A tea bag folding pattern designed for Valentine’s Day handmade greeting cards sold at the Farmer’s Market.
Photos and written tea bag folding instructions are included with card design idea. This pattern will be fabulous in any color you may want to use, so get out your paper collection and fold paper rosettes for card embellishments, scrapbooks, gift tags and decorating boxes.
For those of you who have not heard of tea bag folding get more information by exploring Paperfacets Website newly created and launched in January of 2015.
Vellum looks especially nice with this pattern. It is crisp and the folds stay sharp. You will need eight squares 2×2 inches.
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Finally the Assembly
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Card Design Using Your New Rosette
Fold the remaining corner of the heart to the back of the card and glue. Looks fabulous on white, as well. Using other weights of paper did not give as nice of a look. Vellum remained crisp and created shadows and depth. Two versions shown: this one with scallops cut on one side of the tile and above with the hearts.
When looking for red cardstock online the color comes in many hues. Deep bright red sounds encouraging. Also The word “cover” refers to thicker cardstock. #80 is my choice to use for the cards I cut and score. Free $35 purchase shipping.
Vellum paper I used here was not sheer or translucent. I bought it at Michael’s after Christmas on sale. Keep your eyes open when browsing all paper and craft stores.
Have you Made a Pattern to Share
As the years go by, origami enthusiasts start making their own patterns. I created this website so everyone can share and see new tea bag folding patterns when they are dreamed up. Give us the link to your new patterns in the comments at the the end of this tutorial. We would love to see them and share them here.
Update May 25, 2016