Tag Archives: Christmas

Heartfelt Creations November 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations-Festive Poinsettia-Poinsettia and Holly Clusters-Shaker Card-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design-Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations November 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Festive Poinsettia Shaker Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations November 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  Our Alumni Team has prepared a cornucopia of beautiful projects, helpful tips, and instructional tutorials for you this month.  So get ready to be inspired!

The hop starts here and continues through 11:55PM EST on Monday, November 28th.  Everyone who hops and comments on the alumni team blogs posted below will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card.

There will be an additional drawing for a second $25 gift card for comments left on the Heartfelt Creations blog.

Winners will be posted on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, November 30th.  If you are a happy winner, please contact socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us within 72 hours.  Please write “Winner of the November 2022 Blog Hop” in the subject line of your message.

Now let’s get this hop started!

Festive Poinsettia Shaker Tea Party in a Box

Heartfelt Creations-Festive Poinsettia-Poinsettia and Holly Clusters-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design-Photo 02

There’s no place like  home for the holidays, so I’ve dressed up this cozy cottage image with a wreath of sparkling poinsettias and glistening Christmas greenery.  .Here’s how to make this shaker element:

  • First, create the shaker frame.  Layer the two largest Eyelet Circle & Basics Small dies over a sheet of heavy white cardstock.  Die cut according to your machine’s directions.
  • Now tap the scallop circle frame with embossing ink.  Then heat emboss with Shabby White Embossing Enamel.
  • Next,  cut a piece of clear cardstock with the Large Circle Basics Die. If you use the largest die in that set, it provides the perfect sized backer for the scalloped frame. Adhere this circle to the back of the scallop circle frame.
  • Then, place 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips around the perimeter of the frame.  If you are not using buttons in your shaker element, you can probably just use a single row of the foam strips.
  • Now die cut the house image from a 6×6 card front. Adhere this in the center of another 6×6 card front from the paper collection.
  • Next, add your shaker mix to the center of the house image.  Carefully line up the prepared frame and press gently into place.
Festive Poinsettia Greenery with Poinsettia & Holly Clusters

Now comes the fun part!  Create the greenery and the flowers for your wreath.

  • First, stamp a large quantity of Poinsettia Cluster images on white paper with dark green ink.  (I used Archival Olive Green Ink).
  • Quickly sprinkle the inked flowers with clear embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • Now spray the flower layers with red mist.  I used Tattered Angels Lobster because I had it in my stash.  As an alternative, you could color the petals with ink.
  • Next, shape the petals in the 3D Poinsettia Shaping Mold.
  • Then layer the poinsettias together and fill the center with  Prills or Rock Candy Stamens.
  • Finally, brush the petals with Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter.

Die cut the greenery from the Festive Poinsettia Paper Pad. Brush with Dries Clear and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter.  Arrange around the shaker frame to create a wreath effect.  Tuck in some beaded berry sprays, Christmas Plaid Bows and rusty jingle bells to complete the card front.

A Peek Inside

I love to create cards that double as gifts during the holidays.  So I added a little pull-out folio to the top of my card.  Then I created a box pocket and filled with with a Tea Party for one.

To create the folio:

  • First, cut one sheet of Festive Poinsettia paper into (2) 12″ x 5 3/4″ panels of paper.
  • Next, overlap the 5 3/4″ ends of the paper and adhere together.  This forms one long panel.
  • Now score the panel every 5 3/4″.
  • Then accordion fold, and wrap with ribbon.
  • Adhere the folio to the top of your card.
  • Decorate the pages as desired, then tie the ribbon closure to hold everything neatly in place.

Here’s a peek at the treats in the box pocket.  Use scraps of your designer paper to dress them up.

On With the Hop

Your next stop is Monica’s lovely blog.  Remember to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave some love behind to be entered in the drawing for the gift cards.

