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Tea Party in a Box Folio Part 2

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Mother’s Day Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial Part 2 with Reneabouquets & G45 Cottage Life

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for Part 2 of our Mother’s Day Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial?  I’ve been a busy bee in the studio getting the remainder of this project finished for you.  Some of you have contacted me already with ways that you plan to use this folio for upcoming special occasions.  That makes my heart so happy!  I love it when you share your memories and crafty adventures with me.

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Here’s our finished project, and I have to say, I love the way it turned out.  It’s perfectly vintage and beautifully feminine.  My mom loved her flower gardens, and this precious image makes me think of her.  Mom also loved all the wee birds, so I was thrilled to find this gorgeous Printed Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets in my stash.

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Butterflies?  Yup, mom loved those too, and  of course I had to use a pink one.  The ribbon closure and bow are also pink,  because Mom loved pink in all its various shades.

The Spine

Did you guess that I would created a dangle charm for the spine?  Well, you were 100% correct!  This  one features a golden bumblebee, flying swallow, text token, daisy, and a darling little bird nest.  You can learn how to add it to your folio in today’s video tutorial.

A Peek Inside


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If you missed the first part of this tutorial, you can find it HERE. Part 1 covers building the folio base, adding the liner papers, creating the slash pocket, box pocket,  and decorating the flap pages.

Today we’ll finish the folio.  First, we’ll finish the final flap page with a little pocket, a bookmark and a magnet.  Next, I’ll talk with you about how I “gift wrap” the goodies that fit in the box pocket.  Then, we will finish out the decoration on the slash pocket and talk about how easy it is to create a belly band.

Next on our crafty adventure, we’ll add the ribbon closure, create the spine, and the dangle charm.  And last, but not least, we’ll create the cover for the folio.

I hope you’ll join me as I share Part 2 of this Mother’s Day Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial over on my YouTube channel.

Mother’s Day kind of sneaked up on me this year, and I know we are cutting it close with this project.  But maybe you can lock yourself up in your studio this weekend and get this project ready in time.  I hope you have as much fun with it as I did.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!





May Banner of the Month Tutorial

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May Banner of the Month Tutorial with Reneabouquets and Graphic 45 Time to Flourish

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for our May Banner of the Month Tutorial?  May????  Already????  Sure enough, we will be turning the calendar page in just a couple of weeks.  I’m not trying to rush the year, but I do like to give you enough time to get each month’s banner made before the new month rolls around.

If you are new to this series, you can find the previous tutorials HERE. Once again, we will be working with Graphic 45’s Time to Flourish collection and paper pretties from Reneabouquets.

Dreamy Dragonflies

The theme for this month’s banner is dragonflies and May flowers.  Since the color palette of the May Time to Flourish papers is heavy on the purples, I decided to accent our banner with purple and white flowers, floral lace trim, and lots of pretty dragonflies.

Because I like variety, the banner this month uses a combination of small banner pieces placed between Graphic 45 Square Ivory Tags.  Each pennant features a springtime vignette.

Stitch your pennants between wide ribbon and pretty lace trim.  The square tags hang upside down which lets us hang a pretty dangle charm from the grommets.


Even though these die cut pennants are ATC sized, you can still create a lovely scene with border pieces, postage stamps, dragonflies and flowers.  And how much do we love this vintage lace?  Ooh la la!

The Shaker Frame

Create a strong focal image on the pennant in the center of the banner.  I chose to create a shaker frame using this lovely Reneabouquets Violet frame.  It’s the perfect color match for the paper collection, and so perfectly vintage.

Don’t be afraid to repeat a design on these smaller pennants.  Simply stagger the elements in a different direction to create a sense of symmetry.

I could not resist adding this sweet resin nest to the banner.  It’s a design that’s featured in the paper collection, and it works so well with our sweet Flower Fairy image.

From beginning to end, each pennant has something pretty to see.  What fun I had putting this one together for you!

May Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I built the layers and combined the various elements on this banner, then I hope you’ll enjoy this YouTube video tutorial.


You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial

Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial with Reneabouquets & Prima Plant Department

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday and I have a delightful Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial to share with you.  Last month, I created this Peter Cottontail Treat Tag using this same design template. Many of you requested that I create a tutorial so you could make these for your friends and family members.  With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I thought this might be a good time to honor that request.

Tree of Life in the Fairy Garden

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The base of this Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag is made with (2) Graphic 45 Square tags, papers from the Prima Plant Department paper collection and some gorgeous goodies from Reneabouquets.  This flower fairy is a great match for the paper collection, and I could not resist adding a splendid dragonfly to my Tree of Life ATC tag shaker frame.

