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Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Christmas Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Christmas Tea Party in a Box Tutorial with Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design Photo 01

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Tea Party in a Box Tutorial with Reneabouquets:

Hello, Friends!  The Christmas train is rolling right along with this Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Tea Party in a Box Tutorial.  This is one of my “Use Your Scraps” challenges.  I’ll share all my best sneaky tricks for using tiny pieces of designer paper and a few images into a lovely 5″ x 7″ tea party in a box card.

We’re working with leftover bits and bobs from the December Banner tutorial that I shared earlier this month.  While I had quite a few images left over, I really had just a tiny bit of the Flourish patterned paper to work with.  I think you’ll enjoy seeing how I combined those bits with some lovely Reneabouquets Beautiful Board and Mulberry flowers to create this project.

Lots of Lovely Little Layers

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So how did I manage to streeeeetch these designer papers?  Well, let’s just say that if you could see under all these lovely layers of images, you’d see a lot of naked cardstock.  A bountiful flower cluster and strategically placed images are a crafty girl’s best friend!

A Peek Inside

The challenge continued on the inside of this card.  I had to figure out clever ways to use odd shaped pieces of designer paper.  Thankfully, I had many of the large images from the 12×12 pad left over to help me finish the job.

We even managed to create a little flap page on the top half of the card!  I’ll share my secrets with you in the video tutorial below.

But let’s just say for now that a well-placed title covers up an obvious spot where scraps are pieced in.  It’s our secret, OK?

The Tea Party in a Box

Since I was low on designer paper, I wrapped my tea treats with cardstock.

Then I added smaller ephemera pieces to dress up the plain cardstock.  It worked really well!

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Christmas Tea Party in a Box Tutorial on YouTube

You’re invited to grab a cuppa and a snack as I share this video tutorial with you over on my YouTube Channel:

 

Did you enjoy that?  I’m having lots of fun sharing these Christmas creations with you.  I’ll be back soon with more, so keep a sharp eye out!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends.  I know how busy the holiday season is, and I truly appreciate you spending your time with me here.

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Card

Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Card: Let’s Use Our Scraps!

Hello, Friends!  This Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Card is made with paper scraps we had left from making our November Banner of the Month.  My mama raised me with a “waste not, want not” point of view, so I just had to find a way to create something wonderful with those tasty little bits of designer paper!  Naturally, I invited some Reneabouquets goodies along on this crafty adventure.  The end result was this luscious fall beauty of a card.  I was so pleased with it that I  just had to share the tutorial with you so you can make one with your scrappy bits, too.

Pumpkins, Butterflies and Fall Florals

When I started out to make this card, I only had 1 sheet of 8×8 paper, a 2″ x 8″ scrap from the back of the cut apart page, and an assortment of random cut apart pieces from the 8×8 pad.  This was a challenge.  But lucky for me, I love a good challenge!  The paper shortage problem was easily resolved by using mitered frames instead of large paper panels.

TIP: Need to save patterned paper?  Create mitered frame borders instead of using entire panels of patterned paper.  If you have rectangular nesting dies, you can also cut the “frames” out with those.

TIP:  Fill in empty spots with a chipboard pumpkin, large metal embellishments, and lovely fall branches.

TIP: Color your maple branches with Distress Oxide Inks in shades of Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey.  Then spritz lightly with a copper mica spray for a spectacular finish.

A Peek Inside

Reserve that 8×8 panel of patterned paper for use on the inside of your card.  First line your 5 1/8″ x 7 1/8″ cream card base with 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panels of Faded Brick or Tomato Soup cardstock.  Then trim the 8×8 paper to a width of 4 3/4″.  Line the pocket with the green reverse pattern and the top with a 4 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ panel of the pattern.  Then you can use the offcuts and other scraps to dress up the top half of the card.

TIP: Camouflage patterned paper piecing with small side panel embellishments.

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I had just enough scraps left to  make a sweet little tea wallet for my Pumpkin Spice tea bag and a decorative front for my chocolate wrapper.

Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Card Tutorial on my YouTube channel

This fun project was a bit like putting a puzzle together, but I really enjoyed the process.  If you’d like to see how the front cover came together, grab a cuppa and join me over on my YouTube channel.

Well, what do you think?  I had not one scrap of paper left after finishing this card, and that’s just the way I like it!

