Does anyone want to give tea bag folding a try? If so can you suggest a web site(s) that would be helpful. Just thought it might be interesting putting it together with a cuttlebug card. If your thinking challenge then the answer is not now but perhaps down the road. I have something else in mind for the next challenge.
I went through a phase of tea bag folding and have done a couple in the past 6 months. I quite enjoy it and would be interesting for a Cuttlebug/Teabag Challenge. There are lots of sites with free teabag tiles and I will try and send some sites to you.
I have sent you an e-mail, Margaret so check your mailbox.
Thanks shall check circle of crafters out.
I have one more question on tea bag folding and that is what kind of paper can I use? From a quick look I would say one could use computer paper but for me that seems like such a waste of ink. I also realize that card stock would be a little thick so that now limits my choice. I am guessing the really thin paper like what Recollections puts out even though it is colored on one side. Magazine paper but not even sure if that would work. Newspaper is out because I don't want black hands. Hum I wonder if recycled envelopes would work - maybe with a little ink on them that might do the trick. Let me know what you think. Yes I know that origami paper would most likely work but call me cheap because I would rather spend my savings on dyes.
Hi Margaret "Circle of Crafters " has free tea bag papers to print out and I used copy paper for them, it works a treat. During my 'tea bag folding' phase I also created many patterns in my graphics programme Paint Shop Pro, it actually became an addiction for a while to turn images into patterns LOL. I have many saved that I am happy to share with you. :)
Yes I have checked out Circle of Crafters. I did try a teabag fold but since I am very new at it I did it with 4 inch squares so that I could see what was going on. I can see from my sample that even folding is important. Right now I am so stiff and sore because I have been out at the cemetery cleaning and planting. There are 8 graves that I do. I am not doing my legs any favor but a day or two of rest and I will be right as rain.
Hi Margaret absolute accuracy is required and the folds need to be really crisp, use your bone scorer to flatten them well as you do each fold. I haven't done any for an age but I really enjoyed the craft while I did it. Cant find the images must be on the external H/D will have to see what I can find.
Ok using my bone scorer does make sense. I was using my finger nails but I can see where the bone scorer would be better. Thanks for the tip.
Clueless on tea bag folding.. read through this went to the linked site above still don't get it... time to research with google. :)
Here is a link that has a video on tea bag folding perhaps it will help. I found when I tried it I used larger squares so that I could see what was happening. P.S. thin card stock or computer paper works pretty good.
You did it and it wasn't even a challenge. Doesn't it make your heart and body feel fantastic? I know I always have a rush of joy and feel very happy when something that I have created makes me feel so great.