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Hello Spring Flowering Dogwood Card

The winner of this blog hop is Laurie Gibson and was chosen from Gini’s Blog.

Hello Spring Flowering Dogwood Card for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations February Alumni Hop!  You should have arrived here from Vicki’s lovely blog. I think we are all dreaming about spring right now, and this Hello Spring Flowering Dogwood Card is filled with delicate blossoms, cheeky little birdies and soft, springtime colors.

Hello Spring Flowering Dogwood Card by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop February 2017 Photo 1Dogwoods are my favorite spring flowers.  Here in the south, you can still find old neighborhoods where both sides of the street are lined with dogwood trees.  When they burst into bloom in the spring the beauty takes your breath away.  So when the Flowering Dogwood collection was released earlier this month, I ordered the stamps, matching dies and paper collection the very first day!  I’m so glad I did!

Hello Spring Flowering Dogwood Card by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop February 2017 Photo 2These flowers are so easy to shape! First, I stamped them onto white cardstock using Archival Willow ink.  Next, I die cut them with the matching die. Then,  I sponged the center and petal edges with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  The centers are filled with Minnie Pearls and Tutu Pink Prills.  The pretty Eyelet Oval Die provides a delicate layered background.

Hello Spring Flowering Dogwood Card by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop February 2017 Photo 3I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the cheeky little birdies from the Birds and Blooms collection.  After stamping, fussy cutting and sponging them with ink, I tucked the Fluffy Birdies Cling Stamp image in among the gorgeous dogwoods, then surrounded them with miniature dogwoods.

Hello Spring Flowering Dogwood Card by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop February 2017 Photo 4Finally,  I decorated the interior of the card with more pretty papers.

Let’s Get Hopping!

From my blog, you will hop on over and visit the lovely Alissa.  Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop, as one lucky comment will be chosen from a mystery blog to receive a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations.

The hop is open until 11:59PM EST on Monday, February 27th.  The winner of the $25 shopping spree will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and Facebook Page on Wednesday, March 1st.  The winner of the hop can claim his/her prize by emailing Heartfelt Creations at info@heartfeltcreations.us.  Write winner of the February Alumni Hop in the subject line.

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

Vicki ♥ Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ AlissaGloriaEmelia Gini SarahArchana

Thanks so much for hopping by!












Suck it Up Buttercup Library Pocket and Tag

Tammy Tutterow Five for Friday: Suck it Up Buttercup!

Hello, Friends!  Happy Friday!  We should all get a big pat on the back for making it through another week!  Is anyone besides me dreaming of spring?  I had a yearning to play with flowers and buttons and burlap the other day, so I pulled out my Tammy Tutterow stamps and dies and went to work on creating this fun little Suck it Up Buttercup Library Pocket and Tag.  It’s bursting with happy spring flowers and a great shabby chic pink and grey color scheme.  Check it out!

The Library Card Pocket is one of Tammy’s awesome steel rule dies.  These are such fun to work with because they can cut through so many different materials.  I used pale pink burlap to create my library pocket.  Before die cutting, I backed the burlap with iron on interfacing to prevent fraying.  The steel rule die cut through it like buttah.  Handy score lines allowed me to put the pocket together in a flash.  (Note: this die requires the use of a Big Shot Plus or a Spellbinders Platinum Plus or any other machine that accepts thick, 8″ wide dies.)

Pick a Pocket Full of Posie Parts

These sweet springtime posies were such fun to make with Tammy’s Posie Parts Stamp and Die set.   The set contains 9 cling foam stamps and matching thin dies that cut out each Posie Part.  Not having to fussy cut each stamped image is such a time saver!

First, I stamped the sweet Posie Parts onto patterned paper from October Afternoon’s Travel Girl Collection. Then I ran them through my Spellbinder Platinum with the matching dies. Stamping on patterned paper is quick, because you don’t have to color the images.  Since I’m not the world’s greatest colorist, I really like having the ability to do this.

After shaping each flower layer (there are 3) with a stylus, I stacked them together and added a sweet little button to the center.  I used water color pencils to add a touch of pink to the edges of the flower pot, then just assembled the whole happy bunch onto the front of the Library Card Pocket.

