Classic Sunflowers and Butterflies Shaker Card

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Sunflowers and Butterflies Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower for the Alumni Hop by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Classic Sunflowers and Butterflies Shaker Card for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  How about some Classic Sunflowers and Butterflies to kick off the Heartfelt Creations September 2020 Blog Hop?  I’ve had a sneak peek at the gorgeous creations that has been prepared for this marvelous hop, and  I know you are going to be inspired to get your craft on by the time you are done hopping!   The hop starts here and runs until 11:55PM on Monday, September 27th.  One comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog to receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  More details on that below.

Classic Sunflowers and Butterflies Shaker Card Tips and How To’s

Sunflowers make me happy.  So do butterflies.  Put them together in a shaker card design and you’ve got a whole lotta happy going on!  here’s how this card came together.

  • Begin by cutting a 5″ x 7″ card front from the Classic Sunflower Paper Pad.
  • Next, use a craft knife to cut out the blank white panel on the right hand side of the card front.

TIP:  Lay a ruler on the diagonal from corner to corner of the white space.  Then cut along the ruler.  Shift sides and cut again.  Now you will be able to easily get your scissors inside the space and neatly trim along the borders.

  • Then adhere Clear Cardstock to the back side of the card front.
  • Now adhere 2 layers of foam strips around the perimeter of the clear cardstock.

TIP:  Place foam strips along the edge of the cut away area, too.  This way you don’t have to use as many sequins to fill your shaker element.

  • Next, cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of patterned paper to serve as the background for the shaker box.
  • Then trim out 2 butterflies from the collection.  Adhere thin foam tabs or foam strips on the back side of the bodies and adhere to the background paper.
  • Finally, fill the shaker box with your sequin mix and adhere the background paper to the foam strips.
Creating Classic Sunflowers

Stamp Classic Sunflowers on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using a mix of Saffron and Monarch Orange Archival Inks.  Heat emboss with clear powder immediately.  Stamp Leafy Accents with Olive Archival Ink and heat emboss with clear powder, too.

Swipe Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, and Fossilized Amber Distress ink on a non-stick craft sheet.  Spritz with water until beads form.  Then color the stamped panels by tapping and swiping them through the puddles of ink.  Heat emboss a second time so that the embossed areas are refreshed  Then heat dry and die cut with the Classic Sunflower Die.

Now add details with the Golf Flower Shaping Tools. Then use sponge daubers to lightly brush Rusty Hinge Distress Ink over the raised areas.  Fill the centers with Dries Clear Adhesive and Czech beads.  Let everything dry.  Then lightly spray with Glimmer Mist to add shine.  Color, die cut and shape the leaves in the Leafy Accent Mold.  Then arrange on the card front.

Adding the Details

Die cut the Birthday Ticket and back with foam tape.  Adhere in the upper right hand corner of the card.  Tuck metal charms beneath tiny sunflowers to finish the detail.

A Peek Inside

I love to decorate the insides of my cards as much as I do the outsides.  When I do this, I feel like the card becomes a gift.

Turn a journal card into a tea pocket by adhering 3 sides.  Tuck in a Pumpkin Spice Tea Bag for the perfect fall treat.  Punch out a small butterfly, adhere to the bookmark clip with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Then adhere the glass cabochon on top, also with Dries Clear.

If you cut the pocket out with 1/2″ margins on the sides and bottom, you can turn it into a pocket!  Then you can fill the pocket with birthday treats.

This one has a vintage silver plate demitasse spoon, a cookie, a honey stick and two little tags tucked inside.  You can write your personal message on the tags.

On With the Hop”

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Amarilys has prepared for you. You’ll find the complete blog hop list below.

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Amarilys Vicki  ♥ Kerry  ♥ Lisa Magda Sarah   ♥ Emily   ♥ Alissa  ♥    ♥ Candy   ♥ OksanaCarole

Remember to visit all the blogs and leave a lovely comment to be entered into the drawing for the $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card.  The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post and on the HC blog and Facebook Page on Wednesday, September 30th.  The winner will then have 72 hours to contact to claim the prize.  Please write “Winner of the September 2020 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line of the email.

