Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Gingersnap Creations: TEA BAG TEMPLATE
I wanted to do something a bit different with the tea bag template. AND I wanted to make a Valentine gift for my mom. The original template is posted here. I bumped up the size of the tea bag template just a bit and made a mini album with some pictures I took at Christmas. The mini album is titled GG's BB (Great Grandma's Brag Book).
Stamps: Stampin Up! NOTABLY ORNATE
Paper: River Rock
Ink: River Rock, Archival Coffee
Accessories: glitter letters, Prima rose, Basic Grey magnet, Scrapper's Floss
I increased the size of the template just a enough to hold 4x4 pictures. The width is 4.5" (not 3.5" ) and the length is 12" (scored at 5", 5.5", 6", and 11").
I used magnets on the inside flaps.
I cut 3 sets of pages 4" x 9.5" and scored in the middle. This gave me 6 pages for pictures. I used my paper piercer to make holes in the center at 3/4", 2", and 3 1/4". I placed the pages inside the tea bag and punched again.
I used scrapper's floss as binding thread. It's a simple figure eight. The ends of the floss come from the inside to the outside - end and center holes. The thread from the center goes into the other side and out through the middle again.
Then the threads are pulled tight.
And a knot is tied near the outside center. There's a photo section in each tea bag valley.
I picked some of my favorite pictures from our Christmas trip to meet Julian and used Photoshop to make them sepia toned. I printed 4" x 6" but trimmed them down to 4" x 4".
I left pages blank for future additions...
..and included a picture of all the family members. (Here's my nephew, Adam, who finally out grew Grandma).
If you'd like to play along with the Gingers, you have a MONTH to post your interpretation of the TEA BAG TEMPLATE on the Gingersnap Creation's post. Be sure to stop by here and leave me a link to your creation too!
See you next week!