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Heartfelt Creations June 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Home on the Farm Exploding Tea Party in a Box by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations June 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Home on the Farm Exploding Tea Party in a Box

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations June 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues through Monday, June 28th at 11:55 PM EDT.  The Alumni Team has a wonderful lineup of inspiration for you this month.  You will want to visit each blog to soak in all the wonderful ideas and techniques.  Be sure to leave a sweet comment, because one randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card.  Woo-hoo!

The winner of the hop will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page and Blog on Wednesday, June 30th.  If you are the winner, please send an email to  [email protected] within 72 hours to claim your prize. Please write “Winner of the June 2021 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line.  You can find a complete list of all the blogs in this hop below.

Hello Chickie!  Home on the Farm Exploding Tea Party in a Box

My inspiration project for this month’s hop is a great gift idea for your favorite fan of Farmhouse Style.  Summer always reminds me of the freshly mown fields of hay from my childhood in Vermont.  Is there a sweeter perfume anywhere?  So I turned to the country images of Heartfelt Creations Home on the Farm collection to create this 4″ x 4″ Exploding Box.

Each side of the box depicts a different scene from country life.  And how much do we love this fresh green plaid from the Home on the Farm Paper Collection?

If you get tired of looking at one side of the box, just turn it to take in a different scene.

Classic Sunflowers

Decorate the lid of your box with a cluster of Classic Sunflowers.  I like to fill the center of my sunflowers with Czech Beads.  Create a little doily beneath the sunflowers by cutting a card center with the Basic Circles Die. Then tuck in some sweet gingham and burlap string bows and buttons to finish the arrangement.

A Peek Inside

Remove the box lid, and the sides fall down to reveal the tea party in a box and a lovely mini album.

How to Build a Barn Box

Here’s how I made the barn in the center panel.

  • First, die cut 4 barns from the paper pad.
  • Now cut (4) 1″ hinges from your paper scraps. You want these to be the same height as the walls of the barn.
  • Then cut 4 more hinges to go on the bottom of each die cut barn
  • Next, score the hinges in half.
  • Then lay the barns down side by side with the edges butted up against one another.
  • Now adhere one side of the hinge to the side of one barn, and the other to the side of the barn it is butted up against.
  • At the same time, adhere half of a hinge at the bottom of each barn.  These need to line up precisely with the bottom edge of each barn.
  • Repeat this for all the barns.  When you get to the last barn, you will need to stand the barns up and shape them into a square.
  • Next, place adhesive on the other half of the hinges at the bottom of the barn and adhere to the base of the center panel.

Now you can fill your barn up with tea goodies.

I added some individually wrapped cookies, 4 tea bags, 4 packets of honey, a mini wooden honey dipper and a vintage demitasse spoon inside my barn box.  What will you put inside yours?

The Mini Album

Each of the 4 box walls is a page in a little mini album.  The top and bottom walls are tri- fold flaps with room for photos and journaling.  Use magnets to keep the flaps closed.

The side walls are little pull out accordion albums.  How fun is that?

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what inspiration the rest of the Alumni Team has prepared for you.  Here is a complete list of all the blogs in this hop.

Kathy (You are HERE)

Carole

Vicki

Amarilys

Candy

Lisa

Alissa

Oksana

Remember to look for the winner announcement on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page and Blog on Wednesday!

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

Thanks for hopping along!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Summertime Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

Lemon Craft Tea Party in a Box Tutorial Reneabouquets Kathy by Design Throwback Thursday Photo 01

Lemon Craft Delicious Summertime Tea Party in a Box Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Would you like to join me for a  Delicious Summertime Tea Party in a Box Tutorial?  Welcome to Throwback Thursday! Let’s celebrate the promise of summer with Lemon Craft’s Delicious Collection. I’ve invited some lovely Reneabouquets and other crafty friends to the party, too. Imagine us sitting together under a shady tree, sipping strawberry tea poured from a polka dot tea cup.  The breeze is warm and gentle.  Birds are singing happy tunes.  Dandelions carpet the ground.  And we have all afternoon to sip, chat and relax.  Sounds like heaven to me!

Strawberry Season Inspiration

It’s strawberry season here in North Carolina, and that inspired me to dig out the bits and bobs of Lemon Craft’s Delicious paper collection.  This is a favorite, and it starred on the blog several times this past winter.  You can find those posts in the archives.   You will see that all of those projects took on more of a winter vibe.  So I wanted to bring this lovely collection into early summer.  And that’s how this Strawberry Season Tea Party in a Box idea came into being.

