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Heartfelt Creations April 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Floral Shoppe Springtime Urn Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations April 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Springtime Floral Shoppe Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations April 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and runs through 11:55 PM on Monday, May 3rd 2021.  At that time, we will randomly choose a comment from a mystery blog to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card!  How exciting is that?  Be sure to check the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook Page on Wednesday May 5th because that is where the winner will be announced.  The winner will then have 72 hours to claim the prize. If you are the lucky winner, simply email [email protected]  and write “Winner of the April 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Floral Shoppe Springtime Folio

Have you had a chance to play with the fabulous Floral Shoppe Collection yet?  This is probably one of my all time favorite collections!  It’s just so easy to put together a beautiful project with these papers, stamps and dies.  I created a winter floral urn a few months ago, so I decided to make a Springtime urn for this hop.

Would you like to know my sneaky trick?  Instead of stamping each image and floral filler, simply die cut them from the paper pad!  So easy!  Then I just add a little Crystal Clear Glitter or Prills to the individual flowers using my Art Institute Dries Clear.  This creates wonderful dimension in a floral arrangement!

Delightful Daisies

Daisies are the perfect flower for springtime projects.  Here’s how I made these cheery yellow daisies.

  • First, stamp Delightful Daisies on Specialty Floral Paper using green ink.
  • Next, while the ink is still wet, heat emboss with clear powder.
  • Then swipe Distress Inks on a non-stick craft mat.  I chose to work with Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed.  Spritz the ink with a mister bottle until little beads of moisture form.  Then tap or swipe the stamped images through the ink.  Let them dry naturally, or gently dry with your heat gun if you are impatient like me.
  • Now die cut the Delightful Daisies with the matching die.
  • Shape the petals with the Golf Tool Shaping Kit.
  • Then fill the center of each flower with hot glue and glass beads.
Buttons and Bows

Wrap the spine of the folio with 1/4″ yellow gingham ribbon.  Tie a knot, then top it with a bow and a posy.  Leave the tails long, and adhere buttons along the length to add a playful feel to the project.

A Peek Inside

Add a blank card front and pocket to the inside of the card.  This gives you a great place to write a personal message, and tuck in a thoughtful gift.

TIP: Dress up a tea bag with a scrap of designer paper, then tuck in a little demitasse spoon to go with it.  You can do the same thing with a Ghiradelli Chocolate square.  Add a little honey stick, and your card is now a gift.

On With the Hop

Here’s the line up for the Heartfelt Creations April 2021 Alumni Hop.  I’ve had a sneak peek at some of these projects, and let me assure you…you are about to be amazed and inspired by the beautiful projects coming your way!

Kathy Clement – YOU ARE HERE

Carole Wright-  http://theprettypaperpatisserie.blogspot.com/2021/04/30th-april-heartfelt-creations-alumni.html

Alissa Wells –http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com/2021/04/cherry-blossom-retreat-heartfelt.html 

Candy Slabaugh – http://candyscreationsblog.blogspot.com/

Vicki Dutcher – https://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/search/label/Heartfelt%20Creations

Oksana Clegg – https://everydaycrafting.blogspot.com/

Monica Edwards –  http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/

Amarilys Doria – https://amadrian8.blogspot.com/search/label/Heartfelt%20Creations

Lisa Gregory – https://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/

Emily Niehaus – https://emmielouwho.blogspot.com/

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

To leave a comment on this post, please scroll back up to the top of this page and click on the blue “REPLIES” button. You will find it just under the title..  Thanks so much!

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Saluations All Occasion Card Kit for Button Farm Club

Echo Park Salutations Card Kit by Kathy Clement for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

Echo Park Salutations Card Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  I’m just popping in  very quickly today to announce the release of this Salutations All Occasion Card Kit for The Button Farm Club.  If you’ve ever wished for a stack of cheery all-occasion greeting cards, then I think you’re going to love this kit.  It was put together early in March, and I’ve been patiently waiting to share it with you all.

