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Heartfelt Creations August 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations August 2022 Alumni Blog Hop by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations August 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Autumn Seasonal Wreath Down on the Farm

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations August 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, August 29th.  At that time, we will randomly select the winner of a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift card from the comments left on a mystery blog in the hop.  So be sure to leave some sweet words on each blog in the hop this month!

Heartfelt Creations is also offering a $25 gift card for a randomly selected comment left on their blog!  You can always find a wonderful tutorial over on the HC blog, so be sure to stop by and say hello.

Winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE on Wednesday, August 31st.  If you are one of the happy winners, you have 72 hours to claim your prize.  Simply email socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us. Please write “Winner of the August 2022 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line of your email.  

Now let’s get this blog hop started!

Down on the Farm Seasonal Wreath

Heartfelt Creations Down on the Farm Seasonal Wreath by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

My inspiration project this month is this warm and cozy greeting card folio.  I’ve combined the Autumn Wreath Accents Seasonal Wreath Dies with sunny patterns from the Down on the Farm Paper Pad.  This was such a fun and easy card to make, thanks to a few sneaky tricks!

Heartfelt Creations Down on the Farm Seasonal Wreath Autumn Accents Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

First, cut your flowers, owls, apples, pumpkins and foliage direct from the paper pad.  The Autumn Wreath Accent Dies line up perfectly with the images in the pad.  There’s no stamping and no coloring involved.  What a time saver!

Next, cut 2 layers of the seasonal wreath from green patterned paper on the reverse side of the Down on the Home paper pad.  Once again, no need to stamp or color.  Place 1/8″ foam strips between the two wreath layers to create plenty of depth and dimension.

Now swipe some Distress Ink (Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin and Tea Dye) on a non–stick craft sheet.  Spritz the ink with a mister bottle until small beads of color form.  Then swipe or tap the die cut flowers and foliage into the ink to add a little custom coloring.  It only takes a second, and it looks sooo good!

Finally, layer the flower petals together and fill the centers with Gourd-Jus Prills.  Then add dots of Dries Clear Adhesive to the wheat and sprinkle with I’m A-Maized Prills to add extra texture.

Now you can have fun building the layers on your prepared wreath.  It’s just like flower arranging, only with paper!

A Peek Inside

It’s easy to add a pocket to the bottom half of your card.  Simply cut your paper panel about 2 1/2″ longer than the size of your card base.  Then score the paper, fold at the score line and add gussets to the sides to form a pocket. The top half of the card becomes a mini folio.  We’ll talk about that in a minute.

Pockets provide a great spot to tuck in a little tea wallet, honey stick, mini folio and vintage demitasse spoon.  

Here’s how to create the mini folio on the top of the card.

First, cut a liner for the top of the card.  Since my card is 6×6, I cut my liner to measure 5 3/4″ square.

Next, score a 1/2″ flap on the left hand side of 2 more panels of Down on the Farm paper.  Fold the flaps behind the liner paper and glue onto the card base.  Dress up a paper clip with a banner flag cut from a scrap of pretty paper.  You can add a little pocket and tag behind one of the flap pages as I did here.  or, you can leave the page blank for a photo.

These quick and easy additions to a card turn it into a wonderful gift.

On With the Hop

The next stop in this hop is Vicki’s lovely blog. I’ve added the complete blog hop list below.

Kathy (You are HERE)  ♥ Vicki   ♥ Bozena Amarilys’ CreationsAlissa MonicaLynn GloriaCandyHeartfelt Creations

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

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations July 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations July 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Christmas in July Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations July 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, July 31st.  I hope you are ready for a big dose of crafty inspiration, because the Alumni Team has sooo many beautiful projects lined up for you this month!

Be sure to visit each blog in the hop, and leave a sweet comment behind, because one comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card.  Oh, and did I mention that everyone who comments on the Heartfelt Creations blog will be eligible to win a second $25 gift card?  That’s right!  You have two opportunities to win a shopping spree!

Winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK page on Wednesday, August 3rd.  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us. Please write “winner of the July Alumni Hop in the subject line of your message.  

