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Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial

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Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the March 2017 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s blog.  You’ll find a complete hop list at the end of this post.  With Easter right around the corner, I’ve put together an aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card tutorial for you today.  You’ll find the supply list the end of this post.

Dogwoods in Aqua and Green!

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 1

Oh,  how I love these soft spring colors and pretty spring blossoms!  The first step in creating this card was to make a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from pearlized ivory cardstock.  You do have to paper piece in order to make a card this size, but I think the end result is worth the effort!

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial: Get everything ready!

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 2

Before I assemble my cards, I like to get all my pieces ready.  Here are the steps you will follow to do this.

  1. Cut a rectangle from the pretty aqua dot pattern slightly smaller than your card base.  Then sponge the edges with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.
  2.  Use the largest Spellbinder Circle Nestabilities die to cut the focal image from the 6×6 card front.  Lightly distress and ink the edges.
  3. Die cut the  largest Spellbinder “Diamondessence” circle from white cardstock.
  4. Use the Luggage and Tags Die to cut out the dove tag. Mat on white cardstock.
  5. Cut a 5″ x 4″ rectangle from the woodgrain blue paper in the collection.
  6. Add a fancy edge by die cutting with the Border Essentials Die.  Ink the edges
  7. Cut the “Easter Blessings” sentiment, add a fishtail end and mount on white cardstock.
Now It’s Time to Stamp, Die Cut and Shape Flowers

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 3

Here are the steps I followed to make my flowers:

  1. Use Colorbox Guacamole Chalk Ink to stamp 3 sets of the largest dogwood blossoms onto patterned paper from the collection.  I used the pale blue flourish pattern on the reverse of the 6×6 card fronts page.
  2. Heat emboss the stamped images using clear embossing powder.  If you look closely at my blossoms, you can see that I deliberately scorched the paper slightly with my heat gun to add a rusty hue to the paper.  This gives the flower a very realistic look.  But be careful…we want to scorch the paper, not set it on fire!
  3. Repeat this process with the medium set of dogwood blossoms and again with the leaves.
  4. Die cut all the stamped images and several stamens as well.
  5. Sponge the center and edges of each blossom with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.
  6. Spray the blossoms with Dylusions White Linen ink spray.  If you squeeze the nozzle slowly, this will create ink spatters on the blossoms.
  7. Shape the flowers.
  8. Add the stamens to the flower centers.
  9. Add glue to the tips of the stamens, and dip into Mini Pearls Prills.
Time to Assemble!

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 4

Now it’s time to put all these lovely elements together.  Here’s how:

  1.  Glue the dot rectangle to the card base.
  2. Add foam dimensionals or waste chipboard to the reverse of the dove tag, and glue in position at the top of the card.
  3. Add foam dimensionals or waste chipboard to the back side of the border and position on the card. The top edge will cover the bottom 2/3’s of the dove tag.
  4.  Glue the die cut focal image on the front of the die cut doily.  Use foam dimensionals or waste chipboard on the back side of the doily and glue in place.
  5. Position your flowers and leaves around the left hand side of the card and glue in place.
  6. Add aqua seam binding ribbon and a burlap string bow.
  7. Use foam dimensionals or waste chipboard to the back of the sentiment and glue in place.
  8. Add one small dogwood blossom and small leaf to the sentiment tag.

Now we’ve  finished the front cover.

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 5

Finishing the inside of the card:

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 6

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 7

Use a scrap from the card front to create a border strip down the left hand side of the card.  Mat a journal card on white cardstock and add as shown along with a small tag and a sentiment ticket.

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 8

The inside of my card has a pocket that I’ve filled with a bookmark.   Glue a tag to the top of the pocket and use repositionable tape or Glue Dots to secure a chocolate treat to the tag.  Die cut a sentiment tag and glue above the candy. You can use border strips to add extra interest to your card’s interior design. Since I had extra dogwoods, I went ahead and added them to the top of my bookmark and tag.

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 9This dove image is on the front side of the blue paper I used to create my dogwood blossoms.  I just trimmed it down and cropped the corners with a punch.  Then I matted it on white cardstock, punched a hole and added ribbon.

On With the Hop! Comment to Win!

Visit all the blogs in the hop and leave a nice comment behind as one lucky comment will be chosen from a mystery blog to receive a $25 shopping spree in the Heartfelt Creations online store.  You have until 11:59EDT on Monday, April 3rd to hop and comment. The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook on April 5th.

