Saturday, March 16, 2013

Tea Dispenser Tutorial

I can't believe it has taken me this long to post the instructions for the Tea Dispenser (previously posted artwork here).  I wanted to wait until after my workshop.  This is the one we made at our workshop:

Here is the lid detail:

Papers:  Chantilly WOTG, including Twilight, Buttercup and White Daisy Cardstocks. Stamps:  C1496 Enjoy!
Ink:   Ruby Exclusive Inks
Embellishmentsz1807 Pink Glitter Gems; retired ribbon from Card WOTGs; z1780 Wrangler Assortment (pearl badge on lid colored w/ruby alcohol marker); z1786 Antique Gold Mini Medley Collection (white doily)
OtherArt Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for Enjoy label and border of folded flower

  1.  With a 6”x12” piece of cardstock, start by scoring 1” from the edge of the 12” side.  Then parallel to the 6” side, score at:  3-1/16”    5-3/4”     8-13/16”     11-1/2” (see below click on photo for details).
  1.  Above the 1” line, score in the second panel 3/4” above the 1” score line (see above).  Cut out the pieces that are X-ed so that your panel looks like the one shown below:

  1.  Score on all score lines illustrated by the dotted lines in the first picture.  Your cardstock should look like the one above.  Also make sure you cut out the tiny little piece on the bottom right of this picture (not shown cut out).

  1.  To create the lid for this, cut a 4-1/4” x 4-5/8”.  Score at 3/4” on each edge of the lid, trim as shown below:

  1. To create the decorative panels for this dispenser follow the measurements below:

Contrasting Matt Cardstock:  two (2-3/4 x 4-3/4"), one (2-3/8 x 4-3/4"), and one (2-3/8 x 4")

Floral B&T:   two (2-5/8 x 2-5/16"), one (2-1/4 x 2-5/16"), one (2-1/4 x 1-9/16"), and one (2-1/2 x 2-7/8") for lid

Pattern B&T (green):  two (2-5/8 x 2-5/16") and two (2-1/4 x 2-5/16")
Trim for lid edge:  two (1/2 x 2-1/2") and two (1/2 x 2-7/8")
Cardstock & Chipboard base:  3 x 3-3/8"

  1.  It is easiest to place the panels on the scored dispenser before it is put together.  After trimming out the dispenser, adhere the sides together.
  2.  Once the cardstock for the base is cut, adhere it to the chip board base and cut the chipboard.  Adhere the dispenser to the base.
  3. For the accordion flower on the lid, I used a 3/4” x 12” strip cut from left over cardstock.  Score every 1/4” inch and then accordion fold.  Join ends together to form a circle.
  4. I used a 12” ribbon to cover the line between the two B&T papers.  Then I added the rest of embellishments and greeting to the box. 
  5. For the lid, I created a fanfold yoyo-flower by using a strip 12” x 3/4“.  I scored the strip at every 1/4” and then fan-folded the flower.  I joined the ends together so that the so that the strip forms a circle.  When I joined the ends, I joined it so that one mountain fold covered the first mountain fold on the other end of the strip.  A great tutorial for fan-fold flowers can be found here:
  6. Fill your dispenser with Bigalow Tea or Stash Tea.  There are some brands that will not fit in your dispenser.  
(NOTE:  You can click on the little Print PDF button at the bottom of this article to print yourself a .pdf document of this tutorial).


Heather Stewart said...

This tea dispenser is incredible! WOW! You do such nice work! I am your newest follower. Great blog you have. Hope you will pop by mine as well. Cheers!

Julie Robinson said...

This is FABULOUS. thank you show much for sharing the project and the instructions!!!!!

beru said...

wow, you made a GREAT work... Thanks so much for your perfect tutorial... I am wonder, how you made this cool option with the PDF Print...(?) I LOVE it... I made today my own one... you can see it now on my blog... Feel free to visit me :) God bless you... Greetings from Switzerland

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