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Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card

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Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card for the January Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for the Heartfelt Creations January Alumni Hop.  All this cold, dreary winter weather had me in the mood to create a bright and cheery card.  That’s how I decided to make this Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1

See?  I told you it was bright and cheery!  This is a 5.25″ x 725″ top fold card with a 1/4″ spine.  Here are the Heartfelt Creations Supplies I used to make this card:

How to Make A Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card
  • First, create your card base from sturdy ivory cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 5″ x 7″ layer of the vintage map paper and mat on bright yellow cardstock.  Then mat a second time on gold cardstock.  I like to have a 1/8″ margin on my mats, but that is just my personal choice.
  • Now, cut TWO 4″ x 6″ panels of designer paper,  I used the Journey word collage and the grassy meadow papers for these two layers.  As before, mat both layers.
  • Then, die cut the eyelet oval from white cardstock.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 2

  • Next, use the Young at Heart Die to cut out the cute airplane.  I don’t have the die to cut out the Happy Birthday banner, so I fussy cut that.  Back both the banner and the airplane with foam adhesive or waste chipboard to add dimension.
  • Now, fussy cut the sentiment from designer paper and mat on cardstock.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 3

  • Then fussy cut “Come Fly With Me” from the airplane journal card.  Bevel the corners to make it look like a tag.  Mat with cardstock, leaving a little extra edge on the bottom for gluing.  Glue this behind the grassy meadow panel.
  • Finally, Glue all the layers in place, staggering them as you see here.  Some will go off the edge of the card.  That is fine.  Now we are ready to make some flowers!

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 4

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card: Making the Flowers

Here’s how I made the flowers for this card:

  • First, stamp 2 sets of Botanical Rose on yellow cardstock using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.  Heat emboss with clear embossing powder
  • Now stamp several sets of Botanical Rose leaves on green patterned paper from the collection using Ranger Archival Olive Green Ink.  Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  • Next, Die cut the flower layers and the leaves with the Botanical Rose Die.
  • Use the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to form each flower layer.  Spritz the paper lightly with water first so that the petals will hold their shape.  I also pinched the petal ends together to give them a more natural, dimensional look.
  • Paint each flower layer with a very light coat of Picket Fence Distress Paint.  Immediately cover each petal layer with super fine clear glitter while the paint is still wet.
  • Next, stack the petal layers together to form flowers.  I use a hot glue gun to secure my petal layers.
  • Then spray each flower with Lemon Zest and Gold Tattered Angels Mist.  I also spattered my flowers with Tattered Angels Coffee Shop Mist.
  • Now set the petal layers aside to dry.
  • When the flower layers are dry, fill the centers with hot glue and Express-O Yourself Prills.
  • Finally, add the finished flowers and leaves to the card, arranging as you like.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 5

As a finishing touch, I created a loopy bow with natural burlap string and added it under the flower layers.  I also glued 3 tiny black buttons to the sentiment panel.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card: A Peek Inside

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 6Decorating the inside of this cheery card was the perfect pick me up on a wintry day.

  • First, I lined both the top and bottom panels of the card interior with designer paper.
  • Next, I trimmed down a 6″ x 6″ card topper, punched a thumb hole on the right hand side, and turned it into a pocket.  This is so easy!  Just glue the top, bottom and left hand side to the card base, and you have an instant pocket!
  • Then I created a box style pocket on the bottom half of the card.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 7

Create a little tea bag wallet with scraps on your table.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 9

Tuck the teabag into a pocket and decorate with a border strip.  You even have room to write a nice personal note here.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 10I made the bottom pocket like a box so that I could fill it with birthday treats.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 11

What’s inside?  A sweet tasseled bookmark, a decorated honey stick to go with the tea bag, and a little chocolate treat.  Now this card is also a birthday present!  How fun is that?

On With the Hop

Be sure to visit each blog in the hop, and leave a lovely comment behind.  One lucky comment will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations from a mystery blog in the hop.