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Banner Tutorial

Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Banner Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I have our Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Banner Tutorial ready for you.  This is one of my favorite month’s from this collection (do I say that every month?) so I was super excited when it came time to put it together.  I’ve added some gorgeous Reneabouquets Beautiful Board, Really Reasonable Ribbon, flowers, charms and vintage buttons from my stash to make a banner worthy of my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving!

Autumn Hues
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Rich autumn hues take center stage this month along with beautiful birds, acorns, and fall leaves.  My favorite element (aside from the Thanksgiving Turkey shaker wreath) is the star anise embellishments.  Not only does this banner look like fall…it smells like fall, too.

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish November Banner Tutorial-Kathy Clement

TIP: Texture adds so much to a banner design.  Try adding a layer of burlap, vintage lace and mulberry flowers to your ribbon to amp up the texture.

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TIP: Variety is the spice of life.  That’s why I used 3 different shaped and sized pennants in this month’s banner.  This allows each banner to stand out as a mini art piece all on its own.

Shake Up Your Banner

TIP:  Why not add a fun shaker element to your center banner?  This is easy to do, and it adds a surprise element that makes the banner extra special.  I show you in the tutorial  how I transformed this Reneabouquets Thanksgiving Wreath and Turkey into a shaker frame.

Charmed, I’m Sure!

Graphic 45 tags have a lovely grommet on the domed edge.  I turn them upside down to create a pretty banner shape. Then I put that grommet to good use by adding a charm dangle with jump rings.  It adds so much to the banner’s appeal.

Color Reneabouquets Fancy Fall Tuck ins with layers of Distress Oxide Ink.  Tap the color directly onto the surface of each piece, layering one color over the next.  Then spritz lightly with a metallic mist and spatter with Mustard Seed Distress Paint for a really fun fall finish.

TIP: Think of the end pieces of your banner as though they are quotation marks.  The elements on the right hand side tip to the right, but on the left hand side they tip to the left.  This simple trick makes the banner read like a sentence.

Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Banner Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this banner being built, I hope you’ll enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.  I talk a little about my design process at the beginning, then we dive in and layer up th elements on each pennant.  Grab a cuppa and join me for this fun tutorial.

We only have one banner left for 2023!  Can you believe it?  I’m taking notes on what sort of projects you’d like to see featured each month in 2024.  So far, we  have tags on the agenda, which makes me very happy.  Any other thoughts?

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.  Please bear in mind that Throwback Thursday supplies come from my stash, so I may not be able to list everything that you see in the project.  But dig into your stash, and I bet you’ll find something just as wonderful.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Mintay Nana’s Kitchen Friendship Tea Card

 

 

Mintay Nana’s Kitchen Friendship Tea Card with New Reneabouquets Goodies

Hello, Friends!  Would you like to join me for a cuppa as I share this Mintay Nana’s Kitchen Friendship Tea Card Tutorial with you?  It’s the sweetest little tea shop in town, thanks to some new paper pretties from Reneabouquets.  Oh, how I’d love to meet you in this darling tea shop for a cuppa and a chat!

Mintay papers are always gorgeous…but not always easy to use in a card.  So today’s Throwback Thursday tutorial will focus on how to create a dimensional scene that feels as though you could walk right into it.

The secret is choosing a background image cut from a corner of a 12×12 sheet of paper.  Then add layers of foam tape behind die cuts and chipboard images to create lots of depth and dimension.

Sweet Surprises Inside!

The inside of this card is as sweet as the outside.  I’m not sure what I like more: the beautiful flip page or the lace trimmed pocket.

First, I created a flip page using another corner of the same 12×12 paper.  Simply score a 1/2″ flap on the right hand side of your paper, then glue the flap behind the liner.  Add one of the darling tags from the paper collection to provide a bit of contrast.

Tea calls for a tasty treat to go with it, so I wrote out my favorite coffee cake recipe and tucked it behind one of the circle die cuts.  Then I computer journaled the Recipe for Friendship and adhered it behind the flap.  If you only put adhesive on 3 sides of the sentiment, it creates a spot where you can tuck in a sweet little tag that can be used as a bookmark.

Tasty Treat Pocket

Tuck a Vanilla Chai Teabag into an envelope, and dress it up with a bit of lace, a belly band and a bit of ephemera.  Wrap a chocolate treat in a scrap of designer paper and tuck it into the pocket.  And you can even use a small scrap to dress up the honey stick while you are at it.

Mintay Nana’s Kitchen Friendship Tea Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to join me for today’s crafty adventure, then please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.

 

Tea and Friendship are two the best things in life, don’t you agree?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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