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Heartfelt Creations September 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations September 2021 Alumni Hop Rustic Sunflowers by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations September 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Rustic Sunflowers

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations September 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and finishes up over on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.  and runs until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, September 27th, 2021.

At that time a randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card.

Heartfelt Creations will be giving away a second $25 gift card chosen randomly from the comments left on their blog.

Winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. The winner has 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing [email protected] Please write “Winner of the September 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Rustic Sunflowers

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Sunflowers and fall seem to go together, don’t they?  For my inspiration piece, I’ve created a 7″ x 5″ top fold card folio featuring the Rustic Sunflowers paper pad and dies. Here’s how to create the card base.

  • First, trim an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of chocolate brown cardstock to measure 7″ x 10 1/2″.
  • Then score the long side of the cardstock at 5″, 5 1/2″ .
  • Now fold along the score lines to create a top fold card with a 1/2″ spine.
  • Next, line the inside of the card with patterned papers.  (See photos below.)
  • Create a box style pocket from a 9″ x 3″ panel of brown cardstock.  Score two 1/2″ lines on sides and two 1/2″ lines on the bottom.  Trim out the corners and fold to form the pocket.  Then adhere it to the base of the card interior.
Making the Rustic Sunflowers

Whenever time is short, I like to die cut the flower layers from the paper pad instead of stamping and then die cutting.  Half the work is already done for you!  Here’s how I finished up the Rustic Sunflowers on this card.

  • First, die cut one whole sheet of the printed sunflower layers from the Rustic Sunflower paper pad.
  • Then shape the petal layers in the Rustic Sunflower Shaping Mold.
  • Now use a sponge dauber to brush Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide Ink lightly over the edges of the flower layers.
  • Next, adhere 2 sunflower layers together, staggering the petals. Place each flower on a foam mat and press around the center of the flower.
  • Now mist the finished flowers lightly with Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle.  (This mist is retired, but you can find new mica mists from Ranger Inks.  I will link below.)
  • Finally, fill the center of each sunflower with hot glue and immediately sprinkle with seed beads.  Use a funnel tray to catch the beads so you don’t have a big mess to clean up.
Putting it all together

Now die cut the Elaborate Oval Frame Die twice: once from white cardstock and once from patterned paper.  Adhere the two frames together to create strength.  Back the center of the frame with 1/8″ foam tape

Next, cut the center from a card front and lightly distress the edges.  Stamp a sentiment on the image and back it with foam tape.  Then center it over the frame.

Cut and distress a 6 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ panel of patterned paper and adhere it to the card front.  Then cut a 5″ x 4″ panel of the blue medallion pattern, back it with foam.  Center and adhere over the first panel.  Now adhere the frame in the center of the card front.  Arrange your sunflowers around the base. Add brown plaid bows and burlap string bows to the corners.  Embellish with Say it in Crystals swirls and little metal brads.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.  Don’t you just love this paper collection?

The box pocket gives you the perfect place to tuck in a tea bag, chocolate, honey packet and silver spoon.  Your pretty card just became a gift!  When the treats have all been consumed, the pocket is a great place to store photos, recipe cards or other memorabilia.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what crafty inspiration the rest of the alumni team has prepared for you!

Kathy (YOU ARE HERE) ♥ Alissa Vicki  ♥ Candy  ♥ Amarilys Carole  ♥ Emily  ♥ Lisa  ♥ MonicaOksana  ♥ Heartfelt Creations Blog

Don’t forget to pop over to the Heartfelt Creations blog for a chance to win that 2nd $25 gift card!  Enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations August 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations August 2021 Alumni Blog Hop Summer Garden by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations August 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Summer Garden Celebration

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations August 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The fun starts here and continues through Monday, August 30th at 11:55 PM EDT.  You will want to pay a visit to each blog in the hop because this month is just bursting with inspiration and creativity!  Be sure to leave a sweet comment on each blog, too.  Because one lucky comment from a mystery blog will be randomly selected to win a Heartfelt Creations $25 gift card! 

The winner of the gift card will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and Facebook page on Wednesday, September 1st.  Be sure to check those venues to see if you are the lucky winner.  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize by e-mailing [email protected]. Please write “Winner of the August Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

You’ll find a complete list of all the blogs in the hop below.  But right now, let’s take a look at my inspiration piece for this lovely blog hop.

