Monday, December 21, 2009

Holly Berry House Class

These are the two medallions I made at a class last weekend at my lls. My partner "in crafting" was sick, so I had to go alone. It was lots of fun and the projects turned out super!

Holly Berry House Nutcracker

Wow... I've been having fun playing with scissors, glue & glitter!!! I made this card for my boss this year. Plenty of room for the staff to sign. Too much fun!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Circle of Crafters

I've been worried the past week or so because I have not been able to access one of my favorite websites at Circle of Crafters. Finally, tonight I was able to view their main page at I hope to see the Iris Folding and Tea Bag Folding sites back up soon.

Clearly a great class at Stamp Salado

I had a great day at Salado today. Bagpipe contests at the 48th Annual Salado Scottish Clan Gathering & Highland Games filled the store as we decorated acrylic birds and made clear acetate Christmas cards. The ladies were super. I hope you all enjoyed the day as much as I did.

A special thanks to Pam from Heart of Texas Studios for assisting with the birds and the cards.

Sandy has asked me to come up with another class after the new year. Hope to see some of you again.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Wonderful class at Wendaful's

Thanks ladies for making the class great! Happy folding!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wendaful Scrapbook Class this Saturday, Nov 7th

I'm preparing for a great class in Temple at Wendaful's Scrapbook. We will be creating medallions with the kite fold technique. I'll show you three different medallions using the same fold. We will be using various tools and products to enhance each card. Stamps from Texana Designs, Twilight Embossing Glitter from P K Glitz, Smooch Paints, Silver Leafing Pens, Glimmer Mists, acetate embossed with Cuttlebug snowflakes, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 3, Chatterbox Easy Brad Maker, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, Karen Foster Starburst Brads. You won't want to miss this class.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Scrapbook Haus Classes

Last weekend we had blast at the teabag folding and iris folding classes.

I was very disappointed that Jimmye Sue was sick and couldn't come. Instead the participants had to suffer through my instructions of Jimmye Sue's iris folding cards. I really missed her those two hours. A special thanks to Jeanie who filled in as my helper.

I hope every one was able to go away with a couple of new techniques and lots of new ideas.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Stamp Salado Success!!!

I taught a great bunch of ladies tea bag folding yesterday at Stamp Salado. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and the participants. A special thanks to Sandy for the opportunity to teach in her store. If anyone in the class has questions, please post a comment or send me an e-mail.

I'll have samples of new class as soon as I can. We haven't set a date yet, but it will probably be late October or the first of November. In the meantime.... enjoy your folding!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Halloween Stampin' and Foldin'

Now isn't this card cute. I used the mini halloween cactus from Texana Designs and stamped the images about 3" apart on some really cool Karen Foster variegated paper. Then I used my square punch and placed the image in the upper left corner of all eight. From these tiles I used the kite fold and created the background medallion. The top medallion is stamped with Tea Bag Cube #12 from Impression Obsession. The fold was the triangle fold, variation two. I stamped a sentiment and then decorated the card with orange stickles. I never knew all the ways stamps could be used with tea bag folding.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Christmas Glitter Tree

Tea Bag Folding Card
Featuring Square Fold Variation 2
By Janet Bradshaw

2 sheets Reminisce Christmas Glitter papers
Christmas Swirl Green (Glitter)
Snowflakes (Glitter)
New Reminisce paper coming soon
Gold Cardstock
EZ Corner Punch – Basket Weave
Stampendous Diamond Dots
Star Brad

Reminisce has a new Christmas paper line called christmastime. It's got some fabulous heavy paper with elegant glitter swirls and snowflakes. The picture just cannot capture the beauty. This paper is fairly difficult to fold for tea bag tiles, but it can be done. If you want to see the original sample visit Scrapbook Haus in New Braunfels.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cinderella Tea Bag Folded Card

This card was created from one patterned paper. It is the right 12x12 sheet of the Cinderella papers by Sandylion. I was able to use the corner print as the background for the card. The top portion of the paper is beautifully stamped with a tea bag folding stamp by Impression Impression (Cube 1). A little stickles added a bit of sparkle to the card and even the brad. It's done!

