Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tea Bag Folded Flower


Today's card features a tea bag folded flower made with BG dsp that I've had for ages and wanted to use. The designs on the paper were so busy, random and colorful, and although it was pretty, I had no clue how to use it. My goal this year has been to sort through my stash of unloved papers and stamped images and use them!  I finally decided maybe a big flower would make good use of this dsp, so I began cutting and folding to make the flower. I die cut the button in the center with a snippet of matching dsp, using my Big Shot and an I.O. button die. I wove some twine through the holes and adhered it to the center with tacky glue. I added a double-punched butterfly done with Punch-a-Bunch punches, and added some gemstones to the center. The sentiment is by SU! and the papers are all from BG.

I googled tea bag folding to find a tutorial for making these flowers. There are many different versions, but I chose a simple one.

I'm entering this into the Cuttlebug Mania challenge for April which is "Button Up" - use a die cutting machine along with a button(s). I'm also sharing it at the Snippets Playground #173 - to use snippets.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a sunny Wednesday!

Carol

16 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

This folded flower is a genial idea Carol, you make always stunning works, so unique!! This paper is perfect for the folded flower and the butterfly is a lovely touch of sweetness!

Di said...

Oh this is such a great idea for using up snippets Carol! Great card and also perfect for the Cuttlebug Mania challenge as well as allowing you a little skip around the Snippets Playground :)

Hugs

Di xx

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this gorgeous flower you are just too clever.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That paper is in my hoarded stash too. I applaud you for using rather than hoarding! Plus this is a very nice use of it. A very pleasant card! It makes me happy!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute, love the colors!!! Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania, good luck!!! Amy DT

Liz said...

Great way of using your snippets. It's ages since I last did any teabag folding. Lovely card. xx

jimlynn said...

So creative and pretty. I love the patterned paper you used for the tea bag folds and that butterfly was a great addition.
Lynn

Brenda said...

Your tea bag folded flower is gorgeous Carol! That is a great way to use up pretty, but over busy paper. I love how your card turned out! Hugs, Brenda

JD/ Jill said...

This is really pretty! Your flower looks great with that paper. It seems like eons since I've done tea bag folding! I'm forgotten how lovely it looks on a card. Nicely done!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

It is so funny how you find that paper busy. It is one of my favorites from Basic Grey. I love your tea bag folding, Carol! The colors are brilliant!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Carol now that I have a bit more me time popping by to say hi fabulous hun love tea bag folding crafty blessings Judith x

SARN said...

Perfect use of snippets xxx

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Just had to stop by and say I love you flower. The die-cut button is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your talent with us @ Cuttlebug Mania.
Blessings,
Belinda DT

Alison C said...

Lovely, so pretty. The paper is so bright and cheerful. A great way to use it.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous snippets card, Cathy x

Jessi Fogan said...

Just gorgeous! I haven't done teabag folding in ages - this is great!