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Summer Sunflowers Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

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Summer Sunflowers Tea Party in a Box Tutorial with Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish

Hello, Friends!  For this week’s Throwback Thursday I have this Summer Sunflowers Tea Party in a Box Tutorial to share with you.  Last week we made our August Time to Flourish Banner with Graphic 45 Time to Flourish.  I had a few bits of the paper left over, and thought you might enjoy making another one of my “scrappy” cards.   It’s always fun to use up those last few bits and bobs of a favorite paper, right?

Rustic Sunflowers

Since the August papers feature sunflowers, I decided to make my own with my Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower stamps, dies and shaping mold.  Here’s the process that I followed to make them:

  • First, swipe Fossilized Amber, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey Distress ink across a non-stick craft sheet.
  • Next, spritz the ink with a mister bottle until small beads of color form.
  • Now, swipe, tap and pat both sides of an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft White Cardstock through the ink until both sides are covered.
  • If you have blank spots, fill in with Fossilized Amber ink applied with a blending tool.
  • Then dry both sides of the paper thoroughly with a heat gun, or leave to dry for several hours.
  • Stamp the Rustic Sunflowers onto the dried paper using Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide Ink.
  • Next, die cut using the Heartfelt Creations Matching Dies.
  • Then stamp the leaves on scraps of green cardstock and die cut.
  • Shape the flower petals and leaves with the Rustic Sunflower mold following the manufacturer’s directions.
  • Layer the sunflower petals together, staggering the leaves and securing with adhesive.
  • Then cup the center of each flower with a stylus.
  • Fill the flower center with hot glue and let it set up.  Then place a thin layer of Dries Clear Adhesive over the hot glue and sprinkle with Prills. (Espresso Yourself, Power Outage, Copper Penny and Gilt Trip.)
  • Spray the flower petals with mica spray to add a soft sheen.
A Peek Inside

I really had to get creative on the inside of this card, and even had to dip into my stash of July TTF papers.  But we made it work!

Create a sweet tea sachet/gift card wallet with the 4×4 image from the paper collection.  I also topped a blank piece of my cream cardstock with a sunflower to dress up a blank notecard.

Create a shadow border inside the tea wallet with Annette Green’s Lacy Borders dies from Elizabeth Craft.

Summer Sunflowers Tea Party in a Box Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how to create the Tea Party in a Box base an, cover art and inside design, please enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

That’s the very end of my August Time to Flourish papers.  But what a way to go!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for joining me!




Stamperia Blue Dream Tea Party in a Box

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Stamperia Blue Dream Tea Party in a Box Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Stamperia Blue Dream Tea Party in a Box project is the loveliest way to welcome summer!  It speaks to blue skies, sunshine, refreshing lemons, sea breezes and relaxing days by the shore.  I hope you’ll enjoy today’s Make & Take Tuesday as much as I  did! Our tutorial this week will focus on building the elements on the card front and embellishing with all sorts of paper pretties.

Old World Summer by the Sea

I don’t know about you, friends, but I wish I could step into this view and stroll along the shoreline!  I’ve only recently added this gorgeous paper collection to my stash, and I’m so glad I did!  Here are some of the fun details on this 5×7 Tea Party in a Box project.

  • First, create lots of depth and dimension by placing foam tabs between your chipboard layers. This is what gives your work this “I could walk into this picture” effect.
  • Next, balance out all the vibrant yellow hues with some deep blues.  Blue ribbon, buttons, gems and a beautiful dragonfly really made the lighthouse scene pop.
  • Third, add a bit of sparkle and shine with Fine Pearl Glitter Glass and Reneabouquets lemon branches.  Spread a little Dries Clear adhesive on the lemon blossoms, then sprinkle with the glitter glass.  It doesn’t show up here so well, but in real life, it’s stunning.
  • Lastly, add a bit of Rusty Hinge Ink and Crackle Texture paste to the brick window to give it that Old World feel.  We’ll talk more about this in the video tutorial.
A Peek Inside

I have as much fun creating the insides of my cards as I do the outsides.  It’s always an adventure to open such cards, as you never quite know what you’ll find waiting within.  This time, I added a kinetic waterfall feature to the top half of the card, and a Tea Party in a Box on the bottom.

