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Golden Wishes Christmas Tea Party in a Box

Golden Christmas Wishes Tea Party in a Box Folio with Graphic 45 Warm Wishes

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Hello, Friends!  Today I’m sharing this Golden Christmas Wishes Tea Party in a Box card featuring Really Reasonable Ribbon trims.

Golden Wishes Tea Party in a Box Card Folio

The rich metallic shades of the November Ribbon Club Assortment are made to order for G45’s Warm Wishes papers.  I love the way the Old Gold Checkerboard Satin Ribbon brings out the gold hues.  It lends a rich, Old World botanical feel to the card design.

Always remember that layered ribbons make a great border!  Copper and Old Gold Confetti Dots Grosgrain Ribbon makes a holiday splash when layered over the Old Gold Checkerboard Satin Ribbon.  It’s such an easy technique, but it adds a real WOW factor to a project!

Warm Wishes Photo Folio

I love to make card folios during the holiday season.  They only take a little more time to make, and then your card doubles as a gift.  Copper Satin Ribbon with a Gold Metallic Edge makes a gorgeous ribbon closure on this 5 3/4″ pull out folio.

This feature makes the card folio a perfect gift for friends and family that live far away.

Take photos of your family, pets, Christmas tree or decorated home to share with the people you love.

Once you’ve lined the pages of your folio, place Scor-Tape on the back side, adhere the ribbon, wrap it around to the front and tie a bow.  Now you can attach the folio to the top half of  your card.

Tea Party in a Box

Take your card folio to the next level by adding a box pocket to the bottom half. (You can find tutorials on my YouTube channel.)  Then fill the pocket with all the little treats you would want at a tea party for one.

Dress up a Christmas tea bag, chocolate, cookies and honey stick with scraps of paper.  Tuck in a journal card so you can write in your own personal greeting.  Finish everything off with a little vintage demitasse spoon and an old fashioned peppermint stick.  You’ve just created a thoughtful and unique handmade gift that is sure to stand out in the crowd.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post. You can find more “Warm Wishes” projects HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I have a dreamy Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial for you today.  This is one of those special card creations that works as a gift, and as Christmas décor, too!  I’ve dressed it up with some vintage crocheted lace and altered Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets.

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How much do we love this romantic skating couple?  Only in my dreams could I ever be as graceful as the fur-clad beauty featured on this 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ slimline card.    This image was a scrap left after creating a vintage folio that I’ll be sharing with you soon.  (Yes, it’s been a very busy week in the studio!)  It’s hard for the camera to pick up the shimmer and sparkle of the embossing powder that I used to alter the chipboard, but hopefully you will see it more clearly in the video tutorial.

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TIP: Alter the appearance of silver tone charms with a bit of Ivory Chalk paint.  Dry brush the paint on the skates and snowflake charms.  Let them dry , then lightly sponge with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Mist lightly with water, then dry again.  A final brush of Ivory Chalk Paint lends a vintage, slightly grungy appearance that blends well with the card.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.  There’s lots of room behind the flap page to write a message, a recipe, or a Christmas poem.  You could also place a photo here.

The box pocket has room for a Christmas tea bag, honey stick, cookie packet, Ghirardelli Snowman, vintage gold and silver plated demitasse spoon, peppermint stick and a journal card.  The back of the journal card is lined so you can write a note with ease.

Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to create the slimline card base, build the box pocket and decorate the cover,  please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

If you’d like to see other Yuletide projects, please click HERE. 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.  But since this is Throwback Thursday, some items I’ve pulled from my stash may no longer be available for purchase.  You can search through your stash to see what you can use in their place.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Garden of Promises Flip Folio for RRR

Stamperia Garden of Promises Flip Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon July 2022 Blog Hop by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Stamperia Garden of Promises Flip Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon July 2022 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m sharing a Stamperia Garden of Promises Flip Folio as my inspiration project for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club July 2022 Blog Hop. You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog. This month’s Vintage Floral Assortment Ribbon Club  is the perfect pairing for this lovely paper collection.  Take a peek!

Vintage Floral Garden of Promises

Stamperia Garden of Promises Flip Folio Really Reasonable Ribbon July 2022 Ribbon Club Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

How did I use the Ribbon Club Assortment in this 6×6 flip folio?  Let me count the ways!

  • First, create a ribbon closure with the elegant Wild Rose Taffeta Ribbon. This shade of pink made these vintage papers come alive.
  • Next, add a ribbon watch fob to a metallic clock embellishment.  The 3/8″ Mini Floral Print and Wild Rose Satin Swiss Dot, are sized perfectly for this task.
  • Then don’t forget to add a little ribbon at the top of the dangle charm on the spine of the folio.  It’s the perfect finishing touch, and it covers the hole punch and hardware nicely.
A Peek Inside

Stamperia Garden of Promises Flip Folio Spellbinders Tiara Trifold APG Die Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Ribbon adds texture, color and style inside this little folio, too.  French Blue Delicate Stitched Satin holds this pull out page neatly in place.

TIP: Attach a chipboard charm to the ribbon closure with jump rings.

