Heartfelt Creations January 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations January 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Floral Frames Shaker Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations January 2022 Alumni Blog Hop! The Alumni Team has been hard at work creating loads of crafty inspiration for you this month!  You can find the complete hop list near the bottom of this post.

The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EST on Monday, January 31st.  There are TWO Heartfelt Creations $25 Gift Certificates up for grabs: one comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog in the hop.  The other comment will be randomly chosen from the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

Winners  will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE on Wednesday, February 2nd.  The winners can claim their gift certificate in an email to socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us.  Please write “Winner of the January 2022 Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.  You will  have 72 hours to claim your prize after the announcement.

Now let’s get this party started!

Floral Frames Cozy Cottage Shaker Card Folio

Don’t you want to enjoy a vacation in this cozy cottage?  I used the Rectangular Floral Frames Die to cut the image and frame from the 12×12 Floral Frames paper pad.  Then I turned it into a shaker element for my 5″ x 7″ card.

TIP: Short on time?  Don’t forget to use the wonderful pre-colored images and flowers in the 12×12 paper pad!  Simply place the matching frame or flower die over the image and cut.  This is a huge time saver, and one of my favorite features about the paper pads.

Here’s how to turn this frame into a shaker element for your card:

  • First, die cut the cottage image/frame from the paper pad with the Rectangular Floral Frame Die.  Adhere this to your card front.
  • Next, use Dries Clear Adhesive to glue a piece of clear cardstock to the back of the frame.
  • Now, add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam tape around the inside perimeter on the back side of the frame.
  • Then, place your shaker elements over the cottage image on your card front.  Use a mix of sequins, beads, pearls, buttons and Prills to fill the shaker.
  • Finally, line up the prepared frame over the image and press firmly in place.
Making the Flowers

Heartfelt Creations Floral Frames Shaker Card by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

When it’s time to make the flowers to adorn your frame, simply die cut them directly from the paper pad.  Then shape and stack the layers together.  Use a paint brush to apply a light coat of Dries Clear Adhesive, then cover with Crystal Clear Glitter.  Fill the centers with a mix of Prills.  Dot adhesive on the die cut leaves and sprinkle with Prills to add a pop of color and texture to your card.

A Peek Inside

You can turn a simple card into a lovely gift by adding a little treat pocket.  Then take your design a step further by creating a folio for the top half of the card.

  • First cut a sheet of patterned paper into (2) 12″ x 5 1/2″ strips.
  • Next, overlap the ends of the two panels 1/4″ and adhere together to make one long piece of patterned paper.
  • Now, score along this panel every 4 3/4″.  Then accordion fold to make a little folio.
  • Then adhere a piece of ribbon to the back side of the folio to serve as a closure.
  • Finally, adhere the folio in the center of the top of the card.

Tuck a little tea bag wallet, honey stick, tag and chocolate into the pocket as a special surprise.

Dress up your folio with a little bee charm.

Add photos, hand written notes or inspirational quotes on the folio pages.

Dress up the folio pages with frames or liner pages cut from the paper pad.

Now you’ve turned this card into an itty bitty mini album!  How fun is that?

These card folios make wonderful gifts for special occasions and they are so much fun to make!

On With the Hop!

Now you can visit the rest of the Alumni Team blogs to see what gorgeous inspiration they have in store for you.

Remember to leave a comment on each blog to be entered into the drawing for a $25 gift card.  And don’t forget to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog.  They have a special tutorial prepared for you as well as a second chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Vicki   ♥ Carole  ♥ Amarilys ♥ Lisa ♥ Monica ♥ Alissa ♥ CandyOksana Heartfelt Creations Blog ♥  

To Leave a Comment on this blog: Click on the “Replies” link located beneath the title at the TOP of this post.

Please comment with your first and last name so that we can easily identify the winner.  Thanks!

You will find a linked supply list below this post. 

Enjoy the hop!






38 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations January 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

  1. Sharon Gullikson

    Adding tea to this English cottage is a great idea. The cottage is so pretty. It reminds me of our trips to England….especially The Cotswolds

  2. Claire Gagne

    Oh gosh Kathy! You knocked it out of the ball park again with this beauty. I just love this card. The colors are soft & beautiful. Geez, even the shaker bits match! Be well, be safe & TYFS

  3. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this is one of the most breathtaking cards ever! OMG that paper collection is so dreamy! The floral die is one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen and is such a perfect frame for that lovely cottage and shaker elements. I want to be in that cottage having a warm cup of tea. The flowers are so beautiful and of course I LOVE the little bee charm. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  4. Jodi Clark

    This is such a unique and beautiful card! I love how you offset the frame and turned it into a shaker box, thank you so much for sharing!

  5. Priscilla+Hughs

    Exquisite! I struggle with these paper collections, but this shows it off beautifully. Now I’ll have to go through my Heartfelt collections and see what I can come up with. Love their new line of dies, does make life easier. The colors are to die for! Ha!

  6. Helen Budz

    Kathy, this project is both delightful and beautiful. The folio design is delightful as always. Your selection of HC papers and embellishments add an especially beautiful look. You’ve outdone yourself! tfs-stay well. Hugs.

  7. Martie Rollin

    Your shaker mix is really drawing my attention, especially the pleasing sequin colors. Beautiful card! I do enjoy the fact that someone invented micro beads/Prills! The upper left flower cluster is beautiful. And that gorgeous bow is eye catching! Well done, Kathy!

  8. Terry Law

    Wow! What a beautiful card Kathy! You never cease to amaze me! This Heartfelt Creations paper is just so lovely. Those colours call out to me – lol!

  9. Stephanie Beck

    Oh how I love this card and what a beautiful idea of a way to make it more of a gift!

    The colors in this paper collection are all my favorites. Sooo vibrant and beautiful.

  10. Julie Francis

    This is so beautiful and I love your tip to utilize the page in the paper pad with the coloured flowers already done, cut shape and done! Quick and easy. Love this when in time crunch

  11. Isabel Gonzalez

    Heartfelt Creations always have the most beautiful images, Kathy, and you sure know how to bring them to life!!! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration, my dear, sweet friend!!! xoxo

  12. Cheryl Wells

    Great shaker card, Kathy – this paper collection is one of my favorites from Heartfelt Creations – love all the details!!!!

  13. soozyb2013

    You have packed a ton of beauty into this card/folio. Love the colour palette! Great work Kathy!

  14. Gail Stepp

    This is such a beautiful card. I love the colors and love this collection. I can’t wait to make one of these cards. Thank you for the detailed instructions,

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