Cherry Blossom Retreat Summer Shaker

Heartfelt Creations Cherry Blossom Retreat Summer Shaker for the June Alumni Blog Hop
This hop is now closed.  The winner is SandiB chosen from Gloria’s Blog.  Thanks for hopping!

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations June Alumni Blog Hop.   Today I have a Cherry Blossom Retreat Summer Shaker Card to share with you.  There will be lots of useful tips and tricks to help you create this card on your own, so let’s get started!

  • Begin by trimming an 8 1/2″ x 11 piece of Whip Cream Cardstock to measure 8 1/4″ x 11″.
  • Next, place the long side of the card on your scoring tool and score at 4 3/4″ and again at 9 1/2″.  This will leave you with a 1 1/2″ flap that we will turn into a pocket.
  • Now die cut (2) Elegant Pocket Accents from Whip Cream Cardstock.  Overlap them in the center of the card, wrapping the extra ends around to the back side.
  • Learn how to make the shaker element  HERE.
  • Then learn how to create the cherry blossoms HERE.

TIP:  Always make extra flowers!  This card came together very quickly because I had flowers left over from a previous project.  You might as well make a whole bunch of flowers while you have all your craft tools and materials out.  Store finished flowers in plastic bins.

Cherry Blossom Retreat Summer Shaker: A Peek Inside

Cut 8 1/8″ x 4 5/8″ liner papers for the inside of the card.  Then cover the pocket flap with an 8 1/8″ x 1 3/8″ panel of designer paper.  Now cut the border sentiment and adhere along the bottom.  Adhere only the sides of the pocket flap and adhere to the card base.

Cherry Blossom Retreat Summer Shaker: Bookmark and Gift Card Wallet

  • Fussy cut the tag from the paper collection leaving some of the floral details along the edge.
  • Then mat on a scrap of pink cardstock.
  • Adhere just 1/4 of the top edge of the matted tag to a piece of scrap blue cardstock and trim around the edges.
  • Now punch a hole in the tag, about 1/2″ from top edge.  Thread with ribbon and silver metallic string.
  • Slip the bird house charm onto silver string and thread through the ribbon loop.
  • Fussy cut or die cut the tag from the paper collection and adhere to the bookmark.

  • Create the gift card wallet with a 6 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ scrap of blue cardstock.
  • Score in half at 3 1/4″. Then fold to form a folio.
  • Line the interior as seen in the photo below.
  • Then create a little gift card pocket by scoring 1/2″ along the sides and bottom of a 4 1/4″ x 2″ scrap of pink cardstock.
  • Fold along the score lines.
  • Then cut away the corners and fold to form a pocket.

On With the Hop

The hop begins here at 8AM on Friday, June 28th EDT and lasts until 11:55PM EDT on July 1st.  One comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations.  The winner will be notified on this blog on Tuesday, July 2nd, and on the Heartfelt Creations Blog/Facebook Page on Wednesday, July 3rd.  Claim the prize within 72 hours by contacting via e-mail.  Please write “Winner of the June Alumni Hop” in the subject window.

Now let’s hop!

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥  Amarilys  ♥  Vicki Sarah   ♥ Glenda   ♥  Gloria Alissa Emily  ♥

You’ll find a linked supply list below.  Enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!




48 thoughts on “Cherry Blossom Retreat Summer Shaker

  1. Alison B

    I’ve been on vacation and come home and see this . Just WOW! Its beautiful with all my favorite things like bluebirds, cherry blossoms, birdhouse charm, gift wallet and adorable bookmark. Now just need to get my hands on the Heartfelt Creations Cherry Blossom collection. You have a special gift of making Happy cards !

  2. SANDI B.

    Your cards are always stunning. Love this one and all the beautiful details. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Maria Martinez

    Omg!!!! Your project is outstanding! I love this so hard. I bought part of those stamps recently, I just have to complete the collection now. You are so creative. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  4. Sara Emily Barker

    Never mind the shopping spree! I want to win this card! My jaw nearly hit the floor when I opened your blog this morning, Kathy! (Playing catch up once again!) I love these beautiful papers–love anything with birds and those stunning cherry blossoms! This is so sweet and another one of my many favorites of yours! Sending hugs! (found a couple more little spoons yesterday! :):))

  5. Katie Baird

    Kathy, as always, you inspire me with your lovely creations. You managed to include so many of my favorites in one card… shaker element, gingham, flowers, dangling bits… all in your signature style, with a gift wallet and bookmark. Your cards are SO much more than “just a card(s)”! Card Max, Card Plus, Cards XX. I haven’t come up with a catchy name, yet, but I will! Hugs from Ky! (Though I am in your state tonight to drop my daughter off at camp tmrw!)

  6. Helen

    Such a cheery card, Kathy. The flowers and shaker element on the front are lovely set together. The elements on the inside are simple but sweet additions to the inside (like that little bird house charm. Thanks for being part of this blog hop.

  7. Ursula Longworth

    I love shaker cards, this one is stunning with all the lovely detail…luv Ursula Longworth xx

  8. Helen Darling

    I just love these little birds. Adding the shaker and tags make this a fun card.

  9. Marian Narodowiec

    OMG! I love your work. This is fabulous, I love all the colors and the dimension.

  10. Martie Rollin

    I seem to have lost what I wrote! This may be a repeat……..LOVE your floral display on the card front. That tag, with the birdhouse charm, is such a lovely element. I totally agree with always adding time to create extra flowers. I have a storage box for every color group. Pulling together a quick card is so easy because I have ready made floral elements. Great advice! Thanks for posting this beautiful project. Well done!

  11. Martie Rollin

    LOVE your floral display! I agree that making extra flowers is key to many future projects. I have a storage box for each color. Over the years, flowers have grown in number. I can pull together a stunning card in a very short time. Some of my prettiest cards were made from project leftovers. I have never regretted spending extra time on flower production. LOVE that tag! Every element goes together so well. Thanks for posting today!

  12. Beverly Jordan

    This is such a sweet and fresh card!! Those Heartfelt Creations chickies are my fav’s. The shaker element, fabulous cherry blossoms and tags make it even more beautiful! Love your work Kathy!!

  13. laurie2cats

    Beautiful project, inside and out! The pretty papers coordinate so well, the shaker element is fun, and the dimensional flowers are gorgeous.

  14. jellybeanerz

    Wow. Kathy, This is just so beautiful! Cherry blossom is one of my all time favorite flowers as well!

  15. Anne Schilling

    Oh so darling and sweet! Love how you can use any paper collection and make it sing!

  16. soozyb2013

    Lovely lovely shaker. Thank you for your perfect instructions too. You write so easy to follow ones. Then you load a video about the process too. Perfect for us beginners. Gorgeous blues! Cute little birdies and love the wee bookmark tag. 🙂 Have a lovely weekend Kathy.

  17. Sharon Gullikson

    I seriously love this card. The gingham ribbon is WONDERFUL, the birds are so adorable and colored so well (like the Western Bluebirds in my neighborhood), and the flowers are very pretty. NICE job.

  18. Deborah Adams

    So pretty. The blues and pinks are just in the paper are so perfect for summer. Absolutely loved the shaker with birds. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Denise Evans

    Wow! Such a great project. It is so pretty and I love how you put everything together so beautifully! Must try making this. Thanks for sharing!

  20. MaryH.

    A gorgeous feast for the eyes. I love colors you used and the flowers are perfection. Thanks for starting my day with smiles!

  21. Dana R

    Beautiful – love the shaker and all the added elements from the collection, tags, birds and of course, your flowers are divine 🙂

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