Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tea Bag Thank You Notes

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Because I can’t seem to make things easy on myself and buy pre-made Thank You note cards… I went ahead with an idea I had to make “Tea Bag Thank You Note Cards” for the attendees of Ella’s birthday tea party.

They are really quite easy, all you need are:

  • 12x6 piece of decorative paper (per packet)
  • Pre-made template for tea bag packet
  • String (I used size 5 white DMC Cotton Perle)
  • Decorative Paper (size of your choice) for note
  • Small printed tags for tea bag tag
  • Stapler
  • Rubber cement, or other glue of choice

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It’s really quite easy to make your own template for the packet. The measurements are as shown below. And of course you can scale the dimensions to your liking.

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Once I drew out the template with a ruler and straight edge, I cut it out to use to trace on the back of the decorative paper.

Here I’m using the template just to show how to fold the packets. First fold the bottom rectangular flap up with decorative side of paper on the outside.

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Next fold in side flaps. Fold them back out and apply glue to their insides. Fold back down and set under a heavy book until glue sets.

When dry, you can fold down the top flap. I did not glue this after inserting the note, but that is up to you.

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Ella filled out a piece of paper with her thank-you to each child. Then I stapled a string to it. The other side of the string was then stapled to the tag which I printed up with a tea pot and “Thank-you” on it. Then I slipped her note into tea bag packets with the tag hanging out, for the cuteness factor.

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Some other examples…

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If this is your first time to my blog, you may want to take a look at the Tea Cup Invitations that I made for my daughter’s tea party.

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Erica said...

those are just adorable!

Lori said...

Those are very, very creative! Thanks for sharing. Stopped by from DIY day!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Those are so cute!!!

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

This is such a wonderful idea! I LOVE them! Your blog is just as lovely!

Christy "Thank You Cards" Murphy said...

This is ADORABLE and majorly creative. I would love to feature you and some of your great thank you ideas on my website My-Thank-You-Site.com . I'd gladly link to your websites in exchange. My site gets 8,000-10,000 visitors daily so it might help bring more traffic to your great ideas. You can contact me through my site if you're interested.

You are very talented!

Anne Briggs said...

These tea bag thank you notes are precious! It would be great to have a stack of these on hand to inspire prompt thank you note writing! Today, I wrote about the politics of thank you note writing on my blog which you might be interested in reading. http://www.beruly.com/?p=521

Anny said...

What a cute, personalized idea :D

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