Now, let’s get this hop started with a little Christmas in July, shall we?

Snowy Pines Christmas in July Shaker Card

Heartfelt Creations Snowy Pines Shaker Card Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Poinsettia Clusters French Courtyard by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Can you say “Pretty Pink Poinsettias” three times real fast?  I had such fun making this card, my friends!   Snowy Pines is one of my all time favorite Christmas collections!  And making this 6×6 shaker card is much easier than you might think.  Here’s how:

  • First create a 6×6 top fold card base from white cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 6×6 panel of the green pattern paper from Snowy Pines.
  • Then cut a slightly smaller panel of the green plaid pattern.  Distress the edges lightly and adhere over the first panel.
  • Now, cut out both of the 6×6 snowman card fronts.  Trim away the outer frames until you have only the inner frame and image left.
  • Next, use the Large Basic Circles die to cut out the image in one of these panels. This will be your shaker frame.  Put the die cut center back  in your stash for later use.  Use the 2nd panel as the backing for your shaker frame.
  • Now adhere a square of clear cardstock to the back of your shaker frame with Dries Clear.
  • Then place 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips on the back of the frame.
  • Next, fill the frame with your shaker elements.  Then line up the back of the frame and press it over the foam strips to seal.
  • Layer this shaker frame over the die cut French Courtyard die. Now you’re almost done!
Making the Poinsettias

Nothing says “Christmas” like a cluster of beautiful poinsettias!  Unless it’s a cluster of pink poinsettias with frosty jingle bells peeping out!

I’ve combined two different poinsettia dies in this cluster.  The larger poinsettias with the white veins are made with the Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Dies.  These were stamped on on white cardstock with Versamark Ink, then heat embossed with Shabby White embossing powder. This embossing power has gold flecks in it, which lends a subtle sparkle to the finished flowers. Next,  spray the petals with pink mist and shaped them with the matching mold.  After that, layer up the petals.  Finally, fill the centers with some pretty glass beads.

The smaller poinsettias are made with Poinsettia Clusters and Holly stamps and dies.  This time, stamp the poinsettias on white cardstock with Olive Archival Ink.  Then sponge Spun Sugar Distress Ink onto the petals. Now die cut the petals.  Next, mist with water, and run through the shaping mold.  After that, brush each flower with Dries clear and dip into Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear. Finally, fill the centers with Maize Prills.

Embellish your card with some pretty pink ribbon and rustic white twine as a finishing touch. Paint jingle bells with white paint, then dip in white embossing powder to achieve a frosty effect.  Tie these onto white twine and tuck into the flower cluster.

A Peek Inside

Create a pocket with one of the cute border strips.  Then tuck in a little note card/gift card wallet.

If you tuck in some Holiday Tea, a honey stick and a mini candy cane, you’ve just turned your card into a gift!

On With the Hop

Now amp up your crafty mojo as you hop along to all the other wonderful blogs.  Here is the blog hop order.

Kathy (You are HERE) Vicki  ♥ Amarilys ♥ Bozena Lynn  Alissa  LisaCandy  ♥  Gloria  ♥ Monica  ♥ Heartfelt Creations

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

To leave a comment on this blog, please click on the REPLY button that is located right below the blog title.  Or you can scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post and add your comment there.

Thanks for stopping by!  I know  you are going to enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations June 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations June 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Rustic Sunflower Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations June 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, June 27th.  You will want to visit each Alumni Team blog in the hop for lots of crafty inspiration, tips and tutorials.  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog because Heartfelt Creations is giving away a $25 gift card to one randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog.  Comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog for a chance to win a SECOND $25 gift card!  What a great way to start the weekend!

The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE on Wednesday, June 27th.  Winners can claim their prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us within 72 hours of the announcement.  If you are the winner, please write “Winner of the June Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.  You can find a linked list of all the blogs in the hop below.  Now let’s get this party started!

Rustic Sunflower Shaker Card

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Shaker Card Elegant Pocket Accents by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

Sunflowers are blooming everywhere in North Carolina, so I felt inspired to dig out my Rustic Sunflower goodies to make this cheery shaker card.

