Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I am hosting a Bunco group at my house on Friday night and wanted to make a little gift for all the attendees.  My theme was a Spring Tea Party.  I decided to make a Tea Bag Holder I saw a year or so ago to hold a Tea Bag and a Ghiradelli Chocolate Square.  I didn't have the directions for it, so I came up with my own.  Of course, I had to include a little Punch Art - especially as we don't have a tea/coffee stamp set right now.   I did use two of our fabulous new stamp sets from the Summer Mini though.  I'm really loving the Elements of Style set!  Plus you get FREE Brads when purchasing this set (and others) in May - double win!  Hope you enjoy it.  Directions for the Treat Pouch and Punch Art are at the end of this post.

  • Stamp Sets  – Elements of Style (W #118611, $27.95 C #120045, $19.95 - FREE Brads with purchase in May ONLY!), Itty Bitty Buds (W #117056, $11.95 C #120060, $8.95)
  • Card stock – Apricot Appeal, Bermuda Bay, Pink Passion, Whisper White
  • Ink – Apricot Appeal, Bermuda Bay, Pink Passion Classic, Bermuda Bay & Pink Passion Markers
  • Ribbon – Bermuda Bay 3/8" Polka-Dot Grosgrain,  Linen Thread or Hemp Twine (I used retired Silver Elastic Thread)
  • Punches – Large Oval (#107305, $15.95), Small Oval (#107304, $15.95), Word Window (#105090, $15.95), Horizontal Slot (#105089, $5.95), 1 3/8" Circle (#104401, $15.95), 1" Circle (#104401, $15.95), ¾” Circle (#107217, $10.95), 1/2” Circle (#104390, $5.95), Crop-a-Dile (#108362, $29.95)
  • Accessories – Paper Cutter/Scorer, 2-way Glue Pen, Stampin' Sponges
Click pictures to enlarge (on blog)

1.  Cut your base cardstock to 7.5" x 3.5".  In landscape position, score at 3.5" and 4".  Stamp your outside and inside of folder as desired.

2.  For the inner pouch, cut your patterned paper to 7" x 6".  With your paper in landscape position, score at 2" and 5".  Fold flaps inward (one over the other) and adhere to each other, but not the inside paper.  Score the folded piece in the landscape position at 3".

3.  Using the 3/4" Circle Punch, punch one half of a circle in the center of each open end of the pouch.

4.  Using your paper piercer, make a hold in the center of outer folder and the center of inner pouch.

5.  Fold your linen thread in half and feed the loop through the pouch and then through the folder (from the inside toward the outside).

6.  Take the loop and pull around folder and pouch to the inside until it is in the center of the two ends as last picture shows.

7.  Pull tight, tie a knot and then a bow to secure.

8.  Adhere your ribbon to the outside of the folder, centering it.

9.  Attach your front panel or decorate as you wish.

10. Insert your items into the pouch pockets and fold and tie your treat holder.

11. Enjoy!

As in previous punch art cards, many of my punches are done "on the edge" of cardstock with second punches done above and/or around the first cuts.  See previous punch art cards like the Christmas Elf Card  for pictures of these methods.
  • Teapot  – Punch a 1 3/8" Circle.  Trim a small amount off bottom and top of each circle to look as pictured.  
  • Teapot Base  – Punch about 1/3 or less of 1 3/8" Circle and glue under bottom of the pot for the base of the teapot until it "fits".  Trim the bottom if needed.
  • Teapot Handle – Punch the about half of a Small Oval on the edge of your cardstock at a slight angle.  Punch over and around this punch with your Large Oval 
  • Teapot Spout – Punch end of Small Oval at an angle on the edge of cardstock.  Punch around and above with the Large Oval swinging your left side up quite a bit to make the base of the spot much wider than the spout side.  Use the Crop-A-Dile to punch the tip of the end of the spout to give it a curved appearance.
  • Teapot Lid – Punch a 1" Circle almost 1/2 way on the edge of cardstock.  Punch 3/16" Circle with the Crop-A-Dile for the knob handle.
  • Teacup  – Punch a 3/4" Circle about 2/3 of the way on edge of cardstock. Trim a bit off the opposite (rounded) side of the circle so it is straight for bottom of the cup.  
  • Teacup Base – Punch one half of a 1/2" Circle on the edge of cardstock.  Glue under the bottom of the teacup for the base of the cup as teapot base above.
  • Teacup Handle –  First punch about 3/4" of Horizontal Slot on edge of cardstock.  Then punch again evenly around the Slot punch with the Word Window Punch.  Make longer than needed so that handle can be adhered under cup.


  1. This is so cute! Always looking for a different tea holders and this is the best yet! I will definately be casing this at a stamp camp! Thanks!

  2. This is amazing!! Thank you so much for the generousity in sharing!!!!

  3. HI!

    Wanted you to know on Sunday I posted a link to this tutorial on my blog, PaperFriendly.

    Nancy Ward


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