Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tea By Post

These are stand-up cards that can be sent to someone for a tea-time moment. When your friend receives the card, she can put it aside until she has time to sit down with a real cup of tea. Inside this card will be a tea bag. Include a letter to read while she sips her tea. Then, when you answer the letter or card, put a packet of tea in it for her own tea time.
These cards stand up and hold a tea bag.
For the tea-time label on the cup at the right of the above photo, I cut out the words from an advertising card that came inside of Tea Time Magazine. Other cards are outlined in glitter glue with added glitter, and a clippings from card catalogs and seed catalogs.
After tracing the template on card stock, bend up the pedestal on each one.
Put a very thin layer of white glue around the sides and the handle, and the lower edge where you made a fold. Glue sticks do not work as well as white glue.
Fasten it with clothespins for a few moments.
This is the template. Just glue it on to something heavier and trace around it.
Some of the cards and letters are quite creative, using all kinds of scrapping and card ideas. Here is a stand up tea cup card that holds a tea bag, that you can make with cardstock. I used the parchment paper in pastel colors, but any kind of heavy paper will work. It holds a tea bag and stands up like a cup. If you fold the pedestal section up, it should fit in an envelope.


Lily said...

I love this idea and will do this! I have enclosed tea bags with correspondence before, but never thought to make a cup out of card stock to insert the letter and bag inside...what a fun, beautiful, and thoughtful idea!

rox said...

Yes what a lovely idea ! Thank you so much !

Domestically Inclined said...

What a beautiful way to bless someone. It is the little things in life that make our days special. Thanks for the inspiration! God bless and have a wonderful afternoon!

Alexandra said...

Darling! I'm going to try this.

Mimi said...

What a lovely idea!

Anonymous said...

These are so lovely! After seeing your tutorial, I made some too! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us ~ I love how you use what you have on hand to make such pretty things! I can hardly wait to write a letter and put my cards in the mail. I hope they will brighten up the day of those who receive them!

Blessings to you,


Heart 4 My Home said...

Oh I just LOVE this! I am going to save the instructions and make them for our Christmas card inserts. I always like to put a little something in our cards (a recipe, a cocoa packet, etc.)

I am also thinking this would be a great little "thinking of you" to give to ladies at our monthly Women's meeting at Church.

Thank you so much for the idea.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this idea. This will also make a wonderful place card for tea time. Great blog!