Heartfelt Creations May 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Decorative Dragonfly Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations May 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations May 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, May 30th.  At that time, a randomly selected comment from a mystery blog in the hop will be chosen to win one of TWO Heartfelt Creations $25 gift cards.  The second winner will be selected from the Heartfelt Creations blog post.  Winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, June 1st.

If you are a happy winner, you will have 72 hours to claim your prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us. Please write “Winner of the May 2022 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line. You enter the giveaway by leaving a sweet comment on each blog in the hop.  The more blogs you visit, the better your chances for winning!  You can find a complete blog hop list below.  So now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s get this hop started, shall we?

Decorative Dragonfly Shaker Card

Heartfelt Creations Decorative Dragonfly Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

If summertime has not arrived in your part of the world yet, it will soon.  To get you ready for those warm and sunny days, I created this 6×6 shaker card using the Decorative Dragonfly Collection.  What a gorgeous collection this is, and I certainly had a great time playing with it!

All these deep shades of blue and purple needed a pop of white, so I created my shaker frame using the Leafy Borders Die.

  • First, die cut the 4 sides of the frame from white cardstock.
  • Next, apply Dries Clear Glitter Glue to the pieces and dust with Crystal Clear Glitter.
  • Now, mat the frame pieces on pearlized white cardstock and trim to a 6″ square.
  • Then use a ruler and a craft knife to cut out the opening for the shaker frame.
  • Back the frame with clear cardstock and 3 rows of foam tape.
  • Now you can place your shaker mix in the center of the 6×6 card front and press the frame in place.
Decorative Dragonfly Tips &Details

TIP: Short on time?  Use the Dragonfly Florals and Daydream Florals dies to cut images directly from the paper pad.  This means no coloring is required, and saves time!

TIP: Add a bit of sparkle by tapping Dries Clear Adhesive over the die cut florals.  Then sprinkle with Crystal Clear.  To add extra texture and dimension, you can sprinkle some Prills over the flowers, too!

Add a simple sentiment to the card by stamping on a die cut circle charm from the paper collection.  Dress the charm up with a little metal dragonfly and a sweet seam binding bow!

TIP: Small buttons and glass beads are a fun addition to a shaker mix!  Look through your stash and look for buttons and beads that go with the paper collection.

A Peek Inside

You can turn this card into a gift by adding flap page and a box pocket to the design.

The flap page is a nice spot to add a couple of photos, poems or a personal note.

The box pocket gives you room to tuck in a sweet vintage demitasse spoon, chocolate treat, “gift wrapped” cookie, tea bag wallet and honey stick for the tea.  I’ve also tucked in a sweet little ribbon tied  photo folio.

This is so easy to do!  Simply cut out a row of the 4×6 card images from the paper collection.  Then score between the images and accordion fold.  Photos can be matted on the back side of the card fronts, and journaling can be added on the front.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Carole has prepared for you to enjoy.  She’ll have the link to the  next blog in the hop.  But I’ve provided a full list below just in case you get lost.

♥ KATHY (you are here)  ♥ CaroleVicki Amarilys AlissaGloria  ♥ Lisa  ♥ Oksana ♥ Candy ♥ Monica Heartfelt Creations  ♥  

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

To leave a comment on this post, click on the blue “REPLY” button that is located just beneath the title at the top of the blog.

Enjoy the hop!





25 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations May 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

  1. Beverly Jordan

    Kathy, the beauty of your multilayers of gorgeous Heartfelt Creations papers and turning it into a folio with the tea, spoon and honey is fabulous! Then the bonus of it being a shaker card with teeny tiny button and gorgeous pages to add journaling or photos is wonderful! Love your work!!

  2. Christi

    Kathy, you never cease to amaze me with your absolutely stunning cards! I love the idea of getting the vintage spoons and tea bags with the honey stick! I am going to have to do this! With a few pictures of the recipient and memories journaled, what a gift this would be! Thank you for the inspiration! Happy Memorial Day!

  3. Susan Steele

    Just a beautiful shaker card creation! Especially luv that gorgeous flower cut out with those extra prills! There’s that beautiful elderberry ribbon color again used for both bows and a cute sentiment! Beautiful frame die cut too! And the inside is just perfectly created! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Suzy Q

  4. Judy Wallace

    Love everything about your card from the colors, to the shaker with the added buttons, to the beautiful papers, to all your great tips. Thank you!

  5. Alissa Wells

    This is so much fun! First, it takes me forever to roll through your post because there’s so many details to check out! The dragonflies and color scheme are sublime. Your patience for the flower bouquet got a nod of respect from me. Lovely work, Kathy!

  6. Vicki R.

    This is simply stunning! First, I love the colors but that mix of elements in the shaker box is awesome. So many details to take in…the dragonfly background paper is lovely. And wow, that bouquet of flowers die cut from the patterned paper leaves me speechless. Overall amazing project, Kathy!

  7. Jorja

    Beautifully done, wonderful instructions, colors, great to use as a tea swap or recipe card.

  8. Valerie Anderson

    Love your card Kathy, love all the different elements and adding the buttons to the shaker is a fabulous idea. This collection has such beautiful colors!

  9. Martie Rollin

    That floral cluster is beautiful! Love the dimension of Prills and such. Shaker contents are perfectly matched to the colors of this card! That tiny bow at top left is such a sweet detail . Love your metal dangle charm choice! Leafy Borders makes a great frame for the shaker…white was such a good choice. Lovely card…and that demitasse spoon is beautiful…that little flower on the handle is sweet. Well done, Kathy!

  10. Patricia Grier

    Absolutely love blues and purples and the card pocket on the inside is an extra bonus .

  11. suemobus

    Hello, I can’t believe how beautiful! You are very talented. How I wished I lived closer to your shop. Your items Emma is like a candy store. I cannot get enough of them.

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