Berry Jam Tea Party in a Box Tutorial with Simple Stories Strawberry Fields
Hello, Friends! This Berry Fields Tea party in a Box Tutorial is a great way to greet strawberry season. Made with Simple Stories Berry Fields collection, it’s filled with old-fashioned goodness. Seriously, friends…this collection takes me right back to my Grammy’s kitchen!
My favorite element on this card is the cute little jam jar. Believe it or not, this is made from product packaging! Little Birdie uses these cute mason jar inserts for many of their small flowers. They are so adorable that I can’t bear to throw them away, so I’ve been saving them to use “one of these days.”
From Product Packaging to Jam Jar: The Process
Here’s how I converted this product packaging into our focal image on this card.
- First, carefully cut off the lid of the jar tag just above the top of the jar.
- Next, trace the jar base onto patterned paper. I used the large strawberry images from the 12×12 paper collection.
- Now, cut out the traced shape, fold it in half and trim about 1/8″ off the edges. Now the strawberry jam “filling” will fit inside the jar, but the “glass” will still be visible.
- Ink up the edges of the jar base with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Ink to give it that vintage jar look.
- Ink the jar lid with Faded Jeans Distress Ink, then spritz with Distress Oxide Speckled Egg Spray. This makes it look like an old zinc canning jar lid.
- Place foam adhesive on the back of the lid and adhere the jar and the lid to a scrap of heavy cardstock. This makes it nice and sturdy.
- Finally, spread a layer of Spectrum Noir Glossy Highlights over the jar surface and let dry. Place foam tape on the back of the embellishment and you’re ready to go!
Don’t Forget the Details!
You’ll see how I added some fun details to my card in the video tutorial below. These are simple steps, but they make a big visual impact.
A Peek Inside
One of the fun things about making a Tea Party in a Box is finding goodies to add to the box pocket. And, once the goodies are consumed, the box pocket can be used to store photos. The card is a great addition to kitchen décor, and can be pulled out seasonally.
This Tea Party in a Box has a package of flower seeds, a vintage demitasse spoon, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Tea Bag, Honey Stick, Biscoff Cookies and a note card tucked inside. I had a leftover rosette from one of my Patriotic projects, so I turned it into this cute rosette lollipop.
Berry Fields Tea Party in a Box Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to learn how to create the box card base and create the cover of this fun project, then I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial. I’ll also walk you through the Berry Fields paper collection so you can see how beautiful it is.
You can find a linked supply list below this post.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Simple Stories Simple Vintage Berry Fields
- Spectrum Noir Glossy Highlights
- 1/4″ Foam Adhesive
- Little Birdie Mason Jar Packaging
- Little Birdie Shabby Chic Paper Bouquet
- Peppermint Baker’s Twine
- Bold Check Red Plaid Ribbon
- Ivory Burlap String
- Bits and Bobs from my stash