The hop begins at 8AM Friday, January 26th and closes Monday, January 29th at 11:59 EST.  The winner of the hop will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, January 31st.  I’ll also add the winners name at the top of this blog post at that time.

The winner will have 72 hours to email Heartfelt Creations at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us  with the words “Winner of the January Alumni Hop” in the subject line.  

Here’s the list of blogs in this hop:

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Amarilys  ♥  Vicki   ♥  Martine   ♥ Alissa 

♥  Sarah   ♥ Gloria   ♥ Deneen  ♥ Archana

Have fun hopping and good luck!

I hope I’ve shared some inspiration, tips and tricks 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

All You Need Is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial

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Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the December Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop!  Now that Christmas is behind us, it’s time to focus in on Valentine’s Day.  With that in mind, I created this All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial using the new Heartfelt Love Collection.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1

Here are the supplies you will need to make this card:

 

All You Need Is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial: Creating the Flowers

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 2

  • Stamp 3 sets of both the Botanical Rose and the Enchanted Mum on designer paper from the Heartfelt Love Collection.  Die cut with the matching dies.
  • Ink the center of each layer with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink.
  • Then ink the edges of the petals with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
  • Spritz lightly with water.
  • Then shape with the flower shaping kit and hot glue the layers together.
  • Spritz each finished flower with Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist and set aside to dry.
  • When completely dry, fill flower centers with Pink Czech beads and let dry again.
All You Need Is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial: Making the Base

I always create the insides of my cards before I finish the card cover.  This way, the card cover stays clean and none of the dimensional elements get crushed.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 3

  • Create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from one sheet of pale pink cardstock
  • Now, line the inside of the card with designer paper from the Heartfelt Love Collection
  • Next, cut “A Gift from the Heart” image from the cut apart page
  • Then glue the top, bottom and left side of the image to form a pocket for the chocolate
  • Next, cut a 3.5″ x 6″ piece of pale pink cardstock for the pocket
  • Place on your score tool and score 1/2″ on bottom, left and right sides.
  • Now, trim the two bottom corners so that the sides will fold easily.  Glue together and make the pocket.
  • Next, cut a 3″ x 5″ piece of pink gingham paper.  Glue on the pocket front.  Use a 1 3/8″ circle punch to create a thumb hole.
  • Now, glue the pocket to the card base.
  • Use the small rectangular die from Cut, Mat, Create Set 1-B to cut out the phrase from the word collage page in the collection.  Mat on pink cardstock and glue to pocket to finish.

This is what your card will look like at this point.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 4

The next step is to make the tag that fits in the pocket.

 

All You Need Is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial: Making the Tag

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 4

  • Cut a 4″ x 6″ rectangle from pale pink cardstock.  This will be your tag base.
  • Round the bottom corners with a corner rounder punch.
  • Then shape the top corners with a scallop edge punch.  I use Crop-a-Dile corner punches for this.
  • Now, cut a 3.75″ x 5.75″ rectangle of the pale pink floral paper.  Shape the top and bottom edges just as you did in the previous step. Don’t glue this to the tag base yet.
  • Next, use the Border Essentials Die to create a belly band for the tag. Let the ends of the border overlap so you can fold them around the back of this tag layer.  This will create a neat, finished appearance.
  • Now, add 1/4″ Scor-Tape to the center of the belly band, again letting the ends overlap a little.
  • Adhere the Valentine Heart Ribbon over the Scor-tape, wrapping the loose ends around to the back to create a neat appearance.
  • Now you can glue this layer to the tag base.
  • Add a charm of your choice to the ribbon layer.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 5

 

  • Next, punch a hole at the top and thread with 8″ of Pearl Pink Satin Ribbon.
  • Then, tie a string bow with the Valentine Heart Ribbon and with Silver Metallic String
  • Loop Silver Metallic String through your chosen heart charms and tie into the bow arrangement.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 6

  • Now, cut the two sentiment panels from the cut apart page.  Shape the corners with a Crop-a-Dile punch (optional) and mat on pink cardstock.  Glue as seen in the photo.
  • Die cut the leaves and the flowers with the Cut Mat Create Dies and add to the tag. Place the tag in the pocket.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 7

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial: Decorating the Card Cover

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 7

I always assemble my card front before I glue it to the card base.

