Heartfelt Creations April 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Floral Shoppe Springtime Urn Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations April 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Springtime Floral Shoppe Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations April 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and runs through 11:55 PM on Monday, May 3rd 2021.  At that time, we will randomly choose a comment from a mystery blog to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card!  How exciting is that?  Be sure to check the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook Page on Wednesday May 5th because that is where the winner will be announced.  The winner will then have 72 hours to claim the prize. If you are the lucky winner, simply email socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us  and write “Winner of the April 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Floral Shoppe Springtime Folio

Have you had a chance to play with the fabulous Floral Shoppe Collection yet?  This is probably one of my all time favorite collections!  It’s just so easy to put together a beautiful project with these papers, stamps and dies.  I created a winter floral urn a few months ago, so I decided to make a Springtime urn for this hop.

Would you like to know my sneaky trick?  Instead of stamping each image and floral filler, simply die cut them from the paper pad!  So easy!  Then I just add a little Crystal Clear Glitter or Prills to the individual flowers using my Art Institute Dries Clear.  This creates wonderful dimension in a floral arrangement!

Delightful Daisies

Daisies are the perfect flower for springtime projects.  Here’s how I made these cheery yellow daisies.

  • First, stamp Delightful Daisies on Specialty Floral Paper using green ink.
  • Next, while the ink is still wet, heat emboss with clear powder.
  • Then swipe Distress Inks on a non-stick craft mat.  I chose to work with Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed.  Spritz the ink with a mister bottle until little beads of moisture form.  Then tap or swipe the stamped images through the ink.  Let them dry naturally, or gently dry with your heat gun if you are impatient like me.
  • Now die cut the Delightful Daisies with the matching die.
  • Shape the petals with the Golf Tool Shaping Kit.
  • Then fill the center of each flower with hot glue and glass beads.
Buttons and Bows

Wrap the spine of the folio with 1/4″ yellow gingham ribbon.  Tie a knot, then top it with a bow and a posy.  Leave the tails long, and adhere buttons along the length to add a playful feel to the project.

A Peek Inside

Add a blank card front and pocket to the inside of the card.  This gives you a great place to write a personal message, and tuck in a thoughtful gift.

TIP: Dress up a tea bag with a scrap of designer paper, then tuck in a little demitasse spoon to go with it.  You can do the same thing with a Ghiradelli Chocolate square.  Add a little honey stick, and your card is now a gift.

On With the Hop

Here’s the line up for the Heartfelt Creations April 2021 Alumni Hop.  I’ve had a sneak peek at some of these projects, and let me assure you…you are about to be amazed and inspired by the beautiful projects coming your way!

Kathy Clement – YOU ARE HERE

Carole Wright-  http://theprettypaperpatisserie.blogspot.com/2021/04/30th-april-heartfelt-creations-alumni.html

Alissa Wells –http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com/2021/04/cherry-blossom-retreat-heartfelt.html 

Candy Slabaugh – http://candyscreationsblog.blogspot.com/

Vicki Dutcher – https://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/search/label/Heartfelt%20Creations

Oksana Clegg – https://everydaycrafting.blogspot.com/

Monica Edwards –  http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/

Amarilys Doria – https://amadrian8.blogspot.com/search/label/Heartfelt%20Creations

Lisa Gregory – https://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/

Emily Niehaus – https://emmielouwho.blogspot.com/

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

To leave a comment on this post, please scroll back up to the top of this page and click on the blue “REPLIES” button. You will find it just under the title..  Thanks so much!

Enjoy the hop!






34 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations April 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

  1. Linda

    Such a beautiful card you made! I live your flowers, they are very pretty. Thank you for sharing!!

  2. Rocio Valverde Credo

    Un fabuloso diseño. Detalles únicos. Espero hacer algo similar. Muchas felicidades

  3. Dana Roepke

    Just beautiful (as always)! Your flowers are superb and you showcase how to easily use the coordinating paper pad which is always so helpful in a pinch.

  4. judy3118

    Now why didn’t I think of adding buttons to my ribbon? So cute. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Lori Sloan

    Absolutely glorious! I haven’t made a folio yet, but you are such an inspiration! Someday I will try one. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents!

  6. Claire Gagne

    Gorgeous, stunning card here Kathy. I love the colors. The yellow and purple do go well together. The idea of the buttons on the ribbon is excellent. Hope Dale is better. Be safe & TYFS

  7. Debra Lovell

    Hello, and Happy crafting! What a gorgeous and bright card! Loved the ribbon down the sides… I love little things added out of the ordinary like you have done! So Awesome. Thanks for the great inspiration! I Love Blog Hops!!

  8. Berina

    Wow, Kathy!! You’ve outdone yourself!! Absolutely stunning!! Those cheery yellow daisies are beautiful. The details you have added to the flowers make them so pretty!! The inside is amazing!! Anyone would be lucky to receive this!!

  9. 1sassy1

    I love the bright happy feeling I get from the beautiful flowers on this folio and I appreciate the step by step printed tutorial. You always have every detail covered and end up with a card that is a lovely gift!

  10. carol a snedden

    Wow! So beautiful and reading your tips gives me so much inspiration to get back to creating. Laughed out loud reading your sneaky tips. Never would have thought to use green ink to stamp a flower.

  11. Glenda

    Always nice to visit and of course you have done it again. Another glorious card my friend! Hope all is well with you and yours!

  12. Helen Budz

    Kathy, this wonderful collection of HC flowers celebrates Spring as we move toward Summer. Especially like the variety of flowers you chose. HC flowers are always one of my go to embellishments for a special touch. tfs-stay well. Hugs!

  13. Martie Rollin

    This is the technique I use to create nearly all mu flowers…no stamping, just die cutting of petal layers, a bit of ink and lovely shaping followed by stacking layers and adding various centers. LOVE this technique!!

  14. Susan Steele

    Oh my Kathy!!! This is another absolutely gorgeous special card! Your urn of bountiful flowers are just perfect! And I just adore those flowing ribbons decorated with all those yellow buttons wrapped around the spine …adorable! And the inside too …pocket and all! Thanks for giving us yet more inspiration! Hugs, Suzy Q

  15. Cheryl Wells

    Beautiful folio, Kathy!! You always do such gorgeous work – hope your husband is recovering nicely and back to normal very soon. I know he is getting wonderful care at home – have a great weekend!!!

  16. chance1022gmailcom

    I love the colors. Beautiful as usual. You rock and thank you so much for sharing your stunning designs with us.

  17. Tammy Scott

    I bought the whole set because I love all the fillers but I haven’t liked any of it I put together but I have loved the pieces on other cards thank you for sharing

  18. Gillian Scott

    Another exquisite card. Loved the technique you used for colouring the daisies. Imitation being a sincere form of flattery, I am going to make this card this weekend which I have set aside just to play in my craft room!

  19. MaryH

    You have created yet an other devine sensational folio, Kathy. Love those soft dreamy colors with the pop of color. The layering of the spectacular flowers, cascading over the urn are a joy to look at. (And make me hope my container garden will soon produce such a lovely visual effect as you have created.) And those goodies are the icing on top!

  20. Colleen Salaris

    I absolutely love your folio. The added ribbon and buttons on the side are a unique touch which I love. And the inside pocket to hold a treat for someone special is perfect. Your flowers are absolutely stunning. Looks just like a spring garden.

  21. Jo Murcia

    This card is stunning. A gift card is great but getting this actual card would be the best prize. The design also made me feel happy, so anyone receiving it would be very lucky. Thank you for the instructions.

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