Heartfelt Creations September 2022 Alumni Hop

Heartfelt Creations Floral Shoppe Fall Urn Rustic Sunflowers Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations September 2022 Alumni Hop: Autumn Flowers Urn

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations September 2022 Alumni Hop!  The hop starts  here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday,  October 3rd.  At that time, we will select a randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog to receive a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card!  A winner for a second $25 gift card will be selected from comments left on the Heartfelt Creations blog.  So along with all kinds of crafty inspiration, you have the opportunity to win one of TWO $25 gift cards this weekend!

Please make sure you leave your first and last name in your comments.  The two winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK page on Wednesday, October 5th.  If you are one of the lucky winners, please claim your prize within 72 hours by contacting socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us. Please write “Winner of the September Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Now, are you ready to hop?

Floral Shoppe Autumn Flowers Urn

Heartfelt Creations Floral Shoppe Rustic Sunflowers Simply Elegant Centerpiece Die by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

What do you do when you have an extra handmade flower or two left over from a project?  Do you ever think to use them in a mixed flower arrangement? The Floral Shoppe Urn is a wonderful way to display those floral “extras.”  I had a few die cut leaves, a few sunflowers, and a small collection of previously stamped Floral Fillers stashed away in plastic boxes.  So putting this lovely fall floral arrangement together was a snap!

TIP: Die cut your floral urn from the Floral Shoppe paper pad.  Then customize it by inking up the matching stamp with clear embossing ink.  Use the die as a template to help you line the stamp up with the die cut image.  Now heat emboss with some Frayed Burlap Distress Embossing Powder to make the details look 3-D.  Finish the urn by sponging on some Rusty Hinge and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  This gives the urn a wonderful aged appearance that pops off the card.

Die Cut Your Background

Create a lacy die cut background for your card with the Simply Elegant Centerpiece Die.  Here’s how to make the die fit on a 5″ x 7″ card base.

  • First, stitch 2 layers of patterned paper onto a 5″ x 7″ panel of copper metallic paper.
  • Next, die cut the Simply Elegant Centerpiece from white cardstock.
  • Now, cut the die cut carefully in half.  Adhere one half near the bottom of the card base and the other near the top.
  • You will have a 1″ gap between the two die cut halves.  Fill this space in with a strip of copper cardstock wrapped with a complementary shade of ribbon.
  • Now use foam tape to adhere the sides and bottom of your urn to the card base.  Fill it with flowers and your job is done!
A Peek Inside

Dress up the inside of your card with the center piece of the die cut.  Cut this carefully in half and adhere as seen in the photo.

Create a pocket on the bottom half of your card and tuck in a little notecard/gift card wallet.

Add a fall tea bag and a honey stick.  Now your card is a gift!  You can also tuck a gift card inside if you wish.

On With the Hop!

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave some sweet words behind.  This enters you into the drawing for the first $25 gift card.

Finish up the hop over on the Heartfelt Creations blog where you’ll find a wonderful tutorial waiting for you.  Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing for the SECOND $25 gift card.

Here’s the complete Alumni Blog Hop List:

Kathy (You are HERE)  ♥ Bozena  Alissa GloriaLynn  ♥ LisaVicki  ♥ Heartfelt Creations  ♥

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

To leave a comment, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post and add your comment.  Or, click on the “REPLY” link below the title of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

SUPPLY LIST

Autumn Splendor Scrappy Shaker Card

Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Shaker Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Autumn Splendor Scrappy Shaker Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re going to take bits and pieces of a favorite collection and create this lovely Autumn Splendor Scrappy Shaker Card.  If you’re like me, you have certain collections in your stash that you are especially fond of.  And this means you have used them over and over.  Now you just have a little pile of bits and pieces left that you cannot bear to throw away.  Sound familiar?  Today I’m going to share some tips and techniques to help you use them up in a beautiful way.

Beautiful Bits and Pieces

It’s always a little bit sad to finish out a lovely collection like this one.  But when you can take all those beautiful bits and pieces and turn them into a finished project, it just feels so good.  I think you’ll enjoy seeing how I used scrappy strips of paper, small images and ephemera bits to build this layered beauty.