  • First, cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of the pink gingham paper from the Heartfelt Love Collection.
  • Cut a 3.5″ x 5″ banner flag from the pale pink floral print.  Mat on pink cardstock.  Glue to the pink gingham panel as seen in the photo above.
  • Now cut a 2.25″ x 6″ banner flag from the dark pink floral print paper.  Mat on pink cardstock and glue so that it overlaps the first banner, as seen in the photo.
  • Now, use the Eyelet Oval base die to cut a dark pink floral print oval.
  • Then use the oval circle and eyelet die to cut a layer from pale pink floral paper.  Glue this to the deep pink floral base.
  • Next, back the eyelet oval with foam tabs or waste chipboard and glue to the card as seen in the photo above.
  • Cut and mat All You Need is Love.
  • Cut the same size layer from the pink word collage page and mat the same way you matted the sentiment panel.
  • Now glue the word collage panel to the eyelet oval, using the photo as a guide for placement.
  • Next, back All You Need Is Love with foam tabs or waste chipboard and glue to the card base as seen in the photo.
  • Then, stamp 2 of the largest butterflies from Butterfly Medley on patterned paper.  Die cut with the matching die.
All You Need Is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial: Finishing Touches

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 8

  • Now shape the butterfly wings with the largest stylus tip in the Flower Shaping Kit.
  • Glue the two butterfly bodies together, lifting the wings to add dimension.
  • Spray with Glimmer Mist.
  • Add a small rose to the center of the body.
  • Finally, glue in place as seen in the photo.
  • Next, tie a triple loop bow from Pink Pearl Satin Ribbon and hot glue to the side of the card.
  • Then glue all your prepared flowers in place, tucking them under the sentiment panels and between layers as well as down the side.
  • Finally, add a button to the top of the sentiment panel.
Let’s Go to the Hop!

Now it’s time to hop along and get inspired by all the rest of the Heartfelt Creations Design Team.

The Hop starts 8AM EST on Friday December 29th and closes Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11.59PM EST.

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, as one random comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations. The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, January 3rd.  I will also post the name of the winner at the top of this blog post.

If you are the lucky winner, simply email Heartfelt Creations at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the December Alumni Hop” in the subject line.  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize, or another winner will be chosen.

Here are the blogs in this hop:

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Alissa   Amarilys Vicki Martine Sarah  ♥ Deneen

I hope I’ve inspired you to break out your paper pretties and get your craft on!

Have fun hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag Snapguide Tutorial

White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag Snapguide Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  I’m up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog today with a Saturday Step x Step.  For your convenience, I’m also posting the White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag Snapguide Tutorial here on my blog.  This is the project I  made for the Most Memorable Gift Challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  You can find the original post HERE.

White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag Snapguide Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 1The tutorial focuses on the steps I used to create the shaker window element, prepare the tag base and add the basic layers.  I hope you enjoy!

Check out How to Create a Christmas Shaker Window Element by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Wishing you an oasis of calm and rest in the midst of this busy season!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

White Christmas Etcetera Shaker Tag Products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique


Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial

This hop is now closed. The winner is Ava Gavloski, chosen from Emily’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!   I hope you all enjoyed a happy and healthy Thanksgiving yesterday.  Now that you’ve packed all the turkey leftovers away, it’s the perfect time to hop along with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni team.  I’ve prepared a Pretty in Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card tutorial to share with you on this first stop of the hop.

