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Raspberry Garden Teacup Party in a Box

Lemoncraft Raspberry Garden Sizzix Teacup Really Reasonable Ribbon Tea Party in a Box Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

LemonCraft Raspberry Garden Teacup Party in a Box for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This LemonCraft Raspberry Garden Teacup Party in a Box is filled with all kinds of summer delights!

Let’s remember summer! In my childhood Vermont summers, picking ripe, juicy raspberries was an event we looked forward to with great anticipation.  Raspberry canes grew wild in our meadows and along country roadsides.  Thick with brambles and sharp little thorns, we braved the risk of being stung by hornets or encountering the occasional snacking snake to plunk these edible jewels into our buckets. We probably put one in our mouths for every berry that landed in our buckets, if the truth be told!

Is there anything in the world sweeter or more intoxicating than a sun kissed raspberry picked straight from the vine?  It’s the taste of summer, and for me, these elegant berries will always take me back to lazy, leisurely childhood summers.  Those memories are the inspiration behind this project that features Coral Rose Checkerboard Satin Ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon June Ribbon Club Assortment.  Now we must leave off reminiscing, and talk about the project!

Raspberry Garden Teacup Tips

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Here are a few helpful tips for making the teacup portion of this Tea Party in a Box Card.

  • First, die cut two Sizzix Teacups and tags from medium weight white chipboard.
  • Next, die cut two layers from patterned paper.  Remember: place the pattern you want to use face down over the die.
  • Now, adhere the patterned paper to the front of each tea cup.  Choose contrasting papers so that one looks like the outside of the cup and the other looks like the inside.
  • Then, adhere the two layers together with two rows of foam tape.
  • Next, brush the outer edges of the teacup with Stamperia Gold Dew Drop Glamour Gel. Go easy…a little of this stuff goes a long way!
  • Now, fussy cut flowers, leaves, raspberries and the small envelope from the paper pad.
  • Then wrap the base of your easel card panel with Coral Rose Ribbon.
  • Next, tie Coral Rose bows and add Chrysanthemums and Roses from Really Reasonable Ribbon to decorate the teacup.
A Peek Inside

If you are like me, you have a few tea themed stamps and dies in your stash!  Dig them out and use them to add sentiments and designer touches to your card interior.

Use your scraps to “gift wrap” a cookie treat.  Then create a simple bookmark with a bit of paper, machine stitching, ribbon and tea bag charm.  Hide other treats inside a little gift wallet, also made from scraps.

What goes perfectly with tea?  Why, chocolate, of course!

What takes you back to your childhood summers?  Did you pick berries?  Were there long bike rides?  (How did we ever survive without helmets, knee pads and all the rest of the gear kids wear now?) Did you lay on your back and look at the clouds?  Tell me about your favorite summertime memories in the comment section below.  I love to hear your stories!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.  And if you’re interested, this card is listed in my Etsy shop, too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Something Sweet Cupcake Birthday Card

Something Sweet Cupcake Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

LemonCraft Something Sweet Cupcake Birthday Card

Hello, Friends! I made this LemonCraft Something Sweet Cupcake Birthday Card for our 7 year old granddaughter’s birthday.  Little girl birthday cards call for lots frills, flowers and sweetness. I had such a good time adding all those elements to this 6×6 easel style card.

Lydia loves kitties and umbrellas and desserts!  This Reneaqbouquets image actually looks a bit like her!  You can’t see it in the photo, but I added glitter to the lace trim, the cupcake frosting and the doily in the background.  Because little girls also love sparkly things!  Come to thiink of it, big girls do, too!

The Pale Pink Seam Binding Ribbon Bow makes me think of Cotton Candy, which is another of Lydia’s favorite treats.  First I tied a triple loop bow on my Bow-it-All Tool.  Then I tucked it into the flower cluster using the point of my scissors to secure it.

The cupcake border doubles as a pocket.  Gramps and I wrote Lydia a special note then tucked it inside the pocket.

If you’re wondering why the donuts ended up inside the card, I can explain.  This year, Lydia wanted a donut cake for  her party.  Not a cake shaped like a donut, mind you!  But an actual pyramid of chocolate donuts stacked up on the special birthday cake plate that we use for all the parties.  Yes….she’s got a sweet tooth to match her sweet personality!

Suddenly I have a craving for cupcakes!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Amazing Paper Grace Victorian Splendor

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Victorian Splendor Die Lemoncraft Delicious Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Victorian Splendor Die of the Month

Hello, Friends!  I’m thrilled to be sharing this Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Victorian Splendor Slimline Die set with you today.  Slimline, you say?  But this is not a slimline card!  Correct you are, my friend.  To show the versatility of this gorgeous APG Die of the Month, I created a 5×7 top fold shaker card using bits and bobs of Lemoncraft Delicious papers.

