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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Here's a card that I made yesterday using a stamp set that I've never used before.  It's called Cute By The Inch and it's a hostess set.  I've had this set for quite a while but I've never used it because it just didn't appeal to me.  So I decided that it was time to step up and do something with it.  And I really like this cards.  It might be cuter in some other color but with it being so close to Valentine's Day the Real Red was just sitting there staring me in the face.  

And now I'm going to show you a cute tea bag caddy.  I got the idea from Andrea Walford's blog but I changed the instructions a little because I couldn't download the PDF for some reason.  I decided to fudge a little and do my own thing. 
 I started with a sheet of Old Olive that is 12" x 10".  On the 12" side score it at 2 7/8", 5 3/4", 8 5/8" and 11 1/2".  Turn the card stock 90 degrees and score the 10" side at 2 7/8".  Now you should have 4 equal parts with one narrow part at one edge.  It's just like doing a 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 box.  Cut up to the score line on the 10" side.  Cut off the narrow part at the score line.  See the picture.  Now you're going to cut off one of the flaps but cut it about 1/2" above the score line.  See the picture.  Now just assemble the box as normal.  I made a top to go on it.  The top is a piece of card stock 4" x 4".  The score it 1" from the edge on each side.  Then on two opposite sides cut up to the score line and assemble.  Then decorate it however you want.  I only had the one stamp that had a tea cup on it so that's the one that I used.  I had to cut the tea cup on the front using some punches.  I hope this isn't to confusing but like I said it's the same as a 2 4 6 8 box but different dimensions and one of the flaps cut off.  Just give it a try.  It's not really that hard.

1 comment:

  1. I love, love, love both of these Lynn!! I downloaded the directions for the tea box when Andrea sent out her newsletter and really want to make it also -- love your design! I think I have only used the Cute by the Inch a couple of times but really like the stamps (I bought this one). Love your card!