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 1

Pink poinsettia are such a festive addition to the holiday season.  And yes, those are dogwoods, too!  I’ve combined papers, stamps and dies from the Flowering Dogwood and Sparkling Poinsettia Collections to make this Pretty in Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card.  Here’s how I did it.

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: Building the Base
  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ side fold card base from deep pink cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 4.75″ x 6.75″ panel of the barn wood paper from the Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection.
  • Then, lightly distress the edges of the paper and ink with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.  Spritz with water to create water spots.  Glue this panel to the card base.
  • Now, cut the pale pink dot paper from Flowering Dogwood to measure 5″ x 3″  Add a lacy edge with Border Essentials Die.  Glue in the center of the card.
  • Next, die cut the Eyelet Oval from a pearlized white linen cardstock.  I have had this in my stash forever, and honestly don’t remember where it came from.
  • Center the outer frame on the card and glue in place.
  • Now, add foam adhesive tabs to the back of the eyelet oval and place in the center of the frame.
  • If desired, use hot glue to attach a plastic glitter snowflake to the center of the oval. (From Dollar Tree).
Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: The Sentiment Panel

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 2

  • Stamp the Sentiment from Sparkling Poinsettia Joy to the World on a square of the same pale pink patterned paper you used on the border.  Use Versamark Ink and heat emboss with superfine gold embossing powder.
  • Trim the sentiment into a square.  Crop the corners with a ticket stub punch.  Mat on pearlized white linen cardstock and pale pink cardstock.  Crop the corners of each layer.  Glue on top of the glitter snowflake.
Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: The flowers!

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 3

 

 

  • Use Magenta Archival Ink to stamp two Large Sparkling Poinsettia onto pale pink dot paper from Flowering Dogwood.
  • Now, die cut with the corresponding Large Sparkling Poinsettia die.
  • Use sponge daubers to add Peeled Paint and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to petals and leaves.
  • Then spritz lightly with water and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool kit.
  • Now, stack the two layers together with hot glue, staggering the petals.
  • Next, fill the center of the poinsettia with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Fill with a combination of Gilt Trip and TuTu Pink Prills.  Set aside to dry.
  • While the poinsettia is drying, create the dogwood flowers.
  • Use Magenta Archival Ink to stamp one set of Flowering Dogwood onto pearlized white paper.
  • Quickly sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • Then die cut with the corresponding Flowering Dogwood Die.
  • Sponge the centers with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  Shape and stack.  Fill centers with Prills.  Set aside to dry.
  • Once everything is dry, spritz the poinsettia with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist.
  • Hot Glue flowers to card base.
  • Finally, tie a triple loop bow with white silky crush ribbon.  Add metallic gold string and button to finish the card front.
Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 4Inside, I’ve layered papers from Flowering Dogwood with a sentiment from the Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection to finish the card.  Turn a journal card into a pocket by punching a thumb hole with a circle punch.  Glue just the sides and bottom to the card base. Add a tea bag and honey stick, a gift card, or other treat to the pocket.

On with the Hop!

The Hop starts 8AM EST on Friday,  November 24th and closes Monday 27th Nov at 11.59PM EST.  Be sure to visit and comment on each blog in the hop so that your name is entered into the draw for a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  One random comment will be chosen from a mystery blog. 

The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, November 29th.  I will also add the name of the winner at the top of this post at that time.  The winner of the hop will have 72 hours to  email Heartfelt Creations at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the November Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Here’s the hop order this month:

Kathy (You are here) ♥ Vicki Amarilys  ♥ Gloria  ♥ Emily Deneen  ♥ Emelia ♥ Martine ♥  Sarah     ♥ Alissa ♥

 

I hope you were inspired by this Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card tutorial.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Joy Card Folio

Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Joy Card Folio for the Heartfelt Creations October Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for the Heartfelt Creations October Alumni Hop!  Christmas is peeking around the corner, and it’s time to get our holiday craft on.  This Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Joy Card Folio is loaded with pull out tags, handmade flowers, hidden treats and a lovely mini photo album. I had such fun designing this 5″ x 7″ top fold card. The card base is built with a 1/4″ spine to allow for all kinds of goodies to be tucked inside.  I can’t wait to share all my tips and tricks with you.  Let’s get this party started!

