Stamperia Garden Party in a Box Tutorial

Stamperia Garden Party in a Box Tutorial Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement for Throwback Thursday Photo 01

Stamperia Garden Party in a Box Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  This week’s Throwback Thursday project is a Stamperia Garden Party in a Box Tutorial.  After enjoying a short stroll last Sunday with my sweet husband (yes!  we are taking little walks!  Hooray!) I got this crazy idea in my head. Instead of taking a nap, I locked myself into the studio for a couple of hours so I could put the crazy idea to rest . Sometimes, you just have to give in to the voices in your head, right?

Now, y’all know I’ve made lots and lots of box pockets.  I’ve even made them on the outside of my cards before.  But this time, I wanted to create a box pocket from clear cardstock (acetate) so that it would look like a greenhouse window with a little potting bench inside.  See?  I told you it was a crazy idea.  But sometimes crazy works for me, so I go along with it.  Instead of figuring out what I was doing, I just turned on the camera and let it roll.  So this tutorial has a few fun twists and turns in it.  At the end of the day, I think you’ll find a lot of good inspiration and tips buried in it.

Paper Lollipop and Bookmark

Lollipops are sweet…and paper lollipops are sweet, too!  I’ll show you how to make one using a paper straw, scoring tool,  and a 12″ x 2″ strip of designer paper.  It’ s so easy, you’ll want to make stacks of these as embellishments for your cards.  We’ll also make a sweet stamped bookmark that I’ve embellished with beautiful lace from Reneabouquets.

Here’s a peek at all the treats tucked inside the clear pocket.  The chocolate is wrapped in the same bit of designer paper as the tea bag.

A Peek Inside

Learn how to use scraps, the paper cover from the collection, and magnets to make a neat flip page that’s actually a pocket.

Tuck this little note card inside the pocket as a sweet surprise.

There’s a little gift card wallet inside…or you can just tuck in a note.  Either way, it’s a fun addition to the card design.

Stamperia Garden Party in a Box Tutorial on YouTube

I hope you enjoy watching me create this “inside out” card in the video tutorial.  I promise you will laugh at my antics at least once!

You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.

If you’d like to leave a comment, just click on the “REPLIES” button found beneath the post title at the top of the page.

Now dig into your paper stash and make something beautiful!  Happy Throwback Thursday, y’all!




**NOTE: Throwback Thursday projects are often made with supplies that have been retired.  I will link to supplies whenever possible.  If there is no link, it means I was unable to locate the supply.  Thanks for understanding!

13 thoughts on “Stamperia Garden Party in a Box Tutorial

  1. 1sassy1Sandra Smith

    I really enjoyed the video and this card is absolutely fantastic. I love everything about it! It’s inspiring to watch your creative process so I love your videos. There is so much detail in this and I love the clear pocket you created. I’m sure I never would have thought to try this but I learned here and will use it in the future.

    I am a lover of information so when you shared that sweet spoon and read the name Palmer House, I knew I wanted to see what I could find about it. It turns out Palmer House is a historic hotel in Chicago. It was built in 1873 and was a pioneer in many engineering and architectural feats including fireproof buildings and the first elevator in Chicago which led to skyscrapers being built downtown. Potter Palmer gave a hotel as a wedding gift to his wife Bertha but it burned down 13:days later in the Chicago Fire. With the encouragement of his wife and a 1.7 million loan he rebuilt it and the Palmer Hotel opened in 1873. Oscar Wilde was among the patrons along with General Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Twain and others. Famous entertainers over the years included Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Louis Armstrong. During the 1893 World’s Fair, Bertha asked the chefs to create a dessert that was filling but small enough to fit in a boxed lunch and the “Brownie” was born! The original recipe included walnuts and an apricot glaze.

    Unfortunately, the COVID pandemic has caused the hotel to close and drop in value by 45% so its future is uncertain. The property may be lost to foreclosure but personally, I hope it reopens and becomes successful again. The pictures on the internet show how beautiful it is so I’d hate to see the hotel stay closed and I wouldn’t mind visiting it if I’m ever in Chicago again. Hope you enjoy a bit of history!

    Sandra Smith
    Queen Creek

  2. soozyb2013

    Amazing project Kathy, I am going to watch the video when I get back from my walk this morning. 😉 Love all the goodies you have packing into this one!! Beautiful papers, I do love Stamperia!!! Have a great Friday!

  3. Renea Harrison

    Some of my best ideas come when I am on my daily walks!! So glad you got out, enjoyed your walk with Dale and then took your inspiration in your craft room to create this divine, little work of art!! You are amazing!!

  4. Vanessa

    Kathi, Loved this design. So very much fun. Can’t wait to try it. Sending speedy recovery wishes to your family for your husband.
    Your tutorials got me through some tough times last year with covid and chemo treatment. Gave me so much to look forward to. Truely admire your work and talent.
    Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas!
    Vanessa R

  5. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this project is absolutely fantastic! Your “crazy” ideas are divine talent! There is no better combination than Kathy and Stamperia and this collection is one of my all time favorites. Love the lollipop and the lovely sentiment on it. And your greenhouse window is such a fab idea! The lace effects are just beautiful and always add a touch of elegance. Going now to watch the video! Thank you for sharing this gorgeous creation! Hugs!

  6. sandart999

    Hi, Kathy,
    I always enjoy watching your tutorials. I don’t think you even know how instructional it is to just watch you making decisions about what your doing and how you’re doing it…BECAUSE you always tell us why. I think working with acetate is kinda magical, whatever the project. This is
    really a crazy-good idea! I’ve made rosettes many times but never thought of putting a glob
    of hot glue on my non-stick sheet as a easy way to stabilize it…see, you have brilliant ideas!
    I’ll keep your hubby in my prayers, I am so glad to hear he is doing well. Love & blessings, Sandy

  7. Sherry

    Love this. Of course this paper is right up my ally but the rosette and bookmark-super cute! Loved the video- speedy recovery for the hubby.

  8. Claire Gagne

    Another beautiful card Kathy. I so appreciate all these gorgeous projects you make for us. You just seem to keep coming up with something different each and every time I look at your videos. Be safe & TYFS

  9. Susan Steele

    Oh my goodness! This is just as adorable as can be!!! Luv how you used up all those scrap pieces! And luv that acetate box pocket! …and especially with that gorgeous lace!!! Wow! Those Stamperia papers are just gorgeous! Your Garden Party in a Box is a real hit with me! Thanks for letting us watch your thought processing …its amazing! Also luv that beautiful bookmark and the Rosette …those are really growing on me! I gotta try one! Thanks for this beautiful Throwback Thursday creation! So grateful hubby’s doing good! Hugs, Suzy Q

  10. Cheryl Wells

    WOW Kathy!! If you are crazy, it’s crazy like a FOX!! This card is gorgeous – love everything about it – keep being YOU – it always works!!

    1. Trish

      Cute idea Kathy! I will try it. Glossy Accents glue works, but takes forever to dry. You are an inspiration for many of my crafts!

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