Summer Garden Zinnias for the  Heartfelt Creations August 2021 Alumni Hop

Zinnias are one of my favorite summer blossoms, so I could not resist using them on this 6×6 card.  Here’s how this card came together:

  • First, create a 6×6 top fold card base from white cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 6×6 panel of background paper from the Summer Garden Paper Pad.
  • Then stitch a 5 3/4″ square of the lace topped designer paper to the background.
  • Now die cut 2 Regal Pocket Accents from white cardstock.  Position them as seen in the photo.
  • Next, die cut and shape the purple zinnias and leaves from the paper pad.  This is a huge time saver!  The images in the paper pad are beautiful, professionally colored and ready to go!  Just die cut, shape in the flower molds and you have gorgeous flowers in no time!

Finishing Touches

Add ribbon and metallic string to fill in the floral corners.  Then die cut a little tag and stamp it with a suitable sentiment.  Tie a little butterfly charm to one end of the tag and add a button to the other.  Dig into your button stash and add a trio of purple buttons to finish the card front. Easy peasy!

A Peek Inside

Line the inside of the card with more designer papers.  Then create a little pocket where you can tuck in a note card and a sweet little tag.

On With the Hop

Kathy (You are here ♥ Vicki   ♥  Alissa   Candy  ♥ Amarilys  ♥  Carol  ♥  Lisa  ♥Monica  ♥  Oksana♥ Heartfelt Creations ♥  ♥  ♥

 

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations July 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations July 2021 Alumni Blog Hop by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations July 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Climbing Clematis Tea Party in a Box

 

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations July 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop begins here and runs through 11:55 PM EDT on Monday August 2nd.  That gives you plenty of time to hop and be inspired by all of the wonderful Heartfelt Alumni who are participating this month.  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog as you visit, because one lucky comment will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card.

Heartfelt Creations International Friendship Day Bonus Giveaway

Did you  know that July 30th is International Friendship Day?  Today also marks the first time that Heartfelt Creations is joining the Alumni Team for the Blog Hop!  In honor of these two great events, Heartfelt Creations is offering a second $25 giveaway for those that come to their blog hop post. (You can find the list at the bottom of this post.)

Everyone who leaves a comment on the Heartfelt Creations Blog will be entered into the drawing.  You have until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, August 2nd to leave your comment.

The winners of both gift cards will be posted on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page and Blog on Wednesday, August 4th.  Be sure to check in on that date to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

To claim your prize you must email [email protected] within 72 hours of the announcement. Please write “Winner of the July Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line.

Have fun hopping!

Climbing Clematis Floral Butterfly Team Party in a Box Card

Climbing Clematis Floral Butterfly Tea Party in a Box Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Clematis are blooming everywhere in our neighborhood.  And butterflies are flitting through all the flower gardens as I make my daily walk.  I love seeing them both.  That was the inspiration for this 8 1/2″ x 5″ gift folio.  Here’s how to make it.

  • First, score a lavender piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock at 5, ., 5 1/2″, and 10 1/2″.
  • Next, fold along the scored lines to create a top fold card with a 1/2″ spine. You will have a 1/2″ flap on the inside of the card.
  • Now cut an 8 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ piece of lavender cardstock.  Adhere just below the 10 1/2″ scored line inside the card.
  • Then score a 1/2″ spine on this flap.  This piece becomes the box pocket.
  • Next, cut 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ scraps of lavender paper.  Score at 1/2″ and 1″ to form little flaps.  Adhere the left and right hand flaps to the sides and front of the box pocket flap.  You can see what this looks like below.
Making the Floral Butterfly

  • Now die cut the large floral butterfly base from designer paper.
  • Then die cut the wings and frame from white cardstock.
  • Heat emboss the butterfly wings with Glitter Embossing Powder.  Then adhere to the frame.
  • Sponge the butterfly body with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.
  • Next adhere colored pearls to the body and half back pearls to the wings.
The Climbing Clematis

When time is short, I love to die cut the printed flowers from the 12×12 paper pad.  This is such a quick and easy way to make your flowers!