Christmas Joy Card Folio: Sparkling Poinsettias

Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 2

Begin the process of making this card by creating the Sparkling Poinsettia Flowers.

  • First, use Peeled Paint Distress ink to stamp Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set twice onto lightly patterned paper from the Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection.
  • Immediately sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • Now, use sponge daubers to add Peeled Paint Distress ink to the flower centers.
  • Then add Fired Brick and Candied Apple  Distress Ink to the petals.
  • Now die cut the flower layers with the matching Sparkling Poinsettia Die.
  • Mist the die cut flower layers lightly with Tattered Angels Lobster Mist.
  • Now shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
  • Heat dry.
  • Then stack together with hot glue. Add stamens to the center.
  • To add glitter, trace around the veins with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.  Sprinkle with clear glitter.  (See links below)
  • Once the glitter has dried, fill centers with Berry Nice Prills.
Christmas Joy Card Folio: Creating the Pocket

 

Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1

It’s no secret by now that I love pockets…and tags.  So for this card, I found a fun way to use them on the cover of the card.

  • First, cut a piece of the Christmas newsprint paper slightly smaller than my card base.
  • Next, ink it up with Candied Apple, Festive Berries, and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Inks.
  • Then, spritz the paper with water and let the inks run.  Heat Dry.  Repeat until you like the way the background looks.
  • Now, fussy cut the Joy to the World banner and poinsettias from the 6×6 card front.  Ink the edges.
  • Then, place the banner over the inked panel and stitch to a mat of dark green cardstock.  Leave the top of the banner open to form a pocket.
Christmas Joy Card Folio: Creating the Tags

Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 3

  • First, cut a panel of lightly patterned designer paper to measure 3.25″ x 5″.
  • Now, use Peeled Paint Distress Ink to stamp the Holly swirl from Joy to the World on this panel.
  • Next, stamp Joy to the World image on this same panel using Jet Black Archival Ink.  Heat emboss with clear powder.
  • Then, use Stack and Store Daubers  and the inks of your choice to add color.
  • Next, trace around some of the lines  in the stamped image with Art Institute Dries Clear Glue. Be sure to use the fine tip attachment.
  • Now place the image over a funnel tray or large sheet of paper and sprinkle with Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter.  Tap off the excess and set aside to dry.
  • When dry, round the corners with a 1/4″ corner rounder punch.  Crop the top edge with a Scallop Edge Punch.  Add a hole punch in the center for ribbon.
  • Then cut a 6″ length of 5/8″ Red Gauze Print Satin Ribbon through the hole.  Tie with a piece of crochet lace.
  • Add poinsettia and stick pins to each tag, then tuck in the pocket.

 

To finish the card front, glue a poinsettia in the upper left and corner of the card.  Then tie a double loop bow from Forest Green Satin Swirl Ribbon.  Tuck beneath the poinsettia, using your scissor points to set it in place.

Christmas Joy Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 5

I added a fun mini photo album to the card pocket.

Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 6

It is stamped with the sentiment from the Joy to the World Cling Stamp set, and has a ribbon closure.

Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 7The inner panels are decorated with 4″ x 6″ card fronts cut from the paper collection.  I’ve tucked in tags, photo mounts, and a little chocolate treat.

On with the Hop!

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop list, as one random comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations.  If you don’t comment, you can’t win!

