Autumn Zinnias Shaker Card

This hop is now closed.  The randomly chosen winner is Debra Lovell from Kerry’s blog.

Heartfelt Creations Summer's Garden Autumn Zinnias Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Autumn Zinnias Shaker Card for the Heartfelt Creations October 2020 Alumni Blog Hop

Hello,, Friends!  Let’s get this Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop started with an Autumn Zinnias Shaker Card!

The hop starts right now and runs until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, November 2nd.  During that time you can visit all the lovely Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team blogs, leave a comment and be entered to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card!  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, November 4th.  I will also post the name of the randomly chosen winner at the top of this blog post at that time.  The winner will then have 72 hours to contact by email.  Please write “Winner of the October 2020 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line of your email.

Summer’s Garden to Autumn Zinnias

My mother grew a big tub filled to overflowing with vibrant zinnias every summer.  The bold colors always delighted me.  Summer gardens have now faded away, so I decided to create an Autumn Zinnia garden with the Summer’s Garden collection for the hop.  If you’ve never made a shaker card before, this is a very easy way to get started!

  • Begin by cutting a 4 5/8″ x 6 5/8″ panel of designer paper.  Mat this on a slightly larger panel of peach cardstock.  This panel will be the card front on a 5″ x 7″ top fold card cut from rust cardstock.
  • Next, use the largest oval die from Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval and Basics Large Die set to cut an oval from clear cardstock.
  • Now, die cut the largest Ornate Ovals from cream cardstock. Then center one of the Basic Ovals on the Ornate Oval and run through your die cutting machine again.  You want to have about a 1/4″ rim around the inside of the oval.
  • Next, adhere the clear cardstock oval to the back of the Ornate Oval  Die cut using Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Then back this with 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to form a shaker box.
  • Now place a pile of sequins, buttons and beads on the 4 5/8″ x 6 5/8″ panel of  designer paper.   Carefully line up the shaker box and press to adhere.

Fall Zinnias from Summer’s Garden

Stamp the Small Garden Zinnias on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  I used Distress Oxide Inks in Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey.  Then heat emboss with clear powder.  Color the flower layers by swiping them through puddles of Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon and Warm Mustard Distress Inks.  Then gently heat dry to make the embossing powder pop through to the surface.

Die cut the zinnias with the Summer Garden Die.  Then shape the petals with the Golf Flower Shaping Tools and the Heartfelt Creations Ball Stylus.

Heartfelt Creations Summer's Garden Autumn Zinnias Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Layer the flowers together, then spray with Gold Glimmer Mist to add some shine.  Fill the centers with Go Mango Prills.  Then adhere around the card.    Add ribbon and any embellishments you fancy, and the card front is done!

A Peek Inside

Finish the inside of the card with more designer papers.  Add a pocket to hold a little note card and bookmark.

Cut a small card front from the paper collection.  Leave an extra border on the left hand side.  Score a 1/2″ flap , then tuck behind the designer paper panel to form a little flap.  Glue the sides and bottom of another card front to form a pocket.  Then tuck a little fall tea bag treat inside.  You can add a die cut tag and brad assembly to hold the flap closed.

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties the rest of the team have in store for you.  The winner of the $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift card will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog, so remember to leave a sweet comment on each blog in the hop.

♥ Kathy (You are HERE)    ♥ Vicki   ♥ Magda   ♥  Candy  ♥ Kerry   ♥  Amarilys ♥  Alissa  Lisa   ♥    SarahOksana Emily  ♥ Carole

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure!  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping by!




Other Products

Distress Oxide Inks, Distress Inks, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Gold Glimmer Mist



37 thoughts on “Autumn Zinnias Shaker Card

  1. skiptomyloupapercraftsandmore

    This is beautiful, it must look amazing in person! Love the tiny buttons and the Prills …might have to get some of those!

  2. Ellen P Palumbo De Matos

    Kathy, your card is magnificent and an inspiration. I can not wait to make something similar. Thank you for sharing


    Love this card Kathy. The colors are beautiful and I love the buttons in the shaker mix. so much fun.

  4. Judy Wallace

    Love the colors you used and the idea to use buttons in the shaker. I also appreciate seeing the inside of the card. It is just as important as the front. Beautiful job!

  5. MaryH

    Every day I see a new make it becomes my favorite; and it is so evident you absolutely love the fall. I look forward to viewing the lovely treats you create. By the way, I want a lipstick the color of that soft peachy color on the front mat; just so pretty. I am going to print a picture of this and going hunting for a lipstick as close as I can match it to this pretty paper. Thanks for the tutorial; as always so well done!

  6. Glenda

    Sorry to be running so late. I do love your card and the shaker feature just makes me happy! I’m also glad to see the list of entries growing!

  7. Linda G

    This is a beautiful card. Lovely bold colours and the inside is perfect. I always have problems with the inside of my creations and this gave me a lot of inspiration. Thank you!!

  8. Beverly Jordan

    Your Zinnias are so beautifully done!!! The layers of distress inks, embossing powder and sculpting really showcased HF’s beautiful blossoms! The pretty papers and design of your shaker card just added to the whole piece!! Love your work!

  9. Helen Budz

    Love it! I have the Zinnia flowers and paper sets so your design has inspired some great ways to use them. Especially like the shaker element (and your helpful tutorial for creating it. Thanks too, for sparking my summer garden memories…clusters of bright colors in my Mom’s border gardens. tfs-stay well. Hugs!

  10. Martie Rollin

    Very timely flower choice…I’ve just been contemplating getting this Zinnia die set. Seeing your close up photo has convinced me to add to my die inventory. Beautiful floral display!

  11. soozyb2013

    Beautiful card Kathy. You are the queen of shakers! Love the colours. True fall spectacular. Have a great Friday.

  12. Mary Holshouser

    The card is gorgeous – so lush with
    flowers and beautiful coloring.
    Love the buttons as a shaker – have
    lots of those (going to get them out
    and put them to work). thanks for

  13. Claire Gagne

    I love this card Kathy. The peachy/orangey color is great for this time of the year. I haven’t made a shaker yet, so this could be my first. Or at least make a sample to see how it turns out. Be safe & TYFS

  14. Susan Steele

    Very beautiful shaker card Kathy. Oh my …your zinnias you made are absolutely gorgeous!!! Luv how you framed this shaker! This card is special inside and out! Thanks again for sharing your awesome creation! Hugs, Suzy Q

  15. Christal Gill

    Gorgeous Card! Love the Zinnias! The papers, flowers & colors make this card outstanding! So Beautiful together! & who doesn’t love shaker cards!!! Makes me want to go take a walk through my Mom’s flower garden! Love it! Wonderful job on it! Big Crafty Hugs!

  16. Brenda Olvera

    Your Zinnias Shaker Card Is Absolutely Stunning!! Loving The Color Combination You Used And Especially The Vibrant Orange Color Of Your Flowers!!

  17. Gena L Krannig

    Wow Kathy, the colors in this card are so vibrant and gorgeous! My aunt always had a garden full of zinnias of every color. Heartfelt creations always comes out with such luscious papers don’t they? Your shaker elements are so beautiful, I love the little buttons in there and also your rhinestone embellishment. It reminds me of a fancy vintage button. I’m really enjoying your Fall creations! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  18. Theresa99

    Hey!!! I love this! Not only orange, but a shaker card. I want to make a shaker so bad. But, don’t have the stuff to go in it! I need to invest. Beautiful!!!!

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