Summer House Card Folio with MME Gingham Gardens

My Mind's Eye Gingham Gardens Summer House Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Summer House Card Folio with My Mind’s Eye Gingham Gardens

Hello, Friends!  Won’t you join me for tea as I share this Summer House Card Folio?  Sometimes Mondays call for a little extra cuppa and a chat with a friend.   This little house in the country is the perfect place to pull up a lawn chair and greet the day.  There’s even a floral rainbow in the sky above.  

How to Brew a Summer House Tea Themed Card Folio

This 5″ x 7″ top fold card folio is made with My Mind’s Eye Gingham Gardens.  Here’s how it came together.

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base with a 1/2″ spine.
  • Next, stitch a 4″ x 6″ panel of MME patterned paper onto a slightly larger piece of duck canvas fabric.
  • Now stitch burlap trim to frame the 4 ” x 6″ panel.
  • Then cut a banner flag belly band that is 7″ x 3″.  Back with dimensionals and adhere to the center of the card.
  • Mat a 3″ x 4″ journal card on cardstock, back with dimensionals and adhere.
  • Now add flowers, ribbon and embellishments.  (The little tea cup clothespin is a gift from my daughter.)

The Envelope Pocket

Create a 4″ x 6″ envelope with designer paper and an envelope punch. Adhere the flap to the top of the card base to make a flip pocket. Wrap the blue cardstock  panel with ribbon before you adhere it to the card base.  This provides a handy ribbon closure for the envelope pocket.

This is sweet spot to tuck in a tea wallet and a little photo folio.

Another Pocket

If one pocket is good, surely two are better! Create a shallow pocket on the bottom half of the card to hold the vintage silver spoon, honey stick, and some ephemera bits.

I bought this vintage silver demitasse spoon in a large lot at an estate sale.  It’s a souvenir spoon from The New Amsterdam Hotel dated 1880.  I believe it is pure silver, and the details are so sweet.

Do you feel refreshed after sitting in the garden of my summer house with me?  I’m so glad you were able to stop by!  If you’d like to purchase this card/gift for a friend, you can find it in my ETSY shop.

Wishing you a joyful and creative day!




9 thoughts on “Summer House Card Folio with MME Gingham Gardens

  1. Isabel Gonzalez

    Such a pretty card! It does look inviting! I’ll have some coffee while you sip your tea. Lol! Thank you for sharing another joyous card, my friend! Hugs xo

  2. MaryH

    Yes, I would join you for tea. One thing I always wanted was a teahouse in a garden. Ah, Kathy, what lovely ribbon and I love the way you find a use for everything – like a pretty envelope to store a little surprise. That ribbon is dreamy and well all is just flawless. Yep, another master piece created.

  3. soozyb2013

    Love the flowers on the front Kathy, pretty colour. Those papers are lovely. Your talent never ceases to amazing me. Hugs from Victoria, BC

  4. Gena L Krannig

    Oh how I would love to sit in the garden of that summer house and have tea with you! What a sweet and “inviting” folio. I love the simplicity of it and the beautiful soft colors. The burlap border adds such a wonderful contrast to the soft and delicate flowers. And what gorgeous ribbon you used. It matches this collection so perfectly. The envelope pocket is wonderful is such a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!


    Such a cute card/folio, Kathy! I love the envelope attachment and the cup on the clothes pin – so, so cute!!!

  6. Vicki Kroll

    Oh so pretty and lots of surprises to uncover. Who wouldn’t love to receive this card???!!!

  7. Claire Gagne

    Love the card folio Kathy, Beautiful. I’ve got to learn on how to make it with the spine. Will be searching online. Love the blue color as well. Be safe & TYFS

  8. Sherry Somers

    Sitting in our garden is one of my favorite things. Listening to the birdies and sipping tea . Beautiful folio Kathy

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