Well, today's post is for a special friend, Anne, that celebrates a birthday tomorrow! I wanted to share a project I made for her, but couldn't do it too early in the day JUST IN CASE she checks my blog:)
The first part of the project is the card and bag. Thanks to Ruth Bingle for this amazing bag idea...I LOVE IT and use it all the time! Seriously, you need one sheet of cardstock and a brown paper bag. I cut about 5 inches off the top of the bag and then attach a half sheet of cardstock to the front and back of the bag....voila.....a package!
And the card, was inspired by another friend, Diana Gibbs! I LOVED her swap from Founders and knew I had to share this idea for a special friend! Isn't it a GREAT card? Thank you Diana! Now the card is actually attached to the front of the bag with a clear envelope (I cut the top of the envelope off so the card just sits inside...fun, eh?)
One of the projects I made for Anne, is a tea holder. Anne LOVES her tea and I always tease her that when we travel she has her little plastic bag with tea bags and sweetners inside. So, when looking on Pinterest one day I saw this adorable idea! CLICK HERE for the tutorial on how to make this little tea wallet.
The finished folded size of this holder is 5 x 3.5 or so. Opened up, it's 5x7. I was amazed at how cute and quick this came together and I think Anne liked it:) I sure did and think I'll be making more! I used the Spice Cake fabric on this, just sewed together strips of fabric on the outside for a "quilted look". The rest of the instructions are on the link above and very easy to follow! Have fun with it! Now, there are four pockets inside, perfect for a few different tea bags and sweetners, but I thought a Roll up the Rim (for Tim Hortons' cups) and a gift card might be a little more fun:)
I hope you had a great day and I'll be back tomorrow!