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Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial

Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial with Reneabouquets & Prima Plant Department

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday and I have a delightful Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial to share with you.  Last month, I created this Peter Cottontail Treat Tag using this same design template. Many of you requested that I create a tutorial so you could make these for your friends and family members.  With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I thought this might be a good time to honor that request.

Tree of Life in the Fairy Garden

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The base of this Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag is made with (2) Graphic 45 Square tags, papers from the Prima Plant Department paper collection and some gorgeous goodies from Reneabouquets.  This flower fairy is a great match for the paper collection, and I could not resist adding a splendid dragonfly to my Tree of Life ATC tag shaker frame.

  • First, paint the Tree of Life ATC tag with Gold Paint.
  • Next, cut a piece of acetate (clear cardstock) to fit the back side of the frame and glue in place with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Now, place 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the outside edge of the frame.
  • After you paint the edges of the ATC tag with gold paint, apply one of the rub on images to the surface.
  • Then fill the center of the tag with your shaker mix and press the Tree of Life Frame in place.
  • Adhere the dragonfly in one corner and the Flower Fairy in the other.
  • Paint a bit of Ivy Beautiful Board and a leaf with gold paint.  Scatter Prills to add a pop of color and texture to the ivy and the leaf.
  • Tie charms through the top of the shaker frame.
Fairy Garden Wind Chimes?

No fairy garden is complete without a little bit of charm, don’t you agree?  So I created this pretty dangle charm embellishment on the 1 1/2″ spine.  There’s a fancy key, feather, dragonfly, butterfly, and mushroom on it, and when it moves, it makes me think of wind chimes.

A Peek Inside

You will learn how to add this fun flip flap page inside the Fairy Garden.  It’s a quick and easy feature to make, but adds a great interactive element to the design.

Tea Party in a Tag

Here’s a peek at the tea party that’s tucked inside the box pocket.  I used the G45 Policy Envelope Die to cut a little pouch for my tea bag and chocolate.  An ivory ATC tag is dressed up with papers and die cuts from the collection.  Wrap packaged cookies with paper scraps to add a touch of class to the ensemble.  And of course, one must have a honey stick and a spoon!

Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial on YouTube

The tutorial I’ve prepared for you today will show you how to build the tag book base, the flap element and the box pocket.  If you’d like to follow along, please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.

 

I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Susan’s Victorian Garden Peach Tea Projects

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Spellbinders Susan’s Victorian Garden Peach Tea Projects with Prima Peach Tea

 

Hello, Friends!  Spellbinders Susan’s Victorian Garden dies have just released, and I have some really fun Peach Tea themed projects to share with you today.  Y’all know I love my tea, and as a honorary southern gal, I definitely love iced tea!  Playing with these dies was so much fun, and I  kind of let my imagination take over while making these projects. Both were made with Prima Sweet Tea collection.  So why not grab a cuppa and a snack and join me for a little online tea party?

Victorian Tea Cup and Saucer Tea party in a Decorative Box

I’ve been having loads of fun making little boxes lately.  If you missed out on them, you can find those tutorials HERE and HERE.

Today’s shabby chic Victorian Tea Cup box is larger (4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″) but the process for making them is the same.  Instead of dry embossing this box, I lined it with Prima Peach Tea papers and decorated it with Susan’s Victorian Garden Teacup and Saucer. It’s resting on a lovely Reneabouquets  Cherry Blossom wreath.  The itty bitty spoon, key and decorative (not functional in this case) metal hasp are also from Reneabouquets.

What would you put into a peachy tea cup other than a spray of peach blossoms?  Susan’s Victorian Garden Lavender (from the Mason Jar die set) makes perfect peach blossoms, too!

TIP #1:  Die cut dozens of itty bitty blossoms using the die that comes in the Mason Jar set.  Use 3 shades of colored cardstock (dark peach, light peach and white) to lend a more realistic, shaded appearance to the blossoms.

