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Hi everyone!  Welcome to this week's FRIDAY FUNDAY!!  I have a heart-warming little project to share with you today for those times that you'd like to send a little extra something along with a card.  This little tea bag holder comes together quickly and can convey your “warm wishes” to its recipient!!!

Here is a list of the supplies you'll need... 

GKD Layering Weight White or ivory CS

Coordinating Patterned Paper

A small piece of matching cardstock

Hole Punch

Small Circle or Oval die

Metallic Cord

Ribbon

Stamps & Ink

Adhesive

Ready?  Let’s Begin!

**  Cut one 3 ½” x 6 ½” piece of Layering Weight Cardstock; score cardstock vertically 3” from each 3 ½” edge.  Fold on scored line to form the shape of a small book.

** Attach a piece of 2 ¾” x 3 ¼” piece of patterned paper to the front of the booklet.

** Cut a 5 ½” x 3 ¾” rectangle from each of the two remaining pieces of patterned paper.  I used the same pattern for each page in a pattern that could run in any direction.  Put adhesive along the edge of one of the 3 ¾” sides.  Using your Scorpal, attach the two pieces to make a piece of patterned paper that measures 5 ½” x 7”.

(The picture above is the inside of my new piece of patterned paper after I put the two smaller pieces together.  Look carefully and you might see the seam…)

** Now score in 2” from each 5 ½” side; then adhere together where they overlap so the pattern is showing on the outside.

**  After your paper is adhered along the 5 1/2" edge you should have a flat "tube".  Now fold your paper in half as though you were making a booklet, and use a small circle or oval die to cut out thumb holes on the open ends. 

** Center the patterned paper inside the seam of the cardstock booklet and two holes through all the layers.  Thread metallic cord (approx 6”) through the holes and tie in a knot on the inside of the booklet.

** Thread a 24” piece of ribbon through the metallic cord and attach to the book.

** Now decorate your book as desired!  My white front panel is 1 ⅞” x 2 ⅜” layered on a 2” x 2 ½” piece of Red Hot cardstock.  I used stamps from an older Stamp TV Kit set called Warm Spring Wishes and my patterned paper is from Garden Tour (outside) and Delicate Essentials (inside).

** Now it is time to fill your little booklet!  I added two tea bags to mine (with the top folded down to fit.  Or maybe tea on one side and kleenex on the other for someone with a cold?  Or some cash for a graduate?  You could even adjust the dimensions a little and use it as a gift card holder!  : )

Thanks for stopping by today!  See you next week for another Friday Funday!

~~ Tricia

Tags: delicateessentials, fridayfunday, gardentour, gina, gkd, gkddt, warmspringwishes

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Very cute idea.  I might make a few of these to give out for Mother's Day.

Looks like a fun project. Thanks for providing the great details. One of our youth groups is doing a tea soon - these would make great favors.

SWEET!!!  I love the idea of having a little surprise in a card, and tea works!

Gotta say that I like that oval for the ends!  I always use my circle punch to make finger holes, but THIS is a great way to change that up!

Tricia, you are so clever, and fun!  Thanks for this wonderful project!!!  I really like your pp color choices, it is just so pretty!  You ARE the pp Queen!!!  I can't get over all the clever ideas you come up with each week!  It seems so effortless for YOU!  Way to go!!!

Yep, Fridays rock around here!!!  LOL

Wonderful idea to have a little surprise in a card!  Thanks for the inspiration, and fun idea, love it!

Awesome detailing and love the project! On the to do list!

Love this! Thank you for sharing.

I needed a small gift idea and this is a great idea....

thank you

Well, I made one and I hope you tell me it turned out okay,  I have a dear friend that is a tea drinker only, so this will be perfect for her,  This was a lot of fun to make.  Thank you for the .pdf file.

   http://stamptv.ning.com/photo/tea-bag-holder-fun?context=user

This is so precious Tricia! I love it! I will make a couple of these for a few ladies. Thanks for sharing…  :)

This would be great favors for our ladies Christmas party.

I love that idea and it will make a great Mother's Day treat

Tricia:  Thank you so much for this idea.  I will definitely be using this idea, just as soon as I can possibly do so.

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