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Papercrafting 101: Handmade Flowers Video Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Handmade Poinsettias Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Papercrafting 101: Handmade Flowers Video Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Today I have Papercrafting 101 Handmade Flowers Video Tutorial to share with you.  It’s the second installment in my Papercrafting 101 series on YouTube.  You can find the first video , All About Adhesives, HERE.

So many of you have asked me to do some flower making tutorials.  Here’s what we will cover in this loaded video tutorial:

  • Flower Making Tools
  • Filling Flower Centers: Stamens and Prills
  • How to quickly and easily color flower petals
  • Stamping and die cutting flower layers
  • Shaping petals the easy way
  • Different surfaces to use when making paper flowers

Since we are coming up on Christmas, I zeroed in on handmade poinsettias.  Rest assured, the tips and techniques I share in this tutorial can easily be translated when making other paper flowers.

Papercrafting 101: Handmade Flowers Video Tutorial on YouTube

This video covers a lot of ground, so grab a cuppa and a snack, your pencil and a notebook because class is in session.

You’ll find a linked supply list to some of my favorite flower making tools and accessories at the bottom of this post.

What you you like to  learn about next in this Papercrafting 101 series?  Favorite tools?  Ribbon? Pockets? Die Cutting?  Drop me a comment below, and I’ll get busy with the next installment!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations Wild Aster and Sunflowers Pocket Card

This hop is now closed. The randomly chosen winner is DawnMarie.  Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations Wild Aster and Sunflowers Pocket Card for the Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop.  With fall in full force here in North Carolina, I decided to make this Heartfelt Creations Wild Aster and Sunflowers Pocket Card to share with you this month.  It features two of my favorite fall blooms, and one of my favorite fall colors: purple!

Heartfelt Creations Wild Aster and Sunflowers Pocket Card: A Pocket Full of Posies

This 6″ x 8″ top fold card folio is a little larger than my normal 5″ x 7″ base.  But it features one of my favorite design techniques: the pocket.  Her’e’s how that element came together:

  • First, cut a 5 7/8″ x 7 7/8″ base panel using the woodgrain stripe from the Wild Aster Paper Collection.  Ink the edges if so desired.
  • Next, fussy cut one of the corner designs from the Fall Aster Paper Collection.  This panel measures 5 7/8″ wide x about 5 1/2″ tall.  Keep the left hand and bottom edges straight, but fussy cut around the floral images on the inside edge to create a pretty shaped pocket.
  • Next, position the shaped pocket over your base panel and stitch together on your sewing machine, leaving the shaped edge open to form a pocket.
  • Do not adhere the card front to the base panel until the interior of the card has been finished.
Heartfelt Creations Wild Aster and Sunflowers Pocket Card:  The Tag Insert

  • First, die cut your tag from cream cardstock using the Album Tags and Accents Die.
  • Then use the smaller tag die  to cut the liner paper from one of the 6″ x 6″ card fronts in the paper collection.  So quick and easy! (I also covered the back of my tag with designer paper to add extra thickness and strength.)
  • Now, die cut “A Gift for You” from the same cream cardstock using the Ornamental Tags Dies.  Adhere to the front of the tag.
  • Next, die cut the little gift tag circle using the circle die from Ornamental Tags.  Die cut a second circle from a cardstock scrap to add extra strength.
  • You will also need to die cut the Lacy Diamond from the same cream paper, along with the little lattice shaped triangle from that die set.
  • Finish the pocket with a gorgeous Purple Nite Seam Binding Bow.  Then top it with a 3/8″ bow tied with Crosshatch Purple Satin Ribbon and a small sunflower.
Heartfelt Creations Wild Aster and Sunflowers Pocket Card: Making the Flowers

Since sunflowers and asters are both lovely in the fall of the year, I decided to combine them on this tag.  I think they look gorgeous together.  Here’s how to make the flowers:

  • First,  stamp and die cut 3 sets of the asters, the aster leaves and 2 sets of the sunflowers.  Stamp in Archival Ink (listed below).
  • Next, use the Golf Tools to shape the petals, then stack the layers and adhere together with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Then, use sponge daubers to add ink to the petals .
  • Add shine to the asters with Violet Metallic Viva 3-D Stamp Paint.  Place a small dab on your craft sheet and pick it up with a makeup sponge, dabbing most of it off on the work surface.  Then tap lightly over the petals.
  • Now,   Fill the centers of the Wild Asters with a puddle of Dries Clear, then sprinkle with Flower Soft to make realistic looking centers.
  • Use sponge daubers to color the sunflower petals with Saffron Archival Ink.  Then mist the petals lightly with Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle Mist and a touch of  Perfect Copper Perfect Pearls Mists. These are both retired products, but you can substitute glimmer mists from your stash.
  • Fill the centers of the sunflowers with hot glue, then add glass beads and Expresso-Yourself Prills.
  • Now arrange the flowers and leaves at the top of the tag.  Tuck in the die cut sentiment circle.  Back the tag with the Lacy Diamond Die Cut.
Heartfelt Creations Wild Aster and Sunflowers Pocket Card: A Peek Inside

