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Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial

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

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio and Gift Tags

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio and Gift Tags with Authentique Jolly Christmas Collection

Hello, Friends!  Do you remember waking up on a wintry morning and peeping out of the windows, only to find them flaked with snow and ice?  I do.  (That’s one of the reasons why I married a Southern man…but that’s another story for another day!)  This Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card folio made with Authentique Paper’s Jolly Christmas Collection hearkens back to that childhood memory.  Take a look.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

I love the festive patterns and vibrant colors of this fun collection.  Seeing all those  lacy white snowflakes patterned on a red background inspired me to make this jolly shaker card folio.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2

The folio is my “go to” 5″ x 7″ base with a 1/4″ spine.  I did loads of die cutting on this one, and it was all jolly good fun.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio: How to Create the Frosty Windowpane

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3

  • Die cut 2 window frames using a Tim Holtz Window/Window Box Bigz Die.  I used a pearlized white metallic paper that I found in my stash.  It has a subtle sheen and frosty appearance that worked well with my card design.
  • Next, die cut 2 of the window boxes: one from scrap chipboard and one from patterned paper.
  • Now, cut two 2.25″ x 3.25″ sheets of clear acetate cardstock.
  • Then run 1/4″ Scor-Tape around the front edges of one window.  This will be the window on the bottom in our shaker element.
  • Next, peel off the liner tape and adhere one of the pieces of clear acetate cardstock.
  • Then repeat this on the second window, BUT put the tape and the acetate cardstock on the BACK side of the window frame.
  • Place a layer of foam tape on the front frame of the bottom window, being sure that you don’t overlap the panes.  You don’t want the tape to show.
  • Now, repeat this step with the top window, but as before, add the foam tape to the BACK side of the window frame.
  • Next, lay the bottom window face up on your work surface and carefully fill the center with glitter, beads, sequins or whatever shaker medium you choose.  Don’t over fill.
  • Now, carefully remove the liner tape from both windows, and line them up one over the other.  Take your time and make sure everything is straight and lined up.  Then press to close.
Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 5

The fun continues on the inside of this Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card folio. Don’t you just love these cheery patterns?  This top pocket contains a mini file folder with a bit of chocolate tucked inside. This would be a great spot to hide a gift card or monetary gift as well.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 6

This large bottom pocket holds a decorated candy cane treat and a 4″ x 4.5″ accordion folded photo album.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 7

This decorative belly band holds the photo album closed.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 8

There’s room inside for eight 3.5″ x 4″ photos.  Mat stickers on cardstock and then glue so that photos can be tucked behind them.

Wouldn’t this be a great way to share your family Christmas photos this year?  It’s a card, and a gift, and pretty home decor all wrapped up into one neat package.  You gotta love that!

Jolly Christmas Gift Tags

Authentique Jolly Christmas Gift Tags by Kathy Clement Photo 1

Gift tags are a quick and easy way to dress up a cookie plate, holiday gift or even trim the tree.  These little beauties come together in a snap, thanks to the darling stickers in Jolly Christmas!

Authentique Jolly Christmas Gift Tags by Kathy Clement Photo 2

Die cut the tag bases with Tammy Tutterow’s Shortie Tags Die.  Then die cut patterned paper with the same die and trim a little off the sides .  Now, die cut a contrasting decorative edge using one of the shaped edge dies that comes with the set.  I also die cut a little accent tab using Tammy’s Tabs Two Die.   BAM!  Tag bases are finished!

Authentique Jolly Christmas Gift Tags by Kathy Clement Photo

Now comes the fun part!  Add stickers from the collection kit, pretty Christmas ribbons and trims, floral accents and Christmas embellies to make these tags shine. I find that if I make these “assembly line” style they come together really fast.

I hope I’ve shared some 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

 

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Supply List

NOTE: I will link to as many items as possible, but some have been in my stash for a long time and may be retired.  If possible, I will suggest a substitute.  Common items like cardstock, glue, etc will not be listed here.

