Tea Friends Part 1

March 05, 2019

Tea Friends Part 1

I am back this week to share my latest craft room creations with you, this week I am sharing the first part of a two part series I've decided to call “10 projects one stamp set.” I wanted to share how versatile just one stamp set can be. The stamp set that I will be featuring is the Tea Friends set by Kindred Stamps.

The first project I will be sharing is a simple altered frame from the dollar tree.

I created a simple photo mat with a bit of pattern paper and card stock. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the characters I wanted to add and pop them on the front of the frame with strong double sided tape. Altered photo frames can be used in home decor, gifts for family members, and as a birthday party decoration

The second project made is a handmade card.

The teal card stock base was cut to 4 ¼ x 11 and scored at 5 ½ to make a A2 sized top folding card. I used pattern paper cut to 4 x 5 ¼ inches for the background. For the main character panel I stamped out the images in black memento ink and then colored with Copic makers. The colored panel was backed with gray card stock and added to the card with fun foam.. To finish off the card I added a few sequins. Who doesn't love receiving a handmade card!

The third project is an altered notebook from the dollar tree

I found a 3 pack of mini notebooks at the dollar tree to jazz them up, I first recovered them with pattern paper then added a ribbon closer. Lastly I added a simple focal image on the front cover with the cat and small sentiment. These are great for classmate gifts, party favors and Easter basket stuffers.

The forth project is a tea bag holder.

The outside cover is made out of card stock cut to 3 ½ x 9 ¼ inches then scored at 2, 2 3/8, 5 ¾, and 6 1/8 inches it was then decorated with pattern paper and colored characters from the Tea Friends stamp set. The tea booklet is held close by small velcro dots.

To make the tea bag pockets, the card stock was cut to 6 x 6 ½ inches on the 6 ½ inch side score at ½ and 3 ½. On the 6 inch score at 2 7/8 and 3 1/8. Before taping the pocket together trim out the small rectangle on the ½ inch flap and then fold all score line and add double sided tape to the ½ inch flap and fold over at the center score line to create the pockets. I used the envelope bunch board to create the notches on my pockets. Add to the cover with double sided tape and decorate. These would be great for any tea lover and as party favors.

The fifth project is a paper wreath


Start by cutting lots of strips of pattern paper mine were all 12 inches long but varied in width from 1 ½ to ½ inch.. score along the 12 inch side every ½ inch and fold accordion style, adhere the two ends together. Then press flat and add a small circle to the center, I found hot glue to be the best for this step. Made a bunch and then glue them together in a large ring shape. Decorate with stamped images and add some ribbon to hang it. This project would be great as home and party decor.

Here is a list of all the Copic colors I used through out all 10 projects

I hope you enjoyed part one of “Ten projects one stamp set” I will be back next week with five more projects.

Brandi M.

The Craft Bean

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