I'm soooo happy to have my computer back that I created a photo tutorial today to celebrate! As always, this tutorial is FREE. I'm just happy to give back to the fantastic community of papercrafters. Please leave a comment if you appreciate all the free inspiration you find at Song of My Heart Stampers, and I'd be honored to help you out if you don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator. You can find everything I use in my tutorials (plus a whole lot more!) on my shopping website: www.lyssa.stampinup.net
Ready to make this adorable tea bag dispenser project today? Me too! All you'll need is a sheet of 12x11.5 inch cardstock, Sticky Strip or other strong adhesive, a 2.5 inch circle punch, and the Simply Scored board or other scoring tool.
Once you've completed the scoring, snip up to the fold from the bottom edge, and down to the fold from the top. Snip out and discard the extra corners of the flap (shown on the far left). You should have a half-inch flap and four main panels.
Now we're going to cut off the bottom flap from the third panel, as shown below.
There is JUST enough room to squeeze your 2.5 inch circle punch into that space created by removing the flap, and punch out a half circle. This will be the little slot from which your tea bags are dispensed.
We're almost done, but there is one more thing that must be completed before our box comes together. Because the dispenser is a rectangle and not a square, the flaps must be trimmed on two of the panels. So on panels 2 and 4, you will need to trim off a half inch, as shown above (bottom flaps) and below (top flaps shown).
Now you're ready to use Sticky Strip to close the long side flap and fold your box up. I used Sticky Strip on the bottomof my dispenser as well (shown below) but I used a little self-adhesive Velcro to fasten the top of my dispenser, so that it can easily be reloaded from the top.
There you go! Pretty quick and cute, eh? No complicated measurements, no patterns to trace--just the magic of scoring and Sticky Strip. If you have a project you'd like to see done as a photo tutorial here at Song of My Heart Stampers, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will take a looksee.