Category Archives: Heartfelt Creations

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Priscilla Gotham from Deneen’s Blog. 

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

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Lisa Conner, Lisa, please contact HC to claim your prize!
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

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

Alumni Blog Hop: Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Joy McCoy.  Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations September Alumni Hop: Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio

 

Hello, Friends!  Coffee, anyone?  I’m ready for you with this freshly brewed Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio.  It‘s time for the Heartfelt Creations September Alumni Hop! You should be arriving here from Vicki’s beautiful blog.  

Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement September HC Alumni Blog Hop Photo 1

Don’t you just love the browns, creams, blues and tans in the Coffee Talk collection?  I had so much fun putting this 6.25″ square top fold card folio together!

Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio Tips and Tricks

Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement September HC Alumni Blog Hop Photo 2

Here are some tips and tricks you can use in making this Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio:

  • Stamp the coffee mug image onto light colored patterned paper from the Coffee Talk Paper Collection. .  This saves loads of time, as there is no need to color the image!  Let the Coffee Talk paper collection do all the heavy lifting for you.  I used ColorBox Decades Bon Voyage Blue Ink to stamp, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
  • Add inky details with Sponge Daubers.  This is another great time saver!  I sponged Broken China and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide inks to add some shading to my coffee mug.
  • Cut out the coffee mug with the matching coffee mug die.  Quick and easy!
  • Finally, layer up your background paper with a strip of striped paper and some die cut borders.
  • Mat the coffee cup on a white doily, then elevate with foam tabs or waste cardboard.
Coffee Talk Card Folio: Let’s Talk Flowers!

Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement September HC Alumni Blog Hop Photo 3Flowers add that special finishing touch to this birthday card.  Here’s how I made my flowers.

  • Stamp two sets of Botanical Rose on light colored patterned paper from the Coffee Talk Collection.  I stamped with the same Decades Bon Voyage Blue Ink.
  • Add Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Ink to the centers of each petal layer.  Use Sponge Daubers to make quick work of this process.
  • Now, Sponge the edges of the petals with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink, again using sponge daubers.
  • Next, cut out the flowers with the matching die from the Botanical Wings Die Set.
  • Spritz the flowers lightly with water, and again with Mountain Mist Glimmer Spray from Tattered Angels.
  • Now, shape the flowers using the two largest balls in the Flower Shaping Tool  Kit.
  • You can either gently heat dry the flowers, or let them air dry.
  • When the flower layers are dried, assemble with a glue gun.
  • Next, fill the flower centers with Art institute Dries Clear Glue and Expresso-yourself Prills.
  • Stamp the leaves onto the same patterned paper using Frayed Burlap Ink.  Die cut, and sponge with Peeled Paint and Frayed Burlap inks.  Shape.
  • Finally arrange the flowers on the card front.
  • Add a bow and button and the cut out birthday greeting.
  • Die cut the oval tag using the Luggage and Tag Die.  Tie to the mug handle with burlap string.
Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio: A peek inside!

Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement September HC Alumni Blog Hop Photo 4

Adding a pocket to the inside of this card folio turns it into a gift!

Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement September HC Alumni Blog Hop Photo 5Just look at all the birthday goodies that are tucked inside!

Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement September HC Alumni Blog Hop Photo 6

Use scraps to create a fun little photo album/gift card wallet.


Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement September HC Alumni Blog Hop Photo 7

Decorate it with 3×4 panels from the cut apart page.

On With the Hop!

From here, you should hop on over and see what paper pretties Amaryllis has in store for you.  You can find the complete blog hop order below:

Vicki ♥ Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Amaryllis ♥ Archana Martine Gloria ♥ Alissa ♥ Deneen ♥

Sarah

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave a lovely comment as a lucky winner of a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card will be randomly selected from one of the blogs!  The winner will be announced on the HC Blog  and Facebook page on Wednesday, October 4th.

The Hop starts 8am EDT on Friday September 29th and closes Monday 2nd Oct at 11.59pm EDT.

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Helen Budz, chosen from Gloria’s blog.
Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations August Alumni Hop!  I’m the first stop on this inspiration filled hop, and I’m so happy to have you hop along.  this spring, I planted sunflowers for the very first time, and guess what?  They are blooming!  I’m so excited, as sunflowers are my favorite summer bloom.  Inspired by my garden, I created this pretty Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio.

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 1The Classic Sunflower Collection has always been one of my all time favorites from Heartfelt Creations.   Sunflowers just make me all happy inside!  These sunshiny birthday greetings are layered onto a 6.75″ x 7″ top fold card base with a 1/2″ spine.

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 2Don’t you just love these gorgeous patterned papers?  This buttery yellow Chevron Striped Ribbon is the perfect playmate for the golden hues of the paper collection.

Classic Sunflower Birthday Folio: Creating the Classic Sunflowers

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 3I forgot to take notes while making my card this month, so I don’t have a tutorial for you.  I can tell you the steps I followed to make the flowers, however.

  1. First, select the yellow text from the Classic Sunflower Paper Collection. Stamping onto designer paper is a huge time saver!  You don’t have to color your flower layers, and the patterned paper gives the finished flowers a gorgeous depth.
  2. Next Stamp the Classic Sunflowers with ColorBox Dark Brown Fluid Chalk Ink.
  3. Then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  4. Now, die cut the flowers with the matching Classic Sunflower Die.
  5. Next, use sponge daubers to add a little Fossilized Amber and Warm Honey Distress Ink to each flower petal.

