I Tri and Craft

thoughts from a mother of boys, a marathoner, a triathlete, a crafter, a wife, and a scientist


A Tea-rific Gift Bag

My mom loves tea.

I mean she LOVES tea.  She drinks tea like I drink coffee.

I don’t get it, but then again, she doesn’t get why I drink coffee.

I had seen some Teacher Appreciation gifts that incorporate tea with a card stating “You are a Tea-rific Teacher”.  I thought how cute would it be to make a tea bag shaped gift bag with the same sentiment for my mom.


When making the graphics for the bag, I had the hardest time with the fonts.

I wanted something curvy and fancy.  But those fonts were just too thin and didn’t cut well with the paper.  Plus I had to use a font that could be connected together.


I also didn’t want “you are” to be larger than “mom” but I needed the words to be connected,  so I used a vintage tea-cup in between the words.


I added a string to tie the bag closed and made a tag in the same shape.  That way the whole thing looks just like a tea bag.


The execution of the cut file took a few tries, but I finally found fonts that worked, and still looked elegant.

Of course I couldn’t get this kind of cut with the use of my Silhouette Cameo.  I used two shades of card stock and a patterned scrapbook paper to give it a little more life.



Happy Crafting

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