Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio for the Alumni Hop

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Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations December 2018 Hop.  For this final hop of 2018, I chose create a Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio.  I love that this Christmas collection works well for winter cards, too.

Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Shaker cards always feel festive.  This one measures 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ with a 1/4″ spine.  Here’s a list of the Heartfelt Creations products I used in this project.

Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio: Creating the Frame

To create the frame for this shaker card, you will need to first die cut the largest Intricate Swirl Frame from white cardstock.  Next, you will cut out a “window” inside the frame.  Place a ruler on a diagonal line from the top left corner of the frame to the bottom right corner. Now use your craft knife to cut carefully  just inside the stitch lines from one corner to the other.  Once you’ve made this first cut.  you can then use your scissors to carefully remove the solid area inside the stitch lines.  

Now you can adhere clear cardstock to the back side of the frame and create the shaker element as you would normally do.  You can find an easy to follow shaker card tutorial HERE

Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio: The Flowers

Instead of using poinsettia on this card, I chose to work with the Oakberry Lane Blossoms.  Here’s how I made the flowers:

  • First, locate the red patterned paper in the Festive Holly Paper pad.
  • Now, stamp two sets of flowers using Versamark Ink.
  • Cover the stamped images with Ultra Fine Silver Embossing Powder.  Heat Emboss.
  • Die Cut the Oakberry Lane Flowers with the matching dies.
  • Place the flower layers face down in the ED Blossom Shaping Mold.  You can add up to 3 layers of flower.  Just remember to spritz lightly with water between each layer.
  • Run the mold through your die cut machine following your manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Remove the flowers from the mold and place on the shaping mat.  Press into the center of each flower with the ball stylus to shape.
  • Stack the layers together, alternating the petals and secure with hot glue.
  • Once the flowers are arranged on the card, fill the centers with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive and Mini Pearls Prills.  
  • Drizzle adhesive along the petal edges and add more prills.
  • Stamp Oakberry leaves onto a scrap of light blue paper from the collection.  Heat emboss with silver powder and add to the arrangement.

Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio:  A Peek Inside

The interior of this card has a fun flap/pocket combo as well as a large pocket with a folio insert.

Open the flap to reveal sweet treats tucked inside a pair of pockets.  I made the lacy tea bag pocket with the corner die from Album Tags and Accents Die Set. I also die cut a tag from the collection using the Album Tags and Accents Die, then attached a chocolate treat with removable Glue Dots.

The large pocket on the bottom holds a little folio and tag combo.

This folio measures 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ so it will hold 4″ x 6″ photos.  The belly band is decorated with the Ornamental Tags Die Cut.  

Use the large tag die from Tickets and Tags to cut out a tag from patterned paper and cardstock.  Glue these together, punch a hole, add a silver charm and silver string to create a pretty bookmark.  I also tucked in a crocheted snowflake as a sweet gift.  

You can create this little Festive Holly Shaker Card folio easily by cutting a 12″ x 6 1/4″ panel of designer paper.  Score at 4 1/4″ and again at 8 1/4″.  Line two panels with 4″ x 6″ cardstock to serve as photo mounts.  The shorter panel is a great place to write a personal greeting.

On With the Hop

Be sure to visit each blog in the hop and leave a lovely comment behind.  One randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.  I will also add the winner’s name at the top of this blog.

The hop will remain open until 11:55PM EST on Monday, December 31st, 2018.

Here’s the the hop list:

Kathy (YOU are HERE)  ♥ Vicki  ♥ Amarilys ♥  Susan   Sandy  ♥ Pam

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for hopping!



72 thoughts on “Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio for the Alumni Hop

  1. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, this is a stunning winter card! I love the papers and your floral arrangement is gorgeous! Amazing product, that flower shaper, but the details on the flowers is the crowning glory! I love the red stitching around the edge of that fun shaker element and all the details inside–the lacy tag pockets and Ornamental Tags Die Cut. Another wonderful winter project with charming details! Thank you for another amazing year filled with your incredible inspiration and friendship! Sending hugs!

