I’m still traveling away from my pleasantly warm home on Hawai’i’s Big Island. I mention the weather because I’ve just arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the temperature is hovering around 100?. Yikes! I am so not used to this kind of heat. Besides that I’m not used to all the buildings and crowds that we’re experiencing as we arrive from Northern Minnesota.
While I was in Minnesota, we stayed at Harry’s family’s cabin on Big Bear Lake, which is about an hour northwest of Hibbing, Minnesota. We also visited the cabins of several long-time friends of the family, all lined up on the same side of the lake as ours. Besides that, I had the opportunity to go to Cook, Minnesota, and visit with some online Stampin’ Up! friends for lunch. In all of those situations, I like to have a little handmade gift to take with me. I usually take a card. But this year I wanted to take something more in the way of a souvenir of Hawai’i. As I looked at a section of Hawai’i treats at a local store, I found JUST what I wanted. Tea Bags with Hawaiian flavors!
I knew that, sometime in the past, I had prepared a tutorial for a Tea Bag Folder, and I was sure I could find it and make a bunch for gift-giving while on my trip. Yep, I found it – I had written it back in 2010, when I spent a year writing tutorials that fit on just one sheet of paper. There wasn’t quite as much detail in it as I like these days. Besides that, all of the papers and stamp sets I used back then are long gone from Stampin’ Up!’s supply lists. Nonetheless, I was able to use the measurements just as they were back then, and successfully made 8 folders, each with one of each tea bag in it.
This is the outside of the folder…
And the inside, with the two tea bags.
As you might imagine, everyone who received one of these had a smile on their faces when I gave it to them. That makes all the work I did on them – as I was busy getting ready for my trip! – worth every second.
I’ve updated the tutorial (2 pages now) with current products, and will be featuring it in one of my newsletters, later in August or early September. Just sign up to receive my newsletter over at the right and you’ll see the tutorial later this summer!
Meanwhile, have a great time stamping the rest of July!