  • First, die cut the printed flowers using the Climbing Clematis Dies.
  • Next, run them through the 3-D shaping mold.
  • Now poke a hole in the center of each flower with a piercing tool.
  • Then layer the flowers together.  I used two layers for each flower.
  • Next, run stamens through the centers and you are nearly done.
  • The last step is to brush the petals with Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter. (All products are linked in the supply list below this post.
A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at that sweet box pocket inside the card.

  • First, decorate the pocket with patterned paper and a border strip.
  • Next, die cut and decorate a tag from the paper pad.  Top with ribbon and flowers.
  • Now wrap a cookie packet with scraps of your designer paper.
  • Then wrap a honey packet in another scrap.  Add a ribbon to the top.
  • Finally, create a little tea wallet/note card.  Tuck in a tea bag and a vintage demitasse spoon to complete the gift.

Mini Photo Folio

The top half of the card is a mini photo folio.  Here’s how to put that together.

  • First, cut an 8 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of designer paper.
  • Then cut (2) 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ squares of lavender cardstock.
  • Next, score a 1/2″ flap on the left side of one and on the right side of the other.
  • Then fold the flaps and adhere behind the 8 1/4″ panel.
  • Now center and adhere the entire assembly to the card base.

Finally, mat designer paper on cream cardstock and then adhere to the “wings” of the folio.

Now you can add a photo on each side and write a little note on the base panel.

On With the Hop!

Here’s the list of the Alumni Team joining the fun on this hop.  Now be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment so you can be entered to win one of the TWO gift card giveaways.  Remember: you must comment on the Heartfelt Creations Blog to be eligible to win that giveaway.

Kathy (YOU ARE HERE)  ♥ Carole   ♥ Alissa   ♥ Candy Amarilys  Vicki   ♥ Monica  Lisa   ♥  ♥Magda   ♥ Oksana Heartfelt Creations

Have fun hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations June 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Home on the Farm Exploding Tea Party in a Box by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations June 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Home on the Farm Exploding Tea Party in a Box

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations June 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues through Monday, June 28th at 11:55 PM EDT.  The Alumni Team has a wonderful lineup of inspiration for you this month.  You will want to visit each blog to soak in all the wonderful ideas and techniques.  Be sure to leave a sweet comment, because one randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card.  Woo-hoo!

The winner of the hop will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page and Blog on Wednesday, June 30th.  If you are the winner, please send an email to  [email protected] within 72 hours to claim your prize. Please write “Winner of the June 2021 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line.  You can find a complete list of all the blogs in this hop below.

Hello Chickie!  Home on the Farm Exploding Tea Party in a Box

My inspiration project for this month’s hop is a great gift idea for your favorite fan of Farmhouse Style.  Summer always reminds me of the freshly mown fields of hay from my childhood in Vermont.  Is there a sweeter perfume anywhere?  So I turned to the country images of Heartfelt Creations Home on the Farm collection to create this 4″ x 4″ Exploding Box.

Each side of the box depicts a different scene from country life.  And how much do we love this fresh green plaid from the Home on the Farm Paper Collection?

If you get tired of looking at one side of the box, just turn it to take in a different scene.

Classic Sunflowers

Decorate the lid of your box with a cluster of Classic Sunflowers.  I like to fill the center of my sunflowers with Czech Beads.  Create a little doily beneath the sunflowers by cutting a card center with the Basic Circles Die. Then tuck in some sweet gingham and burlap string bows and buttons to finish the arrangement.

A Peek Inside

Remove the box lid, and the sides fall down to reveal the tea party in a box and a lovely mini album.

How to Build a Barn Box

Here’s how I made the barn in the center panel.

  • First, die cut 4 barns from the paper pad.
  • Now cut (4) 1″ hinges from your paper scraps. You want these to be the same height as the walls of the barn.
  • Then cut 4 more hinges to go on the bottom of each die cut barn
  • Next, score the hinges in half.
  • Then lay the barns down side by side with the edges butted up against one another.
  • Now adhere one side of the hinge to the side of one barn, and the other to the side of the barn it is butted up against.
  • At the same time, adhere half of a hinge at the bottom of each barn.  These need to line up precisely with the bottom edge of each barn.
  • Repeat this for all the barns.  When you get to the last barn, you will need to stand the barns up and shape them into a square.
  • Next, place adhesive on the other half of the hinges at the bottom of the barn and adhere to the base of the center panel.

Now you can fill your barn up with tea goodies.

