Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Teabag Folding

Hi! I have become quite obsessed with teabag folding recently. Initially I was reluctant to try my hand at it. All those little pieces of paper seemed too intimidating! But now I find it very interesting.

When I saw the sketch challenge by Beyond Grey, I was very excited.

 I decided to combine it with the colour challenge by Catchy Challenges.

So here is my entry for BGC #27 - Fetch That Sketch by Beyond Grey Challenges and Catchy Challenges, March Season IV - Make a Congratulations Card in Blue and Brown.

The card size is 5 x 6 inches. I have used handmade paper in dark blue and white, both sourced locally. The pattern paper is from Itsy Bitsy.

I embossed the dark blue paper with the embossing folder Leaves, from Itsy Bitsy. I sketched the stem on the white paper and cut it with a craft knife and also rounded the corners with a corner rounder.

After layering the papers, I added the flower which was made using 8 circles cut from double sided paper. The fold I used is the classic Dahlia fold. Some small pearls made up the flower center (my daughter's recommendation). 

One of the things I like about teabag folding is how 3 dimensional the end result is.

Finally, the sentiment was hand written by my husband with a brown sketch pen. I refused to use my own handwriting; it is quite terrible.

I think this was one of the quickest cards I made in a long time. And I am quite happy with the end result.


P.S.   Also entering the following challenges:

Inspired By...#67
Crafty Boots Challenge


  1. really pretty and love the design are those only circles?

    1. Thanx, dear. The flower needs 8 circles + 1 for the base

  2. A beautiful card and I sure wish my handwriting was as nice as your husband's.

  3. This is so pretty, love the paper folding! Thanks for playing at Inspired By.

  4. Very pretty card, lovely paper folding. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  5. I love your take on the challenge.Fantastic folding and love the way you sketched and cut the tree to show the lower layer.Thanks for playing along BGC challenge #27 Fetch the sketch

  6. Wow ! I loved the tea bag folding flower, looks very interesting with pp !

  7. lovely idea !!!
    The tea bag fold on the flower is super cute ! Thanks for sharing with us @ Beyond Grey challenges

  8. Great take on the challenge. Love the colors and the folding is just awesome. Thank you for coming along and joining in at Beyond Grey Challenges.

  9. Oh wow! this is so beautiful and glad! everyone at home helped you.. :D Thanks so much for playing along Catchy Challenges.. Good luck!

  10. i love the tea bag folding... AND AWESOME USE OF THE SKETCH

    Thank you so much for joining in at Beyond Grey Challenges.

    where are u based in mumbai?? mail me at

  11. What a beautiful flower! Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Beyond Grey Challenges.

  12. Very pretty I love this flower, great job!