Pink Autumn Thanksgiving Wreath Tea Party in a Box with Reneabouquets Beautiful Board
Hello, Friends! I know I said I was probably done making Autumn cards, but then I hatched the idea to make this Pink Autumn Thanksgiving Wreath Tea Party in a Box…and, how could I say no? This might be my favorite Autumn creation thus far, so I had to share it with you.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the entire year. I love that we set a whole day aside just to say “thank you” for all the blessings in our lives. (I have developed the habit of looking for the good and being grateful for it every day. Because of it, I’m a happier person.) But It’s good to have a day when we take inventory of all the GOOD thing that surround us, instead of always moaning about the bad things. Spending time with family is irreplaceable. Tables groaning under the weight of food that has been lovingly prepared is a GOOD thing! So I celebrate Thanksgiving in a big way. To me, this card captures the beauty and bounty of the holiday I love so much.
This Thanksgiving wreath in Reneabouquet’s shop caught my eye. The softer autumn hues are a perfect pairing for Prima’s Pink Autumn collection. The front cover of this beauty comes together very quickly, but looks as though hours were spent on it. That’s the beauty of printed Beautiful Board. All the heavy lifting has been done for you. Here’s how the cover came together.
First, join two 6″ x 11″ panels of chocolate brown cardstock together. Score from left to right at 6″ and again at 7″. Fold. Score again at 6″ and 7″. Then score one final time at 9 1/2″. This small flap will be the box pocket face. Trim away the excess paper.
Next, cut a 5 3/4″ square” panel of the pastel pumpkin foiled paper.
Then cut a 5 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ strip of the brown pumpkin patterned paper from the A4 pad. This is the belly band. This darker band of paper helps the soft colors of the wreath pop off the page.
Now trim around the edges of the 12×12 “Give Thanks” sentiment.
Place foam tabs or strips on the back of the wreath and position over the sentiment. Then center and adhere. Place foam on the turkey and adhere on the left hand side of the wreath.
Arrange Pink Autumn florals in the corners of the wreath. Add a Vanilla Shimmer Satin Bow and Metallic String to complete the composition.
Something about this card takes me right back to my Great-Grandmother’s house at Thanksgiving.
Tea Party in a Box
Here’s a peek at the Tea Party in a Box.
I used the vellum sheet from Pink Autumn to make a little 4″ x 5″ note card and treat envelope to go along with all the usual suspects.
This little ensemble makes a wonderful hostess gift. Since I’m the one who usually prepares and hosts the feast, perhaps I shall give this one to myself. Just kidding…you can actually find it in my Etsy shop.
Thanks for indulging me in my passion for fall this year. I’ll turn on the Christmas creations soon. I just hate rushing through my favorite season of the year. So this year I decided to celebrate fall with all of you. I hope you don’t mind.
Grateful Hearts Pumpkin Shaker Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! It’s Throwback Thursday, and I have a lovely Grateful Hearts Pumpkin Shaker Card Tutorial to share with you today. But first, a confession: I might have bent the Throwback Thursday rules just a little! You see, I have been wanting to play with my Prima Hello, Pink Autumn papers for weeks now. I have been imagining this card for quite some time, but have not had the time to make it. Until this week…but Throwback Thursday is supposed to use OLD collections. And this is a new fall release. Uh-oh!
I would say I am sorry I broke the rules, but I’m really not. Because this card was so rewarding to make, and I love the way it turned out. This tutorial is my very first attempt at making a card with an acetate cover. It was not nearly as difficult as I imagined, and I even managed to line up the acetate overlay with the patterned paper inside the card. Yay, me!
The Pumpkin Shaker Element
Look how cute this pumpkin shaker element turned out! This is a layered pumpkin from Reneabouquets. Here’s how to put yours together:
First, trace around the bottom layer of the pumpkin onto the patterned paper of your choice. Then trim out the pumpkin shape, ink the edges and adhere to the chipboard pumpkin.
Now heat emboss the top layer of the pumpkin. First I inked the surface with a little Gathered Twigs Distress Ink because I wanted to make sure that the embossing powder had a dark base, rather than a light one. This does seem to make a difference with the final hues of the powder.
Next, tap the inked surface with VersaMark and heat emboss with Ranger Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Let this cool. Then randomly tap with VersaMark and sprinkle with Emerald Creek Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing powder. This powder has to be heated until the copper fragments begin to melt and move around. Be patient!
Then trace the top onto clear acetate. Trim out and adhere to the back of the shape. Add 2 layers of 1/8″ foam strips.
Now place your sequin mix on the plaid paper and carefully line the top of the pumpkin up over the bottom. Press in place to seal.
Next, wrap copper wire around a thin paintbrush handle and attach to the top of the pumpkin. Tie a bow and add fall flowers from Reneabouquet’s shop.
To balance out the card design, I added flowers around the base of the pumpkin and the printed Beautiful Board swag at the bottom. You will see all of this done in the tutorial.