The interior of the card features a little waterfall feature made with the 6×6 card fronts and a cute gift pocket made with the Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die. Back the pocket with Darice Thin Foam Strips on the sides and bottom so that you will have room to tuck in  some lovely treats.

To make the flip folio feature, Score 3/8″ flaps on the left hand edge of each 6×6 panel.  Adhere the first flap behind the base panel, then stack the flaps on top of one another to form a little book.

TIP: Hold the flip folio shut with a purple paper clip.  Slip this over the edge of the folio and onto the front of the card.  When you adhere the card front to the base, don’t place adhesive here.  This way, the clip can easily be taken on and off.

Die cut frames and photo mounts for the flip folio using the Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Dies and cream cardstock.  Card fronts from the paper pack make great journaling spots, or places to write your own greeting.   For the base panel, I fussy cut/tore the words “Faith” and “to” from the 12×12 image.  Then I adhered them over the original script on the page so that the message would make sense.

On With the Hop!

Visit each of the blogs in the list below. Be sure to leave a lovely comment, as one comment will be chosen from a mystery blog to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations!

The hop will close at 11:55PM EDT on Monday, October 28th.  A winner will be chosen and announced at the top of this blog post on Tuesday, October 29th.  Heartfelt Creations will also announce the winner on their blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, October 30th.

The winner has 72 hours to claim the prize by contacting [email protected] via email.  Please write “Winner of the October Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Here’s the link to all the alumni team blogs this month:

KATHY (you are here) ♥ Alissa  ♥ GlendaVickiCandy SarahEmily

Thanks so much for hopping with us!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Ciao Bella Thankful Sunflowers Card

Ciao Bella Sound of Autumn Card Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Ciao Bella Thankful Sunflowers Card

Hello, Friends!  Happy Friday!  Today’s post features this Ciao Bella Thankful Sunflowers card that I made for my blogging buddy, Anita Houston. (The Artful Maven Haven)  Anita’s lovely blog was one of the very first that I followed.  She is one of the most talented, generous and lovely people in the mixed media world.  As a Ranger Educator, she shared dozens of techniques via her blog.  Although we have very different styles, I was able to translate many of them into my paper driven crafting.  And, she was one of the people who gently kicked me in the seat of my pants and said, “Start a blog!”  She still visits and supports my blog, which means the world to me.  My nickname for  her is “Beautiful Soul”.

In a recent email, she was praising me for the sunflowers I used on THIS card. When I mentioned to her that I had used Ranger Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle Spray on the petals to amp up the color, I also mentioned that I was sad because my supply was nearly gone.  Since these mists are now retired, I was sad to see it go.  Anita immediately mailed me a package of all the colors, no charge, and she wouldn’t even let me pay postage.  See why I call her Beautiful Soul?  So this card is on its way to my dear friend, Anita.

Ciao Bella Thankful Sunflowers Card with The Sound of Autumn

 

This was my first play with Ciao Bella papers…but it will NOT be my last!  Ooh la la!  What fun I had making this fancy fold card.  This is a Z-Fold Box card, and I have a YouTube tutorial that will show you how to make the base HERE.   There is additional information for this style card on my blog HERE.  So that ought to keep you busy this weekend!

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflowers Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations Sunflowers take center stage along with beautiful layered papers, metal embellishments and gingham ribbon. Yes, I love gingham ribbon!  I’ll share a supply list at the end of this post.

For more Heartfelt Creations Sunflowers on my blog, click HERE.

Ciao Bella Thankful Sunflowers Card: A Peek Inside

So, the hedgehog….all together now…oooooooooh!  Don’t you just love it?  And of course, there’s a little tea pocket.

The z-fold area is just big enough to hold a pocket for one of my precious demitasse spoons and a little tag.  These are the z folds inside the card.

And these are the folds behind the front cover.  I would love to sit on this park bench and soak up the autumn sunshine.  How about you?