Salutations Shaker Card Echo Park by Kathy Clement for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

The idea behind this kit was to provide you with a bunch of quick and easy to make cards with fresh, fun interactive designs.  For example, look at the adorable shaker elements in this window card,

Salutations Easel Card Echo Park Salutations 1 by Kathy Clement for Button Farm Club

We’ll also make this cute easel card…and in no time flat!

Hello Fancy Fold Pop Up Card Echo Park Salutations 1 by Kathy Clement

Sometimes the fun is on the inside of a card design….

….like this fancy fold greeting.

Need a thank you card?

We’ve got you covered there, too!

Sneaky Tricks and Design Tips

Although these cards are quick and easy to make, the tutorial is filled with lots of my personal “sneaky tricks” and design tips.

These little details will help you take your card making from OK to “Oh, Wow!”

I’ll show you how to transform itty bitty scraps into stylish gift tags.

And just wait ’til you get a peek inside this darling little accordion folio!  Good things really do come in small packages!

Salutations All Occasion Card Kit Reveal on YouTube

If you’d like to take a closer look at all the cards and paper pretties that come in this kit, just watch this YouTube video reveal.

 

What’s in the Salutations All Occasion Card Kit?

This kit is loaded with lots of goodies …and you will have “leftovers” too!  Here’s what you’ll get in this versatile card kit:

There are  10 greeting cards, 1 mini folio, 3 dimensional gift tags, and 2 gift card enclosures packed into this adorable card kit.  In addition, you’ll receive a full-color printed Basic Guide and private links to the video tutorials for each card in the kit.  You can watch the videos whenever it is convenient for you to do so, and you can watch them as many times as you like.  Once you’ve completed the kit, you’ll have a lovely stash of extra paper pretties to play with on your own.  And, you’ll have several new techniques and card styles to add to your crafty resume!

Each kit contains:

  • 12 sheets of Echo Park Salutations One 12×12 Collection Kit (includes stickers)
  • 6 sheets of Salutations One color matched 12×12 Solids Cardstock
  • Salutations Ephemera Pack
  • 4 sheets of 12×12 white cardstock
  • 2 yards of white ribbon
  • 8.5 yards of white string
  • Little Birdie Pearl Pink Beaded Fancies
  • Little Birdie Moon Light Beaded Blossoms
  • 12 wooden buttons
  • 6 kraft doilies
  • 5” x 7” Window Envelope
  • Pink Floral Shaker Elements
  • Full Color Basic Written Guide
  • Links to private video tutorials

Once again, Laura has worked her magic, and the price for this kit is only $52.99.  I don’t know how she manages to bundle all these goodies together so reasonably, but aren’t we glad she does?

This is a limited kit release, and not part of my Quarterly Card Kit Club Subscription.  So if you want to add the cards, tips and techniques to your crafty toolbox, you will need to place the order quickly.

You can find out how to order the kit at The Button Farm Club.

As always, I’m humbled and grateful for the amazing support you’ve shown for these kits.  My goal for each one is to provide you with new content, new designs and lots of solid papercrafting fun and learning.

Personal Update

Because many of you asked me to keep you informed, I’m also adding a little personal update to this post.  As you are probably aware. my husband Dale had a mild heart attack on April 9th.  We are beyond grateful that we got to the hospital and received treatment very quickly.  One week ago today the heart team at WakeMed Hospital placed a stent in a completely blocked artery on the right hand side of his heart.  At that time they also discovered that one of the grafts from his open heart surgery had also completely closed.

At first, they told us we would have to come back in a couple of weeks for a second, more delicate, procedure.  But by Wednesday, when we were discharged, his cardiologist said that they felt the problem was fixed.  As long as he does not experience any chest pain or shortness of breath during normal activities, they are going to leave that tricky problem alone.  So thank you, Lord.

