August 28, 2012

Teabag Folding Flowers


A set of wedding gift tags today featuring handmade flowers. They were created using the teabag folding technique pioneered by the Dutch. I combined two different folds to make these dimensional flowers. 


This flower require 16 squares of medium weight paper. If you start with 1.5"x1.5" squares, the completed flower will measure 3" in diameter. Ruby Rock-It's new vellum is great to use, as it's not as stiff as regular pattern paper, making it easy to fold. It's translucency shows off the petal layers beautifully.


Squash Fold Flower Tutorial :


Fold one petal following steps 1 to 6 noting that you need to squash fold in steps 5 and 6.
Repeat to make 8 petals in total and assemble per step 7.
Glue completed flower per step 8 on top of Kite Fold Flower.


Kite Fold Flower Tutorial :


Fold one petal following steps 1 to 4 noting that you need to flip-over in step 4.
Repeat to make 8 petals in total and assemble per step 5.
Glue completed flower per step 8 below Squash Fold Flower.


Linking up to these parties.

Ruby Rock-It Supplies : Bella! (Wedding Paper, Narrative Tag BWT53, Trim BWT11, Pearl Stickers BWP16), Fundamentals (Wedding Rub-Ons, Doily Vellum )

54 comments:

Jojorenee said...

Wow that's awesome, I want to give it a try though my patience level for following directions is LOW~

Mihaela said...

Awesome work, Sandy!!! Love the colors too!

teachdanz said...

these are gorgeous!! thanks for including the tutorial:-)
http://teachdanz.blogspot.com

jacirascrap said...

Sandy! oBRIGADA pela dobradura das flores! As suas são muito lindas !

Samantha Elliott said...

These tags are gorgeous and thanks for the tutorial. Haven't done t-bag folding for way too long!
xx

CuddlyBunny said...

Your tags are fantastic, and I can't wait to try your folded paper flowers!

Thank you for the simple to follow tutorial!

Pam said...

These are so beautiful! Thanks for reminding me about teabag folding. I haven't done it in forever. These are stunning.

Annette said...

wow these are amazing...

paperpapier said...

The tags are absolutely gorgeous, love the muted pastel with a tinge of vintage feel colour, really make the tags look so elegant and stunning!
Heaney xx

Natalёk said...

These are so beautiful!

Wendy L said...

These look great. I have done T bag folding but not your fisrt one so I will have a go at this one, thanks. xxx

Audrey Frelx said...

Sandy, I just love your teabag-fold flower tags, they're gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful tutorial!

Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeous!!! These are so pretty ....

Maria said...

I love these. I am definitely going to try making them. Thank you for sharing.

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Sandy those tags are so beautiful! Love the vellum effect...very cool. Great tutorial and as others think I will give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration.:)

chillin with Quillin said...

wow, these are gorgeous, love the pattern on the paper!!!!
Paula

Christie Bryant said...

These are GORGEOUS tags! I absolutely love our handmade flowers. Thank you so much for posting the tutorial, I will definitely be making some of these!

PetraB said...

Awesome tags, thank you for sharing the technique.

Liz Fourez said...

Found this project over at Clean and Scentsible... Absolutely BEAUTIFUL tags! Stunning! Pinning this to remember these folding techniques later! I think they would look beautiful attached to Christmas presents. And I love the vellum you used.

Jahitjahitan said...

brilliant and beautiful

Shoregirl said...

Absolutely Gorgeous flowers! Thanks for the great tutorials too -- pinning these for future reference!

Lori said...

Sandy, these are beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial - I need to try these!

Kristy LifenReflection said...

That is so neat, these would make great holiday ornaments too!

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

These are amazing. Such intricate detail! Fantastic!

Katie Drane said...

Gorgeous! You are incredibly talented. Thanks for sharing on Lil Luna link party!

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

Donna Huisinga said...

Lovely flowers. I saw it on Whatever You Want Wednesday. I will pin it. I love any paper-folding ideas. You are very talented.

Alecia @ ChickenScratch NY said...

These are beautiful! You must have incredible patience. Thanks for sharing

Sarah Evans said...

These are beautiful! You have such lovely paper for this project too.

Sarah
http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk

Mariel said...

So cool!! I would love for you to share this at my brand new link party, www.oneshetwoshe.com

Mel said...

I love these, so very pretty. I'm terrible at paper folding I wish I could create something so beautiful. Visiting from the sundae scoop :)

Wendy said...

These are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing! Blessings!

Mary said...

These are gorgeous! I'm going to try to make them! Thank you so much!

Paula said...

These are beautiful!! We'd love for you to link up at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/08/riverton-housewives-round-up-30.html

Paula said...

These are beautiful!! We'd love for you to link up at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/08/riverton-housewives-round-up-30.html

WTFab said...

Super cute, great idea!

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Melissa L said...

Oh these are just beautiful! And the tutorial is great too!

Melissa- a new fan!
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Lauren @ The Well Crafted Home said...

I really like these! They are really beautiful! I would love it if you linked this up at my link party this week! You can find it here:

http://thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.com/2012/09/well-crafted-wednesday-19-link-party.html

Holly Lefevre said...

so, so pretty!

creativejewishmom.com said...

These look amazing Sandy! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

Patty C. said...

Awesome!

http://sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com/ said...

Beautiful flowers and great tutorial. I hope you can take a moment to pop over to check out my (relatively new) blog, http://sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com I am a follower of your blog and would love you to give some blog love as a follower of mine! Happy Crafting!

Makeiteasycrafts.blogspot.com said...

I love these! So pretty!

Tracy - {CraftJunkieToo} said...

I love this project! I'd love it if you'd join me on my T.G.I.F. Linky Party that I host every Thursday evening - Sunday and I'd love to be added to your list. :)

http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/2012/09/tgif-linky-party-65.html

Hugs,
Tracy

Pepi said...

Beautiful ! Very nice!

Leah Crowe said...

wow, simply stunning folds and tags!

BEARKIS said...

Awesome work,I like the colours too!!!

Bobi Jensen said...

That is beautiful!

Bobi
http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

Kate Vickers said...

Awesome tags and tutorial! I'm pinning this one to save for later. :)

Nina Yang said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!

Betty Moore said...

Those are so cool

Wendy L said...

I love tea bag folding and the Squash one looks great, I will have to give this a try. Thanks, xxx

buglvr2010 said...

Beautiful! Your tags will be featured over at Paper Issues today.

Julie Mailys said...

c est une splendeur bravo biz jojo

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