Tea Bag Folding Card
Featuring Square Fold Variation 2
By Janet Bradshaw

1 sheet patterned paper by Sandylion
Bazzill Bling – Tootsie
Tea Bag Folding Stamp – Cube 1
by Impression Obsession
Versa Color Ink – Imperial Blue
Marvy Uchida Mega Square Lever punch*
Stickles – Orange Peel & Crystal
Orange brad covered with Stickles
*Punch helps make uniform squares

*** Coming Soon ***
Tea Bag Folding Class
October 3, 2009
We will make 3 cards using triangle folds.

Friday, August 14, 2009

G*C*D Studios Tea Bag & Iris Folded Cards

G C D Studios paper was great working with. It's not too thin, it's not too thick. It is double sided and makes dimensional tea bag folds.

I carefully cut the squares from the striped paper making sure that all eight were identical. This created the symetrical medallion. The smaller medallion I made smaller squares and alternated papers. The brads were white and colored with a permanent marker to match the papers. I also colored clear crystals with the permanent marker to make them match.

The iris fold opening was cut using a the cuttlebug and the nestabilities Label One die. I cut a frame using two of the die cuts. After I cut the frame and embossed it, I left the dies in place to ink the the embossed section. Jimmye Sue created the iris fold design and completed the card. Complete supplies listed below.

Tea Bag Folding Card
Featuring Triangle Fold
Variation 2
By Janet Bradshaw

2 sheets G C D Studios double sided papers
White Cardstock
Dark Green Cardstock
Green Ribbon for the Fork Bow*
MM White Brads – colored with permanent marker
Clear Crystals – colored with permanent marker
Medallions misted with Pearl Glimmer Mist
Cuttlebug 'Friends Forever' Combo Die

Iris Folding Card
By Jimmye Sue Mitchell
and Janet Bradshaw

2 sheets G C D double sided coordinating papers
White Cardstock
Purple Cardstock
Lavender Cardstock
Just A Note Stamp by Texana Designs
Nestabilities – Labels One for cutouts and frame
ColorBox Cats Eye Ink - Lavender
Lavender Ribbon for the Fork Bow*

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Alota Fall Card

I wanted to try something new and had a chance to make a sample card for Scrapbook Haus. Alota Rumber Stamps has tea bag folding stamps and I foiund them at Scrapbook Haus. It's the season for fall, y'all so I wanted to create a card with the leaves. I stamped and embossed the image with Copper Embossing powder. Then I painted the leaves with Twinkling H20s. After the paint dried, I cut out eight images and followed the Tea Bag Folding Lesson on the Alota website. This is a great card!

2 sheets Reminisce Christmas Fall papers
Anybody got a nut?
Forest Deer
Orange Bazzill Glazed Cardstock
alota Rubber Stamps – Fall Tea Bag Stamp
Copper Embossing Powder for leaves
Queens Gold Embossing Powder for sentiment
Pearlescent Watercolors or Twinkling H2Os
Gold Brad
Texana Designs Stamp – Sm Happy Birthday

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Moxxie Kite Fold & Iris Fold Cards

Jimmye Sue and I have created a couple of sample cards for Scrapbook Haus in New Braunfels. We both took Tea Bag & Iris folding classes at Scrapbook Fever from Debbie V years ago. Jimmye Sue loves to do the iris folding and I love the tea bag folding. We can each do both, but each migrated to different styles of paper folding as favorites.

Here we used the same patterned papers and look at the difference in the cards!!! I love the sentiment stamp from Texana Designs.

Tea Bag Folding Card
Featuring Kite Fold
By Janet Bradshaw

3 sheets coordinating Moxxie papers
Dark Green Bazzill Glazed paper
Marvy Uchida Mega Square Lever punch*
Marvy Uncida Jumbo Lever punch*
MyMomenta Relaxed Bubbles & Bling
*Punches help make identical squares for a more uniform medallion

*** Coming Soon ***
Tea Bag Folding Class
at Scrapbook Haus, New Braunfels
October 3, 2009
We will make 3 cards using triangle folds.

