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Honey and Bee Trifold Card Folio Tutorial

Honey and Bee Trifold Card Folio Tutorial with Elizabeth Craft Designs and Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Throwback Thursday post I’ve prepared a sweet Honey and Bee Trifold Card Folio Tutorial.  Buzzing Bees, Boho style blossoms and a lovely beehive make this the perfect summertime project.  I dug out my Elizabeth Craft Designs “Everythings Blooming” dies and some Reneabouquets goodies to my crafty adventure.  A good time was  had by all.

Playful Flowers

These cheery sunflowers are made with the Everythings Blooming Playful Flowers die.  Cut the base flower and ink it up with Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw Distress Ink.  Then cut the looped flower and ink it up with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink.  I used the “smoosh, spritz and dip” method to color both layers.  Here’s how that process works:

  • First, smoosh the ink pad onto a non-stick craft sheet. You can do both colors at the same time.
  • Next, spritz the ink with water until beads formed.
  • Now, dip the layers into the inky puddles to pick up all that luscious color.
  • Then heat dry or leave to dry overnight.  When dry, ink the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  You can even very lightly pounce the used blender tool over the surface oof the flower layers to create shadows.
  • Next, place a foam tab between the two layers.
  • Finish with a vintage button center.
Beehive and Stemmed Flowers

Create layers on your card with the Postage Stamp and Lace Borders Dies.  I like to layer the borders with two complementary colors of cardstock to create a shadow effect.

Color the stemmed flowers by rubbing the ink pad directly onto the die cut.  The same technique works really well for the honeycomb die.  Then spritz lightly with water to soften the finish.  Scatter mustard seeds from the kitchen around to add some extra texture.  The fun thing about mustard seeds is that they look a lot like bee pollen, so that works really well with the card design.

Creating the Folio Base

This is such an easy base to build.  Here’s the how-to:

  • First, cut (2) 8 1/2″ x 5″ panels of heavy pink cardstock.  Score one panel at 7″ and 7 1/8″.  You will have a flap on one end.
  • Place adhesive on the scored flap, then overlap the second panel and press to join.
  • Score a 1/2″ flap on a scrap of your green cardstock and adhere to the right hand side of your folio base.  The flap will be covered up by designer paper.

That’s it!  So easy!

A Peek Inside

You can see the added flap in this photo.  Turn it into a pocket, dress it up with another border piece, ephemera and stickers, then add a packet of wildflower seeds and a honey stick .  The left hand panel is jut a cute collage page with a little tuck spot for tags and ephemera.

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Add more Stemmed Flowers behind the flap, and a tiny pocket for tea.  You can see that I layered scraps of my designer paper on the right.  This is one of my favorite ways to use up those small paper scraps.  The Large Doily serves as a frame for my mini collage made with more ephemera and stickers.

Honey and Bee Trifold Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see the process of how I layered up the cover of this card folio, I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.


Did I share some tips and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

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

Thanks for stopping by, friends!





Beach Vibes Mixed Media Bird House

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Photoplay Beach Vibes Mixed Media Bird House Card Tutorial with Spellbinders Dies

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Beach Vibes Mixed Media Bird House Card Tutorial is definitely not for the birds!  It’s a super cute, happy and beachy card made from scraps, so it’s perfect for our Throwback Thursday tutorial this week.

We’re working with a few scraps (and I do mean a few!) of Photoplay Paper’s darling Beach Vibes paper collection.  I had no real focal image left, so I had to create a focal image using Spellbinder’s Build a Summer Bird House dies.  If I were a bird, I would definitely take up residence in this adorable lighthouse shaped bird house.  How about you?

Paper Waves, Fussy Cut Beach Huts and Mixed Media Details

Torn paper edges are a great way to mimic the shoreline on a beach themed card.  The tutorial will show you how I layered these torn bits of designer paper to achieve that effect.  Then, fussy cut beach houses from scraps of designer paper and tuck them between the layers to add depth and dimension to your card design.  Age your beachy birdhouse with ink, dry brushed ivory paint, and tapped on bits of blue paint.  Here’s how I created my lighthouse:

  • First, die cut the light house birdhouse from heavy kraft paper.
  • Die cut again from copper metallic paper, then blue woodgrain from the paper collection.
  • Carefully trim the copper roof from one die cut, and the blue roof from the other.
  • Adhere the blue lighthouse layer over the kraft.
  • Then back the copper with thin foam tabs and adhere.
  • Back the light area with vellum paper and trim around it.
  • Cut the light from silver foil and adhere behind the “glass”.
  • Adhere a gem in the center of the light.
  • Cut the posts from kraft cardstock and treat with brushed on ink and paints.  Back with foam tape and adhere.
A Peek Inside

When we create the card base, I’ll show  you how easy it is to score in a pocket.  Then we will create a little gift card wallet and journal card together.

