Heartfelt Creations August 2020 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations August 2020 Alumni Blog Hop:  A Bucket of Sunflowers Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations August 2020 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop begins here with a sunny bucket full of  Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflowers.

This hop remains open until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, August 31st.  A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will be selected to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card.  All you have to do is visit the blogs in the hop, leave a lovely comment on each blog and maybe you will be the lucky winner!

The winner will be announced at the top of this blog and on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook and blog on Wednesday, September 2nd.  If you are the lucky winner, claim your prize by contacting socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us within 72 hours of the announcement.  Write “Winner of the August 2020 Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.

A Bucket Full of Sunflowers Shaker Card

August means sunflowers!  So I created a 6″ x 6″ shaker card using the Classic Sunflowers collection.  Here’s how to put this card base together.

  • First, create a 6×6 top fold card base from heavy cardstock.
  • Next, cut the 6×6 card front from the Classic Sunflower Paper Pad. Trim 1/2″ from the sides.
  • Now, cut the center from the card front with a Cut, Mat, Create Die. This creates the shaker frame.
  • Then cut a slightly larger window panel from clear cardstock and adhere to the back side of the shaker frame.
  • Now, adhere 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips on the back side of the frame using the margins of the clear cardstock panel as your guide.
  • Cut a 6″ x 6″ panel of designer paper for the card front.  Center and adhere the die cut image on this panel.
  • Place your shaker mix in the center of the die cut image.  Then center and adhere the shaker frame over it.
Add Some Details

  • Next, die cut the ticket sentiment from the paper pad.  Back with foam adhesive and adhere on the right hand side of the card.
  • Cut fishtail banners on a snippet of ribbon and tuck under the ticket.
  • Next, thread 3 buttons and adhere in the bottom right corner of the card.
  • Now all we have to do is add our flowers! That’s the fun part!
Classic Sunflowers

Begin by stamping  several sets of Classic Sunflowers on Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.   I like to use this paper when I know I am going to treat my flowers to lots of inking. Because of its unique finish and its strength, this paper will not fall apart when exposed to ink, water and sprays. I used Archival Saffron Ink to stamp my flower layers. While the ink is still wet, heat emboss with clear embossing powder.   Once your flower layers are stamped, follow these steps.

  • Swipe Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks on a non-stick craft sheet.
  • Now mist the ink with water until little beads of moisture pop up.
  • Next, lay the stamped and embossed flower layers stamped side down in the inky puddles. Pick them up and dry them, then repeat.  You can dip, swipe and tap the papers into the ink until you have the color and depth you desire. When you dry the layers with your heat gun, the embossed layer below will pop back through so that the details still show.
  • Once all the layers are colored, die cut them with the Classic Sunflower Die.
  • Now shape with the largest Golf Tool.
  • Repeat this same process with the Leafy Accents Die.  Stamp with Olive Archival Ink and color with Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.  Die cut and shape in the Leafy Accents Mold.

Fill the flower centers with Czech beads, Prills or even buttons!  Then adhere to the card front.  Tuck in a pretty bow, some burlap string and a button to finish the card front.

A Peek Inside

Cover the inside of the card with designer paper.  Fussy cut along the top edge of this sunflower image, mat on brown cardstock and make a pocket.  Tuck in a tea bag and a little note card where you can add your sentiment.

On With the Hop!

Are you ready to be inspired?  The Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team has prepared a wonderful blog hop that will be sure to get you in the mood to pull out your HC goodies and get crafting!  Here’s the hop list this month:

Kathy Clement

Amarilys Doria

Candy Slabaugh

Alissa Wells

Kerry Urbatch

Vicki Dutcher

Sarah Miller

Emily Niehaus

Lisa Gregory

Carole Wright

Oksana Clegg

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.  Enjoy the hop!

You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!






42 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations August 2020 Alumni Blog Hop

  1. Susan Steele

    Oh my goodness ….I almost missed this so gorgeous card! Been so busy canning up til the time we left for 4 days …felt like we was gone longer. And take a day to load the camper …we was off grid before I knew it! Oh my Kathy …so glad I found this card though! Sunflowers , my favorite …its just Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing the details for those beauties! Hope to give them a try real soon …back to work tomorrow. And the sentiment inside …luv it …and yes of course I’d pick you! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  2. Isabel Gonzalez

    Hello, my sweet friend! I’m still having issues with notifications, so I’m sorry if I’ve missed anything. Oh, but how I love sunflowers and oh do you make the most gorgeous cards!!! Those sunflowers are just draped perfectly along the side of that gorgeous shaker. I also love how you used that sweet little ticket. The sentiment inside I dedicate to you, my dear!!! Thank you for brightning my day!!! (even though it’s night where I am now. Lol!!)

  3. Theresa Parker

    Your Sunflower shaker card is absolutely gorgeous. My granddaughters favorite flower..which is funny because her name is Rose..

  4. Judy Wallace

    Your sunflower card is beautiful! I appreciate your instructions on your coloring of the flowers is great, Would never know how to do that. Thank you!

  5. Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous creation for fall! I love the beautiful sunflowers… awesome dimension and textures!

  6. Theresa99

    I just can’t believe this card!! My niece loves sunflowers and I am gifting all sorts for her on her birthday, Dec 4th! A card modeled after this will have to be included. Absolutely lovely!

  7. Mary

    Kathy, your creations are always so enjoyable, uplifting and awe-inspiring. I always love visiting your site because no matter what mood I am in you transport me to the clouds. Love how you did the sunflowers (Dick’s moms favorite). And Lady Grey how much better could a day get. Stay well and happy.

  8. Helen Budz

    Great sunflower project, Kathy. I always enjoy seeing the fabulous creations you make with this collection. You’ve inspired me to pull out my set soon. Fall is just around the corner. tfs-stay well. Hugs!

  9. Jean

    My future daughter in law, loves sunflowers , so far I have the stamps and die, I need the paper but thought I’d make this for her, she would absolutely love it .

  10. Cynthia Pryor

    Wow! What a beautiful card! I just bought the Sunflowers stamp set and die, and this is great inspiration for a project. Thanks!

  11. Grace

    This was the first collection I used to make a Heartfelt Creations card. Looking forward to trying this out!

  12. Linda G

    Lovely card!! This inspired me a lot, especially the inside. I have never used the paper like that so now I need to buy more paper pads.


    Love that idea you shared. I greatly appreciate the idea and the instructions for it!

  14. Martie Rollin

    LOVE the Heartfelt Creations sunflowers…perfect for the month of august. Classic Sunflower paper collection was one of my all time HC favorites! Well done!

  15. Bridget Hanson

    This is beautiful! And I always struggle with what to use in the centers of sunflowers, love the beads!

  16. Sharon Betts

    I love the card! The beautiful flowers and sparkling sequins are precious, but best of all is the clever step of including the tea bag.The recipient will enjoy both the card and your thoughtfulness a second time with that cup of tea.

  17. Maribeth Huddleston

    Love your idea of the sunflowers and shaker card. A fun card for a fall theme birthday.

  18. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a lovely, warm and inviting card. These fall colors are so pretty and the sunflower images are just joyful! Who doesn’t love sunflowers! And I really like the way you used them for the inside pocket for all of your fun surprises. The ribbon, buttons and flowers on the front are so complimentary to that pretty plaid paper. And what a great idea to use little beads for the middle of your flowers! Thank you for sharing this beauty! Hugs!

  19. Sharon Gullikson

    What a great combination of papers and the shaker elements. You are very generous with your sequins :) I love the way you covered the middle of the flower with beads. HOW PRETTY

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