Heartfelt Creations All is Calm Shaker Christmas Card

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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 socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us 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!





34 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations All is Calm Shaker Christmas Card

  1. Dana Roepke

    Gorgeous! You are a master at utilizing paper collections and the elements! Makes me want to go pull out some paper and get busy! (but my laundry pile says otherwise :/)

  2. Alice Clark

    Beautiful. I have been watching your YouTube videos today while making Christmas cards. Thank You for sharing your talents.

  3. Karen Frobisher

    Stunning card Cathy and I love that you provided a tutorial for the fold. Christmas blessings to you!

  4. Isabel Borrero-Gonzalez

    Hi Kathy. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Those papers are beautiful and the card is just exquisite!!!

  5. Sharon Gullikson

    The ric rac, flowers and ribbon look just wonderful on this homey look. Nice job as usual 🙂

  6. Pam

    This is a beautiful card. Love the white poinsettias and especially love the addition of the white jingle bell. Stunning.

  7. Martie Rollin

    Beautiful project! I like the paper selections for the back side. YES to adding charms! This project would make a lovely gift. Your poinsettias really set the stage for everything else. Beautiful!

  8. Cheryl Wells

    Kathy – your Heartfelt Creations card is gorgeous!!! I LOVE their dies, and this is just perfect – beautiful work as always – thank you!!!

  9. soozyb2013

    Beautiful folio card Kathy. I like using different colours for Christmas instead of the traditional red and green. This card will bring a smile to the face of the recipient 🙂

  10. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a perfectly gorgeous card! I love the deer images with the snowy shaker elements on the front. The winter flowers and bells add just the right touch. And as always the inside is so full of beautiful surprises! Heartfelt creations has the prettiest papers and dies. Their paper colors and images are always so soft and dreamy. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Looking forward to all of your Christmas pretties! Thank you for sharing this beauty! Hugs!

  11. Glenda F Brooks

    This is a stunning card my friend! Lovely blue and white scheme and as always I love all the extra’s you did!

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