Heartfelt Creations December 2022 Alumni Blog Hop


Heartfelt Creations December 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations December 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM  EST on Monday, January 2nd.

Heartfelt Creations is giving away TWO $25 Gift Card prizes.  To be entered into the drawing, simply visit the blogs in the hop and leave a sweet comment.  One winner will be randomly selected from a mystery blog.  The other winner will be selected from comments on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

Winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Facebook page and blog on Wednesday, January 4th.   If you are a lucky winner, please claim your prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltreations.us.  Please write “Winner of the December Alumni Blog Hop’ in the subject line of your message.

Friendship Rose Shaker Card

My inspiration piece for the hop is this 5 1/2″ square shaker card made with the Friendship Rose collection.  Here’s how to put the card base together:

  • First, score a 5 1/2″ x 11″ panel of heavy white cardstock in half at 5 1/2″.
  • Next, trim a 6×6 card front from the paper collection to 5 3/8″.
  • Then mat it on a 5 1/2″ square of black cardstock.
  • Now thread thin pink gingham ribbon through the openings of a piece of heart lace.  Place Scor-Tape along the base of the panel, leaving the ends of the lace and the Scor-Tape slightly longer than the width of the panel.
  • Next, wrap the ends of the lace and the tape behind the panel.  This leaves a neat clean edge on your card.  Finish by topping the lace border with little pink heart buttons.
The Shaker Element

This heart frame is soooo beautiful!  Here’s how I turned it into a shaker element.

  • First, die cut the Budding Rose Heart from heavy pink cardstock.
  • Next, stamp the matching cling stamp on white cardstock using Versamark ink.
  • Then sprinkle Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel over the stamped image and heat set.
  • Now, die cut the embossed frame using the Budding Rose Heart die.
  • Add more color to the heart by swiping it through a puddle of Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberries Distress Ink.  Heat dry again.
  • Now adhere clear cardstock to the back of the heart and trim around it.
  • Then add 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips to the back of the heart.
  • Next, trim patterned paper to back the heart.  Trace around the heart to get the general shape.
  • Place your shaker mix in the center of the heart and press the prepared frame over it.  Trim away any excess patterned paper from the back if necessary.

The Details

In a hurry?  Go through your stash of “leftover” flowers and find a trio that match your project!  These 3 flowers are actually made using the (now retired) Under the Sea flower stamps and dies.  But they were a perfect match for this project, so I used them! Tie a gingham bow and tuc it in behind the flowers to anchor them.

Stamp the Friendship Rose Sentiment on a die cut circle tag.  Heat emboss to really make it pop! Then attach it to the base of the shaker frame with more ribbon and a sweet little heart charm.

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket inside your card so you can tuck in a chocolate treat and a tag.  Everyone loves surprises!

Cut a trio of card fronts to serve as a folio on the top half of the card.  Accordion fold between the images and wrap it with ribbon before you adhere it to the base card.

Add small photos or little love notes to the card fronts to create a thoughtful and unique card that doubles as a gift.

On With the Hop!

Here’s the list of all the blogs participating in the hop this month.  Remember to leave a comment as you visit so you can be entered into the drawing for one of the $25 gift cards.

 KATHY (You are HERE) ♥ Vicki LisaAlissa  ♥ BozenaCandy  ♥ Amarilys  ♥ LynnHeartfelt Creations  ♥  

An Important Announcement

Heartfelt Creations has decided to retired the Alumni Team and the monthly blog hop in 2023.  So this will be the very last Alumni Team Blog Hop.  It has been such a joy to be part of a team that is filled with so many talented paper artists.  It’s always a little sad to say good-bye to something you’ve enjoyed, but life has a way of filling the void with something even better.

Thanks to all of you who have faithfully hopped and commented along with us for all these years.  Haven’t we had fun?  I’ve forged some lovely online friendships as a result, and I get to take those with me!

My blog will continue to publish as it always has, and I will continue to share inspiration, tutorials and ideas with my followers here.  I hope you will all stick around for the fun.

Now I wish each one of you a healthy, prosperous and creative New Year in 2023!

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

Enjoy the hop!








30 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations December 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

  1. Lisa Lopacinski

    Thank you for your inspiration. Beautiful project-I enjoy the use of shaker elements with the flowers.

  2. Carla Hundley

    How beautiful your card
    is. I love the shaker part.
    So sad that this is the last
    Hop. Have always enjoyed
    Carla from Arizona

  3. Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous! I love the heart shaker and all the fabulous details!
    I’ve enjoyed all the past projects you have shared with us! The hops have been so much fun and very inspirational!

  4. Alissa Wells

    Of course, I didn’t know I needed this collection until I saw your project. I love your patience and attention to detail for the insides of your projects. I’ve been trying out different flips and folds thanks to you! I will miss working with you, Kathy. xoxo

  5. Carol Gensweider

    Your shaker card is perfect for Valentine’s. I love the butterfly in your shaker bits too! Just beautiful.

  6. Sandra Smith

    I always enjoy your beautiful projects as part of the Heartfelt Creations blog hops because you share with your heart and inspire me to try new ideas. I’ve been missing lately due to health issues but I’m glad I came back for this last hop. Thank you for being a part of this. Blessings!

    Sandra Smith
    Queen Creek

  7. judy3118

    Please say it isn’t true that you’ll no longer be having the HC Alumni Hop! I so look forward to these hops for inspiration.
    I always love your cards, Kathy. You are one of my favorite designers!

  8. Gena Krannig

    This is absolutely stunning, Kathy! Love the way you used the heart for the shaker frame. The button shaker elements are so lovely and that lacey heart edging really adds something special to this already gorgeous creation! I just love the floral images and dreamy colors in this collection! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  9. ScrapperJanice

    Love that you made this a shaker! Beautiful anyway, but just a little extra sparkle to the card. Sad the hop is going away as was always nice to see what you all came up with each time!

  10. Dana Prunier

    Love the card. The use of buttons in the shaker was genius! I have so many little buttons in my stash. Now I have a different way to use them.

  11. Martie Rollin

    Sad that this HC Alumni Hop isn’t going to happen any more. I will miss seeing the beautiful projects created by such talented and skilled paper artisans…each and every project an inspiration to be savored and treasured. This heart project is lovely…heart stamp and die sets are so very feminine. The heart lace is gorgeous! Beautiful way to start my Valentine thinking. Thank you, Kathy!

  12. Celeste Lind

    Well, I for one, am going to be sad to see the discontinuation of the Alumni Blog Hop! Some of the alumni designers were “before my time” – and I have always enjoyed your creations, especially, Kathy! You are one of my “muses”! And now that I “see” how you have used this particular paper pad, I guess I will purchase it after all! Just wasn’t in the mood for Valentine’s when it first came out, I guess!! “Cheerio” to you too, lol!!

  13. Kathleen Johnson

    as usual a very beautiful card.I love that you put buttons in your shaker part of the card i never have thought to do that.

  14. Amarilys

    Beautiful project as always Kathy! I’ll surely miss hopping with you every month but we’ll keep in touch through Facebook and I’ll still be stalking your blog for inspiration!

  15. Cheryl Wells

    My friend, you started 2023 off with a bang!! This shaker card is gorgeous – I love it, and as always, thank you for sharing!!

  16. Vicki Dutcher

    Lovely project! It has been such a pleasure hopping with you over the last few years, and getting to see your beautiful creations! See you in blogland

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