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Pink Autumn Thanksgiving Wreath

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.

The Inspiration

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.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Woodland Tales Tea Party in a Box

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Little Birdie Crafts Woodland Tales Tea Party in a Box

Hello, Friends!  We’re celebrating the colors of autumn today with this Little Birdie Crafts Woodland Tales Tea Party in a Box project.  If you’re a bird lover, or a lover of the rich copper and turquoise hues of fall, then I think you will enjoy this post.

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I truly enjoy making these little flip folio designs.  The 6×6 base is made from one 12×12 sheet of Woodland Tales designer paper.  It’s so quick and easy to score and fold these folios!  I share a simple tutorial for creating just the base of the project below.

Of course, Little Birdie thoughtfully created a flower collection that is perfectly color matched to the paper collection.  Heat emboss and paint some of their lovely Primed Chipboard feathers and tuck them in with the floral cluster and string bow.

The flowers are beautiful straight out of the packaging, but I like to spatter them with paint, too.

Punch a hole in the spine, add a lobster clasp, string on some charms and you’ve got a really pretty bit of eye candy!

A Peek Inside

Create a slash pocket on the inside cover to hold photo mats and mini folios.  The panel on the right is the perfect place to add a photo.

TIP:  Score between a row of 3×4 images and fold to create a lovely little mini folio.  You can journal on the front, then add photos on the back.

Turn the flap page to find a cute little tag pocket and a fun flip/flap page.

The flaps open in opposite directions to reveal a nice sized area for photos.

The central panel holds a box pocket filled to the brim with everything you might need to make a lovely little tea party for one.  I’ve added a honey dipper, honey pouch, Chai tea, chocolate, cookies and a spoon.  This is a great spot to store more photos or recipes once the tea party has been enjoyed.

Woodland Tales Tea Party in a Box Video and Mini Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this Tea Party in a Box “in action” then please enjoy the video below.

To look at other Little Birdie projects and tutorials, please click HERE.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations July 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

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Heartfelt Creations July 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Climbing Clematis Tea Party in a Box

 

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations July 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop begins here and runs through 11:55 PM EDT on Monday August 2nd.  That gives you plenty of time to hop and be inspired by all of the wonderful Heartfelt Alumni who are participating this month.  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog as you visit, because one lucky comment will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card.

Heartfelt Creations International Friendship Day Bonus Giveaway

Did you  know that July 30th is International Friendship Day?  Today also marks the first time that Heartfelt Creations is joining the Alumni Team for the Blog Hop!  In honor of these two great events, Heartfelt Creations is offering a second $25 giveaway for those that come to their blog hop post. (You can find the list at the bottom of this post.)

Everyone who leaves a comment on the Heartfelt Creations Blog will be entered into the drawing.  You have until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, August 2nd to leave your comment.

The winners of both gift cards will be posted on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page and Blog on Wednesday, August 4th.  Be sure to check in on that date to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

To claim your prize you must email [email protected] within 72 hours of the announcement. Please write “Winner of the July Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line.

Have fun hopping!

Climbing Clematis Floral Butterfly Team Party in a Box Card

Climbing Clematis Floral Butterfly Tea Party in a Box Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Clematis are blooming everywhere in our neighborhood.  And butterflies are flitting through all the flower gardens as I make my daily walk.  I love seeing them both.  That was the inspiration for this 8 1/2″ x 5″ gift folio.  Here’s how to make it.

  • First, score a lavender piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock at 5, ., 5 1/2″, and 10 1/2″.
  • Next, fold along the scored lines to create a top fold card with a 1/2″ spine. You will have a 1/2″ flap on the inside of the card.
  • Now cut an 8 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ piece of lavender cardstock.  Adhere just below the 10 1/2″ scored line inside the card.
  • Then score a 1/2″ spine on this flap.  This piece becomes the box pocket.
  • Next, cut 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ scraps of lavender paper.  Score at 1/2″ and 1″ to form little flaps.  Adhere the left and right hand flaps to the sides and front of the box pocket flap.  You can see what this looks like below.
Making the Floral Butterfly

  • Now die cut the large floral butterfly base from designer paper.
  • Then die cut the wings and frame from white cardstock.
  • Heat emboss the butterfly wings with Glitter Embossing Powder.  Then adhere to the frame.
  • Sponge the butterfly body with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.
  • Next adhere colored pearls to the body and half back pearls to the wings.
The Climbing Clematis

When time is short, I love to die cut the printed flowers from the 12×12 paper pad.  This is such a quick and easy way to make your flowers!

  • First, die cut the printed flowers using the Climbing Clematis Dies.
  • Next, run them through the 3-D shaping mold.
  • Now poke a hole in the center of each flower with a piercing tool.
  • Then layer the flowers together.  I used two layers for each flower.
  • Next, run stamens through the centers and you are nearly done.
  • The last step is to brush the petals with Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter. (All products are linked in the supply list below this post.
A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at that sweet box pocket inside the card.

  • First, decorate the pocket with patterned paper and a border strip.
  • Next, die cut and decorate a tag from the paper pad.  Top with ribbon and flowers.
  • Now wrap a cookie packet with scraps of your designer paper.
  • Then wrap a honey packet in another scrap.  Add a ribbon to the top.
  • Finally, create a little tea wallet/note card.  Tuck in a tea bag and a vintage demitasse spoon to complete the gift.

Mini Photo Folio

The top half of the card is a mini photo folio.  Here’s how to put that together.

  • First, cut an 8 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of designer paper.
  • Then cut (2) 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ squares of lavender cardstock.
  • Next, score a 1/2″ flap on the left side of one and on the right side of the other.
  • Then fold the flaps and adhere behind the 8 1/4″ panel.
  • Now center and adhere the entire assembly to the card base.

Finally, mat designer paper on cream cardstock and then adhere to the “wings” of the folio.

Now you can add a photo on each side and write a little note on the base panel.

On With the Hop!

Here’s the list of the Alumni Team joining the fun on this hop.  Now be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment so you can be entered to win one of the TWO gift card giveaways.  Remember: you must comment on the Heartfelt Creations Blog to be eligible to win that giveaway.

Kathy (YOU ARE HERE)  ♥ Carole   ♥ Alissa   ♥ Candy Amarilys  Vicki   ♥ Monica  Lisa   ♥  ♥Magda   ♥ Oksana Heartfelt Creations

Have fun hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations June 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

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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

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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.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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