  • First, trim a 6×6 card front to measure 5 1/2″ square. Stitch around the yellow border on the 6×6 card front.
  • Now, die cut the center image from a 6×6 card front in the Rustic Sunflower Paper Pad.  This is easy to do if you use the largest Basic Circles Die. Adhere the image to a 5 3/4″ panel of bright yellow cardstock so that it lines up with the opening in the frame.
  • Next, adhere clear cardstock to the back side to create the shaker window and place 3 layers of foam tape around the edges.
  • Place your shaker elements in the center of the die cut circle image. Remove the liner from the foam tape.  Now carefully center the frame over the image and press in place.
  • Use the Rustic Sunflower dies to cut flowers from the paper pad.  Brush with Wild Honey Distress Ink, spritz lightly with water and run through the shaping mold.
  • Now layer flowers together.  Fill the centers with hot glue and glass beads.
  • Die cut the Elegant Pocket Accent from cream cardstock,  Then die cut just the frame from turquoise paper.  Layer the accent piece over the turquoise base and adhere on the top of the card.
  • Arrange flowers, tags, and embellishments as seen in the photo.
A Peek Inside

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Shaker Card interior by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

I like to turn my cards into gifts by adding a pocket and some sweet tuck ins.

Here’s a little tea/gift card wallet and bookmark/tag to sweeten up the inside of this card.

There’s room to write a note inside, too.  Don’t forget to tuck in a honey stick to sweeten the tea!

On With the Hop

Here’s the complete list of all the blogs in this hop:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Amarilys ♥ Alissa ♥ GloriaLynn ♥ Bozena Candy ♥  Lisa  ♥ Oksana  Vicki  ♥ Heartfelt Creations

I just know you’re going to be inspired by all the beautiful projects this month!  Thanks for hopping along with us!

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

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations May 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Decorative Dragonfly Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations May 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations May 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, May 30th.  At that time, a randomly selected comment from a mystery blog in the hop will be chosen to win one of TWO Heartfelt Creations $25 gift cards.  The second winner will be selected from the Heartfelt Creations blog post.  Winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, June 1st.

If you are a happy winner, you will have 72 hours to claim your prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us. Please write “Winner of the May 2022 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line. You enter the giveaway by leaving a sweet comment on each blog in the hop.  The more blogs you visit, the better your chances for winning!  You can find a complete blog hop list below.  So now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s get this hop started, shall we?

Decorative Dragonfly Shaker Card

Heartfelt Creations Decorative Dragonfly Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

If summertime has not arrived in your part of the world yet, it will soon.  To get you ready for those warm and sunny days, I created this 6×6 shaker card using the Decorative Dragonfly Collection.  What a gorgeous collection this is, and I certainly had a great time playing with it!

All these deep shades of blue and purple needed a pop of white, so I created my shaker frame using the Leafy Borders Die.

  • First, die cut the 4 sides of the frame from white cardstock.
  • Next, apply Dries Clear Glitter Glue to the pieces and dust with Crystal Clear Glitter.
  • Now, mat the frame pieces on pearlized white cardstock and trim to a 6″ square.
  • Then use a ruler and a craft knife to cut out the opening for the shaker frame.
  • Back the frame with clear cardstock and 3 rows of foam tape.
  • Now you can place your shaker mix in the center of the 6×6 card front and press the frame in place.
Decorative Dragonfly Tips &Details

TIP: Short on time?  Use the Dragonfly Florals and Daydream Florals dies to cut images directly from the paper pad.  This means no coloring is required, and saves time!

TIP: Add a bit of sparkle by tapping Dries Clear Adhesive over the die cut florals.  Then sprinkle with Crystal Clear.  To add extra texture and dimension, you can sprinkle some Prills over the flowers, too!

Add a simple sentiment to the card by stamping on a die cut circle charm from the paper collection.  Dress the charm up with a little metal dragonfly and a sweet seam binding bow!

TIP: Small buttons and glass beads are a fun addition to a shaker mix!  Look through your stash and look for buttons and beads that go with the paper collection.

