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Heartfelt Creations February 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations February 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Lush Lilac Hanging Pocket Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations February 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues through Monday, March 1st at 11:55PM EST.

We have a wonderful hop lined up for you this month, filled with lots of tips, tricks and “rt from the heart”  inspiration from our amazing Alumni Team!  Be sure to visit each blog in the list.  Why?  Because one sweet comment from a mystery blog will be randomly selected to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card!  Now that is something to get excited about!

The winner of the gift card will be announced at the top of this blog post on Wednesday, March 3rd.  Heartfelt Creations will also announce the winner on their blog and Facebook page at that time.  If you are the winner, claim your prize by emailing [email protected] within 72 hours of the announcement.  Please write “Winner of the Heartfelt Creations February 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Now, let’s get this party started!

Lush Lilac Hanging Pocket Card

The cold February weather has me dreaming of springtime.  So I broke out my Lush Lilac collection and welcomed Spring into my studio!   This little creation is part card, part tag, part wall hanging.  I call it a hanging pocket card.  Here’s how it comes together.

  • First, mat a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of Lush Lilac paper on slightly larger panels of green white and lavender cardstock.

  • Next, fussy cut the corner from the tag collage patterned paper.  Follow the natural lines created by the images.
  • Now cut the ledger paper design away from the corner.  Fussy cut around the lilac stem as seen in this photo.
  • Then score 1/2″ flaps on the left hand side and the bottom of the corner to form a pocket.

  • Adhere the ledger behind the pocket as seen in this photo.
  • Now machine stitch the pocket onto the hanging pocket card base.
  • Die cut a decorative tag from the paper collection.  Mat on cardstock. Top with ribbons and tuck into the pocket.
  • Layer a ticket and tag image in the left hand corner of the card front.
Lush Lilac Blooms

  • Now die cut a big pile of lilac blossoms from the paper collection using the Lush Lilac Die.
  • Then run the petals through the Lush Lilac 3-D shaping mold to add texture and dimension to the blossoms.
  • Spray the petals with Lavender Fields Glimmer Mist, or sponge with ink, if desired.
  • Then use a small stylus to create a little well in the center of each blossom
  • Next, fill the centers with Prills and arrange over the designer paper as seen here.
  • Stamp, die cut and shape Leafy Foliage and add to the floral displays.
The Flip Side

Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac Hanging Pocket Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

 

Decorate the back side of the hanging pocket card with more designer papers.  Create a box style pocket (tutorial HERE) .

Then use your tags dies to create a sweet little shaker tag to tuck in the pocket.  Create a border along the top edge of the hanging pocket card with ribbon and fancy trim.  Then add a small hanger to the top.  (This hanger is retired Melissa Frances.)

It’s really fun to make a card that doubles as a gift and as home décor!  I definitely had a sunnier outlook on life after playing with all these lovely papers and supplies!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what my teammate Vicki has in store for you.  You’ll find the entire hop list below.

Kathy (You are HERE)

Vicki   ♥  Amarylis Monica   ♥ Candy   ♥  Alissa 

♥  Carole  ♥ Lisa Oksana   Emily 

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2021 Blog Hop

Stamperia Hortensia Framed Card Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Orchid Floral Fantasy Card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2021 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Ginny’s amazing blog.  Today’s Orchid Floral Fantasy Card is brought to you by the February 2021 Ribbon Club Assortment.

How much do we love this Pastel Stash Builder Assortment?  So many colors to choose from!  The Light Orchid Checkerboard Satin and 3/8″ Purple Plaid Ribbons   caught my eye right away. That’s because I’ve been itching to play with these new Stamperia Papers!

Orchid Floral Fantasy Card

Nothing makes me happier than having a perfect ribbon color match for a card!  Here are some tips and tricks I used while making this card.

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from orchid cardstock.
  • Next, mat a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ panel of floral design paper from Stamperia Hortensia on purple and white cardstock.
  • Now fussy cut the image of the lady from the paper pack.  Back with a double layer of dimensionals to make the image pop off the page.
  • Then cut a post card from the paper collection.  Adhere the image to the postcard and add to the card base.
  • Frame the image with a Reneabouquet’s Lavendar Lilac Heart Frame.
  • Now tie a triple loop bow with Light Orchid Satin Ribbon.  Adhere in the corner of the heart frame.  Top with a loopy iridescent string bow.

Next you just need to scatter flowers and butterflies everywhere.

A little snipped of Purple Plaid ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.

A Peek Inside

Use more Light Orchid Satin Ribbon inside the card as a closure for the flap element.

Tie a little journaling tag on with a bit of Purple Plaid Ribbon.

