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Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial

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Heartfelt Creations June Alumni Hop: Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the June 2107 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop!  You should be coming here from Amarilys’ lovely blog.  Our gorgeous summer weather drew me to play with the deep blues, bold yellows, and greens of the gorgeous Peacock Paisley Collection.  The inspiration for this Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial occurred while I was tidying up a drawer in my studio.  I happened upon a very pretty pale green envelope and suddenly, the idea was hatched!

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1

I had so much fun making this Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope that I thought I’d share some tips and tricks with you so that you can make one yourself.

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial: Creating the Delightful Daisies

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 2

Follow these steps to create the Delightful Daisies that will decorate the altered envelope.

  1.  First, stamp 3 sets of Delightful Daisies onto lightweight white cardstock using Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink.
  2. Next, cover with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  3. Now, die cut the Delightful Daisies with the matching die.
  4. Then, use a sponge dauber to tint the leaves with Broken China Distress Ink.
  5. Next, add Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink to the flower center.
  6. Now shape the flowers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
  7. Then stack the flowers together and hot glue.
  8. Next, scribble light layers of Art institute Dries Clear Adhesive into the flower centers and randomly along the petals.
  9. Now, sprinkle the glue with the glitter of your choice.  I used Stampendous Multi Crystal Mix.
  10. Tap the excess off into a scrappy tray.
  11. Finally, set the flowers aside to dry.
Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial: Preparing the Envelope

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 3

  1. First, find a 5″ x 7″ envelope with a square flap closure.  This project would not work as well on an envelope with a pointed envelope flap.
  2. Then, ink all the envelope edges with Faded Jeans Distress Ink
  3. Next, cut a 4.75″ x 6.75″ rectangle of designer paper from the Peacock Paisley Collection.
  4. Then Ink the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink.
  5. Now, machine stitch around the edges.
  6. Use a distressing tool to lightly distress the edges of the panel.
  7. Center the panel on the card front, being sure to glue it below the fold.
  8. Next, Cut the border strip from the designer paper pack.
  9. Then glue it onto the front of the envelope flap being sure to place it above the fold.
  10. Now, use scissors to trim the border to fit the flap.
  11. Finally, ink the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink.

We’ll finish decorating the front of the envelope later.  

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial: Preparing the Envelope Liner and back cover

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 4

The interior of the envelope is a great tuck spot for tags, bookmarks and/or mini folios.  You can’t use anything too terribly thick, as the envelope will split.  But, you can create a pocket outside the envelope as I did here.

  1. First, flip the envelope face down on your work surface.
  2. Next, create a template for the envelope “cover” by inserting a 6 7/8″ wide piece of plain copy paper inside the envelope.
  3. Then trace the envelope opening onto the copy paper and cut out.  This will serve as the template for the envelope cover.
  4. Place the template onto your chosen designer paper and trace the shape lightly in pencil.
  5. Now cut the shape out.  Here’s a tip: if you cut inside the traced lines, you will not have to erase any pencil marks.  And, you will also have a little border around the designer paper, which looks really nice.  Set this piece aside for the moment.
  6. Now create the envelope liner.
  7. First, select your designer paper, and measure it to 6 7/8″ wide x 7 1/4″ deep.
  8. Next, insert the designer paper face up inside the opened envelope to make sure it fits.  It should be somewhat snug.
  9. Then, glue the envelope liner in place.  It will cover the inside of the envelope as well as the inside envelope flap.
  10. Now, use your scissors to trim away any excess paper. Ink all the edges.
  11. Finally, carefully glue the envelope cover in place.  Use your scissors to trim away any excess.

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial:  Creating the Tag Pocket

 

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 5

I love little pockets filled with tags, so I decided to create a small tag pocket on the back side of my altered envelope.

  1. First, select a 4″ x 5″ card front from the designer paper.
  2. Then, trim the outer frame away so that the image measures approximately 4 5/8″ wide x 3.25″ tall. Ink all the edges.
  3. Next, cut a panel of navy cardstock that measures 5.25″ wide x 3.75″ tall.
  4. Mat the designer image on the navy cardstock, leaving a 1/2″ margin on both sides as well as the bottom.  Leave just a tiny margin of navy cardstock on the top edge.
  5. Then, use a scoring tool to score the sides and the bottom.
  6. Next, bevel the bottom left and right corners to form pocket flaps.
  7. Now, glue the designer image to the pocket front.
  8. Finally glue the entire pocket in place on the back of the envelope.
  9. Use the Luggage and Tags Dies to cut out tags and tickets from the cut apart page.
  10. Mat on navy cardstock.
  11. Add flowers and string bows to the tops of the tags.  Insert the tags into the pocket.