A Peek Inside
There actually is not an inside design on this card because of the acetate cover. So I created a little gift pocket on the back of the card.
A little tea, a little notecard…..
….and a little vintage silver plate demitasse spoon to stir in the honey stick.
Grateful Hearts Pumpkin Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to see this large (6 1/4″ x 8 1/4″) card come together, I hope you will enjoy watching this video tutorial on YouTube.
Did you enjoy these techniques? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.
Hello, Friends! I’m one of those folks that loves pumpkin everything, but I’m especially fond of this Pumpkin Butterfly Bouquet Card Folio. Copper and autumn and pumpkins and acorns and butterflies and fall flowers just belong together.
You know how a really good autumn stew combines a bunch of different ingredients to create the perfect bite? Well, I sort of used that same approach when putting this project together. The cover of this 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ folio features Copper and Cream plaid ribbon. It’s one of my favorites for fall because of the warmth it brings to a composition. It picks up all the lovely tawny hues the Blue Fern Bird Waltz paper that I used on this card.
The delicate swirled layer behind my floral pumpkin patch is created with Spellbinders Merry Filigree Card Making die. Cut from copper foiled cardstock, it lends elegance and subtle shine to the background.
The Pumpkin Patch
Reneabouquets swept me off my feet with this Autumn Beauty Pumpkin. Fall flowers around the base serve as an anchor. Pumpkin Spice Butterflies flit lazily in this end of season flower garden.
TIP: Brush acorns with copper metallic paint, then cozy them up to the copper and cream ribbon and burlap string bow cluster.
A Surprise Inside
One of the things I love the most about this time of year is fall baking. After a long, steamy summer, it’s really fun to take the chill off the house by baking some pumpkin goodies.
So I created a hidden recipe card pocket on the top of this card. Copper and cream plaid ribbon makes a pretty closure. Pumpkin bread is one of my favorite fall treats, so I tucked a recipe for it in the pocket, along with 2 blank recipe cards. This way the recipient can add their favorite fall recipes, too. And if you’re going to bake pumpkin bread, you really should have a cuppa! So a little packet of honey, a demitasse spoon, and a tea and chocolate wallet fill the box pocket on the bottom. Have you discovered yet how delicious chocolate is with pumpkin? You really should give it a try!
What’s your favorite fall baked good? I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.
Fireflies and Mason Jars: A Farewell to Summer with the Grandgirls and Reneabouquets
Hello, Dear Friends! Today is the last day of summer, so I’m saying goodbye with Fireflies and Mason Jars. Before we continue, I should let you know that this post is brought to you by the Grandgirls. They created the projects and took the photographs. How about that?
We spent a lovely summer afternoon playing with these darling Personalized Mason Jars from Reneabouquets. The sweet little kit comes with a nice sized beautiful board mason jar, firefly Printed Beautiful Board and a lovely array of flowers. Even the twine and the metal wire hanger comes in the kit!
Renea will laser cut any name or word that you wish to add to the kit. How special is that? The girls loved arranging their names and the sweet fireflies on the jars. They even made up a story to go along with their individual hangings. What is better than an hour spent talking, creating, laughing and imaging with the little people who make your heart so happy?
The craft was completely stress free, and almost completely mess free. If Nan (that’s ME!) had not opted to add some sequins and glitter glass to the festivities, we would have been completely mess free! But life is short, and girls of all ages love sparkly things. The small mess was really worth it.
Summer to Fall Poem
Several years back, I was inspired to write this little verse about the transition from summer to fall. I share it with my gentle readers as a tribute to the passing of the season.
by Kathy Clement
Gentle asters hug the wall
where Autumn’s sunlight
A purple crown…
a burst of splendor.
in sweet surrender.
I hope you had the chance to make some special summer memories, my friends!
Hello, Friends! Just popping in very quickly today with this Sweet as Honey Bee Themed card made with Really Reasonable Ribbon. Summer is in full swing, and the honeybees are working overtime in our gardens. How thankful I am for these industrious creatures. So today’s post is dedicated to our friends the bees who make sweet honey for us to enjoy.
Here’s a neat trick for using up little snips of ribbon. First, tie a loopy bow from Daffodil Satin. Then cut fishtail banners on the ends of small piece of Bold Yellow Plaid. Next, fold the ribbon in half and adhere it on top of the big bow. Tuck in some natural burlap string and a button to finish the bow cluster. Isn’t it pretty?
Add another pop of color with Little Birdie Wendy Boho Vibes flowers. Then spatter a little diluted Gathered Twigs Distress Ink over the card to lend that organic, botanical shabby chic finish we all love so much!
A Peek Inside
Turn your card into a gift by adding a little tea wallet and honey stick to the interior. I love it when a card doubles as a gift, don’t you?
I hope you are all enjoying some lazy days this summer. I’ve been busy as a bee in my studio, working on a big reveal that I’ll share here tomorrow. You won’t want to miss it!