If you are the lucky winner, simply email Heartfelt Creations at info@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the March Alumni Hop” in the subject line.  Best of luck to each of you!

Now here are all the lovely blogs waiting for your visit and kind comment:

Vicki Gloria ♥ Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Deneen ♥ Alissa ♥ Emelia ♥ Gini EmilySarah ♥       Archana ♥

I hope you enjoyed this Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card tutorial!  I certainly had fun preparing it for you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Hello Springtime Card with Felt Flowers

Tammy Tutterow Designs: Hello Springtime Card with Felt Flowers

Hello, Friends!   It’s time to share another cheery project using my favorite Tammy Tutterow Designs goodies.  With Springtime in full bloom here in North Carolina, I decided to use the Framed Hello Stamp from Happy Grams 2 to create a bright and cheery Hello Springtime card with felt flowers.

Hello Springtime Card with Felt Flowers by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 1

Does it get any happier than this?  Look at all these layers of pretty polkadots, gingham prints, and tiny florals.  All the papers are from Authentique’s Springtime paper collection. Here’s how I put this one together:

How to Make a Hello Springtime Card with Felt Flowers
  1. Create a 5″ x 7″ top-fold card base from primitive cream cardstock.
  2.  Cut a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ rectangle of the 12×12 floral print
  3. The blue gingham print is on the reverse side of the floral print.  The rectangle I’ve used here is the piece I had left after cutting the floral panel.  Easy peasy!
  4. Cut two fishtail banners measuring 2.5″ x 5.75″ .  Place over the blue gingham panel so that one is high and one is low, as seen in the photo.
  5. Machine stitch all the layers together.  Or, just glue in place, but I like the texture and detail the stitching adds.
  6. Die cut a doily from the aqua print paper.  Back with foam dimensional or waste chipboard to add dimension.
  7. Stamp the Framed Hello Stamp onto smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink.   While I had everything out, I stamped several, just in case I had a coloring boo boo.
  8. Color in with your favorite markers, or other coloring medium.  I used Zig Writers..which technically are not for coloring, but they worked just fine.
  9. Back the colored image with foam dimensionals or waste chipboard and glue in place.
  10. Add White Opal Liquid Pearls to the dots in the stamped design.  Let this dry while you work on your felt flowers.

Hello Springtime Card with Felt Flowers by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 2

Making the Felt Flowers and Bow Cluster

I confess to a new found love for making felt flowers.  They add so much gorgeous texture to a project like this.  I’ve been working with 100% wool felt because it cuts cleanly and holds its shape.

  1.  Get out your Shabby Posies Die.  You will only be using the two smallest dies for this project.  I cut 4 each of the larger flower layer, and 2 of the smaller.
  2. To shape the flowers, I use a double layer of foam shaping mats and a ball stylus.
  3. Heat up your glue gun.  Place a small dollop of hot glue directly in the center of the bottom flower layer.
  4. Lay the second flower layer on top so that the petals are staggered.  Use the ball stylus to press firmly into the center of the flower and hold for a few seconds.
  5. Fill the cavity with a vintage button, flower stamens, beads or buttons.
  6. Die cut leaves using the leaf dies in Pom Pom Posies. Ink the edges lightly, then mist the back of each leaf lightly with water.  Shape.
  7. Tie a loopy bow with yellow chevron ribbon.
  8. Glue the ribbon at the lower left corner of the sentiment panel.
  9. Top with the flowers.
  10. Glue the leaves in place.

Hello Springtime Card with Felt Flowers by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 3

This color combination makes me happy, happy, happy!

A Peek Inside

Hello Springtime Card with Felt Flowers by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 4

Use pieces of paper that you’ve already cut to finish the inside of your card.  A pocket is always fun, especially when you tuck in a sweet image, a sunshine yellow teabag and a little note.

Hello Springtime Card with Felt Flowers by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 4

Hello Springtime Card with Felt Flowers by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 5Tammy’s bitty envelopes are such a great addition to a card like this.  You can tuck in a tiny photo, a little treat, or a gift card.  This is the Tabbed Mini Pocket.  I’ve topped it with a little heart die cut from the Springtime Collection.

And what did I do with the rest of the stamped images? Because I was having so much fun, I went ahead and made a little stack of bright and sunny note cards.  You can never have too many note cards! The inside of each card is blank, except for a tiny border strip of patterned paper.

