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Heartfelt Creations June 2020 Alumni Blog Hop

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Mary Holshouser, selected randomly fro Carole Wright’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!  The next Alumni Hop is July 31st. 

Heartfelt Creations June 2020 Alumni Blog Hop: Sea Breeze Sails in the Sunset Shaker Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations June 2020 Alumni Blog Hop!  This month I am longing for the beach, so I chose to create a Sea Breeze Sails in the Sunset Shaker Folio.  So put on a pair of flip flops, grab a windbreaker and join me for a lovely cruise through this interactive shaker folio.

The folio base is a 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ x 1/2″ trifold folio constructed from 100# cardstock.  I don’t  have a tutorial this month, but I have a walk through video that is loaded with tips, how to’s and measurements that will help you create your own version of the project.

Creating the shaker frame

Heartfelt Creations Sea Breeze Sunset Sail Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Create a shaker frame for the folio cover.

  • First, select a background image from the paper collection and trim it to measure 6″ x 6″.
  • Then select a 6×6 framed card front and cut out a window inside the frame.
  • Use a craft knife and ruler to cut a large “X” from corner to corner of the image.
  • Now insert your scissors and trim away the excess paper.
  • Back the frame with clear cardstock.
  • Use Dries Clear Adhesive and wipe away any smudges.
  • Next, apply foam tape around the perimeter of the frame.
  • Place shaker element in the center of the background paper.  I also added a real sand dollar, auger shell and a tiny shell filled with pearls. A round disc made from shells serves as the rising moon in the scene.
  • Now line up the frame and the background panel and press the foam tape in place.
The Flowers

The floral cascade is a mix of Oakberry Lane, Purr-Fect Posies and Delightful Daisies.  I had previously stamped, colored and layered these flowers for other projects.  But they worked together beautifully with this color palette.  The daisies and purr-fect posies are painted with diluted Distress Ink and a water brush to help them blend harmoniously with the Oakberry Lane flowers.  The finishing touch was a touch of Nuvo Toasted Almond Mousse.  Thin the mousse with water, then tap on lightly with a sponge.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look inside the folio.  I’ve combined designer papers from Sea Breeze and Under the Sea.

The folio is filled with pockets, flaps, flip pages and interactive elements.

There is also lots of room for journaling.

You Tube Video Tour with Tips and Tricks

To help you see how all the interactive elements work together, I’ve prepared a short video tour with lots of tips, tricks and measurements.

On With the Hop!

The hop begins here and remains open until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, June 29th.  One comment from a mystery blog in the hop will be chosen to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post on Wednesday, July 1st.  Heartfelt Creations will also announce the winner on their blog and Facebook page at that same time.

The winner will have 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing [email protected] Please write “Winner of the June 2020 Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.

Here’s the hop line up:

♥ KATHY (You are HERE)

Rosa 

Vicki

Kerry

Magda 

Lisa 

Amarilys

Carole

Candy 

Sarah 

♥  Oksana

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

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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French Pastry Shop Window Card

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month June 2020 by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

French Pastry Shop Window Card with Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month

Hello, friends!  Let’s gaze at the goodies inside this French Pastry Shop Window Card, shall we?  I’ve had the best time playing with the new Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month!  The minute I opened the package, I envisioned an old style European shop window filled with tantalizing treats.  Imagine my surprise when I realized that this is supposed to be a calendar grid!  This sort of imagination has landed me in hot water more than once in my life, but I’m a good swimmer, so I think everything will turn out just fine!

This A2 Snip It Grid and Calendar Creator die set has 41 pieces!  You receive the gorgeous grid die, the elegant fishtail banner, a “Save the Date” banner to layer over it, 2 gorgeous floral dies and loads of letters and digits.  I’ll share a calendar creation at another time.  Today we are just going to focus on this French Pastry Shop Window Card.

