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Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio

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Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio for the Alumni Hop

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations February Alumni Hop!  This Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio is made with the amazing Buttons and Blooms Collection and an assortment of dies from Heartfelt Creations.  Crisp, white taffeta ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon is the perfect dance partner for this study in blue.

Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

You can find a tutorial for the base of this 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folio HERE.  (I’ve used different papers, but the design is the same. ) These little folios are made from one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11 cardstock.  Quick and easy to put together, they make great gifts!

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio: Creating the Shaker Window

White Taffeta Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon on a Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement

To make the shaker window, follow these simple steps:

  • First, select a 4 1/4″ x 51/2″ card front with an oval focal from the Buttons and Blooms Paper Collection.
  • Next, die cut the focal from the card front using the Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die set.Flip the card front to the back side (patterned paper side). We will be using this side of the card front.
  •  Cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of clear cardstock.  Use Dries Clear Adhesive to secure this to the back side (which is actually the front side) of this panel.  Or, sew together using a sewing machine as I did here.
  • To make the white frame, layer the eyelet die and the same die that you used to cut out the focal on a sheet of white cardstock.  Make sure everything is centered, secure to the paper with a bit of tape and run through your die cut machine. Center and adhere this over opening.
  •  Now back the shaker front with 2 layers of 1/2″ foam tape.
  • Next, adhere the die cut focal image in the center of a 5 1/2″ square of the blue plaid paper from the collection.
  • Place Sparkletz Sailor’s Sky Shaker Mix in the center of the focal image.  Then remove the liner from the foam tape and carefully center over the focal image so that it lines up perfectly.
Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio: Creating the Flowers

How to Make Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Flowers by kathy Clement

Here are the steps to follow to make the flowers:

  • Stamp one set of Buttons and Blooms onto the pastel chevron pattern using Cobalt Blue Archival Ink.  Emboss with clear powder. Use Sponge Daubers to add yellow and blue inks from your stash to the petal layers.
  • Now die cut the flowers with the matching Buttons and Blooms Die.
  • Next,  Place the petal layers face down in the 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold.  Spritz lightly with a little water and run through your die cutting machine.
  • Press the center of each flower layer with the 8mm Ball Stylus to lift the petals and create dimension.
  • Once you have layered your flowers together with hot glue, paint the petals with shimmer spray and add a threaded button to the center.
  • To make the leaves, stamp the 2 single leaf clusters from Leafy Accents onto the same patterned paper using a dark green ink.  Heat emboss with clear powder. Die cut with the matching Leafy Accents Die.
  • Use sponge daubers to color the leaves.  Shape in the Leafy Accents 3D Shaping Mold.
Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio: A Peek Inside

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations February 2019 Alumni Hop

Add a little greeting in your own handwriting to really personalize this get well card.

Trifold Folio with Box Pocket by Kathy Clement

Once the folio is fully opened, you see a slit pocket, a box pocket and a flap made with a Tim Holtz Ancestors Photo.

Buttons and Blooms Tag Insert by kathy clement

To create the slit pocket, cut along the top layer of the chevron pattern with a craft knife.  Top the tag with white taffeta ribbon and silver metallic string.  Die cut a ticket sentiment and add it to the tag.  Slide it into the prepared pocket.  When you adhere this panel to the folio base, be sure to only place adhesive on the edges, or the tag will get stuck!

Die cut a ticket and add it to the pocket image.  And you have plenty of room here to add your own personal get well message.

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop February 2019

Use your scraps to create a little treat wallet, then add it a honey stick and a miniature spoon to complete the gift. If you’d like to see another Buttons and Blooms project, click HERE.

On with the Hop!

Here’s the complete blog hop list.  Be sure to visit and comment on each blog to have your name entered into the drawing for a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate.  The hop will close at 11:55PM on Monday, February 25th.  The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post, and on the HC Blog/Facebook page on Wednesday, February 27th.  Claim your prize by sending an email to [email protected] within 72 hours.  Write “Winner of the February 2019 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

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

Joann  ♥  Pam Susan  Candy  ♥ Archana  ♥

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 by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio Supply List

From Heartfelt Creations:

From Really Reasonable Ribbon:

 

 

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Pop Up Get Well Card

Feeling Run Down?  Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Pop Up Get Well Card

Hello, G 45’ers!  I created this whimsical and fun Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Pop Up Get Well card back in January for CHA…and I’m so excited that I finally get to share it with you today.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Pop Up Get Well Card Old Curiosity Shoppe by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

Winter brings with it a flurry of colds, flus and viruses. You might not be able to send chicken soup to a friend who’s knocked out with a nasty bug, but you can let them know that you care and lift spirits with a handmade get well card.  