Working with Scraps

If you are like me, you save scraps from your favorite paper collections because you love them too much to toss them.  Today I hope to show you how to put those scraps to good use.  HEre are a few ideas that I used while making this 6″ x 6″ party in a box card.

  • First, fussy cut!  Sometimes a panel of paper is too small or awkwardly shaped to serve as a focal image.  But, if you fussy cut the image, it works beautifully as a focal.
  • Next, layer in some textiles!  My paper supply was limited, so I could not create my normal layers of designer paper.  But this Wide Floral Lace Panel created a gorgeous backdrop for the fussy cut image.
  • Think embellishments.  Do you have buttons, bows, embellishments and flowers in your stash sitting around gathering dust?  Why not dig them out and put them to work?  This is a great time to use them to add interest to a basic card design.
  • Finally, break out your stamps and dies!  I used a lovely sentiment stamp and tag die (linked below) to create another layer of texture and pattern to the card design.

A Peek Inside

One of the great things about a box pocket card is that you can use a “short” panel of designer paper behind the pocket.  And that’s exactly what I did here.  The panel on the top of the card comes from the inside cover of the paper collection.  All the white space on it lets it perform double duty as a place to write a greeting.

One of the things I love about making these box pocket cards is the opportunity to wrap the treats with scraps of designer paper.  Because our weather is definitely warming up, I did not want to put any chocolate in this card, for fear of melting it.  So I created a sweet magnet to tuck inside the pocket as a substitute.

We will make the magnet together in the video tutorial below.

Summertime Tea Party in a Box Tutorial Video on YouTube

I hope you’ll enjoy making this Throwback Thursday project with me.  Even if you don’t have this collection in your stash, there are a lot of good tips and ideas that you can use with products that you do have.

One last tip:  After I’d finished the tutorial, I remembered that I had one of these sweet little spoon embellishments in my stash.  First, fill the bowl of the spoon with a bit of Dries Clear Adhesive.  Then sprinkle in some Reneabouquets Pearl Glitter Glass (linked below) to resemble sugar.  It’s the perfect finishing touch!

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

If you’d like to leave a comment, simply click on the blue “REPLIES” button below the title at the TOP of this page.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Amazing Paper Grace Garden Gate Mixed Media Card

Amazing Paper Grace Mixed Media Garden Gate My Mind's Eye Gingham Foundry by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Amazing paper Grace Garden Gate Mixed Media Card

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to share this Amazing Paper Grace  Garden Gate Mixed Media card!  The May 2021 APG Die of the Month is another dimensional vignette creation.  You can learn more about it and see lots of pretty samples HERE and on Becca’s Blog.   When you pair this charming set of dies up with the Spellbinders May 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month you’ve got a dynamic duo on your hands! 

Welcome to My Garden!

Vignette Garden Gate May 2021 APG DOM My Mind's Eye Gingham Foundry May 2021 Spellbinders Clear Stamp of the Month by Kathy Clement

Welcome to my garden, friends!  Step through the chipped paint on this vintage fence and enjoy a glass of cool lemonade under the shade of the arbor with me.  How does that sound?  The minute I took this die out of the packaging, I knew I was going to travel in a mixed media direction.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, die cut  two each of the fence (With the insert panels) and the arbor. Use a sturdy (85# or more) cream cardstock for this step.
  • Next, rub the flat side of a Spellbinders Bricks and Bark embossing folder with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.  (Use the bark side.)
  • Now spritz the ink with water until little beads form.
  • Then place the die cut fence pieces face down over the inky panel and run through your  machine following your manufacturer’s directions. The ink will sink into the debossed areas of the fence giving it a lovely patina finish.
  • Dry the gate with a heat tool, or let set overnight. Then very lightly dry brush the surface with ivory chalk paint.
  • Now adhere the two gate and arbor layers together with 1/8″ foam tape strips.
  • Finally, sponge the raised areas of the gate and arbor with a little Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to create a vintage, chipped paint finish.
  • Die cut several scraps using the grass die.  Color with inks, then layer on the bottom of the card with foam tape.  Simulate flowers by attaching Prills to dots of Dries Clear Adhesive.
Creating the Arbor

