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Carta Bella Welcome Fall Shaped Tag Tea Party

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Carta Bella Welcome Fall Shaped Tag Tea Party with Reneabouquets & Heartfelt Creations Tag

Hello, Friends!  Would you like to learn how to make this adorable Carta Bella Welcome Fall Shaped Tag Tea Party in a Box?  Well, you’re in luck because that is our Throwback Thursday Tutorial this week.  I woke up wondering what to make with y’all and decided it would be fun to make a tag.  And then I thought, oooh…a tag book.  Next thing I knew I had my Heartfelt Creations Tag Album Dies, Reneabouquets goodies, mixed media supplies and pretty papers all over my desk.  That’s how the process works, my friends.  I just go where the inspiration takes me!

Mixed Media Layered Pumpkin

My favorite element on this tag is this mixed media layered pumpkin.  I started with a plain white Reneabouquets Beautiful Board pumpkin. Here’s how that came together:

  •   First, I layer scraps of  designer papers over the solid pumpkin background.
  • Then I  trim the overhang and ink the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
  • Next, dab embossing ink randomly over the paper and sprinkle with Seth Apter Ancient Amber Baked Texture.  Heat emboss.
  • Now apply Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Inks directly to the open pumpkin overlay.
  • Sprinkle with Seth Apter Beeswax Baked Texture and heat emboss.
  • Follow the same procedure with the fancy leaves tuck ins, only color with Gathered Twigs and heat emboss with Taos Sunset Baked Enamel.
  • Make a “nest” with Spanish moss and straw, adhere feathers, twine bow and button to the stem and sprinkle liberally with green peppercorns and mustard seeds.
  • Vintage buttons make a great accent on the domed edges.
Magnetic Flap Opening

The cool thing about this Shaped Tag Die is the fact that it can be used as a shaped magnetic closure.  I’ll show you how to do that in the tutorial.  I could not resist adding a little fall dangle charm to the spine.  Cute, right?

Here’s what the mixed media cover looks like when you open that magnetic flap.

And here’s a peek at the inside spread.  This clever die makes a great box pocket, too!

I was pleasantly surprised that I could fit all these goodies into the pocket.

There’s even a little 3  1/4″ x 4 1/4″ note card/tea wallet!  This was a very fun crafty adventure, my friends!

Carta Bella Welcome Fall Shaped Tag Tea Party in a Box Video Tutorial

Would you like to see this sweet little project come together?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial.

 

Fall makes me so happy!

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Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Hello Pink Autumn Shaker Box Folio

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Prima Hello Pink Autumn Shaker Box Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon & Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  This Prima Hello Pink Autumn Shaker Box Folio probably looks familiar.  That’s because it’s the same design as the Simple Stories The Little Things Shaker Box Folio Tutorial that I shared with you earlier this month.  I had such fun making that one, that I had to take the design out for another spin.  This time I used fall papers, pretty autumn trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon and some gorgeous Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board.

It’s so fun to see  how changing up the papers and the color palette give this sweet box folio design a completely different look.

You can follow the same video tutorial when making this version of the box.  Add a real autumnal vibe with Brown and Cream Tartan Ribbon and Pumpkin Baker’s Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Isn’t it amazing how changing up the color scheme gives this project a totally new look?

A Peek Inside

I don’t know about you, but I love the dusty rose and chocolate brown color combination.

And I love the fall imagery: mushrooms, pumpkins, gourds, and falling leaves makes me so happy.

What’s in the Pockets?

Yes, I made two pockets for this version of the card.  There is the large box pocket filled with cookies, honey stick, tea wallet and chocolate (the weather has finally cooled down!). and a fun little luggage tag.  Then I also made a very simple pocket with some of my scraps and tucked in a couple more small tags.

I must have had tags on the brain, because the card is loaded with them.

The luggage tag has two die cut slots in it so I can tuck in the cute itty bitty tags. It’s actually matted onto a 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ mini card base.  So there’s room inside to write a personal greeting.  You could also tuck a gift card in to the slots, so that’s fun, too.

I know some of you are not fans of pink on an autumn project.  But I love it because it reminds me of my sweet mom, who would have painted the whole world pink given the opportunity.  This is her birthday week, and she would have been 101 years old on Friday.  She would have given this Hello Pink Autumn card her seal of approval, and that’s good enough for me.

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Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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!

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Thanks for joining me!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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