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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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.
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!
- Decorative Dragonfly Collection
- Other Heartfelt Creations Dies and Stamps
- Clear Cardstock
- Dries Clear Glitter Glue
- 1/8″ foam strips
- Rajni Chawla Crystal Clear Glitter
- Lilac Lane Midwinter Night Shaker Mix
- Elderberry Seam Binding Ribbon
- Iridescent Metallic String