Heartfelt Creations August 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations August 2022 Alumni Blog Hop by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations August 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Autumn Seasonal Wreath Down on the Farm

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations August 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, August 29th.  At that time, we will randomly select the winner of a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift card from the comments left on a mystery blog in the hop.  So be sure to leave some sweet words on each blog in the hop this month!

Heartfelt Creations is also offering a $25 gift card for a randomly selected comment left on their blog!  You can always find a wonderful tutorial over on the HC blog, so be sure to stop by and say hello.

Winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE on Wednesday, August 31st.  If you are one of the happy winners, you have 72 hours to claim your prize.  Simply email socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us. Please write “Winner of the August 2022 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line of your email.  

Now let’s get this blog hop started!

Down on the Farm Seasonal Wreath

Heartfelt Creations Down on the Farm Seasonal Wreath by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

My inspiration project this month is this warm and cozy greeting card folio.  I’ve combined the Autumn Wreath Accents Seasonal Wreath Dies with sunny patterns from the Down on the Farm Paper Pad.  This was such a fun and easy card to make, thanks to a few sneaky tricks!

Heartfelt Creations Down on the Farm Seasonal Wreath Autumn Accents Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

First, cut your flowers, owls, apples, pumpkins and foliage direct from the paper pad.  The Autumn Wreath Accent Dies line up perfectly with the images in the pad.  There’s no stamping and no coloring involved.  What a time saver!

Next, cut 2 layers of the seasonal wreath from green patterned paper on the reverse side of the Down on the Home paper pad.  Once again, no need to stamp or color.  Place 1/8″ foam strips between the two wreath layers to create plenty of depth and dimension.

Now swipe some Distress Ink (Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin and Tea Dye) on a non–stick craft sheet.  Spritz the ink with a mister bottle until small beads of color form.  Then swipe or tap the die cut flowers and foliage into the ink to add a little custom coloring.  It only takes a second, and it looks sooo good!

Finally, layer the flower petals together and fill the centers with Gourd-Jus Prills.  Then add dots of Dries Clear Adhesive to the wheat and sprinkle with I’m A-Maized Prills to add extra texture.

Now you can have fun building the layers on your prepared wreath.  It’s just like flower arranging, only with paper!

A Peek Inside

It’s easy to add a pocket to the bottom half of your card.  Simply cut your paper panel about 2 1/2″ longer than the size of your card base.  Then score the paper, fold at the score line and add gussets to the sides to form a pocket. The top half of the card becomes a mini folio.  We’ll talk about that in a minute.

Pockets provide a great spot to tuck in a little tea wallet, honey stick, mini folio and vintage demitasse spoon.  

Here’s how to create the mini folio on the top of the card.

First, cut a liner for the top of the card.  Since my card is 6×6, I cut my liner to measure 5 3/4″ square.

Next, score a 1/2″ flap on the left hand side of 2 more panels of Down on the Farm paper.  Fold the flaps behind the liner paper and glue onto the card base.  Dress up a paper clip with a banner flag cut from a scrap of pretty paper.  You can add a little pocket and tag behind one of the flap pages as I did here.  or, you can leave the page blank for a photo.

These quick and easy additions to a card turn it into a wonderful gift.

On With the Hop

The next stop in this hop is Vicki’s lovely blog. I’ve added the complete blog hop list below.

Kathy (You are HERE)  ♥ Vicki   ♥ Bozena Amarilys’ CreationsAlissa MonicaLynn GloriaCandyHeartfelt Creations

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your next Heartfelt adventure.  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!




44 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations August 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

  1. Priscilla Hughs

    Love the color combinations! But then Fall is my favorite time of the year. Would love to have a wreath like that one on my door. You make us all so happy!

  2. judy3118

    I guess my comment didn’t go through but I’ll gladly say it again. Kathy, you never disappoint me. Your designs are always great. I appreciated your tip of dipping the flowers and leaves in the ink.

  3. judy3118

    Kathy, I always know I’m going to love you card and again you didn’t disappoint. I also liked your tip on dipping the flowers and leaves in the ink. I’m going to have to try it.

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hi, Judy! Yea, both replies came through perfectly! Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m glad I was able to share a tip you can use! Happy crafting!

  4. Martie Rollin

    Beautiful card! I so enjoy Fall projects with images of pumpkins! My eyes are drawn to the gorgeous charms…love the shapes and color!! I recently ordered the Rustic Sunflower die set…impatiently waiting for delivery. Sweet owls are a nice detail. Much to my great joy, we are having 2 cool days in a row…sandwiched between 2 heat waves of 95 degree days. These 2 days of long sleeve weather are such a Fall tease…but Summer is putting up a fight to continue!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hello, Martie! Yes, we had a tease of fall here for two days, but we are back to hot and humid with rain showers in the late afternoon. Then the earth just steams. But summer is giving way to fall, and I am not sorry. You will love the sunflowers. They are my favorite! Have fun with them and thanks for the sweet words! xo

  5. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what a gorgeous Fall card. The warm colors and beautiful images make me long for crisp cool days. The little owls are adorable and the acorn charms are perfect with that lovely ribbon. Oh how I like acorns! I totally love how you did that pretty wreath. As always I enjoyed reading your tips and tricks! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Acorns make me smile…so it makes sense that you love them, too! This was such a fun card to make. So glad you enjoyed it, too! Hugs!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thanks, Denise! This Seasonal Wreath die is wonderfully versatile. The little owls are so nice with a fall card. Thanks for the sweet words!

  6. Sharon Gullikson

    The flowers and colors, as well as the ribbon you used on the first one—gorgeous. I love everything about it. The pumpkins and critters add so much to the look, too. Great job, as always

  7. Cheryl Wells

    Outstanding card/folio Kathy!!! I love the wreath, the colors – everything is just perfect my friend!!!

  8. Candy

    What is it about fall colors? So warm & colorful. Just love the cover of the card. The dimension & florals are wonderful. Ribbons too!! Charms too! Love, love, love your designs.

  9. Debby Harmon

    I love this! Home on the farm is still one of my favorite collections! Great for fall birthdays!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thanks, Debby! Yes, I am a fan of this wonderful paper collection. It’s fun to pair the Seasonal Wreath with different collections, too!

  10. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what a beautiful Fall card! You know I just love all of the farm images. The warm colors and that gorgeous wreath make me long for the crisp cool days of Autumn. The little owls are so cute. I love it when I hear them hooting here at our farm. The ribbon and acorn charms are such a perfect adornment. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thank you, Dear Gena! We had owls at our previous home, and I loved hearing them hoot in the early morning hours. So glad you enjoyed this card. I’m so happy to be able to pull out my pretty fall papers again!

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