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Heartfelt Creations May 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Decorative Dragonfly Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations May 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations May 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, May 30th.  At that time, a randomly selected comment from a mystery blog in the hop will be chosen to win one of TWO Heartfelt Creations $25 gift cards.  The second winner will be selected from the Heartfelt Creations blog post.  Winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, June 1st.

If you are a happy winner, you will have 72 hours to claim your prize by emailing [email protected]. Please write “Winner of the May 2022 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line. You enter the giveaway by leaving a sweet comment on each blog in the hop.  The more blogs you visit, the better your chances for winning!  You can find a complete blog hop list below.  So now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s get this hop started, shall we?

Decorative Dragonfly Shaker Card

Heartfelt Creations Decorative Dragonfly Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

If summertime has not arrived in your part of the world yet, it will soon.  To get you ready for those warm and sunny days, I created this 6×6 shaker card using the Decorative Dragonfly Collection.  What a gorgeous collection this is, and I certainly had a great time playing with it!

All these deep shades of blue and purple needed a pop of white, so I created my shaker frame using the Leafy Borders Die.

  • First, die cut the 4 sides of the frame from white cardstock.
  • Next, apply Dries Clear Glitter Glue to the pieces and dust with Crystal Clear Glitter.
  • Now, mat the frame pieces on pearlized white cardstock and trim to a 6″ square.
  • Then use a ruler and a craft knife to cut out the opening for the shaker frame.
  • Back the frame with clear cardstock and 3 rows of foam tape.
  • Now you can place your shaker mix in the center of the 6×6 card front and press the frame in place.
Decorative Dragonfly Tips &Details

TIP: Short on time?  Use the Dragonfly Florals and Daydream Florals dies to cut images directly from the paper pad.  This means no coloring is required, and saves time!

TIP: Add a bit of sparkle by tapping Dries Clear Adhesive over the die cut florals.  Then sprinkle with Crystal Clear.  To add extra texture and dimension, you can sprinkle some Prills over the flowers, too!

Add a simple sentiment to the card by stamping on a die cut circle charm from the paper collection.  Dress the charm up with a little metal dragonfly and a sweet seam binding bow!

TIP: Small buttons and glass beads are a fun addition to a shaker mix!  Look through your stash and look for buttons and beads that go with the paper collection.

A Peek Inside

You can turn this card into a gift by adding flap page and a box pocket to the design.

The flap page is a nice spot to add a couple of photos, poems or a personal note.

The box pocket gives you room to tuck in a sweet vintage demitasse spoon, chocolate treat, “gift wrapped” cookie, tea bag wallet and honey stick for the tea.  I’ve also tucked in a sweet little ribbon tied  photo folio.

This is so easy to do!  Simply cut out a row of the 4×6 card images from the paper collection.  Then score between the images and accordion fold.  Photos can be matted on the back side of the card fronts, and journaling can be added on the front.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Carole has prepared for you to enjoy.  She’ll have the link to the  next blog in the hop.  But I’ve provided a full list below just in case you get lost.

♥ KATHY (you are here)  ♥ CaroleVicki Amarilys AlissaGloria  ♥ Lisa  ♥ Oksana ♥ Candy ♥ Monica Heartfelt Creations  ♥  

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

To leave a comment on this post, click on the blue “REPLY” button that is located just beneath the title at the top of the blog.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations April 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Cottage Garden Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations April 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Cottage Gardens Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations April 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here!  You’re going to find all kinds of wonderful ideas, instructions and inspiration as you hop along with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team!

How would you like to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card?  Simply leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop before 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, May 2nd.  At that time, we will randomly select a sweet comment from one of the blog posts in the hop.  To double the fun, Heartfelt Creations will offer a second $25 gift card for a randomly selected comment on their blog post!  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, May 4th.  If you are the happy winner, you can claim your prize by emailing [email protected]. Please write “Winner of the April 2022 Alumni Hop in the subject line.  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize.

Now that we have all the business out of the way, let’s take a look at my Cottage Window Shaker Card.

Hydrangeas, Bluebirds and Open Windows with the Cottage Garden Collection

Heartfelt Creations Cottage Garden Shaker Window Card by kathy Clement Photo 01

I love the Cottage Window Collection because it is filled with all my favorite shades of blue.  And there are bluebirds and hydrangeas, too!  What’s not to love?  I decided to celebrate the open windows and sweet breezes of springtime by making this sweet shaker window card.

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from light blue cardstock.
  • Next, mat a 4 3/4″ panel of Cottage Garden paper on a slightly larger cream cardstock mat.
  • Then die cut an Eyelet Lace Frame from cream cardstock and adhere over the patterned paper.
  • Now die cut the cottage window, blue birds on a branch, hydrangea stems and hydrangea garland from the paper pad.  I also cut a circle from dark blue patterned paper to sit behind the open window, but that is optional.
Creating the Shaker Window

  • Once you have die cut the window, adhere a piece of clear cardstock behind the open panes.  Use dries clear glue for this, as it holds well and will not leave marks.
  • Now place 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the window opening.
  • Next, adhere the die cut circle over the area where you want the window to sit.
  • Then place your shaker mix in the center of the circle.
  • Finally, line up your prepared window over the sequins and press gently in place.  You can prop the shutters open with foam tabs.
  • Adhere the rest of the die cut elements as seen in the photo.
A Peek Inside

A few simple additions to the inside allow you to  turn a card into a gift!

