Category Archives: Get Well Cards

Prima Spring Farmhouse Get Well Card

Prima Spring Farmhouse Get Well Card: How Now Brown Cow?

Hello, Friends!  You don’t usually think of putting a cow on a get well card, do you? But I think the pretty bovine image on this  Prima Spring Farmhouse Get Well Card looks downright cheery.

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I’ve lost count of just how many projects I’ve made with this gorgeous paper collection.  It really as been a favorite.  I guess it takes me back to my country roots.  Growing up in Vermont, they always said there were more cows than people.

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I had a bunch of scraps left on my desk after having made the Prima Spring Farmhouse Country Chic banner.  Since I needed to make a get well card, I decided it would be easier to make a card than put them away.  Here’s how this 5″ x 7″ card front came together.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Get Well Card: Creating the Layers

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  • First, create 5″ x 7″  side fold card base from brown cardstock.
  • I had a scrap of  the butterfly images from the 4″ x 6″ journal cards and tucked this in the upper right hand corner of the card.
  • Then cut a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ mat from pink cardstock.
  • Now, stitch a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of the brown check paper to the pink layer.

TIP:  I like to build my card front “off site.”  In other words, don’t glue the decorative card front to the card base until after the inside of the card has been completed.  This keeps the card front clean and prevents dimensional elements from getting crushed.

  • Next, cut a 4 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ belly band from the heart/dot pattern.  Mat this on a slightly larger scrap of brown cardstock and adhere.
  • Then cut a 4″ square from the gold foiled paper with the bees.  Mat this on both brown and pink cardstock and adhere.
  • Now cut a 31/2″ x 4 1/2 rectangle from the handwriting page.  Mat as before and adhere.
  • Then fussy cut along the top and side of the cow image from the 3″ x 4″ journal cards.  Mat this on a slightly larger piece of brown cardstock.
  • Finish the card front with Prima Spring Farmhouse Flowers and Say It in Crystals enamel dots.  Add in some copper metal corners for a touch of class.  Then add Tulip Taffeta and Brown Micro Gingham Bows for the perfect finishing touch.
Prima Spring Farmhouse Get Well Card: A Peek Inside

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Prima Spring Farmhouse Get Well Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

Create a little treat  wallet and belly band using other scraps from your table.

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Chocolate always makes everything better.

Next time you have a craftermath to clean up, try making a quick card with your scraps.  It’s way more fun that cleaning up paper, and you get a pretty card as a bonus.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Maria Pane from Candy Slabaugh’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio for the Alumni Hop

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations February Alumni Hop!  This Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio is made with the amazing Buttons and Blooms Collection and an assortment of dies from Heartfelt Creations.  Crisp, white taffeta ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon is the perfect dance partner for this study in blue.

Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

You can find a tutorial for the base of this 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folio HERE.  (I’ve used different papers, but the design is the same. ) These little folios are made from one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11 cardstock.  Quick and easy to put together, they make great gifts!

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio: Creating the Shaker Window

White Taffeta Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon on a Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement

To make the shaker window, follow these simple steps:

  • First, select a 4 1/4″ x 51/2″ card front with an oval focal from the Buttons and Blooms Paper Collection.
  • Next, die cut the focal from the card front using the Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die set.Flip the card front to the back side (patterned paper side). We will be using this side of the card front.
  •  Cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of clear cardstock.  Use Dries Clear Adhesive to secure this to the back side (which is actually the front side) of this panel.  Or, sew together using a sewing machine as I did here.
  • To make the white frame, layer the eyelet die and the same die that you used to cut out the focal on a sheet of white cardstock.  Make sure everything is centered, secure to the paper with a bit of tape and run through your die cut machine. Center and adhere this over opening.
  •  Now back the shaker front with 2 layers of 1/2″ foam tape.
  • Next, adhere the die cut focal image in the center of a 5 1/2″ square of the blue plaid paper from the collection.
  • Place Sparkletz Sailor’s Sky Shaker Mix in the center of the focal image.  Then remove the liner from the foam tape and carefully center over the focal image so that it lines up perfectly.
Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio: Creating the Flowers