The little metal charm reads “Never, Never, Give Up.”  i used a Distress Crayon to color in the words, then suspended it from a vintage safety pin and added it to the simple square knot bow in my burlap ribbon.

What’s in Your Pocket?

Here’s what you’ll find in the pocket!  This little tag features Tammy’s Suck it Up Buttercup stamp.  Honestly, this is such a great sentiment for anyone who needs a gentle nudge to persevere in the face of life’s many obstacles.

The sentiment was stamped onto patterned paper using Magenta Archival Ink.  I then heat embossed it with clear powder and colored in the sentiment with water color pencils.

Next, I die cut the sentiment with a Spellbinder Scalloped Circle Nestabilities Die  For the tag base, I cut a rectangle 3.5″ x 4.5″ rectangle from primitive cream cardstock,  and rounded the corners  with a 1/4″ corner rounder.  Now it was time to assemble the tag.  Since the patterned paper I used for the sentiment was just a little bit thin, I cut a second scalloped circle from patterned paper.  Then I glued the tag base between the two die cut circles.  I think the shaped top is such a fun element on this Library Card Pocket/tag combo.

A Little Message of Encouragement

Tammy’s Mini Deco Edge Envelope was the perfect finishing touch for this cheery little pocket/tag duo.  I die cut it from patterned paper, then used the insert die to create a hand written note card with a little word of encouragement.  Stamping one of the Posie Parts and adding a button sealed the deal.

I can think of so many fun ways to use these stamps and dies.  I’m writing my ideas down in a little notebook so I won’t forget them.  Would you like to see  more of these cutie patootie stamps and dies in future posts?  How would you use them?  Let me know in the comment section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!





Happy is My Favorite Color: Tammy Tutterow Designs

Tammy Tutterow Logo_BlkHello, Friends!  As you probably all know, I love color!  So when I received this Happy is My Favorite Color stamp in my Design Team box from Tammy, it was love at first sight!  My fingers have been itching to work with it, and this morning I rose before the sun with a vision for this card.

happy-is-my-favorite-color-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-tammy-tutterow-designs-photo-3 Yellow and pink is one of my favorite color combinations.  It is just so full of happy!  And making this card filled my whole studio with happy vibes.  Let’s face it, you know it’s going to be a good day when you have inky fingers before 7AM!

happy-is-my-favorite-color-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-tammy-tutterow-designs-photo-3I pulled out all my yellow Distress Ink pads (yes, every last one!) and smooshed them onto my craft mat so I could use a non-wrinkle distress technique on watercolor paper.  Next, I cut a panel to measure 5″ x 7″ and ran it through my Big Shot with Tammy’s Blistered Embossing Folder.  Then I added some Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberries and Vintage Photo ink to the raised areas.


To add some pattern to the mix, I stamped this background randomly with the Dear Ruby Stamp. Oh, I have a feeling you are going to see a LOT of this fabulous stamp.  I love anything related to Typography, and the vintage handwriting on this stamp is scrumptious! The little circle on the right is from Tab Set One.  I wanted to balance the design, and filling this with more vintage buttons did the trick, along with a sweet little pink clothes pin.

Shabby Posies

happy-is-my-favorite-color-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-tammy-tutterow-designs-photo-2After stamping, embossing and coloring the sentiment panel, I knew I wanted to add some pretty posies to the card.  The Shabby Posy Die makes gorgeous flowers, dontcha think? I just die cut them from the yellow background paper then sponged the centers and edges with Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberries.  Some of my favorite vintage buttons filled the centers, adding a sweet vintage vibe to this very colorful card.

happy-is-my-favorite-color-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-tammy-tutterow-designs-photo-4The leaves were die cut from the same yellow panel using dies from Pom Pom Posies.  I colored them with various green Distress Inks, and then sponged in a little Picked Raspberries.  The seam binding ribbon was custom dyed with Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberries and Worn Lipstick.  Then I cleaned up the green inks on my craft mat to add some depth to the color palette.

