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Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card

This hop is now closed.   The winner is Sara Retter from Archana’s blog.

Heartfelt Creations July Alumni Hop: Seashell Shaker Card with Under the Sea

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready to hop?  Welcome to the July Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop! You should be coming here from Mary’s lovely blog. I’ll provide a complete hop list at the end of this post.  It’s full on summer here in North Carolina and the hot, humid days have my mind turning to the beach.  Oh, for a walk along the shore with the waves kissing my toes and the sand dotted with pretty shells.  Since I can’t be at the beach in real life, I decided to make this Seashell Shaker Card with the Gorgeous Under the Sea Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 1

I’ve had my eye on this gorgeous collection since the day it released over a year ago.  Making a seashell shaker card with these bright corals and deep aquas is almost as good as taking a vacation!

Shake it Up!

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Just for fun, I added a little hidden tag between the card front layers.  This is a quick and easy addition thanks to the cut apart page and my faithful Luggage and Tags Die.

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Shaker cards are like a party on paper.  This seashell shaker card is filled with a combination of Prills, micro beads, seed beads,  and sequins.

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I used the seashell die from Coral Reef Collage to cut my shell out of the Under the Sea paper collection.  Then I sponged  Abandoned Coral Distress Ink along the edges to heighten the pink tones.  Next, I used my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, mat and stylus to round out the shell body. Then I glued it to the card base. Finally, I scattered Prills and Seed Beads along the inner edge. A lucky hermit crab gets to live in this glammed up seashell!

Coral Sea Flowers with Enchanted Mums

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 5Making these coral reef flowers was a cinch!

  1. First, stamp the 2 smallest sizes of Enchanted Mums onto the coral dot paper using Abandoned Coral Distress Ink.
  2. Next, heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  3. Then, use sponge daubers to add a little Abandoned Coral to the centers and the tips of the flower petals.
  4. Now, die cut the flower layers.
  5. Then, shape and stack with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
  6. Finally, add hot glue to center and fill with seed beads.
What’s Inside This Seashell Shaker Card?

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I turned this card into a gift by adding a few extras on the inside.

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You can easily turn a card front into a gift wallet.  Just glue the image to the right hand side of a 4″ high x 11″ long strip of cardstock.  Score on the left and fold.

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Then cut down another card front image to serve as a pocket.  Tuck in some of the cute tags from the paper collection along with a gift card and easy as 1, 2, 3….you have a gift card wallet.

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I used the scraps on my worktable to make a quick little tag.  These make the best bookmarks, and they also are a great way to brighten up a work cubicle!

On With the Hop!

Now pop on over and see what paper pretties      has in store for you.  I’ve included the complete hop list below for your convenience.

Amarilys ♥ Vicki ♥ Mary ♥ Kathy (YOU ARE HERE) ♥ Alissa Deneen  ♥ Sarah  ♥ Martine ♥

Archana ♥ Emily

Hop, Comment & Win

Be sure to visit and comment at each of these fabulous blogs because you will not only be inspired…your comment will enter you into a drawing to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card! The hop runs from today through Monday, July 31st at midnight EDT.

The winner of the hop will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog.  Heartfelt Creations will announce the winner in their weekly blog post and Facebook page on Wednesday, August 1st.  I will also post the name of the winner at the top of this post at that time.

The winner will have 72 hours to claim his/her prize by sending an e-mail to socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the July Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

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

Happy Hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Anything But a Card Challenge at RRR

On the Boardwalk Zig-Zag Album for Anything But a Card Challenge at RRR

Hello, Friends!  Really Reasonable Ribbon has issued an Anything But a Card Challenge today, and I have a super fun On the Boardwalk Zig-Zag Beach Mini album to share with you.

On the Boardwalk Mini 01I found that RRR’s Canvas Color Band Ribbon was the perfect pairing for this beachy project. The texture it adds is amazing.  The ribbon is soft and easy to tie into these big loopy bows, too.  I used both the red and the sage throughout the album.

On the Boardwalk Mini 02The album measures 4.5″ x 6.5″ and has a fun accordion fold interior.  I die cut Tim Holtz Sand and Sea and added them to the colorful On the Boardwalk papers from Graphic 45.  Ivory Burlap String adds a light note, texture and a sense of movement to the cover

On the Boardwalk Mini 10The inside of the album is filled with fold out pages like this one….

On the Boardwalk Mini 13tag pockets….

On the Boardwalk Mini 17waterfall pages….

On the Boardwalk Mini 25accordion fold pages…

On the Boardwalk Mini 27pocket pages….

On the Boardwalk Mini 07and even has photo storage on the back side of the album.  This photo gives you a great idea of how cool this zig zag design really is.

I made a YouTube Video so you could really get  a sense of the flow of the album.  There were just too many pictures to put in one blog post.  Enjoy!

