Pink Autumn Thanksgiving Wreath Tea Party in a Box with Reneabouquets Beautiful Board
Hello, Friends! I know I said I was probably done making Autumn cards, but then I hatched the idea to make this Pink Autumn Thanksgiving Wreath Tea Party in a Box…and, how could I say no? This might be my favorite Autumn creation thus far, so I had to share it with you.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the entire year. I love that we set a whole day aside just to say “thank you” for all the blessings in our lives. (I have developed the habit of looking for the good and being grateful for it every day. Because of it, I’m a happier person.) But It’s good to have a day when we take inventory of all the GOOD thing that surround us, instead of always moaning about the bad things. Spending time with family is irreplaceable. Tables groaning under the weight of food that has been lovingly prepared is a GOOD thing! So I celebrate Thanksgiving in a big way. To me, this card captures the beauty and bounty of the holiday I love so much.
This Thanksgiving wreath in Reneabouquet’s shop caught my eye. The softer autumn hues are a perfect pairing for Prima’s Pink Autumn collection. The front cover of this beauty comes together very quickly, but looks as though hours were spent on it. That’s the beauty of printed Beautiful Board. All the heavy lifting has been done for you. Here’s how the cover came together.
First, join two 6″ x 11″ panels of chocolate brown cardstock together. Score from left to right at 6″ and again at 7″. Fold. Score again at 6″ and 7″. Then score one final time at 9 1/2″. This small flap will be the box pocket face. Trim away the excess paper.
Next, cut a 5 3/4″ square” panel of the pastel pumpkin foiled paper.
Then cut a 5 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ strip of the brown pumpkin patterned paper from the A4 pad. This is the belly band. This darker band of paper helps the soft colors of the wreath pop off the page.
Now trim around the edges of the 12×12 “Give Thanks” sentiment.
Place foam tabs or strips on the back of the wreath and position over the sentiment. Then center and adhere. Place foam on the turkey and adhere on the left hand side of the wreath.
Arrange Pink Autumn florals in the corners of the wreath. Add a Vanilla Shimmer Satin Bow and Metallic String to complete the composition.
Something about this card takes me right back to my Great-Grandmother’s house at Thanksgiving.
Tea Party in a Box
Here’s a peek at the Tea Party in a Box.
I used the vellum sheet from Pink Autumn to make a little 4″ x 5″ note card and treat envelope to go along with all the usual suspects.
This little ensemble makes a wonderful hostess gift. Since I’m the one who usually prepares and hosts the feast, perhaps I shall give this one to myself. Just kidding…you can actually find it in my Etsy shop.
Thanks for indulging me in my passion for fall this year. I’ll turn on the Christmas creations soon. I just hate rushing through my favorite season of the year. So this year I decided to celebrate fall with all of you. I hope you don’t mind.
Grateful Hearts Pumpkin Shaker Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! It’s Throwback Thursday, and I have a lovely Grateful Hearts Pumpkin Shaker Card Tutorial to share with you today. But first, a confession: I might have bent the Throwback Thursday rules just a little! You see, I have been wanting to play with my Prima Hello, Pink Autumn papers for weeks now. I have been imagining this card for quite some time, but have not had the time to make it. Until this week…but Throwback Thursday is supposed to use OLD collections. And this is a new fall release. Uh-oh!
I would say I am sorry I broke the rules, but I’m really not. Because this card was so rewarding to make, and I love the way it turned out. This tutorial is my very first attempt at making a card with an acetate cover. It was not nearly as difficult as I imagined, and I even managed to line up the acetate overlay with the patterned paper inside the card. Yay, me!
The Pumpkin Shaker Element
Look how cute this pumpkin shaker element turned out! This is a layered pumpkin from Reneabouquets. Here’s how to put yours together:
First, trace around the bottom layer of the pumpkin onto the patterned paper of your choice. Then trim out the pumpkin shape, ink the edges and adhere to the chipboard pumpkin.
Now heat emboss the top layer of the pumpkin. First I inked the surface with a little Gathered Twigs Distress Ink because I wanted to make sure that the embossing powder had a dark base, rather than a light one. This does seem to make a difference with the final hues of the powder.
Next, tap the inked surface with VersaMark and heat emboss with Ranger Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Let this cool. Then randomly tap with VersaMark and sprinkle with Emerald Creek Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing powder. This powder has to be heated until the copper fragments begin to melt and move around. Be patient!
Then trace the top onto clear acetate. Trim out and adhere to the back of the shape. Add 2 layers of 1/8″ foam strips.
Now place your sequin mix on the plaid paper and carefully line the top of the pumpkin up over the bottom. Press in place to seal.
Next, wrap copper wire around a thin paintbrush handle and attach to the top of the pumpkin. Tie a bow and add fall flowers from Reneabouquet’s shop.
To balance out the card design, I added flowers around the base of the pumpkin and the printed Beautiful Board swag at the bottom. You will see all of this done in the tutorial.
A Peek Inside
There actually is not an inside design on this card because of the acetate cover. So I created a little gift pocket on the back of the card.
A little tea, a little notecard…..
….and a little vintage silver plate demitasse spoon to stir in the honey stick.
