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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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Heartfelt Creations March 2021 Alumni Hop

Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac Tea Time Tea Party in a Box Card by Kathy Clement

Heartfelt Creations March 2021 Alumni Hop: Lush Lilac Tea Time Party in a Box Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations March 2021 Alumni Hop!  The hop starts here and lasts until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, March 29th.  Today I have combined two of my favorite Heartfelt Creations springtime collections: Lush Lilac and Tea Time.  The end result is this Lush Lilac Tea Time Party in a Box Slimline Card.

Tea Time Under the Lilacs

Wouldn’t you just love to have tea out under the lilacs?  Here’s how this sweet card came together.

  • First, score an 8 1/2″ x 11 sheet of lilac cardstock on the long side at 4 1/4″, 4 3/4″, 9 1/2″ and 9 3/4″.  Fold to form a top fold card base with 1/2″ spines on the top and bottom.
  • Stamp, die cut, shape, ink and layer a whole bunch of lilac blossoms from the Lush Lilac collection.  Brush the petals with Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter.
  • Now add a bit of adhesive to the center of each lilac and fill with Minnie Pearls Prills.
  • Next, cut an 8 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ panel of gingham paper from the Tea Time Collection for the front of the card.
  • Then die cut the Eyelet Lace Frame from white cardstock.  Cut it in half from side to side, then overlap the edge on the gingham pattern so that it fits the card base.
  • Now die cut 3 tea pots, tea cups and tea bag from the Tea Time paper pad.  Back these with dimensionals and adhere along the front of the card.  Decorate with the prepared lilac blossoms.

A Peek Inside

Create a box pocket inside the card.  (You can watch this video to see how to do this.)

Gift wrap tea bags, chocolate, cookies, and a honey pouch to tuck into the box pocket.  Use your paper scraps from Lush Lilac and Tea Time to do this.  Create a tiny note card as well.  Then tuck in a demitasse spoon and honey dipper to complete the Tea Party in a Box.

On With the Hop!

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave some love behind in the form of a sweet comment.  Comment before 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, March 29th. One lucky comment will be randomly selected from a mystery blog to receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations!

The winner will be announced only on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, March 31st.  So be sure to check to see if you are the lucky winner!  The winner will have 72 hours to claim the prize by writing [email protected]. Be sure to write “Winner of the March 2021 Alumni Hop” in the Subject line of your email.

Now let’s get hopping!

♥ KATHY (You are HERE)   ♥ Amarilys   ♥ Candy Carole   ♥ Alissa   ♥ Vicki  LisaOksanaEmilyMonica

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.  And if you’d like to see other projects I’ve made with the Tea Time collection, please click HERE.  To see more projects made with the Lush Lilac Collection, please click HERE.

Enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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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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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