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Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial

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Heartfelt Creations August 2019 Alumni Hop: Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations August 2019 Alumni Blog Hop!  I’m kicking things off today with a bright and cheery Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial.  This was my first attempt at making a triple easel card, and after some trial and error, I finally figured out how to do it!  So I made a tutorial for all of you to save you some time, energy and paper.  Let’s take a closer look at the details on this happy card.

Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial: The Inspiration

Fall is peeping around the corner here in North Carolina.  The temperature might not show it, but the squirrels have been scurrying around stashing away acorns for winter.  Watching their antics inspired me to make this 6″ x 6″ card using the darling Oakberry Lane Collection.

 

Easel cards are one of my “go to” fancy fold designs.  I love how quick they are to make, and how easy they are to display.   You can watch the video below to learn how to create the base.

Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial: The Details

Here are some tips and tricks for adding the details to this fun card.

  • First, stamp the Acorn House on Smooth White Cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink.
  • Next, color it in with Distress Markers and a water brush.  Simple scribble the marker on a craft mat or a bit of clear acrylic packaging.  Then pick up the color with a water brush and blend it onto the stamped image.
  • Now, die cut the house, the windows and the squirrel Mom with the matching die.  Pop up on adhesive strips and attach to the base.

  • Next, stamp 3 sets of Oakberry Lane Flowers using Butterscotch Archival Ink. Heat Emboss flowers and leaves with Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Then,   water color with Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress Markers and a a water brush.  Color the leaves with Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron.
  • Die cut the leaves, then shape in the 3D Blossom Shaping Mold, following the directions for your machine.
  • Now add stamens to the centers and layer together.
  • Tie bows for each corner with Orange/Fuchsia/Lavender Checkered Ribbon.  Top with burlap string.

Use the dies to cut out images from the paper collection and scatter them around on the card to create a scene.  (Did you see that rascally little squirrel trying to snatch away Mother Squirrel’s freshly baked pie?)

Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial Video

Here’s a 6 minute tutorial showing you how to make the base for this triple easel card.  You will find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.

On With the Hop:

This hop begins at 8AM on Friday, August 30th and ends at 11: 55 EDT on Monday, September 2nd.  A random comment from a mystery blog will be selected to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations, so be sure to visit and comment on all the blogs in the hop.

Kathy ♥ Vicki   ♥   Glenda ♥  Sarah  ♥ Amarilys   ♥  Alissa Els   ♥ Emily

The winner will be announced here, on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, September 4th.  The winner will then have 72 hours to claim his/her prize by e-mailing [email protected]  Please write “WINNER OF THE AUGUST ALUMNI HOP” in the subject line of your e-mail.

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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    • Picked Raspberry
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Peeled Paint
  • Clear Embossing Powder

Heartfelt Creations Happy Camper Fancy Fold Folio

 

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Heartfelt Creations July 2019 Alumni Hop: Happy Camper Fancy Fold Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations July 2019 Alumni Hop!  Today I have a totally adorable Happy Camper Fancy Fold Folio to share with you.

This is a 6″ x 6″ Z-Fold Style card with some really fun surprises tucked inside.  Here’s how to make the base for this quick and easy folio design:

  • First, cut a 12″ x 6″ panel of heavy white cardstock.
  • Next, place the long side of this panel on your scoring tool.  Score at 3″ and 6″.
  • Now fold the card at the 6″ score line to form a side fold card.
  • Then fold the 3″ score line back toward the fold to create a simple Z-fold card base.
  • Now line all the panels, inside and outside, front and back with designer paper.  I’ve used the Happy Camper Paper Collection for this fun task.
    • Cut large panels to 5 7/8″ x 5 7/8″.  You’ll need 2 of these
    • Smaller panels measure 2 7/8″ x 5 7/8″. You’ll need 4.

That’s all there is to it!

