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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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Meowy Christmas Shaker Card

Meowy Christmas Shaker Card Stamperia Make a Wish Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Meowy Christmas Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  This whimsical little Meowy Christmas Shaker Card features Stamperia’s Make a Wish Paper Collection and some lovely goodies from Reneabouquets. I made it for our sweet next door neighbors who are cat parents.  Their kitties are featured regularly on Instagram, so I thought they should be represented on their Christmas card this year.

This is a pretty basic 5″ x 7″ top fold card with a kraft cardstock base.  Machine stitch around the maid paper panel.  Add a decorative stitch on the border accent and you are half way home.  Back a Reneabouquets Holly Berry Wreath with clear cardstock and foam tape, fill it with a mix of buttons, beads and sequins and that job is done, too. Die cut the cant directly from the paper pad using a circle die.  Then center it and adhere on the back of the wreath.

Heat emboss the chipboard sentiment with Antique Gold Embossing Enamel.  Then adhere it in the center of a really big Prima blossom.  Tuck in a pretty organza bow, some Christmas Greenery and holly leaves.  The vintage wooden candy cane came from a booth at a local flea market.  I wish I had a hundred of these sweet embellishments but, alas, this was the very last one in my stash.

A Peek Inside

Finish the card with a designer paper panel and a pocket, of course!

Then tuck in a couple of chocolate snowmen and a little note card.  There’s something joyous about these vibrant, non-traditional papers that speaks to my love of color, pattern and design.  And above all, it was fun to make!

Right now I’m working on the next Button Farm Club Card Kit, which will be released next week.  So if I’m a little bit absent, you will know it is because I am busy at my work desk, editing photos, making video tutorials and writing out directions for that project.  I can’t wait to show you what I’m up to!

Friday is the date for the very last Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop of 2020!  And after that I will be doing a year-end round up of my favorite projects from 2020.  This tough old year is waning, and a bright New Year is on the horizon.  That is something to celebrate!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Holly Jolly Snowman Shaker Card

Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Snowman Wreath Shaker Card Carta Bella Christmas by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Holly Jolly Snowman Shaker Card with Carta Bella Christmas Collections

Hello, Friends!  Let’s kick the week off with this Holly Jolly  Snowman Shaker Card.  I dare you not to smile when you look at this cheery paper confection!  It’s made with scraps from various Carta Bella Christmas collections, including the scrap background I demoed in THIS Throwback Thursday video tutorial.

Christmas Magic with Reneabouquets

I dug deep into my stash of Reneabouquets paper pretties to make this festive card.  The flowers, snowman, snowflakes and wreath are all from Renea’s lovely shop.  Adding them to this card was pure Christmas Magic!

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ card base with black cardstock.
  • Then create a mat from 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ white cardstock.
  • Next, paper piece 4 1/2″ wide panels of  Carta Bella Christmas papers to cover the mat.
  • Now, locate the scrap panel mentioned above.
  • Use a wood grain stencil and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink over the scrap panel.
  • Then apply crackle texture paste through the stencil. Set the panel aside to dry.

While the stenciled panel is drying, you can work on the other details of the card.  You can just barely see the stenciled panel in this photo.  But trust me, it adds a lot of lovely texture to the finished card.

Now you can turn the printed Beautiful Board (linked below) into a shaker frame.  Fill it with Buttons Galore Merry and Bright Sprinkletz and Merry Mimosa Doo Dadz.

Add sparkle and texture to the Beautiful Board Snowman with a little Dries Clear Adhesive and Stampendous Shaved Ice glitter.

Then brush Reneabouquets Poinsettias with a little chalk paint to add a frosty edge.  Heat emboss some Reneabouquets snowflakes with embossign powder and tuck them into floral cluster.

Finally, tie everything together with some beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon.

A Peek Inside

You can see how I paper pieced the Tea Party in a Box together inside this card.  It’s amazing how much mileage you can get out of your scraps of designer paper.

Those little bits and bobs of paper are perfect for wrapping up the goodies tucked inside!

