Sewing: Friendship Tea Card

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Crafty is being craf-tea.

Don’t let the world of computers and the internet take away the pleasure of receiving a hand written note or card. Don’t get me wrong, virtual cards are lovely and always arrive in our inboxes on time. But don’t you just love getting a card, whether hand made or purchased, in your mailbox.  Here is another little idea for sending a cup of friendship tea on a birthday or special day.

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Start with a piece of card stock. The colour choice is yours.

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Cut it 21.5 cm long by 10 cm high.  About 3.5 cm in from one end score a line and fold.  Scoring makes the fold a lot crisper.  This will fold to make a little pocket.  Then about 9 cm in from the other end score another line.  This will be the center of the card.

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When folded it will look like this.  I then debated with myself how to keep the little fold down.  I decided a staple would be to tacky! and glue just might come undone!  So I opted for the sewing machine and a fancy stitch.  Sewing on card stock is really no different than sewing on material.

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I just started at one corner and sewed along the edges and the little pocket was created.  It was just big enough to tuck in a packet of tea.

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I printed up a friendship tea poem and trimmed it with my pinking shears.  It looked a bit bare on the cover by itself so it was off to find a bit of material, which got pinked around the edges and then glued onto the card.  The poem was then glued onto the material.  Now it is ready to tuck into an envelope along with a card.  These are also cute items for craft sales.

Some tea sayings:

  • Once the package of friendship has been opened, it can never be closed. It is a constant book always written, and enjoyed. … unknown source
  • Women are like teabags.  They don’t know their strength until they are in hot water … Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book … Bill Watterson
  • Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary … Chinese Proverb
  • Tea is the magic key to the vault where my brain is kept …Frances Hardinge
  • Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things. … unknown source
  • But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea. – Jane Austen
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9 Responses

  1. Margy

    I’ve been thinking about writing to a friend, a real letter (note) like you are suggesting. Thanks for the nudge. I’ll do it today and get it in the mail. It just might make it to Powell River before we return a week from now. Cross-border mail can be like that, a week to travel 200 klicks. – Margy

  2. Myrtle

    That is a very nice idea Linda, just might see if I could do something like this.

  3. Teresa

    This is a great idea! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  4. Chas Greener

    Love this card so creative and who wouldn’t love getting some tea! Thanks for sharing with To Grandma’s House We Go I’ll be featuring you at the next one!

  5. Country Gal

    I still enjoy getting things like this in snail mail , makes me smile , I like going down with my Misty to the mail box even if I don’t get anything but when I do its a treat to know that someone was kind enough to take the time and effort to do it as well as post it to me , things like this and the feel good feeling one gets from it can never be replaced by email . Happy Thanksgiving weekend this weekend to you and your family .

  6. Julie

    A dear friend gave me a card a little bit like this once, it’s such a thoughtful thing.
    I love the ‘women are like teabags’ quote, I have it on a fridge magnet! My mother in law gave it to me – bless her!

  7. Michelle

    What a lovely card and sentiment! Thanks for linking up to Creative Compulsions!

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