I added some individually wrapped cookies, 4 tea bags, 4 packets of honey, a mini wooden honey dipper and a vintage demitasse spoon inside my barn box.  What will you put inside yours?

The Mini Album

Each of the 4 box walls is a page in a little mini album.  The top and bottom walls are tri- fold flaps with room for photos and journaling.  Use magnets to keep the flaps closed.

The side walls are little pull out accordion albums.  How fun is that?

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what inspiration the rest of the Alumni Team has prepared for you.  Here is a complete list of all the blogs in this hop.

Kathy (You are HERE)

Carole

Vicki

Amarilys

Candy

Lisa

Alissa

Oksana

Remember to look for the winner announcement on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page and Blog on Wednesday!

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

Thanks for hopping along!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations May 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Sweet Magnolia Shaker Card by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

Heartfelt Creations May 2021 Alumni Blog Hop:  Sweet Magnolia Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations May 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues through Monday, May 31 at 11:55 PM EDT.  Get ready for loads of crafty inspiration, tips, tricks and ideas as you hop along with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team.

One comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card!  So be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop.  Get inspired, leave some crafty love behind, and maybe you will be the lucky winner.

The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, June 2nd.  If you are the winner, please claim your prize by emailing [email protected].  Please write “Winner of the May 2021 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line of your e-mail.  You will have 72 hours from the time the winner is announced to claim your prize.

Now let’s talk about how I made this Sweet Magnolia Shaker Card as my inspiration piece for the hop.

Sweet Magnolia Shaker Card: The Basics

Heartfelt Creations Sweet Magnolia Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

  • First, cut (2) 5″ x 8 1/2″ panels from cream cardstock.  Overlap the 5″ ends about 1/4″ and adhere with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Now place this long panel on your scoring tool and score at 7″ and 7 3/4″.  Fold along the 3/4″ score line and score again at 7″ and 7 3/4″.  This flap will become a box pocket on the inside of the card.
  • Next, cut a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8 panel of designer paper from the Sweet Magnolia paper pad.  This will be the card front.  But don’t glue it down until after the card is completed.
The Shaker Element

Now we will create the shaker element.

  • First, die cut the Heartfelt Creations Decorative Circle Frame from cream cardstock.  Use the largest circle insert to create the opening.
  • Now, use the largest Circle Basics Large Die to cut a piece of clear cardstock.  Adhere this to the back of the Decorative Circle Frame with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Next, place 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips around the opening.
  • Then place your shaker mix on the panel of designer paper that was cut in the previous step.  Carefully align the shaker frame over the shaker mix and gently press in place.
Making the Sweet Magnolia Blossoms

Now we get to do the fun part!  Make some Sweet Magnolia Blooms to adorn your shaker element.

  • First, stamp 4 sets of Magnolia Blooms and Leaves on Flower Specialty Paper.  I used Memento London Fog Ink for the flowers and Library Green Archival ink for the leaves.
  • Now sponge on a little Shell Pink Adirondack Ink in the center  and along the edges of each Magnolia Blossom Layer.  If you don’t have Shell Pink, substitute the palest shade of pink ink from your stash.
  • Sponge the leaves with Olive Archival Ink.
  • Then die cut the flower layers and leaves using the Sweet Magnolia Dies.
  • Place the flower layers and leaves in the 3-D embossing tray and run through your die cutting machine following your machine’s sandwich guidelines.
  • Pierce the center of each blossom with the piercing tool and thread with large stamens.
  • Stack the layers and secure with adhesive.

TIP: Add a touch of shine with Nuvo Toasted Almond Mousse.  Place a small amount on your non-stick surface, spritz with water and paint on with a brush.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.  Notice how I used the frame from the Decorative circle on the top.  This creates a nice space to write a personal message.

The box pocket on the bottom of the card is a tea party for one.  Tea, cookies, chocolate, honey, a little note card and a lovely vintage demitasse spoon turn this card into a gift.  If you don’t know how to create a box pocket, you can find a tutorial HERE.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Carole has in store for you. You’ll find the complete blog hop list below:

Kathy – YOU ARE HERE

Carole

Monica

Candy

Vicki

Amarilys

Lisa

Magda

Oksana

Emily

Alissa

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

To leave a comment: Click on the blue REPLIES link just below the title at the top of this page.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure!  Thanks so much for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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