Category Archives: Candlelit Christmas

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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Heartfelt Creations All is Calm Shaker Christmas Card

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Dana Roepke chosen from Glenda’s Blog.  Thanks for hopping! 

Heartfelt Creations Candlelit Christmas Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations All is Calm Shaker Card for the Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations November 2019 Alumni Hop!  Christmas will be here in no time, so I thought I’d use the new Candlelit Christmas Collection to make this All is Calm Christmas Shaker Card to share with you today.

All is Calm Shaker Card: Tips and Tricks

This is a 6″ x 6″ double z-fold card.  You can find a tutorial for making this style card HERE on my blog.  The shaker frame is made with the wonderfully versatile Eyelet and Rectangle Basics Dies and some clear acrylic cardstock.  I love the way the shaker elements resemble snow.

Follow these steps to make the flowers:

Now tie bows with Blue/Ivory/Gold Plaid Ribbon and cluster them together with the flowers.  Paint jingle bells white and dip in the Crystal Clear Glitter.  Add these with a snowflake for the perfect finishing touch.

Die cut the Starry Night Decorative Die to layer behind the shaker element. Go ahead and die cut the border piece as well.  It will be used inside the card.

All is Calm Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

One of the things I love about this fancy fold is the number of surfaces you can decorate!  And, opening it is so dramatic!

TIP: Before you start putting your card together, take a few minutes to die cut the elements from the cut apart page using the Ticket and Tags Die, Album Tags and Accents Die, and Ornamental Tags Die.  Then you will have them all ready to use when you are embellishing your card.  You can do the same thing with the Glow of Christmas Die and the Candlelit Poinsettia Die.  While you are at it, go ahead and die cut the Fanci-Fold Pocket & Accents Die.

All is Calm Shaker Card: More Details

Tie round charms through the die cut ornaments for a fun card accent.  Create quick and easy tag pockets by adhering 3 sides of a paper scrap to a card panel. Everyone loves to pull a treat out of a pocket!

Decorate the center panel with die cuts and frames that you cut out earlier.  Then create a lace-topped pocket to hold this lovely little folio.  I glittered the trees with Dries Clear and Crystal Clear, but the camera did not pick it up.  It’s gorgeous in real life, however.

Tuck a Christmas tea bag inside the folio.  There’s plenty of room to write a Christmas greeting  here , and to tuck in a gift card!

Don’t forget to decorate the back side of your card folio!  Create a fancy tag pocket with that die cut Fanci-Fold Pocket.  The center panel is large enough to hold a family Christmas photo.

Use the handy side pocket to add special memories of your family activities.  These little card folios are such fun to make, and the are unique, thoughtful gifts, too!

On With the Hop!

From here, hop on over and see what inspiration my dear teammate Glenda has in store for you this month!

Visit and comment on all the blogs in the hop.  A  comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate.  The winner will be announced here on Monday, December 2nd at the top of this blog post.  Heartfelt Creations will also announce the winner on their blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, December 4th.  The winner will have 72 hours from that date to claim the prize by contacting [email protected] by email.  Please write “Winner of the November Blog Hop” in the subject line.

The hop runs from 8AM EST on Friday, November 29th until 11: 55 PM EST on Monday, December 2nd.  No comments will be entered into the drawing after the cutoff time.

Here’s the hop list:

KATHY (You are HERE) ♥ GlendaAmarilys Els  ♥ Alissa ♥  Vicki   ♥ Sarah  ♥ Monica   ♥ Candy

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

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