Button Girl Tea Party Box Tutorial

Button Girl Tea Party in a Box Tutorial Prima My Sweet Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Button Girl Tea Party Box Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  I’m a little late for my Throwback Thursday post, but I think when you see this Button Girl Tea Party Box Tutorial, you’ll forgive me.  The truth is, I thought I had written this post earlier in the week.  Oops!  Better late than never, right?

Reneabouquets Button Girl by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Our Button Girl is the star of the show for this Throwback Thursday.  I snagged this cutie from Reneabouquets a while back, but it took a while for this project to take shape in my mind.  Since I collect vintage buttons, I had the best time putting this project together for you! And I had the perfect paper collection in The Closet of Inspiration and Delight.  Prima My Sweet is filled with images of vintage button cards, scissors, spools of thread and all the rest.

So naturally, I had to find a way to incorporate all these themes on the card cover.

Look at this vintage sewing machine button.  It takes me right back to my childhood when I spent endless hours sitting beside my sweet Mom as she sewed like fury on her old machine.  There was something so homey about the hum and chunk, chunk, chunk sound of the needle chewing through fabric.  If I close my eyes, I can still smell the aroma of the heated metal of the machine mixed with sewing machine oil and the Ivory soap Mom washed up with.

A Peek Inside

I took this Party Box over the top by adding not one, but two little folios to the top half of the card.  (I’ll be incorporating this technique in my March Card Kit for The Button Farm Club.)

This lateral waterfall folio is so much fun to open with the pull tab on the right.

And because this card is 8 1/2″ x 4″, I had room for a little pull out folio on the left!

I do so love these vintage style papers and button cards!

 Tea Party Box Surprises

I tucked some extra goodies into this roomy box pocket.

Do you spy the vellum envelope filled with buttons and sequins?  And there’s a yard of seam binding wrapped around the thread journal card.  I’ve even tucked in a couple of my vintage pearl topped corsage pins for good measure.

Twin Sister

The first card was such fun to make, I decided to create a second.

Here’s  our adorable Button Girl perched on a posy and a vintage doily.  The spool flowers are a sweet embellishment that I made .

This sample picks up on the peach and green hues in the paper collection.  I don’t’ know about you, but I really love this color combination.

Enjoy the video tutorial below.  You will learn how to create the base from a piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock, finish the box pocket and see how all the parts work. We will also build the front of the first card together.

Do you spy the sweet vintage hanky that I tucked into this box?  It’s one of my hoarded treasures, but it was so perfect for this project that I just had to use it.

Button Girl Tea Party Box Tutorial on YouTube

Here’s the promised tutorial:

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.  Because this is Throwback Thursday, some items may be retired and no longer available.  When I can remember where I found an embellishment, i will link.  But if you saw my embellishment stash, you would understand why that is difficult for me to do.

Wishing you all a joyful and creative Thursday.  Dig into your stash and make something beautiful today!  You’ll be so glad you did!






10 thoughts on “Button Girl Tea Party Box Tutorial

  1. Renea Harrison

    Oh sweet Kathy, this is SEW beautiful and I just love all the goodies and theme!! You are amazing in your artistic detail and I love every square inch of this one!! Much love & Hugs ~ Renea

  2. Susan Steele

    Luv these 2 little girl sewing box folio cards …they are soooo adorable!!! Oh my …and you know how I luv anything to do with sewing!!! And just when I say, no more paper …here you go again …tempting me! But thank you, I’ve not seen this collection, but already in my cart! Lol! Luv every single detail of these cards Kathy! Luv the inside folio parts and the special goody treats! That vellum sequin bag …sweet! The sewing machine button, scissors, the button girl, the spools and the lace …all so vintage! Just Adorable! Thanks for another 2 amazing creations! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  3. Gena Krannig

    Oh Kathy, these box cards are an absolute delight! You may know, I love all things sewing themed. You have memories of sewing with your Mom and I have memories of sewing with my Grandmother. I spent many an hour with her teaching me to sew. You have incorporated so many beautiful embellishments, I could look at these all day! I do LOVE the sewing machine button. How darling is that?! Thank you for sharing these lovlies! Hugs!

  4. lynn legge

    awww kathy i love every thing you made….i love the colors …the little special touches you elegantly put together…such wonderful valentine wishes….love it and sending you love
    happy valentines day my friend
    hugs lynn

  5. Cathy

    Love this and it is beautiful like everything you make! I already purchased this Prima paper collection a few months ago too. I think the cover alone will make a cute little wall hanging for a sewing area. Thanks for sharing this beauty!

  6. Joni E

    Love all the details of this card! Your videos are so inspiring and thank you again for sharing your talent!!

  7. Claire Gagne

    Oh goodness, Kathy this is an amazing project. Love that you made it as a slimline. All kinds of stuff rolling around in my head for this one. We’ve begun our snow storm. Not looking forward to 18″ of that white stuff. YIKES! Be safe, be well & TYFS

  8. Isabel Gonzalez

    What a fabulous card, Kathy!! I love all of the layers, that cute little girl, the buttons and all of the other details!!! I also love that it’s a folio, wow!!! Hugs, sweet friend

  9. soozyb2013

    Love this box/card/folio. Jam packed with goodies and yumminess. You always amaze me with your details and it shows in your projects Kathy. Enjoy your Thursday from wet, dark Victoria, BC

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