He is recovering beautifully.  No pain or shortness of breath.  He has a great appetite.  Everything seems to be healing up just as it should.   I am all caught up on sleep and laundry and I even vacuumed the house this morning!  Yay, for NORMAL!  I’m hoping that after this week, we will be able to fully relax and enjoy the life that the Lord has so graciously given us.  My heart is so very thankful!

So that’s all the news that’s fit to print!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Peter Rabbit’s Flower Garden for Throwback Thursday

Memory Place Peter's World Peter Rabbit's Flower Garden Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Peter Rabbit’s Flower Garden Spring Décor Card for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Spring has sprung, so for today’s Throwback Thursday, we’re going to pop in and pay a visit to Peter Rabbit’s Flower Garden.  This home décor style card is made with bits and bobs left over from my Memory Place Peter’s World paper collection.   You might remember the little Peter Cottontail Folio Kit I made a while back with these sweet papers.   I still love these classic images and vintage style patterns.

Peter Rabbit's Flower Garden by Kathy Clement Memory Place Peter's World Collection Photo 01

It turns out that Peter is quite the gardener!  Look at the gorgeous array of blossoms in his spring garden!  This 5 1/2″ square top fold card is all about dimension and texture.  I used some sneaky tricks to create a dimensional scene that pops off the page.

  • First, create a 5 1/2″ top fold card base.  Stitch a layer of patterned paper onto a 5 1/4″ square of white cardstock and adhere to the card base.
  • Now, fussy cut the image from patterned paper.  Leave the bottom edge intact.  Just trim around the sides, the flowers and peter’s upper body.
  • Next, tuck the script that was around  the edges of this panel behind Peter’s body.  If you attach this paper with foam dots, it creates that extra layer of dimension .
  • Now adhere the right hand edge of the leafy area to the right hand edge of your card base.  Don’t place any adhesive on the bottom or top…just the leafy area.
  • Then repeat this same step on the left.  When you adhere it to the card base, gently push it toward the center of the image to create a bowed effect.
  • Next place a leaves, hollyhocks, beaded grass and a large blossom behind Peter’s body.

Add the rest of your flowers.  Fussy cut the label and adhere with the same “bowed” technique.  And don’t forget to add some little blue buttons, as Peter has once again lost his.

The Bow Cluster

Tie a 3″ double loop bow from Blue Topaz Argyle Print Satin Ribbon.  Top it with a Baker’s Twine bow and another flower.  I found these cute charms in my stash and dangled them from the bow cluster.

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket to the inside of the card so you can tuck in a tag and a tea bag.

And there’s room on the tag to write a wee note.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, trick and ideas that you can use in your next card making adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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**Please note: Since Throwback Thursday posts feature older, retired collections and paper pretties from my stash, I may not always be able to  link to all supplies used.  Thanks for understanding!

  • Memory Place Peter’s World Paper Collection
  • Trims
  • Little Birdie Flowers
    • Elsie Moon Light Flowers (out of stock in Moon Light)
  • Charms from my stash (many of my charms are given to me as gifts, so I have no idea where they came from.  Check the Funkie Junkie Boutique, ButterBee Scraps and Hobby Lobby)

Peter Cottontail Slimline Tea Wallet

Memory Place Peter's World Slimline Tea Wallet Kathy Clement Photo 01

Bunny Week: Peter Cottontail Slimline Tea Wallet

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Bunny Week make is a super simple Peter Cottontail Slimline Tea Wallet Card. Once again, I am working with scraps from Memory Place “Peter’s World” paper collection. (Linked below).  Like all slimline cards, this one measures 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and is made from one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper.  This is a very quick and easy make, fun to give, and easily adaptable for any theme or occasion.

