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Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box

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Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box for the Heartfelt Creations May 2018 Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations May 2018 Alumni Hop!  The hop starts here. You’ll find a complete blog hop list at the end of this post.  Since May is the month when we celebrate Memorial Day in the US, I thought a Blazing Poppy themed project would be fun to make.  After a search through the Closet of Shame, I found a lovely round box that some dear soul passed on to me and I decided to upcycle it into this Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box.

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 01

This box is about 6″ in diameter and about 3″ high.  Since the base color was already a lovely shade of poppy, I simply needed to add my designer papers, flowers, foliage and embellishments.

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box: Tips and Tricks

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 02

Round boxes are fairly easy to alter.  While I didn’t have time to do a complete tutorial this month, here are some tips and tricks that I used:

  • First, measure the height of the inside walls of your box.  Then cut your designer paper about 1/4″ less than that measurement.
  • Next, trace the bottom of the box onto your chosen designer paper.  If you cut inside the traced circle, you should have a liner piece for the box interior that’s just about perfect in size.
  • Then, repeat that process to create the liner piece for the interior cover.
  • I inked all my paper edges with a combination of Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
  • Use border strips to line outside edges of the box.  First, brush the back side of your paper with Distress Collage Medium.  After applying your cut strips to the box sides, it is helpful to burnish lightly with a slightly damp paper towel to push out any air bubbles.
  • Add a second coat of Distress Collage Medium to seal and protect the paper.
Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box:  What’s Inside

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 03


Since I already had all my “mess” out on the desk, I decided to create a little 4″ square gift card holder to go inside the box.

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 04

The round focal is cut from one of the pre-designed card fronts in the Blazing Poppy Paper Collection.  To add extra dimension, I popped my fussy cut denim pocket full of poppies up with foam dots.

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 05

Next I tucked this die cut tag behind the pocket and added a vintage style metal key.

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 06

The interior of the card has a gift card pocket.  Fill it with a tiny tag and miniature chocolate treat for extra fun..

On with the Hop!

This blog hop begins on Friday, May 25th at 8AM EDT and runs until 11:59PM EDT on Monday, May 28th.

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave a lovely comment as one lucky comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog to win a $25 gift card at Heartfelt Creations!  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, May 30th.  I ‘ll also post the winning name at the top of this post at that time.

The winner needs to contact Heartfelt Creations by email at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us. Please write “Winner of the May Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your e-mail. 

Now let’s get hopping!

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Vicki  ♥  Amarilys  ♥ Alissa  ♥  Pam  ♥ Archana  ♥ Piyanki ♥   ♥

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas 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 hopping!



Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Supply List


Heartfelt Creations June Alumni Hop

Thinking of You for Heartfelt Creations June Alumni Hop


Hello, Friends!  It’s time for the Heartfelt Creations June Alumni Hop.   You should be coming here from the lovely and talented Sara’s Blog. I have a sweet and simple 6×6 card made with the Blazing Poppy collection.

HC June Alumni Hop Blazing Poppy Card by Kathy Clement Photo 2I used one of the 6×6  card panels from the paper collection for this summer beauty.  The Blazing Poppy Stems were stamped onto a watercolored background and then colored in with reinkers and a water brush.  I then die cut the watercolor panel and layered it over a black belly band.

HC June Alumni Hop Blazing Poppy Card by Kathy Clement Photo 1White organza ribbon and black gingham give this a sweet country feel.

HC June Alumni Hop Blazing Poppy Card by Kathy Clement Photo 3The inside of the card is so pretty, using a corner piece from the paper collection.  Lots of room to write a newsy note here.

The hop lasts from Tuesday June, 28th through Friday, July 1st.  The winner will be announced on Saturday, July 2nd.  Leave a comment on each blog in the hop for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations.

Now hop on over and visit the always inspiring Loretta to see what she has cooked up for you this month.

June Alumni Hop List:

Thanks for stopping by!





Blazing Poppy Thank You Card

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Blazing Poppy Thank You Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!

Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  Today I have a bright, bold Blazing Poppy Thank You Card to share with you, along with a tutorial so that you can make your very own.

Blazing Poppy Thank You Card/Kathy by DesignI did some stamping, some die cutting, some embossing and lots of layering on this 5″ x 7″ card.  This poppy red cardstock and the black accents just seem to be a match made in heaven.

Orange Poppies Card 02I spritzed my stamped and colored image with some Gold Glimmer Mist.  The flower centers are either beads, or Prima Flower Centers.

Orange Poppies Card 04Black satin ribbon and gold metallic string carry out the theme.  I also added some pretty Antique Gold Faux Wired Burlap to the card base to add texture.

Orange Poppies Card 05I created a fun gift card pocket on the inside of the card.

Here’s the tutorial: (I’ve linked all the HC products to the online store for your convenience.)

Blazing Poppies Thank You Card

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCDP1 255 Blazing Poppy Paper Collection
HCD 764 Blazing Poppy Die
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die
HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background Cling Stamp
HCPC 3674 Blazing Poppy Petals Cling Stamps
HCPC 3676 Blazing Poppy Vase Cling Stamps
HCPC 3546 Classic Leaf Cling Stamps
Deluxe Tool Kit
Stamp Pad
Crackle Distress Paint
Viva Décor Moss Green 3-D Stamp Paint

Other Products: SU Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral Cardstock, White Cardstock, Core’dinations Pearlized Black Cardstock; watercolor paper; Versamark, clear embossing powder, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Old Paper, Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Gold Embossing Powder; Spellbinder Oval Majesty, Large Classic Ovals Dies; Distress Markers: Barn Red, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint; Detail Water Brush; Diamond Stickles; Gun Metal Czech Beads; Prima Say it in Studs Flower Centers; 3/8″ black double sided satin ribbon, Antique Gold Faux Burlap wired ribbon, gold metallic string. foam dots, Gold Glimmer Mist.


To make the homemade gold mist, combine 1/2 tsp. Perfect Pearls Gold powder in a small spray bottle that is filled with water.

Use Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the poppy image onto watercolor paper. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Color with Distress Markers and detail water brush. Fussy cut. When dry, tap flower petals with Diamond Stickles. Cut the largest oval from white cardstock. With the die still in place, sponge the surface of the oval with Old Paper Distress Ink. Use London Fog Memento Ink to stamp the Elegant Word Background. Mat onto Calypso Coral cardstock. Use foam dots to secure the fussy cut stamped and colored image to this oval. Die cut the largest Oval Majesty Die. Spritz with homemade gold mist. Use foam dots to secure the two ovals together.

Cut the 5″ x 7″ card front from the paper collection. Secured the Antique Gold Faux Burlap ribbon down the center of the card front. use foam dots to attach the card focal to the card front panel as shown. Run black ribbon up the left side and top with a double black bow and a triple loop bow made with gold metallic string. Top with a button, if desired. Prepare a 5.5″ x 7.5″ card base from Pearlized black cardstock. Glue the card front to the card base.

Use Versamark to stamp several sets of the Poppy Petals to Poppy Parade cardstock. Emboss with gold embossing powder. Die cut with the Blazing Poppy Die. Spritz with gold mist. Shape and stack. Fill the center of one flower with a Prima flower center. Fill the other two with gun metal Czech beads. Set aside to dry. Use Peeled Paint Distress Ink to stamp the Open Classic Leaf onto white cardstock. Die cut with the Classic Leaf die. Sponge with Moss Green 3-D Stamp Paint. Shape with Tool Kit and cut into two sections. Glue the flowers onto the card front as shown, and add the leaves. Use the Luggage and Tags die to cut out the sentiment ticket. Secure to the card front with foam dots.