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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!



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Peacock Paisley Note Cards Tutorial

Peacock Paisley Note Cards Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  And Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  Today I have a CAS Peacock Paisley Note Cards Tutorial to share with you.  Yes!  You heard me right!  I said Clean and Simple!  Not what you usually expect when you visit my blog, and the hardest style for me to achieve, but sometimes, the unexpected happens, and that is what makes life so interesting.  Take a peeky:

Peacock Paisley Note Cards/Kathy by Design for Heartfelt Creations

Peacock Paisley Note Cards/Kathy by Design for Heartfelt Creations

When I receive a new design team collection, I like to sit down and stamp all the stamps on plain white cardstock using black ink. It helps me really get a feel for how I want to use the stamps in a given collection.  Well, I was floored by how stunning these Peacock Paisley images were when simply stamped in black and white , and I decided to create these CAS note cards to really showcase their incredible beauty.

Peacock Paisley Note Cards 11Look at the gorgeous detail on this Daisy Flourish Stamp!  It is beautiful when colored and embellished, of course, but how wonderful to have stamps in my stash that I can use to create a 10 minute card when I need to!

Peacock Paisley Note Cards/Kathy by Design for Heartfelt Creations

Peacock Paisley Note Cards/Kathy by Design for Heartfelt Creations

This Feathery Peacock stamp has a wonderful almost dreamlike quality to it.  Talk about elegant!  It fits the bill perfectly!

Peacock Paisley Note Cards 04Here I used the budding daisy from the Feathered Daisy Stamp set as the card focal, and added the beautiful little wisps from the Daisy Flourish Stamp as corner accents.

Peacock Paisley Note Cards 02I did do a couple of simple things to dress these cards up.  First, I added a square knot tied with Really Reasonable Ribbon Aqua Delicate Stitched Satin.  It’s the perfect compliment to the envelopes I made with Stampin’ Up Pool Party Cardstock.  I lined each envelope with the stunning paisley print from the Peacock Paisley Paper Collection.   I added another little torn strip of this paper to the front of each envelope.  You can bundle these 4 Pretty Peacock Note Cards up with the envelopes and tie with a ribbon to present as a gift, or just keep them so that when you need to write a quick note, you have a pretty card handy.

I know you are probably surprised to find such simple cards here on my blog…the girl who is known for loads of layers and embellies tucked into every possible crevice!  But sometimes it’s nice to let a beautiful stamped image take center stage all by itself.  And, for those of you who are timid about stamping, this is a great collection!  As you can see, it’s can be quick and easy to produce an amazing card without a whole lot of technique.

You’ll find the complete supply list and tutorial below.  I’d love to hear what you think of these CAS Peacock Paisley Note Cards in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




Peacock Paisley Note Cards

HCPC 3657 Feathered Daisy Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3658 Daisy Flourish Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3659 Peacock Paisley Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3661 Feathery Peacock Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1 252 Peacock Paisley Paper Collection
TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Other Product: white parchment paper; SU Pool Party Cardstock; Aqua Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon; W R Memory Keepers Envelope Tool

Create two 4.25″ x 5.5″ top fold card bases from white parchment paper. Cut 1 sheet of Pool Party into four (4) 4″ x 5.25″ rectangles. Cut 1 sheet of white parchment paper into four (4) 3.75″ x 5″ rectangles.

Use Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp images onto the white parchment rectangles. Wrap with the Aqua Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and tie a square knot bow. Mat with the Pool Party cardstock. Glue onto the card bases.

Create 4 matching envelopes from Pool Party Cardstock following the instructions on the Envelope Tool. Line with paisley paper from the collection following this tutorial.

For gift giving, bundle the cards and envelopes together and tie with ribbon.



