Summertime Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

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Lemon Craft Delicious Summertime Tea Party in a Box Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Would you like to join me for a  Delicious Summertime Tea Party in a Box Tutorial?  Welcome to Throwback Thursday! Let’s celebrate the promise of summer with Lemon Craft’s Delicious Collection. I’ve invited some lovely Reneabouquets and other crafty friends to the party, too. Imagine us sitting together under a shady tree, sipping strawberry tea poured from a polka dot tea cup.  The breeze is warm and gentle.  Birds are singing happy tunes.  Dandelions carpet the ground.  And we have all afternoon to sip, chat and relax.  Sounds like heaven to me!

Strawberry Season Inspiration

It’s strawberry season here in North Carolina, and that inspired me to dig out the bits and bobs of Lemon Craft’s Delicious paper collection.  This is a favorite, and it starred on the blog several times this past winter.  You can find those posts in the archives.   You will see that all of those projects took on more of a winter vibe.  So I wanted to bring this lovely collection into early summer.  And that’s how this Strawberry Season Tea Party in a Box idea came into being.

Working with Scraps

If you are like me, you save scraps from your favorite paper collections because you love them too much to toss them.  Today I hope to show you how to put those scraps to good use.  HEre are a few ideas that I used while making this 6″ x 6″ party in a box card.

  • First, fussy cut!  Sometimes a panel of paper is too small or awkwardly shaped to serve as a focal image.  But, if you fussy cut the image, it works beautifully as a focal.
  • Next, layer in some textiles!  My paper supply was limited, so I could not create my normal layers of designer paper.  But this Wide Floral Lace Panel created a gorgeous backdrop for the fussy cut image.
  • Think embellishments.  Do you have buttons, bows, embellishments and flowers in your stash sitting around gathering dust?  Why not dig them out and put them to work?  This is a great time to use them to add interest to a basic card design.
  • Finally, break out your stamps and dies!  I used a lovely sentiment stamp and tag die (linked below) to create another layer of texture and pattern to the card design.

A Peek Inside

One of the great things about a box pocket card is that you can use a “short” panel of designer paper behind the pocket.  And that’s exactly what I did here.  The panel on the top of the card comes from the inside cover of the paper collection.  All the white space on it lets it perform double duty as a place to write a greeting.

One of the things I love about making these box pocket cards is the opportunity to wrap the treats with scraps of designer paper.  Because our weather is definitely warming up, I did not want to put any chocolate in this card, for fear of melting it.  So I created a sweet magnet to tuck inside the pocket as a substitute.

We will make the magnet together in the video tutorial below.

Summertime Tea Party in a Box Tutorial Video on YouTube

I hope you’ll enjoy making this Throwback Thursday project with me.  Even if you don’t have this collection in your stash, there are a lot of good tips and ideas that you can use with products that you do have.

One last tip:  After I’d finished the tutorial, I remembered that I had one of these sweet little spoon embellishments in my stash.  First, fill the bowl of the spoon with a bit of Dries Clear Adhesive.  Then sprinkle in some Reneabouquets Pearl Glitter Glass (linked below) to resemble sugar.  It’s the perfect finishing touch!

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

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Thanks so much for stopping by!






11 thoughts on “Summertime Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

  1. Claire Gagne

    Yes, this sure is a Tea Party in a box! I love it Kathy. These days I get a little behind in watching my craft videos because I love to be outside whenever I can. Winters up here are pretty long. Hope all is getting better with Dale. Be safe & TYFS

  2. Sara Barker

    Well, you could just tip me over with a feather! This is the sweetest card, and I love, love, love that tiny spoonful of sugar! Bravo, this has got to be a new favorite from your talented hands! Thanks for the thought of wiling away an early summer afternoon! Sounds good to me! Big hugs!

  3. Susan Steele

    Oh my Kathy …just adore this Tea Party Box card! Luv the bits of lace with some gingham and buttons and bows and a gorgeous teapot and cup …plus all kinds of goodness inside! Who wouldn’t! Adore that little girl magnet too! Now … I’ll go catch that tutorial! What a great Throwback Thursday creation! Hugs, Suzy Q

  4. Priscilla Hughs

    Deliciously gorgeous! Speaks to my heart.., found myself talking to you…oh, don’t cover the ribbon… yes, the plaid for the box cover..ha.. the gir in the chair is sooo sweet! And I am sitting in my recliner in Wyoming enjoying this while 2 of my sons and my hubby are in NC! Thanks for s great design!

  5. Cheryl Wells

    Your pocket cards are always loaded with the good stuff – that makes the day special – beautiful!!

  6. soozyb2013

    I have been very fortunate here in Victoria BC and have been able to share tea or a cool bevy with my neighbour and dear friend. This is a long weekend coming up here in Canada and we all will be sticking close to home this year (like we do very year), too packed out in the woods for camping and trying to get a spot even is hard. So we will have tea and biscuits instead. Love this project.

  7. MaryH

    Wow Kathy, this is definitely a keeper and incredibly amazing! You know how much I love throwback Thursdays and this is why. That lace is precious and I wish I had a teapot and tea cup just like this set. A stunning tea party is just the ticket…now to have a cuppa and replay your video (wish I could vote twice for it).

  8. Lillian Lumachi

    Great pocket card! Love what you made…I enjoyed your video with my morning coffee…you have given me some ideas to use on my projects that had been sitting on my desk for awhile!

  9. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this box card is a pure delight! The lace effects around that pretty teapot and cup are just beautiful and the spoon with the sugar is a wonderful embellishment! The magnet is darling with that sweet girl enjoying her tea. What a great idea since we can’t do chocolate. LOL It would surely melt in Texas! Going now to watch the video. Thank you for sharing this lovely creation! I’m loving your “throwback” Thurdays. Hugs!

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