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How to Make a Stunning Card With Tea Bag Folding

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Tea bag folding is a great, fun, and easy way to make great cards and decorate pretty much anything else! It requires no special tools and is inexpensive, too. Plus, a homemade card is very special to someone.
 
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Step 1: Gather Your Materials

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You will need:
1. Piece of cardstock for the card
2. 16 tea bag folding tiles (1 page)
( print from http://www.teabagfolding.circleofcrafters.com/freeprintableteabagtiles.html )
3. Scissors
4. A glue stick
5. Markers, stickers, etc. to decorate with

Step 2: Fold the Card and the Kites

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Fold the cardstock in half.
Then fold a tile in half. Open. Fold on corner along the crease. Repeat with other side to form a kite shape. Repeat with every tile.

Step 3: Glue the Tiles

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Glue the first half of your first kite in the center of the card so that the side that is entirely made of the pattern is visible. Then, glue the second kite so that one side is lined up with the center crease of the one before it. Repeat until you have one kite left. Then, glue the last one underneath the flap (along the crease still) and glue the flap on top. Then, you will have a full ring.

Step 4: Decorate

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Be creative! Use markers, stickers, die cuts, or anything else you have!
I've never don this however I know that you want to repeating patterns for the look, but is there any reason that you couldn't use origami paper, at least for a first few for practice? Suzanne in Orting, WA
cupcake811 (author)  Suzanne in Orting4 years ago
You could, you would want to cut it into smaller squares first, though.
Lettucehead4 years ago
Awesome!!!
ChrysN4 years ago
That turn out really nice, you can have a lot of fun with all those different patterns.
cupcake811 (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
If you look on the website, you can find different patterns, though this is my favorite and it looks the best. Try it with alternating colors! Be creative.
Using alternating colours, that sounds interesting, I will try it.