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Cozy Days Tea Party in a Box Folio

Simply Stories Cozy Days Tea Party in a Box Folio-RRR-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design-Photo 01

Simple Stories Cozy Days Tea Party in a Box Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This Simple Stories Cozy Days Tea Party in a Box Folio is all dressed up with ribbon, trims and fall flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Chipmunk Delicate Stitched Satin and Pink & Brown Twist Seam Binding Ribbon  pair well with Mixed Earth Tone Chrysanthemums and this cute paper collection. (Supplies linked below this post.)

Fall is the perfect time to cozy up with a cuppa and a good book, don’t you agree?  My hubby and I have been enjoying supper on the screened in porch because these autumn evenings are lovely…but fleeting. We’re trying to make the most of them so we enjoy the antics of the frisky squirrels and songbirds along with a tasty meal.  If we happen to sit out there until moonrise…well…that’s a real treat!

That’s what inspired me to create this woodland critter themed tea party in a box folio.  It gives me all the warm and happy feels that come with fall.  I hope you’ll enjoy it, too.

Cute Woodland Critters

Do these darling woodland critters make you smile?  This dapper raccoon is part of a slide and lock mechanism for the double gate fold on this flip page.

The mechanism slides up and down on between the gates, so it’s very fun to open.

More of Mr. Raccoon’s chums are hiding inside the gate…hoping for a bit of tea!

Flips, Flaps & Pockets

The center panel holds the tea party goodies while the side panels have various flip and flap mechanisms that make it fun to open.

And cute woodland creatures can be found frolicking everywhere!

The Box Pocket

And here’s the tea party they’ve all been waiting for!  You’ll find chocolate and a Pumpkin Spice teabag in the little envelope.  And there’s an adorable bookmark to hold your place while you refill your teacup.

Good books, good friends, and lots of time for crafty adventures are what make Autumn such a glorious season.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by, friend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Simple Stories Cozy Days Greetings

Simple Stories Cozy Autumn Really Reasonable Ribbon Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Simple Stories Cozy Days Greetings with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Autumn is almost here, and I’m welcoming it with this Simple Stories Cozy Days Greetings card.  It has everything I love: plump pumpkins, fall flowers, plaid papers and poufy bows!  Now that’s how to have a cozy day!

Do you love layers as much as I do?  I’m always looking for ways to add layers to my card compositions.  Creating a layered ribbon border is one of my favorite tricks.  The RRR August Ribbon Club Assortment had the perfect ribbons for this festive fall card. Here are some quick and easy ribbon tips.

  • Frame your focal point with ribbon borders.  On this card, I added a ribbon border above and below the focal point of my card.  There’s a lot going on here, but that ribbon border directs traffic beautifully!
  • Layer ribbons for double the fun.  First, put down a border of Russet Orange Taffeta with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  Then, add the perfect amount of sparkle with Gold Edged Cappuccino Satin Ribbon.  It’s such a simple technique, but it makes a huge visual impact.
  • Don’t forget the bows!  Silky soft Gold Edged Cappuccino Satin ties such pretty bows.
  • Add rustic charm with Natural Burlap String.  Use it in strands to top your tag, then tie bows to tuck beneath elements.  It’s one of my favorite tricks!

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket and gift card wallet inside the card to turn it into a gift.

It’s also very nice to add an Autumn tea bag and blank sentiment panel inside the gift card wallet. Now your card is a gift!

Fall crafting is my favorite.  I love the colors, the images and the patterns.  Look for more fall goodies coming your way!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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