Heartfelt Creations November 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Snowy Pines Easel Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations November 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Snowy Pines Shaker Easel Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations November 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  Are you excited about the Black Friday Special Edition Release?  We sure are!  Several members of the Alumni Team will be featuring projects using the  new Classic Frame Dies in our posts this month.  Get ready to be inspired!  My inspiration piece features  the lovely Fancy Classic Oval Frame  paired up with the Snowy Pines and Festive Poinsettia collections.  We’ll take a closer look at that in a second.

First I need to let  you know that the hop runs from now until 11:55 PM EST on Monday, November 29th.  This gives you plenty of time to visit all the blogs in the hop.  A random selected comment from a mystery blog will chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card!

But that’s not all!  Heartfelt Creations is also offering a $25 gift card that will be awarded to a randomly chosen comment on their blog!  That’s TWO chances to win a Heartfelt Creations shopping spree!

The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page and Blog on Wednesday, December 1st.  Winners have 72 hours to claim their prizes by contacting socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us.  Please write “Winner of the November 2021 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line of your e-mail.  So be sure to check the Heartfelt Blog and Facebook page on December 1st to see if you are one of the happy winners.  Now, let’s get on with the hop!

Snowy Pines Shaker Easel Card

Heartfelt Creations Snowy Pines Festive Poinsettia Fancy Oval Frame Shaker Easel Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Christmas is right around the corner, so it’s time to get busy making beautiful Christmas cards and gifts.  This 6×6 easel shaker card features papers from the Snowy Pines Collection.

Heartfelt Creations Fancy Classic Oval Frame Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The Classic Fancy Oval Frame Die makes a great shaker element!  Here’s how I  made it:

  • First, die cut the Classic Fancy Oval Frame from gold mirror cardstock.
  • Then cut an oval  piece of clear cardstock to fit the back of the frame.  Adhere this with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Next, while you are waiting for the adhesive to dry, add a little Crystal Clear Glitter to the snowy portions of the card front.
  • Now, adhere 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to the back side of the oval frame.
  • Then place your shaker elements (sequins, buttons, beads and pearls) over the image. Remove the tape liner and press the frame into place.
Festive Poinsettias the E-Z Way!

Heartfelt Creations Small Festive Poinsettias by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Now we get to make some beautiful Festive Poinsettia Flowers!  I like to do this the E-Z way!

  • First, stamp the smallest Small Festive Poinsettia on a panel of the red patterned paper from the Snowy Pines Collection.  I used Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink for this step. Using the patterned paper means that the flowers are already perfectly color-matched, which saves time!
  • Next, heat emboss the stamped flowers with clear embossing powder.  This makes the detailed veins in the petals stand out.
  • Now die cut the petals with the Small Festive Poinsettia Die.
  • Then add texture and shine to the petals by tapping them with diluted Carmine Red Nuvo 3D Stamp paint.
  • Next, dilute a little white chalk paint and spatter the flowers to give them a snowy appearance.
  • When the flowers have dried, shape them in the Festive Poinsettia Mold.
  • Finish the flowers with Red Bead/Berry Clusters in the center.

To add fulness and foliage to your floral display, stamp and die cut some Holly Berry Sprays.

Heartfelt Creations Snowy Pines Christmas Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Create a Brake for Your Easel Card

Create a brake, or stopper,  for your easel card by making a pocket from a 6×6 card front.  Then add ribbon, snowy jingle bells and a fancy button to finish the design.

A Peek Inside

Pockets turn cards into gifts!

Use scraps of your gold foil and patterned paper to make a little gift card/treat wallet.

Now tuck in a little Christmas tea and chocolate treat as the perfect finishing touch! There is also room to write a little note, or to sneak in a gift card.  What a perfect Secret Santa gift!

On With the Hop!

Are you ready to hop?  Our Alumni Team Designers have prepared all kinds of crafty inspiration for you!  Don’t forget to leave comments on each Alumni Team blog AND the Heartfelt Creations Blog to be entered into those drawings for $25 gift cards!

Kathy Clement: You are HERE Vicki Dutcher  Carole Wright   Monica Edwards                      Oksana Clegg  Emily Niehaus  Candy Slabaugh Lisa Gregory  Alissa Wells                        Amarilys Doria Heartfelt Creations

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Enjoy the hop…and Black Friday shopping!





22 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations November 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

  1. Joanne McArthur

    This card looks like you spent a lot of time on it. So many lovely features to look at. Live it.

  2. Susan Steele

    Beautiful Winter Easel Shaker card Kathy! Luv that winter paper collection and your poinsettias flowers are just gorgeous too! And the oval frame die goes so well with your winter scenery! Thanks for sharing another beauty! Hugs, Suzy Q

  3. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this card is absolutely breathtaking! The shaker frame is gorgeous and is quite the showcase! Love the beautiful holiday colors of the flower clusters and ribbons. As usual the inside and all of the embellishments you have added are so lovely. This is such a beautiful paper collection. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  4. jo Williams

    Beautiful easel card. My order of the new dies is on it’s way to me. Thanks for for the inspiration..

  5. Martie Rollin

    HC makes the best poinsettia dies! I’m enjoying the vintage look of this beautiful card. Your decision to use the quiet green ribbon balances the brightness of the flowers…nice! Do you have any tips for attaching the jingle bells? Did you tie them together with a string, then attach the string with hot glue? Or do you tie the string around the glued on bow? I’ve used jingle bells as dangle charms, but never as closely attached to the card as they seem to be on this one. Hope Turkey Day was enjoyed by all! I was really happy to see the Macy’s Parade!! Love all the marching bands! And that new ground level reindeer balloon was so-o cute…the handlers did a great job of visiting with young children along the parade route. Holiday fun!

  6. Mary Whitcomb

    As always, this is such a beautiful design. I really must have those poinsettia stamps and dies. Every time I see what you do with them…I want them more!!! Just beautiul.

  7. Isabel Gonzalez

    Hi Kathy! This is such a stunning card!!! I love how that gorgeous scenery pulls you right in makes you feel like you are really there. I’ve said it many times and will keep saying it, you are soooo talented my dear, sweet friend!!! God bless you always!!!

  8. soozyb2013

    Beautiful card as usual Kathy, your attention to detail is always breathtaking. It’s all about the layers, and you, my friend, have nailed it! I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving Day! Ours was in October 🙂 Happy Friday!

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