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 6

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope: Gift Card Wallet

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 7

Now we will prepare the gift card wallet for the altered envelope.

  1.  Select an image from one of the cut apart page and mat it onto the far right hand side of  an 8.5″ long x 4 5.8″ tall strip of navy cardstock.
  2.  Now, place the long side of the navy cardstock on your scoring tool with the matted image on the right hand side.
  3.  Score just slightly to the left of the image so there is a small navy border.
  4. Crease and make a mountain fold at the score line.
  5. With the panel folded and the long side of the image against the rail, score at 3.25″.
  6. Crease and make a valley fold at this score line.
  7. This is your gift card wallet.  Line the interior and the flap.
  8. Use a circle punch to add a thumb hole, then glue just the sides to create a gift card pocket.

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 8

You can decorate the interior any way you like.  Here’s how I decorated mine.

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope: Creating the Bookmark

 

Here’s how to create this double sided bookmark.

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 9

  1. First, use the largest rectangle from Cut, Mat, Create 1B die to cut out the design from a 5″ x 7″ card front.
  2. Now ink the edges and flick with water.
  3. Use a pen or computer journal the sentiment onto the panel.
  4. Mat on navy cardstock.
  5. Now, cut a second rectangle from designer paper.
  6. Stamp with the Daisy Flourish Die using Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink. Use a sponge dauber to add color to daisy centers.
  7. Trace Art Institute Dries Clear Glitter adhesive onto the stamped design and add glitter.  Set aside to dry.
  8. Ink the edges.  Flick with water.
  9. Add a border strip to the bottom.
  10. Mat a ticket and glue in place.
  11. Glue onto the opposite side of the navy cardstock.
  12. Punch a hole,  and.add ribbon.

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 10

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial: Finishing Touches

I never decorate the fronts of my cards (or in this case the altered envelope) until the very end.  This way, my flowers and designs don’t get crushed.  Now we are finally ready to add the finishing details.

  1. First, glue the border piece in place on the far left hand side of the envelope front.
  2. Next, add the matted peacock tag  as seen in the photo.
  3. Now, die cut the outer frame of the Eyelet Oval from white cardstock.
  4. Back with foam adhesive or waste chipboard to add dimension.  Glue in place.
  5. Now, use the Eyelet oval thin frame to cut the peacock image from designer paper.
  6. Back with foam adhesive or waste chipboard for extra dimension and glue in place.
  7. Hot glue prepared flowers, leaves and ribbon in place.
  8. Mat a border strip onto navy cardstock and glue in place.
  9. Add a small button.
On With the Hop!

Now it’s time to see what goodies Vicki Dutcher has prepared for you.  I’ve included a list of all the blogs in this hop below for your convenience.

Amarilys ♥ Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Vicki Martine ♥ Alissa Sarah ♥ Emelia ♥ Archana ♥ Deneen

The Hop starts 8am EDT on Friday June 30th and closes Monday 3rd July at 11.59pm EDT.

Be sure to comment on each blog in the hop as one comment will be randomly chosen to win a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations.

The winner of the hop will be posted at the top of this blog post on Wednesday, July 5th.  Heartfelt Creations will also announce the winner on their Facbook page and regular Wednesday blog post.

If you are the winner, you will have 72 hours to email socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “winner of the June Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Happy Hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Pocket Full of Poppies All Occasion Card

This hop is now closed.  The winner was chosen from Amaryllis’ blog: JONI, you are the winner! 
Heartfelt Creations May Alumni Blog Hop: Pocket Full of Poppies All Occasion Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations May Alumni Blog Hop! I’m kicking the festivities off with this Pocket Full of Poppies All Occasion card made with the gorgeous Blazing Poppies Collection.