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Vicki ♥ Amarilys ♥ AlissaDeneen Martine  ♥ Sarah ♥

The hop runs from 8AM EDT Friday, October 27- 11:59PM Monday, October 29th.  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, November 1st.  The winner will then have 72 hours to claim his/her prize by contacting Heartfelt Creations at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the October Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have fun hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Prima Amber Moon Thankful Heart Tri-Fold Folio

Tammy Tutterow Creative Crew Friday: Prima Amber Moon Thankful Heart Folio

Hello, Friends!  Yes, I know it’s Thursday…but to avoid double posting, I decided to share my Tammy Tutterow Creative Crew post today.  When you see this Thankful Heart Folio made with Prima’s glorious Amber Moon collection, I think you’ll forgive me.

Prima Amber Moon Thankful Heart Folio by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders Photo 1

This lovely little folio is about the size of a clutch wallet, measuring just 4.25″ x 7″.  It all started when I was cleaning up my work desk and ran across a piece of folded brown cardstock.  Rather than toss it in my scrap pile, I decided to make it up into a card…which then became a folio.  You just never know where a project is going to take you.  I have learned to follow along.

Prima Amber Moon Thankful Heart Folio by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders Photo 2

The folio has a ribbon closure.

Prima Amber Moon Thankful Heart Folio by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders Photo 3Felt flowers.  How I love them!  These are created with the following Tammy Tutterow flower dies:

Nothing But Love for Thankful Heart Folio Shabby Chic background

Prima Amber Moon Thankful Heart Folio by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders Photo 4

Here’s how to create the background panel for the cover:

  • First, cut a 4″ X 6.75″ panel of wood grain patterned paper from Prima’s Amber Moon 12×12 collection
  • Next, stamp Nothing But Love Background with Versamark Embossing Ink.
  • Then, heat emboss with super fine copper embossing powder.
  • Now, machine stitch around the edges.  Use messy stitching like I did here, or keep it neat and tidy.  It’s up to you.
  • Next, distress the edges and ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Then, ink up the panel with Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks.  Spritz heavily and tip the paper to let the ink run.
  • Now heat dry until it is still a tiny bit damp.
  • Then emboss with Tammy’s Blistered Embossing Folder.  Before running through your machine, rub Vintage Photo Distress Ink directly onto the flat side of the embossing folder.  Then lay your paper panel over the raised side of the folder.  By doing this, you will impress the ink into the paper.  It’s a very cool effect.
  • Next, heat dry the paper panel completely.
  • Finally, rub a barely damp paper towel over the embossed  stamped areas to refresh the shine.  I actually had to gently reheat with my tool.
  • Now it’s ready to glue to the folio cover.
Thankful Heart Folio Cover Art

Prima Amber Moon Thankful Heart Folio by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders Photo 5

The cover art for this album is from a Gecko Galz collage sheet called Be Thankful for Fall. I printed them out, inked the edges and/or matted them then layered them up on the cover.  The circular image is glued to a Prima die cut doily.  I raised it up with waste cardboard from a shipping box .  This way, I could tuck a little surprise behind it.  Read on to find out about that!

From My Heart Tabbed Mini Pocket

Prima Amber Moon Thankful Heart Folio by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders Photo 6

What is it about little things that makes us go “awwwww.”  That’s exactly how I feel every time I use one of Tammy’s Mini Pockets.  Here’s how I put this Tabbed Mini Pocket together:

  • First, die cut the Tabbed Mini Pocket from Amber Moon paper.
  • Then ink around all the edges, front and back, with Vintage Photo DI.
  • Now score the fold lines and glue the pocket together.
  • Add a bitty posy to the envelope flap along with an acorn charm and a bit of fiber.
  • Next, use Archival Coffee Ink to stamp “From My Heart” sentiment from Sentiments 2 Stamp set.  I stamped with my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform so I could repeat stamp until the image was dark and bold.
  • Cut out, notch corners, ink edges and mat on brown cardstock.
  • Then slip behind the doily and attach with a mini clothespin.
Inside this Thankful Heart Folio

Prima Amber Moon Thankful Heart Folio by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders Photo 7Here’s a look at the first opening.  There’s a side pocket on the left and a fold out page on the right.