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Just use the same basic card “recipe” and you’ll have a lovely stack of cheery springtime cards in no time!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

G45 Steampunk Debutante Mixed Media Tag Album Tutorial

Steampunk Debutante Mixed Media Tag Album Tutorial for Graphic 45

Hello, G45’ers!  Three of my favorite words in the English language are Imagine, Inspire and Create.  When Graphic 45 released their awesome Staples Square Tags with those very words laser cut into them, I was hooked. I decided to treat these tags to a day at the mixed media craft spa.  I painted, embossed and spattered, fussy cut, glued and altered to my heart’s content.  Today I get to share my G45 Steampunk Debutante Mixed Media tag album tutorial with you.  Let’s get inky!

Steampunk Debutante Deluxe Collector’s Edition has to be one of my top 10 all time favorites from G45.  It is loaded with imagination, whimsy, and beauty as well as my favorite colors.

Paint, stencils, crackle paste, chipboard and embossing powders added all kinds of texture and steampunk vibe to this project.  The tags function as the pages, and although there are only 3 tags, I added loads of fold outs, pockets and surprises to make for a really chunky, interactive album.

Cover a “from scratch” album like this one with DIY papers and you never have to paper piece!  This album is covered with DIY Curiosity Collage.   The neutral background allows me to add lots of steampunky greens, blues and copper tones.

You can find a complete supply list for the album at the end of this post.

Imagine, Create, Inspire!

For a fun change of pace, use Staples laser cut tags for your album pages.

They are so sturdy, they’ll hold up to layers and layers of mixed media techniques.

You can even turn the tags into little folios and fold outs!

Add a pocket to a tag for even more fun!

Then fill it with tags that can serve as photo mounts.

There are so many amazing ways to use these tags!

You are only limited by your own imagination.

Tuck ATC tags behind chipboard elements for an extra touch of whimsy.

Combine antique crochet lace with burlap string for a great steampunk vibe.

Alter metal embellishments with paint, ink, or embossing powders.

Use chipboard elements and stickers to dress up fold out pages.Just have fun!

Steampunk Debutante Mixed Media Tag Album Video Tour

Because I know it’s hard to get a feel for the flow of a mini album with still shots, I prepared a YouTube video tour for your viewing pleasure. You’ll see the album in its entirety as we tour the album together.  I also share lots of design tips and tricks along the way.

Steampunk Debutante Mixed Media Tag Album Tutorial on Snapguide

Check out How to Use Mixed Media Techniques to Alter Chipboard by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

The Steampunk Debutante Deluxe Collector’s Edition filled me with inspiration.  Creating this album and tutorial to share with you was loads of fun. I hope you’ were inspired to get out your mixed media supplies and gorgeous G45 goodies, too.  Imagine, Create,  and inspire others with your beautiful art!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

G45 Steampunk Debutante Mixed Media Tag Album Tutorial Supply List

Wherever possible, I’ve provided links, however some items have been in my stash for a while, and I could not find them online.  You can probably find substitutes that will work well.

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folder Folio Tutorial for Frilly & Funkie         “You’ve Got to Know When to Fold ’em” Challenge

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to another fabulous challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog!  I’m the hostess this month, so I got to choose the theme.  Hooray!   I love to create all kinds of fancy fold cards and folios and the “You’ve Got to Know When to Fold “em” theme reflects that. Graphic 45’s brand spankin’ new Vintage Hollywood collection has been calling to me, so I created this Four Fold Folio tutorial to share with you today.  Before we start, let’s take a look at the details for this fun challenge.

Challenge Theme: You’ve Got to Know When to Fold ‘Em
This challenge is all about using folded paper in a way that goes beyond just folding it in half. Create a vintage or shabby chic project that uses folded paper in a way that elevates the design. You can make a fancy fold card, or add folded embellishments to a card or layout.

The one and only Wendy Vecchi was gracious enough to share her new 2017 CHA releases with the team, so we have been featuring her products in our three latest challenges.  It’s been really fun to see how Wendy’s products work with each individual team member’s unique style and perspective.  If you have Wendy products in your stash, we’d love for you to use them as you play along, however it is not required.

Go grab a drink and a snack to sustain you.  Tutorials tend to be long posts with lots of photos.  I don’t want you to faint!