A Peek Inside

happy-is-my-favorite-color-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-tammy-tutterow-designs-photo-5Creating cards with special details on the inside is one of my favorite things to do.  I stamped a leftover bit of my yellow watercolor paper with the Bog Woodgrain Stamp and Worn Lipstick Distress ink for starters.

happy-is-my-favorite-color-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-tammy-tutterow-designs-photo-8Then I die cut this darling Deco Edge Envelope from patterned paper (October Afternoon Girl Talk).  It was just the right size to hold a lemon/ginger tea bag. I love these itty bitty envelopes so much!

happy-is-my-favorite-color-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-tammy-tutterow-designs-photo-6I created a little waterfall folio using the Waterfall One Die.  The shaped edge on this die is so very shabby chic.

happy-is-my-favorite-color-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-tammy-tutterow-designs-photo-7Bits and bobs of my sunshiny yellow paper add pops of color to the folio.  What a fun place to add photos, or write little messages!

I hope this cheery little card added some sunshine to your day.  I know I had sunshine in my soul while making it!  Yes, indeed…Happy IS my favorite color!  What’s yours?

Thanks for stopping by!



Product Links

Note: you can find all of Tammy Tutterow’s stamps, embossing folders and dies HERE on the Spellbinder’s website.

Big Woodgrain Background Stamp

Dear Ruby Background Stamp

Happy is My Favorite Color Cling Stamp

Deco Edge Envelope Die

Shabby Posies Die

Pom Pom Posies Die

Tab Set One Dies

Blistered Embossing Folder



You Make My World a Better Place Card Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: You Make My World a Better Place Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the January Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop! You should be coming here from the amazingly talented Ujjwal’s BLOG.  I have a question for you: How do you feel about a BLUE Valentine?  I love the blues and browns in the Everyday Heroes collection, and put them to good use in this You Make My World a Better Place card tutorial.

You Make my World a Better Place Card Tutorial 01I have a complete tutorial below, so I’ll just hit on the high points here.  This is a 5″ x 7″ side fold card with a kraft cardstock base.  In addition to the Everyday Heroes paper collection and DIE, I used the Botanical Roses stamps and Botanical Wings Die, Decorative Oval die, and my trusty Luggage and Tags Die to create this soft, romantic card.

You Make my World a Better Place Card Tutorial 02These Botanical Roses might just be my favorite!  To pick up on the tans and browns in the paper collection, I stamped them with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Copper Embossing powder.  I used the same technique on the tag.

You Make my World a Better Place Card Tutorial 03Here’s a handy  little tip: It can be very effective to cut a die shape in half, as I did with the Everyday Heroes die.  I also snipped the little swirls so that I could layer it both above and below the paper.  You die cut once, and get 2 embellishments!  How sweet is that?

You Make my World a Better Place Card Tutorial 04This double layered bow is tied with soft, shimmery Turquoise and Brown Ombre Organza.  I also added another layer of texture by wrapping a panel with 1.5″ Ivory Crocheted Lace.  Flower centers were filled with hot glue and teal Czech beads. I deliberately sprinkled some onto the flower petals, and filled up the torn paper on the side with them as well.

You Make my World a Better Place Card Tutorial 05Can you see the sparkly finish on the petals?  I achieved this by painting the finished flowers with a coat of Ranger Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.  I love the vintage shine this adds to flower petals and leaves.  It strengthens them and helps them hold their shape, too.   I also spritzed my papers with Tattered Angels Patina Glimmer Mist. This helped tie the brown and blue papers together, added a soft shine, and increased the vintage feel of this card.  Little touches like this make such a difference in a finished project!

You Make my World a Better Place Card Tutorial 06The inside of the card was quick and easy to complete.  I inked the edges of the light teal designer paper with Vintage Photo Ink, spritzed it with TA Patina Mist and then layered two of the card fronts together for my sentiment panel.  Plenty of room here to write a mushy Valentine message.

From here, you will hop over and find inspiration MARY’S marvelous BLOG.  Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave a lovely comment, because a lucky winner will be randomly chosen from one of the comments on one of the blogs.  The winner will receive a $25 gift card at Heartfelt Creations and will be announced here on Saturday, January 30th at NOON EST.  So let’s get hopping!

