Welcome! I started this blog because I love to craft. I dabble with scrap booking, and card making. I love bending, folding and tweaking paper. I try other crafts, too. I hope to share some projects with you.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Teabag Folding ATC Swap

   This swap was my idea so I hosted it. There weren't a lot of players but OH MY! The cards were beautiful. I really wanted to keep them all. Teabag folding was real popular a few years ago. Something this beautiful should never be forgotten. If you have never done teabag folding you should Google it. There are so many beautiful folds along with the directions to make them. These are wonderful on greeting cards, scrapbook pages, and even on gift boxes. There really are so many ways to use these beautiful creations. Years ago I made Christmas decorations out of these by gluing two back to back and trapping a string for hanging between them. Some were made from foil gift bags. They did last for years.

THIS IS THE CARD I MADE




   Before starting my cards I selected three scrapbook papers that were different shades of the same color. One would be my background and the other two shades would be used to make my star fold center piece. I started by making my teabag folded centerpiece. After I assembled it a put a drop of Liquid Pearls in the center. I put it aside to dry. While it was drying I found some silver metal "Love" charms. I covered them with Liquid Pearls and sat them aside to dry. I then glued the background paper onto a piece of white card stock. Then I trimmed the outside of two edges with iridescent rick-rack. After everything was dry I glued everything in place.

  
THESE ARE THE PLAYERS ATC'S




 Ann Jensen




 Jan Caldwell




 Kathy Scholl




 Anita Crosby




Verna Heavner


   These really were beautiful cards. The players were so generous that I was able to keep one from each player. I was so thrilled. It made it so much easier to swap them out. Thanks to everyone that played and to those that sent me a hostess card. I am so happy to have these in my collection. They really are fun and easy to make. In fact I thought about making some for my Christmas tree...then I remembered that I haven't put up a tree in years. Oh well. Maybe I'll make some for my daughter's tree.

Take Care
Kathy

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