A One Sheet Wonder

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 1 This folio is a “one sheet wonder” meaning that the entire folio base can be made using just one sheet of 12×12 cardstock.  I find it amazing that you can fit pockets, tags, and a waterfall feature into a folio made from one sheet of cardstock!  The best thing about this sort of album is that you can easily complete it in a day or less.

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 2Paper dolls were a favorite childhood toy for me, so I was thrilled to receive Wendy’s wonderful Paper Doll  in my design team package of goodies.   The set comes with a lovely cling stamp of this beautiful vintage lady and a matching stencil.  You can use just the stamp, of course, but it’s so much more fun to invite the stencil to the party!  Of course you can use texture paste through the stencil.  You can also use the stencil as a template to trace onto paper, as I did here.

First, I stamped the image onto ultra smooth white cardstock. Next, I traced the hat bands, the hair and the collar onto designer paper and trimmed it out.  Then I  paper pieced the fussy cut bits onto the stamped image.  To finish the face, I placed the stencil over the image and used a blender tool to add Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar and Antique Linen Distress Inks to the face.  There is even a stencil for the lips, which made it very easy to add Candied Apple “lipstick” to this glamorous starlet!  Finally, I brushed the image with Distress Vintage Collage medium.

A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 3This dimensional folio is tied shut with lovely Antique Gold Silky Crush Ribbon.  It adds just the right touch of “glam” , shimmer and shine.  You can get a glimpse of the staggered pages from this shot, but let’s go ahead and take a look inside the album.

Four Fold Folio Tutorial Section One: Tiny Tags and Pockets

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 4This one sheet wonder contains 3 sections.  In the first section, the pages measure 3″ x 5″.  I created little pockets and tags for this section.

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 5 Inkssentials #5 Kraft Tags fit perfectly into these little pockets.  Each tag measures 2 3/8″ x 4 3/4″.  Dress the tags up with chipboard pieces, border strips and gorgeous vintage images.

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 6  The patterned papers in this collection have a great Art Deco feel.  Use Tammy Tutterow’s Tabs One Die to mark off each section in the folio.

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 7If you like to fussy cut…you will love this collection!

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 8To make a custom charm like this one, simply add an image from the small postage stamps in the collection to the back of the frame.  Then tap the frame with Vintaj Patina paints and tie it onto the tag.

Four Fold Folio Tutorial Section Two: Waterfall Feature

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 9Waterfall features are a great way to add an interactive element to a project.  I used Tammy Tutterow’s Waterfall One here.  First, I cut four bracket edged dies from black cardstock.  Then I cut four more from patterned paper.  Glue the patterned paper over the black base so that a tiny black border peeks out.

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 10Belly Bands hold tiny images from the 8×8 paper collection.  Slip 3″ square photos behind the belly bands and journal on the backs of the small images.

Four Fold Folio Tutorial Section 3: A Spot for larger photos

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 11The next section measures 3.25″ x 6.5″ and can hold larger photos.  Glue just the bottom edge of your images to the album base so that photos can be slipped behind.

Four Fold Folio Tutorial Section 4: Pockets and Inserts

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 12The final section of the folio features two pockets with inserts.  The back page measures a full 5″ x 7″ and can hold full sized photos.

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo13Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 14Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 15Here’s a look at the album cover and back.  You can really get a sense of the staggered edges of the album here.

Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to build this one sheet wonder?  I thought you might, so I went ahead and prepared a YouTube tutorial with step by step instructions for building the album base and pockets.

Now It’s Your Turn

The Frilly and Funkie team always invites you to play along with us.  Dig into your crafty stash and create any vintage or shabby chic project that uses folded paper in a way that elevates the design.  Then link up your project over at the Frilly and Funkie blog.

At the end of the challenge the design team will select our top four picks. The first place winner will be our Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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How Ya Bean? Coffee Talk Card Tutorial

The winner of this blog hop was chosen from my blog.  Carla Hundley, Congrats on your win.  Please contact Heartfelt Creations to claim your prize!

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop:  How Ya Bean?  Coffee Talk Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the December 2016 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!  I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas holidays with your families and friends!  If you have any last minute cards or gifts to make, this How Ya Bean?  Coffee Talk Card tutorial might come in handy!

Coffee Talk Card Tutorial by Kathy ClementI just love the Coffee Talk Collection!  It’s playful and whimsical and lots of fun to play with.  Here’s how I created this 5×7 top fold card.