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Would You Like to Build a Snowman Shaker Card

Stamperia Traditional Christmas Snowman Shaker Card Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop: Snowman Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Don’t you just love this Snowman Shaker Card?  It’s my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop!  You should be coming here from Ginny’s gorgeous blog.  The Winter Woodland Ribbon Assortment is extra gorgeous this month.  I liked them all so much that I ended up using three selections on this sweet Snowman Shaker Card.  Take a peek:

Would You Like to Build a Snowman Shaker Card?

This 5″ x 7″ top fold shaker card is basically one layer of Stamperia’s Classic Christmas paper layered with ribbons and topped with a Reneabouquets Snowflake Frame and Beautiful Board.  Here’s how to build the card front:

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from kraft cardstock.
  • Then machine stitch a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of Stamperia paper to a slightly larger panel of deep red cardstock.
  • Place 1/2″ Scor-tape along the bottom edge of this panel, then adhere Sherry Diamond Satin Ribbon over it.
  • Next, place a 1/4″ strip of Scor-tape in the center of the Sherry Diamond Satin Ribbon and adhere a strip of the 3/8″ Bird Print Satin over it.
  • Now heat emboss the Reneabouquets Decorative Snowflake Frame with WOW! Dazzling Diamonds Embossing Powder.
  • Then die cut a circle from clear cardstock and adhere to the back of the frame.
  • Next, place 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips on the back of the frame.
  • Place your sequin mix in the area where you plan to adhere the frame.  Then remove the tape liner and press the frame in place.
  • Place foam tape on the back of Jack’s Snowman Beautiful Board and adhere to the shaker frame.
The Bow Cluster

Use your Zutter Bow-it-All Tool to tie a 3″ double loop bow from Sherry Diamond Satin Ribbon.  Adhere in the left hand corner of the snowflake frame.  Tie jingle bells together with White Iridescent Metallic string and adhere to the knot of the bow.  Then tie a double loop bow with the string and adhere over it.  Top with a poinsettia and holly leaves.

Finish the card by adhering a chipboard sentiment over the ribbon border.  Then adhere flat back pearls around the snowflake frame.

A Peek Inside

I was on the tail end of this pretty paper collection, so I had to do some creative paper piecing inside this card.  This led to a new style of pocket on the top and a layered pocket flap on the bottom.

Here’s a look at the goodies inside this pretty card.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you.   Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, then pop on over to the RRR Blog to answer Bonnie’s question of the month. One lucky comment will be randomly chosen to receive a free Winter Woodland Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’re not a member of the Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join.  You’ll receive your very own monthly Ribbon Club assortment each month.  It’s like getting a Christmas present in the mail every month of the year.  Find out how to sign up HERE.

I hope I 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.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Winter Botanic Christmas Card

Stamperia Winter Botanic Christmas Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Stamperia Winter Botanic Christmas Card

Hello, Friends!  Evergreens take center stage on this Stamperia Winter Botanic Christmas Card.  Is there anything more beautiful than snow covered pine branches?  Or anything more fragrant than freshly cut pine boughs?  I think not.

Stamperia Winter Botanic Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

I’ve adorned this 5″ x 7″ card folio with luxurious satin ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Club Assortment.

Tan Checkerboard Satin Ribbon adds elegance to this Winter Botanic Paper from Stamperia.

TIP: Layer 3/8″ Pine Cone Satin Ribbon over 1/2″ Brown/Cream Tartan Plaid ribbon to add another layer of texture and pattern to the card design.

TIP: Create dimension, texture and shine with a snowflake ornament layer behind the focal image.  Heat emboss a chipboard snowflake with Antique Gold Embossing Enamel. Then cut the snowflake in half and use as a border along the right hand side of the card.

A bit of Natural Burlap String adds rustic charm to the pine cone baubles suspended from the sentiment stick.

A Peek Inside

What do you do when designer paper features a gorgeous wintry scene that is too wide for your card base?

Score in a flap!  Now you can see the entire scene.  Plus you can use the flap as a hiding spot for a chocolate treat!

Create a little gift card wallet from your scraps.  It tucks perfectly into the pocket along with a journal card from the paper collection.  Add a photo or a personal note to the back side of the journal card.

Many of us are mailing gifts this year.  This little gift card wallet makes the presentation really special.

I hope I’ve shared some trips, 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.

Would you like to see more projects made with this lovely collection?  Please click HERE.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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