To create the arbor that goes over the garden gate, follow these steps:

  • Die cut a whole bunch of leaves, flowers and berries from cream cardstock.
  • Spray the leaves with Kiwi Glimmer Mist or other spray. Set aside to dry.
  • Place 1 drop of Chipped Sapphire Distress Re-Inker in a disposable plastic container.  Spray some water to create about 1 Tablespoon of stain. Then drop the flower layers in to the puddle to stain them.  When you are happy with the depth of color, pour them out onto folded paper towels or an old grocery bag.
  • Repeat this process with the “berries” using Mustard Seed Distress Re-Inker.
  • Press the center of each flower with a small ball stylus to raise the petals.  Place a drop of Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive in the center of  half the flowers.  Add another layer on top.
  • Fill the “cup” of each flower with a drop of glue, then sprinkle with “Go Man Go” Prills.

The fun part is arranging the leaves, flowers and berries on the arbor.  Top the berries with a dot of Glossy Accents to give them a domed top.  While the GA is still wet, sprinkle with Lion’s Mane Flower Soft.  Now you just need to add bows, buttons and a vintage metal gate latch to the card front. (Paint a small metal drawer pull with chalk paint.  Let it dry a bit, then rub away a little bit with a paper towel to slightly expose the metal.)

Sentiment Tag

This little sentiment tag comes together in a jiffy!

  • Stamp the sentiment and posies from the May Clear Stamp of the Month onto a scrap of gold cardstock.
  • Trim around the sentiment to form a small rectangle.
  • Round the bottom corners with a punch.
  • Shape the top corners with a scalloped punch.
  • Repeat this process with a slightly larger scrap of navy cardstock.
  • Add a hole to the top and string with Journey Twine.
  • Tie on some glass leaf beads and adhere a few flat back pearls to finish the tag.
A Peek Inside

There’s a tea party beneath the arbor waiting inside this box pocket style card.

Turn the flap page on top to find a gift card pocket on the side.  You can add a note or a photo to the sentiment panel.

The box pocket has everything you need to throw a tea party for one.  Even a vintage silver plate demitasse spoon!

TIP: Dress up a Ghiradelli chocolate and a Biscoff cookie pack with scraps of designer paper.

Create a little note card/tea wallet with ephemera bits and scraps of designer paper.

This is the perfect spot to tuck in a tea bag to complete the tea party ensemble.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use with the May 2021 Amazing Paper Grace Die.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section.  Simply click on the “Replies” button found under the title at the top of this page to do so.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations March 2021 Alumni Hop

Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac Tea Time Tea Party in a Box Card by Kathy Clement

Heartfelt Creations March 2021 Alumni Hop: Lush Lilac Tea Time Party in a Box Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations March 2021 Alumni Hop!  The hop starts here and lasts until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, March 29th.  Today I have combined two of my favorite Heartfelt Creations springtime collections: Lush Lilac and Tea Time.  The end result is this Lush Lilac Tea Time Party in a Box Slimline Card.

Tea Time Under the Lilacs

Wouldn’t you just love to have tea out under the lilacs?  Here’s how this sweet card came together.

  • First, score an 8 1/2″ x 11 sheet of lilac cardstock on the long side at 4 1/4″, 4 3/4″, 9 1/2″ and 9 3/4″.  Fold to form a top fold card base with 1/2″ spines on the top and bottom.
  • Stamp, die cut, shape, ink and layer a whole bunch of lilac blossoms from the Lush Lilac collection.  Brush the petals with Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter.
  • Now add a bit of adhesive to the center of each lilac and fill with Minnie Pearls Prills.
  • Next, cut an 8 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ panel of gingham paper from the Tea Time Collection for the front of the card.
  • Then die cut the Eyelet Lace Frame from white cardstock.  Cut it in half from side to side, then overlap the edge on the gingham pattern so that it fits the card base.
  • Now die cut 3 tea pots, tea cups and tea bag from the Tea Time paper pad.  Back these with dimensionals and adhere along the front of the card.  Decorate with the prepared lilac blossoms.

A Peek Inside

Create a box pocket inside the card.  (You can watch this video to see how to do this.)

Gift wrap tea bags, chocolate, cookies, and a honey pouch to tuck into the box pocket.  Use your paper scraps from Lush Lilac and Tea Time to do this.  Create a tiny note card as well.  Then tuck in a demitasse spoon and honey dipper to complete the Tea Party in a Box.

