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.

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 3

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.

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 4

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.

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 8

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.

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 9

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 [email protected] 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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41 thoughts on “Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card

  1. Michelle Burke

    Omg, your cards are beautiful, bright, and vivid! Just subscribed to your blog! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Helen

    Don’t think my first comment got through, Kathy, so I just wanted you to know how much I love the vibrant colors of this collection and what you’ve done with it to create such a stunning card. Don’t have this collection but, after seeing your creation, I’m adding to my wish list! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.

  3. Helen

    Kathy, this card is so vibrant. Don’t have this Heartfelt series but it will go on my wish list after seeing what you’ve done with it. Thanks for sharing this card on the blog hop.

    1. Mary

      Wow, this is stunning!!!!
      Each year I’m at the Heartfelt Creations booth, this set beckons me! I have yet to respond. I love your card, it is amazing. The colours speak of sandy beaches and sparkling waters. ahhh.

  4. dannscraftingwhims

    Ok, my comment spun for over 10 minutes… so either it’s going to repeat a lot or didn’t make it. ha! Here goes again… you can delete any repeats!
    Oh, yes! I was SO impressed with the 3d look of that conch, especially with the beads you put in it and the added real shells just give more umph to this fabulous shaker card chocked full of so many wonderful extras inside!!

  5. dannscraftingwhims

    I can’t get over the fabulous 3d look of that conch! And, of course, the beads tucked in it and the real shells add to the terrific appeal of this over-the-top fabulous shaker card with all the fun bits and extras inside!!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thanks so much for letting me know about the issue leaving the comment. I’m contacting my web host and will get it fixed! Thanks for hopping by!

  6. Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous underwater scene! Love your beautiful coloring and all the details you added!

    1. Denise Bryant

      Sorry about the multiple comments… I was getting an error message and thought it did not go through the first time! Did not show up when I refreshed either…

  7. Denise Bryant

    Fabulous coloring and details! Gorgeous card with this pretty underwater scene!

  8. Denise Bryant

    Fabulous coloring and details! Gorgeous card with this pretty underwater scene!

  9. Carla Hundley

    Oh Kathy, this is gorgeous!
    Love the shaker part and
    all the bling. Great design
    and if you don’t have
    anyone to give it to, my
    birthday is Aug. 7th,
    just saying!!
    Carla from Utah

  10. tracy745Tracy

    Kathy you have bought these products to life with this piece. Gorgeous layers and design. Hope,you don’t mind me asking Kathy, what photo editing software do you use, your photos are stunning. Tracy x

  11. Claudia Lane

    W-w-o-o-w-w Kathy! You never fail to amaze me with your talent. This card is over-the-top gorgeous. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  12. Sherry

    Kathy your cards are always so clever and unique no matter the subject matter. Always look forward to each and every post.

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