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Would you like to include a little something with your card? One reader wants to include a tea bag with her greeting and is looking for a little bit of help on this topic.
Yvonne H. writes: "I am looking for instructions on how to make a card into which I could place a tea bag, like a cup shape or something that I could change to fit the different occasions."
What a thoughtful idea! My suggestion is to use one of the dies from Spellbinders™ or Papertrey Ink to die-cut the teacup shape. Then use stamps, embossing folders or even alcohol ink techniques to decorate the front of the teacup.
The use of different materials to decorate the die-cut teacup will allow you to totally customize the greeting to the occasion and the recipient. Adhere it around the outside edges only, using dimensional foam tape to raise it slightly from the card front. Then slip the tea bag between the card front and the teacup using a temporary adhesive dot.
Another option is to use a teacup rubber stamp such as the one available through Stampin' Up; then fussy-cut around the teacup. If you are looking for a totally dimensional card, check out the teacup ScoreBoards die from Sizzix.
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