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With the help of my friends, I co-ordinate "The Craft Group" which is a place for women to gather and do craft! We share a whole range of things, from craft to the small things that matter to us right up to understanding the whole meaning of life! I learn so much from everyone, I thought a blog would be the perfect way to record the memories! The "Plus..." is all about extra bits 'n pieces that I have found and would love to show you. Welcome to our Craft Group. Please feel free to say hi, leave a comment or become a follower! Enjoy!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Postage Stamp Folding

Cutting little pieces of paper and aiming to get them exactly the same size with exactly the same design is tricky. So why not let the Australian (or any) government do all the hard work for you?

Postage stamps are great for folding and making cards. Perfect size. Perfectly identical.
Here is one by Rita featuring an Australian tropical fish stamp.






This style of card decoration originates from origami. Then, from what I can gather, The Netherlands seems to be the place where the craft became huge using the outer cover of tea bags.

The funny thing is that even if you are using postage stamps, it is still called "Tea Bag Folding".

There are SO many different ways to fold and create. Just google search 'tea bag folding' and you will have plenty to be inspired by. 
In comparison to Rita's card, which I find really classy, many on the web look a bit gaudy, but it is a matter or personal taste and trends in different areas.

Here is a basic little website. It's not that flash but starts with teaching the most basic tea bag fold to get you started.

If anyone knows of a better website with instructions, please let me know in the comments. (Elly?)

2 comments:

  1. I do a lot of tea bag folding but I don't use the Internet for inspiration. I bought several tea bag folding books and have a lot of samples of different foldings. If you don't have teabags, then use wrapping paper or postage stamps. I am happy to share some folding techniques with people who like to try it.

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  2. Thanks Ell, you are always so generous in sharing your ideas and talents! Diana

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