Happy Camper Fancy Fold Folio:  Adding the details

  • Use Elements of Home and My Happy Place dies to cut decorative elements from the paper collection.  Then pop the images up on dimensionals to add POP to your card design.  Here are the elements I used:
    • Camper, door, window, hub cap, potted plant, scooter, banners
  • Next, create some floral accents with the Oakberry Lane and Cherry Blossom stamps and dies.
    • Learn how I made the Oakberry Lane flowers HERE.  To learn how I made the Cherry Blossom Retreat Flowers, go HERE.
  • Now fussy cut the sentiment medallion from the paper collection.  Back with a double layer of dimensionals ONLY on the left hand side.  Then adhere just the LEFT hand side to the front of the card, as seen in the photo.
  • Arrange Oakberry Lane Flowers around the sentiment.  Stamp and die cut Leafy Accents to fill in the flower cluster.
Happy Camper Fancy Fold Folio: The Belly Band

  • Create a belly band by joining (2) 1″ strips of white cardstock together with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Then cover it with 7/8″ strips of designer paper.
  • Place the center on the front of the card.  Make a small pencil mark where the belly band meets the edges of the card.
  • Now place the belly band on your scoring tool. Score along the marks you made.  Then score again 1/4″  out from each scored line. This will allow the belly band to fold neatly over the folio.
  • The belly band will overlap in the back. Trim away any excess and then adhere the ends together.
  • Use Scor-Tape to attach ribbon to the center of the belly band.  Add a white taffeta bow, small Oakberry Lane Blossom and buttons to complete the belly band.
Happy Camper Fancy Fold Folio: The Fun Unfolds

Z-Fold cards are a blast to make because they open like a pop up card.  The dimensional design makes them great for display.

You can see how I used my dies and elements from the paper collection to create a dimensional scene inside the card.  The center panel is just the right size to hold one of the tags from the collection.

Mat the tag on sturdy cardstock, then dress it up with a die cut icon, some cute metal charms and more of the ribbons that you used on the front.  These tags make great bookmarks!

Happy Camper Fancy Fold Folio: More Fun!

Turn this Z-Fold Card into a fun little folio by covering the backside with designer paper.

  • Cut 3 6 1/2″ x 6″ panels of white cardstock.
  • Score a 1/2″ flap on the left hand side of each panel.
  • Line each panel with a 5 7/8″ panel of designer paper.  I used images from the 6″ x 6″ card fronts.
  • NOTE: If adding flaps to pages, as I did, follow this procedure before you adhere the liner panels to the waterfall base.
    • First, cut the flap image from the collection. If possible, leave an extra 1/2″ on the side or top of the image.  This is where you will score a 1/2″ flap.
    • Now, wrap the flap around the top or the side of the liner panel and secure with adhesive.
    • Then adhere the liner panel to the white cardstock base.
  • Line the back of the card with a 5 7/8″ square of designer paper.
  • Now, center and adhere the first 1/2″ flap along the left hand edge of that panel. Turn the page to reveal the bottom edge of the flap.
  • Next, line the fold of the second waterfall up with the bottom edge of the first flap and adhere.
  • Score the 3rd waterfall  on the right hand side to form a 1 1/2″ pocket flap.  Line the base, then adhere the pocket flap.  Insert images and journal cards in this pocket.

This type of card folio makes a wonderful gift, and is a quick and easy way to capture the memories from a family vacation.  Of course, you can adapt the them to work with any Heartfelt Creations paper collection.

Find a linked supply list below the signature area of this post.

On With the Hop!

This hop lasts from 8AM EDT on Friday, July 26th until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, July 29th. The winner will be announced on this blog and on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, July 31st.

A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations. To claim your prize please email Heartfelt Creations at [email protected] with “Winner of the July Alumni Hop” in the subject line. The winner will have 72 hours to claim the prize, or another name will be randomly chosen.

Now, let’s hop:

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

I know you will be filled with inspiration and ready to get your craft on after visiting all these wonderful blogs.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Cherry Blossom Retreat Summer Shaker

Heartfelt Creations Cherry Blossom Retreat Summer Shaker for the June Alumni Blog Hop
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Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations June Alumni Blog Hop.   Today I have a Cherry Blossom Retreat Summer Shaker Card to share with you.  There will be lots of useful tips and tricks to help you create this card on your own, so let’s get started!

