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« on: January 13, 2007 06:17:52 AM »

I've had a box full of old tea cards that my aunt gave me for a long time. Many of them seem to be from the 60s, and I guess they used to come with tea bags. Well, I finally decided to do something with them

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2007 07:05:47 AM »

This is a neat way to use and display the cards! I wish cards like these still came with teas! I would certainly buy more tea! I might have to start saving my Celestial Seasonings tea boxes...in fact, I thinkI'll rescue  one from the recycling bin right now!

It looks like you sealed them in vinyl as panels and then stitched it all together, or something like that...
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2007 09:09:00 AM »

Thank you. There's actually one vinyl panel per side, but i had to sew around every card to keep them from slipping around inside the panel. It just about killed my sewing machine (although I did have to handsew the panels together).
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2007 07:22:12 AM »

Hmmmm...my sewing machine isn't an expensive model...and it seems to handle the beatings I give it pretty well! Maybe because I don't worry about breaking it!

I might try to send them through a laminator before I sew the panels together...since I'm using tea boxes, it won't be a big deal- no damaged vintage/antique goods!

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