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Cozy Days Tea Party in a Box Folio

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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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Hello Pink Autumn Shaker Box Folio

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Prima Hello Pink Autumn Shaker Box Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon & Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  This Prima Hello Pink Autumn Shaker Box Folio probably looks familiar.  That’s because it’s the same design as the Simple Stories The Little Things Shaker Box Folio Tutorial that I shared with you earlier this month.  I had such fun making that one, that I had to take the design out for another spin.  This time I used fall papers, pretty autumn trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon and some gorgeous Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board.

It’s so fun to see  how changing up the papers and the color palette give this sweet box folio design a completely different look.

You can follow the same video tutorial when making this version of the box.  Add a real autumnal vibe with Brown and Cream Tartan Ribbon and Pumpkin Baker’s Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Isn’t it amazing how changing up the color scheme gives this project a totally new look?

A Peek Inside

I don’t know about you, but I love the dusty rose and chocolate brown color combination.

And I love the fall imagery: mushrooms, pumpkins, gourds, and falling leaves makes me so happy.

What’s in the Pockets?

Yes, I made two pockets for this version of the card.  There is the large box pocket filled with cookies, honey stick, tea wallet and chocolate (the weather has finally cooled down!). and a fun little luggage tag.  Then I also made a very simple pocket with some of my scraps and tucked in a couple more small tags.

I must have had tags on the brain, because the card is loaded with them.

The luggage tag has two die cut slots in it so I can tuck in the cute itty bitty tags. It’s actually matted onto a 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ mini card base.  So there’s room inside to write a personal greeting.  You could also tuck a gift card in to the slots, so that’s fun, too.

I know some of you are not fans of pink on an autumn project.  But I love it because it reminds me of my sweet mom, who would have painted the whole world pink given the opportunity.  This is her birthday week, and she would have been 101 years old on Friday.  She would have given this Hello Pink Autumn card her seal of approval, and that’s good enough for me.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Mixed Media Foxes, Hedgehogs, Acorns and Leaves

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Mixed Media Foxes, Hedgehogs, Acorns and Leaves Easel Card with RRR and Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  The promise of fall has inspired me to create this Mixed Media Foxes, Hedgehogs, Acorns and Leaves Easel Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and goodies from Reneabouquets.  Everything about this card reminds me of strolling in an autumn wood with leaves crunching under my feet and sweet woodland critters scurrying around my feet.

This was a very fun (and messy) crafty adventure with dies, texture pastes, paints, stains, RRR mulberry flowers and chippies. I tied it all together with gorgeous Copper and Cream Plaid Ribbon and Pumpkin Baker’s Twine.

TIP: Add fall texture to your die cut wreath by applying Crackle Texture paste through a stencil.  If you color your branches with Gathered Twigs Distress Stain, the color will seep through and create a really cool fungi-like effect.

Autumn Roses

TIP: Did you know you can alter mulberry flowers and leaves with stains and paint?  It’s quick and easy!  Here’s how:

  • First, select a few 35mm Mixed Earth Tone Trellis Roses from your stash (linked below).
  • Next, select autumn hued Distress Stains like Carved Pumpkin, Tea Dye, Fossilized Amber and Candied Apple.
  • Now lightly dab the applicator tip of the stain over the the petals of the roses in a random way.  Let the ink run down the sides and inside the petals, too.
  • Don’t forget to gently heat dry between colors so you don’t end up with mud-colored roses.
  • Use this same technique to quickly alter Reneabouquets fall chippies (linked below).
  • Alter green mulberry leaves by dabbing Distress Paint over the surface until you achieve the desired autumn hues.
An Easel Card Pocket?

Create a pocket inside your easel card, and it does double-duty as the brake for the easel mechanism.  This allows you to tuck some sweet surprises inside the card.

Create a mini folio and tag with your scraps.  Then add a honey stick to sweeten the deal.

Fall weather calls for a Pumpkin Spice tea break, so I tucked a pumpkin spice teabag into the pocket of this little folio.  Now my card doubles as a gift and home decor, too!