Alissa WellsVicki Dutcher ♥ Caroline DuncanGlenda Brooks ♥  Emilia van den Heuvel ♥    Amy DoriaUjjwal GuptaKathy Clement (You are HERE) Mary FausSarah Miller ♥       Gini Williams Cagle ♥  Lisa Allen

Thanks for stopping by!



You Make My World a Better Place Card Tutorial:
Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop January 2016

Materials Used:
HCDP1-253 Everyday Heroes Paper Collection
HCD1-761 Everyday Heroes Die
HCPC 3651 Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-758 Botanical Wings Die
HCD1-762 Decorative Oval Die
HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCPC 3663 My World Cling Stamp (Everyday Heroes)
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
ColorBox Teal Fluid Chalk Ink
Versamark Ink Pad
Copper Embossing Powder
Crochet Lace (1.5″ wide)
Burlap String
Czech Beads (teal)
Tattered Angels Patina Glimmer Mist
Art Institute Dries Clear Glue
Distressing Tool
Foam Dots
Kraft Cardstock
Copper Embossing Powder
Pearlized Cream Cardstock (Core’dinations)
Rusty Metal Heart

Create a 5″ x 7″ side fold card from Kraft Cardstock.
Cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of the polka dot paper from the paper collection. Distress the edges, spritz with mist and ink edges with Vintage Photo Ink. Glue onto prepared card base.
Die Cut the Decorative Oval from Pearlized Cream Cardstock. Glue onto the card base so that the left hand side of the oval lines up with the left hand side of the card. Reference the photos for placement.
Cut the blue roses corner piece from the paper collection into a 3.75″ x 5.75″ rectangle. Distress the edges, spritz with mist and ink edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Wrap the panel with 1.5″ wide cream crochet lace.

Die cut the circular frame with the Everyday Heroes Die from Kraft Cardstock. Cut in half. Snip the edges of the swirls and layer over top of the blue roses paper. Glue in place. Glue on top of the card base as seen in the photos. Add a brad and glue to hold in place.

Use the Luggage and tags die to cut a tag from light teal paper in the collection. Use Versamark to stamp a portion of the My World Cling Stamp onto the tag. Heat emboss with Copper Embossing Powder. Lightly distress the edges and ink with Vintage Photo DI. Use foam dots to layer this over the blue roses corner piece as seen in the photo. Add the ticket sentiment using foam dots to elevate.

Use Versamark Ink to stamp two sets of the Botanical Rose Cling Stamp onto light teal designer paper. Heat emboss with Copper Embossing powder. Die cut with the coordinating die. Shape. Stack. Sponge with teal ink.
Place on the card as shown. Fill the centers with hot glue and Czech beads. Paint the petals with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. Let Dry.

Spritz the rusty metal heart with TA spray. Heat dry. Place on the card using foam dots. Paint with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. Let dry.

Cut one final 4.75″ 5.75″ panel of the light teal designer paper and glue inside the card. Layer the pre-designed card fronts and use as sentiment panels, as shown.

Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Card & Tutorial

 Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Card & Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team Hop November 2015

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the November 2015 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team Hop!  You should be coming here from the glorious artwork found on Glenda’s BLOGIf so, you are right on track.  You can find a complete list of the blogs on this hop below.  Be sure to visit each stop along the way, and leave a sweet comment on each blog,  as one lucky winner will be randomly chosen from one of these blogs to receive a $25 gift certificate to Heartfelt Creations.  The hop closes at midnight on November 27th, and the winner will be announced on all the participating blogs at noon on Saturday, November 28th.

Here’s the hop lineup for November 2015

Gini CagleEmilia van den Heuvel ♥  Glenda Brooks ♥  Kathy Clement (You are here)                    ♥ Vicki DutcherCaroline Duncan ♥  Mary Faus ♥  Regina Hamilton Amy Doria ♥                   Gloria Stengel Alissa Wells  ♥ Sarah MillerLisa Allen

With Christmas creeping ever closer, I decided to create this Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Card & tutorial to share with you this month. You can find the linked supply list and full tutorial below.