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 4

  1. After lightly misting the flowers with a little water,  shape them with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
  2. Now, stack your flower layers together with hot glue.
  3. Fill the center of the sunflower with a little Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.
  4. Then  fill the centers with  an assortment of Prills.  I used Gilt Trip, Gourd-jus, A Penny Saved, and Express-O Yourself.
  5. Finally, spritz the flowers with Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle Mist, Lemon Zest  and Yellow Daisy Tattered Angels Mists.
Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 4Because I created my card base with a 1/2″ spine, I was able to turn my card into a pocket filled folio.

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 5The side pocket on the top half of my card contains some lovely photo mounts.  How fun would it be to add snapshots of the birthday girl on the reverse side of these pretty card fronts?

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 6Also made with card fronts, this pretty tea bag wallet provides a spot to write a lovely note, add a photo or tuck in a gift card.

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 7To decorate the bottom half of this Classic Sunflower Gift Card Folio, I layered a lot of my scraps.  this pretty bookmark is also made with scraps, then decorated with the Raindrops on Roses die, burlap woven ribbon and a little charm.

Next, I fussy cut the denim pocket, matted it on kraft cardstock and turned it into a real paper pocket.  And you can’t give someone an empty pocket, right?  So I filled it with a chocolate treat and a little mini journal card where I can write a little note.

Let’s Go to the Hop!

You’ll want to visit all the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team Blogs for more beautiful inspiration.  And be sure to leave a comment on each blog, as one random comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate .

The hop will remain open until 11:59PMEDT on Monday, August 28th.  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog on Wednesday, August 30th.  I will also post the winner at the top of this blog post.

The winner receives  a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  If YOU are the lucky winner, you will need to email Heartfelt Creations at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the August Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Now let’s get hopping!

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Amarilys Emily  Vicki Gloria Deneen  ♥ Archana MartineAlissaSarah ♥Sandy

I hope I’ve shared some ideas, 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.

Happy hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card

This hop is now closed.   The winner is Sara Retter from Archana’s blog.

Heartfelt Creations July Alumni Hop: Seashell Shaker Card with Under the Sea

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready to hop?  Welcome to the July Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop! You should be coming here from Mary’s lovely blog. I’ll provide a complete hop list at the end of this post.  It’s full on summer here in North Carolina and the hot, humid days have my mind turning to the beach.  Oh, for a walk along the shore with the waves kissing my toes and the sand dotted with pretty shells.  Since I can’t be at the beach in real life, I decided to make this Seashell Shaker Card with the Gorgeous Under the Sea Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 1

I’ve had my eye on this gorgeous collection since the day it released over a year ago.  Making a seashell shaker card with these bright corals and deep aquas is almost as good as taking a vacation!

Shake it Up!

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 2

Just for fun, I added a little hidden tag between the card front layers.  This is a quick and easy addition thanks to the cut apart page and my faithful Luggage and Tags Die.

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 3

Shaker cards are like a party on paper.  This seashell shaker card is filled with a combination of Prills, micro beads, seed beads,  and sequins.

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 4

I used the seashell die from Coral Reef Collage to cut my shell out of the Under the Sea paper collection.  Then I sponged  Abandoned Coral Distress Ink along the edges to heighten the pink tones.  Next, I used my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, mat and stylus to round out the shell body. Then I glued it to the card base. Finally, I scattered Prills and Seed Beads along the inner edge. A lucky hermit crab gets to live in this glammed up seashell!

Coral Sea Flowers with Enchanted Mums

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 5Making these coral reef flowers was a cinch!

  1. First, stamp the 2 smallest sizes of Enchanted Mums onto the coral dot paper using Abandoned Coral Distress Ink.
  2. Next, heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  3. Then, use sponge daubers to add a little Abandoned Coral to the centers and the tips of the flower petals.
  4. Now, die cut the flower layers.
  5. Then, shape and stack with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
  6. Finally, add hot glue to center and fill with seed beads.
What’s Inside This Seashell Shaker Card?

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 6

I turned this card into a gift by adding a few extras on the inside.

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 7

You can easily turn a card front into a gift wallet.  Just glue the image to the right hand side of a 4″ high x 11″ long strip of cardstock.  Score on the left and fold.

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 8

Then cut down another card front image to serve as a pocket.  Tuck in some of the cute tags from the paper collection along with a gift card and easy as 1, 2, 3….you have a gift card wallet.

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 9

I used the scraps on my worktable to make a quick little tag.  These make the best bookmarks, and they also are a great way to brighten up a work cubicle!

On With the Hop!

Now pop on over and see what paper pretties      has in store for you.  I’ve included the complete hop list below for your convenience.

Amarilys ♥ Vicki ♥ Mary ♥ Kathy (YOU ARE HERE) ♥ Alissa Deneen  ♥ Sarah  ♥ Martine ♥

Archana ♥ Emily

Hop, Comment & Win

Be sure to visit and comment at each of these fabulous blogs because you will not only be inspired…your comment will enter you into a drawing to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card! The hop runs from today through Monday, July 31st at midnight EDT.

The winner of the hop will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog.  Heartfelt Creations will announce the winner in their weekly blog post and Facebook page on Wednesday, August 1st.  I will also post the name of the winner at the top of this post at that time.

The winner will have 72 hours to claim his/her prize by sending an e-mail to socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the July Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

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

Happy Hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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