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Heartfelt Creations Coral Seahorse Birthday Shaker Card

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Heartfelt Creations Coral Seahorse Birthday Shaker Card for the Alumni Hop

 

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the August Alumni Hop!  Today I have a Heartfelt Creations Coral Seahorse Birthday Shaker Card to share with you.  It’s made with the whimsical Under the Sea collection.  See if you can guess which Heartfelt Flower Stamp/Die combo I used?

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If you guessed Poinsettia and Holly Clusters, then you are right on target!  Stamp these little beauties with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.  Then sponge with Abandoned Coral DI. Die cut, run through the Poinsettia Flower mold and you’ve got yourself some coral reef blossoms just like that!

Heartfelt Creations Coral Seahorse Birthday Shaker Card:  A Look at the Details

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This 5″ x 7″ Top Fold card has a fun interactive pocket and shaker tag on the cover.  Here’s how I did it.

  • First cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of the white/teal woodgrain patterned paper.  Ink the edges very lightly with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.
  • Next, cut a 4″ x 6″ panel of the underwater dark teal paper.
  • Then, fussy cut the coral reef scene from the paper collection.
  • Stitch the left and bottom edges of the coral reef scene to the dark teal underwater panel.
  • Now adhere this panel to the woodgrain panel.
  • Die cut the fish/porthole from the paper collection using the Coral Reef Collage Die.  Adhere as seen in the photo.  This is how the pocket is made.
Heartfelt Creations Coral Seahorse Birthday Shaker Card: Adding Embellishments

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Look at all the great dimension on this card!  And really, it’s so simple to make.  Here’s how I embellished the card.

  • Brush the sandy bottom of the coral reef scene with Versamark Embossing Ink.
  • Next, sprinkle liberally with Seth Apter’s Dirty Sand Baked Texture.  Heat emboss to create realistic looking textured sand.
  • Cut the Happy Birthday ticket from the paper collection.  Adhere with dimensionals.
  • Die cut the coral reef border from the paper collection using the Coral Reef Collage Die.  Pop up on dimensionals and adhere to lower left corner.
  • Stamp, color and die cut two sets of Poinsettia and Holly Clusters onto white card using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.
  • Run through the Poinsettia Flower Mold.
  • Now layer together with glue.  Add Coral See and Seas the Day Prills to the centers.
  • Then adhere to the card as seen.
  • Finally, tie a double loop bow using Coral Satin Ribbon.
Heartfelt Creations Coral Seahorse Birthday Shaker Card: A quick and easy shaker element

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This little 3″ x 5 1/2″ shaker pouch is super easy to make.  Here’s how:

  • Cut a 2 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ panel of the woodgrain paper.  Crop the corners with a Crop-a-Dile Stub punch.  Then ink the edges.
  • Fussy cut the seahorses and greenery from the paper collection.  Adhere to the woodgrain panel.
  • Mat this panel on a slightly larger rectangle of white cardstock.
  • Now cut a 3″ x 5 1/2″ panel of clear cardstock.
  • Next, secure the clear cardstock panel to the shaker pouch base with binder clips or safety pins.
  • Stitch the sides and bottom on your sewing machine.  Leave the top edge open.
  • Fill the pouch with Buttons Galore Ocean Waves Sparkletz.
  • Now stitch the top edge closed.
  • Next, cut the thread so it is long.  Use the top thread to tie on a couple of cute ocean charms.
  • Tie a bow with curling glittery ribbon and adhere .
  • Adhere a cluster of poinsettia in the corner.
  • Insert the tag in the pocket.
Heartfelt Creations Coral Seahorse Birthday Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

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Inside the card, I created a couple of cute pockets.  Then I filled them with elements from the collection.  The seashell is die cut from the paper collection, shaped with the stylus, inked with Abandoned Coral DI and adhered to the card.  Tuck a journal card in the pocket and add your personal greeting to the card.

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Create a little gift card wallet using the cut aparts from the collection.

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Decorate with papers.  This is such a fun way to present a gift card.

 

On With the Hop

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave a lovely comment behind so that your name will be entered into the drawing for a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.

This hop ends on Monday, September 3rd at 11:59PM EDT.  The winner will be announced  here and on the Heartfelt Creations blog on Wednesday, September 5th.  Claim your prize by contacting socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us via e-mail.  Write “winner of the August Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Here is the blog hop list:

Kathy (You are HERE)  ♥ Amarilys Pam   ♥ Vicki   ♥ Emily   ♥

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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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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?

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

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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.

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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.

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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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