Iris Folding Card
By Jimmye Sue Mitchell
and Janet Bradshaw

3 sheets coordinating Moxxie papers
White Cardstock
Gold Cardstock
Red Bazzill Glazed Cardstock

*** Coming Soon ***
Iris Folding Class
at Scrapbook Haus, New Braunfels
October 3, 2009

We will make 3 cards using same technique, different designs and papers.
Samples will be in the store soon.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Brithday Cards

Who does not have enough birthday cards on hand? I used the very same elements on each of these cards and just changed the paper and placement. They all look so different!

The "Happy Birthday" stamp and the dragonfly are the work of Texana Designs. I just love their stamps!

I think my favorite tea bag folding scrapbook paper is striped paper. I love the way the medallions come together with all the geometrical designs. Just remember when folding with stripes, you must make all of the valley folds the same or your medallions won't be symmetrical.

Have fun folding!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Class Time!

I'm off to teach a full class of 12 at Wendaful's in Temple. I am really exited and sure hope everyone has a great time.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Halloween's Not Far Around the Corner

I've been having some fun making tea bag folded bats and witches. The hardest part is deciding which I like best. Just call me "batty" if you must. I found the inspiration online at Paperfacets site. She does some wonderful work. Goggle her, you won't be disappointed!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

More Baby Cards

More of my creations from folding tiles at the hospital. I figured who doesn't need a baby card every now and then. I brought home the completed medallions and used my Design Studio and Cricut for matting.

What cha think?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Chatterbox & Metallic

Early Chatterbox paper is a great weight for teabag folding. I've been going through my stash and creating. I combined the old Chatterbox with the new midnight metallic paper and absolutely love it. I even had a few Chatterbox quotes for the inside of my cards.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Big Bang!

I had some paper left over from one of my Father's Day Cards. I ended up making 8 more cards out of three sheets of patterned paper and six or eight coordinating cardstock sheets. I just love fireworks and this great Reminisce paper in the Disney line thrilled me. Maybe not for the 4th of July but I think they might make great Happy New Year cards.

I used cardstock stickers and bling for accents. I used my Cricut and Design Studio to make custom mats for my medallions and wreaths.


Monday, June 22, 2009

More Stripes

Here are a few cards I pulled together. One you may recognize as as a Father's Day card. The other two were made from the left over materials. I love the way stripes work together!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Have a Great Day Guys!

This week I spent making special Father's Day Cards. I had lots of fun creating. I hope they guys enjoy them!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Upcoming Class at Wendaful Scrapbooks, Aug 1st

I've got another great tea bag folding class scheduled at Wendaful Scrapbooks in Temple on August 1st. That is a day filled with eight different Christmas card classes. You may choose four of the eight classes.

In the tea bag folding class we will make two cards that begin with the basic triangle fold. One will be a Christmas tree and the other will be a wreath. We will be using Cosmo Cricket paper and Bazzil's Dotted Swiss. I will also show you how to make a perfect bow.

The cards below will not be made in the class, but show samples of what you can make using the same folds just different sizes and placement. I hope to see you there.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Tea Bag Folding with Stripes

Note to self:

I can never remember which way to make the valley fold so that my medallion is symmetrical. When folding tea bag tiles with a stripe, make all eight valley folds with the strips going horizontally. This will allow the variation two to come together and match making a great visual impact. If you are cutting scrapbook paper you would want to try to get all of the stripes in the same cut. One way to do this is cut a strip 1 1/2" wide running with the stripe. Then cut your eight 1 1/2" squares from that strip. All will be identical. If you want bigger tiles, try to get the strip lined up on the same cutting edge, then cut eight tiles. Many times if they do not match up, I will alternate the folded tiles to keep some sort of symmetry in my medallion.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Kaleidoscope Creations

This idea came to me when I was thinking about the photo kaleidoscope scrapbook pages I made with photos years ago. I had to have the negatives printed in reverse for half of the pictures. Now that I've learned photoshop I thought "wow, what if..."