Stamperia Garden of Promises Flip Folio Tea Party in a Box by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Wild Rose Satin Swiss Dots Ribbon makes a great border on the top of this box pocket.  I use 1/4″ Scor-Tape to hold it securely in place.

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Dress up this Spellbinders Tiara Trifold Tag with a bit of 5/8″ Vintage Floral Satin Ribbon.  It’s also fun to tie a snippet of Tiny Butterfly Print Satin around a wooden honey dipper.

Stamperia Garden of Promises Flip Folio Video Tour on YouTube

It’s impossible to share all the fun flips, flaps and folds in this little folio in photos.  So I’ve prepared a short video tour for you on my YouTube channel.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you. And don’t forget to finish up the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. You will want to answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month so that you can be entered to win your own July Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’re not a member of the Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join!  The holidays are coming, and Bonnie always has the BEST seasonal ribbon club assortments!  It’s easy to join! You can subscribe HERE.

I’ve posted a linked supply list below this post for your convenience.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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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Spring Cleaning Carta Bella Farmhouse Market

Throwback Thursday: Spring Cleaning Carta Bella Farmhouse Market

Hello, Friends and welcome to Throwback Thursday! Today we’re spring cleaning Carta Bella Farmhouse Market from the Closet of Inspiration and Delight.   While re-organizing my paper stash, I unearthed this lovely springtime collection and decided it was time to liberate it from exile.  I made several projects from this collection when it was released in 2020.  If you’d like to take a trip down memory lane, you can review them HERE.

Since I still had quite a bit of the 6×6 pad and a few sheets of 12×12 papers, I decided to use the collection up with one of my little Tea party in a Box projects.  But lo and behold…there was still MORE paper.

So I made a card.

Still more paper.  How is this even possible?

The solution was a simple one.  Use the leftover bits and bobs to make one of my famous card stacks.  Film the process so all my online friends can follow along in a Throwback Thursday tutorial.  So, I did!

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That was fun!  Before I filmed the video tutorial for the 12 card stack, I shared a quick tour of the Tea Party in a Box folio and talked about how I made the wreath decoration on both the card and folio cover.

Pretty Little Farmhouse Style Cards

I have to be honest with you, my friends.  This is absolutely one of my favorite days in the studio.  There is something soul satisfying about polishing off a beautiful paper collection.

Add to that the fact that I really enjoy the challenge of working with limited supplies in a limited amount of time.  I only allot myself 2 hours to complete 12 cards.  This includes the time it takes me to gather materials and set up my assembly line.

How To Create a Stack of Cards Assembly Line

If you’d like to try this method on for size, here’s how I do it.

  • First, cut 6 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ white cardstock into 4 1/4″ x 11″ panels.  Score each panel at 5 1/2″ and fold to form a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (A2) card base. Place these in a neat stack on the far right hand side of your work space.
  • Next, cut (12) 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panels of patterned paper to serve as card fronts.  Stack these to the left of the card bases.
  • Then look at the off cuts (scraps) left from cutting the 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panels.  Chances are good that you will have several 2″ or 3″ x 5 1/2″ strips that you can use as layering elements.  Look again; you probably have a bunch of 4 1/4″ wide strips of patterned paper that you can use as a belly band.  Stack each of these elements in their own pile to the left of the card fronts.
  • Now, cut the rest of your scraps up into  3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ panels, or 3″ x 4″ panels.  Little scraps can be cut into banner pieces.
  • Next, prepare your embellishments.  For this stack of cards, I strung all my little bee charms on pieces of white burlap string so they were ready to go when I needed them.  If you are using buttons, go ahead and thread them.  Pick through your left over flowers and select a dozen or so to use on the cards.  And don’t forget to tie all your bows in advance.
  • Pull out any left over ephemera or chipboard pieces and lay them out so you can see them.
Making Card Bundles

This next step is really fun.  Give yourself 15 minutes to go through your assembly line and compile what I call “card bundles.”  A typical bundle will include a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card front, a belly band, doily (if I’m using them), ephemera and a focal image for the card.

The trick here is to move quickly and not to overthink.  Just pull pieces together and bundle them with a card base in a stack on your work space.  Now you’re ready to put the actual cards together.  This part of the process takes me about 36 minutes.  That’s about 3 minutes per card!  Isn’t that awesome?

Spring Cleaning Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Video on YouTube

You can watch this happen in the process video below.  I’ll also share a tour of the pretty Tea Party in a Box and card before we dig in and make the stack of cards.

I hope you enjoyed watching me polish off this pretty paper collection.  The Tea Party in a Box and card are available in my Etsy Shop.  Each finished card from the stack will be tucked in with a future Etsy order as a little “extra helping” for my sweet customers.

So there you have it.  Another Throwback Thursday done and dusted!  I hope you enjoyed it!

Now go make something beautiful!

Cheerio,

kathy

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**Please note: Throwback Thursday posts are designed to inspire you to dig into your stash of beautiful older papers.  Because of this, I am often unable to link to discontinued products.  Thanks for understanding!

 

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