|TWO SIMPLE TEABAG FOLDS|
For the Circle fold you begin (not surprisingly) with a circle. Fold it in half, then unfold. Using the line you've made in the paper as the base, fold up a little bit of each side as shown in Fig.1.
Turn the shape over, then fold both sides to the middle line. The little folds you made in step 1 will pop out to form "petals." (Fig.2).
Its a good idea to wait until you're happy with the end result before squashing the folds down firmly, as sometimes a little bit of adjustment is needed.
The second fold is easier. Just take a square. Again, fold it so that you have a middle line down the diagonal, then fold the edges to this line to make a kite shape. There are lots of different ways to use this basic shape with just a little modification, e.g. turning up the edges, opening one edge etc.
To make a motif from either of these folds its just a matter of placing them side by side and sticking them down. Again, its worth fiddling around with placement until you're totally happy (and/or use a folded circle or square base underneath as a guide) before you get out the glue or double sided tape.
If you find the middle of the motif isn't quite what you'd hoped, a large rhinestone, split pin or punched shape will cover quite a bit. (Its OK.....its a "design feature") Good Luck! I'm happy to help you with the folds (or show you some more) in the shop as long as you're happy to wait between customers!