Since it’s too hot to send chocolate in the mail right now, I opted to make a beautiful little tag and bookmark combo to take the place of the chocolate.  But all the other usual suspects are tucked inside.

I dug into my stash of vintage costume jewelry to adorn the bookmark.  The dragonfly pin on the tag is altered with wax and sprays.  And the tea sachet was just too pretty not to share up close.

Stamperia Blue Dreams Tea Party in a Box Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to take a closer look at this gorgeous paper collection and learn how I built the layers on the card front, then I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial.


Suddenly, I’m craving a tall glass of lemonade.  Wonder what that’s all about?

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Thanks for stopping by!




Berry Fields Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

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Berry Jam Tea Party in a Box Tutorial with Simple Stories Strawberry Fields

Hello, Friends! This Berry Fields Tea party in a Box Tutorial is a great way to greet strawberry season.   Made with Simple Stories  Berry Fields collection, it’s filled with old-fashioned goodness.  Seriously, friends…this collection takes me right back to my Grammy’s kitchen!

My favorite element on this card is the cute little jam jar.  Believe it or not, this is made from product packaging!  Little Birdie uses these cute mason jar inserts for many of their small flowers.  They are so adorable that I can’t bear to throw them away, so I’ve been saving them to use “one of these days.”

From Product Packaging to Jam Jar: The Process

Here’s how I converted this product packaging into our focal image on this card.

  • First, carefully cut off the lid of the jar tag just above the top of the jar.
  • Next, trace the jar base onto patterned paper.  I used the large strawberry images from the 12×12 paper collection.
  • Now, cut out the traced shape, fold it in half and trim about 1/8″ off the edges.  Now the strawberry jam “filling” will fit inside the jar, but the “glass” will still be visible.
  • Ink up the edges of the jar base with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Ink to give it that vintage jar look.
  • Ink the jar lid with Faded Jeans Distress Ink, then spritz with Distress Oxide Speckled Egg Spray.  This makes it look like an old zinc canning jar lid.
  • Place foam adhesive on the back of the lid and adhere the jar and the lid to a scrap of heavy cardstock.  This makes it nice and sturdy.
  • Finally, spread a layer of Spectrum Noir Glossy Highlights over the jar surface and let dry. Place foam tape on the back of the embellishment and you’re ready to go!
Don’t Forget the Details!

You’ll see how I added some fun details to my card in the video tutorial below.  These are simple steps, but they make a big visual impact.

A Peek Inside

One of the fun things about making a Tea Party in a Box is finding goodies to add to the box pocket.  And, once the goodies are consumed, the box pocket can be used to store photos.  The card is a great addition to kitchen décor, and can be pulled out seasonally.

This Tea Party in a Box has a package of flower seeds, a vintage demitasse spoon, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Tea Bag, Honey Stick, Biscoff Cookies and a note card tucked inside.  I had a leftover rosette from one of my Patriotic projects, so I turned it into this cute rosette lollipop.

Berry Fields Tea Party in a Box Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to create the box card base and create the cover of this fun project, then I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial.  I’ll also walk you through the Berry Fields paper collection so you can see how beautiful it is.


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Thanks for stopping by!




Tea Party in a Box Folio Part 2

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Mother’s Day Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial Part 2 with Reneabouquets & G45 Cottage Life

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for Part 2 of our Mother’s Day Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial?  I’ve been a busy bee in the studio getting the remainder of this project finished for you.  Some of you have contacted me already with ways that you plan to use this folio for upcoming special occasions.  That makes my heart so happy!  I love it when you share your memories and crafty adventures with me.

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Here’s our finished project, and I have to say, I love the way it turned out.  It’s perfectly vintage and beautifully feminine.  My mom loved her flower gardens, and this precious image makes me think of her.  Mom also loved all the wee birds, so I was thrilled to find this gorgeous Printed Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets in my stash.

