Heartfelt Creations June 2020 Alumni Blog Hop

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Mary Holshouser, selected randomly fro Carole Wright’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!  The next Alumni Hop is July 31st. 

Heartfelt Creations June 2020 Alumni Blog Hop: Sea Breeze Sails in the Sunset Shaker Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations June 2020 Alumni Blog Hop!  This month I am longing for the beach, so I chose to create a Sea Breeze Sails in the Sunset Shaker Folio.  So put on a pair of flip flops, grab a windbreaker and join me for a lovely cruise through this interactive shaker folio.

The folio base is a 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ x 1/2″ trifold folio constructed from 100# cardstock.  I don’t  have a tutorial this month, but I have a walk through video that is loaded with tips, how to’s and measurements that will help you create your own version of the project.

Creating the shaker frame

Heartfelt Creations Sea Breeze Sunset Sail Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Create a shaker frame for the folio cover.

  • First, select a background image from the paper collection and trim it to measure 6″ x 6″.
  • Then select a 6×6 framed card front and cut out a window inside the frame.
  • Use a craft knife and ruler to cut a large “X” from corner to corner of the image.
  • Now insert your scissors and trim away the excess paper.
  • Back the frame with clear cardstock.
  • Use Dries Clear Adhesive and wipe away any smudges.
  • Next, apply foam tape around the perimeter of the frame.
  • Place shaker element in the center of the background paper.  I also added a real sand dollar, auger shell and a tiny shell filled with pearls. A round disc made from shells serves as the rising moon in the scene.
  • Now line up the frame and the background panel and press the foam tape in place.
The Flowers

The floral cascade is a mix of Oakberry Lane, Purr-Fect Posies and Delightful Daisies.  I had previously stamped, colored and layered these flowers for other projects.  But they worked together beautifully with this color palette.  The daisies and purr-fect posies are painted with diluted Distress Ink and a water brush to help them blend harmoniously with the Oakberry Lane flowers.  The finishing touch was a touch of Nuvo Toasted Almond Mousse.  Thin the mousse with water, then tap on lightly with a sponge.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look inside the folio.  I’ve combined designer papers from Sea Breeze and Under the Sea.

The folio is filled with pockets, flaps, flip pages and interactive elements.

There is also lots of room for journaling.

You Tube Video Tour with Tips and Tricks

To help you see how all the interactive elements work together, I’ve prepared a short video tour with lots of tips, tricks and measurements.

On With the Hop!

The hop begins here and remains open until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, June 29th.  One comment from a mystery blog in the hop will be chosen to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post on Wednesday, July 1st.  Heartfelt Creations will also announce the winner on their blog and Facebook page at that same time.

The winner will have 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us. Please write “Winner of the June 2020 Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.

Here’s the hop line up:

♥ KATHY (You are HERE)










♥  Oksana

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

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

Thanks for stopping by!




51 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations June 2020 Alumni Blog Hop

  1. Berina

    Kathy, this is stunning! I love the shaker on the cover – that’s clever. I’m thinking of making a memory book for my second daughter. you’ve given me lots of ideas!!

  2. Helen Budz

    Kathy, what an amazing project for this HC blog hop! I’ll be watching your video over and over just to be sure I’ve seen all those interactive elements. It’s such a great way to make the most of the scenery papers in the collections. I’m going to have fun looking through my stash to see which collections will look best together and then start creating the appropriate flower combo to embellish them. You’ve just got my HC creative juice flooding my mind…thanks so much. Hugs-stay well.

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  4. Georgette Turner

    Wow – this is so beautiful and the colors are absolutely stunning – just gorgeous!!

  5. Judy Rossmann

    That is a beautiful card. I just got that set. Ill be using this for inspiration for sure!

  6. Diana Fleming

    Hello Kathy, this is Diana from the beautiful Cotswolds in UK. A great admirer of your talented work. I love this collection of papers but after searching for ages cannot locate it here. I contacted Heartfelt , but found their shipping costs more than the product itself . Do you have any suggestions for me, perhaps a supplier on the Continent ? Thank you for your inspiration, and by the way , your Sons work in wood is inspiring.

      1. Diana Fleming

        Thank you Kathy,I do deal with this Company for some reason the two English Company’s don’t seem to stock the papers. I so have fallen in love with your card that it’s just a must that I get this gorgeous paper, aren’t the colours just so eatable . I’ll have to bite the bullet and order from US of A and pay the high mail cost. Thank you for your input , very much appreciated Diana

  7. Gena L Krannig

    Oh Kathy for someone who loves the beach and water as much as we do, this is the most perfect folio! The color palate is gorgeous and your flowers just add that much more beauty and dimension! Could they have created any cuter and sweeter images? I don’t think so! The seagull and seahorses are darling and the boat on the water just makes me happy! Thank you for sharing and doing the video as well! Hugs!

  8. Sue Lawson

    This is making me think a land-locked Iowa girl could escape to the beach if only in the craft room. Beautiful!

  9. Carla Hundley

    Oh how gorgeous this
    card is and fabulous
    inside goodies. Love
    the shaker.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Martie Rollin

    My eyes are stuck on looking at that big shell with the seahorse tucked in…so cute! I’m not a fan of shaker elements, but the rope frame has such a pleasant way to do this. Nicely designed!

  11. Marva Montierth

    That is a breathtaking card. I have to make one of those for my brother’s birthday. He loves his boat!

  12. Brenda S. West

    Gorgeous papers and love all the places for pictures and journalling. It is such a wonderful album.

  13. Becky Sibaja

    Love everything Heartfelt and thank you for sharing this wonderful ideas! Becky Sibaja

  14. Mary Holshouser

    I can see this on display at the lake house,
    with pictures from the summer activities.
    Beautiful coloring and design. Fun idea
    to put a shaker on the cover.
    thanks for sharing.

  15. Glenda

    Oh the beach…..your creations is so gorgeous! Love all the elements and those colors just speak to me! Gorgeous!


    Boy that folio takes me straight to memories of Hawaii!! My husband and I spent Christmas and New Year’s there every year until he passed away – beautiful card/folio, Kathy!!!!

  17. Claire Gagne

    WOW, another over-the-top creation you have come up with. I simply love this paper. Is there a tutorial on how to make this one Kathy? Love all the projects that Rosa has as well.

  18. cyptampabayrrcom

    Love the Sea Breeze collection you did a wonderful job . Can’t wait to try this one!

  19. Ann Marie

    Stunning! I just love your creative process. Beautiful and so inspirational! I must try this. Your generous directions and tutorials are so appreciated. xxx Ann Marie

  20. Lillian Lumachi

    Love the soft beach tones of the paper. I agree the shaker card front is more fun than a flat front! Really cute project

  21. Shannon Meister

    Love this album. I have been making a number of cards with the Under the Sea. It’s in my bucket to purchase more. I better order two.

  22. Betsy Davis

    Kathy, this project is stunning! The theme, colors and design are truly amazing. Love this project!!

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