Heartfelt Creations Tulip Time Shaker Card

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Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Tulip Time Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations January 2019 Alumni Hop!  Today we’re going to tiptoe through the tulips with a Tulip Time Shaker Card.


Heartfelt Creations Tulip Time Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop photo 01

Tulips have always been a favorite flower for me, so you can imagine my delight when Heartfelt Creations released the stunning Tulip Time Collection.   This 5 1/2″  square card boasts a tulip garden and a shaker element.  Come tiptoe through the tulips with me!

Tulip Time Shaker Card: Creating the base

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  • Create a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ card base with a 1/2″ spine.  To do this, cut (2) 5 1/2″ x 11″ panels from ivory cardstock.  Place 1/2″ Scor-Tape on the short end of one panel, then overlap the second panel on the Scor-Tape margin.  Score at 5 1/2″ , 6″, and again at 11 1/2″.  Trim this panel with a 2 1/2″ overhang to serve as a pocket.
  • Cut a circular opening in a a 6″ x 6″ card front image using the Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Die.  Cut the opening with the 2nd largest circle die.  Trim this panel to measure 4 1/2″ square.
  • Create the eyelet frame by nesting the 3rd largest circle die evening inside the eyelet circle.  Adhere the frame to the card opening.
  • Next, cut a 4 1/4″ piece of clear acrylic cardstock and adhere to the back side of the window you just created.
  • Then add 2 layers of 1/2″ foam tape to the back side of the window page.  Set aside.
  • Cut a 5 1/2″ square of the magenta patterned paper.
  • Now cut a 5 1/4″ panel of the garden scene paper and stitch to the magenta panel.  Adhere this to the card base.
  • Cut the tulip card front from the paper collection and trim to fit behind the window panel.
  • Then fill the center with a sequin mix, remove the liner tape from the window panel and carefully center over the tulip card front.
  • Die cut 2 Elegant Pocket Accents from ivory cardstock.  Tap with Dries Clear Adhesive and cover with Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder. Adhere behind the window panel.
  • Center and adhere this entire assembly to the card front.

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Tulip Time Shaker Card: Creating the Tulip Garden

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To create the tulip garden, follow these steps:

  • First, die cut all the tulip and leaf layers from the paper collection using the Tulip Time Die.
  • Next, customize the colors by brushing the petal layers with chalk inks.  I used ColorBox Petal Points in shades of yellow, pink, fuchsia, purple and green.  (The individual colors are not labeled on Petal Points, but you can find ColorBox Chalk Inks HERE.)
  • Now, place the petal layers face down in the 3D Tulip Shaping Mold.  You can add up to 3 layers of petals, but be sure to spritz each layer lightly with water.
  • Run the petal layers through your die cutting machine.
  • Shape the layers with the Flower Shaping Tool Kit.
  • Add Go ManGo Prills to the centers of the larger tulips.

I opted not to add stamens to my tulips.  Instead, I shaped the leaves and layered them at the base of my shaker panel.  Then I added in my finished tulips.  Add Spanish Moss with a hot glue gun, then tuck in a little pink bow and button.  You may also run pink gingham ribbon around the edges of the shaker panel and top with a button.

When I was pleased with the composition of my tulip garden, I painted the petals with Diamond Stickles and set aside to dry.

Tulip Time Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

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I added a pocket and pull out photo album to the inside of my card.

Heartfelt Creations Tulip Time Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop photo 06

The photo album measures 4 1/2″ square and has 5 panels on each side.  The center back panel is wrapped with pink gingham ribbon and adhered to the card base.

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It’s so much fun to decorate the individual panels with designer paper.  I also added a small pocket and tucked in the circular cut out from the window panel.

Such pretty papers!

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The large pocket on the bottom is a 4 1/2″  x 5″ tea bag wallet.

I’ve tucked in a sweet mini silver spoon, tea bag and honey stick here.  The pocket is decorated with an Elegant Pocket Accent.

On With the Hop!

This hop will remain open until 11:55PM EST on Monday, January 28th.  The winner will be announced on this blog and on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, January 30th.

Visit each blog in the hop, and leave a lovely comment behind because a randomly chosen comment will be selected from a mystery blog to receive a $25 gift certificate to Heartfelt Creations.

Here’s the hop lineup for this month:

KATHY (you are here) ♥  Vicki    ♥  Amarilys    ♥  Sandra   ♥

♥  Pamela  ♥  Joann  ♥  Susan   ♥  Emily   ♥ Sandy

You’ll find a linked supply list below.

