Summer Sunflowers Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

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Summer Sunflowers Tea Party in a Box Tutorial with Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish

Hello, Friends!  For this week’s Throwback Thursday I have this Summer Sunflowers Tea Party in a Box Tutorial to share with you.  Last week we made our August Time to Flourish Banner with Graphic 45 Time to Flourish.  I had a few bits of the paper left over, and thought you might enjoy making another one of my “scrappy” cards.   It’s always fun to use up those last few bits and bobs of a favorite paper, right?

Rustic Sunflowers

Since the August papers feature sunflowers, I decided to make my own with my Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower stamps, dies and shaping mold.  Here’s the process that I followed to make them:

  • First, swipe Fossilized Amber, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey Distress ink across a non-stick craft sheet.
  • Next, spritz the ink with a mister bottle until small beads of color form.
  • Now, swipe, tap and pat both sides of an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft White Cardstock through the ink until both sides are covered.
  • If you have blank spots, fill in with Fossilized Amber ink applied with a blending tool.
  • Then dry both sides of the paper thoroughly with a heat gun, or leave to dry for several hours.
  • Stamp the Rustic Sunflowers onto the dried paper using Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide Ink.
  • Next, die cut using the Heartfelt Creations Matching Dies.
  • Then stamp the leaves on scraps of green cardstock and die cut.
  • Shape the flower petals and leaves with the Rustic Sunflower mold following the manufacturer’s directions.
  • Layer the sunflower petals together, staggering the leaves and securing with adhesive.
  • Then cup the center of each flower with a stylus.
  • Fill the flower center with hot glue and let it set up.  Then place a thin layer of Dries Clear Adhesive over the hot glue and sprinkle with Prills. (Espresso Yourself, Power Outage, Copper Penny and Gilt Trip.)
  • Spray the flower petals with mica spray to add a soft sheen.
A Peek Inside

I really had to get creative on the inside of this card, and even had to dip into my stash of July TTF papers.  But we made it work!

Create a sweet tea sachet/gift card wallet with the 4×4 image from the paper collection.  I also topped a blank piece of my cream cardstock with a sunflower to dress up a blank notecard.

Create a shadow border inside the tea wallet with Annette Green’s Lacy Borders dies from Elizabeth Craft.

Summer Sunflowers Tea Party in a Box Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how to create the Tea Party in a Box base an, cover art and inside design, please enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

That’s the very end of my August Time to Flourish papers.  But what a way to go!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for joining me!




5 thoughts on “Summer Sunflowers Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

  1. Helen

    A card filled with sunshine indeed. Yet another hint in the book of Kathy, as I think it a brilliant idea to fill the centre of the sunflowers with hot glue then later add the prills, it certainly makes the prills or even microbead stash last much longerl I am going to need a larger Kathy Hints book! Btw I have sent you images of The Sawmill folio to your hotmail address, they may end up in spam, can you let me know if they came through please?

  2. Gena Krannig

    What a gorgeous Tea Party in a Box, Kathy! I’ve often wanted to plant a sunflower garden. They just make me want to smile! I love the gingham ribbon you used, it matches so well with the flowers. And what a cute little bee embellishment you added! This has always been one of the prettiest G45 collections. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  3. Laura

    This is such a delightful and sunshiney card. The sunflowers you made are so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us.

  4. Joni E

    Thank you for this tutorial. I love everything about this card-the sunflowers are fantastic!

  5. Sandi Smith

    I absolutely love this Tea Party in a Box card! I am also sorry to see you come to an end of this paper because you have created wonderful projects with it. I love them all so I know I couldn’t choose a favorite. I also love how you made this from scraps and blended in papers from July in a way we would never have known if you hadn’t shown us. Your sunflowers were absolutely perfect for this. I have the Heartfelt Creations stamp (small) and continue to look for the dies, which I hope to find eventually. This card makes me smile and that is a good thing! Thank you for sharing it.

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