Grateful Hearts Pumpkin Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to see this large (6 1/4″ x 8 1/4″) card come together, I hope you will enjoy watching this video tutorial on YouTube.
Did you enjoy these techniques? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.
Nuts About Fall Easel Card with Amazing Paper Grace October 2021 Die of the Month
Hello, Friends! Are you Nuts About Fall? I sure am, especially when I get to work with cute squirrel images, gorgeous plaids and the fabulous Amazing Paper Grace October 2021 Die of the Month. What a grand time I had pairing this gorgeous die up with papers from the Country Craft Creations Autumn Orchard Paper Collection.
Simple Layers and Sumptuous Embellishments
Although this card looks complicated, it’s actually very simple to pull together.
First, create a 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ easel card base from kraft cardstock.
Next, mat a 5 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of the vintage truck foliage on a slightly larger panel of chocolate brown cardstock.
Then mat a 6 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of the autumn plaid pattern on a slightly larger panel of the same chocolate brown paper.
Now mat all these layers onto a 7 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ panel of copper metallic cardstock.
Next cut the squirrel image from the 8×8 cut apart page and mat on chocolate brown and copper layers. Back with a double layer of dimensionals and set aside.
Then die cut the APG DOM from copper metallic cardstock. YOu will use just the filigree frame.
Now die cut the center oval from the inside piece that was left from die cutting the frame. Set this aside.
Finally, arrange all the pieces as seen in the photo with pretty fall flowers, string bows, fall leaves and Printed Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets. (Links below.)
Every easel card needs a brake, or a stopper that holds the easel portion of the card upright. I like to use the interior pocket for this purpose. Decorate it with the die cut center oval and more pretty flowers and a felt pumpkin.
A Peek Inside
You can see here how the pocket doubles as the brake for the easel. I tucked in a little blank sentiment panel and an autumn tea bag to elevate the card to gift status.
Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club
Here’s a look at the dies that come in this month’s Club Kit:
To see lots of fun samples made with this lovely die, please visit Becca’s blog. If you’re not a member of the APG Die of the Month Club, you can learn all about it and sign up HERE.
You can find a linked supply list below this post.
Hello, Friends! Say BOO! Because Halloween is creeping up around the corner, I thought I’d share this Midnight Tales Halloween Card today. Made from bits and bobs of the G45 collection, paired up with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Reneabouquets, it’s a Spooktacularly fun creation! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!
Tips and Tricks!
First, create a 6×6 top fold card base from black cardstock, of course!
Next, cut (4) 6″ x 1″ strips of designer paper. Miter the corners and adhere them to the card base. This is a great way to save designer paper when you are running a bit short!
Now, Trim the 6×6 G45 image around the orange frame and adhere in the center of the card.
Then die cut a doily from scraps of orange patterned paper. As long as the hue matches the paper collection, it doesn’t really matter what collection the paper comes from! Adjere the doily in the center of the card front. Then layer it with a smaller black doily.
Now add the Midnight Tales Sticker and the Reneabouquets Winnie the Witch Printed Beautiful Board. Pop the Beautiful Board up on foam tape to make it pop!
Next, die cut a banner (linked below) from scraps of cardstock. Pop up on foam tape and adhere in the bottom right hand corner.
Finally, create a beautiful ribbon border. Layer Halloween Cats Grosgrain Ribbon over Black Delicate Stitched Satin. Some spooky grey flowers and Silver Metallic String provide the perfect finishing touch!
A Peek Inside
The inside is a hodgepodge of assorted Halloween papers paired up with the few G45 images I had left in my stash. But it works!
Tuck a little chocolate treat inside a mini folio and you’re ready to call it a day!
You can find a linked supply list below this post.
Fireflies and Mason Jars: A Farewell to Summer with the Grandgirls and Reneabouquets
Hello, Dear Friends! Today is the last day of summer, so I’m saying goodbye with Fireflies and Mason Jars. Before we continue, I should let you know that this post is brought to you by the Grandgirls. They created the projects and took the photographs. How about that?
We spent a lovely summer afternoon playing with these darling Personalized Mason Jars from Reneabouquets. The sweet little kit comes with a nice sized beautiful board mason jar, firefly Printed Beautiful Board and a lovely array of flowers. Even the twine and the metal wire hanger comes in the kit!
Renea will laser cut any name or word that you wish to add to the kit. How special is that? The girls loved arranging their names and the sweet fireflies on the jars. They even made up a story to go along with their individual hangings. What is better than an hour spent talking, creating, laughing and imaging with the little people who make your heart so happy?
The craft was completely stress free, and almost completely mess free. If Nan (that’s ME!) had not opted to add some sequins and glitter glass to the festivities, we would have been completely mess free! But life is short, and girls of all ages love sparkly things. The small mess was really worth it.
Summer to Fall Poem
Several years back, I was inspired to write this little verse about the transition from summer to fall. I share it with my gentle readers as a tribute to the passing of the season.
by Kathy Clement
Gentle asters hug the wall
where Autumn’s sunlight
A purple crown…
a burst of splendor.
in sweet surrender.
I hope you had the chance to make some special summer memories, my friends!