Pocket Full of Poppies All Occasion Card Blazing Poppies by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1aThis 5″ x 7″ top fold card is bursting with color, dimension and texture.  Here’s the supply list:

Pocket Full of Poppies Tips and Tricks

Pocket Full of Poppies All Occasion Card Blazing Poppies by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 2Add great dimension to your card by following these tips:

  • Cut a panel of designer paper slightly smaller than your card base.
  • Ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Spritz with water.  Glue to card base.
  • Remove the center of a 5″ x 7″ premade card panel with the Cut, Mat, Create Die
  • Use foam tape or waste cardboard around the edges of the card opening.
  • Center and glue onto prepared card base.
  • Stamp several sets of poppies in Versamark ink onto cardstock.
  • Heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder.
  • Ink Centers with Black Soot Distress Stain.
  • Brush edges with Dried Marigold Distress Paint.
  • Shape with Deluxe Tool Kit.
  • Stack and glue with hot glue gun.
  • Spray with Oriental Poppy Tattered Angel Mist.
  • While wet, sprinkle with Scattered Straw Distress Embossing Powder
  • Sprinkle lightly with glitter.
  • Heat Set
  • Fill poppy centers with glue and prills.  Set aside to dry.
Pocket Full of Poppies All Occasion Card Blazing Poppies by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 3

Popping Poppies

To provide greenery for the poppies, stamp and die cut Delightful Daisies onto green designer paper from Blazing Poppies collection.  Shape and ink with Distress Ink.

Arrange poppies and greenery in opposite corners of the card.

Fussy cut the denim pocket from one of the journal cards.  Pop up on foam tape and add to card.

Die cut ticket with Luggage and Tags Die.  Pop up on foam tape and add to card.

Spatter card with Oriental Poppies Glimmer mist and diluted black paint.

Add black gingham ribbon and gold metallic string.

A Peek Inside Pocket Full of Poppies All Occasion Card

Pocket Full of Poppies All Occasion Card Blazing Poppies by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 4Pocket Full of Poppies All Occasion Card Blazing Poppies by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 5Add pockets, journal cards, tags, borders and stamps to the card interior.   Now wasn’t that fun?

On With the Hop

The hop runs from 8 AM Friday,  May 26th and closes Monday 29th May at 11.59pm EDT.  Visit all the blogs on the hop, and be sure to leave a comment so that your name will be entered into the drawing for a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations.

The winner of the hop will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page Wednesday, May 31st.  If you are the lucky winner,  email Heartfelt Creations at info@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the May Alumni Hop”

From my blog, hop on over and see what paper pretties my friend GLORIA has prepared for you today.

Here’s the order for this month’s hop:

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Gloria ♥ Archana Vicki Martine Amarilys ♥ Emelia ♥ Sarah ♥ Deneen

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

Everyday Heroes You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Carla Hundley.  Congratulations!
Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Everyday Heroes You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations April 2017 Alumni Hop!  You should be coming here full of inspiration after visiting Gloria’s lovely blog.  I’ve been loving the blues lately…maybe it’s the beautiful Carolina Blue sky that’s been inspiring me, who knows?  So today I’m sharing this You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial made with Heartfelt Creations “Everyday Heroes” collection.  Let’s get started!

How to Create an Easel Card Base

You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial Everyday Heroes by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1Follow these quick and easy steps to create an easel card base.

  1.  First, cut a 6.25″ x 12″ rectangle from aqua card stock.
  2. Next, score on the long side at 6″ and again at 9″.
  3. Then crease the folds to create the easel card base. The card front will be the section with the two score lines.
  4. Now, cut a 6.25″ square from the same aqua cardstock.
  5. You will build your card cover on this 6.25″ square.
  6. Next, decorate the inside of the card with designer papers.
  7. Finally,  glue the completed card cover onto the lower half of the scored card base.
Work Inside Out!

You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial Everyday Heroes by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 2When I’m making an easel card, I always work “inside out.”  By this I mean that I decorate the inside of my card first.  This way, I don’t “squash” the dimensional card cover while I’m working on the inside decor.  Here are the steps I took to make the inside of this card.

  1. First, cut 2 squares of designer paper from Everyday Heroes.  I used 2 of the 6″ card fronts from the collection.  Easy Peasy!
  2. Next, cut one square in half and use it to line the scored section of the card.  Don’t glue over the score line, as the card will not be able to fold if you do this.
  3. Now, glue the striped card cover to the bottom half of the card interior.
  4. Then, create two 2.5″ x 3.25″ banner flags from polka dot designer paper.  Ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Use foam dots or waste chipboard on the back of each flag to add dimension and create a “stopper” for the easel.  Glue in place on the left hand side of the card base, as seen here.
  5. Finally, cover a small paper bag with designer paper and glue on the top half of the card.  Add a little note card inside.
Making Vellum Botanical Roses

You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial Everyday Heroes by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 3

Now we’ll go to work on making these lovely Vellum Botanical Roses.  To make these you will need the following:

