Mintay Nana’s Kitchen Friendship Tea Card



Mintay Nana’s Kitchen Friendship Tea Card with New Reneabouquets Goodies

Hello, Friends!  Would you like to join me for a cuppa as I share this Mintay Nana’s Kitchen Friendship Tea Card Tutorial with you?  It’s the sweetest little tea shop in town, thanks to some new paper pretties from Reneabouquets.  Oh, how I’d love to meet you in this darling tea shop for a cuppa and a chat!

Mintay papers are always gorgeous…but not always easy to use in a card.  So today’s Throwback Thursday tutorial will focus on how to create a dimensional scene that feels as though you could walk right into it.

The secret is choosing a background image cut from a corner of a 12×12 sheet of paper.  Then add layers of foam tape behind die cuts and chipboard images to create lots of depth and dimension.

Sweet Surprises Inside!

The inside of this card is as sweet as the outside.  I’m not sure what I like more: the beautiful flip page or the lace trimmed pocket.

First, I created a flip page using another corner of the same 12×12 paper.  Simply score a 1/2″ flap on the right hand side of your paper, then glue the flap behind the liner.  Add one of the darling tags from the paper collection to provide a bit of contrast.

Tea calls for a tasty treat to go with it, so I wrote out my favorite coffee cake recipe and tucked it behind one of the circle die cuts.  Then I computer journaled the Recipe for Friendship and adhered it behind the flap.  If you only put adhesive on 3 sides of the sentiment, it creates a spot where you can tuck in a sweet little tag that can be used as a bookmark.

Tasty Treat Pocket

Tuck a Vanilla Chai Teabag into an envelope, and dress it up with a bit of lace, a belly band and a bit of ephemera.  Wrap a chocolate treat in a scrap of designer paper and tuck it into the pocket.  And you can even use a small scrap to dress up the honey stick while you are at it.

Mintay Nana’s Kitchen Friendship Tea Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to join me for today’s crafty adventure, then please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.


Tea and Friendship are two the best things in life, don’t you agree?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friend!





7 thoughts on “Mintay Nana’s Kitchen Friendship Tea Card

  1. Helen

    My apologies Kathy, I am running rather late. Anything vintage floats my boat! Your inclusion of Renea highlights truly completes this project. Anything honey tastes sooo good. I remember my foster aunt, she had a coal range going 24 hours a day. Her baking was divine, truly full of flavour and nummyness all day long. The garden was dripping with fresh fruits of summer and autumn. Hence the larder was filled with jams, preseved (aka canned) fruits, honey, baking, tasty delights and there was always a cup of tea brewing on the range, and the old 78 records to play on the wind up gramophone (I was an infant youngster ya know), meanwhile I ate and gorged on aunts delicious food. Your folio reflects this. I really love the way you have used the tea towels as drapes, it is a brilliant idea!

    Thank you for your inspiration I am currently making a book all about sewing thanks to your designs, all be it my take, it is coming together using 2 completely different papers as the base.

    Being in town means we are busy, yet there is still time for art, happy happy me.

  2. Sandi Smith

    What a special card! I absolutely love it too. You managed to use the large scenes on the paper to create a feeling that you are looking inside a window. The inside is beautiful with the lace detail but my favorite part inside is your handwritten recipe for coffee cake. What a delightful idea! You are so creative and I thoroughly love every project you make.

  3. Renea Harrison

    Sigh!! You used the pieces I created with You & Me in mind so gorgeously!! I love when you do the tea theme. You are always so creative and make me feel like I am about to cozy up to a warm cuppa. Speaking of; one is calling my name right now.

  4. Isabel Gonzalez

    This is such a darling card, Kathy. Like you said, it looks like you could walk right in to this sweet scene. You had me smiling with this card! Love you, my sweet friend!

  5. Gena

    Kathy, I just love this paper collection. It’s becoming one of my favorites. The images take me back to my Grandmother’s kitchen where I spent many a day helping her cook. The inside pocket with the lacy border is so pretty and of course filled with sweet goodies! What a wonderful bonus to have your coffee cake recipe and how sweet is that friendship recipe? Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  6. Cheryl Wells

    I love this paper collection – you made a beautiful card with all the right trimmings – thank you, Friend for sharing!!!

  7. Joni E

    This card is so sweet! Love the dimensional scene and the addition of the recipes. A great gift to give someone as I am sure they would cherish it. Thank you for sharing.

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