Jacquelynne Steves

Create a Tea Bag Packet with Tombow Products!

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The very nice folks at Tombow sent me some lovely markers, colored pencils, and adhesive in celebration of Tombow’s 100th birthday.

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We made some pretty projects using our new Tombow products. My daughter loves tea- she has quite a collection and often gives & receives it as a gift. We thought that it would be nice to make a little decorated tea bag holder packet to use as an enclosure in a card or gift basket. (Hint- it’s a nice little enclosure when you don’t have a gift to give someone, but would like to give them a little something more than just a card.)

To make the packet, she traced a square slightly larger than the tea bag onto card stock. Then she drew another square adjacent to the first and added “flaps” on 3 sides. She used the Tombow markers to color it in.

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Next she traced the tag twice onto the card stock and decorated it.

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Cut out the packet and tags.

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Fold the packet in half and fold the flaps toward the wrong side of the card stock, then use the adhesive to attach 2 of the flaps down to make an envelope or packet. (I have to say that I have used other adhesive dispensers before, but the Stamp Runner was by far the easiest to use. I really liked it.)

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Adhere your decorated tags to both sides of the existing tag. Tuck the tea bag into the packet and fold the top flap down. If you’d like, you can secure it with a little piece of tape.

I would love to receive this little tea bag as a gift, wouldn’t you?

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 In my next post, I will be showing you another project that my niece made with the colored pencils and markers and Stamp Runner adhesive.
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13 Comments

  • Laura K
    Posted July 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Oh you are so lucky. I have been eying those colored pencils for a long time. Alas they are not in the budget as of now but I did get a complete set of Tombow markers for Mother’s day! I use them like water colors and they are so fun! Maybe next year I will get the pencils to go with them. Thank you for sharing this adorable idea.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted July 11, 2013 at 9:39 am | Permalink

      Hi Laura! I was just doodling with the markers again this morning :) I’d love to see what you’ve been doing with them!

  • Laurie
    Posted July 11, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Wow! That is so cute; I would have never thought to do something like that with tea!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted July 12, 2013 at 8:23 am | Permalink

      Hi Laurie! I saw the idea somewhere a while ago, I can’t remember where. But it’s so simple, and you could also use rubber stamps, or even just use scrapbooking paper- that would be really easy :)

  • Jacque (aka Snoodles)
    Posted July 14, 2013 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    This is such a great idea…I can see including these in greeting cards that go to shut-ins and to dear friends, too. A nice way to be close in spite of illnesses or miles. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jacquelynne
    Posted July 15, 2013 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    Hi Jacque! Yes, you could make a bunch to have on hand to tuck into a get well card whenever you need it. Nice idea!

  • Christine
    Posted July 15, 2013 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Adorable – I’m not sure I could draw something so pretty, but I would love to get one of these as a gift!!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted July 15, 2013 at 8:45 am | Permalink

      Hi Christine! If you don’t want to draw a design, try using some of the fabulous scrap book papers available at the craft store. No drawing involved at all :)

  • Margaret
    Posted July 15, 2013 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    ooo, this is adorable! And I definitely have envy for those markers…

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted July 15, 2013 at 8:50 am | Permalink

      Hi Margaret! The markers worked great- I forgot to mention that they are duel-tipped: brush marker at one end and fine pen tip at the other.

  • Posted September 8, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Another creative idea Ms.Jacquelynn! Many Thanks! I was a bit confused by the title but, it has inspired a great handmade Christmas gift to the Tea-Lover on our list!
    Jeanine H :D

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 9, 2013 at 11:46 am | Permalink

      Hi Jeanine! I’m glad you like it- yes, I think it would make a great Christmas gift!

      • Posted September 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

        WOW! Jacuelynne! I am so impressed! Out of alllll the many many bloggers I follow, outside of my own circle on WordPress.com YOU are THEE ONLY one to Reply to any of my many Comments! You’re super sweet, creative and I Thank You for your time and energy ;D

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