  • Begin by trimming an 8 1/2″ x 11 piece of Whip Cream Cardstock to measure 8 1/4″ x 11″.
  • Next, place the long side of the card on your scoring tool and score at 4 3/4″ and again at 9 1/2″.  This will leave you with a 1 1/2″ flap that we will turn into a pocket.
  • Now die cut (2) Elegant Pocket Accents from Whip Cream Cardstock.  Overlap them in the center of the card, wrapping the extra ends around to the back side.
  • Learn how to make the shaker element  HERE.
  • Then learn how to create the cherry blossoms HERE.

TIP:  Always make extra flowers!  This card came together very quickly because I had flowers left over from a previous project.  You might as well make a whole bunch of flowers while you have all your craft tools and materials out.  Store finished flowers in plastic bins.

Cherry Blossom Retreat Summer Shaker: A Peek Inside

Cut 8 1/8″ x 4 5/8″ liner papers for the inside of the card.  Then cover the pocket flap with an 8 1/8″ x 1 3/8″ panel of designer paper.  Now cut the border sentiment and adhere along the bottom.  Adhere only the sides of the pocket flap and adhere to the card base.

Cherry Blossom Retreat Summer Shaker: Bookmark and Gift Card Wallet

  • Fussy cut the tag from the paper collection leaving some of the floral details along the edge.
  • Then mat on a scrap of pink cardstock.
  • Adhere just 1/4 of the top edge of the matted tag to a piece of scrap blue cardstock and trim around the edges.
  • Now punch a hole in the tag, about 1/2″ from top edge.  Thread with ribbon and silver metallic string.
  • Slip the bird house charm onto silver string and thread through the ribbon loop.
  • Fussy cut or die cut the tag from the paper collection and adhere to the bookmark.

  • Create the gift card wallet with a 6 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ scrap of blue cardstock.
  • Score in half at 3 1/4″. Then fold to form a folio.
  • Line the interior as seen in the photo below.
  • Then create a little gift card pocket by scoring 1/2″ along the sides and bottom of a 4 1/4″ x 2″ scrap of pink cardstock.
  • Fold along the score lines.
  • Then cut away the corners and fold to form a pocket.

On With the Hop

The hop begins here at 8AM on Friday, June 28th EDT and lasts until 11:55PM EDT on July 1st.  One comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations.  The winner will be notified on this blog on Tuesday, July 2nd, and on the Heartfelt Creations Blog/Facebook Page on Wednesday, July 3rd.  Claim the prize within 72 hours by contacting [email protected] via e-mail.  Please write “Winner of the June Alumni Hop” in the subject window.

Now let’s hop!

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥  Amarilys  ♥  Vicki Sarah   ♥ Glenda   ♥  Gloria Alissa Emily  ♥

You’ll find a linked supply list below.  Enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel Card

Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel Card for the May 2019 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop!  This month I’m sharing a darling Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel card done up in vibrant summer colors.

And it’s not just a shaker card!  It’s an easel card, too.  These colors make me think of tropical fruit punch, and I think they are just perfect for a summer birthday card.   Our darling granddaughter will be turning 10 next month.  Every since she was born, that girl has loved to swing.  So this cutie patootie squirrel in a tire swing is the perfect image to use on her birthday card.

Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel Card: Creating the Shaker Element

The shaker element for this card is easy to make when you use Heartfelt Creations’ Eyelet Rectangle and Basics Die.  Here’s how:

  • First select the #4 and #5 die from the Eyelet Rectangle packet. (The largest die is the #1 die.)
  • Line the dies up on a piece of white cardstock so that the space between the two dies is even all the way around.
  • Place a small piece of washi tape over the dies to keep them from shifting.
  • Run the dies through your die cutting machine.  This piece will be the frame for the shaker element.
  • Now, run just the #4 die through your machine.  The center piece will be intact.  This becomes the base for your shaker element.
  • Now, trim the “Spread your Wings” image from the Oakberry Lane Paper Collection to fit the base.  ( 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″)  Adhere this to the base.
  • Now, cut a 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of clear cardstock and adhere it to the back of the frame.  Clean up any glue from the edges with a baby wipe.
  • Place 3 layers of Darice Foam Strips on the back of the frame, being sure to position them so they will not show through the shaker window.
  • Now fill the shaker with Jellyfish Sparkletz.
  • Die cut the tire swing squirrel from the paper collection using the Furry Tailed Frolic Die Set. Back with dimensionals and position on the base.
  • Finally, remove the top layer of liner tape and press the image face down onto the adhesive.
Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel Card: Oakberry Lane Flowers

