Heartfelt Creations September 2022 Alumni Hop: Autumn Flowers Urn
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations September 2022 Alumni Hop! The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, October 3rd. At that time, we will select a randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog to receive a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card! A winner for a second $25 gift card will be selected from comments left on the Heartfelt Creations blog. So along with all kinds of crafty inspiration, you have the opportunity to win one of TWO $25 gift cards this weekend!
Please make sure you leave your first and last name in your comments. The two winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK page on Wednesday, October 5th. If you are one of the lucky winners, please claim your prize within 72 hours by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Winner of the September Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your e-mail.
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Floral Shoppe Autumn Flowers Urn
What do you do when you have an extra handmade flower or two left over from a project? Do you ever think to use them in a mixed flower arrangement? The Floral Shoppe Urn is a wonderful way to display those floral “extras.” I had a few die cut leaves, a few sunflowers, and a small collection of previously stamped Floral Fillers stashed away in plastic boxes. So putting this lovely fall floral arrangement together was a snap!
TIP: Die cut your floral urn from the Floral Shoppe paper pad. Then customize it by inking up the matching stamp with clear embossing ink. Use the die as a template to help you line the stamp up with the die cut image. Now heat emboss with some Frayed Burlap Distress Embossing Powder to make the details look 3-D. Finish the urn by sponging on some Rusty Hinge and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. This gives the urn a wonderful aged appearance that pops off the card.
Die Cut Your Background
Create a lacy die cut background for your card with the Simply Elegant Centerpiece Die. Here’s how to make the die fit on a 5″ x 7″ card base.
- First, stitch 2 layers of patterned paper onto a 5″ x 7″ panel of copper metallic paper.
- Next, die cut the Simply Elegant Centerpiece from white cardstock.
- Now, cut the die cut carefully in half. Adhere one half near the bottom of the card base and the other near the top.
- You will have a 1″ gap between the two die cut halves. Fill this space in with a strip of copper cardstock wrapped with a complementary shade of ribbon.
- Now use foam tape to adhere the sides and bottom of your urn to the card base. Fill it with flowers and your job is done!
A Peek Inside
Dress up the inside of your card with the center piece of the die cut. Cut this carefully in half and adhere as seen in the photo.
Create a pocket on the bottom half of your card and tuck in a little notecard/gift card wallet.
Add a fall tea bag and a honey stick. Now your card is a gift! You can also tuck a gift card inside if you wish.
On With the Hop!
Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave some sweet words behind. This enters you into the drawing for the first $25 gift card.
Finish up the hop over on the Heartfelt Creations blog where you’ll find a wonderful tutorial waiting for you. Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing for the SECOND $25 gift card.
Here’s the complete Alumni Blog Hop List:
♥ Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Bozena ♥ Alissa ♥ Gloria♥ Lynn ♥ Lisa ♥ Vicki ♥ Heartfelt Creations ♥
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Thanks for stopping by!
- Floral Shoppe Creative Essentials
- Simply Elegant Centerpiece Die
- Rustic Sunflowers Cling Stamps and Dies
Such a great card!! Inspired way to use extra leftover flowers.
Gorgeous flower card! So much depth and texture. Love the colors too!
I love your idea of embossing and coloring the vase as well as the cute little bee. Your projects never disappoint.
Such a lovely card! I love the fall flowers!
Love the added Bee! I just bought the floral vase. I can’t wait to play around with it!
Love your work, as always it is inspirational!
I have been looking for inspiration using the urn set and you have created a beautiful one.
Beautiful card, love the fall colors!
Another gorgeous creation!! I love that your cards are also a wonderful little gist with a delicious surprise!! ♥
What a gorgeous card my friend! Loving your sunflowers!
Thanks Kathy for sharing your lovely creations. This make a nice gift with the teabag.
Love sunflowers. And the card is wonderful.
What a beautiful card, Kathy! I love all the autumn colors in the bouquet!
What a beautiful card. Love all the details of the card. Thanks for sharing with us.
Love the pops of purples with the fall sunflowers. Beautiful combination.
What a wonderful card. I love sunflowers. I’m always excited to see what you put inside your cards.
Love your card Kathy. It is so pretty.
My creative eyes are drawn to all these beautiful flowers! I always make extra flowers and hold them in storage boxes until I need them. Love the purple spears at the back…did you add Prills for texture? Love how they look. The sunflowers are gorgeous…love that sunflowers are appropriate from summer into fall. Beautiful floral display!
This is Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
Gorgeous as usual Kathy! I just finally used the floral vase this week and did as you suggested, filled it with leftover flowers and I just love it! I really like your idea of embossing and colouring the vase too. Thanks for the inspiration.
This is a beautiful card. Your directions are very clear. I can’t wait to try this card.
Dramatic and so awe-inspiring! The depth of your artistry is extremely impressive! I love your ability to give an image not only depth but also an exquisite, delicate beauty that captivates the viewer. In other words you and your art are simply put, AMAZING.
Your rustic looking pot is just wonderful with the beautiful flowers. I love the colors you chose. And the bee adds so much! I just love this!
Wowed what a fabulous card! I just love the collections you’ve used to create this beauty!
Kathy, this is absolutely breathtaking! The floral arrangement is just gorgeous with those lovely contrasting colors. I love the lacy white background, it really sets off the arrangement. And of course that bee is the cherry on top of the sundae. So sweet! Thank you for sharing this beauty! Hugs!
Sunflowers are one of my favorites! Very pretty card, thanks for sharing!
Wow! Love the colors!