How ya Bean?  Coffee Talk Card Tutorial

NOTE: I ink all my cut edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

  1.  Create a 5×7 top fold card base from light blue cardstock.
  2.  Cut a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of the brown text paper from Coffee Talk paper collection.
  3.  Mat a 3.5″ x 5.75″ panel of coffee bean paper to light blue cardstock.  Mat a second time on navy cardstock
  4. Repeat this process using the decorative panel from the paper collection.
  5. Glue onto card base as seen in photo.
  6. Cut a 5″ x 2″ strip of designer paper from dark blue pattern and mat onto light blue cardstock.
  7. Create a belly band by die cutting 2 looped borders (HC Border Essentials Die) from Navy Cardstock.   Glue onto the back side of the prepared belly band.  Glue in place in the center of the card.
  8. Die cut the sentiment circle from the pre-made card fronts.  Glue onto a Spellbinder’s Lacy Circle Die.
  9. Use foam dimensionals to add the circle sentiment to the card, as seen above.
  10. Stamp Sun-Kissed Fleur onto light beige patterned designer paper.  Heat emboss with clear powder and die cut with Sun-Kissed Fleur Die.
  11. Sponge Weathered  Wood Distress Ink onto petals.
  12. Shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit using large ball stylus.
  13. Glue layers together.  Add gumdrops to center of each flower.
  14. Spray with Mountain Mist Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
  15. Glue in place as seen in photo.
  16. Tie a double loop bow with Blue Mixed Confetti Dots Grosgrain Ribbon.  Place a dot of hot glue under the flower petals and use the tip of your scissors to push the knot in place.
  17. Add Ivory Burlap String Bow.
  18. Tie a triple loop bow with Blue Topaz Taffeta Ribbon.  Glue in place.  Add button.
  19. Fussy Cut coffee cup from paper collection.  Attach with foam dot.  Add one small flower.

Checking out the details

Coffee Talk Card Tutorial by Kathy ClementSun-Kissed Fleur look amazing with these fabulous ribbons!

Coffee Talk Card Tutorial by Kathy ClementI chose to add a pocket inside my card.  Because, let’s face it…who doesn’t love a pocket card filled up with fun goodies?

Coffee Talk Card Tutorial by Kathy ClementThe top half has been decorated with a cut out border, a card front, and a cute little sentiment tag.

Coffee Talk Card Tutorial by Kathy ClementThe pocket inserts are cut from the paper collection and then mounted on kraft cardstock.

Coffee Talk Card Tutorial by Kathy ClementFor extra fun, I wrote out the recipe for my favorite Sour Cream Coffee Cake.   And what goes with coffee and coffee cake?  Dark chocolate, of course!

December Alumni Hop Details…please read…new information below

The next blog on this hop is Emelia.

In case you get lost along the way, here’s a complete list of all the blogs in this hop:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ EmeliaGloriaVicki SarahAlissaArchana

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop, and leave a sweet comment behind.  A random comment on a mystery blog will be chosen to receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.

In order to better serve you, Heartfelt Creations has decided to move the Alumni Hop date to the last FRIDAY of each month.  The hop will run from 8AM EST Friday until 11:59PM EST Monday. 

The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page in the regular Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Blog post.

If you are the chosen winner, you will have 72 hours to claim your prize by sending an e-mail to info@heartfeltcreations.usAdd Winner of the December Alumni Hop to the subject line.

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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Graphic 45 2017 Planner

2017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4Graphic 45 2017 Planner: It’s a Good Day to Have a Good Day!

Hello, Friends!  Can it really be December already?  This month is filled to the brim with shopping, baking, parties, family, food and fun.  It’s wonderful to finish out the year with so much celebration, isn’t it?  Being the planner that I am, I’m also getting ready for a fabulous year in 2017 by creating a Graphic 45 2017 planner.  I don’t know about you, but I rely heavily on lists and calendars to keep me organized.  My motto is, “If it isn’t written down, it isn’t going to happen.”

2017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-3Friends, meet my brain on paper.  This planner has a place for everything: appointments, design team deadlines, shopping lists, to do lists, photos and more all neatly organized into a Graphic 45 Kraft Mixed Media Album.  I’ve used some of my favorite collections (new and old) to add color and inspirational sayings to keep me organized and motivated throughout the year.

To help you get a feel for the “flow” of this album, I put together a YouTube video tour.

Did you like the little custom paper clip embellishments?  These are super quick and easy to make, so I thought you all might enjoy a short video tutorial so you can make some yourself.

