Monday, January 2, 2012

Tea Bag Dispenser Project Details

Thanks for coming back today for some additional details on my 3-D project from the Stampin' Addicts Occasion Mini Blog Hop, the tea bag dispenser.

UPDATE 2/11/13: Do you love this Tea Bag Dispenser Box and would like to make it with the same ribbons and papers?  I now have a kit available for purchase.  The kit contains papers, ribbons, and embellishments, plus full instructions.  Please see this post for more information.

I started off by altering the instructions from this tutorial. Here are my adjustments:

Starting with 6 x 12" Lucky Limeade cardstock, score at 1" parallel to the long edge, score at 3-1/16, 5-3/4, 8-13/16, 11-1/2" parallel to the short edge.

Using your paper trimmer with a scoring blade, score 3/4" above the 1" score line in the SECOND SEGMENT ONLY (see photo). Cut out the 1-3/4 x 2-3/4" piece from the bottom of the second segment and 1/2 x 1" corner piece. Cut between the remaining 1" flaps.

To create the top, score 4-1/4 x 4-5/8" piece of Lucky Limeade cardstock at 3/4" on all sides. Cut and taper the corners as shown.

All other measurements:
Very Vanilla: 2 x (2-3/4 x 4-3/4"), 2-3/8 x 4-3/4", 2-3/8 x 4"
Calypso Coral DSP: 2 x (2-5/8 x 2-5/16"), 2x(2-1/4 x 2-5/16")
Floral DSP: 2 x (2-5/8 x 2-5/16"), 2-1/4 x 2-5/16", 2-1/4 x 1-9/16", 2-1/2 x 2-7/8" for lid
Peach Parfait DSP for lid edge: 2 x (1/2 x 2-1/2"), 2 x (1/2 x 2-7/8")
Chipboard base, covered with Lucky Limeade: 3 x 3-3/8"

For the embellishments on the top, I created an accordion flower out of a punched strip using the Lace Ribbon border punch, just like this post. I also using a running stitch on Victoria lace to create the lacy ribbon flower.

And the tea cup embellishments were created by stamping on shrink plastic with Poppy Parade ink, heating and then spraying with fixative.

Here's a closer look at the notecard.

Thanks for stopping by!

48 comments:

Katherine said...

I love this box with the removable top. Thanks for sharing your directions!

lisa808 said...

Thanks for the measurements.

Tanya Boser said...

Oh, thank you so much for the directions!! LOVE this thing so much. (I am a devoted tea drinker :) )

Aileen said...

Love your tea dispenser. Super idea and lovely decorated. x

Judy DiScipio said...

Absolutely Perfect! Thank you for sharing this with us. I can't wait to make one. :)

Heather Klump said...

Love this Girl! I saw something like this on Pintrest, and favorited it! So glad You put together a tutorial! It's JUST Gorgeous!! Well Done!

Yapha said...

So gorgeous!! Thanks for the tutorial and all of the measurements!!

Adriana Benitez said...

Thank you for sharing the notes and additional pictures. I hadn't noticed the little tea cups (shrink plastic) hanging off the side. What a sweet touch! TFS

Shelley Z said...

Love this project. Can't wait to give it a try now that I have the measurements. Thanks for sharing them.

Denise Willerton said...

love this!!! ~ thanks so much for sharing ~ I can't wait to create this for myself ~ enjoy your day and all the best in the new year!

Becky Green said...

This is SOOOO LOVELY!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for the tutorial! I'm a BIG Tea & ALL things tea, fan! :)

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous tutorial! Love this!!! TFS

Karli said...

Luuuv it! Great job & TFS :)

Jennifer Reynard said...

Just tried the box and I've done something wrong. I think I followed your instructions correctly, but the lid is bigger than the box. The opening for the tea is 2 1/16th of an inch correct! The box I made turned out rectangular. May have to try this again. Hm....
I just love your project and really want it to work!

Jennifer Reynard said...

OOps, just discovered what I did wrong, shall try 2 11/16ths and see if that works!

Paula said...

So many details to love on this. It is amazing! Thanks for sharing the details.

Carmen said...

I loved this project! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Moira said...

Thanks for the tuto, making this today with some of my downline in France.

Mickey Roberts said...

Oh my gosh, Heidi, the tea bag dispenser is awesome! I just love all the special details you added; especially the shrink plastic tea cups!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I will SO be CASE-ing this! - wendy

Becky Jensen said...

Your box is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing details. I will be using this for my Tea Shoppe party!

Anonymous said...

You are the best. Thanks for sharing your ideas for free! I have been searching for this tutorial all morning. Lisa

Carol Taggart said...

Thank you for the lovely project and the tutorial. I saw one in person that my friend Carol V. made from your tutorial, and now I'm going to make one for myself. Love it.

Dawn said...

Such a cool project you've made!

Alex said...

Thanks for the instructions, I can't wait to find time to make this!

Alex from England x

Sara Kovach said...

Neat idea, thanks for sharing the instructions.

Chris said...

Made 2 of these already. The 2nd time around is a snap!! Love this project. Thank you!!!

Milena said...

Oh my this is so pretty! I am going to try and make one... thank you for instructions!

Lynne Phelps said...

Wonderful project, so glad I saw it on SplitCoast! Thanks for the deets!

Wendie Waldman said...

What a great project. Thanks for generously sharing the instructions.

Boni said...

Wow, I just came across this! It is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing.

Boni said...

Wow, I just came across your blog and this tutorial. It is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing!

Pam Irwin said...

I am not a tea drinker, but I have friends who are and this is a perfect gift for them! Thanks now I will pick up that stamp set this week lol

Pam Irwin said...

I am not a tea drinker, but I have friends who are and this is a perfect gift for them! Thanks for sharing this!

Pam Irwin said...

I am not a tea drinker, but I have friends who are and this is a perfect gift for them! Thanks now I will pick up that stamp set this week lol

Norma said...

Heidi, this is just what I'm looking for. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Norma

Ellen said...

Fabulous tutorial! TFS

DolphinA said...

Fonderia, thank you for sharing!!!

DolphinA said...

Fonderia, thank you for sharing!!!

DolphinA said...

Sorry, this is my smartphone's "autocowreck", I meant WONDERFUL, not "fonderia"!

Beate said...

What a gorgeous box Heidi. Are you by any chance a Splitcoaststampers member? If so, would you be interested in writing a tutorial for that box for the resource section? Email me if you are and I will give you more information.
Hugs and smiles

Stampinlady said...

Thanks so much for an easy to follow tutorial! I made one using the spice cake DSP! Turned out FAB!!!

TOBEY said...

beautiful tea caddy box......thanks for the directions!!

elenamac said...

I love your box!!!
Hugs
elena in italy

Jen Evers said...

Hi there! I was sent here by Scrappinstampers on youtube. I love your tutorial. I have a question though, what kind/brand of tea fits in here? I made one for my mother in law, she's going to love it!! Thanks so much again :) xoxo Jen

Heidi Baks said...

To answer Jen's question, either Twinings or Bigalow individually-wrapped tea bags will work.

Renita Merkson said...

Your teabag dispenser is beautiful. I wanted to know where did you purchase your thick stack card stock and also your pattern paper from.

Thanks for sharing...

Heidi Baks said...

Renita, to answer your question about the Tea Bag Dispenser Box, the card stock and patterned paper come from Stampin' Up.