  1. First, stamp 3 sets of Botanical Roses onto vellum with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink.
  2. Next, sprinkle the wet ink with copper embossing powder.
  3. Then, heat Emboss.
  4. Next, die cut flower layers with the Botanical Wings Die.
  5. Now, lightly spritz the back of the die cut flower layers and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Tools.
  6. Then, use a sponge dauber to add Broken China Distress Oxide Ink to petals.
  7. Next, stack the shaped and inked layers, securing with hot glue.
  8. Now, spritz lightly with water.  Gently heat set.
  9. Then, spatter with diluted white and black paint.
  10. Finally, fill the centers with Dries Clear Adhesive and Minnie Pearls Prills.
You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial Everyday Heroes by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 4
Making the Botanical Wings Vellum Butterfly

You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial Everyday Heroes by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 5

  1. Stamp the large butterfly from Botanical Wings onto vellum using the same procedure as with the flowers.
  2. Heat set with copper embossing powder.
  3. Die cut with matching Botanical Wings die.
  4. Add ink and spatters.
  5. Lightly spritz the wings and shape by rolling around a pencil.  Set aside to dry.
  6. Color a Feathery Flourish chipboard with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink. Glue in place on card front, as shown.
Finishing Touches

You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial Everyday Heroes by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 6

  1. Now arrange all your prepared flowers and the butterfly as seen here.
  2. Then add a pen nib to the center of the butterfly’s body.
  3. Next, cut a tag from the cut apart page and top with ticket sentiment.  Add a brad to the top of the tag.  Layer over the banner flags.
  4. Now, tie a bow with Sheer Striped Satin Ribbon.  Use hot glue to secure to card front.
  5. Then, create a loopy bow with white burlap string.  Use scissor points to tuck in under a flower.
  6. Finally, add the border strip and sentiment arrow.

You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial Everyday Heroes by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 7And that finishes up this You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial!  Now let’s get on with the hop!

Let’s Hop!

The Hop starts 8am EST on Friday,  April 28th and closes Monday, May 1st at 11:59PM EDT.  Hope to all the blogs on the list, and be sure to leave a comment so you can be in the running for the randomly selected $25 Heartfelt Creations shopping spree.

The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook page and BLOG on Wednesday, May 3rd.  I will also post the winner at the top of this blog post.  If you are the lucky winner, just send an e-mail with “Winner of the April Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line to  info@heartfeltcreations.us.

From here you will hop on over to see what beautiful creation Archana has in store for you on her blog.  And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s the complete blog hop list.

Deneen ♥  KATHY (You are Here) ♥ ArchanaAlissa ♥  EmilySarah

Enjoy the hop!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

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Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Katie Baird. Please contact HC to claim your prize.

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 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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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August HC Alumni Hop Winner

We Have a Winner for the August HC Alumni Hop!

Hello Friends!

I hope you’re all enjoying a fabulous Labor Day/Bank Holiday weekend.  We’ve had loads of rain,  but then we needed rain so it’s all good.  Now, down to business!  We have a winner for the August Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop.

Teresa Godines was randomly selected from Oksana’s blog!

Congratulations, Teresa!  You have won a $25 gift certificate to Heartfelt Creations!  Please claim your prize right away by e-mailing Emma Lou @ EmmaLou@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of August Alumni Hop” in subject line

A million thanks to all of you that left such lovely comments on my blog during this hop.  You really made my day!

Coffee Talk Easel Card Tutorial, Coffee Talk, by Kathy Clement, Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1

Keep calm and craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

Coffee Talk Easel Card Tutorial: HC Alumni Hop

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop: Coffee Talk Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for the August HC Alumni Blog Hop.  I’m kicking the blog hop off today with a special birthday card for a dear friend.  I’ve written up a Coffee Talk Easel Card tutorial to guide you through the steps. Let’s get started!

Coffee Talk Easel Card Tutorial, Coffee Talk, by Kathy Clement, Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 2 Oooh, how I love these dreamy blues combined with the rich mocha tones of this paper collection. Here’s the card all folded up.  The front has been glued onto the bottom of a folded base so that it can stand upright like an easel.

Coffee Talk Easel Card Tutorial: Designing the Card Front

  • Cut a 6.5″ x 4.5″ panel of designer paper.
  • Ink the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
  • Mat the panel on light blue cardstock and again on navy cardstock.
  • Machine stitch around the edges.
  • Add coffee rings to the paper with Tim Holtz Splatters stencil.  I used an ink blending tool and Walnut stain Distress Ink to do this.
  • Die cut the coffee cup from the paper collection using the matching Coffee Cup Die. Ink the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
  • Cut and mat the small coffee cup border and glue in the center.
  • Use foam dimensionals or waste chipboard to elevate the coffee mug.
  • “Draw” on the mug swirls with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.  Sprinkle with clear glitter and tap off.
  • Add flowers, bows and beads.  (See below for flower instructions.)

