Heartfelt Creations March 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Seasonal Wreath Shaker Card Delightful Daisies by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations March 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Seasonal Daisies Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations March 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, March 28th.  At that time, a randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  A second $25 gift card will be randomly chosen from comments on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.  So be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave some sweet words as you soak up all the  crafty inspiration.

The winners of the gift certificates will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, March 30th.  Winners will have 72 hours to claim their prize at [email protected]  Please write “Winner of the March 2022 Alumni Blog Hop in the subject line of your email.

Now, let’s get this party started!

Seasonal Wreath and Delightful Daisies Shaker Card

Heartfelt Creations Seasonal Wreath Delightful Daisies Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

My inspiration project for the hop is this 6×6 Shaker Easel Card.  Green is my second favorite color, and it is found in abundance in the Seasonal Wreath Paper Collection.  I’ve combined it with pretty yellow Delightful Daisies, ribbons, charms and a fun shaker window to make a bit of spring home décor.

TIME SAVING TIP # 1 :  Die cut the greenery from the Seasonal Wreath Paper Pad using the matching dies. No need to stamp or color these pretty floral bits when you use this method.  I did spritz them lightly with a little shimmer mist that I had in my stash.

TIME SAVING TIP #2: Always make a few extra flowers, that way you’ll have some in your stash when time is running short.  These pretty yellow daisies were left over from a project I made some time ago.  Store your extra flowers in small plastic bins or sandwich boxes to keep them in tip top condition.

Making the Shaker Frame

Heartfelt Creations Seasonal Wreath Shaker Card Delightful Daisies by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Making this shaker frame was so quick and easy that I just have to tell you how I did it.

  • First, choose your 6×6 image from the paper pad.
  • Next, choose a second 6×6 image that has the same size/shape opening in the center.  Trim about 1/4″ from each side of the image.
  • Now die cut the image from the center of the 2nd image using the Cut, Mat, Create Dies. This becomes the frame for your shaker window. Save the center for use in another project.
  • Die cut a plain piece of 6×6 cardstock, and cut the center out of it using the Cut, Mat, Create Die.  Back the frame piece with this to add strength to the frame.
  • Then adhere clear cardstock to the back of the frame using Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Next, add 3 layers of foam strips to the back of the frame.
  • Finally, place your shaker elements in the center of your chosen 6×6 image.  Line the shaker frame over the top and press in place to seal.

See?  It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Decorate your frame with the cute die cut bees and butterflies from the paper pad.

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket inside your easel card.  This acts as a stopper, but it also gives you room to tuck in some little treats.

Add a card front to a folded piece of cardstock.

Then dress up a sentiment panel with a bit of border strip.  Create a side pocket and tuck in a sunshiny tea bag to turn your card into a lovely gift.

On With the Hop

Now get your crafty inspiration flowing as you visit each Alumni Team Member’s blog.  Remember to leave a comment so that you’ll be entered into the drawing for the $25 gift card.  Finish up over on the Heartfelt Creations blog and leave another comment for another chance to win.

♥ Kathy (You are HERE)   ♥ Vicki Carole Amarilys Lisa                                                                     ♥ CandyAlissaMonica  ♥   Oksana Heartfelt Creations 

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If you’d like to create this card, I’ve linked the supplies below.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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26 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations March 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

  1. Janet Wilson

    What a beautiful spring card. Love the shaker part and the touch of ribbon. Gorgeous!

  2. Gena Krannig

    Oh Kathy! This card took my breath away! This has to be one of the prettiest collections from Heartfelt. The soft green colors of course are my favorites. Your shaker elements are just lovely and I love the way you used the button in the middle of that pretty gingham bow. The bees of course are precious! All my favorites are here in this beauty! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  3. Valerie Anderson

    Beautiful Kathy I ❤ this everything about this card, it’s pretty and fun a perfect Easter & spring card!❤❤❤

  4. Melanie Smith

    This just screams SPRING!!!!! I love the colors and of course your design style is one of my favorites on the Alumni team each and every month. Thank you for participating and givig us ongoing inspiration.

  5. sandart999

    Oooo, I have had such a stressful week – this just what I needed to bring a sense of peace. Thank you! I think the green is exactly what calmed my spirit. Peace & blessings to you,
    Sandy

  6. Martie Rollin

    Greens fill my house (couch, bed covers, etc)…a comfortable color in which to reside. I like the use of a shimmer spray…adds just enough shine to make a difference. The bees complete this card for me! LOVE that dangling enamel bee charm…perfect choice! Yes, I always create extra flowers…I’m never quite sure just how many flowers I’ll use on a project…extras are kept in a dozen photo storage boxes I picked up on a terrific sale years ago. It always makes me happy to be able to quickly pull elements together to create something new. A color coordinated tea package is always such a pleasant surprise for the recipient…you have definitely inspired many of us to follow your example. Lovely easel card!!

  7. Dana Prunier

    It’s beautiful! The greens and yellows are perfect for spring. You’ve given me inspiration to dive into my paper stash.

  8. Priscilla Hughs

    What a way to begin my day! Just love the colors, green and yellow being favorites of mine. I have left overs from a different Heartfelt collection from a few years back, It will go well with all of your suggestions. You are my design “Queen”! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Marla Owens

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous Kathy! I love the colors and the shaker. You know I love shaker cards. Thank you for the instructions. Have a blessed weekend my friend!

  10. LORNA BAUMANN

    So pretty Kathy. Love your little tip for the leaves. I bought 2 of those paper pads, so I have plenty of green paper and will try this.

  11. Sandy Patterson

    As usual, I love your card – the bees on top of the shaker part just drew me in! Lovely!

  12. soozyb2013

    Wow Kathy this one is so darn cute. the bees, the flowers, the shaker. Love it to bits!!!! Thanks for making the morning just a bit brighter!!!! Enjoy your Friday!

  13. Vanessa Schultz

    Such a cheerful shaker card with a hidden surprise of tea. Very well crafted and thanks for the instructions on how to recreate.

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