Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New packaging for my Tea Bag Gift Sets

I have made Tea Bag Gift sets in the past, and usually use the Scallop Envelope Bigz Die to make the holder.  But, I wanted to try to package it differently this year since I was hoping to find a way to use the large mug from the Scentsational Season Stamp Set and coordinating Framelit.  This is what I came up with for this year's sets.
I made the actual tea bag treat the same, what is different is the packaging I put it in.  If you want to get the dimensions on how to make the tea bag treat, just go to labels in the left hand column and click on tea bag treat to get all of the dimensions.
I used a 4" x 6" Cellophane Bag to place the tea bag holder and mints in.  I decorated it by cutting a piece of 4" x 4" Real Red cardstock and scoring it at 2" to make the fold.  I then stapled this onto my bag before adding my next layer of 3 3/4" x 1 3/4" Old Olive cardstock, and the typed tea bag sentiment.  My mug of tea was stamped with Soft Suede ink, and then cut out using my Big Shot and the Holiday Collection Framelits.  A small pearl was placed in the center of the mug, and it was secured onto the bag using dimensionals.   In addition, the sentiment and stamped images on the actual tea bag set were changed as well. 
These make great gifts for co-workers and teachers, and cute stocking stuffers too!
The following were used:
Cardstock:  Real Red #102492, Old Olive #100702, Whisper White #100730
Ink:  Real Red #126949, Old Olive #126953, Soft Suede #126978
Stamp Sets:  More Merry Messages #126400 wood or #126402, Christmas Lodge #123767 wood or #123769 clear, Scentsational Season 121026 wood or #121190 clear (Holiday Mini)
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Holiday Collection Framelits Dies #127814 (Holiday Mini), 4" x 6" Cellophane Bags #102757, Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334
Embellishment:  Pearl Basic Jewels #119247

1 comment:

Boni Montaño said...

Cute gift idea! Thanks for sharing the dimensions! It is s good idea to start making them to have them ready for the holidays! : )