I changed the dimensions that Kathryn used to make them unique for each recipient. The larger one (left) is for Oma (Steve's mom). I made it bigger just because I wanted her to see the patterned paper a bit more. When it was finished, I tied a buttery bow around it. The smaller one (right) is for Grandma Vi (my mom). I fastened hers shut with a belly band.
On the interior cover, I printed out a label from Word and cut it out with my Spellbinders dies
The inside pages hold various teas.
Since she has 10 grandchildren, I added an extra page from Kathryn's original design.
Grandma Vi's Book:
I made hers a little bit smaller, for no reason, except that I was running out of patterned paper. I added a scallop to the top of the teabag holders.
I actually did have enough leftover paper to make a matching Mother's Day card for each of the grandmas, so that was very exciting, because they coordinated nicely with the booklets.
Here's a peek at the inside of Grandma Vi's book, with the teabags removed:
Such a fun project!
Even funnier was that Pippin found the boxes of tea on my desk, and decided that she need some decaf Chai tea. Groan...she chewed up about 5 bags and scattered them all over the rug. How could she possibly smell tea that is sealed in a foil pouch? And more importantly, why would she even want to consider consuming it?