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Butterflies?  Yup, mom loved those too, and  of course I had to use a pink one.  The ribbon closure and bow are also pink,  because Mom loved pink in all its various shades.

The Spine

Did you guess that I would created a dangle charm for the spine?  Well, you were 100% correct!  This  one features a golden bumblebee, flying swallow, text token, daisy, and a darling little bird nest.  You can learn how to add it to your folio in today’s video tutorial.

A Peek Inside


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If you missed the first part of this tutorial, you can find it HERE. Part 1 covers building the folio base, adding the liner papers, creating the slash pocket, box pocket,  and decorating the flap pages.

Today we’ll finish the folio.  First, we’ll finish the final flap page with a little pocket, a bookmark and a magnet.  Next, I’ll talk with you about how I “gift wrap” the goodies that fit in the box pocket.  Then, we will finish out the decoration on the slash pocket and talk about how easy it is to create a belly band.

Next on our crafty adventure, we’ll add the ribbon closure, create the spine, and the dangle charm.  And last, but not least, we’ll create the cover for the folio.

I hope you’ll join me as I share Part 2 of this Mother’s Day Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial over on my YouTube channel.

Mother’s Day kind of sneaked up on me this year, and I know we are cutting it close with this project.  But maybe you can lock yourself up in your studio this weekend and get this project ready in time.  I hope you have as much fun with it as I did.

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

Thanks for stopping by!





How to Embellish a Shabby Chic Card

How to Embellish a Shabby Chic Card with Reneabouquets for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Would you like to learn how to embellish a Shabby Chic Card?  I thought it might be fun for  you to see how I create that wonderful shabby chic vibe using fancy trims, florals and embellishments.  So that’s the theme of our Throwback Thursday tutorial this week.

Does your mojo ever hit a speed bump?  You know those days when you want to create, but you just can’t seem to focus in on what you want to make?  What do you do when that happens to you?

Although I almost always have a list of projects I want to make, sometimes I walk into my studio and just draw a complete blank.  When this happens to me, I have a plan of action that almost always seems to get me over the speed bump.  Want to know what I do?

What to Do When Your Mojo Hits a Speed Bump

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Organize.  Yep…that’s right.  Choose a small area of your studio or crafty space and start organizing it.  It had been a while since I had sorted and organized the papers in my Iris Cart bins.  So I chose 2 carts and proceeded to organize those papers.

First, I put all my Christmas papers into storage under my work table. Then I sorted my paper collections into themes: floral, baby, masculine, etc.  And lo and behold, in the midst of doing that, I ran across this lovely paper collection from Lemoncraft.  Suddenly I  knew exactly what I wanted to make: a tea party in a box card with a tea theme!  Yay!

Tea Party Fit for a Queen

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Before I  knew it, I had pulled this peach tulle trim and vintage lace from my stash of Reneabouquets goodies.  A quick dip into my flower stash earthed up these apricot and pale yellow flowers.  Then I remembered these divine tea ephemera pieces that my friend Becky had sent me.  Easy peasy!  I’ll show you how to put this pretty card front together in today’s video tutorial.  And, it’s way easier than you think!

A Peek Inside

The tea theme on the front of the card inspired me to create a Tea Party in a Box inside the card.  And then I remembered that I have this sweet teacup die and stamps in my stash.  Why not invite them to the party?

Decorate the front of your flap page with a die cut teacup complete with embossed sentiment and lacy doily.  Oooh…that was fun!

Since I had my stamps out, I decided to stamp a little sentiment pocket inside the flap.  And, why not make a bookmark while I’m at it?

My friends, this is a tea party fit for royalty!  Wouldn’t this make a great Mother’s Day gift?  I might just have to send it to myself!

How to Embellish a Shabby Chic Card Video on YouTube

If you’d like to watch me embellish this card and share my thought process, please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.

I hope I shared some tips, techniques and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!