Cheerful Teacup Pansies Friendship Card

 

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Heartfelt Creations Burst of Spring Cheerful Teacup Pansies Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Cheerful Teacup Pansies Friendship Card for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Let’s kick off the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop with this Cheerful Teacup Pansies Friendship card, shall we?  This card was a quick and easy make because I pulled all the elements from my pile of Heartfelt Creations “extras.”  You know how you sometimes prep a piece for a project, then you don’t use it?  I save all those bits and pieces in clear plastic containers, then I pull them out when I’m on a short timeline.

TIP: Always make extra flowers!  When I am making flowers for a card, I always make at least 3 sets, and sometimes 4.  Save the extra flowers for a future project.  You will be so glad you did! Do the same thing with your layering dies.  It only takes a second or two more to and extra…or two!  Then you have them ready to go, which makes for a quick and easy card making session down the road a piece.

Cheerful Teacup Pansies Friendship Card: Putting it Together

  • Begin by building a 5 1/2″ square card base from deep purple cardstock.
  • Cut, center and adhere a 5 3/8″ panel of the purple mosaic pattern from the Burst of Spring Paper Collection.
  • Next, cut a 5 3/8″ wide section of the stacked border images.  Center and adhere over the mosaic pattern.
  • Now cut a card front to measure 4″ x 5″.  This will sit behind the Diamonds and Lace die cut.
  • Next, die cut the Diamonds and Lace panel from white cardstock.  Cut out the center diamond with another die from the collection. Then,  trim the bottom edge off so that it will fit the card base nicely.   Place 1/8″ foam strips on the back side.
  • Then trim a card front to measure 4″ x 5″.  Adhere the card front behind the Diamonds and Lace panel.  Adhere to the card front.
  • Next, die cut the Lacy Diamond.  Use the matching die to cut out the center of the cut.  Place foam strips on the back and adhere to the Diamonds and Lace panel.
  • Fussy cut the teacup pansies.  Add dimensionals and adhere in the corner.
  • Now use the Cheery Pansy Die to cut the pansy petals and leaves from the paper collection. Shape the flowers and leaves with the Pansy Mold.
  • To add shine, sponge the petals lightly with Viva Decor 3-D Stamp Paint and sprinkle lightly with glitter.
  • Fill the pansy centers with Citrus Crush Flower Soft.
  • Add yellow gingham bows, buttons and a die cut charm.
Cheerful Teacup Pansies Friendship Card: A Peek Inside

Cover the inside of the card with the same mosaic paper on the top, and a panel of complementary paper on the bottom.  Adhere 3 sides of the stacked border to form a pocket.

Fill the pocket with a sentiment panel, tea bag, and sweet tags to finish the card.

On With the Hop!

This hop will remain open until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, March 30th.  Be sure to visit and comment on all the blogs in the hop because one lucky comment will be randomly selected to receive a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card from a mystery blog.  The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post on Tuesday, March 31st.  Heartfelt Creations will also announce the winner on their blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, April 1st.  The winner will have 72 hours to contact [email protected] to claim his/her prize.  Please write “Winner of the March Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Here’s the hop lineup this month:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥  Glenda ♥ Amarilys VickiAlissa  ♥ Candy Els  ♥

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

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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35 thoughts on “Cheerful Teacup Pansies Friendship Card

  1. Sandi Marson

    Such a lovely card! It make me think of SPRING! Your attention to detail is amazing and I love how you share tips with us! Thank you for inspiring and sharing your talent!

  2. SANDI B.

    Oh my. Your card is exquisite. The colors and details of the pansies are beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Denise Bryant

    Just beautiful! I love the layering and the colors you used! The detail on the lace edge dies is awesome!

  4. Judy Williams

    Kathi, love the vibrant purple color of the pansies! Beautiful the way you layered the pansies around the teapot and included a tea bag of purple color. Beautiful design, beautiful card!

  5. MaryH

    Always love that you use vibrant patterns and colors that enhance the viewers reactions to the design and lead you to remember your own experiences past – for me these colors and flower choices remind me of spring time at Easter. Love pansies and vibrant colors you used with that hint of sheen. Is that due to the Viva Decor 3-D Stamp Paint? I did try to find this paint but did not find a seller for this color and possibly a nice green and turquoise too – can you recommend a place or substitute? I have to disclose since I found you enclose little surprises in those wonderful pockets inside, I always look there first and then back to the front! And surprise my favorite tea, Earl Grey. It took me awhile to discover it is the bergamot oil that attracts me to this tea. I found this out at, of all places, the perfume counter – the clerk said, Ah you always favor perfume with bergamot oil! Explains my love affair with the tea. Kathy as always a stunning design, choice of colors and embellishments. Thanks for sharing a little Spring with us.