Kathy by Design/Peacock Paisley Mini Album for Heartfelt Creations

Peacock Paisley Mini Album Tutorial

Peacock Paisley Mini Album Tutorial for Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Hello, Friends!  Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  This week, we are introducing the luxurious and exotic Peacock Paisley Collection of stamps, dies and papers.  Here are the official release notes:

Brighten your world with the sparkling colors and mesmerizing motifs of Peacock Paisley, the exquisite spring release from Heartfelt Creations. This lush collection sparkles with jewel tones of topaz, sapphire, amber, emerald and turquoise. The artistic flair of exotic peacocks, intricate paisleys, frilled feathers and delightful daisies will captivate your imagination and energize your creativity. Six sumptuous sets of intricately designed, deeply etched red rubber stamps are the perfect companions to a vibrant paper collection that is overflowing with card fronts, cut apart pages, vivid artwork, pre-designed layouts and beautifully layered backgrounds. The Delightful Daisy Die cuts 7 perfect floral layers with one pass through your cutting system. Whether you want to preserve life’s most beautiful moments, create with mixed media techniques or design keepsake cards, you’ll be proud as a peacock to present the sophisticated elegance of Peacock Paisley.

To celebrate the release, I created this Peacock Paisley Mini Album.

Peacock Paisley Album 01a

This hand bound mini album measures about 9.5″ x 5.5″.  It has a chipboard cover that has been bound with burlap and decorated with Delightful Daisies and a host of papers and stamps from the Peacock Paisley Collection.  You’ll find a complete supply list and detailed tutorial below.

Peacock Paisley Album 10aThe Delightful Daisy stamps and dies are easy to work with because all the flower and die layers are on one stamp/die so you can make a bunch of these all at the same time.  You can layer them, or keep them to one layer, as I have done here.

Peacock Paisley Album 03aHere’s a look at the binding for the album.  I had never made a hidden hinge album before, so I used these YouTube videos as my guide.

There are lots of tutorials for this binding, but I found these to be the clearest and easiest to follow.

Peacock Paisley Album 05Each two page spread in the album has room to mount photos, or hidden journaling tags in pockets, fold out pages, or flip pages.  Although this is not a large album in size, it can hold a tremendous number of photos.  I’ve used 3/8″ Jade Double Faced Satin Ribbon and Iridescent White Metallic String throughout the album.  The stamped images are all water colored with Distress Markers and a detail water brush.  The sentiments are hand written.

Peacock Paisley Album 14a

Here, I’ve used the Feathered Peacock stamp and emboss/resist technique to create a pocket page.  Photo mounts were cut with the Cut, Mat, Create dies and tucked into the pocket.  The chipboard pages are all made from an up-cycled corrugate cereal box, sanded, painted with Peacock Feathers Distress Paint and then sponged with Viva Decor Copper Stamp Paint.

Peacock Paisley Album 08I die cut the center from one of the card fronts and used it as the focal for this pocket page.

Peacock Paisley Album 15a

Here we have another pocket page, and a fun flip page for mounting photos.

Peacock Paisley Album 17


The page on the right opens to reveal a fun little flip album with a pocket at the back.  When the page turns…

Peacock Paisley Album 18aThere’s another pocket page with a fun fold out for photos.

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I enjoyed watercoloring the beautiful stamps in this collection.

Peacock Paisley Album 22


Here’s another pocket page that folds open to reveal additional space for photos.

Peacock Paisley Album 19


You could add hidden journaling here or just mount photos.

Peacock Paisley Album 25The final page features another pocket with photo mount inserts.  And just look at that gorgeous paisley designer paper on the very last page.  Room for even more photos!

I think I managed to use every single stamp in this gorgeous collection, and lots and lots of the paper, too.  What do you see yourself making with these gorgeous goodies?

I’m so glad you stopped by today!  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.




Peacock Paisley Mini Album Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCD1-760 Delightful Daisy Die
HCPC 3656 Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3657 Feathered Daisy Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3658 Daisy Flourish Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3659 Peacock Paisley Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3660 Peacock Swirls Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3661 Feathery Peacock
HCD 752 Cut, Mat, Create 2B
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 713 Lace Border Die
Distress Crackle Paint
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Molding Mat
Bridal Embossing Powder
Ultra Thick Embossing Powder
Art Glitter Glue
Viva Décor Copper Stamp Paint

