I saw this idea for a tea bag holder and I wanted to recreate it using Stampin’ Up! products. I do love how it turned out. It was one of the projects for my Time to Fly class. This project is for us moms when our kids leave the nest – take a few minutes and have a cup of tea. Of course you can always give this as a sweet gift to someone else that needs a little calming tea.
I stamped the Watercolor Wings butterfly on one side of a piece of white card stock. Then cut it out with the framelits. Then I used the stamps again to stamp the other side – good thing this is a photopolymer stamp set – it makes it so much easier to do this. I folded the butterfly in half and added a notch in the center – that’s where you slide it onto the mug over the string of the tea bag. I found the perfect little die to cut that notch – it is the handle end of the shovel in the Handpicked framelits set. It’s the perfect width and is nice and rounded at the end.
After I cut out the center notch I unfolded the butterfly and decided to cover it with some self-adhesive laminating film that I had. That way it would be a little protected in case it fell inside the cut of tea! I just used my paper snips to trim around the butterfly and trim out the notch again. I tried to cut with the framelits but they didn’t do so well on two layers of film and the card stock.
Once I made the little butterfly holder I decided I wanted a little envelope to hold it along with a tea bag. So I used the Gift Card Envelope die set and cut one from some of the matching Envelope Paper. I stamped another butterfly to decorate the envelope.
It sure does make a nice little gift to give someone – maybe buy them a special mug and then just slide the envelope with the tea bag and holder inside it – or even add a gift card if you want.
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