  • First, paint the Tree of Life ATC tag with Gold Paint.
  • Next, cut a piece of acetate (clear cardstock) to fit the back side of the frame and glue in place with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Now, place 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the outside edge of the frame.
  • After you paint the edges of the ATC tag with gold paint, apply one of the rub on images to the surface.
  • Then fill the center of the tag with your shaker mix and press the Tree of Life Frame in place.
  • Adhere the dragonfly in one corner and the Flower Fairy in the other.
  • Paint a bit of Ivy Beautiful Board and a leaf with gold paint.  Scatter Prills to add a pop of color and texture to the ivy and the leaf.
  • Tie charms through the top of the shaker frame.
Fairy Garden Wind Chimes?

No fairy garden is complete without a little bit of charm, don’t you agree?  So I created this pretty dangle charm embellishment on the 1 1/2″ spine.  There’s a fancy key, feather, dragonfly, butterfly, and mushroom on it, and when it moves, it makes me think of wind chimes.

A Peek Inside

You will learn how to add this fun flip flap page inside the Fairy Garden.  It’s a quick and easy feature to make, but adds a great interactive element to the design.

Tea Party in a Tag

Here’s a peek at the tea party that’s tucked inside the box pocket.  I used the G45 Policy Envelope Die to cut a little pouch for my tea bag and chocolate.  An ivory ATC tag is dressed up with papers and die cuts from the collection.  Wrap packaged cookies with paper scraps to add a touch of class to the ensemble.  And of course, one must have a honey stick and a spoon!

Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial on YouTube

The tutorial I’ve prepared for you today will show you how to build the tag book base, the flap element and the box pocket.  If you’d like to follow along, please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.


I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friend!




Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2023 Blog Hop

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Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2023 Blog Hop


Hello Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2023 Blog Hop! You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  Mother’s Day is our theme for April, so I’ve dished up a deliciously feminine shaker card that’s loaded with flowers, butterflies, sequins and of course, Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Mom is the Best Ever!

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Coral Rose Mini Check Ribbon is the perfect complement for this 5×7 shaker card.  I’ve placed poufy bows tied with the 3/8″ width in opposite corners of the shaker element to help frame it.


Paper pretties from Reneabouquets also adorn this flirty, feminine card.

I love the way the Mini Check Coral Rose Ribbon picks up on the pink in our Flower Girl’s scarf and the pink gingham paper.

A Peek Inside

I’ve added a kinetic waterfall element inside the card.  Write a partial greeting on each panel.  As the tab is pulled, you can read the entire message.  So fun!

Of course, I added a pocket to the card.  Create a little gift envelope by scoring and folding a 6×8 paper panel.  Then tuck a tea bag, honey stick and wildflower packet inside.  It’s nice to give Mom something to enjoy now, and something to enjoy later, too!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you.  Be sure to finish up over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.  You can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month to be entered into the drawing for a $10 gift card at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I’ve added a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!




Easter Bonnet Shaker Easel Card

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Easter Bonnet Shaker Easel Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Easter Bonnet Shaker Easel Card is a trip down Memory Lane.  Remember when you had to wear an Easter Bonnet to church on Easter Sunday?  Mine always had an elastic string that went under the chin to keep it from falling off my head.  That string cut into your flesh, as did the stiff netting petticoat under the skirt of your Easter dress.  Oh, and remember the white patent leather shoes that pinched your toes?  About the only thing that didn’t pinch, itch or sting were the little cotton gloves we all wore on our hands. Only the promise of a chocolate Easter Bunny waiting for you at home kept you from squirming in the stiff wooden pews!  Can you relate?

Cardmaking Tips and Tricks

I’ve dressed this 6×6 card up with all the  colors of Easter!  It reminds me of a bag of jelly beans! Light Blue Chevron Stripe Ribbon ties everything together perfectly.

TIP #1: Use the colors in the plaid patterned paper as a guide for selecting ribbon, flowers and embellishments.  This way, you can use a lot of different colors, but everything works together as a whole.

TIP #2:  Repeat the color palette by adding Reneabouquets Small Evie’s Chicks Printed Beautiful Board to the card front.

TIP #3: Heat Emboss Medium Egg-Squisite Beautiful Board with a combination of Shabby Pink and Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel.  Place in the corners and on the stopper of the card.

TIP #4: Create the shaker frame by backing a heat embossed Medium Victorian Frame with acetate and foam tape.  Place your shaker mix on the Easter Egg Nest image from Photoplay’s Bunnies and Blooms, then press the frame in place.

Finish your decorating with a spray of Spring Parade Roses and Leaves and pretty Iridescent Metallic String Bows.  Now you’re ready for the Easter parade!

A Peek Inside

Create an inside pocket that doubles as the stopper for the easel mechanism.  You have just enough room to create a little tag pocket on the top, too.

Create an envelope, then fill it with a little spring note card and tea bag.  Tuck it into the pocket along with a honey stick, and now you’ve got a lovely gift that’s almost as much fun as an Easter basket!

I hope this sweet card prompted some memories of Easter celebrations from your past.  Did you have one of those elastic string  hats?  We’d all love to hear about it in the comment section below.

I’ve added a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!



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