Raspberry Garden Teacup Party in a Box

Lemoncraft Raspberry Garden Sizzix Teacup Really Reasonable Ribbon Tea Party in a Box Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

LemonCraft Raspberry Garden Teacup Party in a Box for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This LemonCraft Raspberry Garden Teacup Party in a Box is filled with all kinds of summer delights!

Let’s remember summer! In my childhood Vermont summers, picking ripe, juicy raspberries was an event we looked forward to with great anticipation.  Raspberry canes grew wild in our meadows and along country roadsides.  Thick with brambles and sharp little thorns, we braved the risk of being stung by hornets or encountering the occasional snacking snake to plunk these edible jewels into our buckets. We probably put one in our mouths for every berry that landed in our buckets, if the truth be told!

Is there anything in the world sweeter or more intoxicating than a sun kissed raspberry picked straight from the vine?  It’s the taste of summer, and for me, these elegant berries will always take me back to lazy, leisurely childhood summers.  Those memories are the inspiration behind this project that features Coral Rose Checkerboard Satin Ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon June Ribbon Club Assortment.  Now we must leave off reminiscing, and talk about the project!

Raspberry Garden Teacup Tips

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Here are a few helpful tips for making the teacup portion of this Tea Party in a Box Card.

  • First, die cut two Sizzix Teacups and tags from medium weight white chipboard.
  • Next, die cut two layers from patterned paper.  Remember: place the pattern you want to use face down over the die.
  • Now, adhere the patterned paper to the front of each tea cup.  Choose contrasting papers so that one looks like the outside of the cup and the other looks like the inside.
  • Then, adhere the two layers together with two rows of foam tape.
  • Next, brush the outer edges of the teacup with Stamperia Gold Dew Drop Glamour Gel. Go easy…a little of this stuff goes a long way!
  • Now, fussy cut flowers, leaves, raspberries and the small envelope from the paper pad.
  • Then wrap the base of your easel card panel with Coral Rose Ribbon.
  • Next, tie Coral Rose bows and add Chrysanthemums and Roses from Really Reasonable Ribbon to decorate the teacup.
A Peek Inside

If you are like me, you have a few tea themed stamps and dies in your stash!  Dig them out and use them to add sentiments and designer touches to your card interior.

Use your scraps to “gift wrap” a cookie treat.  Then create a simple bookmark with a bit of paper, machine stitching, ribbon and tea bag charm.  Hide other treats inside a little gift wallet, also made from scraps.

What goes perfectly with tea?  Why, chocolate, of course!

What takes you back to your childhood summers?  Did you pick berries?  Were there long bike rides?  (How did we ever survive without helmets, knee pads and all the rest of the gear kids wear now?) Did you lay on your back and look at the clouds?  Tell me about your favorite summertime memories in the comment section below.  I love to hear your stories!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.  And if you’re interested, this card is listed in my Etsy shop, too.

Thanks for stopping by!




13 thoughts on “Raspberry Garden Teacup Party in a Box

  1. Isabel Borrero Gonzalez

    Beautiful card, Kathy! It’s just dripping with flowers, and I love it!!! I love the tag that you made with the cup as well! Thank you sweet friend for sharing your beautiful talent with us. Blessings and hugs. xoxo

  2. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what a luscious box card! Oh yes the raspberries are such a delight. Down here in Texas we have wild blackberries. When I was young, my Grandmother and I would walk along the pasture fence lines and fill several buckets. I would eat them with cream and sugar for breakfast and she would make cobblers. This tea party box is so breathtaking with the soft pretty colors and the teacup motif. How about a tea party with raspberry scones and whipped cream? Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  3. Priscilla Hughs

    Oh, what a trip down memory lane! My grandparents grew both blackberries and red rasberries. They were my favorite so Grandpa always referred them as Priscilla’s bushes in the garden. Still love them, brought some home from the grocery store this morning. I love porcelain china, and the dainty cups. This card spoke to many of us. Just full of wonderful ideas. Thank you!

  4. Sandra Smith

    This is so beautiful! I remember going blackberry picking with my Grandma while on vacation. We had a wonderful time and I had my Grandma all to myself. That didn’t happen often because there were lots of family around. The downside to our adventure is no one warned me about chiggers and I was covered in them and spent the night in misery, itching like crazy! The blackberry cobbler we made was wonderful though!

  5. Susan Steele

    This is a gorgeous “Tea” card Kathy! My goodness that teacup looks like real china! Luv the gold edging just like real china! Just gorgeous and the inside of this easel card is just gorgeous too! My grandmother who would of been in her 70′ s at the tjme and her girlfriend would climb a fence with their buckets and go pick blackberries and would usually get chiggers too …but boy oh boy …she could make the best blackberry jelly and blackberry cobbler too!!! Yum! We weren’t allowed to go …we were too young! But we still got to reap the rewards! Lol! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Suzy Q

  6. Martie Rollin

    Oh, my! This easel card/box is beautiful!! LOVE all the flowers tucked into the teacup. Your floral clusters are perfect on this card…love the dimension! Such a sweet bookmark…I really must make a few of these to coordinate with a series of cards I’m pulling together. As for the joy of summer raspberries…my grandparents had a thick, long row of raspberry bushes (carefully planted to get the best summer sun) at their summer cottage in Wisconsin. All grandkids loved picking the sweet, sun warmed berries. Here in the Pacific NW, it’s thorny, sweet blackberries that grow wild in fields, beside country roads, etc. In the heat of August, we don multiple layers of sweatshirts, jeans, etc and we still get all scratched up! Those warm berries seem so much sweeter than refrigerated berries…how does that happen?!?

  7. Sieglinde Nix

    I believe I love this card the best of all of the cards you’ve made! It’s not a card it’s a gift to be treasured forever! I wish I could create one of your cards, but I am satisfied seeing the beautiful things you make.

  8. Ann Heatherton

    Oh Kathy, you lived such a charmed childhood in Vermont. I wonder if you know how fortunate you were. My summer experiences pale in comparison to yours. No bushes in National City, California to pluck berries from. Lots of hot concrete and often no sugar for the last packet of lemon Kool-Aid. If you found a dime on the sidewalk, you could walk the dirt trail to DeRueter’s Dairy and buy a fudgesicle. I absolutely adore the teacup card. It really speaks to me. I think I would select paper with tiny, crowded flowers to emulate English Chintzware (I have quite a collection of that pottery). Why do you place the patterned paper face down when die cutting? I just completed an Old Age junk journal for my dad (he passed away Wednesday and never saw it). I am looking for my next project and this one is inviting. Thanks for sharing. Ann

    1. Martie Rollin

      Ann…One of Kathy’s subscribers here. Sorry for the loss of your Dad. You could use that journal to write memories of his life. In the meantime, paper crafting is a wonderful distraction. Martie

      1. Susan Steele

        Martie, perfect idea for Ann’s junk journal!
        Ann, So sorry …condolences to you for your loss. I lost my dad too, a few months ago and Martie’s idea for your junk journal sounds wonderful and so appropriate. And yes …paper crafting is a great distraction. Hugs, Suzy Q

  9. Cheryl Wells

    Simply stunning, my friend!!! I love all the pinks in this Party in a Box – gorgeous work and thank you for sharing !!!!!

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