Friday, March 10, 2023

Bunnies and Blossoms and Bees Slimline Tea Party in a Box

Really Reasonable Ribbon, Photoplay, Bunnies and Blooms, Easter, Springtime, Tea Party in a Box, Kathy Clement

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  The promise of springtime makes me want to throw a party!  After a long, dark winter, it's wonderful to welcome the appearance of sweet bunnies, pretty blossoms and buzzing bees!  I decided to work that theme up into a lovely slimline Tea Party in a Box card, and topped everything off with ribbons, trims and pretty peach posies from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Slimline Tea Party in a Box for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement

I wrapped the front panel of this 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" slimline card with gorgeous Ivory Organza with a Satin Center Ribbon.  Between the ribbon, the metallic string bows and the beautiful Cosmos Daisies and Cherry blossoms, this card fairly shouts spring is coming!

TIP: Create your card front separate from the card base.  This allows you to attach the ribbon with Scor-Tape and wrap the cut ends around to the back, creating a neat, finished edge. 

Springtime Tea Party in a Box, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Kathy Clement

I love to make cards that double as gifts.  It's even more fun to make when you have an 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" surface to work with!  More room for all the things!  Here's how to create the base with the box pocket:
  •  First, Score an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of heavy cream cardstock on the long side at 4 1/4", 4 3/4", 9" and 9 1/2".
  • Fold on the scored lines to form an 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" card base with 1/2" spines at the top and the bottom.
  • Cut (2) 1 1/2" x 2 3/8" strips of cream cardstock and score at 1/2" and 1".  Fold  and adhere the 1/2" flaps to form sides for the 8 1/2" x 2 1/2" pocket. 

Photoplay Bunnies and Blooms, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Slimline Tea Party in a Box, Kathy Clement, Kathy by Design

 Wrap up some treats with scraps of your designer paper and tuck into the box pocket to make a tea party for one.  When the treats have been consumed, you can use the box pocket to store photos.  Because the card stands up on its own, you can set it out as part of your spring home décor.  How fun is that?

Organza ribbon is a lovely choice for springtime crafting.  Lucky for us, Really Reasonable Ribbon has a great supply of this lovely trim. 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by,



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