Heartfelt Creations February 2022 Alumni Hop

Heartfelt Creations Dogwoods and Lilacs Organizer Notebook by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations February 2022 Alumni Hop: Dogwoods and Lilacs

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations February 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  Before I share my Dogwoods and Lilacs Notebook Inspiration piece, I’d like to share a little information with you about the hop.

The hop starts here and continues until 11:55PM EST on Monday, February 28th.  You will find the complete hop list below.  There will be TWO randomly selected winners and each will receive a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate.  One winning comment will be randomly selected from a mystery blog and the other winning comment will be randomly selected from the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook Page on Wednesday, March 2nd.  If you are one of the winners, please claim your prize within 72 hours by e-mailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us.  Please write “Winner of the February 2022 Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.

To help us properly identify the winner, please add your first and last name to your comment.  Thank you!  Now, let’s get our craft on!

Dogwoods and Lilacs Organizer Notebook

There’s a promise of spring in the air here in North Carolina.  So I decided to break out my favorite Dogwood stamps and dies.  The gorgeous Lush Lilac collection seemed like the perfect pairing for these spring blossoms.  I love the way they dress up this 6″ x 8 1/2″ Notebook Cover.

Here’s how to create the notebook cover base:

  • First, cut (2) 11″ x 8 1/2″  panels of lavender cardstock. Overlap the 8 1/2″ ends about 1/4″ and adhere together.  This will form a long 21 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ panel of paper.
  • Score this panel at 6″ and 6 3/4″.  Then fold on the 6 3/4″ line and repeat.  Then score at 5 3/4″.  This will leave you with a 2 1/2″ flap that will become a side pocket.
  • Add strength and durability to the folio base with matted plain cardstock.  Then dress it up with beautiful papers, handmade flowers and embellishments.
A Peek Inside

Create a slash pocket on the left hand panel of this trifold folio.

Mat 4″ x 6″ images from the Lush Lilac paper pad on folded white cardstock to create pretty little notecards to go in the pocket.

The center panel of the notebook is a great place to add a junior legal pad.  The cardboard backing on the pad lends strength to the design.  You can even glue a new pad over the original pad when it’s been used up.

The side pocket on the right is a great spot to store postage stamps, addresses, business cards, etc.

TIP: Create a small pocket on the flap.  Then tuck in some of the gift tags from the paper collection.  This makes it easy to find them and add to a gift.

You can create a little accordion style photo folio by cutting, joining and folding two rows of       4″ x 5″ images together.

These little organizer notebooks make great Mother’s Day gifts, too!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what the rest of the amazing Alumni Team has prepared to inspire your creativity!  Remember to leave a comment on each blog post to be entered into the drawing for the $25 Gift Card.  And be sure to comment over on the Heartfelt Creations Blog so you’ll have a chance at winning the 2nd $25 gift card!

Kathy Clement (You are HERE):  Kathy by Design

Carole Wright:  The Pretty Paper Patisserie

Vicki Dutcher:  All I Do Is Stamp

Amarilys Doria:  Amarilys’s Scrappy Corner

Candy Slabaugh:  Candy’s Creations

Lisa Gregory:  What a Beautiful Mess

Monica Edwards: Simply Monica

Alissa Wells:  Will Run for Stamps

Oksana Clegg:  Everyday Crafting

Heartfelt Creations: Heartfelt Creations Blog

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You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!




32 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations February 2022 Alumni Hop

  1. Susan Steele

    Beautiful project…your notebook folio, Kathy! Luv those lilacs and bluebirds and your extra lilac blooms just make it all come alive! I know this is past the hop day but that’s okay. I’m playing catch up, felt rotten all week … Just wanted you to know this great …inside too! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Suzy Q

  2. Alissa Wells

    This project is so adorable and something I would love to have in my collection! Those Lush Lilac papers are crazy fun to play with. I can’t get enough of the little fat birdies and beautiful blooms!

  3. MaryMakinen

    I can think of so many friends who would enjoy receiving this. It is a great idea and a fabulous gift.

  4. Linda Walsh

    Thank you so much for your tutorial. The papers and colors are just beautiful. Love the birds and bird cage!
    Linda Walsh

  5. judy3118

    Beautiful, as always. The lush lilac is my favorite paper pad. Thanks for the great instructions too.

  6. Dana Roepke

    What a great project – perfect for gift giving 🙂 Love those vibrant colors and gorgeous flowers!

  7. Martie Rollin

    Every time I see lilacs, I am reminded of being a youngster…gifting my teacher with a bouquet of sweet lilacs. Beautiful, and useful, folio. Terrific idea!

  8. Laura Clark

    I love how you created so many useful pockets and items to fit in them. The colors are very beautiful and I can’t wait to make one.

  9. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, I’m in love with the blues and purples! What gorgeous, soft, dreamy colors in this paper collection. The little birdies are so cute. The little birdie cages with the flowers cascading around them are just gorgeous! This is such a wonderful creation as it allows you to use so much of this beautiful paper and images! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  10. Barbara Franco

    This card makes me happy in anticipation of spring. The white flowers on blue is special and peaceful. I love collecting all your inspirations and try to reproduce them with subtle changes. Lovely

  11. Debby

    This is so pretty! I love your colors, makes me want to get my dogwoods out and play! Beautiful project!

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