Bluebirds and Hydrangeas Shaker Card

Heartfelt Creations Cottage Garden Collection Bluebirds and Hydrangeas Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

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Heartfelt Creations May 2020 Alumni Blog Hop:  Bluebirds and Hydrangeas Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Bluebirds and Hydrangeas Shaker Card is my offering for the Heartfelt Creations May 2020 Alumni Blog Hop.  The hop starts here!  You can visit all the blogs in the hop (the list is below) and leave a lovely comment to be entered into a drawing for a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card.  The hop runs until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, June 1st.  A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will win the prize.  I’ll announce the prize at the top of this post on Tuesday, June 2nd.  The winner will claim the prize by emailing within 72 hours of the announcement.  Please write “Winner of the May 2020 Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.  Now let’s get hopping!

Bluebirds and Hydrangeas Shaker Card: Creating the Card Base

What could be more perfect for a summery card than bluebirds and hydrangeas?  Here’s how to get this card started:

  • First create a  6 3/8″  square top fold card base from light blue cardstock.
  • Next mat a 6″ x 6″ card front on a slightly larger panel of light gray cardstock.
  • Now die cut 2 Decorative Pocket Accent pieces to line the top edge of the card.
  • Then trim away the pocket edge piece with your scissors
  • Place 1/8″ foam strips on the back of each die cut and adhere.
  • Place small gingham bows in the corners and top with flowers.
Bluebirds and Hydrangeas Shaker Card: Creating the Shaker Frame

  • Begin by die cutting the Decorative Circle Frame from cream cardstock.
  • Next, use the Circle Basics Large Die to cut Clear Cardstock.  Adhere the circle to the back side of the frame.
  • Now place 1/8″ foam strips around the circular frame.  I use 2 layers.
  • Fill the shaker frame with a sequin mix. Set aside carefully.
  • Use the circle die again to cut the center from a 6×6 card base.  Adhere this to the back of the  shaker frame so that the image will show through.
  • Now adhere dimensionals to the back of the shaker frame and adhere to the card base.
Bluebirds and Hydrangeas Shaker Card: Finishing Details

One of the things I love about Heartfelt Creations is how easy they make it to create a gorgeous card.  Because I was short on time, I did not stamp and color the flowers, birds and swag for this card.  I simply used the matching dies and cut them from the paper collection!  It took literally seconds to to this.

Then I shaped my hydrangea blossoms in the 3D Hydrangea Shaping Mold.  In just minutes I had dozens of beautiful blossoms.  Dab the petals lightly with Dries Clear Adhesive then dip in Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear to add a little glitter.  Then place a dot of Dries Clear Adhesive in the center of each blossom and fill with Ice Queen Prills.  All that is left to do now is arrange your gorgeous blooms on your card.  Easy peasy!

Bluebirds and Hydrangeas Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

Here’s a fun way to finish the inside of your card.  Use the Decorative Pocket Accents Die to create a tea bag pocket.  Then die cut a small hydrangea from the paper collection with the Fresh Cut Hydrangea Die.  Adhere just the stem and one leaf to the card base to form a tuck spot for a little note card.

On With the Hop

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KATHY (You are HERE)  ♥ Candy  ♥ Vicki  ♥ Amarilys  ♥ Lisa  ♥ Alissa OksanaEls

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You will find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.

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Other Products: Sequin Mix, Light Blue Micro Gingham Ribbon, Iridescent Metallic String, Cream Cardstock, Pearls from my stash.

36 thoughts on “Bluebirds and Hydrangeas Shaker Card

  1. Susan Steele

    This is such a beautiful shaker card Kathy! Luv the soft colors and plus bluebirds and hydrangeas….awesome together!!! And a sweet inside too! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Suzy Q

  2. Isabel Gonzalez

    Kathy, your card is like a breath of fresh air! I love the colors and the shaker is so pretty. The inside pocket is so sweet and dainty. I love, love this card!!! This is another masterpiece my dear Kathy!!!

    Hugs, my dear friend!!!

  3. Gena L Krannig

    What a sweet, beautiful card, Kathy! Hydrangeas are another one of my favorite flowers. So bold and beautiful! This is such a lovely collection. Heartfelt creations never fails with their designs. And look at those darling little birdies! I really love that lattice work border. It adds so much interest and beauty to a card. And of course your shaker elements match everything so beautifully. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  4. lynn legge

    ohh kathy this scrumptious card is so delicate and my favorite of all the cards shown…this color scheme and the beautiful flowers are just perfect…. what beautiful shaped blooms
    i love love it
    have a blessed sunday my friend

  5. Mary Holshouser

    Such an elegant and refined card.
    the riot of colors in the shaker looks
    like a field of many colors of flowers.
    Beautiful. thanks for sharing

  6. Elaine Clark

    Such a beautiful card, hydrangeas are one of my favorites since childhood, captivates the eye with your choices of colors and accents, gingham ribbon and the little love birds. It would be such a treat to receive a card this beautiful! What an eye for detail!

  7. Martie Rollin

    Heartfelt Creations continues to offer the BEST flower petal dies on the market! Love the easy use of Prills for the flower centers…very effective. Nice colors on the shaker filling. Smiles on this one, Kathy!

  8. Helen Budz

    Have to start be saying…Blues, yay! Showing how to combine so many of the HC products to create this shaker card gives me so many new ideas. The card is beautiful–with those delightful little bow and flower pieces. The colors of your shaker elements are a perfect match for the HC papers. Just love everything about this card, Kathy. tfs-Hugs. Stay well and on with the blog hop!

  9. sharon gullikson

    The blues are GORGEOUS!! They really scored when they chose this color for this line of papers. I LOVE the birds, too. We have Western Bluebirds here in CA, and I LOVE to see them. Your shaker card is so fancy and pretty. Wonderful job, as always :)

  10. Ginni Simonson

    Thank you for this card and instructions. I have made several of your cards in the past and have had great fun making them.

  11. MaryH.

    Isn’t it wonderful that Heartfelt Creations matches everything and makes it so easy for the crafter no matter what your experience level and the results are show stoppers. And, if you want to take it to another level you can always cut your own flowers and make them yourself. Their papers are exquisite. Appreciate your eye for color, pattern and detail embellishments.

  12. Cynthia Pryor

    I love the colors in your card. I also love the way Heartfelt Creations makes it easy with the papers matching the dies and stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Laurie Quick

    OMGOSH!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this shaker card. You did such a BEAUTIFUL job on it. I want this card.LOL

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