The Shaker Element

You all know how I feel about shaker cards.  Party embellishment, part card maker’s toy, they just make me happy.  This shaker element is a bit unconventional in its creation.  Here’s how it came together.

  • First, fussy cut around outside of the wreath image from a 4×4 element.
  • Next, use a craft knife to cut an “X” in the middle of the wreath.  This will allow you to gain access to the inside of the wreath.  Once you have done this, you can fussy cut around the inside perimeter of the image.  Now you have a shaker frame!
  • Then die cut a circle that is approximately the same diameter as the wreath.  Adhere this to the back side of the image.
  • Now place 3 rows of foam tape on the back side of the wreath to create the topper for the shaker element.
  • Then locate a piece of patterned paper to serve as the back of the shaker element.

Place a mix of sequins, beads, flat back pearls and buttons in the center of the image.  Then press the frame topper over the back to seal.  It’s easy and it’s economical, too.  Dress the shaker element up with flowers, trims and a butterfly to finish.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the pocket and elements on the inside of the card.  You can see why I enjoyed working with this collection so much!

I filled the pocket with a little stitched magnet, a bookmark, a tea wallet and a honeystick.  Now it’s a gift!  Not to shabby for a card that started out as a pile of scraps!

Autumn Splendor Scrappy Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I created the front cover of this card from scraps, I hope you’ll enjoy this Throwback Thursday tutorial on YouTube.

Because this is a Throwback Thursday project, I was unable to find the products I used online.  Because of this, there is no supply list with today’s post.  However, if you’d like to see other Autumn Splendor Projects, please click HERE

Did you enjoy this scrappy card adventure?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Add Another Candle Birthday Folio

Photoplay Add Another Candle Birthday Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Add Another Candle Birthday Folio with Ribbon Closure

Hello, Friends!  If you’re a fan of vibrant color, you’re going to like this Add Another Candle Birthday Folio.  It’s like a surprise party on paper!  First, I created a simple folio base.  (You can find a tutorial for the base HERE.) Then I covered it with Photoplay’s festive Add Another Candle Paper Collection.  The finishing touch is a shimmering Tangerine Checkerboard Satin Ribbon Closure to tie everything together.

A Party on Paper

This project was a special order in my Etsy shop.  My client requested a bright, fun birthday folio with lots of charms and embellishments.  We can do that!  I really had fun putting the collage style cover on this festive folio.

TIP: Tuck tiny burlap string bows under your itty bitty floral arrangements.  The burlap string loops take the place of leaves.  And the bow draws the eye to the pretty flowers.

Top the spine of your folio with a Fuchsia, Orange and Lavender Check Bow.  Then dangle your charms below it.  This particular ribbon is a match made in heaven for this paper collection.

A Peek Inside

Every single page of this 4-fold folio is filled with fun.

From slash pockets to flip pages to hidden pages, there’s something exciting on every single page.

My client was very happy with her special order folio.  I felt energized and happy the entire time I was working on it, too.  These bold colors added extra zest to the creative process!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Taperlogy Autumn Butterflies Collage Card

Taperlogy Autumn Butterflies Collage Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Taperlogy Autumn Butterflies Collage Card

Hello, Friends! A few weeks ago I shared this Taperlogy unboxing video on my YouTube Channel.  My fingers have been itching to get into all those paper pretties.  Yesterday I finally carved out a few spare minutes to go through the box again and plan a project.  I did not have enough time to make a junk journal, but I did manage to put together this pretty Autumn Butterfly Collage Card.  All the papers, embellishments and trims (except the key and the flowers) came out of that amazing box.

Lots of Layers

Taperlogy Autumn Butterflies Note Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Layer after layer of paper goodness can be found on this card.  Here are a few tips that I learned while working with the Taperlogy products.