How to Make Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Flowers by kathy Clement

Here are the steps to follow to make the flowers:

  • Stamp one set of Buttons and Blooms onto the pastel chevron pattern using Cobalt Blue Archival Ink.  Emboss with clear powder. Use Sponge Daubers to add yellow and blue inks from your stash to the petal layers.
  • Now die cut the flowers with the matching Buttons and Blooms Die.
  • Next,  Place the petal layers face down in the 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold.  Spritz lightly with a little water and run through your die cutting machine.
  • Press the center of each flower layer with the 8mm Ball Stylus to lift the petals and create dimension.
  • Once you have layered your flowers together with hot glue, paint the petals with shimmer spray and add a threaded button to the center.
  • To make the leaves, stamp the 2 single leaf clusters from Leafy Accents onto the same patterned paper using a dark green ink.  Heat emboss with clear powder. Die cut with the matching Leafy Accents Die.
  • Use sponge daubers to color the leaves.  Shape in the Leafy Accents 3D Shaping Mold.
Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio: A Peek Inside

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations February 2019 Alumni Hop

Add a little greeting in your own handwriting to really personalize this get well card.

Trifold Folio with Box Pocket by Kathy Clement

Once the folio is fully opened, you see a slit pocket, a box pocket and a flap made with a Tim Holtz Ancestors Photo.

Buttons and Blooms Tag Insert by kathy clement

To create the slit pocket, cut along the top layer of the chevron pattern with a craft knife.  Top the tag with white taffeta ribbon and silver metallic string.  Die cut a ticket sentiment and add it to the tag.  Slide it into the prepared pocket.  When you adhere this panel to the folio base, be sure to only place adhesive on the edges, or the tag will get stuck!

Die cut a ticket and add it to the pocket image.  And you have plenty of room here to add your own personal get well message.

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop February 2019

Use your scraps to create a little treat wallet, then add it a honey stick and a miniature spoon to complete the gift. If you’d like to see another Buttons and Blooms project, click HERE.

On with the Hop!

Here’s the complete blog hop list.  Be sure to visit and comment on each blog to have your name entered into the drawing for a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate.  The hop will close at 11:55PM on Monday, February 25th.  The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post, and on the HC Blog/Facebook page on Wednesday, February 27th.  Claim your prize by sending an email to [email protected]heartfeltcreations.us within 72 hours.  Write “Winner of the February 2019 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Vicki  ♥ Amarilys Emily Sandy

Joann  ♥  Pam Susan  Candy  ♥ Archana  ♥

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio Supply List

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Keep Moving Forward Get Well Card with Pockets

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card with RRR & Graphic 45 World’s Fair Paper

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I have an inspirational card to share with you today. Daily life is filled with obstacles and challenges both great and small.  But if we will just keep moving forward, we will achieve our goals.  The climb is often steep, but the view from the top is mighty sweet!  With this in mind, I created a layered get well card for a friend who is facing some tough hills to climb.  I used Graphic 45’s World Fair collection and fabby ribbons, of course, because no project is complete without ribbon!

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I love the punchy colors of this collection, and was thrilled to find goodies in the RRR store that matched so well.  These gorgeous yellow trellis roses were lightly sponged with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and then clustered with frilly Cosmos Daisies and some sparkly gold spiral stamens.

Keep Moving Forward Card wtih Pocket

 

Sometimes, burlap string is the perfect ribbon choice!  These flower clusters were so bodacious, I didn’t want to try to compete with them.  But the card needed some sort of ribbon element to tie things together.  (Groan..what a terrible pun!)  I selected navy, antique gold, and orange burlap string as a complement to these fancy flowers.  I tied the bow on my Zutter Bow-it-All and then used the tip of my scissors to tuck the bow in under the floral cluster.

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card

I did the same thing on the fold of the card, and I love the way this simple string bow anchors those flowers to the card.

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card

The inside of the card is loaded with fun surprises.

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card

This pocket has lots of goodies tucked inside.  I added dimension to my fussy cut hot air balloons by layering them with foam pads. And a touch of natural burlap string makes that chipboard button stand out in the crowd.