On With the Hop!

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave some love behind in the form of a sweet comment.  Comment before 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, March 29th. One lucky comment will be randomly selected from a mystery blog to receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations!

The winner will be announced only on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, March 31st.  So be sure to check to see if you are the lucky winner!  The winner will have 72 hours to claim the prize by writing [email protected]. Be sure to write “Winner of the March 2021 Alumni Hop” in the Subject line of your email.

Now let’s get hopping!

♥ KATHY (You are HERE)   ♥ Amarilys   ♥ Candy Carole   ♥ Alissa   ♥ Vicki  LisaOksanaEmilyMonica

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.  And if you’d like to see other projects I’ve made with the Tea Time collection, please click HERE.  To see more projects made with the Lush Lilac Collection, please click HERE.

Enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Country Bunny Tea Party in a Box Card

Country Craft Creations Country Bunny Tea Party in a Box Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Country Bunny Tea Party in a Box Card

Hello, Friends!  I made this adorable Country Bunny Tea Party in a Box Card when I had a little “free time” play in the studio yesterday.  This is the collection I used  Country Bunny Box and the Flower Basket Easel Card last month.  It’s been quite a gloomy, chilly week here in North Carolina so I  needed to make a little sunshine in the studio.  Nothing chases away the blues like a little time spent with pretty papers, posies and glue!

Tea Party in a Box Card Country Craft Creations Country Bunny by Kathy Clement Photo 01

How much do we love this cheeky little bunny with her spring straw hat?  Fussy cut from a scrap of designer paper, she’s the perfect focal image on this 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ box style card.  (If you don’t know how to make a box pocket, you can learn how in THIS video tutorial.)

Building Layers

Y’all know how much I love layers.  Here are some of the steps I followed in building the layers on this card.

  • First, cut a 7 1/4″ x 12″ panel of beige cardstock for the card base.
  • Now place the long side on the rail of your scoring tool.  Score at 5 1/4″, 5 3/4″, and 11″.  Fold the scored lines to create the card base.
  • Next, score a 9 1/4″ x 3″ panel of cardstock on the long side at 1/2″ 1″, 8 1/4″ .  Build a box pocket following the video steps in the tutorial linked above.
  • Cut a 7 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ panel of sage green cardstock, a 7″ x 5″ panel of cream cardstock and a 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of kraft cardstock.  These will be the mat layers on the card front.
  • Now stitch a 6 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ panel of designer paper to the kraft cardstock panel. Center and adhere this panel over the cream and sage green cardstock and adhere to the card cover.
  • Fussy cut a large floral image from your scraps.  Then cut 2 banner flags from scraps.
  • Mat a 3″ x 3″ square of the leafy patterned paper over a slightly larger panel of sage cardstock.  Adhere the fussy cut flower and banner flags behind the left hand side and glue in place.
  • Now fussy cut a bunny and some butterflies.
  • Finally, adhere the bunny in the center of a large fabric flower and adhere to the 3″ x 3″ panel.

Finish up with ribbons, flowers and a button.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of the finished card.

Fussy cut the cute dress from patterned paper.  Add just a smidge of dimension by backing it with scraps of kraft cardstock.  This makes it stand out from the patterned background paper but does not interfere with the card’s ability to close.

Do you see the little pocket I added to the dress?  Cut this from a scrap of paper, then glue a fussy cut bunny to the back side.  Add foam dots or dimensionals to the back of the pocket and adhere to the skirt.  This might be my favorite feature on this entire card.  What can I say?  I love pockets?

The Tea Party in a Box

Here’s a peek at all the little treats I’ve tucked inside the box pocket.  A darling vintage silver plate demitasse spoon steals the show, in my opinion.  I also created a little 3″ x 4″ note card from scraps of cardstock and designer paper.

TIP:  Make the tea party feel extra special!  Gift wrap your cookie, honey pouch, chocolate and tea bag with scraps of designer paper.  It only takes a few extra minutes.  Plus it uses up small scraps in a creative way.

You can still purchase this adorable collection from Country Craft Creations.  Click HERE to find the 12×12 Bristol  paper pad and coordinating cardstock.

I hope you feel inspired to break out some of your papers, ribbons and trims and make something beautiful this Sunday afternoon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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