Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tea for Two...

Hello!  Happy July!

In a previous post I shared a Tea Bag Box that MaryAnn showed us.  Diane (Hi Diane!) asked for the directions, so I thought I'd share them here too.  So if any of you would like to make this Tea Bag Box, here you go! :)

Box Cover

1. Score 4-3/4” x 5-1/4” card stock or DSP at 1” on all sides. Use bone folder to crease well. Cut along solid lines as shown in Diagram A. Cutting a slight “V” shape will alleviate “bulk” when assembling box cover. (Diagram not to scale) Use Sticky Strip to assemble box cover.

Diagram A

Box Bottom

2. Score 6” x 12” cardstock at 2-5/8”, 5-3/4”, 8-3/8” and 11-1/2” along 12” edge. Score at 2” along one 6” edge. Use bone folder to crease well. Cut along solid lines as shown in Diagram B. “V”s shown in diagram are a little wide. They don’t have to be that wide.

Diagram B

3. Using Paper Cutter or Hobby Blade cut out rectangle from “second to the last panel” as shown in Diagram C. Rectangle is 1/4” from bottom edge and 1/4” from each of the side creases and 1” high. Use 3/4” circle punch to cut out semi circle.
Diagram C

4. Assemble box with Sticky Strip. First adhere sides together then close the bottom flaps to complete box. Save “front” bottom panel for last. “Front” panel is the one with the cut out hole. This just gives the box a nice finish.

5. Fill with individually wrapped tea bags. Cover box. Add ribbon and embellishments as desired.

The sample uses:

119257 Marina Mist 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon 5.95

120060 Itty Bitty Bits 8.95

100908 Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad 5.95

118763 Mini Vintage Tags 4.95

117167 Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper 9.95

If you have any questions and/or would like to order any of the supplies to make this project, please let me know...or you can order directly from my Stampin' Up website.

Thanks, Mary Ann!

Stampin' Smiles!

1 comment:

  1. Aloha Jane;
    I found your blog from Brenda's blog Sweet as a gumdrop. I bought her teabag box and cocoa box holders at stamp camp and I now want to make the teabox. Thank you so much for sharing the dimensions and instructions. I think these make great gifts.