  • First, trim two of the Jidan Specialty Papers to a width of 4 7/8″.  Place one on the top of your card base and one on the bottom to cover the 5×7 area and still leave a border.
  • Next, stitch around the edges and add a lace border from the Naili Laces Frames Material Pack.  Save the small off-cut piece of lace as we will use it later.
  • Now, adhere a coffee dyed doily from the Jelan Junk Journal Pack in the upper left hand section of the card base.
  • Then adhere the gold foil bird ticket ephemera from the Danta Junk Journal Mystery Pack.
  • Now add florals from the Chado Flower Sticker Pack.  These are translucent, so they layer nicely over the lower layers.
  • Remove the jute string and fiber from the packing envelopes and wrap the center of the card where the two patterned papers met.  Tie on a copper key as an embellishment.
Autumn Butterflies

Select a Dentu Sticker Frame sticker frame for the bottom of the card.  Remove the center and then select a large Holu Butterfly to fill it.  Adhere the saved bit of lace below the butterfly to add a pop of color and texture.

All that remains now is to add a few buttons and petite flowers to finish off the card.  Or, keep the panel and use it later as a cover on a junk journal.  I’m writing a note to a dear friend inside my card.

If you’d like to see more of the goodies that came in my box, you can review the YouTube video or visit my page at Taperlogy.

Taperlogy has been kind enough to issue a special discount code for my friends.  Use the code KATHY15 to save 15% on your entire shopping cart with no minimum order. I do not receive any commission on these sales.  I’m just sharing the code and the information with y’all because I know some of you love to make junk journals.

I enjoyed my “play day” in the studio, and I  hope you enjoyed the fruits of my labors.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Evergreen & Holly Christmas Card Kit Release

Evergreen & Holly Christmas Card Kit Release Vicki Boutin by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Evergreen & Holly Christmas Card Kit Release for The Button Farm Club

Ho, Ho, Ho, Friends!  Today’s the big day to announce the release of my Evergreen & Holly Christmas Card Kit for The Button Farm Club!  Oh, what fun I had designing and creating this delightful card kit!  If you are a fan of traditional Christmas colors with a hint of a retro vibe, then this kit should make you smile!

Vicki Boutin Evergreen and Holly Card Kit by Kathy Clement, Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 02

Not only is this kit beautiful, it is massive!  We create an array of 10 Christmas greeting cards in a wide assortment of styles.  We have shaker cards, easel cards, fancy fold cards and quick and easy cards.  And because I know how popular gift cards have become, every single card in this collection has a gift card pocket.   Although the cards are layered and embellished, most of them can be mailed easily, too.

The Cutest December Daily

December Daily Evergreen & Holly by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 01

December is a busy month, so we will also create a darling December Daily folio with the supplies from this kit.  And honestly, friends, this might be my favorite little folio design ever.  It’s just so stinkin’ cute!

But don’t let its size fool you!  This little number is loaded with room for photos, journaling and memory keeping.  You’ll get to see the full reveal in the video tours below.

What Comes in My Kit?

If you’d like to see all the Christmas treats that are packed into this festive holiday kit, please enjoy this YouTube video.

What Will We Make?

If you’d like to take a tour of all the cards and the December Daily folio, please enjoy this video.

How Do I Order?

Evergreen & Holly is the 3rd quarter Card Club Subscription at Button Farm Club.  So if you are subscribed to my Quarterly Card Kit, your kit will ship to you the first week of October.

You can also pre-order the kit now even if you are not a member of my Quarterly Card Kit Club.  The price is $53.99 and comes with everything you saw in the video, plus the full-color Basic Written Guide and links to the step by step video tutorials.  You can watch these tutorials over and over again whenever it is convenient for you to do so.

A few  of my previously released kits and tutorials for The Button Farm Club are still available.  You can take a peek at those HERE.

So that’s what I’ve been up to this week…making Christmas magic happen!  I’m very excited to be able to share these wonderful kits with you.  I love hearing from you, so let me know your thoughts about this kit and your wishes for kits in 2023! Seeing you post your completed kits on Facebook and Instagram makes my heart smile.

Thanks so much for all your kind support.   I started this blog in January of 2013 because I had a heart to educate and inspire others with the joy of creating with paper.  What a wonderful journey we have had together!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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