TIP #2: Here’s a hack for adding all those itty bitty blossoms to the branch.  Shape the blossoms by pressing a small stylus into the center.  That’s all you have to do.  Then flip the blossoms face down.  Apply your glue to the floral portion of the die cut, then pick up the blossoms from your work space.  This saves loads of time!

TIP #3: Save out some single blossoms to scatter on the tag and box base.

A Peek Inside

Fill the inside of your box with a tea party for one: wrap a Mango/Passion Fruit Herbal Tea Bag (Stash brand) up in a tea sachet; use paper scraps to dress up a Biscoff cookie packet and Ghirardelli chocolate; then tuck in a sweet little vintage silver plate demitasse spoon as the crowning touch.

As you can see here, I also fully lined the box interior to give it a really finished look.  The 4 1/4″ square blank note card fits perfectly inside so you can add your own personal greetings to the gift.

Susan’s Victorian Garden Mason Jar and Lavender Sweet Peach Iced Tea Party in a Box Card

If you’ve never enjoyed the pleasure of drinking a tall glass of Southern Sweet Peach Iced Tea, you really need to put it on your bucket list!  Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day!  This 5×7 Tea Party in a Box Card is a tribute to the joys of sweet peach iced tea

I could not resist turning the Mason Jar Die into a shaker element.  You do need to use transparent foam tape for this, but the end result is certainly worth it!

Build a 1/2″ deep box pocket inside this card (there is a basic tutorial HERE) then fill it up with tea treats.  Now your card is a gift!

I’ve hidden a little tag pocket and sentiment card behind the flap page at the top of the card.

Look at al the goodies I  managed to pack into this pocket!  There’s a 3-pack of Celestial Seasonings Herbal Peach Tea Bags, chocolate, cookies, honey stick, vintage demitasse spoon and wildflower seeds!  How fun is that?

I’ll have more Susan’s Victorian Garden samples to share with you soon.  This weekend, we are entertaining dear friends from Atlanta, so I need to get out of my pajamas and get ready for their arrival.  Maybe I’ll brew up a pitcher of Peach Iced tea…I’m suddenly craving it!

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

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your weekend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Bees, Bunnies and Blooms Slimline Tea Party in a Box

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Bees, Bunnies and Blooms Slimline Tea Party in a Box with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This cheery Bees, Bunnies and Blooms Slimline Tea Party in a Box reminds me that the azaleas will soon be blooming in North Carolina!  I haven’t spotted my first bee yet, but the plum tree is in full bloom, and the crabapple tree promises to burst out any day now.  Spring is such a welcome season and I especially love the beautiful flowers that accompany it.

I’ve wrapped the front of this 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ slimline card with gorgeous White Organza  with a Satin Center Ribbon.  The airy edges of the ribbon add a lovely springtime feeling to the Photoplay Bunnies and Blossoms papers.   And sweet bees from Reneabouquets pick up on the little bees in the blue floral paper.

Spring Flowers

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I’m very fond of the peachy/coral tones of the pretty flowers on this card, too. I’ve added Cosmos Daisies and Cherry Blossoms in with a gorgeous lily that I found in my stash.  Iridescent Metallic String adds another layer of shimmer beneath the blossoms.

Bees, Bunnies and Blooms Tea Party in a Box: A Peek Inside

Slimline cards provide room for a nice, deep pocket that can hold all kinds of goodies!

I have dressed up a 4-pack of Mixed Berry Zinger tea bags with scraps of pretty paper from the collection.  Then I gift wrapped a package of Biscoff cookies, tossed in a little chocolate, a honey stick and a vintage demitasse spoon to complete the tea party.  Use stickers to add a pop of color to the blank sentiment card that also fits in the pocket.

