Saint Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box

Authentique Dublin Saint Patrick's Day Tea Party in a Box by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Saint. Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box with Authentique Dublin Collection

Hello, Friends!  Pull up a chair and join me for a Saint Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box!  Having an Irish heritage, I love this vibrant holiday!  Remember having to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so you don’t get pinched?  This Authentique Dublin box style folio sparkles with gold straight from the leprechauns’ vast hoard!  Let’s take a look at the details, shall we?

This box style folio measures 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and has a 1″ top fold spine.  You can learn how to create this style folio, and the box pocket on the inside by watching THIS video. The measurements are slightly different, but the process is the same.  Make the shaker element with an altered Tim Holtz vignette frame.  Learn how to do that in THIS video.  Here’s how I altered the frame:

  • Paint the frame with ivory chalk paint.
  • Tap with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, then spritz lightly with water.  Heat dry.
  • Now brush the frame with gold mica gel (link below the post.)

That’s all there is to it!

Saint Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box: The Pull Out Pages

The top half of the folio is a sweet little pull out mechanism.  Here’s how to make it:

  • First, cut one sheet of Spectrum Forest Green Cardstock into (2) 12″ x 5″ panels.
  • Next, line the 5″ side of one panel with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  Remove the liner, and carefully overlap the other Forest Green panel over the 1/2″ line of tape.  Keep everything nice and straight.
  • From the left, score at 4 1/4″.
  • Fold the score line, then score every 5″ all the way down the panel.  You’ll have 2 short flaps on each end.
  • Accordion fold so that both short pieces end up on the top of the pile, one under the other.
  • Place Scor-Tape on the back of the folio and wrap the folio with a long piece of ribbon.  Tie a bow to secure the pages.  Then center and adhere to the top of the card. Now all you have to do is decorate!

Create a little pocket for the front of the pull out mechanism.  I tucked in my favorite Irish Soda Bread recipe, which always makes an appearance for St. Patrick’s Day in our house!

Decorate the pages with 5 3/8″ panels of Dublin Cardstock.  To create the flap elements, mat images on either 3 3/4″ x 4″ panels of Spectrum Kelly Green Cardstock (horizontal flaps) or 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ panels for vertical flaps.  Don’t you love the images in this collection?

Saint Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box: Let’s Party!

This box pocket is filled to the brim with St. Patrick’s Day Treats!

TIP: Wrap your treats in scraps left from creating the folio elements.  Then decorate them with punch out elements from the Cardstock Components sheet.  I’ve added cookies, Irish Breakfast Tea, a honey pouch, a honey dipper, 2 chocolate mint Ghiradelli chocolates, a note card and a vintage silver plate spoon.  Just add hot water and a friend!

What are your favorite Saint. Patrick’s Day traditions?  We usually enjoy a shepherd’s pie with Irish soda bread a bit of Guinness on our supper table.  Music by the Irish Rovers is the perfect finishing touch!  I’d love to hear how you celebrate in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!





16 thoughts on “Saint Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box

  1. Isabel Borrero-Gonzalez

    Wow! It’s amazing how much you pack into your cards, Kathy! The front of this card is just stunning!! That banner gives it just the right “punch” and of course, all the other details make it come together so beautifully.

  2. Anita Houston

    I’ve been waiting for your St. Pat’s make to pin, and you did not disappoint! WOW…no one does tea party in a folio like you lady! Every detail beyond wonderful!!!

  3. soozyb2013

    Amazing project. It just is so cool matching up papers and have them, well, match up. ha ha Looks great Kathy!

  4. Glenda F Brooks

    This is absolutely stunning my friend! I love all the extras you incorporated! Well cone!

  5. Susan Steele

    Oh Wow!!! This St. Patrick’s card is a treat, upon treat, upon treat!!! Luv all your special treatment of this party in a box folio!!! Whoever receives this beauty is gonna luv all the extras! You might wanna turn that recipe card over and let us take a gander!!! Lol!!! Sounds yummy! Luv this creation inside and out! Thanks for sharing your talents with us! Hugs, Suzy Q

  6. Helen

    Oh my! What a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day design. You’ve inspired me to create something special in a short time…It’s sure to include a scone recipe among some other goodies. Thanks for this great idea. Hugs.

  7. Martie Rollin

    As beautiful as this project is, it that stunning ribbon that is drawing my eyes. The squares pattern is quite unique. Love that this ribbon seems to intensify all the rest of the greens. Very festive! Nicely designed floral displays on both sides of the shaker. LOVE the sentiment on the inside…”some work to do” gives us purpose. thanks for posting this project…and thanks for links to your easy to follow tutorials. Lovely paper collection…hard to choose a favorite designer sheet!

  8. Cheryl Wells

    That’s what I call a LOADED card!!! I LOVE all the details you put into this – just might have to try and copy your design – awesome job!!!

  9. MaryH.

    Love every thing about this design – and high praise from an Orange person (mother born in Liverpool but an Irish great grandfather too). Videos are great step-by-step tutorials. A reason to celebrate with Scotch Egg & soldiers for breakfast, Corned beef and mash lunch and ending with lamb for dinner – want to include all in celebration. Great job, Kathy!

  10. Priscilla Hughs

    Love this year’s Authentique’s collection and how you used it. Just gorgeous! I found their CloverCollection last year in our travels in a great store in Missouri last year.. just had to have it after that stunning shaker card you made last year..just sent off 12 cards using it. The company must love you! Looks like I’ll be looking for this collection too!

  11. Sue D

    Another great party in a box. I like all the treats you included and the recipe. Perfect papers too.

  12. Sherry Somers

    Those greens are beautiful! I love the frame shakers you do as well. Very pretty card. Lets have tea!!

  13. Gena L Krannig

    What a fantastic card Kathy! Oh how I love the greens! The frame and shaker elements with the lucky clovers in the background are so lovely. Authentique does it again with those wonderful images and perfectly matched papers. I love that cute little leprechaun. And you’ve added a delicious recipe to boot. How wonderful would it be to have a slice of that bread with a cup of “green” tea! Typically we have cabbage, mashed potatoes and corned beef on St. Patrick’s day. And of course we wear something green! Thank you for sharing this beautiful folio! Hugs!

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