My inspiration for this card design is an ornate Victorian style door with a leaded glass sidelight. The “sidelight” is easy to transform into a shaker element!  How fun is that?

You will have loads of fun trying different configuration with these dies.  You can see a few more ideas on the Spellbinders website.  And Becca has a tutorial on her blog as well.

Can you see the shaker mix sparkling back behind the intricate border design?  I topped the center of each medallion with itty bitty blossoms.   The foliage that comes with the blossoms looks beautiful tucked in with my pre-made roses and leaves.

I don’t know about you, but I am loving this delicate frame!  Slightly larger than an ATC card, it makes such a pretty base for the fussy cut image and flowers that serve as the focal for this card.

A Peek Inside

Inside, I’ve stamped a sentiment from the Essential Sentiments Clear Stamps Set.   The tea theme is carried to the inside of the card with fussy cut images of fancy fruit jams and silverware.  The little gift card holder tucks into the pocket.  And there’s room to write a note here, too.

I’m hoping I will have more time to play with this fabulous die soon!  It’s so beautiful, and really inspirational to work with.

If you’re not a member of the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club, you can learn all about it HERE.

Look for a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Lemoncraft Delicious Home Sweet Home Decor

Lemoncraft Delicious Home Sweet Home Decor

Hello, Friends!  I thought we would start off our Monday with this cheery Lemoncraft Delicious Home Sweet Home Decor hanger.  When Dale and I were newlyweds, we were blessed to find a teeny tiny garage apartment on Jacksonville Beach.  Built above a one car garage, this humble abode was blessed with a bird’s eye view of the beach.  We could actually tell if it was high tide or low tide just by stepping out onto the 2nd story landing at the top of the stairs that led to our little nest.

One of my favorite things about that apartment was my retro red and white kitchen.  Red gingham curtains hung from the 2 windows.  A red check oilcloth covered the tiny kitchen table.  I even had a red dishpan, towels and dish drainer!  This is where I learned how to cook.  That kitchen saw my first (disastrous) attempts at baking bread and my first triumphs with my now legendary chocolate chip cookies.  And this sweet little wall hanging transports me right back to those tender early years of marriage.  Maybe that’s what caused me to let this collection fall into my shopping cart in the first place!

Delicious Details

First, let’s talk about the little hanger.  Many of you have asked me about these little  hangers.  I found these in closeout on the Melissa Frances website.  You know what happened next:  I bought as many of them as I could at the time. I’ve been back since to purchase more, and am sad to report that they are no more.

Now let’s talk about the construction of this piece. Here are some of the steps I took in creating this little number:

  • First, stitch vintage crochet lace around the edges of a 6″ x 8″ panel of green apple cardstock.
  • Next layer designer paper cut to fit just inside the stitching.
  • Then create a shaker element with a Reneabouquets Beautiful Day Chipboard Frame.
  • Now place your shaker mix on the background.  I chose to frame the sweet image of the teapot shelf.
  • Next, carefully line up the frame and press in place.

  • Now it’s time to add flowers, fussy cuts, bows and buttons to the design.

Finally, add this little tea kettle charm for the perfect finishing touch.

If you’d like to see more samples made with Mintay Delicious, please click HERE and HERE.

Look for a linked supply list below this post.

I hope I’ve added some sunny thoughts to your Monday Morning.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries Slimline Card

LemonCraft Delicious Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries Slimline Card: A Tea Party in a Box Card

Hello, Friends!  Polka dots, buttons and tea….that’s the theme of this Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries Slimline Card.   I’m thinking we could all use a little happy right about now.  And these cheery teacups and teapots make my heart smile.  I hope they make your heart smile, too!

This 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ slimline card is just so full of happy!  I’ve paired up LemonCraft “Delicious” papers with black micro gingham ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Cheery red flowers and cherry red buttons tie it all together beautifully.

Sometimes, you just  need to throw yourself a tea party, right?  So this cute card has a tea party for one tucked inside the interior pocket.

It’s hard not to smile when you pull all these goodies out to enjoy!  What a perfect way to say Happy Valentine’s Day, or Happy Birthday, or Get Well, or Thanks!  If you’d like to learn how to create this box style card base, you can check out THIS TUTORIAL.

I hope you’re having a good week!  It’s busy here, and I’ve got to get back to it, but I just had to pop in and share this happy little card with you.  (It’s available in my ETSY shop.)

To see more cards made with this paper collection, please click HERE.

Keep Calm and Craft on!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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