Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Priscilla Gotham from Deneen’s Blog. 

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card for the January Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for the Heartfelt Creations January Alumni Hop.  All this cold, dreary winter weather had me in the mood to create a bright and cheery card.  That’s how I decided to make this Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1

See?  I told you it was bright and cheery!  This is a 5.25″ x 725″ top fold card with a 1/4″ spine.  Here are the Heartfelt Creations Supplies I used to make this card:

How to Make A Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card
  • First, create your card base from sturdy ivory cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 5″ x 7″ layer of the vintage map paper and mat on bright yellow cardstock.  Then mat a second time on gold cardstock.  I like to have a 1/8″ margin on my mats, but that is just my personal choice.
  • Now, cut TWO 4″ x 6″ panels of designer paper,  I used the Journey word collage and the grassy meadow papers for these two layers.  As before, mat both layers.
  • Then, die cut the eyelet oval from white cardstock.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 2

  • Next, use the Young at Heart Die to cut out the cute airplane.  I don’t have the die to cut out the Happy Birthday banner, so I fussy cut that.  Back both the banner and the airplane with foam adhesive or waste chipboard to add dimension.
  • Now, fussy cut the sentiment from designer paper and mat on cardstock.

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  • Then fussy cut “Come Fly With Me” from the airplane journal card.  Bevel the corners to make it look like a tag.  Mat with cardstock, leaving a little extra edge on the bottom for gluing.  Glue this behind the grassy meadow panel.
  • Finally, Glue all the layers in place, staggering them as you see here.  Some will go off the edge of the card.  That is fine.  Now we are ready to make some flowers!

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 4

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card: Making the Flowers

Here’s how I made the flowers for this card:

  • First, stamp 2 sets of Botanical Rose on yellow cardstock using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.  Heat emboss with clear embossing powder
  • Now stamp several sets of Botanical Rose leaves on green patterned paper from the collection using Ranger Archival Olive Green Ink.  Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  • Next, Die cut the flower layers and the leaves with the Botanical Rose Die.
  • Use the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to form each flower layer.  Spritz the paper lightly with water first so that the petals will hold their shape.  I also pinched the petal ends together to give them a more natural, dimensional look.
  • Paint each flower layer with a very light coat of Picket Fence Distress Paint.  Immediately cover each petal layer with super fine clear glitter while the paint is still wet.
  • Next, stack the petal layers together to form flowers.  I use a hot glue gun to secure my petal layers.
  • Then spray each flower with Lemon Zest and Gold Tattered Angels Mist.  I also spattered my flowers with Tattered Angels Coffee Shop Mist.
  • Now set the petal layers aside to dry.
  • When the flower layers are dry, fill the centers with hot glue and Express-O Yourself Prills.
  • Finally, add the finished flowers and leaves to the card, arranging as you like.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 5

As a finishing touch, I created a loopy bow with natural burlap string and added it under the flower layers.  I also glued 3 tiny black buttons to the sentiment panel.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card: A Peek Inside

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 6Decorating the inside of this cheery card was the perfect pick me up on a wintry day.

  • First, I lined both the top and bottom panels of the card interior with designer paper.
  • Next, I trimmed down a 6″ x 6″ card topper, punched a thumb hole on the right hand side, and turned it into a pocket.  This is so easy!  Just glue the top, bottom and left hand side to the card base, and you have an instant pocket!
  • Then I created a box style pocket on the bottom half of the card.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 7

Create a little tea bag wallet with scraps on your table.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 9

Tuck the teabag into a pocket and decorate with a border strip.  You even have room to write a nice personal note here.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 10I made the bottom pocket like a box so that I could fill it with birthday treats.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 11

What’s inside?  A sweet tasseled bookmark, a decorated honey stick to go with the tea bag, and a little chocolate treat.  Now this card is also a birthday present!  How fun is that?

On With the Hop

Be sure to visit each blog in the hop, and leave a lovely comment behind.  One lucky comment will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations from a mystery blog in the hop.

The hop begins at 8AM Friday, January 26th and closes Monday, January 29th at 11:59 EST.  The winner of the hop will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, January 31st.  I’ll also add the winners name at the top of this blog post at that time.

The winner will have 72 hours to email Heartfelt Creations at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us  with the words “Winner of the January Alumni Hop” in the subject line.  

Here’s the list of blogs in this hop:

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Amarilys  ♥  Vicki   ♥  Martine   ♥ Alissa 

♥  Sarah   ♥ Gloria   ♥ Deneen  ♥ Archana

Have fun hopping and good luck!

I hope I’ve shared some inspiration, tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!



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62 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card

  1. scrappyrat

    I am so inspired by your many-pocketed card! I have got to give it a try using some Heartfelt Creations woodland paper I have. I love how you can hide so many little surprises inside!

