10 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway and Cupid’s Sweetheart Café Tea Party in a Box Tutorial
Hello, Friends! This week I’m celebrating a major milestone with a 10 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway! On January 13, 2013, I took the plunge into blog land with my very first blog post. I knew absolutely nothing about blogging (except that I enjoyed reading blog posts from my favorite crafters). My tech skills were pretty much non-existent. But I had a strong desire to educate and inspire other crafters about the joys of working with paper. So I plunged in and have never looked back.
Ten years of blogging represents countless hours sitting in front of a screen tapping out posts, thousands of hours of behind the scenes editing photos, self-education, experimenting, picking up spilled buttons (and sequins and glitter, sadly!) and tens of thousands of hours of pure pleasure spent playing with paper. A few of you have been on this journey with me from the very beginning; some of you have only recently discovered Kathy by Design. To all of you, a great big thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking this wild ride with me. You are the best blog buddies out there, and I am thankful for the many meaningful online relationships forged because of this blog.
So, a giveaway seems to be in order. Actually…more than one giveaway…but all will be revealed as the week goes on! Let’s get down to business with today’s Make & Take Tuesday Tutorial, shall we?
Cupid’s Sweetheart Café Slimline Tea Party in a Box with Reneabouquets
Valentine’s Day is coming up hard and fast, and PhotoPlay paper has released a gorgeous collection to help us celebrate. The thing I love the most about Cupid’s Sweetheart Café (apart from the name) is the fact that this is so much more than just a Valentine’s Day collection. So today I’m going to show you how to create a non-Valentine project with these pretty papers!
Of course, you could use this 4″ x 8 1/2″ Tea Party in a Box Shaker card as a Valentine if you wanted to. But it also makes a lovely birthday, get well, or friendship card. I’ve dressed up the paper collection with some beautiful roses, ribbons and Reneabouquets paper pretties.
I think you’ll enjoy the simple construction of the card cover. I let the patterned papers, roses, chippies and shaker element do all the heavy lifting. The tutorial shows you how to create the cut-away slimline card base. I did not have time to do a tutorial for the inside of the card. But, you can learn how to create all kinds of pockets, including box pockets, in THIS Papercrafting 101 tutorial.
A Peek Inside
The inside of the card is so much fun with all the beautiful patterned papers. And how do you feel about pink with red? It’s not a color combo I use all the time, but it works here, I think.
This tea party in a box consists of a wrapped tea sachet, cookie treat, honey stick and a little sleeve of Dove chocolates. It’s the perfect way to send a little love!
10 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway and Tutorial on my YouTube Channel
You can find out what I’m giving away today and learn how to make this sweet Tea Party in a Box card over on my YouTube channel. To enter the giveaway you need to:
- Subscribe to my YouTube channel.
- Leave a comment on the YouTube channel, not here on the blog.
- Live in the Continental US (sorry that International shipping is so expensive.
- Watch and comment before 12 NOON EST on Friday, January 13th.
- Winner will be announced on my YouTube channel on Saturday, January 14th.
I hope you enjoy the video tutorial:
I will have another giveaway on my BLOG tomorrow, and a final giveaway that I will announce on Saturday on my YouTube channel! So lots of fun and celebration at Kathy by Design this week. Thanks for helping me party!
You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.