Prima Amber Moon Thankful Heart Folio by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders Photo 8The side pocket holds this magnet that I made with Tammy’s Rejoice Shading Stamp from Happy Grams #4 .   After stamping, embossing, and inking, I colored the images with Distress Markers.  Then I stitched a magnet between the image and a cardstock mat.  I’ve adorned the magnet with Bitty Posies and Posie Part felt flowers.  I also used Shortie Tabs to make some little banner flags from designer paper scraps.

Blessed and Framed

Prima Amber Moon Thankful Heart Folio by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders Photo 9I framed this butterfly ephemera card with Tammy’s Rose Border Stamp.  Here’s how that worked:

  • First, cut a piece of the polka dot paper from Amber Moon that is slightly larger than the stamp.
  • Stamp the image with Versamark Embossing Ink and heat emboss with Superfine Copper Embossing Powder.
  • Heat Set.
  • To cut the inside of the stamped image, I placed my ruler on a diagonal line from top left to bottom right corner.  Then use a craft knife to cut a straight line.  Repeat this process from Top right to bottom left.
  • Next, place the ruler at the base of one of the resulting triangles.  Cut out one flap.
  • Now that one flap is removed, you can fussy cut around the inside of the frame.
  • Next, ink up Big Cheesecloth and Dear Ruby with Coffee Archival Ink/Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink.  Do not place the stamps on a block.  Just roll a random section lightly over the ink pad, then roll randomly over the white portions of the Blessed ephemera card.  Ink the edges.
  • Now, back the fussy cut frame with small strips of foam tape and place over the ephemera card.  Glue in place.Prima Amber Moon Thankful Heart Folio by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders Photo 9

Die cut the smallest Prim Heart from felt and layer up with felt flowers to decorate the sentiment panel.

Thankful Heart Folio: The Grand Opening
Prima Amber Moon Thankful Heart Folio by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders Photo 10

Here’s a peek at the fully opened folio.

The center panel holds this pretty 3.5″ x 6″ art tag.  I’ve used another Prim Heart embellishment here.

Prima Amber Moon Thankful Heart Folio by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders Photo 12There’s a sweet little chocolate/gift card wallet in the panel on the far right.

Prima Amber Moon Thankful Heart Folio by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders Photo 13

I don’ t know about you…but I’m grateful for chocolate…and so many other good things.

I hope you survived this very long post.  But I wanted you to see all the many ways you can use Tammy’s stamps and dies to embellish your favorite paper collections.  Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Until next time!

Cheerio,

kathy

You’ve Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box

You’ve Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box for Frilly and Funkie Trick or Treat Challenge

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for Halloween?   I created this super cute You’ve Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box for the Trick or Treat Challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  We’ll take a look at it in just a second, but first let’s see what our hostess, the sensational Suzz, has to say about this fun challenge.

Challenge Theme: Trick Or Treat 

I challenge you to create a vintage or shabby chic project with a trick or treat.  If you are feeling funkie you might want to incorporate a trick in your design or if you are feeling frilly you can incorporate a treat.  The trick or treat can be anything from a hidden pocket, unexpected design element, a treat hidden in the card or an unusual technique used on your project.  Make sure to include in your blog post a description of your trick or treat!

You’ve Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box and Treat

You've Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 2In our area, grown ups enjoy Halloween by playing  You’ve Been Booed.  Sometimes called “Ghosting” or “the Phantom”, the Halloween BOO is an Autumn take on “Secret Santa” or May baskets. Usually seen in neighborhoods–but sometimes in the workplace–BOO-ing is a friendly tradition for Halloween fun.

To start a Halloween BOO, one neighbor secretly leaves a small gift basket, a BOO poem, BOO instructions and a BOO sign at a neighbor’s doorstep.