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card
Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card

I threaded my vintage buttons with yellow burlap string, just for fun!

And speaking of moving forward, it’s time for me to do just that!  I hope you were inspired with today’s post!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,
kathy

 

Time to Get Well Card with Once Upon a Time

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Time to Get Well Card with “Once Upon a Time”

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Hello all you fabulous paper lovers!  It’s time for another edition of Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  Today we are introducing the  “Once Upon a Time” collection.  I have to tell you, this collection has stolen my heart!  It is filled with gorgeous papers, vintage time pieces and an amazing new die.  Here are the official release notes From Heartfelt Creations:

   “We all agree that time is precious, so we are pleased to invite you to celebrate the memorable moments in your life with the debut of the Once Upon a Time Collection on March 12th at midnight EST.   Deep shades of copper, teal and rose are complimented by neutrals in cream, grey, and beige all artfully layered with sumptuous images of time pieces, clock faces, florals, flourishes and script backgrounds.  Detailed stamps feature clocks, sentiments and collaged images designed to coordinate with the Once Upon a Time die which saves you precious time by cutting 12 clock faces or circle sentiments with one pass through your die cutting machine. You will reach for the timeless images of this versatile collection for special occasions and everyday moments alike.”

Each designer on the HC team will be featuring this versatile collection on her blog today, so be sure to pay each one a visit and prepare to be inspired!  You will also find dozens of tutorials using “Once Upon a Time” on the Heartfelt Creations blog, so be sure not to miss out on that visual feast!

All my life, I’ve loved old clocks, so this collection is truly right up my alley.  I made this Time to Get Well card with “Once Upon a Time”.

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This 5″ x 7″ card is made with the Timeless Clocks Background set and the Once Upon a Time die, that handily cuts all 12 clocks out with just one pass through your die cutting machine.

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I made loads and loads of vintage rolled roses for this card, and added some pretty pearl bling, too!

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If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of the cracked glass technique, which I used on these clock faces to make them look old.  If you are not familiar with this technique, you can find a tutorial for it HERE.

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Don’t you just love all these clocks?

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I did a lot of paper tearing and distressing to add to the vintage vibe.

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The inside of the card has the same image stamped inside and is layered with papers and journaling card so it’s ready to write a little feel better note.

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And, I had to make an envelope to match!

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Here’s the tutorial for this week’s card:

Heartfelt Creations Time to Get Well Card

Heartfelt Creations Product and Product Carried by HC: Stamps:  HCPC 3502 Timeless Clock PreCut Set; Dies: HCD 744 Once Upon a Time,HCD 735 Gift Ensemble Die; Paper:  HCDP1 241 Once Upon a Time Collection; Other: 459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit, 159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat, 452255 Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine

Other Product Used:  Dies: Spellbinder Bitty Blossoms, Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One; Paper: Kraft Cardstock, Pink Cardstock, Natural Parchment Cardstock; Inks: Dark Brown ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad,Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Versamark Embossing Ink Pad; UTEE Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder; Other: Ribbon, Button, Copper thread, Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold Mist; Want 2 Scrap La Creme Finesse Swirl Pearls, Game spinner hands; Glue Gun

Directions:

Create a 5″ x 7″ left hand fold card base from the kraft cardstock. Cut a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ rectangle of pink cardstock.  Cut a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ rectangle of patterned paper from the collection.  Use a decorative stitch to sew onto pink cardstock. Run a band of 1 1/2″ wide pink ribbon around the center of this panel, securing to the back with tape.  Glue to card base.

