If it wasn’t for Andrew, the making of this flimsy and very delicate teensy weensy ‘Tea Bag Book’ could not have been possible. Not being typically English of me but I have never formed a relationship with tea. (Really can’t stand the stuff.) I’m a REAL coffee drinker kinda gal, black and no sugar but if out for coffee and cake with friends then it’s a large LATTE with Starbucks being my fave. None of your ole instant for this baby.
She looks really fed up but I love this image which is why I decided to add her to the front of the album. Left the back rather plain as there is so much going on elsewhere.
Andrew probably only drinks one cup of tea a day, so collecting used tea bags has been a struggle for me … he forgets to keep the used bag!!!! Finally managed to dry out a few so this little book could see the light of day.
1st pic shows the used t-bags (dried) but with the tea emptied out. 2nd, details the stamping and embossing. 3rd, is where I have added an extra piece of paper onto the edge of the bags. Because of the flimsiness of the bags I had to find something which wasn’t very heavy and a light manilla envelope was perfect for this. Also distressed over with DI Vintage Photo. 4th, the reverse side of the bag where I have collaged some tiny images mainly from one of Tim Holtz collections.
1st pic shows some unused t-bags which I wanted to alter into little tags that fitted inside the square t-bags. I had to open each bag individually, pour out the tea then flatten ready to make the tags. 2nd is the made up tags which had some stamped card fitted inside. How this was done was to stamp and emboss some sentiments and quotes onto the card then these were placed inside the white tissue-like paper bag. Again because it is only like a tissue paper you have to work very carefully with the materials. Sealed the end with a Spellbinders cut down tag die .
More and more pics, this time with the album put together and displayed in all it’s glory.
Just about near the end of the photo showing and I really hope you enjoy looking at this album as much as I enjoyed making.