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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:
- Stamp 2 sets of Christmas Poinsettias on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Versamark Embossing Ink.
- Next, heat emboss the flower layers with Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Powder.
- Now die cut the flower layers with the Christmas Poinsettia Dies.
- Then place the die cut layers face down in the 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold. Mist lightly with water, then run through your die cutting machine following manufacturer’s instructions.
- Layer flowers together. Then pierce the centers and add stamens. I used a mix of Rock Candy Stamens and wired stamens for my poinsettias.
- Finally, tap the petals with Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear Glitter.
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 [email protected] 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.
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