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Pop Up Get Well Card Old Curiosity Shoppe by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2

I’ve always loved the whimsical wind up lady from Olde Curiosity Shoppe.  Every time I see her, I think, “Feeling run down?”  That’s why I chose her as the focal image for this interactive pop-up card.  It’s so much fun to open this card and find a pop up panel of mini envelopes decorated with fussy cut butterflies.  It’s the perfect pick me up!

Here’s a Quick Tip

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Pop Up Get Well Card Old Curiosity Shoppe by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

I love Staple Laser Cut Tags and I use them all the time.  But  have you ever been stumped over what to do with those odd letters on the Alpha Tags?  Heres’ how I use them.  Just ink the edges and tuck into your card design to add an extra layer.  The beautiful shaped edge and vintage grommet add so much to a card!

Color Match!

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Pop Up Get Well Card Old Curiosity Shoppe by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

Color plays a huge role in my designs so I always try to be careful to choose embellishments that are color matched.  Since Olde Curiosity Shoppe uses a lot of blue and green, I chose embellishments that enhanced the paper.   The flower has the same tones of green and blue that are found in the paper.  To color match the  metal embellishments, I tapped them with Vintaj Patina Moss Paint.  Now they pop off the card base and make all the greens and blues come together harmoniously.

A Peek Inside Olde Curiosity Shoppe Pop Up Get Well Card

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Pop Up Get Well Card Old Curiosity Shoppe by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

Decorating the interior of this card was a blast!  I found an online tutorial for this panel pop up card mechanism, then took it to the next level by die cutting Tammy Tutterow mini envelopes to go on each panel.  Fussy cut butterflies add a touch of whimsy and a feeling of movement.  Imagine how much fun it would be to open this card!  You can tuck a tea bag, throat lozenge or cheery note into each pocket for even more fun.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Pop Up Get Well Card Old Curiosity Shoppe by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6

A hand written sentiment adds a wonderful, personal touch to any card.  After fussy cutting some bottles and borders from the paper collection, I added them to Staples ATC tags.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Pop Up Get Well Card Old Curiosity Shoppe by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6

These little tags on the inside tie in with the large tag on the cover and serve to unify the design.

I’ve added a linked supply list below for your convenience!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List

 

Keep Moving Forward Get Well Card with Pockets

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card with RRR & Graphic 45 World’s Fair Paper

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I have an inspirational card to share with you today. Daily life is filled with obstacles and challenges both great and small.  But if we will just keep moving forward, we will achieve our goals.  The climb is often steep, but the view from the top is mighty sweet!  With this in mind, I created a layered get well card for a friend who is facing some tough hills to climb.  I used Graphic 45’s World Fair collection and fabby ribbons, of course, because no project is complete without ribbon!

Keep Moving Forward Card with Pocket 01

I love the punchy colors of this collection, and was thrilled to find goodies in the RRR store that matched so well.  These gorgeous yellow trellis roses were lightly sponged with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and then clustered with frilly Cosmos Daisies and some sparkly gold spiral stamens.

Keep Moving Forward Card wtih Pocket

 

Sometimes, burlap string is the perfect ribbon choice!  These flower clusters were so bodacious, I didn’t want to try to compete with them.  But the card needed some sort of ribbon element to tie things together.  (Groan..what a terrible pun!)  I selected navy, antique gold, and orange burlap string as a complement to these fancy flowers.  I tied the bow on my Zutter Bow-it-All and then used the tip of my scissors to tuck the bow in under the floral cluster.

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card

I did the same thing on the fold of the card, and I love the way this simple string bow anchors those flowers to the card.

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card

The inside of the card is loaded with fun surprises.

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card

This pocket has lots of goodies tucked inside.  I added dimension to my fussy cut hot air balloons by layering them with foam pads. And a touch of natural burlap string makes that chipboard button stand out in the crowd.

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card
Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card

I threaded my vintage buttons with yellow burlap string, just for fun!

And speaking of moving forward, it’s time for me to do just that!  I hope you were inspired with today’s post!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,
kathy

 

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