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Button Girl Tea Party Box Tutorial

Button Girl Tea Party in a Box Tutorial Prima My Sweet Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Button Girl Tea Party Box Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  I’m a little late for my Throwback Thursday post, but I think when you see this Button Girl Tea Party Box Tutorial, you’ll forgive me.  The truth is, I thought I had written this post earlier in the week.  Oops!  Better late than never, right?

Reneabouquets Button Girl by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Our Button Girl is the star of the show for this Throwback Thursday.  I snagged this cutie from Reneabouquets a while back, but it took a while for this project to take shape in my mind.  Since I collect vintage buttons, I had the best time putting this project together for you! And I had the perfect paper collection in The Closet of Inspiration and Delight.  Prima My Sweet is filled with images of vintage button cards, scissors, spools of thread and all the rest.

So naturally, I had to find a way to incorporate all these themes on the card cover.

Look at this vintage sewing machine button.  It takes me right back to my childhood when I spent endless hours sitting beside my sweet Mom as she sewed like fury on her old machine.  There was something so homey about the hum and chunk, chunk, chunk sound of the needle chewing through fabric.  If I close my eyes, I can still smell the aroma of the heated metal of the machine mixed with sewing machine oil and the Ivory soap Mom washed up with.

A Peek Inside

I took this Party Box over the top by adding not one, but two little folios to the top half of the card.  (I’ll be incorporating this technique in my March Card Kit for The Button Farm Club.)

This lateral waterfall folio is so much fun to open with the pull tab on the right.

And because this card is 8 1/2″ x 4″, I had room for a little pull out folio on the left!

I do so love these vintage style papers and button cards!

 Tea Party Box Surprises

I tucked some extra goodies into this roomy box pocket.

Do you spy the vellum envelope filled with buttons and sequins?  And there’s a yard of seam binding wrapped around the thread journal card.  I’ve even tucked in a couple of my vintage pearl topped corsage pins for good measure.

Twin Sister

The first card was such fun to make, I decided to create a second.

Here’s  our adorable Button Girl perched on a posy and a vintage doily.  The spool flowers are a sweet embellishment that I made .

This sample picks up on the peach and green hues in the paper collection.  I don’t’ know about you, but I really love this color combination.

Enjoy the video tutorial below.  You will learn how to create the base from a piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock, finish the box pocket and see how all the parts work. We will also build the front of the first card together.

Do you spy the sweet vintage hanky that I tucked into this box?  It’s one of my hoarded treasures, but it was so perfect for this project that I just had to use it.

Button Girl Tea Party Box Tutorial on YouTube

Here’s the promised tutorial:

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.  Because this is Throwback Thursday, some items may be retired and no longer available.  When I can remember where I found an embellishment, i will link.  But if you saw my embellishment stash, you would understand why that is difficult for me to do.

Wishing you all a joyful and creative Thursday.  Dig into your stash and make something beautiful today!  You’ll be so glad you did!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Loads of Love Shaker Card

Spellbinders Eyelet Lace Loads of Love Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Prima My Sweet Photo 01

Loads of Love Shaker Card with Spellbinders Eyelet Lace , Reneabouquets and Prima My Sweet

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m sending you a Loads of Love Shaker Card made with all sorts of frilly pink paper pretties.  Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it, so it’s time to put away all the Christmas craft supplies.  I reached into my stash of Prima My Sweet papers because I just love this darling vintage pickup truck.  Paired up with a frilly Eyelet Lace Die and some adornments from Reneabouquets, it’s about as pinkalicious as a card can get!

Believe it or not, I don’t think I’ve ever made a shaped card base before.  It was easier to do than anticipated!  I just made sure to place the left hand cutting blades so that they did not touch the side fold of my card.  Then I die cut!  Next, I die cut another panel, but this time I place the frame insert inside the die so that I would have a shaker window to work with.

After I adhered clear cardstock and foam tape to the back of the frame, I simply centered and adhere it to the shaped card base.

The finishing touch was a bit of ribbon, deep pink roses and a flirty butterfly.

A Peek Inside

Look how pretty the inside of the shaped card base turned out.  You will have to trim the inside panels of patterned paper just a little to make them fit, but that’s easy!