Now you’ve got room to add photos inside the card, which turns it into a sort of folio.

Fill a pocket with a note card and little treats and your work is done!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you.   Then be sure to finish up over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog so you can answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  Your name will be entered in the drawing to win your very own February Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’re not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join!  You can find out all about it and sign up HERE.

Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders February 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders Club Kits Blog Hop February 2021 Kaisercraft Flower Shoppe Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Spellbinders February 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders February 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Jennifer Snyder’s blog.  This month I am working with the Amazing Paper Grace Bella Diamante Club Kit.  There is just so much to love about this beautiful set of intricate dies.  As a cardmaker, I appreciate that it fits my “go to” 5″ x 7″ cards as well as smaller cards.  I’ve used it as to make a shaker card, and I also love it as an elegant lacy background on this pretty spring card.

Peach Roses, Butterflies and Lacy Layers

Here’s how this I used this versatile die in this card creation.

  • First,  die cut the scalloped frame from both pink foil and white cardstock.
  • Then layer the two frames together, staggering them slightly so that the pink foil created a sort of drop shadow effect.
  • Now,  die cut the inner diamond from both pink foil and white cardstock.
  • Next, adhere the pink foil over the white cardstock to create the opposite effect.  Back this layer with foam adhesive to pop it up above the background lace.
  • Then add butterflies, sentiment, flowers, buttons and ribbon to complete the card.
A Peek Inside

Carry the butterfly and roses theme to the inside of the card with patterned papers and ephemera bits.  Add pockets to hold a little notecard, tea bag, and gift card pocket.  So simple, but so effective!

Spellbinder’s $50 Gift Card Giveaway

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, February 14th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.

On With the Hop!

Now let’s get hopping!  First, stop by Jean Manis’  blog and see what paper pretties she has in store for you.  Then hop on down the rest of the list for even more inspiration.  Be sure to finish up over on the Spellbinders Blog.  Leave a comment to enter the drawing for the $50 gift card.

Spellbinders Blog

Tina Smith

Becca Feeken

Becky Roberts

Carrie Rhoades

Bibi Cameron

Sandra Nagel

Jackie Pasko

Sandi MacIver

Laurie Willison

Jill Hilliard

Marie Heiderscheit

Jennifer Snyder

Kathy Clement

Jean Manis

Sheri Holt

Annie Williams

Yasmin Diaz

Betty Wright

Melody Rupple

Jenny Colacicco

Hussena Calcuttawala

Mindy Eggen

Emily Midgett

Virginia Lu

Emily Leiphart

Joy Baldwin

Ilina Crouse

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use with your own Spellbinders February 2021 Club Kits.

If you are not subscribed to Spellbinder Club Kits, you can find information about all of them HERE.

Subscribe to the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit HERE.  The Bella Diamante Die will be in your first kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations January 2021 Alumni Hop

The Heartfelt Creations January 2021 Alumni  hop is now closed.  The winner is Theresa99, randomly chosen from Lisa’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations Floral Shoppe Urn Box Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations January 2021 Alumni Hop: Floral Shoppe Urn Tea Party in a Box Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations January 2021 Alumni Hop!  This is your first stop on this inspirational blog hop with the HC Alumni Design Team.  The hop will continue until 11:55 PM EST on Monday, February 1st.  Then we will randomly select a comment from a mystery blog to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  So you will want to hop along with us and leave a sweet comment on each of the blogs listed below.  The winner of the hop will be announced at the top of this blog post and on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, February 3rd.  Now, let’s get the inspiration flowing!

Floral Shoppe Urn Tea Party in a Box

Heartfelt Creations Floral Shoppe Urn Tea Party in a Box Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for the January 2021 Alumni Hop Photo 01

My inspiration piece for the January 2021 Alumni Hop is this Floral Shoppe Urn Tea Party in a Box Card.  Although it looks difficult to make, it’s actually a very simple, straightforward creation.  The trick?  Use the cut apart images in the Floral Shoppe paper collection to make the floral fillers and planter for this gorgeous card.  That’s right!  Each Floral Shoppe Paper Pad has 4 sheets of floral fillers and urns that are sized to fit the Floral Shoppe Dies.  What could be easier?

Tips and Tricks

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make your unique version of this card.