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

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below this post.

Thanks for hopping by!






39 thoughts on “Classic Sunflowers and Butterflies Shaker Card

  1. Mary Holshouser

    The projects are gorgeous. Love all of the added
    details – such as the beading in the centers of the
    sunflowers. Makes a great card fantastic.
    thanks for sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  2. Rose Johnson

    Sunflowers are my favorite flower and your projects are always so creative! Thank you for all the tips – so helpful!

  3. Glenda

    Your creation is stellar as always! I love your sunflowers and of course I have a thing for your shaker cards!

  4. Beverly Jordan

    Your sunflowers are such a favorite! Making this a butterfly shaker is just a bonus on top of how beautiful this is! Your sunflowers are stunning with all of the steps of coloring and embossing!!! So gorgeous that they are the real story of why we love the Heartfelt Creations products!

  5. Leslie Bass

    The lovely country vibe on this card was so beautiful- but inside is a total surprise!! The pocket on the inside is a perfect way to use that die!!!

  6. MaryH

    This time I am going to try to use restraint and not gush, well not too much. Your ability to combine a sophisticated design with precise execution to fabricate awe-inspiring makes is just one of your many talents. You are, as they say, “The Total Package” and your work makes that evident.

  7. Berina

    Wow!! This is stunning, Kathy!! The sunflowers are perfect. The inside of the card is as beautiful as the outside. I love that tiny butterfly thing with the glass cabochon and bookmark clip, you have done (don’t know what it’s called). It’s so pretty.

  8. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, this card is just spectacular! The sunflowers with their beaded centers and the butterflies impart such a warm and happy feeling. Again, your shaker elements are so perfectly matched and that darling little watering can is the cat’s meow. Your cards are always as lovely on the inside as out and filled with such sweet surprises! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  9. Susan Steele

    Another beautiful sunflower card Kathy! Your sunflowers are always amazing! And a shaker too! Luv the inside also! Thanks for all the tips to make those awesome sunflowers! Hugs, Suzy Q

  10. Josie Cartisano

    Love love love sunflowers, and really love your card. Thank you for your idea on decorating the inside. WOW.

  11. Nikki Rogers

    Wow, this is absolutely one of my favorites! Love the flower centers. So pretty Kathy, thank you for sharing your tips!

  12. Judy Wallace

    You hope has been fulfilled. I appreciate the tips, tricks and the ideas from your post. Thank you so much for all!

  13. Helen Budz

    Fabulous shaker card, Kathy. You’ve used one of my two favorite HC sets–so glad I have it. Have these distress inks, too, so you’ve given me an invitation to pull these out this weekend using your helpful tutorial. tfs-stay well. Hugs!

  14. Martie Rollin

    I think this is my all time favorite Heartfelt Creations collection…love the images and colors! Those bead centers are perfect…well done!

  15. Claire Gagne

    I truly love this card Kathy. Love the sunflowers, of course, and the butterflies. The colors are also gorgeous. Love the pocket as well. Heck, I just really love the entire card. Be safe & TYFS

  16. Rose Brewster

    I love this card. My mind is running around finding ideas on using this. Christmas cards, BD cards, and thinking of you during lockdown cards come to mind first. Thanks so much.

  17. Sharon Gullikson

    All of the little details you added are so cute. The beads in the middle of the flowers, the watering can, and of course the pretty sunflowers. All nicely put together 🙂

  18. Terry Law

    Beautiful card again Kathy! I also love, love sunflowers and butterflies. I really love your attention to detail. Can’t wait to try this one! Hugs

  19. Ann Marie Governale

    Love love love, the sunflowers are amazing.. now to use all those czech beads! Beautiful card and so generous with your tutorials and directions. Thanks!! xxx Ann

  20. Janet Ormerod

    You always amaze me with your beautiful, creative cards. I enjoy reading the instructions because it never fails I learn something new every time. Thank you for inspiring me.

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