Prima Fruit Paradise Shop Window

  • Begin by creating a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base with a 3/4″ spine.
  • Next, mat a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of Fruit Paradise Cherry Blossoms paper on a slightly larger pale pink mat.
  • Now adhere a 4 3/4″ x 3″ strip of pink gingham patterned paper across the middle.
  • Then cut 3″ x 6 3/4″ fishtail banners from the “B” sides of the paper and adhere in the center of the card front.
Creating the French Pastry Shop Window

  • Now die cut the grid from patterned paper and pale pink cardstock.  Adhere the layers so that they are slightly offset.
  • Cut clear cardstock (acetate) to fit the back side of the grid and adhere with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Add 2 layers of 1/8″ foam tape to the back of the shaker frame.
  • Fill the shaker frame with a sequin mix.  Then adhere Fruit Paradise paper over the foam tape sides.  Back with a piece of medium weight chipboard and adhere in the center of the card.
  • Die cut the fishtail banner and mat on pink cardstock.  Place dimensionals on the back.  Trim out and adhere.
  • Cut flower layers from your scraps.  I love when Becca includes a flower in a die set, because it is such a good way to use up those scraps.  And it allows you to perfectly match your flowers to your paper collection.
  • Adhere some ephemera bits t and chipboard pieces to the sides of the card. This will help support the flowers on the side of the card.
  • Add ribbon and you’re done!
A Peek Inside

Create a box pocket and side pocket inside the card.

Tuck a tea bag here.

Fill the pocket with lovely treats.  Now you’ve just turned this card into a gift!  I added a wrapped Biscoff cookie, a vintage silver demitasse spoon, chocolate treat, honey stick, mini note card and a bookmark made with my scraps.

Here’s a closer look at the bookmark.

You can learn more about the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club Kit HERE. Look for a linked supply list below this post.

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

Suddenly I feel a craving for a French Macaron!  How about you?

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations Tea Time Shaker Tea Pot

Heartfelt Creations Tea Time Shaker Tea Pot Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This hop is now closed.  The randomly chosen comment is Kathy B from my blog.  Thanks for hopping!
Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop: Tea Time Shaker Tea Pot

Hello, Friends!   Grab a cuppa and join me as I share this sweet Tea Time Shaker Tea Pot Card.  It’ s my inspiration piece for the Heartfelt Creations April 2020 Alumni Blog Hop.

The Alumni Team hops the last Friday of each month.  The projects are always amazing, and you not only get to enjoy lots of paper pretties, but you have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Heartfelt Creations.  All you have to do is hop along and leave a comment on each blog in the hop before 11:55 DST on Monday, April 27th, 2020.  We’ll randomly choose one comment from a mystery blog to win the $25 Gift Certificate.

The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post, on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, April 29th.  If you are the lucky winner, you can claim your prize by contacting [email protected] within 72 hours.  Please write “Winner of the April Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email. You’ll find a complete list of the blogs in this hop below.

Tea Time Shaker Tea Pot

As a tea lover, I’m a huge fan of the Tea Time Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  This 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ top fold card uses the large tea pot image as a shaker element.  The best part is that I did not have to stamp a single image on this card.  The Tea Time Paper Collection includes wonderful colored images that I can just die cut with the matching dies.  No coloring required!  This makes it super fast to put together a fabulous card.  Because some times you have time to color…and sometimes you don’t!

Tea Time Shaker Card: Put it Together!

  • First, cut out a 5″ x 7 1/4″ panel of designer paper from the Tea Time Collection.
  • Next, double mat the image on both cream and pale pink cardstock.  Cut each mat slightly larger than the previous panel.
  • Then create a 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″  card base from lavender cardstock.  Score in a 1/2″ deep spine on either the top or the side to accommodate the inner box pocket.
  • Now, die cut the large Intricate Swirl Frame from cream cardstock.  Back with dimensionals and adhere to the designer paper panel.
  • Next, die cut the tea pot, tea cups, flower swag and tea bag from the paper collection.  Use the label die to cut a window in the tea pot.
  • Then back the window with clear cardstock, add 3 layers of foam strips around the perimeter of the tea pot.
  • Die cut a 2nd tea pot from patterned paper.  Place sequins in the center of this panel.
  • Now carefully align the shaker window tea pot over the patterned paper and adhere.
  • Finally, add the die cut tea cups, flower swag and tea bag.  Place dimensionals on the back of each element to add lots of depth to your finished card.
  • Place dimensionals on the back of your shaker element and adhere to the card base.
Tea Time Shaker Tea Pot: The Details

Now for the fun part: adding all those lovely little details to finish off the card.