 

Winter Wishes Christmas Card

Winter Wishes Christmas Card: Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop with Gracielle Design

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for the November Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This month we’re teaming up with Gracielle Design.  I’ve used her digital stamps and papers to create this elegant Winter Wishes Christmas Card.  If you’ve come here from Karen’s lovely blog, then you are right on track.  Now let’s get to hopping!

This month, we’re focusing on the ribbons in the gorgeous November Ribbon Club Country Christmas Assortment.  I had such fun pairing these lovely ribbons up with Gracielle Design Winter Blessings Digital Stamps and Holiday Traditions Digital Paper Collection.  Here’s a look at these lovely ribbons.

Winter Wishes Christmas Card

Winter Wishes Christmas Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

This is a 5″ x 7″ top fold card.  After printing out my digital papers, I cut them to size.  Then I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Next, I double matted the layers on silver metallic and burgundy cardstock.  Then I created extra dimension in this Winter Wishes Christmas card by adding waste chipboard (instead of foam spacers) between the layers.

Next, I printed the sentiment on white cardstock, and matted it on a die cut label.  At this point, the card is pretty…but it needs some jazzing up.

Winter Wishes Christmas Card: Ribbon to the Rescue!

In my world, ribbon is always the perfect finishing accent.  I pulled out my trusty Bow-it-All Tool to create this elegant bow cluster.  The base layer is a double loop bow tied with Moss Bold Diamond Print Satin Ribbon.  The next layer shimmers thanks to 3/8″ Soft Pine Satin with a Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon.  The icing on this Winter Wishes Christmas Card Bow Cluster is a delicate string bow tied with Gold Metallic String.  Last, but not least, I’ve added a silver button from my stash.

Winter Wishes Christmas Card: A Peek Inside

Now it’s time to finish the inside of this pretty card.  I layered up scraps of my digital papers with another lovely sentiment from the Winter Blessings Digital Stamp set.  Dress this up with a little ribbon border and a few sparkling silver gumdrops.

Then, add a little gift card pocket filled with a tea bag and a honey stick to finish with a flourish!

On with the Hop!

From here, you will hop on over to see what paper pretties Cherry has in store for you.

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop, and leave a little love behind.  Then finish up on the RRR Blog where you will answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  This will enter you into the drawing for your very own Country Holiday Ribbon Collection!

If you’re not already a subscriber to the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to let Santa know that it would make a great Christmas gift!  And now is the perfect time to sign up, as Bonnie is offering new subscribers a special deal on the November/December Club Assortments.

I hope I’ve inspired you with some ideas that you can use in making your own Christmas cards!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial

Tammy Tutterow Creative Crew: Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial

Hello, Friends! We’re getting our Christmas crafts on this month!  Today,  I have the cutest Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial to share with you today!  Little things make my heart happy, and this itty bitty 4″ x 2 x 1.5″ wintry album is filled with all kinds of teeny tiny cuteness!

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 1

See what I mean?  Who doesn’t love a snow globe style shaker element on the cover of a teeny tiny mini album?

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 2The base of this adorable album is created with Tammy Tutterow’s Mini Tag Album Die.  I’ve made several albums with this sweet die, but this time, I modified the design to create a chunky spine and tabbed pocket pages.  You’ll see how I do this in my Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial video.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial: Shake it Up, Baby!

I forgot to tell you how to make the shaker cover in my tutorial video, so I will do that here.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 3The focal image on the cover is a sticker from Authentique’s Frosty Winter 12×12 Paper Collection. (Product Links below.)  Here’s how I created this fun shaker top element:

  • First, add the sticker to a circular die cut or chipboard piece that is about 1/2″ larger in diameter than the sticker.  I painted my die cut white first to make sure that if it showed, it would look nice.
  • Now, use the corresponding Spellbinder Small Standard Circle die to cut out a clear acetate circle.  This will be the cover for your shaker element.
  • Next, add 1/8″ Scor-tape to the back side of this die cut circle.
  • Then, add Kool-Tac clear foam tape around the outer edge of the circle with the sticker.
  • Now, carefully add some Stampendous Shaved Ice Frantage elements to the center of the snow globe base.  Be careful not to get any flakes on the Kool-Tac, or it will not stick well.
  • Next, remove the liner tape from the Scor-Tape and the Kool-Tac tape and press the acetate cover over the sticker base.
  • Now, hot glue the snow globe base to the album cover.
  • Then use hot glue to add the white leaf wreath around the outer edge.
  • Finally, decorate with die cut felt flowers.
Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial: Add a Chunky Spine