Coffee Talk Easel Card Tutorial: Building the Base

Coffee Talk Easel Card Tutorial, Coffee Talk, by Kathy Clement, Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 6

If you’ve never made an easel card before, it’s one of the easiest cards in the world to make.

  • Build a standard card base of whatever size dimensions you like.  This one measures 7″ wide x 5″ high.
  • Score the front of the card base halfway up.  For this card, I scored at 2.5″ because it is 5″ high.
  • Create a second card stock card front that matches the dimensions of the front of the card.  For this card, that meant it should measure 7″ wide by 5″ tall.
  • Build your card design on the second card front.  When it is complete, glue the bottom half of the decorated card front to the bottom half of the scored card base.

To give you a better idea of what this looks like, here’s a side view of the easel.  You can see the way the base is scored and how the decorated front is joined to the base.

Coffee Talk Easel Card Tutorial: Building the “Stop”

Coffee Talk Easel Card Tutorial, Coffee Talk, by Kathy Clement, Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1When building an easel card, you have to provide a “stop” that will hold the card open.  See that little banner flag cut from the cute coffee cup border?  That is the “stop” for this card.  Here’s how to do it:

  • Begin by cutting a panel of designer cardstock for the inside of the card.  I used the stacked coffee cups/coffee bean paper.  Glue this panel on the bottom half of your prepared card base.
  • Cut the border from your paper collection and create a fishtail banner on the right hand side.  (Because I wanted the stacked coffee cups to be visible, I did not run the banner the entire width of the base. )
  • Mat on light blue cardstock, and again on navy cardstock.
  • Cut a strip of waste chipboard that is slightly shorter and narrower than your fishtail banner.
  • Glue the chipboard to the base of the matted banner, and then glue the entire assembly to the base of the card.
  • Add a twine bow, button and small flower.  Now, when you open the card, the base of the front edge will rest against the stop and will stand upright.

Coffee Talk Easel Card Tutorial: The Flowers!

Coffee Talk Easel Card Tutorial, Coffee Talk, by Kathy Clement, Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 4These Delightful Daisies go with this card design the way cream goes with coffee!  Here’s how I made them:

  • Using Ranger French Ultramarine Archival Ink, stamp 3 sets of Delightful Daisies onto white cardstock.  (I like to use 80# cardstock for this, as the flowers shape nicely.)
  • Die cut with the Delightful Daisy Die.
  • Use the large ball stylus from the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to round the petals.
  • Sponge the center of each flower with French Ultramarine Ink.
  • Stack the flowers together with a hot glue gun, staggering the layers.
  • Paint the petals with Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint.  While wet, sprinkle lightly with clear glitter.
  • Spatter with droplets of Distress Aged Bronze Mica Spray.
  • Fill centers with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive and fill with Czech beads.
  • Glue onto card.

Coffee Talk Easel Card Tutorial, Coffee Talk, by Kathy Clement, Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 5I created a double bow with Glory Blue and Tobacco Seam binding.  Ivory Burlap String was then added and the whole thing was topped off with another flower.

Coffee Talk Easel Card Tutorial: A Look Inside

Coffee Talk Easel Card Tutorial, Coffee Talk, by Kathy Clement, Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 3I love to decorate the inside of my cards as much as I enjoy decorating the outside.  You can see that I added another panel of paper with the coffee ring stencil.  I also stamped a sentiment onto white cardstock.

Now hop on over and see what my dear friend Gloria has cooked up to inspire you.  Here’s a list of the blogs on this hop.  Please note that Loretta Lock had to withdraw from the hop at the last minute, so the LAST stop on the hop will be Vicki Dutcher.

Kathy Clement (You are HERE) ♥ Gloria StengelArchana JoshiSarah Miller Mary Faus Kristie Taylor Oksana CleggUjjwal GuptaEmily Niehaus Vicki Dutcher (last but not least!)

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop, and leave a comment at every stop along the way.  One  comment from one mystery blog will be selected by random.com and that lucky person will win a $25 gift certificate at Heartfelt Creations.  The hop runs from Tuesday, August 30th-midnight Friday September 2nd.  The winner will be announced at noon EDT on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook page, and on each blog.

I’ve created a supply list below, with product links whenever possible.

Thanks for hopping by!  I ‘d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Cheerio,

kathy

Product Links for Coffee Talk Easel Card Tutorial

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