Little touches like this turn a simple card into a gift.

Beach Vibes Mixed Media Bird House Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see me create this card base and watch the way I created the layers on the card front, I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.


I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next craft adventure.  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




Time to Flourish July Banner of the Month

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish July Banner of the Month Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  If you guessed that I would be sharing our Graphic 45 Time to Flourish July Banner of the Month Tutorial today, please give yourself a pat on the back!  Because that is precisely what we are doing!  Welcome to Throwback Thursday, and the 6th Banner of the Month Tutorial for 2023.

We started this series with the February Time to Flourish Banner. Several of  you requested a Banner of the Month tutorial in 2023, and it really has been fun for me and I hope for you as well!  Now we’re all the way up to July!  The year is speeding right along.  So grab a cuppa and a snack and let’s take a peek at this month’s banner.

Shades of Red, White and Blue

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I simply could not create a July banner without a nod to the Red, White and Blue!  This sweet banner has a gardening theme, but it will work well for my US friends as patriotic home decor, too.

The pennants this month are Graphic 45 Square Ivory tags.  Stitched onto 1 1/2″ wide red plaid ribbon and topped with vintage lace, they hang with the dome end at the bottom.  This makes for a very quick and easy construction.  Simply use the G45 Square Tag Die to cut the liner for each tag.  Then cut a 4 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ rectangle of designer paper, round the corners and stitch to the tag base. Next, cut the July Flourish papers with a stitched oval die and you’re nearly finished.

The large pennants are flanked by small ATC laser cut tags.  I’ve dressed these up with some Reneabouquets laser cut doilies and a little charm dangle.

This garden themed banner is filled with pretty florals, flirty butterflies and cute charms like this miniature spade and watering can.


Oh, hello, ladybug clothespin!

Stitch some vintage navy blue buttons onto the lace border for a little pop of color and shine.  And, top that tiny chipboard charm with  a sweet strawberry and strawberry blossom charm to give it more of a presence.

Time to Flourish July Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to join me as we create this sweet banner?  Then please enjoy this video.


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

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamperia Alice Altered Mini Album Tutorial

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Stamperia Alice Altered Mini Album Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I have a fabulous Stamperia Alice Altered Mini Album Tutorial to share with you.  It’s been toooo long since I last had a playdate with this whimsical collection, hasn’t it?  Lucky for me, I was tidying up my stash of Stamperia papers.  And what did I find?  A big, 12×12 plastic envelope filled with scraps from previous projects.  Most of them were smallish bits and bobs…but there were lots of them.  So I decided to create a mini album and use them all up.

Then, I went rummaging in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight in search of an album base.  I ran across a whole crate of albums that were left over from my 2 1/2 years on the Graphic 45 Design team.  Nice!

I selected one of the chunky old, 6×6 red typography mini albums because the color would look smashing with the Alice collection.  But that album had a serious design flaw: too many pages!  I remembered that if you filled all the pages, the album would not close.  What to do?

Alter it!  So that, along with some other fun tips and techniques, will be the focus of our tutorial today.

Someone’s Knocking on Alice’s Door

I’ve made more than a few Alice projects since this collection was released.  So I wanted to do something really different. How about a front door on the album cover?

And what if we make that door open to reveal the Knave of Hearts with a crown for Queen Alice?  I’ll show you how to do this in the video tutorial.

The Covers and Spine

You’ll find eye candy everywhere you look on the album cover and spine. And I’ll show you how to work around that handsome vintage label on the spine, too.

A Peek Inside

Once you learn how to perform surgery on the album base, I’ll show you how to combine your scraps to create unique paper backgrounds.

This album is filled to the brim with all the interactive elements that I love so much.  And….I think even you will be surprised by the back cover.

Alice’s Tea Party in a Box

One simply cannot create an Alice project with a nod to the famous tea party.  Since removing half of the album signatures left ample room, I created a box pocket and Tea Party in a Box on the back cover.  G45 Policy Envelopes (now retired) fit perfectly in the slash pocket on the front and this box pocket on the back.  I filled them with flower seeds, tea bag and chocolate.  Once the goodies are consumed, the envelopes are a great size to hold photos.

Stamperia Alice Altered Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

This is a big, juicy tutorial, so go grab a cuppa and a snack, notebook and pencil and see how this fun project came together.  I hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by, my friends!  Have a joyful and creative day!




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.


You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!