These Oakberry Lane Flowers are so pretty!  Here’s how I made them:

  • First, stamp 2 sets of flowers and leaves onto HC Flower Making Paper using Archival Magenta Hue Ink.
  • Heat emboss with clear powder.
  • Sponge with a combination of Saffron, Magenta and Hibiscus Inks.  (I have older Archival inks…the names have changed, but you get the idea.)
  • Spritz with water to blend the ink a little.
  • Die cut with the Oakberry Lane Flower Dies.
  • Place Face Down in the 3-D Blossoms Shaping Mold.  I like to use 2 layers at a time.  Follow the instructions for your machine, and run through .
  • Spray with Poodle Pink Glimmer Mist and Heat Dry.
  • Pierce the centers and insert pearl stamens.

Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel Card: Pocket Stopper

Every easel card needs a stopper to make it stand upright.  For this card, I die cut a pocket using the Patchwork Pocket & Patterns Die.  Then I matted the pocket on the same cardstock that my designer paper layers are matted on.  (These are older colors from my stash, and I no longer no the name.)

Next, I folded some 1″ strips of paper in half and adhered them, folded side out to the sides of the pocket.  Leave the top open .

Here’s a peek inside this frisky little card.

You can die cut some of the cute tags from the paper collection to tuck into the pocket.  I’ll write a note to Sophie on the larger tag.

On With the Hop!

This hop runs from 8AM EDT today, Friday May 31st until 11:59PM EDT on Monday, June 3rd.  At the conclusion of the hop, a comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations.  So be sure to visit and comment on all the blogs in the hop!

A winner for the hop will be announced on this blog, the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, June 5th.  The winner then has 72 hours to claim the prize by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with “Winner of the May Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Here’s the hop line up for this month:

KATHY (You are HERE) ♥ Amarilys  ♥ VickiGloria  ♥ Kristina Alissa Susan

You’ll find a linked supply list below.  Thanks so much for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card

This hop is now closed.  The winner, Esther Asbury, was randomly selected from Candy’s Blog.  
Heartfelt Creations Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card for the Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the  April 2019 Alumni Hop!  This month I have a darling Heartfelt Creations Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card to share with you.

Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card: Building the Card Base

Just look at all those cheeky little birdies clustered around the delicate cherry blossoms on this 4″ x 7 1/2″ box style card!  They make my heart sing!  Here’s how I built the base for this sweet card.

  • First cut a 7 1/2″ x 11″ panel of Whip Cream Cardstock.
  • Then, place the long side of the paper on your scoring tool.  Then score at 4″, 4 3/4″, 8 3/4″ and again at 10″.  This will leave you with 2 short flaps on the right hand side.  Fold the outermost flap under and adhere.  The remaining flap will form a pocket inside the card.
  • Now crease along all the scored lines to create a little book with a 3/4″ spine on the left.
  • If you wish to use a ribbon closure, as I did on this card, then add it now using 1/2″ Scor-Tape to secure it.
  • Next, cover front and back covers with 3 7/8″ x 7 3/8″ panels of designer paper.
    • TIP: You may machine stitch around the front cover  to add extra texture if desired.
    • TIP: Assemble the card cover before you attach it to the card base.  This makes it easier to assemble the card interior, and protects the card cover from soil or damage.

Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card: Creating the Shaker Element

Here are the steps to follow to create the shaker frame.