  • First, die cut a second lid for the teapot.  Adhere with pop up dots to create even more depth and dimension on your card.
  • Next, stamp, color and die cut small Cherry Blossom Retreat Flowers.  Place small stamens or TuTu Pink Prills in the center of each and scatter around the card.
  • Then die cut some of the cheeky little birdies from Cherry Blossom Retreat.  Use the large ball stylus in the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit to round out the center of their bodies.  Then place them on the tea bag tag and the tea cups.

Finish the card front with ribbon and string bows.  I did add Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear to the flower centers on the swag and the tea cups.

Tea Time Shaker Tea Pot: A Peek Inside

There’s a tea party waiting for you inside the card.  How fun is that?

Wrap a tea bag, honey stick, cookie and chocolate up in some of the designer paper.  Then tuck them inside the box pocket along with a sweet vintage silver spoon.  Now you’ve turned this lovely card into a gift!  I

If you’d like to see another Tea Time Creations, please click HERE.

On With the Hop!

Now it’s time to hop on over and see what Els has created for you this month.  Here’s the complete list of Heartfelt Creations Alumni who are participating in the hop this month:

KATHY (You are HERE) ♥  ELS  ♥  Glenda Vicki  ♥  Candy  ♥ AmarilysPiyankiOksana

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

You’ll find a linked supply list below.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Cheerful Teacup Pansies Friendship Card

 

This hop is now closed.  The randomly chosen winner is Cindy P from Vicki’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations Burst of Spring Cheerful Teacup Pansies Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Cheerful Teacup Pansies Friendship Card for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Let’s kick off the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop with this Cheerful Teacup Pansies Friendship card, shall we?  This card was a quick and easy make because I pulled all the elements from my pile of Heartfelt Creations “extras.”  You know how you sometimes prep a piece for a project, then you don’t use it?  I save all those bits and pieces in clear plastic containers, then I pull them out when I’m on a short timeline.

TIP: Always make extra flowers!  When I am making flowers for a card, I always make at least 3 sets, and sometimes 4.  Save the extra flowers for a future project.  You will be so glad you did! Do the same thing with your layering dies.  It only takes a second or two more to and extra…or two!  Then you have them ready to go, which makes for a quick and easy card making session down the road a piece.

Cheerful Teacup Pansies Friendship Card: Putting it Together

  • Begin by building a 5 1/2″ square card base from deep purple cardstock.
  • Cut, center and adhere a 5 3/8″ panel of the purple mosaic pattern from the Burst of Spring Paper Collection.
  • Next, cut a 5 3/8″ wide section of the stacked border images.  Center and adhere over the mosaic pattern.
  • Now cut a card front to measure 4″ x 5″.  This will sit behind the Diamonds and Lace die cut.
  • Next, die cut the Diamonds and Lace panel from white cardstock.  Cut out the center diamond with another die from the collection. Then,  trim the bottom edge off so that it will fit the card base nicely.   Place 1/8″ foam strips on the back side.
  • Then trim a card front to measure 4″ x 5″.  Adhere the card front behind the Diamonds and Lace panel.  Adhere to the card front.
  • Next, die cut the Lacy Diamond.  Use the matching die to cut out the center of the cut.  Place foam strips on the back and adhere to the Diamonds and Lace panel.
  • Fussy cut the teacup pansies.  Add dimensionals and adhere in the corner.
  • Now use the Cheery Pansy Die to cut the pansy petals and leaves from the paper collection. Shape the flowers and leaves with the Pansy Mold.
  • To add shine, sponge the petals lightly with Viva Decor 3-D Stamp Paint and sprinkle lightly with glitter.
  • Fill the pansy centers with Citrus Crush Flower Soft.
  • Add yellow gingham bows, buttons and a die cut charm.
Cheerful Teacup Pansies Friendship Card: A Peek Inside

Cover the inside of the card with the same mosaic paper on the top, and a panel of complementary paper on the bottom.  Adhere 3 sides of the stacked border to form a pocket.

