Heartfelt Creations December 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Cottage Garden Winter Window Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations December 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Wintry Cottage Garden Window Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations December 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here, and continues through Monday, January 3rd at 11:59PM EST.  The Alumni Team has prepared a wonderful array of projects to inspire you this month!  Be sure to visit each blog in the hop and leave a sweet comment behind because ONE randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card!

In addition Heartfelt Creations is offering a SECOND $25 gift card for those who visit their blog and leave a comment on the tutorial they have provided.  What a great way to close out 2021 and welcome 2022!

The winner of each gift card will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, January 5th.  Be sure to check those forums to see if you are the lucky winner!  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us.  Be sure to write “Winner of the December 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

**NOTE: Please comment with your first and last name so that we can accurately reward the winner of the gift card.  Thank you!

Now, let’s get on with the hop!

Wintry Cottage Garden Window Shaker Card and Party in a Box

My inspiration piece for the hop is this Wintry Cottage Garden Shaker Window card. This is one of my signature “Party in a Box” cards filled with treats and surprises.

Although the Cottage Garden Collection has a definite springtime theme, I changed things up with a few simple steps.

  • First, create a shaker window filled with sweet little snowmen, snowflakes and ice crystals.  I die cut 2 windows from the paper collection: one with the grid die in the center and one without.  Then I backed the grid window with clear cardstock, added layers of foam tape, shaker elements and foam tape to secure it to the 2nd die cut window.
  • Next, add a snowy effect to the hydrangea blossoms with Dries White Adhesive and Rajni Chawla’s Frosted Crystals.

  • Now stamp and die cut some Leafy Accents and give them the same icy treatment.  A bit of white lace trim adds to the snowy feel of this whimsical creation.

Save time by die cutting the hydrangea blossoms from the paper pad!  Then you only need to brush on some glue and shake on the glitter!

Hot Chocolate Party!

Finish the inside of the card with a box pocket and a tag pocket cut from one of the fancy tags in the paper collection.

Fill the pocket with gift wrapped hot chocolate packet, note card, cookies, chocolate and a demitasse spoon.  This sweet gift will warm up any winter day, don’t you think?

On With the Hop!

Now hop on through this list to see what the rest of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team has prepared for you.

Kathy (YOU ARE HERE) Carole  ♥ Vicki  ♥ Candy AlissaAmarilys  ♥ Monica LisaHeartfelt Creations Blog  ♥

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

TO LEAVE A COMMENT: Please click on the “Reply” link at the top of this page, just below the post title.  Thanks!

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks you can use in your next crafty adventure!  Enjoy the hop!




38 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations December 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

  1. patricia grier

    I love anything with birds on it , and blue is my favorite color .
    I love the papers you chose for this !

  2. Elizabeth McKay

    A beautiful shaker card, and inspirational as I haven’t used my actual window yet! Thanks Kathy xx

  3. MaryH

    A lovely way to start the New Year with one of you stunning creations to admire. I adore your sparkle to the blue and those embellishments just hit it out of the park! As always your genius shines every brightly.

  4. Patricia VanLier

    Love everything about these 2 cards. I’ve been a fan of Heartfelt Creations for over 20 years and I just found the blog hop. LOL. And thank you for sharing your Creations.

  5. Martie Rollin

    You do have a skillset for creating outside that proverbial box…no way does winter enter my mind when looking at this paper collection!! I really appreciate how beautiful a dusting of sparkle can add to the drama of a card…yes, it does look frosty! This is such a delightful way to end this challenging year. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

  6. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this card is breathtakingly gorgeous! I love the blues and the sweet birdie images and that cute little bird nest charm. I’m particularly fond of cards with windows. I really like the shutters on this window. The way you put the button in the center of the bow is so lovely and of course the inside is filled with your usual pretties and yummies! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  7. Terry Law

    What a gorgeous card Kathy! I love that you use the cutouts from the paper pad. They are my favourite thing to use because they are so unique and transport me back in time to when I would cut out the paper dolls and all their accesorries! Also love your use of the dries white glue. Happy New Year to you!

  8. Ann Heatherton

    Salivating over this card, Kathy. I love so much about it, especially the blue flowers and the white lace which suggests a blanket of snow. The chocolatey goodies inside are a delightful change. Have a wonderful New Year.

    1. Jennifer Blikstad

      I love this card! The colors, the window, the birds… This is definitely one I’ll be saving for inspiration!

      1. Donna Fortuna

        I really like the shaker card and the other card is also sweet. I am partial to shaker cards and love the colors

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