A Peek Inside

You can turn this card into a gift by adding flap page and a box pocket to the design.

The flap page is a nice spot to add a couple of photos, poems or a personal note.

The box pocket gives you room to tuck in a sweet vintage demitasse spoon, chocolate treat, “gift wrapped” cookie, tea bag wallet and honey stick for the tea.  I’ve also tucked in a sweet little ribbon tied  photo folio.

This is so easy to do!  Simply cut out a row of the 4×6 card images from the paper collection.  Then score between the images and accordion fold.  Photos can be matted on the back side of the card fronts, and journaling can be added on the front.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Carole has prepared for you to enjoy.  She’ll have the link to the  next blog in the hop.  But I’ve provided a full list below just in case you get lost.

♥ KATHY (you are here)  ♥ CaroleVicki Amarilys AlissaGloria  ♥ Lisa  ♥ Oksana ♥ Candy ♥ Monica Heartfelt Creations  ♥  

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

To leave a comment on this post, click on the blue “REPLY” button that is located just beneath the title at the top of the blog.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations April 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Cottage Garden Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations April 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Cottage Gardens Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations April 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here!  You’re going to find all kinds of wonderful ideas, instructions and inspiration as you hop along with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team!

How would you like to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card?  Simply leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop before 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, May 2nd.  At that time, we will randomly select a sweet comment from one of the blog posts in the hop.  To double the fun, Heartfelt Creations will offer a second $25 gift card for a randomly selected comment on their blog post!  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, May 4th.  If you are the happy winner, you can claim your prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us. Please write “Winner of the April 2022 Alumni Hop in the subject line.  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize.

Now that we have all the business out of the way, let’s take a look at my Cottage Window Shaker Card.

Hydrangeas, Bluebirds and Open Windows with the Cottage Garden Collection

Heartfelt Creations Cottage Garden Shaker Window Card by kathy Clement Photo 01

I love the Cottage Window Collection because it is filled with all my favorite shades of blue.  And there are bluebirds and hydrangeas, too!  What’s not to love?  I decided to celebrate the open windows and sweet breezes of springtime by making this sweet shaker window card.

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from light blue cardstock.
  • Next, mat a 4 3/4″ panel of Cottage Garden paper on a slightly larger cream cardstock mat.
  • Then die cut an Eyelet Lace Frame from cream cardstock and adhere over the patterned paper.
  • Now die cut the cottage window, blue birds on a branch, hydrangea stems and hydrangea garland from the paper pad.  I also cut a circle from dark blue patterned paper to sit behind the open window, but that is optional.
Creating the Shaker Window

  • Once you have die cut the window, adhere a piece of clear cardstock behind the open panes.  Use dries clear glue for this, as it holds well and will not leave marks.
  • Now place 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the window opening.
  • Next, adhere the die cut circle over the area where you want the window to sit.
  • Then place your shaker mix in the center of the circle.
  • Finally, line up your prepared window over the sequins and press gently in place.  You can prop the shutters open with foam tabs.
  • Adhere the rest of the die cut elements as seen in the photo.
A Peek Inside

A few simple additions to the inside allow you to  turn a card into a gift!

Create a hidden pocket by gluing a card front behind a decorative panel on the top of the card.  Then tuck a tea bag into the pocket.

Add a pocket to the bottom of the card.  Then create a pretty little folio to tuck inside.  Use a border strip as a belly band, then tuck in a tag and chocolate treat!

The mini folio is made by cutting out two card fronts and folding in half.  It’s so easy, but really makes a lovely addition to a card. You can write notes here, or add photos.

I’ll add a linked supply list below this post to make it easy for you to find all the paper pretties I used to make this card.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what the lovely Vicki has prepared to inspire you.  Here’s the entire hop list in case you get lost along the way.

Kathy (You are Here)   Vicki  AmarilysCaroleLisa ♥  Alissa  ♥ Oksana ♥  Candy  Heartfelt Creations Blog

To leave a comment on this blog, click on the blue REPLY link located just below the post title.  Please be sure to add your first and last name so that when we pick a winner, we can identify you easily.  Thanks!

You can find a linked supply list below

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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