Kathy by Design Warm Wishes Christmas Card for Heartfelt Creations 01Gold embossing adds just the right touch of elegance on this traditional styled card.  (Sadly, when I was spritzing one of my flowers, the gold spray fell onto the “w” in wishes…which was already glued onto the card.  So that’s where that little “splotch” came from.  Sigh….)

Kathy by Design Warm Wishes Christmas Card for Heartfelt Creations 02These poinsettias are so realistic, and fun to shape.  I just love them.

Kathy by Design Warm Wishes Christmas Card for Heartfelt Creations 03I used the lace corner from the Cut, Mat Create die, and I can’t believe how much it looks like a filigree metal corner.  Also, the red berries are fun tucked in behind the sentiment, don’t you think?

Kathy by Design Warm Wishes Christmas Card for Heartfelt Creations 05The inside uses one of the pre-designed 5″ x 7″ card fronts and a pre-designed sentiment.  So handy when you are making a big batch of cards.

From here, hop on over and get inspired by the beautiful work of Vicki Dutcher.

Don’t forget to check back on Saturday for the announcement of the winner.  The winner will have 72 hours to claim his/her prize.

If you’d like to purchase this card, you can find it in my ETSY shop.

I hope you all have a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanks for stopping by!



Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Card Tutorial


HCPC 3624 Festive Christmas Background Cling Stamp
HCPC 3679 Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp
HCPC 3680 Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp
HCD 765 Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCD 766 Sparkling Poinsettia Die
Cut, Mat, Create 2B Die (lace corner)
HCDP1 249 Garden Romantique Paper Collection
HCDP1 246 Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit
Pearlized cream cardstock (Core’dinations)
Gold Cardstock (Colorbok)
Versamark Ink Pad
Gold Embossing Powder
Picket Fence Distress Stain
Festive Berries Distress Stain
Aged Mahogany Distress Stain
Fired Brick Distress Stain
Peeled Paint Distress Stain
Gold Glimmer Mist
Antique Gold Sheer Iridescent Organza Ribbon
Topaz Mix Czech Beads
Spellbinders Heirloom Oval Die Set
80# white cardstock
sewing machine
gold metallic thread
1/2″ Scor-tape
Foam Dots


Create a 5.5″ x 7.5″ side fold card base from one sheet of Pearlized Cream Cardstock
Use the Versamark Ink Pad to stamp the Large Sparkling Poinsettia stamp and the Sparkling Poinsettia stamps onto 80# white cardstock. Heat Emboss with Gold Embossing Powder.
Die cut with Sparkling Poinsettia Dies.
Color front and back of die cut layers with a mix of the red Distress Stains. Color the holly leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Stain. Let dry slightly and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit.
Stack the layers to create 2 poinsettia blooms. Dab with Picket Fence Distress Stain and then spritz with Gold Glimmer Mist.
Fill the centers with hot glue and Czech beads. Set aside to dry.

From Garden Romantique paper collection, cut a 5″ x 7″ rectangle from the black and white script/etched image page. Mat onto gold cardstock and machine stitch with gold thread, if desired. Wrap the left hand side of this panel with a strip of 1/2″ wide Scor-tape and secure the Antique Gold Ribbon. Center onto the card base and glue down.

Cut the 6″ x 6″ holly print from Festive Christmas to measure 4″ x 6″. Mat with gold cardstock, stitching with gold thread, if desired. Glue approximately 1″ down from top edge of the card, and 1″ over from the left.

Die cut the Heirloom Oval from Pearlized Cream Cardstock. Center over the red holly paper and glue down.

Stamp the Festive Christmas Background onto Pearlized Cream Cardstock using Versamark Ink. Heat Emboss with Gold embossing powder. Trim out just the “warmest wishes” portion of the sentiment, as seen on the card front. Mat onto Gold Cardstock. Stitch with gold metallic thread if desired. Back with Foam Dots and center over the Heirloom Oval.

Die cut 2 of the lace corners from gold cardstock and glue down as seen on the card.

Arrange the prepared leaves and flowers as seen in the photo.

Tie 2 triple loop bows and tuck into the floral arrangements as seen in the photo.

