Fri, Jun 19, 2020 @ 5:34 PM
LOVE THIS, Nancy!!! SUCH A SPECIAL GIFT for your friend! I LOVE things like this! Will have to try this technique too! I'M SURE your friend will LOOOVE THIS & TREASURE IT!!! BIG INKY HUGS for your SWEET VISIT!!! (Yep, I'm a city girl removed to the country. It was SO WORTH the move!!!!) <3