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Heartfelt Creations October 2022 Alumni Hop

Heartfelt Creations Candlelit Christmas Folio Holiday Star, Christmas Poinsettia, Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Heartfelt Creations October 2022 Alumni Hop: Candlelit Christmas Folio with Video Tour

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations October 2022 Alumni Hop!  The hop starts  here and continues until 11:55PM on Monday, October 31st.  You can find a complete list of all the blogs in the hop at the bottom of the post.

You have a chance to win one of TWO $25 gift cards to Heartfelt Creations just by visiting each blog in the hop and leaving a sweet comment on the post.  Winners will be randomly selected and announced on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook page and Blog on Wednesday, November 2nd.  If you are one of the happy winners, please email socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us within 72 hours to claim your prize.  Please write “Winner of the October Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line of your email.

Please remember to leave your first and last name in the comment so we can be sure to award the prize to the correct winner.  Now that we have all the information about the hop taken care of, let’s get our craft on!

Candlelit Christmas Folio with Holiday Star and Christmas Poinsettia

Do you have a favorite Heartfelt Creations Christmas collection?  I think that Candlelit Christmas is mine.  All the deep shades of blue mixed with the wintry trees and deer make me shiver with delight.  This month, I used up most of my remaining papers from the collection to make this 6 1/2″ x 8″ flip folio.   It’s always fun to mix old with new, so I added some of the new Holiday Star images and lots of beautiful Christmas poinsettias.  to my project.

Most of  you know that I am a huge fan of ribbon!  So I added a Red Plaid Ribbon closure and bows to my project.  My ribbon comes from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and I’ll link to it in the supply list at the bottom of this post.

A Peek Inside

There is so much to see inside this interactive folio.  You’ll find pockets and pull out pages with lots of room for photos and journaling.

TIP: Score 1/2″ flaps on 6×6 images from the paper collection. Then adhere the flaps behind your patterned paper to create pretty tip in pages.

This gives you room for lots of great holiday photos!

A waterfall mechanism is one of the best ways to add lots of photos to a project.  Once again, I’ve used the 6×6 panels from the paper collection for this purpose.  The little pocket filled with tags is a great spot to add memories.  And there is room for photos here, too!

Hidden pockets are so much fun to add to a folio.  This lovely deer image is the front cover of a generously sized folio. The back side of the folio is tucked behind the base page in a hidden pocket.

Add a photo mat, a small pocket and journaling tags to the base page for even more fun.


The front slash pocket is filled with lots of little folios and photo mats.  You can see all the folio features in the video tour below.

Candlelit Christmas Folio Tour on YouTube

I share lots of tips and ideas in this short video tour.


On With the Hop!

Now hop on down the list to see what the other amazing Heartfelt Creations Alumni Designers have cooked up to inspire you.  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog so that you can enter the giveaway!

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Vicki  Gloria   BBart Cards Alissa  ♥ Lisa   ♥ Candy ♥ LynnHeartfelt Creations Blog 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!




Heartfelt Creations All is Calm Shaker Christmas Card

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Dana Roepke chosen from Glenda’s Blog.  Thanks for hopping! 

Heartfelt Creations Candlelit Christmas Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations All is Calm Shaker Card for the Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations November 2019 Alumni Hop!  Christmas will be here in no time, so I thought I’d use the new Candlelit Christmas Collection to make this All is Calm Christmas Shaker Card to share with you today.

All is Calm Shaker Card: Tips and Tricks

This is a 6″ x 6″ double z-fold card.  You can find a tutorial for making this style card HERE on my blog.  The shaker frame is made with the wonderfully versatile Eyelet and Rectangle Basics Dies and some clear acrylic cardstock.  I love the way the shaker elements resemble snow.

Follow these steps to make the flowers:

Now tie bows with Blue/Ivory/Gold Plaid Ribbon and cluster them together with the flowers.  Paint jingle bells white and dip in the Crystal Clear Glitter.  Add these with a snowflake for the perfect finishing touch.

Die cut the Starry Night Decorative Die to layer behind the shaker element. Go ahead and die cut the border piece as well.  It will be used inside the card.

All is Calm Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

One of the things I love about this fancy fold is the number of surfaces you can decorate!  And, opening it is so dramatic!

TIP: Before you start putting your card together, take a few minutes to die cut the elements from the cut apart page using the Ticket and Tags Die, Album Tags and Accents Die, and Ornamental Tags Die.  Then you will have them all ready to use when you are embellishing your card.  You can do the same thing with the Glow of Christmas Die and the Candlelit Poinsettia Die.  While you are at it, go ahead and die cut the Fanci-Fold Pocket & Accents Die.

All is Calm Shaker Card: More Details

Tie round charms through the die cut ornaments for a fun card accent.  Create quick and easy tag pockets by adhering 3 sides of a paper scrap to a card panel. Everyone loves to pull a treat out of a pocket!

Decorate the center panel with die cuts and frames that you cut out earlier.  Then create a lace-topped pocket to hold this lovely little folio.  I glittered the trees with Dries Clear and Crystal Clear, but the camera did not pick it up.  It’s gorgeous in real life, however.

Tuck a Christmas tea bag inside the folio.  There’s plenty of room to write a Christmas greeting  here , and to tuck in a gift card!

Don’t forget to decorate the back side of your card folio!  Create a fancy tag pocket with that die cut Fanci-Fold Pocket.  The center panel is large enough to hold a family Christmas photo.

Use the handy side pocket to add special memories of your family activities.  These little card folios are such fun to make, and the are unique, thoughtful gifts, too!

On With the Hop!

From here, hop on over and see what inspiration my dear teammate Glenda has in store for you this month!

Visit and comment on all the blogs in the hop.  A  comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate.  The winner will be announced here on Monday, December 2nd at the top of this blog post.  Heartfelt Creations will also announce the winner on their blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, December 4th.  The winner will have 72 hours from that date to claim the prize by contacting socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us by email.  Please write “Winner of the November Blog Hop” in the subject line.

The hop runs from 8AM EST on Friday, November 29th until 11: 55 PM EST on Monday, December 2nd.  No comments will be entered into the drawing after the cutoff time.

Here’s the hop list:

KATHY (You are HERE) ♥ GlendaAmarilys Els  ♥ Alissa ♥  Vicki   ♥ Sarah  ♥ Monica   ♥ Candy

Thanks for hopping by!