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 4You all know how much I love tags and pockets and dimensional details.  I wanted to add those to this adorable album, but to do that, I had to modify the design a little. You will learn how to turn the mini tag album base into this chunky little album in the tutorial.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 5

I also transformed the mini tag album pages into little pockets.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial: A Peek at the pages

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 6This album is loaded with interactive elements.  It would be a super cute stocking stuffer, and a great way to present a monetary gift as there are lots and lots of little tuck spots, pockets and hiding places inside.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 7Each itty bitty tag is topped with one of Tammy’s Shortie Tabs.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 9

Sticker stamps make great tuck spots if you back them with cardstock.  You can also add stickers to folded cardstock to create these mini file folders.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 10

Page turn elements are made with a die from Tabs 2.  And Tammy’s Prim heart makes the cutest little embellishment when cut from felt.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 11

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 12

Here’s that Prim Heart again.  This time it’s decorating a Tabbed Mini Pocket.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 13

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 14

This is the perfect hiding spot for a little cash, tickets or even small jewelry.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 15

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Then let’s watch this Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial Video.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial on Youtube

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Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s November, and you know what that means, right?  Time to get to work on our Christmas Card lists!  Nothing gets the old mojo flowing like a new fancy fold card design.  That’s why I’ve prepared this Christmas Z Fold cards 3 ways tutorial for you today.  We’ll be using Authentique’s awesome Vintage Christmas Collection Kit and 6×6 paper bundle to create 3 fabulous Z Fold Card Designs!

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

One of the things I love the most about Fancy Fold cards is the “wow” factor they bring to cardmaking.  They look like little masterpieces, but the bases are actually really easy to build and super fun to decorate.

Z Fold Cards Tutorial 3 Ways: Card #1 Christmas Snow Globes Standard Z Fold Card
Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2

 

The standard  Z Fold card base takes about 10 seconds to create, so it’s perfect for the busy holiday season.  It folds flat for mailing or storage, but opens out to reveal a loads of depth and dimension.

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3

 

This simple card mechanism allows a  card to  stand for display on a side table or Christmas mantel.  So your card can do double duty as home decor.  And you’ve just gotta love that!

 

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 4

 

In the video tutorial below, you’ll learn how to incorporate a gift card/treat pocket in each card design.  So now your card is a gift, too.  Sweet!

Z Fold Cards Tutorial 3 Ways: Card #2: Cookies and Cocoa Easel Style Z Fold Card
Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 5

 

Some of our family’s best Christmas memories are tied to the tradition of baking cookies together.  This darling easel style Z Fold Christmas card celebrates that fun family tradition.

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 6

 

Not only does this adorable card stand for display, it also contains a fun mechanism that makes it exciting to open.

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 7

 

The inner panel contains a mini paper bag envelope with enough room to hold a sweet treat, some cash or a gift card.  I’ll show you how to make this exciting interactive card design in the YouTube tutorial below.

Z Fold Cards Tutorial 3 Ways: Card #3: Dashing Through the Snow Pop Up Z-Fold Card
Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 8

 

Pop up cards are such fun to open…and create! Learn how to combine your beautiful Authentique papers with some stylish dies and in no time flat, you’ll have this fabulous Z Fold Pop Up card ready for gifting.

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 9

 

And of course, there’s a gift card pocket tucked into this design, too.  Oh, what fun!

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial on YouTube

So are you ready to get your craft on?  This YouTube Video will guide you step by step through building the base, adding the papers and decorating your cards.  Grab a cuppa and a snack to sustain you, because we’re making all 3 cards and I don’t want you to faint on me.  You might also want to grab a pencil and notebook to write down measurements and the like.

I’ve linked up to the papers, dies and ribbons that I used in this post below.  I hope you have as much fun making these Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards as I did!

