Create Tea Notes with Tamiko

Today I decided to make something a little extra to go with my international pen pal letter.  She told me she drinks tea and I had the perfect idea.  I knew I knew I could use my handmade papers, a few templates and send something truly special.  This is something I am  putting in her small package from me.

Items needed to create this would include:
Any of the Arnold Grummer Papermill Kits
Skeleton Leaves
Card and Tag Template Collection

  • Gift Card and Envelope Template
  • Tags for Cards and Pages Template

shredded papers
dried roses
Michael Strong Rubber Stamp
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Wink of Stella Clear Brush
May Roads Purple twine
Helmar Super Tac Glue

First you take a handful of shredded papers and put then in the blender with 2-3 cups of water.  Blend to create pulp.  Add some dried roses. Blend some more again.  Before pouring pulp into the deckle, make sure that you sandwich the template needed between the deckle and the paper screen, before you add the support screen and velcro straps..  Follow the rules  for creating a single sheet, by dipping the deckle on an angle into the water basin before pouring the paper pulp.  After you have completed the process for creating paper, carefully remove the template from the paper screen and press the excess water out.  This process allows the fibers in the paper pulp to reattach themselves to each other and form the paper we are accustomed to seeing. Repeat this process again with the other template.  After both sets of templates are dry, they are ready for folding and decorating.

I slipped a few tea bags in the folded envelope.  I used it like a pocket.  Wrapped the purple twine to secure it.  Then attached one of the tags with Helmar Super Tac and my stamped and colored image of a cup and skeleton leaf.  I also did a quick note inside the card and adhered the same decor on the outer card..

Here's another close up..

I hope you have enjoyed my post.  Consider creating your own papers and when you do it.. Learn HOW with products from Arnold Grummer! Don't forget to use MAR20 to save 20% off your order for the rest of March.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week!


  1. Tamiko these are just amazing little treasures and a perfect little gift to include I'm your pe pal exchange!! The tag is just beautiful and perfectly sets off the lovely paper of the envelope. Nicely done!!!

  2. How about "a perfect little gift to include with your pen pal exchange"!! lol

  3. I.Love.these...eautifully.created

  4. Nice idea using the the template and LOVE the organic look to the project!

  5. This is so very elegant and beautiful. I love the leaves and the lovely bow the little teacups and then that paper is just wow.. You put it all together so well and I am sure your pen pal will adore this special little gift.

  6. LOVE This they are very elegant would be great in gift baskets. or send with a ATC or a RAK, or just to me. addess is:::: Have a great tea party bloggin.

  7. Greetings,
    Hmmmm....wonder why my other comment didn't post.......LOVE the project....will have to make some of these and will add some lea leaves to the slurry...
    Love and light,


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