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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 ♥ Oksana ♥ Carole ♥
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
- Heartfelt Creations
- Classic Sunflower Collection
- Leafy Accents
- Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper
- Groove Golf Flower Shaping Tool Kit
- Clear Cardstock
- 1/8″ Foam Strips
- Dries Clear Adhesive
- Archival Ink
- Monarch Orange
- Other Supplies
- Sherry and Ivory Plaid Ribbon
- Burlap String
- Charms from my stash
- Distress Inks
- Scattered Straw
- Fossilized Amber
- Mustard Seed
- Rusty Hinge
Very creative way of using inks to die your sunflowers. Pretty card!
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
Sunflowers are my favorite flower and your projects are always so creative! Thank you for all the tips – so helpful!
Your creation is stellar as always! I love your sunflowers and of course I have a thing for your shaker cards!
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!
Love these Sunflowers!
Gorgeous layout and
the inside looks great.
Carla from Utah
This card is so pretty Kathy. The Sunflowers are gorgeous and the enclosure so cute.
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!!!
Oh Kathy, I just love this! The sunflowers always make me smile!
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.
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.
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!
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
All i can say is…wow!! Stunning card!!
Beautiful card Kathy – your sunflowers are wonderful!
Love love love sunflowers, and really love your card. Thank you for your idea on decorating the inside. WOW.
Wow, this is absolutely one of my favorites! Love the flower centers. So pretty Kathy, thank you for sharing your tips!
Love sunflowers and butterflies and the pocket on the inside. I like the beads you added to the sunflowers.
You hope has been fulfilled. I appreciate the tips, tricks and the ideas from your post. Thank you so much for all!
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!
Beautiful Shaker Card!! Love the sunflower and butterflies.
I think this is my all time favorite Heartfelt Creations collection…love the images and colors! Those bead centers are perfect…well done!
I love what you have created with the sunflowers!!!
absolutely love this Kathy, love the denim pocket to put all those goodies <3
I love how you make the whole front a shaker. Those are so fun!
As always beautiful card
Another beautiful winner of a card!!
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
I absolutely adore this beautiful card!! You are the reason I want the Classic Sunflower paper pad!! Your flowers are Amazing!! Your eye for detail is fabulous!!
Beautiful card – those sunflowers are awesome!!!
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.
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 🙂
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
I love your card and the beautiful sunflowers. Thank you for such detailed instructions,
Love the card and the beautiful sunflowers. Thank you for such detailed instructions. I must make this card for my friend who loves sunflowers,
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
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.
Beautiful fall colors! Love the sunflowers. Thanks for sharing!