Heartfelt Creations January 2021 Alumni Hop

The Heartfelt Creations January 2021 Alumni  hop is now closed.  The winner is Theresa99, randomly chosen from Lisa’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations Floral Shoppe Urn Box Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations January 2021 Alumni Hop: Floral Shoppe Urn Tea Party in a Box Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations January 2021 Alumni Hop!  This is your first stop on this inspirational blog hop with the HC Alumni Design Team.  The hop will continue until 11:55 PM EST on Monday, February 1st.  Then we will randomly select a comment from a mystery blog to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  So you will want to hop along with us and leave a sweet comment on each of the blogs listed below.  The winner of the hop will be announced at the top of this blog post and on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, February 3rd.  Now, let’s get the inspiration flowing!

Floral Shoppe Urn Tea Party in a Box

Heartfelt Creations Floral Shoppe Urn Tea Party in a Box Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for the January 2021 Alumni Hop Photo 01

My inspiration piece for the January 2021 Alumni Hop is this Floral Shoppe Urn Tea Party in a Box Card.  Although it looks difficult to make, it’s actually a very simple, straightforward creation.  The trick?  Use the cut apart images in the Floral Shoppe paper collection to make the floral fillers and planter for this gorgeous card.  That’s right!  Each Floral Shoppe Paper Pad has 4 sheets of floral fillers and urns that are sized to fit the Floral Shoppe Dies.  What could be easier?

Tips and Tricks

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make your unique version of this card.

  • First, die cut 2 urn bases from the paper collection.  Lightly shade the edges with Distress Ink. (I used Faded Jeans Distress Ink since I was working with the blue background.) Then layer the urns together with foam tape.  Place the tape along the sides and base of both urns so you can tuck your flowers and fillers behind and between them.  This creates lots of lovely dimension.
  • Next, apply Rajni Chawla Crystal Clear Glitter to some of the berries and stems.  Use Dries Clear Adhesive for the best results.
  • Now, add some texture and dimension with Dries Clear Adhesive and an assortment of Prills.
  • Allow some of the foliage and berries to hang down the front of the urn to give it a more organic look.  Simply bend the stems and adhere behind the urn layers to achieve this effect.
  • Save time by using a mix of pre-made flowers (Small Wild Rose and Lush Lilac) in your floral arrangement.  I always make extra flowers and store them in little boxes for future use.
Tea Party in a Box

There’s a tea party for 1 waiting inside this pretty card!  The top half of the 6×6 card base is a little photo folio.

Score a 10″ x 5 3/4″ panel of designer paper at 2 1/4″ and again at 8″.  Fold along the scored lines and adhere to the card base.  Then select 2 card front images and adhere over the flaps.

Create a pocket from a border strip and fill it with a little note card and simple bookmark.  You can write your personal greetings on the flaps, or add photos to really personalize your creation.

Create a box style pocket on the bottom half of the card.  (A pocket-making tutorial can be found HERE).  Then fill the pocket with an assortment of treats to make a tea party for one.  Once the treats are consumed, the pocket is a great storage spot for additional photos!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what inspiration Vicki has in store for you.  Here’s the entire lineup for the Heartfelt Creations January 2021 Alumni Hop:

Kathy (You are here) ♥ Vicki   ♥ Amarilys  ♥ Carole  ♥ Lisa  ♥ Candy Monica

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

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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42 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations January 2021 Alumni Hop

  1. MaryH

    Your cards are always such an inspiration and what could be better than enjoying a bouquet of lovely flowers while enjoying tea and chocolate (raspberry at that – yummy). Kathy your talents are endless and this project was just stunning. Thanks for the show today; drop dead gorgeous!

  2. Susan Steele

    Oh my …this urn of gorgeous flowers is ….just that gorgeous!!! All those extra flowers you’ve added give it that 3D effect! Luv your details …and the inside too! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Suzy Q

  3. Sharon Gullikson

    This is just beautiful. I really like the addition of the berries (LOVE THEM!) and the details of the little balls (I can’t remember what they are called, but I have some of them in my craft room). This is such a wonderful gift for someone–I hope that you will really send it or bring it to someone. It will make them feel so special that you took the time and effort to make them happy. Your projects are always so amazing!!

  4. Pat

    Just love this box! I have a great friend, whom I’ve never met in real life but became besties through Facebook. She’s an avid tea drinker and would so love this! ❤️

  5. Gena Krannig

    What a gorgeous creation, Kathy! I feel like I’m looking at a “real” floral arrangement. The colors in this collection are so soft and lovely and could be used for any occasion! Love how you did the inside too, as always full of wonderful surprises. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  6. Sharon Betts

    I have tried multiple times to comment on Vicki’s site. I kicks me out. Not sure what is wrong or what to do. Just wanted to say I saw them all and they are great.

    Thanks,
    Sharon Betts
    [email protected]

  7. Martie Rollin

    I was impressed with the grandeur of this sophisticated collection. LOVE your ideas to add Prills for added dimension! I’ll definitely be employing this sort of embellishment detailing to my floral displays. Thanks for sharing your inspiring techniques…much appreciated, Kathy!!

  8. Vicki r

    Magnificent floral design, Kathy! Beautiful flowers and so much dimension. It looks like it should be a centerpiece. The inside is fabulous too!

  9. lynn legge

    kathy this is so gorgeous…you sure do know how to make such soothing cards…i love love this collection .

  10. soozyb2013

    Beautiful bowl of Spring, just keep reminding me that Spring is coming. Really nice Kathy, love all the flowers!!!

  11. Christal Gill

    GORGEOUS Card! I think this one is my favorite…..but I say that about almost ALL of your cards! I just love your style and arrangements. Love the papers & the colors. TFS – Crafty Hugs, Christal

  12. Claire Gagne

    Oh my Kathy. This is simply amazingly beautiful. I love the colors. Regal for sure. You are still “top notch” as far as I’m concerned. You keep on amazing me when I think you’ve amazed me enough!!! 🙂

  13. Helen Budz

    Both your card and this HC set are so lovely. I have it–you’ve given me great inspiration for crafting with it this weekend. tfs-stay well. Hugs!

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