  2. Maria Shehan

    Love the shaker card and the cards that had pockets for gift certificates, want to win this giveaway

  3. Betty-Jane Caspick

    What a beautiful card! I love the silver embossed leaves against the red flowers. Thanks
    for the inspiration.

  4. Debbie A Smith

    I love how you changed your folio with addition of a shaker element. Also thanks for explaining your process on how you made the flowers. I definitely need to try using embossing powder for the details.

  5. ScrapperJanice

    What a beautiful card! Of course, anything from Heartfelt Creations would be – but love the creativity you used to put it together!

  6. Eileen

    Oh my goodness I just love the look of the Oakberry Lane flowers on red paper with the silver embossing powder. It just screams Christmas love!

    1. Sandra Smith

      Oops! I didn’t intend to comment twice but the folio definitely deserves multiple comments! Sorry!

  7. Helen

    Such a festive folio, Kathy. Shared this with my sister who is amazed with the details of your creation. Just used these florals to embellish the tag pocket album I created. Your holiday coloring make such gorgeous flowers. tfs

  8. Kim Mcdaniel

    This is so pretty. I love how you used most of the face for shaker and the sweet gifts inside. I’m just starting to get some of the HC products and these are on my list. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

  9. Glenda Buster

    Lovely shaker card folio! Gorgeous flowers and the shaker box make this project so happy and festive ♥️!

  10. Arlene Burke

    Hi Kathy. I love your beautiful Christmas shaker card, especially the beautiful red and white flowers. Keep up the great cards.

  11. dannscraftingwhims

    You always put together the most delightful gift packages! I feel like running right out and getting some honey sticks to add as they make a nice addition I hadn’t thought of. Of all the cool details, the one I love the most are those dainty little corners that hold the tea bag!! Darling!!

  12. Mary Whitcomb

    As always, beautiful creation. I just love the flowers you created and all of the decorations you add make this so very special.

  13. Sharon Gullikson

    I love how you have so much detail on your flowers–the lighter details really stand out nicely!

  14. Beth

    Love this card! I like the bright festive Christmas colors. Looking at the flowers, so unique.
    Thanks for the beautiful ideas.
    Happy New Year 2019

  15. Martie Rollin

    I’ve recently purchased this flower die set…lovely petal shapes. Thanks for showing me just how beautiful these flowers can be on a card. Well done!

  16. Samantha Lolmaugh

    I am new to crafting at this level. This inspires me to di more! Thanks for the smiles each time I look at these!

  17. Corrine Ann

    A beautiful album ! It certainly shows love to the person who is receiving it. I am hoping to make a few of these now that the holidays are almost over.

  18. Lisa Conner

    What a beautiful card/gift. And thanks so much for showing the inside with all of its surprises. So often I make decent cards but my inside seems lacking. I appreciate the ideas.

  19. 2amscrapper

    This is stunning. I love your flower choice. I’ve taken note on how you made the flowers prior to using the diecut. I didn’t know there is a flower mold. Lots to take in here today. Helene

  20. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a perfectly gorgeous folio! Nothing says winter like those pretty cardinals and holly berries. That collections is spectacular. You’ve done so many pretty things on the inside but I especially love those pockets you made with those beautiful lacy corner dies. What a great idea. And that crocheted snowflake!! Wow! Thank you so much for all the wonderful projects you have shared this year. Looking forward to many more in 2019! Have a safe and Happy New Year! Hugs!

  21. Vicki R.

    Kathy, this is so spectacular! I love the red and embossed silver. Those flowers are amazing. I have the 3D mold that I bought this summer at the CK event. It is a great tool!

  22. Suzy Q

    Beautiful, fancy card, Kathy! Luv your awesome flowers …and luv the fact it’s a shaker card too! The inside is just as beautiful! Hugs

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