The lucky BOO-ee is asked to post the sign near the door, alerting others that “We’ve Been BOO-ed!” That way, new BOO recruits won’t leave a duplicate BOO on the doorstep.

In turn, the neighbor is asked to BOO two other households, leading to a chain reaction–and Halloween fun.

I thought it would be fun to create a little “boo box” for my next door neighbor as she looooves Halloween.

You’ve Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box: Prepping the Box

This cute little brie box was lurking in a dark corner of the Closet of Shame.  It seemed the perfect vessel for my Boo Box.   I created the shaker top with a little vintage image that I received in an order from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  (Linda, the owner, always includes a cute little thank you package with every order. )

You've Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Photo 1Here’s how to prepare the Boo Box.

  • First, ink all the edges of the brie box with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Next, trace the cover and base onto patterned paper from Prima’s Amber Moon Collection.
  • Then cover the lid, inside and out with the cut out papers.
  • Now, ine the inside base as well.
  • Then, run Scor-Tape around the outside edge of the box and cover with Prima Amber Moon Washi tape.  The Scor-Tape helps hold the washi tape in place.You've Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 6
You’ve Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box: Building the Shaker Element

You've Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 3Building the shaker top took a little time and patience.  And oh, the glitter storm that filled my studio.  Heres how I did it:

  • First, die cut a Tim Holtz Pocket Watch Frame from medium weight chipboard.
  • Then cut it a two more Pocket Watch frames from Prima Amber Moon paper of your choice.
  • Next, cut a 4″ square of clear acetate cardstock.  You can always use clear packaging if you have some on hand.
  • Now, ink the edges of the chipboard with Black Soot Distress Ink.
  • Next, ink the edges of the designer paper with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Then use a craft knife to cut out the center portion of one pocket watch frame.  Ink the edges.
  • Now, glue the whole pocket watch frame to the chipboard base.
  • Next, cut thin strips of foam tape and adhere it all along the edges.  You do not want any gaps.
  • Now, glue the clear acrylic circle to the back side of the open pocket watch frame.  I used binder clips to hold it in place until dry.
  • Then, glue the vintage image to the base section of the pocket watch frame.
  • Next fill the center portion of the base with sequins, small beads, glitter…whatever you like.  Be sure NOT to overfill.  Less is more.
  • Peel the backing strips off the foam tape strips and press the dome cover in place.  Use binder clips if needed.
  • Next,run a bead of Art Institute Dries Clear adhesive around the edge of the pocket watch frame, filling in any small gaps.
  • Dust the glue with Vintage Platinum Distress Glitter.
  • Repeat this step around the plastic dome area.
  • Finally, tie ribbon around the stem of the pocket watch and use hot glue to attach to the box cover.
You’ve Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box: Finishing Touches

You've Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 4Die cut Tattered Florals and Tattered Leaves from Amber Moon patterned paper.  I dipped mine in a lovely puddle of Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Frayed Burlap and WIld Honey Distress Oxide Inks before shaping and stacking.  Fill the centers with mustard seeds and spatter with Walnut Ink Stain.  Attach to the box top along with a little tag made from scraps.

You’ve Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box: A Peek Inside

You've Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 5Here’s  a look at the interior of the finished box.  Isn’t it fun?

Now It’s Your Turn

I hope you’ll find the time to play along in this fun Trick or Treat Challenge.  To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic Halloween project following the challenge theme and guidelines.  Then link your project up on the Frilly and Funkie blog before midnight on Tuesday, November 7th.

The Frilly and Funkie Team will select their top 4 favorite projects from all the entries.  Our top pick will be invited to join us for a guest DT spot on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  The next 3 favorites will receive a favorites badge to post proudly on their blog or Facebook page.  And everyone who enters and follows the challenge rules will be entered into the draw for a $25 shopping spree at the The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Be sure to stop by the Frilly and Funkie blog where you’ll find more inspiration from the team along with all the challenge rules.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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