Here’s the complete list of blogs, in case you get lost:

Kathy (You are HERE) Monica  Bozena Alissa Lisa Candy Gloria Lynn

Amarilys  ♥   Vicki  Heartfelt Creations Blog

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

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

SUPPLY LIST

Yuletide Interactive Christmas Folio

Blue Fern Studios-Yuletide-Christmas Folio-Really Reasonable Ribbon November 2022 Blog Hop-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design- Photo 01

Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Interactive Christmas Folio for the RRR November 2022 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Yuletide Interactive Christmas Folio is my inspiration project for the Really Reasonable Ribbon November 2022 Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.

This month we are featuring the elegant Precious Metals Ribbons from the November 2022 Ribbon Club Assortment.  Look how gorgeous they are!

Golden Ribbons

Old Gold Checkerboard Satin makes a great ribbon closure on my 6 3/4″ folio. Checkerboard Satin is one of my favorite ribbon styles because it is so soft and elegant.  The subtle pattern in the ribbon adds texture, which is always nice.  Adhere your ribbon with 1/2″ Scor-Tape for the win!  Christmas Baker’s Twine makes the perfect accent beneath my flowers and on the ends of my metal embellishments, too.

TIP: Decorate the spine of your folio with a dangle charm.  Attach a key ring to the spine with the 3/8″ Gold Satin with a Gold Metallic Edge from the Ribbon Club Assortment.  I love the way the rusty bells jingle when the album is moved.  It adds that “extra special” Christmas feeling.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek inside this Victorian styled folio.  There are so many interactive elements that I had to make a video to show them all with you.

I love the way the Old Gold Ribbon and the Gold edged papers work together to create a wonderful vintage vibe.

Yuletide Interactive Folio Project Share on YouTube

If you’d like to see all the goodies built into this interactive folio, I hope you’ll enjoy this short project share video on YouTube.

 

On With the Hop!

Now let’s hop on over and see what the lovely Cheryl has prepared to inspire you. Remember to finish the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s “Question of the Month” and you’ll be entered in the drawing for your very own Precious Metals Ribbon Club Assortment.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

SUPPLY LIST

Victorian Christmas Memories Slimline Card

Yuletide Slimline Card-Really Reasonable Ribbon-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design-Photo 01

Victorian Christmas Memories Slimline Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  I think you are going to enjoy the Victorian Christmas Memories Slimline Card that I have to share with you today.  It’s filled with sweet nostalgic images, rich colors and adorned with gorgeous Christmas plaid ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Once again, I’ve pulled my Mixed Media boots out of the Closet of Inspiration and Delight to create this dreamy slimline card.  Of course, Reneabouquets Beautiful Board and Printed Beautiful Board looks right at home nestled in with these stunning ribbons and trims! Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Bringing Home the Christmas Wreath

Yuletide Slimline Card with Reneabouquets Beautiful Board and Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This sweet winter pixie is dreaming about ice skating on the pond as she bringing home the Christmas wreath!  Perhaps our Christmas Lovebirds will build their winter nest in it’s sheltering branches. It looks like they have “borrowed” a bit of the holiday ribbon to help keep themselves warm, doesn’t It?

TIP:  Create your own snow flurries by spattering the background papers with diluted ivory chalk paint.

TIP:  Add a small wood slice and pine branches to create a magical woodland vibe in your card.  Machine stitched edges, painted jingle bells, and beautiful bows make this 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ card display-worthy!

A Peek Inside

Stamp a golden wreath inside the card, then add a simple Christmas greeting for the win.  The side pocket holds a delicious Christmas tea bag and honey stick.  Now our card can double as a gift!

Don’t you wish we could step into this card and feel the crisp winter air bite at our cheeks, hear the sweet birds singing, and smell the aroma of the freshly cut pine?  Well, we can if we just use our imagination!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

SUPPLY LIST

Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I have a dreamy Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial for you today.  This is one of those special card creations that works as a gift, and as Christmas décor, too!  I’ve dressed it up with some vintage crocheted lace and altered Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets.