Thanks so much for hopping with us!



Tulip Time Shaker Card Supply List

Heartfelt Creations Supplies:

Supplies Purchased at Heartfelt Creations

Other Supplies:


54 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations Tulip Time Shaker Card

  1. Brian Poteraj

    I have been wanting to see what can be done with those papers. Your tulips are amazing-and so well shaped.

  2. Lisa Conner

    I would love to get this. Not only am I infatuated with shaker cards but this has such fun surprises inside as well.

  3. dannscraftingwhims

    I would totally flip out if this beautiful card landed in my mailbox!! Tiptoe through the tulips, indeed!! That bouquet of tulips is GORGEOUS and I want one in those same colors to hang on my wall!! That teaspoon is cool, too.. I bet the crook lets it sit on the edge of the cup or plate perfectly!

  4. Carla Skeen

    Absolutely fabulous card, I love all of the extra flaps and pockets as well. I personally find manipulating paper into forming gorgeous flowers, the most therapeutic medicine in this world. Your flowers are a like a hike to the top of the mountain!

  5. Janet Miller

    Your card is beautiful, I love the tea bag pocket, what a clever idea and I absolutely love the Tulip collection!

  6. Helen

    This tulip time card is so cheerful, Kathy. The colors are bright and the shaker element adds a touch of “happy” like the first signs of Spring. Your card’s the next best thing to an actual field of tulips! Thanks for sharing this card as part of the blog hop. I enjoy creating with the HC products. They make crafting fun.

  7. Debbie A Smith

    Wow your card is so pretty! And I love the shaker detail. This is the first time seeing the paper collection and its so pretty. I think I am going to have to get this set.

  8. Carla Hundley

    Oh fabulous! Love
    the way you made
    your tulips and all
    the pockets on the
    Carla from Utah

  9. Cynthia Pryor

    This card folio is truly amazing! I love the tulip collection but hadn’t made anything with it yet. Your work is inspiring, and I hope I can make those beautiful flowers like you did. Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. candycolwell

    KATHI!!!! I am completely blown away by this card!!! Oh my gosh, girl!! WHERE do you keep coming up with these AMAZING designs?? This is just gorgeous and makes me long for spring even more! Fabulous tutorial, too!! This makes me want to attempt a shaker card.

  11. Denise Evans

    What a beautiful card Kathy! I love this paper but do not have it yet. The tulips are so pretty but have been hesitant to get the dies. However I think I just may give them a try. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, that is an absolutely breathtaking card! Heartfelt Creations always has such stunning designs and colors! You have created such amazing combinations with those papers and I just love that ribbon and the shaker elements. You are the shaker card Queen! And that tulip garden is to die for! I kept thinking this would make such and pretty Valentine card AND then I thought what a pretty Easter card it would make. Do they make little sequin elements shaped like eggs? Thank you so much for sharing this beauty. As always it was such a delight to see a new project in my email! Hugs!

  13. Betty

    This time of year it is always wonderful to think of rbeing surrounded by tulips! Thanks for taking me along on this beautiful journey with your creation! Lovely!

  14. Cheryl Wells

    I purchased this collection also, and Kathy you have inspired me to make some of these gorgeous cards – thank you for always sharing you wonderful talent.

  15. Florina Scrap

    très heureuse de participé au hop de Heartfelt Creations, et ainsi découvrir ton merveilleux blog … je ne manquerai pas de m’inscrire. les cartes sont magnifique, j’adore <3 belle journée . Florina

  16. Linda Stenzel

    Wow! What a stunner . . . It’s a card, not just a card but a shaker card! Then you open it up and it’s this darling photo album AND gift!! And those tulips, fabulous!

  17. Dana Roepke

    This card is beautiful and it’s a shaker! The colors are amazing as are the tulips. I think you are the queen of layering and beautiful elements – really like the lace doily on the pocket.

  18. Chris Galbraith

    Omg! Stunning! Thanks for the directions. I didn’t kniw how to use the plastic flower shaper piece so I didn’t spritz. Gorgeous card!

  19. Suzy Q

    Good morning Kathy! Your Heartfelt tulip time shaker card is beautiful!!! And a great reminder that spring is just around the corner! Luv, luv, luv your gorgeous tulips you made ….amazing …and I never would of thought of putting stickles on the outside petals! That sure makes them pop! Your card is as beautiful as ever …inside and out! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs, Suzy Q

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