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!
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
- Lemon Craft Delicious Collection
- Spellbinders Clear Stamp of the Month May 2021
- Tan Taffeta Ribbon
- Iridescent Metallic String
- Little Birdie Flowers (out of stock…but you can substitute from THESE)
- Buttons and trims from my stash