  2. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, there’s no end to your imagination! This card is such a treasure and perfect for a guy o(or my Mom)! I love the airplane and the fussy cut banner! And your layers and flowers are nothing short of AMAZING ! Love all those pockets and tucks inside too! My Mom was a private pilot (and so is my nephew), so either of them would adore receiving a card like this! Hugs!

  3. Karen O’Reilly

    This is fantastic. A lot of time and effort must have been spent on this! You have inspired me to take more time with the cards I make!

  4. Priscilla Gotham

    I’m in love with this fabulous card! Everywhere I look there’s a layer and texture that take this card to the next level. Thank You for all the details about how you created the card. I may try my hand at making something similar. Cheers!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hello, Priscilla! Great news! You are the winner of the blog hop this month! Your name was randomly chosen from Deneen’s blog! Congratulations! And thanks for the lovely comment!

  5. Cynthia Pryor

    I’m a new member to reading your posts, and I must say you have amazing ideas. I look forward to seeing each project you create. Of course, it helps that I’m a tea drinker also!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Wow…thank you so much Cynthia! That really makes my day! I’m so glad that you are finding inspiration and ideas that you can use on my blog!

  6. Tristan Robin Blakeman

    I am absolutely crazy about this card! So many details and such an intriguing and attractive piece of mail to receive! (gee – MY birthday is in May – ahem LOL) I am going to save this and make a similar piece for my next special birthday need. It’s really something special! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Carla Hundley

    This is bright and cheerful!
    Love the tassel and the
    air plane. Inside looks so
    Carla from Utah

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thanks, Amy! I like to make cards that can be used in different ways. This collection has a lot of great images that could be used for guys or gals. Enjoy the hop!

  8. Leslie Zee

    I just adore this card especially the color scheme. I’m so happy to have found your blog through this hopl

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hi, Leslie! I’m glad you found my blog, too! I’m so happy that you found some inspiration here on my blog, and I look forward to sharing more with you! Happy hopping!

  9. Carol Edwards

    Hi Kathy what a wonderful cheery card to hello with cold miserable January days. Love the sentiment and the plane making the journey. The flowers are fabulous, gorgeous colours, not forgetting all the little treats hidden away to give a surprise. Xx

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thanks, Tiffany! It’s great to have bright cheery colors to play with in the dead of winter. Hope you are enjoying the hop!

  10. Darla Rants

    What a gorgeous project! I love the combo of feminine and masculine, and your flowers are pure awesomeness, as usual!

  11. Bonita Markillie

    So creative! I like all the layers, embellishments, and sentiments that carry out the theme so well. Thanks for sharing.

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thanks, Patricia! I love to tuck little surprises inside my cards. I hadn’t made a tassel in many years, so I was happy to find I remembered how! LOL Happy hopping!

  12. Sharon

    You are right, with this dreary weather it’s time to start thinking Cheery weather. The Yellow is so fun and Cheery. It just makes me wanna Hop, Hop, Hop on the Blog wagon.

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hooray for color, Sharon! That’s exactly how I feel about it. Thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely comment! You made my day! Enjoy the hop!

  13. Sue D

    Love this. I like the journey theme with the airplanes and the cute sentiment about the window seat and chocolate.

  14. Sharon Gullikson

    I LOVE the addition of the airplane–my family is into them, so I’m thinking of ways I could use that stamp. NICE

  15. D.Ann C

    Another fabulous project with such beautiful papers and enough to look at to keep an ADHDer active! lol! I am in love with that fabulous sentiment!!! Don’t know how I missed it, but it’s going on my wishlist right now!

    1. D.Ann C

      Hey, Kathy, if you have a way to contact Alyssa other than her blog perhaps you could let her know… there’s a problem with her security certificate and my browsers won’t let me in to her web site (I tried both iexploerer and chrome). Thx.

      1. Kathy Clement

        Yes, I ran into the same issue. I was able to work around it by typing the title of her blog into my browser. It’s called Will Run for Stamps. I’ve contacted her to let her know about the issue. Hopefully she can fix it! Thanks, D. Ann!

          1. kathycNC Post author

            Thanks, Joyce, for solving that mystery! I’ve let the rest of the team know so that we can fix the problem. You are so kind!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Oh, thank you so much, Denise! Using a Heartfelt collection really does make it easy to create a fabulous card. Have you tried the new flower molds yet? I saw them at CHA, and wow…beautiful flowers in seconds! It’s impressive! Happy Hopping!

  16. Suzy Q

    Oh my!!!! You did it again! Absolutely luv everything about this card Kathy! Every little detail is adorable! And I luv yellow! My hubby’s uncle flew a little piper cub and this will be a perfect card for hubby in the future! Thanks so much and hugs to you! Cannot hardly wait to see what you come up with next! Lol!

  17. Helen

    Kathy, what a cheery card! The box pocket on a bd card is a great idea for holding goodies. The airplane reminds me of the Wright brothers…so this works for both masculine and feminine in my book–just change out some of the goodies! Aren’t these Heartfelt Creation products great to work with? tfs

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