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

10 thoughts on “Country Bunny Tea Party in a Box Card

  1. Claire Gagne

    This is such an adorable card Kathy! That bunny is so cute & I love the one in the pocket!! That paper is gorgeous. Your buttons & bows are also the cutest. Your talent is just out of this world. Be safe & TYFS

  2. Jess Eiss

    I shared this post in Sherri’s group, so they could see your project with her the paper designs. That bunny is just too darn adorable. Love your insides too!

  3. Martie Rollin

    The colors of this collection are so unconventional for, both, spring or Easter…but that, to me, it what makes this paper collection so unique. The box pocket is such a wonderful, and useful, element. Well done!

  4. MaryH

    You are a wonder my friend the way you gather those bits and bobs; put them in that magic mind of yours; and voilà you have a gorgeous creation. This is a reminder of my rabbit (aka Thumper) and our good times together. You have managed to take my mind back in time again and put smiles on my face. Thanks!

  5. soozyb2013

    Enjoyed having my coffee with you this morning. It is nice to see this card while it’s so gray outside and rainy. Cheery flowers and the bunny made my morning a bit brighter. Thanks Kathy. Have a lovely Sunday.

  6. Orla Carey

    Love everything about this Kathy but especially the cute pocket. Just got my Country Bunny paper (and Forever Ireland and Bee paper!!!) from Country Craft Creations so guess I know what I’ll be doing today. Thanks for the fab inspiration and directions. Be well.

  7. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this is one the sweetest cards ever! When I was young I had a pet bunny and ever since I’ve just loved bunny rabbits. The ones in this collection are so adorable as are the other images of the little dress and butterflies. The color palette is so warm and soft. Wouldn’t this make a darling Easter gift? Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs!

  8. Dana Roepke

    Love it! Just received my collection – now to find time to play. You weren’t kidding about the feel of this paper, simply amazing. ❤️

  9. Susan Steele

    Adorable Kathy!!! That is the cutest little country bunny on the cover! .And that little cutout dress on the inside with that little extra pocket with bunny …just adorable too!!! Always luv how you decorate all your little treats …that’s the little Kathy extras that are sure to please anyone! Thanks for sharing your Country Bunny Box card and for all the inspirations this morning! Hugs, Suzy Q

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