Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I have a dreamy Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial for you today.  This is one of those special card creations that works as a gift, and as Christmas décor, too!  I’ve dressed it up with some vintage crocheted lace and altered Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets.

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How much do we love this romantic skating couple?  Only in my dreams could I ever be as graceful as the fur-clad beauty featured on this 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ slimline card.    This image was a scrap left after creating a vintage folio that I’ll be sharing with you soon.  (Yes, it’s been a very busy week in the studio!)  It’s hard for the camera to pick up the shimmer and sparkle of the embossing powder that I used to alter the chipboard, but hopefully you will see it more clearly in the video tutorial.

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TIP: Alter the appearance of silver tone charms with a bit of Ivory Chalk paint.  Dry brush the paint on the skates and snowflake charms.  Let them dry , then lightly sponge with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Mist lightly with water, then dry again.  A final brush of Ivory Chalk Paint lends a vintage, slightly grungy appearance that blends well with the card.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.  There’s lots of room behind the flap page to write a message, a recipe, or a Christmas poem.  You could also place a photo here.

The box pocket has room for a Christmas tea bag, honey stick, cookie packet, Ghirardelli Snowman, vintage gold and silver plated demitasse spoon, peppermint stick and a journal card.  The back of the journal card is lined so you can write a note with ease.

Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to create the slimline card base, build the box pocket and decorate the cover,  please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

If you’d like to see other Yuletide projects, please click HERE. 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.  But since this is Throwback Thursday, some items I’ve pulled from my stash may no longer be available for purchase.  You can search through your stash to see what you can use in their place.

Thanks for stopping by!




7 thoughts on “Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

  1. Claire Gagne

    Oh WOW, Kathy so glad you showed how you made this slimline!! These will make lovely Birthday gifts or anytime pick-me-ups when you don’t know just to get the person. Can’t wait to try one out on my sister who lives in AZ. Love this. Be well, be safe & TYFS

  2. Susan Steele

    Oh my goodness …now this one is my most favorite card!!! Kathy, how do you do it! This is just amazing! I received my Blue Fern collection this week …one page more beautiful than the other! I really don’t want to cut into these! They are just flat out gorgeous! They sure know how to do vintage! I needed these, it’s been a hard week losing our brother in law! He gave it a hard fight! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with all the goodies inside. And luv how you used those papers inside too! And…luv all the special details and embellishments on the front! Thanks for sharing and the tutorial! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  3. Helen

    There is nothing like a bit of grunge to highlight the vintage style in this project. The chipboard embellies with the embossing powder, paint and ink, are perfect for this tea party in a box. To add to the festive feel a bit of shimmer, glimmer and sparkle is the finishing touch. As usual Kathy you have created a very special gift!


    Kathy I love this card! Every detail you’ve added makes this card come to life. This is my favorite Christmas collection. My most favorite selections are this scene and the horse drawn sled. I wish I had been born in the Victorian Age! Hugs and congratulations on the birth of Finn Michael!

  5. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what a beautiful card for Winter and Christmas. Blue Fern has a lock on dreamy, nostalgic papers. The skaters may be still on the paper but one can just imagine them gliding across the ice in perfect harmony. The jeweled snowflake and corner embellishments add something very special to this gorgeous card. As always I love the tea party in a box. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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