Stamp the Timeless Clock PreCut Set onto pink cardstock using the Dark Brown chalk ink.  Emboss with clear powder.  Place the die over the design, and back it with your embossing pad.  Run through die cut machine.  Lightly sponge the debossed areas with Vintage Photo Ink. Tear around the edges of the stamped design.  Ink the edges heavily with Vintage Photo ink. Mat with a slightly larger piece of pink cardstock.  Stamp the image onto pink paper a second time, and die cut the clock images from the paper. Use Versamark and UTEE to emboss the die cut clocks to give the faces the appearance of glass. Gently bend the images to crack the glass. Add game spinner hands to one or two of the clocks.  Leave the other 3 clocks as they are.  Attach the clock faces to the stamped panel with foam adhesive, then place foam adhesive in the four corners of the finished card panel and attach to the card base. Tie the 1/8″ wide pink and brown ribbon up the left hand side of the card.  Add a triple loop bow.  Use copper thread to create a looped bow for the center of the button and attach to the pink bow with a glue gun. Die cut one Spiral Blossom from natural parchment paper and 2 sets of the bitty blossoms from pink and natural parchment cardstock.  Shape and roll, securing with glue gun. Sponge with Vintage Photo Ink and spray liberally with gold mist.   Die cut 4 sets of the leaves from the gift ensemble out of natural parchment paper.  Sponge with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and spray with gold mist.  Arrange the leaves, roses and pearls on the card as shown. Emboss the sentiment ticket with Versamark and UTEE,gently bend to crack the finish,  back with pink cardstock and add to the card. 

For the interior: Stamp the Timeless Clocks.  Tear a strip of the patterned paper, ink the edges and add to the left hand side of the stamped images.  Cut the journal card from the collection, ink the edges and place at an angle in the center of the card.  Add the die cut leaves in the top and bottom corners.

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog and leave a comment there for a chance to win this entire collection!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you were inspired by my Time to Get Well card. I’d love to hear what you plan to make with “Once Upon a Time!”

I have to confess, vintage clocks and flowers make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!

Cheerio,

kathy

Pink and Green Floral Key Cards (Heartfelt Creations)

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Pink and Green Floral Key Cards for Heartfelt Creations

Good Wednesday morning, my friends!  We are now just one week away from Christmas Day.  Are you ready?  Are your stockings all hung by the chimney with care?  Cookies baked? Cards mailed? Me, neither!  LOL  So today, I’m taking a break from Christmas cards and sharing a couple of pink and green Floral Key cards with you.  You can find a complete supply list and detailed directions on the Heartfelt Creations blog along with oodles of gorgeous projects from the rest of the design team.  So be sure to pop over and see what they have prepared for you today.

Wishing you a Quick Recovery

My first card made with papers from the Floral Key Collection  is a Get Well card.  When my husband was in the hospital, I realized how much it meant to receive a card from a friend.  Every time you look at that card, you remember that someone is thinking of you, praying for you and sending you love. 

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The card measures 5″ x 7″ and features flowers that were made with Spellbinder’s Carnation Creations die.   I stamped and die cut the Open Leaves as the main adornment on the card.

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The flowers were cut from a pink foil paper that I had in my stash, and while I was die cutting, I got out my Layered Scalloped Posy Die and cut it out of the same pink foil.  I used these pieces in the corners.

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The paper was so beautiful, it needed very little embellishing.  I love this ornate wrought iron gate and I didn’t want to risk covering it up.

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I used the sentiment stamp from the Script Aster Background PreCut Set . This was stamped directly onto the card front and then again onto pink cardstock, and then the two were combined as you see in the photo to make it all come together. Once I added the bow and rhinestones, the card was complete.

Thank you for Loving Me

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My second pink and green card also uses the Floral Key paper collection as well as Journey of Love and Burnished Key Hole stamp sets.  

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The card is 7″ x 5″ and features a card front from the collection.

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The heart was stamped onto white cardstock and then treated with UTEE, cracked and rubbed with green ink.  I used Want 2 Scrap Nestabling around the outside of the heart. 

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I love the green tulle with the pink heart and flower. 

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If you enlarge the photos, you can see more of the details.  And remember, a full supply list and step by step instructions can be found on the Heartfelt blog.

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The inside of the card carries a hand written message and artwork from the paper collection.  I think this could make a great Valentine, don’t you?

That’s it for me today, folks.  I thank you for taking the time to stop by the blog.  I love sharing my work with you, and I also love hearing your thoughts….it makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers.  Until next time…

Cheerio,

kathy

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