Sunday, August 4, 2019

Tea Sleeves


I LOVE TEA.  PG Tipps, English Breakfast Tea, Chai Tea, Iced Tea, Sweet Tea....I think I have a problem.  Maybe, maybe not?  I don't drink as much as I used to.  I definitely get my love of iced tea from my Mom.  That is literally all she drank.  She would carry a jug of it with her wherever she went so she wouldn't run out.  

On the other hand, my love of hot tea, PG Tipps in particular, is from my friend Angela.  Oh when we get together it's a tea fest!  She is British, so she can drink way more tea than I ever could.  Then after exploring my family history I found out I am 41% British!  What?!!  Ello Guv'na!
I realized my love of tea is truly genetic, right?

So it stands to reason that I love all things tea.  Now believe me when I say, I am not a true connoisseur.  I don't have tins of tea that I blend and mix with others to get my own perfect blend.  I use tea bags.  Simple. Convenient. Ready when I want a cuppa!  And sometimes I like to share that love of tea with others...

These little tea sleeves, as I call them, are simple to make and don't require a lot of product.  Some Designer Series Paper or card stock, Vellum card stock, punches,  rhinestones, adhesive, and scissors.  That's it!  Oh, and a tea bag, LOL!

Get your supplies ready, follow along, and make these with me!

Measurements and Instructions are for One Tea Sleeve--Make As Many As You Want!
  1. Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper or Card Stock 2in. x 6in.  Score at 1 1/2in. and 4 1/8in. fold on Score lines.
  2. Adhere ends of Sleeve together with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Punch a Vellum Starburst with the Starburst Punch and adhere to the front of the sleeve.
  4. Punch a bird or other image with the 1 inch circle punch.
  5. Stamp "Friend" sentiment on Whisper White Card stock using Calypso Coral ink.
  6. Using the Classic Label Punch punch out the sentiment keeping the sentiment toward one end of the label.  Cut the Classic Label in half, saving the plan half for another tea sleeve sentiment.
  7. Fussy Cut some feathers from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  
  8. Using Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals adhere your sentiment, feathers and 1 inch circle to the Vellum Starburst.  
  9. Slide a packaged Tea into the sleeve and you are done!  

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