I love the way the beautiful Canvas Color Band Ribbon enhances the pages of this sassy little album.

Now you need to get busy and link up your own “anything but a card” project to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Blog.  You can find all the details HERE.
Want to make one of these albums yourself?  I put together a PDF tutorial that you can download from my ETSY shop.  It has pictures of all the pages, a complete supply list and detailed instructions.  I even tell you how to make those magical chipboard embellies! You can find the tutorial HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Seaside Mini Album

Hello Friends!

Ah, Summertime….time for fun and relaxation. Time to kick back and relax!  Time to soak up some sunshine!  Time to work less and play more!  And time to take pictures.  Lots and lots of pictures.  But where do you do with all those great seaside photos after the vacation is done?  I have a super cute Seaside Mini Album with a fun zig zag construction that is the perfect resting place for all those fabby photos and sweet memories.  I loaded it up with great ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon to take it over the top. Check it out!

Authentique Seaside Album 01This album is tiny, but mighty!  Measuring just 4.5″ x 6.5″ its pockets, flip outs pages, and fold down features can store a couple of dozen 4×6 photos…and there’s loads of room inside for journaling, too.

Here’s what I used to make this Seaside Mini album:

Here’s a little video tour of my Seaside Mini Album.  It’s short…just 4 minutes!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you get some sand between your toes soon!

Cheerio,

kathy

This item is available for purchase in my Etsy Shop

Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon

RRR Blog Hop BadgeHello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time to blog hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon!  You should have come here from the always fun and fashionable Jenn’s Blog, and if so you are right on course.  If not, you can always go back to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and get back on track.

It’s May…and all those great summertime patriotic holidays are right around the corner: Memorial Day, Flag Day, and the Fourth of July…so we are thinking Red, White and Blue this month.  Take a look at the fabby May Ribbon Club Assortment.

RRR May Ribbon Club AssortmentJust looking at these ribbons made me want to throw a party.  And thinking of throwing a party made me want to decorate my house.  And decorating my house made me want to make a banner!  So I did!

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Then, when it came time to photograph said banner, I felt like kicking myself, because banners are soooooo hard to photograph.  Ugh. But I looove to make them.  And in real life, hanging on my mantle, it’s super cute. So, I’ll just show you the individual panels, OK?

RRR Blog Hop Authentique Banner 03Each panel measures 4″ x 6″ and is matted on a slightly larger piece of red or blue cardstock. My papers are Authentique “Seaside” and I just love all the little prints and retro images. I stitched the panels onto 1.5″ wide Red Gingham Ribbon, which is not in the ribbon assortment, just so you know!  I used the Red, White and Blue Grosgrain Ribbon to create streamers on each end of my banner.  I love the shimmer of the bow I tied with Electric Blue Satin with Silver Metallic Edges Ribbon!

RRR Blog Hop Authentique Banner 04This is one of my all time favorite quotes, and I was thrilled to find it in the paper collection.  I ran Tiny Electric Blue Stars across the top and added a jaunty bow made with  Patriotic Plaid Ribbon.

RRR Blog Hop Authentique Banner 02And, I believe this saying with all my heart!  After putting down a layer of Electric Blue Satin Ribbon with a Grosgrain Edge, I topped it with another layer of Tiny Poppy Red Stars Grograin Ribbon, and a perky bow tied with the help of my Zutter Bow it All.

RRR Blog Hop Authentique Banner 05This beach babe is doing exactly what I want to do…just soak up the sun and relax!  This Poppy Red Satin just sizzles against the navy blue paper and looks great with the Tiny Electric Blue Stars Grosgrain Ribbon accent.

RRR Blog Hop Authentique Banner 06Isn’t this what we’re all waiting for?  Fun & Sun!!  Yes, please!  And the Poppy Red Satin with Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon and Molly White Crochet Lace are the perfect finishing touches for this patriotic, beachy, summery banner.

A couple of things to remember when you are making a banner like this: keep the color palette simple!  Red, white, blue and a touch of grey are all you need with bold ribbons like these.  A little tiny punch of color here or there keeps things from getting boring, but too much color confuses the eye.  Tiny prints work great with bold sentiments and ribbons, too.

While you are reading this, I’m actually at the coast, soaking up some fun & sun myself!  But you can slip on your sandals and go grab some fun ideas from Cherry’s amazing blog.  When you’ve finished there, head on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and let Bonnie know that you visited all the blogs and answer her question of the month….and maybe you’ll win your very own May Ribbon Club assortment!  Woo-hoo!  If you’d like to sign up for the Monthly Ribbon Club, you can do that HERE…and get fabby ribbon delivered right to your door each month! Now that’s something to party about!

I’ll throw a shell in the ocean for you!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

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