Cheerio,
kathy

Supply List

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

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo

Hello, G45’ers!  Have you seen Graphic 45’s gorgeous Winter Wonderland Christmas Collection yet?  Filled with images of old barns, snow laden trees, winter songbirds and rustic patterns, it’s like taking a walk in the New England countryside of my childhood.  I recently had a chance to play with these gorgeous images and papers and worked up a Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo to share with you here.

A Spoonful of Christmas: Winter Wonderland Christmas Card #1

Winter Wonderland Spoonful of Christmas Card Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

This vintage Santa Spoon was waiting for me to grab it on one of my junkin’ adventures.  It is part of a set of 4, and I scooped them up in a New York minute!  Why I love these vintage spoons, so much, I’ll never know, but I am amassing a nice little collection to use in my crafting.

To give the spoon this frosty appearance, I added a touch of Picket Fence Distress Paint.  First, I place a small dot of the paint on my craft sheet.  Then I tap my finger into the ink.  Next, I tap most of the paint off onto the craft sheet and then just lightly dab it onto the spoon.  This way, the silver still shines through, but the edges look frosty.

Creating the Flower Clusters

A Spoonful of Christmas Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1Poinsettia are a classic choice for Christmas, so I knew I wanted to add them to this card.  The Petaloo Burlap Poinsettia I had in my stash were too bright for this rustic paper.  But no worries…flowers can be altered to match a paper collection.

A Spoonful of Christmas Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2

First, lay your flowers out on a craft sheet or a nice sized piece of scrap paper.  Then mix up some Lobster , Iridescent Gold,  and Bronze Glimmer Mists by rolling the bottle between your hands.  This prevents small particles of glitter from getting stuck in the spray mechanism.  Next, spritz the mists and dry gently with a heat tool.  Repeat if necessary.

A Spoonful of Christmas Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

Adding different textures to a flower cluster makes for an interesting and more natural looking arrangement.  Combine Vintage Velvet Dogwoods with fussy cut poinsettia leaves from the paper collection.  Then tie the whole thing together with gorgeous Vintage Christmas Plaid Ribbon and Natural Burlap String Bows.

A Spoonful of Christmas Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

Don’t be afraid to take your design off the edge of your card. After double matting each card layer, I shifted each one a little further to the right creating a sort of stair-step effect on the card.

A Spoonful of Christmas Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

The inside is simply finished with more beautiful papers from the collection.

Spoonful of Christmas Supply List

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland

  • Winter Wonderland
  • Rustic Holiday
  • Nordic Greetings
  • Yule Post

Other Supplies

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo #2: Christmas Songbird Easel Card

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo Winter Songbird Easel Card by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

I’ve loved watching and listening to songbirds all my life.  When I saw the sweet little songbirds in Graphic 45’s new Winter Wonderland collection I nearly burst into song myself!  I knew I wanted to feature the lovely swallow from the signature page on a Christmas card. This 7.25” x 5.25” easel style card came together very quickly thanks to the gorgeous patterns and images in this gorgeous winter collection.


Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo Winter Songbird Easel Card by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2
Christmas Songbird Easel Card Tips and Tricks
  1. To create a quick card focal, use a large circle die to cut the bird image from the paper collection and mat it on a decorative circle die. Back it with foam tabs or waste chipboard to really make it stand out.
  2. Tap miniature pine cones with Picket Fence Distress Paint to add a natural, wintry feel to your card.
  3. Tie a trio of small, rusty jingle bells together with burlap string to decorate the easel card stopper.
  4. To add to the rustic feel of this card, distress the edges.  I curled the corners around my piercing tool to add to the vintage design.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo Winter Songbird Easel Card by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3 Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo Winter Songbird Easel Card by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5 Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo Winter Songbird Easel Card by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo Winter Songbird Easel Card by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

Here’s a peek at the inside.  Using kraft cardstock as the base adds to the rustic appeal of the card.

Christmas Songbird Supply List

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland 12×12 papers

  • Winter Wonderland
  • Nordic Greetings
  • Yule Post

Other Products

If you’re like me, you’ve fallen in love with Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland.  I hope I’ve shared some 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

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