Peter Cottontail Slimline Tea Wallet Tips and Tricks

  • First, score an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of gray cardstock on the long side (landscape orientation) at 3 1/2″, 7″, and 10 1/2″.
  • Now fold along the scored lines to form a side opening slimline card base.
  • Next, machine stitch the focal image on a panel of  3″ x 8 1/8″ cream cardstock.  My panel of designer paper was about 2 3/4″ x 6″.
  • Then mat this cream panel on a slightly larger panel of light blue cardstock.
  • Now cut a scrap of the carrot pattern to fill in the gap between the focal image and the bottom of the cream cardstock.  Back this panel with foam tape or waste chipboard and adhere below the focal image.
  • Next  wrap half a doily around the left hand side of the cream panel.  Then decorate the card front with flowers and leaves from your stash.  I found another small doily (I think this is an ancient Prima embellishment) .
  • Locate the tab that we saved from yesterday’s post.  Tuck this between the layers on the right hand side of the card.  Affix a resin keyhole here. (Retired Melissa Frances resin)
  • Stamp a greeting on a small tab from the paper collection.
  • Add some burlap bows and your work is done!
A Peek Inside

Line the inside of the card as seen above.  Create a pocket from grey cardstock and adhere it over the 1/2″ flap on the right.  Tuck in some teas that match the paper collection.  Then hold everything together with a lovely little binder clip.

That’s it!  You could easily substitute chocolate for the tea, or mix it up if you prefer.

I have one last bunny project to share with you all tomorrow for Throwback Thursday.  I saved the best for last!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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** Please note.  Many of the items used in today’s project have been in my stash a long time.  I will link to the products I can still find below.  You can substitute goodies from your stash for the other items.

Peter Cottontail Tea Party Card

Peter Cottontail Tea Party Card Memory Place Peter's World by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Bunny Week: Peter Cottontail Tea Party Card

Hello, Friends!  I’m getting this Peter Cottontail Tea Party Card out a bit late this morning.  I decided at the last minute to make this Bunny Week on the blog.  On Sunday, I shared a Country Bunny card, and I have 2 other bunny cards in the queue.  It’s spring, after all, and   time to break out the bunnies!

This simple 5 1/2″ square card is all about the embellishments and trims.

  • First, stitch a 5×5 panel of Memory Place Peter’s World paper to a slightly larger grey mat.
  • Next, mat this on a slightly larger cream mat.
  • Now, wrap the base of the card with velvet trim and a layer of pink micro gingham ribbon.
  • Adhere button in the center of a mini doily and attach on the left.
  • Then add some Prima crystals on the right.
  • Create a flower cluster with Little Birdie Marina Amor Mio roses.
  • Tie a triple loop pink micro gingham bow and tuck under the flower cluster.
  • Attach a tag in the right hand corner of the card.  Then add a teapot charm and a bitty teaspoon charm to bring the tag to life.  Top with a flower.

TIP: Use a 1/2″ circle punch on the little buttons from the 6×6 paper pack.  Top the buttons with a layer of Glossy Accents.  Then sprinkle them very lightly with Crystal Clear Glitter.  Set aside to dry.  Then back with foam dimensionals and adhere above the flower cluster.

A Peek Inside

Here are a couple of easy tips that will add interest to the interior of your card.  Since I am working with scraps, I have to get creative in the way I cover a card.

  • First, make a “short” paper panel work for you by turning it into a pocket.  The height of these two scraps was fine…but the width was short!  So I adhered the narrow scrap to the card base first.
  • Next, use an oval die to cut a decorative opening in the top layer.  Position the die so that the pretty floral border is not eliminated.  Save the cut out piece for later use.  (You’ll see what I did with this tomorrow!)
  • Now adhere the top, bottom and side of the top layer to the card base, forming a pocket. Then tuck a tea bag and tag into the opening.
  • Create a little pocket decoration by adhere the sides and bottom of a ticket.  Then tuck an even smaller ticket inside the pocket.

These simple tricks help to stretch out a well-loved and much-used paper collection.  You can get quite a few more cards made, and liberate papers that are languishing away in the Closet of Shame.

Were these ideas and tips helpful?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

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