Blue Fern Studios-Yuletide-Tea Party in a Box-Tutorial-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design-Photo 01

How much do we love this romantic skating couple?  Only in my dreams could I ever be as graceful as the fur-clad beauty featured on this 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ slimline card.    This image was a scrap left after creating a vintage folio that I’ll be sharing with you soon.  (Yes, it’s been a very busy week in the studio!)  It’s hard for the camera to pick up the shimmer and sparkle of the embossing powder that I used to alter the chipboard, but hopefully you will see it more clearly in the video tutorial.

Blue Fern Studios-Yuletide-Slimline-Tea Part in a Box-Tutorial-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design-Photo 02

TIP: Alter the appearance of silver tone charms with a bit of Ivory Chalk paint.  Dry brush the paint on the skates and snowflake charms.  Let them dry , then lightly sponge with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Mist lightly with water, then dry again.  A final brush of Ivory Chalk Paint lends a vintage, slightly grungy appearance that blends well with the card.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.  There’s lots of room behind the flap page to write a message, a recipe, or a Christmas poem.  You could also place a photo here.

The box pocket has room for a Christmas tea bag, honey stick, cookie packet, Ghirardelli Snowman, vintage gold and silver plated demitasse spoon, peppermint stick and a journal card.  The back of the journal card is lined so you can write a note with ease.

Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to create the slimline card base, build the box pocket and decorate the cover,  please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

If you’d like to see other Yuletide projects, please click HERE. 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.  But since this is Throwback Thursday, some items I’ve pulled from my stash may no longer be available for purchase.  You can search through your stash to see what you can use in their place.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

SUPPLY LIST

Warm Wishes Christmas Time Clock

Graphic 45 Warm Wishes, Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace DOM November 2022, Reneabouquets Poinsettias, Kathy Clement, Kathy by Design, Photo 01

Graphic 45 Warm Wishes Christmas Time Clock Shaker Card with Amazing Paper Grace DOM

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a festive Graphic 45 Winter Wishes Christmas Time Clock Shaker Card to share with you.  Our cute little alarm clock is made with the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for November 2022.

This vintage style alarm clock is one of Becca Feeken’s signature Pop Up Vignette Dies. But I opted to turn it into a shaker card frame.  Red and Gold foil papers, sequins, beads, and pearls add holiday sparkle and shine to my Christmas Time Clock.

Dress up your Christmas Time Clock with some beautiful Reneabouquets Velvet Poinsettias and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

A Peek Inside

Don’t  you just love it when a card doubles as a folio?  That’s why I added this 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ pull out folio to the top half of my card interior.  This is so easy to do, but adds that “extra special” element to your card.

  • First, cut one 8 1/2″ x 11″ panel of black cardstock in half at 4 1/4″.
  • Next, overlap the 4 1/4″ ends about 1/2″ and adhere to form one long paper panel.
  • Now, score every 5 1/2″ down the long side to this panel. You will have a slightly shorter panel on the end.  This will be the front of your pull out folio.
  • Then, accordion fold your scored panels so that the short panel lands on the top.
  • Next, adhere ribbon to the back side of the folio with Scor-Tape.
  • Now adhere the folio to the top half of your 6″ x 6″ card base.
  • Line the front card panel with  4″ x 5″ panels of patterned paper.  Then line the remaining panels with 4″ x 5 1/4″ rectangles of patterned paper.
  • Finally, fold and secure with a bow.

If you add a pocket to the bottom half of your card, you can tuck in a little tea sachet, honey stick, mini candy cane and a decorative sentiment panel.  The panel is covered with white cardstock on the back.  Now your card is a folio and a gift!

These card folios make great Christmas presents for friends and family.  Add photos of your tree, your decorated home, pets or family to create a unique and personal gift.

Warm Wishes Christmas Time Clock Tour on YouTube

If you’d like to take a closer look at the papers and dies I’ve used to create this project, please enjoy this short YouTube video.

You can sign up for the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club HERE.

To see other projects made with the Graphic 45 Warm Wishes paper collection, please click HERE.

If you’d like to see what Becca made with this month’s die, visit  her blog HERE.

I hope you have time for a crafty adventure today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

SUPPLY LIST

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...