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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 July 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations July 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Christmas in July Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations July 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, July 31st.  I hope you are ready for a big dose of crafty inspiration, because the Alumni Team has sooo many beautiful projects lined up for you this month!

Be sure to visit each blog in the hop, and leave a sweet comment behind, because one comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card.  Oh, and did I mention that everyone who comments on the Heartfelt Creations blog will be eligible to win a second $25 gift card?  That’s right!  You have two opportunities to win a shopping spree!

Winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK page on Wednesday, August 3rd.  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us. Please write “winner of the July Alumni Hop in the subject line of your message.  

Now, let’s get this hop started with a little Christmas in July, shall we?

Snowy Pines Christmas in July Shaker Card

Heartfelt Creations Snowy Pines Shaker Card Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Poinsettia Clusters French Courtyard by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Can you say “Pretty Pink Poinsettias” three times real fast?  I had such fun making this card, my friends!   Snowy Pines is one of my all time favorite Christmas collections!  And making this 6×6 shaker card is much easier than you might think.  Here’s how:

  • First create a 6×6 top fold card base from white cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 6×6 panel of the green pattern paper from Snowy Pines.
  • Then cut a slightly smaller panel of the green plaid pattern.  Distress the edges lightly and adhere over the first panel.
  • Now, cut out both of the 6×6 snowman card fronts.  Trim away the outer frames until you have only the inner frame and image left.
  • Next, use the Large Basic Circles die to cut out the image in one of these panels. This will be your shaker frame.  Put the die cut center back  in your stash for later use.  Use the 2nd panel as the backing for your shaker frame.
  • Now adhere a square of clear cardstock to the back of your shaker frame with Dries Clear.
  • Then place 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips on the back of the frame.
  • Next, fill the frame with your shaker elements.  Then line up the back of the frame and press it over the foam strips to seal.
  • Layer this shaker frame over the die cut French Courtyard die. Now you’re almost done!
Making the Poinsettias

Nothing says “Christmas” like a cluster of beautiful poinsettias!  Unless it’s a cluster of pink poinsettias with frosty jingle bells peeping out!

I’ve combined two different poinsettia dies in this cluster.  The larger poinsettias with the white veins are made with the Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Dies.  These were stamped on on white cardstock with Versamark Ink, then heat embossed with Shabby White embossing powder. This embossing power has gold flecks in it, which lends a subtle sparkle to the finished flowers. Next,  spray the petals with pink mist and shaped them with the matching mold.  After that, layer up the petals.  Finally, fill the centers with some pretty glass beads.

The smaller poinsettias are made with Poinsettia Clusters and Holly stamps and dies.  This time, stamp the poinsettias on white cardstock with Olive Archival Ink.  Then sponge Spun Sugar Distress Ink onto the petals. Now die cut the petals.  Next, mist with water, and run through the shaping mold.  After that, brush each flower with Dries clear and dip into Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear. Finally, fill the centers with Maize Prills.

Embellish your card with some pretty pink ribbon and rustic white twine as a finishing touch. Paint jingle bells with white paint, then dip in white embossing powder to achieve a frosty effect.  Tie these onto white twine and tuck into the flower cluster.

On With the Hop

Now amp up your crafty mojo as you hop along to all the other wonderful blogs.  Here is the blog hop order.

Kathy (You are HERE) Vicki  ♥ Amarilys ♥ Bozena Lynn  Alissa  LisaCandy  ♥  Gloria  ♥ Monica  ♥ Heartfelt Creations

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

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Thanks for stopping by!  I know  you are going to enjoy the hop!