I hope I’ve shared some tips and ideas that you can use in your fall crafty adventures.  What’s your favorite element of this sweet card?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

If you’d like to see previous fall projects made with Ciao Bella Sound of Autumn, please click HERE.

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

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Apple Season Shaker Card

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Apple Season Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Simple Stories Country Harvest

Hello, Friends!  An Apple Season Shaker Card reminds us that Fall is right around the corner.  It’s my favorite season of the year, so I had a wonderful time making this card featuring Really Reasonable Ribbon Brown and Cream Plaid. Putting this mixed media card together with Simple Stories Country Harvest papers was sheer joy!  It brought back so many warm memories from my childhood.

My family used to go apple picking every September, and if I close my eyes, I can transport myself right back to the glorious old orchard where we did our picking.  The sun warmed the juices of the apples that had dropped on the ground, and the aroma of fermented apple juice filled the air.  The trees were so laden with plump, ripe apples that the branches bowed low to the ground.  You had to watch out for wasps, though, because they loved apple picking season just as much as we did, and they were zealous protectors of the harvest. Yikes!

Apple Season Card Shaker Frame

Transform a chipboard frame from the paper collection as follows:

  • First, apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink directly to the outside of the frame.
  • Next, apply Crackle Texture randomly around the edges of the frame through Bibi Cameron’s Stencil .  As the crackle texture dries, the ink will seep through and add color to the paste.
  • Now cut a 4 5/8″ square of acetate and adhere to the back of the frame with 1/4″ Scor-Tape. Trim any acetate that happens to over hang the frame.
  • Then, apply 1/4″ foam tape to the back of the frame.  I like to use 3 layers.
  • Next, fill the frame with buttons and sequins.
  • Now mat the 4×4 apple image from the paper collection on a 4 1/2″ square of kraft cardstock and adhere face down over the foam tape.  Trim away any excess that shows beyond the edges of the shaker frame.

Add a cute tag to the side of the card, and top it with Brown Sugar Baker’s Twine. Tuck more twine bows into your floral clusters and add the gingham bow and Reneabouquets butterfly as the perfect finishing touches.

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket and a tuck spot inside the card to finish it off with style.

 

Create a tea/gift card wallet with scraps of designer paper, and dress up a honey stick with a little banner flag.

Cards like this make such great gifts, and are even pretty enough to set out as part of your fall home decor.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Fall Fox Folio Mini Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Fall Fox Folio Mini Tutorial with Reneabouquets and Prima Autumn Sunset

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a mixed media Fall Fox Folio Mini Tutorial to share with you.  If you checked out the blog on Tuesday, then you learned how to create the quick and easy folio base that we are finishing up today.  You can find that tutorial HERE.

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Since the folio was still on my desk when I came in to work, and since I had just received a lovely new box of Reneabouquets Beautiful Board, I decided to finish the folio base for our Throwback Thursday post.

Mixed Media Touches

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Mixed media touches make this little 5×7 folio extra special.  These easy steps make all the difference.

  • First, dry brush the edges of Reneabouquets Pumpkin Beautiful Board with ivory chalk paint.
  • Next, spatter the pumpkin with the leftover paint.
  • Then tap Reneabouquets Oak Leaves and Acorns Fancy Fall Corners with embossing ink
  • Now sprinkle (think salt) WOW! Super Fine Copper Embossing Powder over the Fall Corners. Tip the excess powder off onto a piece of paper and put back in the jar.
  • Next, sprinkle a little Seth Apter Taos Sunset Baked Textures over the exposed frame.  Tip the excess off as before.
  • Finish by covering the rest of the beautiful board with Stampendous Mixed Metals Embossing enamel.  Tip off the excess.
  • Now heat emboss and watch the magic happen!
A Peek Inside

The interior of this folio will look familiar to  you, because it’s the same folio we created on Tuesday.

Today I’ll show you how to create the fun flip/flap element in the center of the folio.  Then we will decorate the cover together.

Fall Fox Folio Mini Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see the rest of the elements in this Fall Fox Folio Mini Tutorial then I  hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial over on my YouTube channel. 

Thanks so much for joining me this Throwback Thursday!  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Cheerio,

kathy

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