For the card interior, Cut a 5″ x 7″ card front from Festive Christmas. Use the salvage edge of the small holly print as a belly band and glue down. Cut sentiment panel from the paper collection, mat with gold cardstock and glue over the belly band, as shown. Glue this entire panel inside the prepared card base.







Thankful Card and Tutorial

Thankful Card and Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop October 2015

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another fabulous blog hop with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team.  You should be coming here from the beautiful blog that belongs to Sarah Miller.  If so, you are right on track.  To start at the beginning of this hop (and why wouldn’t you….this alumni team is awesome!) go to Vicki Dutcher’s fabulous blog.  Be sure to visit each blog on the hop, and leave some sweet comments behind, because one lucky person will be chosen from one of the stops along the way and they will receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  The winner will be announced on our blogs on Saturday, October 31st at noon, just in time for Trick or Treat!

Kathy by Design/Thankful Card and Tutorial for Heartfelt CreationsWe are enjoying the most gorgeous fall weather here in North Carolina.  The sky is crystal blue, the weather is just cool enough to be invigorating and the fall colors put a song of praise on my lips.  I was inspired by the season to create this Thankful Card and Tutorial using the Classic Editions Paper Collection and the Delicate Asters Stamps and Dies.  These are “oldies but goodies” in my Heartfelt Creations Stash.  I used quite a few techniques in this card, and I’ll share them with you in the tutorial below.  But I wanted to show you a close up of those amazing pumpkins and asters first.

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop October 2015 03I love doing these asters in rich fall colors.  Filling the center with Czech beads adds an extra layer of glitz and glam.

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop October 2015 04The inside of the card is decorated with papers from the Classic Editions collection.  I confess a weakness for pumpkins. I love driving by a field of lazy pumpkins, snoozing away with their bellies baking in the sunshine.  It just makes me happy!

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop October 2015 05This is part of a beautiful poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson.  I just hand wrote it onto one of the journaling tags from the collection.  Here’s a link to the complete poem, just in case you’d like to read it.  It’s my favorite Thanksgiving poem.

I’ve posted my Thankful Card tutorial below for your convenience.  And now you will need to hop on over to visit the always amazing  artwork of Amy Doria. I know she will have something special to inspire your creativity today.

If you would like to purchase this card, it is available in my ETSY shop.

Thanks for hopping by!



Thankful Card and Tutorial


  1. Cut a 6.75″ x 4.75″ rectangle of the harvest stripe paper.  Stitch around the edges and along the lines as seen on the card, if desired.
  2. Fussy cut both sets of pumpkins from the paper collection.
  3. Use the Colorbox Chalk Inks and a sponge dauber to add more color to the surface of the pumpkins, blending as you go.
  4. Spray the pumpkins lightly with water and gently round out the edges with the largest nib from the flower shaping kit.
  5. Spritz lightly with Gold Glimmer Mist.  Set aside to dry.
  6. Use Versamark to stamp three sets of Delicate Asters and 2 sets of leaves.  Heat Emboss with Gold embossing powder.
  7. Sponge chalk inks onto the stamped flowers, blending as you go. Die cut, shape, stack and fill with Topaz Copper Lined Czech beads.  Spritz with Gold mist.  Set aside to dry.
  8. Place one set of the fussy cut pumpkins behind the other, staggering them as seen in the photo.  Glue one set onto the striped paper.
  9. Create added dimension in the other set of pumpkins by crumpling up a small ball of tissue paper and gluing it to the back of the pumpkin.  Apply Art Institute Glue to the edges of the pumpkin and glue just the edges onto the striped paper.
  10. Use a hot glue gun to place the leaves and flowrs.
  11. Glue the letters onto the card.
  12. Create a multi loop bow from Brown Micro Gingham.  Place a glob of hot glue under the aster leaf and use the point of a scissor or dowel to push the center of the ribbon into the glue.   Use the same technique to create a loopy bow from burlap string.
  13. Tuck autumn colored buttons in amongst the pumpkins and leaves.
  14. Mix a few drops of Ripe Persimmon Distress Stain in with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint and use this to paint the flower petals and leaves.  Brush onto the surface of the pumpkins as well.  I brushed a little onto the letters, too. Set aside to dry.
  15. Finish the inside of the card as shown.



September Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

September Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  It’s the last Tuesday in September and that means it’s time for another Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop.  You should be coming here from  Mary’s BLOG.  If so, you are right on track.  Just in case, here’s the blog hop order:

A random winner will be chosen from one of the blogs on this hop, so make sure you leave a comment on each and every blog!  Your chance to comment will expire on Friday, October 2nd at midnight. The winner will be announced here on Saturday, October 3rd. The winner will then have 72 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn.

Classic Sunflower Birthday Card

Autumn birthdays are the perfect excuse to create with my favorite Classic Sunflower Collection.  You can find a complete tutorial below this post.

Kathy Clement/Classic Sunflower Birthday CardI wanted to pick up on the beautiful rust and green tones in the designer papers and did this by inking my papers with Colorbox Burnt Sienna Chalk ink.  I love the rustic feel of this card from the distressed edges to the crumpled sunflowers, it makes me happy!

Kathy Clement/Classic Sunflower Birthday CardI used a lot of metal accents, glass beads and beautiful ribbons and fibers to add texture and visual interest to the card.  The Everyday Heroes Die was colored with Burnt Sienna ink and embossed lightly with Antique Gold embossing powder.  I backed it with a sentiment from the designer paper, filled it with Glossy Accents and then sprinkled in some beads and mica flakes just for fun.

Kathy Clement/Classic Sunflower Birthday CardJust look at all that yummy texture and shine!

Kathy Clement/Classic Sunflower Birthday CardThe interior of the card is finished with more designer paper, and some stamps from my stash.  I really appreciate all the artwork that comes in the Heartfelt Creations paper packs.  They make it so easy to create a really special card.

I’m so glad you hopped by today.  From here, you will hop over and visit  Glenda’s BLOG.

Thanks for stopping by!



Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Tutorial

Kathy Clement/Classic Sunflower Birthday Card



Stamp two sets of Classic Sunflowers, one with Yellow Cadmium Ink, one with Burnt Sienna Ink.  Heat Emboss with Clear embossing powder and die cut with the Classic Sunflower Die.

Use a sponge dauber to color the flower petals with chalk paints.

Flip the flower layers over, spray lightly with water and shape with Deluxe Flower shaping kit. Stack and glue the layers together.  Fill Centers with Art Institute Glue and and assortment of Czech beads.  Set aside to dry.

Stamp, die cut and color the Bella Rose Leaves.

Cut a panel of the chicken wire designer paper slightly smaller than the 5″ x 7″ card base.  Ink the edges with Burnt Sienna chalk ink.  Spritz with gold mist.  Distress the edges, ink again if necessary.

Cut a 4.25″ square from the word collage paper.  Mat with Cajun Craze and gold foil paper. Glue onto the chicken wire panel.

Cut a 4″ square from the plaid paper.  Mat as above. Secure slightly to the right of the word collage square, using foam adhesive to create more dimension.

Run the burlap approx. 1.25″ inches from the card base.  Top with a double layer of the moss/cream plaid ribbon. Glue the chicken wire panel to the card base.

Die cut the Everyday Heroes die from white cardstock.  Use the circle die to cut out the center. Color with Dark Brown Ink.  Sprinkle with Antique Gold Embossing Powder and heat emboss.  Cut the sentiment from one of the card fronts and glue behind the die to create a window effect.

Fill the circle with Glossy Accents, and sprinkle in some Czech beads and mica flakes. Set aside to dry.

Add copper brads to the top and bottom of the die and secure in place with foam adhesive.  Cluster the sunflowers around the die as seen in the photo.  Cut the Bella Rose leaves into 3 sections and glue behind the flowers.

Tie a double layer bow with the Bow-it-all Tool.  Glue to the card, as shown.  Create a triple loop bow with natural burlap string and place on top of the plaid bow.  Top with the metal flower.

Cut out the ticket and tab from the paper collection and secure with foam tabs.

Sprinkle beads on leaves, securing with AI glue, if desired.



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