  • First, die cut 2 urn bases from the paper collection.  Lightly shade the edges with Distress Ink. (I used Faded Jeans Distress Ink since I was working with the blue background.) Then layer the urns together with foam tape.  Place the tape along the sides and base of both urns so you can tuck your flowers and fillers behind and between them.  This creates lots of lovely dimension.
  • Next, apply Rajni Chawla Crystal Clear Glitter to some of the berries and stems.  Use Dries Clear Adhesive for the best results.
  • Now, add some texture and dimension with Dries Clear Adhesive and an assortment of Prills.
  • Allow some of the foliage and berries to hang down the front of the urn to give it a more organic look.  Simply bend the stems and adhere behind the urn layers to achieve this effect.
  • Save time by using a mix of pre-made flowers (Small Wild Rose and Lush Lilac) in your floral arrangement.  I always make extra flowers and store them in little boxes for future use.
Tea Party in a Box

There’s a tea party for 1 waiting inside this pretty card!  The top half of the 6×6 card base is a little photo folio.

Score a 10″ x 5 3/4″ panel of designer paper at 2 1/4″ and again at 8″.  Fold along the scored lines and adhere to the card base.  Then select 2 card front images and adhere over the flaps.

Create a pocket from a border strip and fill it with a little note card and simple bookmark.  You can write your personal greetings on the flaps, or add photos to really personalize your creation.

Create a box style pocket on the bottom half of the card.  (A pocket-making tutorial can be found HERE).  Then fill the pocket with an assortment of treats to make a tea party for one.  Once the treats are consumed, the pocket is a great storage spot for additional photos!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what inspiration Vicki has in store for you.  Here’s the entire lineup for the Heartfelt Creations January 2021 Alumni Hop:

Kathy (You are here) ♥ Vicki   ♥ Amarilys  ♥ Carole  ♥ Lisa  ♥ Candy Monica

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

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Christmas Cardinals Elegant Gateway Card

This hop is now closed.  The randomly chosen winner is Mary Holshouser selected from my blog.

Christmas Cardinals Elegant Gateway Card by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations Christmas Cardinals Elegant Gateway Card for the Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!   This Christmas Cardinals Elegant Gateway Card is my inspiration project for the Heartfelt Creations December 2020 Alumni Hop.  Decked out in frosty blues and glittering die cut layers, adorned with vibrant poinsettias and a jolly jingle bell, it’s very merry, indeed!

This 5″ x 7″ shaped card is made with the Scalloped Flourish Gateway Die and the Festive Winterscapes Paper Collection.  Although it may look complicated, it is actually a very simple card to make.

How to Make a Christmas Cardinals Elegant Gateway Card

Here’s how to create the 5″ x 7″ shaped card base:

  • First, fold a 12×12 sheet of white cardstock in half.  The fold should be on the left hand side.
  • Next, place the largest Scalloped Flourish die on the folded paper.  The cutting edge of the die should hang slightly over the fold so that it will not cut the paper.
  • Now run the die and the paper through your cutting machine.  You will end up with a side fold card base.
  • Then cut patterned paper with the same die and adhere to the card base.
  • Next, Die cut the scallop and inserts from silver glitter paper.  Remove the center panel and save it for use elsewhere. Adhere the die cuts to the card base.
  • Now die cut the cardinal image from patterned paper using the center frame die without the insert in place.  Pop this up on foam tape and adhere as seen and adhere in the center of the card.

Die cut a tag from the paper collection.  Attach it to a white glittered clothespin and decorate with novelty buttons.

Festive Poinsettias

Make the poinsettias like this:

  • First, use Versamark Ink to stamp the poinsettia layers on red glimmer paper.
  • Next, heat emboss the petals with white embossing powder.
  • Stamp a second set of poinsettia layers with green ink.
  • Die cut all the layers with the matching Poinsettia die.
  • Then shape the layers in the 3-D Poinsettia Mold.
  • Layer together , offsetting the petals.
  • Now punch a small hole in the center of the white stamped poinsettia.  I use a Crop-a-Dile punch to do this.
  • Insert stamens in the center of the white poinsettias.
  • Fill the centers of the other flowers with Prills.

Here’s a video tutorial I made a while ago showing you how to  make several different styles of poinsettias.

A Peek Inside

Finish the inside of the card with  a pair of pockets.  Adhere 3 sides of a card front to make a little tea bag pocket.  Tuck a gift card wallet in the pocket on the left.

Create a shaped gift card wallet for the larger pocket.  Simply die cut cardstock with the large frame die.  Then fold to form a pocket on the back side.

On With the Hop!

This hop is open until 11:55PM on Monday, December 21st.  A random comment from a mystery blog will be selected to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card .  The winner will be announced at the top of this blog and on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, December 23rd.  If you are the lucky winner, contact [email protected] within 72 hours.  Please write “Winner of the December 2020 Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your message.

Now let’s hop!

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥  Kerry ♥  Vicki  ♥  Amarilys  ♥  Candy  ♥

Alissa  ♥ EmilyOksana   ♥  Carole 

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure!

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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