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Heartfelt Creations March 2021 Alumni Hop

Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac Tea Time Tea Party in a Box Card by Kathy Clement

Heartfelt Creations March 2021 Alumni Hop: Lush Lilac Tea Time Party in a Box Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations March 2021 Alumni Hop!  The hop starts here and lasts until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, March 29th.  Today I have combined two of my favorite Heartfelt Creations springtime collections: Lush Lilac and Tea Time.  The end result is this Lush Lilac Tea Time Party in a Box Slimline Card.

Tea Time Under the Lilacs

Wouldn’t you just love to have tea out under the lilacs?  Here’s how this sweet card came together.

  • First, score an 8 1/2″ x 11 sheet of lilac cardstock on the long side at 4 1/4″, 4 3/4″, 9 1/2″ and 9 3/4″.  Fold to form a top fold card base with 1/2″ spines on the top and bottom.
  • Stamp, die cut, shape, ink and layer a whole bunch of lilac blossoms from the Lush Lilac collection.  Brush the petals with Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter.
  • Now add a bit of adhesive to the center of each lilac and fill with Minnie Pearls Prills.
  • Next, cut an 8 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ panel of gingham paper from the Tea Time Collection for the front of the card.
  • Then die cut the Eyelet Lace Frame from white cardstock.  Cut it in half from side to side, then overlap the edge on the gingham pattern so that it fits the card base.
  • Now die cut 3 tea pots, tea cups and tea bag from the Tea Time paper pad.  Back these with dimensionals and adhere along the front of the card.  Decorate with the prepared lilac blossoms.

A Peek Inside

Create a box pocket inside the card.  (You can watch this video to see how to do this.)

Gift wrap tea bags, chocolate, cookies, and a honey pouch to tuck into the box pocket.  Use your paper scraps from Lush Lilac and Tea Time to do this.  Create a tiny note card as well.  Then tuck in a demitasse spoon and honey dipper to complete the Tea Party in a Box.

On With the Hop!

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave some love behind in the form of a sweet comment.  Comment before 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, March 29th. One lucky comment will be randomly selected from a mystery blog to receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations!

The winner will be announced only on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, March 31st.  So be sure to check to see if you are the lucky winner!  The winner will have 72 hours to claim the prize by writing [email protected]. Be sure to write “Winner of the March 2021 Alumni Hop” in the Subject line of your email.

Now let’s get hopping!

♥ KATHY (You are HERE)   ♥ Amarilys   ♥ Candy Carole   ♥ Alissa   ♥ Vicki  LisaOksanaEmilyMonica

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.  And if you’d like to see other projects I’ve made with the Tea Time collection, please click HERE.  To see more projects made with the Lush Lilac Collection, please click HERE.

Enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Country Bunny Tea Party in a Box Card

Country Craft Creations Country Bunny Tea Party in a Box Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Country Bunny Tea Party in a Box Card

Hello, Friends!  I made this adorable Country Bunny Tea Party in a Box Card when I had a little “free time” play in the studio yesterday.  This is the collection I used  Country Bunny Box and the Flower Basket Easel Card last month.  It’s been quite a gloomy, chilly week here in North Carolina so I  needed to make a little sunshine in the studio.  Nothing chases away the blues like a little time spent with pretty papers, posies and glue!

Tea Party in a Box Card Country Craft Creations Country Bunny by Kathy Clement Photo 01

How much do we love this cheeky little bunny with her spring straw hat?  Fussy cut from a scrap of designer paper, she’s the perfect focal image on this 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ box style card.  (If you don’t know how to make a box pocket, you can learn how in THIS video tutorial.)

Building Layers

Y’all know how much I love layers.  Here are some of the steps I followed in building the layers on this card.

  • First, cut a 7 1/4″ x 12″ panel of beige cardstock for the card base.
  • Now place the long side on the rail of your scoring tool.  Score at 5 1/4″, 5 3/4″, and 11″.  Fold the scored lines to create the card base.
  • Next, score a 9 1/4″ x 3″ panel of cardstock on the long side at 1/2″ 1″, 8 1/4″ .  Build a box pocket following the video steps in the tutorial linked above.
  • Cut a 7 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ panel of sage green cardstock, a 7″ x 5″ panel of cream cardstock and a 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of kraft cardstock.  These will be the mat layers on the card front.
  • Now stitch a 6 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ panel of designer paper to the kraft cardstock panel. Center and adhere this panel over the cream and sage green cardstock and adhere to the card cover.
  • Fussy cut a large floral image from your scraps.  Then cut 2 banner flags from scraps.
  • Mat a 3″ x 3″ square of the leafy patterned paper over a slightly larger panel of sage cardstock.  Adhere the fussy cut flower and banner flags behind the left hand side and glue in place.
  • Now fussy cut a bunny and some butterflies.
  • Finally, adhere the bunny in the center of a large fabric flower and adhere to the 3″ x 3″ panel.

Finish up with ribbons, flowers and a button.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of the finished card.

Fussy cut the cute dress from patterned paper.  Add just a smidge of dimension by backing it with scraps of kraft cardstock.  This makes it stand out from the patterned background paper but does not interfere with the card’s ability to close.

Do you see the little pocket I added to the dress?  Cut this from a scrap of paper, then glue a fussy cut bunny to the back side.  Add foam dots or dimensionals to the back of the pocket and adhere to the skirt.  This might be my favorite feature on this entire card.  What can I say?  I love pockets?

The Tea Party in a Box

Here’s a peek at all the little treats I’ve tucked inside the box pocket.  A darling vintage silver plate demitasse spoon steals the show, in my opinion.  I also created a little 3″ x 4″ note card from scraps of cardstock and designer paper.

TIP:  Make the tea party feel extra special!  Gift wrap your cookie, honey pouch, chocolate and tea bag with scraps of designer paper.  It only takes a few extra minutes.  Plus it uses up small scraps in a creative way.

You can still purchase this adorable collection from Country Craft Creations.  Click HERE to find the 12×12 Bristol  paper pad and coordinating cardstock.

I hope you feel inspired to break out some of your papers, ribbons and trims and make something beautiful this Sunday afternoon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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