Fabulous Paper Folds FAQ
The Progression Samples (my little cheat sheets) can be found in the downloadable materials (in with all of the step-by-step project instructions) pages 21, 22 and 23.
My recommendation is the 1/8-inch Scor-tape brand. Depending on the paper you are using there is also a red liner tape called Terrifically Tacky tape that is very strong. Both of these tapes are available in roll form and are liner tapes, meaning double-sided tapes with a liner. Scor-tape has a white liner to be removed prior to adhering and the Terrifically Tacky tape has a red liner to be removed. Scor-tape is available through Annie's at AnniesCatalog.com.
The pattern for this card is an iris folding rubber stamp available at Stamp N Plus Scrap N. The contact info is listed in the Buyer's Guide on page 26 of the downloadable materials. The other option is to try using the 2 1/2-inch square pattern from the Tropical Delight card on page 10 of the downloadable materials. Don't be afraid to mix and match patterns with different windows or apertures.
I use a variety of adhesives in my paper crafting kit. It all depends on what I am trying to adhere. One of the liquid adhesives shown in the video is the Tombow Mono Aqua adhesive which has a dual point and the other was a Zig style of dual point glue pen. The Zig one has more of a sponge applicator. The key is just trying to match an appropriate adhesive to the job being completed. For tiny gems I often use the Tombow Mono Aqua, Sakura Glue pen or an Elmer's fine-tip style. Adhesive dots would also be an option for gems. Annie's does carry the Elmer's brand in a variety of styles. For assembly of the tea-bag medallions it is the Scor-tape that I use, which Annie's also carries.
With regards to the papers, for tea-bag folding especially, a lightweight (what the paper companies call text weight) paper provides the best results. Something similar in weight to a 20lb photocopy paper. That being said, there are some pearl or shimmer "text" weight papers (typically around 80lbs) that work beautifully, which have also been used in the class. Pearl "cover" stock is too heavy for this technique. Anything from gift wrapping paper, book print paper, chiyogami, origami and recycled security envelopes to text weight scrapbooking papers and fine stationary will work great for tea-bag folding. For iris folding, all of the ones listed above plus tissue paper work wonderfully.