Fill the pocket with a sentiment panel, tea bag, and sweet tags to finish the card.

On With the Hop!

This hop will remain open until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, March 30th.  Be sure to visit and comment on all the blogs in the hop because one lucky comment will be randomly selected to receive a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card from a mystery blog.  The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post on Tuesday, March 31st.  Heartfelt Creations will also announce the winner on their blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, April 1st.  The winner will have 72 hours to contact [email protected] to claim his/her prize.  Please write “Winner of the March Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Here’s the hop lineup this month:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥  Glenda ♥ Amarilys VickiAlissa  ♥ Candy Els  ♥

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

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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Other: Viva Decor 3-D Stamp Paint/Violet

 

 

 

Heartfelt Peonies Birthday Queen Greeting Card

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Sandi Marson, chosen from Monica’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations December Alumni Hop: Heartfelt Peonies Birthday Queen Greeting Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations December 2019 Alumni Hop!  For this last blog hop of 2019, I’m sharing this Heartfelt Peonies Birthday Queen Greeting Card.  Made with the brand new Rounded Window Frame Die, this 6×6 card is a quick make.

  • First, distress the edges of a 6×6 card front from the Window Scenes Paper Collection.  Then ink the edges with Picked Raspberries Distress Oxide Ink.
  • Next, die cut the Rounded Window Frame Die from Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Cardstock.  Center and adhere to the card base.

Now it’s time to make some flowers!

Heartfelt Peonies Birthday Queen Greeting Card: Making the Flowers

  • Stamp 3 sets of Sweet Peonies onto Deluxe Flower Shaping paper using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink.
  • Now, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • Next, die cut the flower layers using the matching dies.
  • Then create a puddle of Picked Raspberries ink on your craft mat by swiping the ink pad over the surface.  Spritz with water until beads of water form.  Then dip and drag the flower layers through the ink.  Let them dry most of the way, or gently dry with a heat gun.
  • Now, while the petals are slightly damp, shape them in the Floral Basics Shaping Mold.
  • Use the stylus or Golf Tools to cup the petals.  Layer together. Add Prills to the centers of the smallest blossoms.
  • Arrange as seen in the photo.
  • Add seam binding ribbons, a ticket sentiment, key,vintage  stick pins and vintage buttons to complete the card front.
Heartfelt Peonies Birthday Queen Greeting Card: A Peek Inside

Pockets are a lovely way to turn a card into a gift.

  • Line the bottom of the card with a 6″ x 8 1/2″ panel of Sweet Peony paper.  Score a 2 1/2″ line along the bottom edge.  Fold up to form a pocket.  Adhere the sides to the card base.  Decorate the top of the pocket with a border scrap and a stamp from the collection.

I created a fancy bookmark with velvet ribbon and charms. Then I stitched a pretty scrap panel to pink cardstock layers.  Die cut an oval from the center of a card front and adhere over the middle of the bookmark.  Add some lace and vintage buttons as a finishing touch.

On With the Hop

This hop will remain open from 8AM EST on Friday, December 27th until 11:55PM EST on Monday, December 30th.  A winning comment will be randomly selected from a mystery blog.  I’ll post the winner at the top of this post on Tuesday, December 31st.  If possible, I will also notify the winner via e-mail.  Heartfelt Creations will announce the winner on their blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, January 1st.  The winner will then have 72 hours to claim the prize by contacting [email protected]  Please write “Winner of the December Blog Hop” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Now let’s get hopping!  Here’s the lineup for this month:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥  Glenda   ♥  Vicki  ♥ Els Monica  ♥  Alissa  ♥ Amarilys

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

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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