How to Make Custom Paperclip Embellishments YouTube Video

I think I am going to make a whole bunch of these to have on hand to add to cards, layouts and tags.  They are so fun!

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A Picture is Worth  A Thousand Words

2017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-62017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-52017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-72017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-82017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-92017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-102017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-112017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-12If you’d like to print out these cute chalkboard style calendars and to-do lists, you can find them at Botanical Paperworks.  They are a free download (yippee!).  Ilove how stylish and practical they are.  I printed mine at 70% of the full size so they would fit into the mixed media album.  Instead of cutting off the excess on the to do list, I scored and folded it so that I can use the flap as a tear off shopping list or menu planner for the week.  You can download the to-do list  HERE.  The monthly 2017 calendars are HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List

  • Typography 12×12 papers, chips, tags &pockets and stickers
  • A Place in Time 12×12 Deluxe Collector’s Edition
  • Calendar Pages: A Place in Time 12×12
  • Children’s Hour 12×12 Calendar pages
  • Off to the Races 12×12 Prints and Patterns
  • Time to Flourish: 12×12 papers, calendar pages
  • 8×8 Time to Flourish papers, calendar pages, ephemera cards, chips, tags & pockets, banners
  • Graphic 45 Staples Mixed Media Album
  • Metal Door Plate (the original, large style) Graphic 45 Staples
  • Graphic 45 Staples Antique Brass Door Knocker
  • 2 Staples Kraft Tags
  • Staples Butterfly (retired)
  • Petaloo Flowers

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Last Minute Gift Ideas Blog Hop

The winner of this hop is Barbara Macrowen .  Please contact Einat Kessler to claim your $100 Visa Gift Card prize.  Congrats!

 Last Minute Gift Ideas Blog Hop

last-minute-gift-ideas-blog-hopHello Friends! Are you ready for the holidays?  Do you need some last minute gift ideas?  Well, I’m here to invite you to join the Last Minute Gift Ideas Blog Hop.  My Graphic 45 teammate Einat Kessler has rounded up  a great group of talented designers.  We were each asked to create a quick and easy project and tutorial to share with you.  There are so many great ideas coming your way!

Along with all this crafty inspiration, you could also win a great prize!  Visit all the blogs participating in the hop, At the end of this post I’ll tell you how  you can be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa Gift Card. No matter where you live, you are eligible to win the prize! Woo-hoo!  If you’re not a follower of my blog, I’d love for you to sign up, but it’s not required to win. Let’s get hopping!

Quick and Classy Pop Up Gift Card Holders Video Tutorial with Graphic 45 A Christmas Carol

last-minute-gift-ideas-blog-hop-a-christmas-carol-pop-up-gift-card-holder-a-christmas-carol-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-1I don’t know about you, but no matter how much planning I do, I always end up with the need for a last minute gift.  And a last minute gift generally means a gift card.  These little pop up gift card holders can be made in about 15-20 minutes using basic supplies that you already have on hand.  In fact, I used scraps from Graphic 45’s A Christmas Carol paper collection.  I made two versions, one more masculine and one more feminine, but both are made the exact same way.

Here’s a peek at the finished Pop-Up Gift Card Holders.

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YouTube Video Tutorial for Quick and Classy Pop Up Gift Card Holder

I’ve prepared a YouTube Video tutorial so you can learn how to make these yourself.  As a little Christmas gift, I did not edit out all my little “bloopers” so you’ll get to enjoy some gaffes and goofs in this video.  It’s good for you to know that there are no mistakes in crafting…just learning opportunities.  (That’s my line, and I’m sticking to it!)

Now, on with the show!

Hop Along in the Last Minute Gift Ideas Blog Hop and WIN

Here’s a list of the blogs in this hop:

OlaPatti ♥ Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ AlexandraSandyGloria PamEinatKeren

Terry Katelyn Einat KesslerSusanStephEileen Hull RitaMahe

Comment to win!

You have plenty of chances to enter the drawing for the $100 Visa gift card .  Hop now until midnight Saturday, December 24th.  You can enter on just ONE blog, but your chances will be better if you enter on each participating blog. Everyone is eligible win whether you are a US or International follower.

The winner of the $100 Visa gift card will be announced on einatkessler.com on Sunday, Dec 25th. 

In order to win, leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite, “can’t live without it” craft supply or tool.

Here’s the prize drawing widget:
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Thanks for hopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each of you!

Cheerio,

kathy

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