  • First, use the Eyelet Oval and Basics Small Die to cut the oval center from the floral card front in the paper collection.  Save the frame for another use.  Keep the decorative center as we will use it for the focal image inside the shaker.
  • Next die cut the frame from Whip Cream Cardstock.  To do this, I layered the Eyelet Oval & Basic Small Die with the #3 die from that set.  A bit of washi tape placed across both dies will keep everything neat and centered.
  • Now use just the outer frame die to cut clear acrylic cardstock.
  • Then adhere the acrylic die cut to the back side of the Whip Cream frame using Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • When the adhesive is set, place a triple layer of Darice Adhesive Foam Strips around the back side of the frame.
    • TIP: Make sure all the tape ends are closely butted up against one another to prevent the shaker elements from leaking out of the shaker box.
  • Now adhere the focal image to the card base.
  • Next,  fill the center of the image completely with Buttons Galore Rainbow Unicorn Shaker Mix.
  • Finally, remove the top layer of liner tape from the foam strips and center the shaker frame over the focal image.  Press in place.
Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card: Creating the Cherry Blossoms

Did you know that Heartfelt Creations now includes 2 sheets of pre-colored images that are all ready to cut out with the matching dies?   This makes is quick and easy to create perfectly color matched flowers for your project.

  • First, cut out flowers, leaves and bird images from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper collection using the Tweet Cherry Blossoms Dies.
  • Next, place the items face down in the 3D Cherry Blossoms Shaping Mold.
    • TIP: You can shape up to 3 layers at a time using the mold.  Just spritz each individual layer lightly with water before adding the next layer. I personally find that doing just 2 layers at a time yields the best results.
  • Now, layer the flowers together using hot glue or Dries Clear adhesive.  I did not layer the tiniest flowers on this project.
  • Next, pierce a hole in the center of each layered flower using the Golf piercing tool.
  • Then thread stamens through the holes, securing the back side with a little hot glue.  I used wired stamens on the mid sized blossoms, and rock candy stamens on he large blossoms.
  • Now, use a bit of sponge to tap the petals with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Drop each flower into a container and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder.
  • Next, fill the centers of the smallest blooms with Dries Clear and a sprinkling of TuTu Pink Prills.
  • Finally adhere the prepared flowers to the card.
Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

The interior of the card features 2 pockets.

To make the side pocket:

  • First, line the card base with designer paper.
  • Next, fold the flap we scored and secure it to the card base at the top and bottom edges.
  • Finally, cut a border strip to cover the pocket flap.

To make the box style pocket on the left:

  • First, cut a 5 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ panel of Whip Cream Cardstock.
  • Now, place the long side on your scoring tool and score at 1/2″, 1″, 4 3/4″, and 5 1/4″.
  • Next, turn this panel so that the short side is against the rail.  Then score at 2 1/2″ and 3″.
  • Crease and burnish all the scored lines.
  • Next, cut away the outermost rectangle on each side of the box pocket. (Refer to photo.)
  • Then cut a slit from the bottom edge to the second crease on each side.  (Refer to photo.)
  • Now, place a dab of adhesive on the back side of the small square at the bottom, and adhere to the tab above it.
  • Now just fold scored lines on the bottom to form the base of the box.  Adhere the small tab to the bottom of the box for extra strength.  (You will see how this works when you are constructing the box.)
  • Finally, fold the sides in and adhere to the box base.
    • TIP: I like to cut a small triangular piece away from the top of the box sides once the pocket is built.  This way, they are less visible.
  • Now adhere the box pocket to the left  hand side of the card base.

Use the Album Tags and Accents Dies to create a little bookmark to tuck into the right hand pocket.  Then, create a little treat wallet using the scraps on your work table and tuck it into the box pocket.

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

On With the Hop!

This hop runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, April 29th.

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, and leave a lovely comment.  One comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card.

A winner will be announced on this blog, the Heartfelt Creations Blog/Facebook page on Wednesday, April 30th.  The winner will then have 72 hours to claim the prize by contacting [email protected]  Please write “Winner of the March Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

The hop starts HERE:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Amarilys  ♥  Gloria ♥  VickiJoann  ♥  SusanCandy

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.  For more Heartfelt Creations tutorials, click HERE.

Enjoy the Hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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