Add a little note card, a little tea bag and a honey stick, and you’ve got a sweet Valentine!

I love how easy it was to turn this die into a big shaker window.  There are a few other ideas rolling around in my brain, and if I can grab a few extra minutes in the studio, I’ll try to make them come to life!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Button Farm Club My Sweet Card Kit Reveal

Button Farm Club Prima My Sweet Card Kit Reveal by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Button Farm Club My Sweet Card Kit Reveal

Hello, Friends! Today I’m celebrating this Button Farm Club My Sweet Card Kit Reveal.  Believe it or not, the plans for this kit started back in January of this year!  Weeks and months go by as I search high and low to find just the right  papers, trims, and embellishments to make my Button Farm Club Kits special.  Then I go to work on the actual designs,  I have a sketchbook where card designs are roughed out, paper use is planned and ideas are formed.  Paper scraps were flying in the studio last week!   Each kit takes 40-60 hours to create, film and edit.  So when I finally get to create the elements and release the kit for you to enjoy, I feel like throwing a party!

Shabby Chic Sewing Themed Goodness

Y’all know how much I love vintage buttons.  So you can imagine how excited I was when I saw the preview for this shabby chic sewing themed paper collection.  Vintage button cards?  Yes, please!

And how fun is this pop up card?  You’ll want to make a stack of them once you learn how!

Look how sweet and soft this vellum shaker card is.  So perfect for a summer wedding or birthday!

I know how much you love a good fancy fold card design, so I had to add these sweet cards to the mix.

The colors and patterns in this paper collection are so beautiful!

We keep things “on trend” with a botanical slimline card design.

Buttons, buttons and more buttons!

This pair of easel cards double as craft room décor.  And look at that darling sewing machine charm!

One of my favorite things about these kits is sharing my best tips for using your scraps in creative and unexpected ways.

My Sweet Flip Folio

Because you have told me how much you enjoy making a little folio along with the cards, I designed a brand new flip folio with a belly band for this kit.

Once you learn how to make this folio, you can change up the papers and make it for any theme or occasion.

Here’s a sneaky peek at a couple of my favorite elements from this folio design.

You can see the entire folio in the video reveal below.

Button Farm Club My Sweet Card Kit Reveal on YouTube

 

Kit Details

Here’s what comes in your kit:

  • 14 sheets of Prima My Sweet 12×12 papers with gold foil accents
  • 2 packages of My Sweet Ephemera bits
  • 1 package of My Sweet Flowers
  • 6 sheets of 12×12 white cardstock
  • 12 shell buttons
  • 12 silver-tone sewing themed charms
  • 2 yards of ½” champagne wrinkled ribbon
  • 8 ½” yards of white string
  • ¼”  foam tape adhesive roll
  • 4 white doilies
  • Tin of sequins
  • Vellum window pane envelope
  • Written Basic Guide in PDF format
  • Links to private online video tutorials

Traveling this summer?  This is the perfect “take along” kit because everything you need to complete the projects is at your fingertips.  You just need to add a few basic crafting tools and supplies like scissors, paper trimmer, scoring tool and your adhesive of choice.

Once again, Laura at Button Farm Club has worked her magic.  The price for this kit is only $52.99.  It would be a challenge to buy just the materials at that price, so getting the written guide and video tutorial  links make this kit an amazing value.

If you are subscribed to my Quarterly Card Kit Club, your kit will automatically ship to you. Club members are always guaranteed their kit first.  If you are not a member of the club, you can still order the kit on a first come/first served basis.

You can find my previous Button Farm Club kits and tutorials HERE.

Why I Make these Kits

So many of you have asked me to travel and do classes.  These Button Farm Club Kits give you the opportunity to take an online class with step by step instructions.  The video format allows you to watch over and over again at times that are convenient for you.  You can even watch in your pajamas!  I’ll never tell!

As always, I thank you from the tips of my crafty little fingers for your enthusiastic support for these Quarterly Card Club Kits.  The next Club Kit comes out in September, and it will feature a gorgeous Christmas Card kit that I think you will really love.

Next month, I have a really fun kit planned that will find us cooking up a delightful farmhouse themed project.  I can’t wait to share it with you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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