No tutorial today…just a lovely little autumn card and a shout out to a dear friend who helped me get my feet under me in the crafting world.  Love you, Anita!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Autumn Sunflowers Card

This Hop is now closed.  The winner, SueD, was selected from Glenda’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!
Heartfelt Autumn Sunflowers Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations September 2019 Alumni Hop!  Today I have a sweet and fresh Autumn Sunflowers card to share with you.  This 5″ x 7″ card is a quick and easy one to make but packs a real visual punch.

Note: you will find a supply list for this card at the bottom of this post below the signature.

Heartfelt Autumn Sunflowers Card: How to Make it

  • Begin by creating a 5″ x 7″ kraft top fold card base with a 1/2″ spine.
  • Then cut a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of green cardstock.
  • Now die cut the Intricate Swirl Frame from cream cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Sweet Peony Design paper.  Back with dimensionals, then attach inside the intricate frame.
  • Now adhere dimensionals to the back of the Intricate Swirl Frame and adhere to the green cardstock layer.
Heartfelt Autumn Sunflowers Card: The Details

  • Stamp 3 sets of Classic Sunflowers using Saffron Archival Ink.
  • Sponge the petals and centers of the stamped flowers with additional Saffron Archival Ink and Adirondack Premium Dye Ink.
  • Now die cut the flowers with the Classic Sunflowers Die.
  • Then shape the petals with the Deluxe Tool Shaping Kit.
  • Assemble the flower layers with hot glue.
  • Mist the flowers lightly with Ranger Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle and Bronze.
  • Now stamp Leafy Accents, sponge with Olive Green Archival , Saffron and Terra Cotta Inks.
  • Then die cut with the Leafy Accents Dies.  Shape and then mist very lightly with Bronze Perfect Pearls.
  • Fill flower centers with beads or Prills.
  • Arrange on the card as seen.  Add gingham and twine bows.

  • Stamp the Lush Lilac sentiment in Olive Archival Ink.
  • Mat on a scrap of green cardstock.
  • Add a mini paper clip.
  • Back with dimensionals.
  • Thread twine through the paperclip and tie on a charm.
Heartfelt Autumn Sunflowers Card: A Peek Inside

Stamp a panel of white cardstock with Classic Sunflowers.  Mat on green cardstock and adhere on the top layer of the card.

Create a box pocket on the bottom of the card and fill with a tea bag wallet, honey stick cookies and vintage silver plate spoon.

On With the Hop

The hop begins here at 8AM EDT on Friday, September 27th and continues until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, September 30th.  A randomly selected comment from a mystery blog in the hop will win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.

The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post, on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page by Wednesday, October 2nd.  The winner then has 72 hours to claim his/her prize.  The winner should contact [email protected] with Winner Of the September Alumni Hop in the subject line.

Here are all the blogs in this hop:

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Glenda   ♥ Vicki   ♥ Els   ♥ Sandra    ♥  Monica  ♥  Amarilys  ♥ Alissa   ♥  Sarah  ♥ Oksana   ♥  Candy 

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

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Autumn Roses Gatefold Card Folio

Autumn Roses Gatefold Card Folio with Blue Fern Studios Bird Waltz Papers

Hello, Friends!  Happy Friday! Have you ever noticed that as summer winds down, roses seem to be at their most beautiful?  Today’s Blue Fern Studios Autumn Roses Gatefold Card pays tribute to the glorious flowers of fall.

There are a few mixed media touches on this card: custom dyed seam binding ribbon, handmade roses, and Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture lend even more richness to the elegant Bird Waltz papers.

TIP:  Stamp the Classic Roses onto patterned paper using Terra Cotta Ink. Then die cut.  The patterned paper creates instant depth and ensures that your handmade flowers will match your papers perfectly.

TIP:  Use a sponge dauber to brush additional ink on the edges of the petals for even more beauty.

Autumn Roses Gatefold Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Gatefold cards provide you with lots of nooks and crannies.  Use these areas for sentiment panels, mini pockets, and to display images.

You knew there had to be a pocket somewhere in the mix, didn’t you?  I do love a good pocket!

It’s the perfect spot to tuck in a little decorative tea wallet, vintage silver plate demitasse spoon and a journal card from The Bird Waltz Paper Collection.

I built this pocket on the front of a flap page.  Fold the flap down to reveal a waterfall cascade and a photo mount.  Isn’t that fun?

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.  To see more cards with the lovely Blue Fern Studio Bird Waltz Collection, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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