I’m so enjoying my spring papers and spring flowers!  Have you started creating for spring yet?  It will be here before we know it!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Victorian Snowman Tea Party

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Victorian Snowman Tea Party in a Box with Really Reasonable Ribbon & Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  This darling Victorian Snowman Tea Party in a Box card features a winning round-up of supplies from Really Reasonable Ribbon, Reneabouquets and Simple Stories Winter Woods. There is a lot of sweetness to see here, so let’s get the (tea) party started!

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

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One of the things I love about snowman images is that they are good all winter long!  This pretty in pink Victorian card would be a great winter birthday card, Valentine, or get well greeting.  I built the background of my card with paper scraps.  Then I dug into my embellishments and went to work on building the central image.  Here’s how:

  • First, heat emboss the Reneabouquet Victorian Snowflake Medallion with Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel. Place foam tabs in the center of the medallion and adhere it to the card base.
  • Next,  brush Dies Clear Adhesive over the small snowflakes.  Then sprinkle them with fine pearl glitter glass.
  • Now, place dimensionals on the back of Victoria’s Snowman printed beautiful board and adhere on the right hand side of the medallion.
  • Next, arrange flowers (linked below) around the sides of the medallion as seen in the photo.
  • Tie a double loop bow with Pink Taffeta ribbon and tuck the knot under one of the pink roses. Then tie a double loop bow with Pink and Brown Twist Bakers Twine and adhere it over the pink taffeta bow.
  • Thread a heart charm on Pink and Brown Twist, tie a knot and use the point of your scissors to push into the knot of the Bakers Twine bow.
  • Place dimensionals on the back of  the vintage rose corner pieces and adhere.
  • Finally, tuck snowflakes in and around the flowers and images.  Top with Sweet Shop pearls.

A Peek Inside

Add an extra element of surprise to your project when you create a kinetic waterfall feature on the top half of the card.  Wrap ribbon around the back of the mechanism to hold everything neatly in place.

Then build a box pocket to hold all the goodies for a Victorian Snowman Tea Party. Wrap your goodies with leftover bits of designer paper.  Create a tag,  top it with more Pink Taffeta,  a White Satin Bow and a sweet rose charm.  Stitch paper scraps together to make a handy  little bookmark, and top this with white satin ribbon as well.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you’ll be able to use in your own crafty adventures.  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Stay warm and cozy!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Rose Parfum Tutorial

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Stamperia Rose Parfum Tea Party in a Box Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  We’re going shabby chic today with a Stamperia Rose Parfum Tea Party in a Box Tutorial.  Everything about this gorgeous paper collections says, “shabby me up.”  So I added distressed edges, machine stitching, dry brushing and spattered paint.  Pull your mixed media boots out of the closet, because we are going to have fun today!

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I’m a pushover for rose patterned papers.  I think they remind me of my grandmother’s house.  She had cabbage roses on the sofa in her parlor, and cabbage rose wallpaper in her den.  There’s a cozy, comfy nostalgia built into the design of this paper collection, and I like it!

 

Speaking of roses, I’ve added a delicious cascade of pink roses down the side of this 6 1/4″ x 6 1/2″ card folio.  We will decorate the card cover together in today’s tutorial, but the focus of the tutorial is actually on the inside of the card.

A Peek Inside

Like all my Tea Party in a Box creations, you’ll find a lovely box pocket inside the card.  I’ve filled this up with all the usual treats including a sweet little honey dipper and a heart charm. Have you given an

The main focus of our tutorial today is the accordion pull out folio situated inside the top half of the card.  I’m going to show you how to use one piece of 12×12 paper to make a 9-panel photo folio with a magnetic closure mechanism.

Look how much room we have for photos!  The side pocket/photo mat pages cover up the spots where the papers were joined together.

Here’s a closer look at all the goodies I’ve tucked inside the box pocket.

Stamperia Rose Parfum Tea Party in a Box Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to  see how this shabby chic project came together? Then please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

If you’ve never made one of these fun Tea Party in a Box card, I hope this video inspires you to take the plunge!  Check out previous Tea Party in a Box projects HERE.

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

Thanks for stopping by,

Cheerio,

kathy

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