  6. Sara Barker

    Had to stop my morning visit to get the cats some water, a coffee refill and disinfect the counters, door knobs and light switches as is my morning ritual. Now back to comment on this favorite card of mine. I love anything in the purple/lavender family, so this paper presses all my buttons. But wow, those stacked die cuts are really amazing and add gorgeous dimension behind the lovely pansies and fussy cut teacup. That’s a lot of fussy cutting! Another wonderful make that makes my day! And it looks like I just might be able to play along in the blog hop this time! :):)

  7. Carol Edwards

    Hello Kathy, a beautiful creation with gorgeous colours. The pansies just sing out with their dainty heads. Thank you for all your tips and inspiration. You never fail to make me smile with your designs. Stay safe and wellxx

  8. Judy Williams

    Kathy, the purple and yellow pansies are so beautiful! I love how you layered them around the tea cup and also how you include a tea bag inside your cards. This would also make beautiful invitations to a real tea party or any party!

  9. Brenda Olvera

    Beautiful Card, love the colors you used and your card reminded me of my Nana because purple and pansies were her favorite color & flower.

  10. Jackie Peduzzi

    Gorgeous card Kathy! Thanks so much for sharing! Love the colors and how cheerful it is!

  11. Martie Rollin

    I’m gathering lots of tea themed elements to create a rather large album for a friend…she lived in Hong Kong for several years…learned to do British high tea. Graphic 45: Botanical Tea is the collection base with various dies and stamp collections that will be featured on each page and the cover. I even found some beautiful miniature teacups to dangle on the spine. Finding elements has opened up a whole g image genre for me. LOVE the rather new Heartfelt Creations 6″ teapot stamp and die sets!! Pansies and roses just seem to go so well with such a feminine tea theme! Your card is beautiful, Kathy! The colors speak Spring and that makes me smile! Thanks for all the detailed steps to re-create this lovely project…much appreciated. Now that I have all these tea themed items, I know I’ll be choosing this theme for many future cards.

  12. Brenda S. West

    Gorgeous! Blue is my favorite. I had to look really hard at the tea cup. It looked real at first. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Karla Parsons

    Such a beautiful card and helpful tips! Such a lucky person to receive this gorgeous card!

  14. Sharon Gullikson

    I LOVE the Pansies…and the purple is so pretty and happy. Pansies were the first flower I fell in love with–I was about 5. And then I fell in love with all flowers…

  15. CHERYL WELLS

    Once again Kathy, you have created a beautiful card!!! I love the depth of the die-cuts on the front and the purple and yellow is one of my favorite combinations – simply gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Gena L Krannig

    What a gorgeous card, Kathy! Is there any flower more sweet than a pansy? I think not! Oh how I love those color combinations you have used and your bows are divine! A teacup and pansies for Spring! Thank you for sharing this lovely, UPLIFTING, beauty! Hugs and stay well!

  17. Dana Roepke

    Gorgeous – love those deep, vibrant colors and the pansies are spectacular! Who would not want that showing up in their mail box??? You always introduce me to new techniques and products – I’m going to go look up flower soft now…..

  18. Janet Saieva

    I’m loving this gorgeous creation my friend! My favorite color and your flowers are so beautiful!!!

    Stay well and be safe. Hugs!

  19. Amarilys Doria

    Love the colors and gorgeous flowers you made! Also, that while lacey die looks amazing layered in the center!

  20. Marian Narodowiec

    I love the pansies set, still not the best at coloring them! Yours are amazing!

  21. Claire Gagne

    I really love your cards Kathy. Love how you embellish them. Surely to the max!! I have used the idea of adding a pocket to the inside of cards as well. Just seems to add a little something extra and fun! TYFS & stay safe.

  22. Glenda

    As always this is amazing. Of course you know how I feel about blue so it just speaks to me!

  23. Cynthia Pryor

    As I’m typing this comment, I’m drinking a cup of tea. Your card is a breath of spring, with its beautiful purple pansies and yellow ribbon. Thanks for the lovely idea!

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