Other Products: SU Cardstock: White, Night of Navy, Pool Party; Gold Foil Cardstock, White Parchment Paper; Medium weight chipboard, Corrugate Cereal box; Adirondack Ink: Stream, Butterscotch; Distress Ink: Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers, Shabby Shutters; Distress Markers: Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey; Zig Writer: Navy, Gold Painty Pen; Versamark Embossing Pad, Clear Embossing Powder; Detail Water Brush; rhinestones; 3/8″ Jade satin ribbon, iridescent metallic string, Swiss dots organza; 1/4″ Scor-tape; Teal Glitter from Encrusted Jewels Embossing Kit; Perfect Pearls Mist: Heirloom Gold, Blue Raspberry; White Burlap; Peacock Feathers. handmade paper; Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large Die #1; Citrus Crush Flower Soft; 1 3/8″ circle punch; evacuated chipboard frame from Want 2 Scrap; heat gun; Distress Paint: Peacock Feathers, Antique Linen; Foam Dots

Directions: Follow the Hidden Hinge Binding video tutorial at http://youtu.be/nUtkJ9u6M6w to create the hidden hinge binding.

Follow the tutorial at http://youtu.be/rjwelNWp33M to find directions for making the cover.

Make your cover from medium weight chipboard cut to measure 18 3/4″ x 5 3/8″. Score on the long side, 8″ in from each side and gently fold at the score line to create the spine for your album. Cut a 22″ x 8″ piece of white burlap and cover the album as shown in the cover video. Use the paisley paper to line the inside of the album. Add the metal corners.

For the hinge: Cut your cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5″ and assemble as shown in the video. Cut a 4 5/8″ x 7″ strip of handmade paper and line the spine of your cover as shown in the video. Punch 3 evenly spaced holes in the spine and insert the copper brads, as shown. Use Scor-Tape to insert the hinged binding into the album, as shown in the video.

Decorating the cover: I used the lace border die cut from gold metallic cardstock and layered it up with a framed card front and real peacock feathers. Stamp several sets of Delightful Daisies using all three colors of the Distress Ink. Heat Emboss, shape, paint with Distress Crackle paint and use throughout the album. Decorate your album cover as desired.

To Create the Inner Pages: Cut FOUR 7 1/2″ x 5″ rectangles from a corrugate cereal box (or use medium weight chipboard). Cut ONE 7 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ rectangle from the box. Sand the edges of the cereal box and then paint with Peacock Feathers Distress Paint. Tap the edges with Viva Décor Copper Stamp Paint. Once the pages are decorated, insert into the prepared hinge, following the instructions in the videos.

Cut TEN Night of Navy rectangles: 7″ x 4″. Cut SIX Night of Navy Rectangles: 7″ x 3 1/4″. Cut TEN White Parchment Rectangles: 6 3/4″ x 3 3/4″. Cut TEN tags from Pool Party Cardstock using the Luggage and Tags die. Die cut TWELVE photo mount panels using the 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ die from Cut, Mat, Create 2-B.

To create the pocket pages, cut a thumb hole in either the top or the side of one of your prepared panels. Glue onto your base panel so that one edge is left open on either the top, left or right hand side. Insert tags or photo mounts into the opening.

For the flip pages: Use three of the 7″ x 3 1/4” Night of Navy Rectangles to form flip pages. On the long side, score one panel at 6 1/2″. Score the next panel at 6″. Leave the third panel as is. Fold the rectangles along the score line and tuck each tab underneath the unscored panel, gluing them in place. Use the punch to create thumbholes on the right hand side of the first two panels. Decorate the edges with strips of paper from the collection. Glue onto the 7 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ corrugate panel.

For the fold out pages: Score one of the 7″ x 4″ Night of Navy panels at 6 1/2″. Fold along the score, and tuck the tab under the right hand side of another Night of Navy panel. Glue in place. Cut a thumb hole on the right hand side of your designer paper or stamped image and glue the top, bottom and left hand side onto the top Navy panel. Insert a journaling tag into the pocket. Add a matted border strip on the left. Open the navy panel and glue the white parchment panels inside the fold out page, and stamp as desired. Insert into the prepared album as shown.

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