This is your basic kite fold medallion. The tiles were created with photoshop. I found images that I liked and resized them to tea bag tiles. I then flipped the image to get a reverse view. I chose a color with the color picker and created another tile with a gradient in the matching color. I found a link online at that allowed me to easily print the tea bag tiles in two different sizes. Then I printed them on a color laser printer. I had to make a trip to Kinkos to print the tiles, but I think it was worth it.

After folding the kite shapes I outlined the points with the Gelly Roll Stardust pens to give it just a little glimmer. Next I added bling and matted the medallion on the square cards. I'm not sure who will get these are for what occasion, but I will be ready!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Brights on Black

Here is another set that I started at the hospital. This is absolutely one of my favorites. I love the colors. I love everything about these. This one needs the inside mat with the white blank for the sentiment. I would be great for a recycling card. Now, just if I knew what paper I used. I got it at a LLS, but they don't have it any more. I'd make more if I could!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Set of Four

Over the past few months I spent lots of hours bedside at the hospital. I folded tea bag squares day and night. The pieces were easy to carry and the folded tiles I stashed in a box or drawer until I could assemble medallions and create cards. This is one set that I made four different variations from the basic triangle fold (some call it a waterbomb fold). I had purchased a paper pad with coordinating pattern paper that was light weight and easy to fold. I cut the tiles into two different sizes and developed four different medallions for four different cards. I just love the way they all turned out.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Five Sizes, Three Fold Variations

So many times I forget what size tile makes each medallion. Finally I decided to make a note to self and I thought I would share it with you here.

1” square tile = 1 ½” medallion
1 ¼” square tile = 2” medallion
1 ½” square tile = 2 ¼” medallion
1 ¾” square tile = 2 ½” medallion
2” square tile = 3” medallion

I have found so many great sites in the internet for tea bag folding and free tiles. For this example, I printed the same black & white tile on five different colored papers and in all five sizes available. This tile is available on Rosemarie's Tea-Bag Folding Website.

Below are my photo notes as to size tile and medallion. I used three different variations of the same fold. I love the different looks with how the medallions are assembled. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Share the Joy

Have you ever been so proud of a card that you've made or one that your've received that you want to share the joy? Why not make your next card to be recycled?

On the inside of this card, I added a mat that was cut just smaller than the actual card. I used my Corner Adorner punch from EK Success and then added a white mat. (Here you see my insert as the message, but in the actual card I sent this would be loose inside the card.) I would stamp and sign the white mat and slide it int the corners. I would include the "recycle instructions" in the card and give it to the first receipent. I envision the first reciever to enjoy the card a while, then take out the greeting, cut a new insert the same size, add a new greeting and then forward the card to the second receipent. This could go on as long as the card could withstand the joy of giving.

I think it makes for a great idea, but I have not tried it in reality yet. I will do so soon and we'll see how well it works. I would love to hear your ideas and thoughts. Please post a comment AND if you will e-mail your mailing address to me by July 12th, I will put your name in for a drawing on July 13th and you will receive one of my recycle cards.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Medallion Class

Wendaful Scrapbooks
417th N. 9th St.
Temple, TX 76501

Tea Bag Folding Card Sample
Featuring Triangle Folds
June 13th

I have had a blast preparing for this class. I've made so many different medallions that it is simply shameful. If you are in the area and didn't get to take the class, please check and see if there are still class kits available for purchase.

Wow!!! The class was great. I had a great bunch of ladies in the class and the cards looked wonderful. Thank you all for attending and happy "folding".

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St Patricks Day

Go ahead, ask me what I did Sunday night in front of the TV? Yup, I folded tea bag tiles. I'm afraid I'll be doing these in my sleep soon. I really do like the way they turned out. Every different paper results in such a completely different look. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the luck of the Irish!