Create a hidden pocket by gluing a card front behind a decorative panel on the top of the card.  Then tuck a tea bag into the pocket.

Add a pocket to the bottom of the card.  Then create a pretty little folio to tuck inside.  Use a border strip as a belly band, then tuck in a tag and chocolate treat!

The mini folio is made by cutting out two card fronts and folding in half.  It’s so easy, but really makes a lovely addition to a card. You can write notes here, or add photos.

I’ll add a linked supply list below this post to make it easy for you to find all the paper pretties I used to make this card.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what the lovely Vicki has prepared to inspire you.  Here’s the entire hop list in case you get lost along the way.

Kathy (You are Here)   Vicki  AmarilysCaroleLisa ♥  Alissa  ♥ Oksana ♥  Candy  Heartfelt Creations Blog

To leave a comment on this blog, click on the blue REPLY link located just below the post title.  Please be sure to add your first and last name so that when we pick a winner, we can identify you easily.  Thanks!

You can find a linked supply list below

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Heartfelt Creations March 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Seasonal Wreath Shaker Card Delightful Daisies by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations March 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Seasonal Daisies Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations March 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, March 28th.  At that time, a randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  A second $25 gift card will be randomly chosen from comments on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.  So be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave some sweet words as you soak up all the  crafty inspiration.

The winners of the gift certificates will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, March 30th.  Winners will have 72 hours to claim their prize at [email protected]  Please write “Winner of the March 2022 Alumni Blog Hop in the subject line of your email.

Now, let’s get this party started!

Seasonal Wreath and Delightful Daisies Shaker Card

Heartfelt Creations Seasonal Wreath Delightful Daisies Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

My inspiration project for the hop is this 6×6 Shaker Easel Card.  Green is my second favorite color, and it is found in abundance in the Seasonal Wreath Paper Collection.  I’ve combined it with pretty yellow Delightful Daisies, ribbons, charms and a fun shaker window to make a bit of spring home décor.

TIME SAVING TIP # 1 :  Die cut the greenery from the Seasonal Wreath Paper Pad using the matching dies. No need to stamp or color these pretty floral bits when you use this method.  I did spritz them lightly with a little shimmer mist that I had in my stash.

TIME SAVING TIP #2: Always make a few extra flowers, that way you’ll have some in your stash when time is running short.  These pretty yellow daisies were left over from a project I made some time ago.  Store your extra flowers in small plastic bins or sandwich boxes to keep them in tip top condition.

Making the Shaker Frame

Heartfelt Creations Seasonal Wreath Shaker Card Delightful Daisies by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Making this shaker frame was so quick and easy that I just have to tell you how I did it.

  • First, choose your 6×6 image from the paper pad.
  • Next, choose a second 6×6 image that has the same size/shape opening in the center.  Trim about 1/4″ from each side of the image.
  • Now die cut the image from the center of the 2nd image using the Cut, Mat, Create Dies. This becomes the frame for your shaker window. Save the center for use in another project.
  • Die cut a plain piece of 6×6 cardstock, and cut the center out of it using the Cut, Mat, Create Die.  Back the frame piece with this to add strength to the frame.
  • Then adhere clear cardstock to the back of the frame using Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Next, add 3 layers of foam strips to the back of the frame.
  • Finally, place your shaker elements in the center of your chosen 6×6 image.  Line the shaker frame over the top and press in place to seal.

See?  It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Decorate your frame with the cute die cut bees and butterflies from the paper pad.

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket inside your easel card.  This acts as a stopper, but it also gives you room to tuck in some little treats.

Add a card front to a folded piece of cardstock.

Then dress up a sentiment panel with a bit of border strip.  Create a side pocket and tuck in a sunshiny tea bag to turn your card into a lovely gift.

On With the Hop

Now get your crafty inspiration flowing as you visit each Alumni Team Member’s blog.  Remember to leave a comment so that you’ll be entered into the drawing for the $25 gift card.  Finish up over on the Heartfelt Creations blog and leave another comment for another chance to win.

♥ Kathy (You are HERE)   ♥ Vicki Carole Amarilys Lisa                                                                     ♥ CandyAlissaMonica  ♥   Oksana Heartfelt Creations 

NOTE: To leave a comment on this blog, click on the “Leave a Reply” link located just below the post title at the top of the page.

If you’d like to create this card, I’ve linked the supplies below.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations February 2022 Alumni Hop

Heartfelt Creations Dogwoods and Lilacs Organizer Notebook by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations February 2022 Alumni Hop: Dogwoods and Lilacs

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations February 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  Before I share my Dogwoods and Lilacs Notebook Inspiration piece, I’d like to share a little information with you about the hop.

The hop starts here and continues until 11:55PM EST on Monday, February 28th.  You will find the complete hop list below.  There will be TWO randomly selected winners and each will receive a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate.  One winning comment will be randomly selected from a mystery blog and the other winning comment will be randomly selected from the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook Page on Wednesday, March 2nd.  If you are one of the winners, please claim your prize within 72 hours by e-mailing [email protected].  Please write “Winner of the February 2022 Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.

To help us properly identify the winner, please add your first and last name to your comment.  Thank you!  Now, let’s get our craft on!

Dogwoods and Lilacs Organizer Notebook

There’s a promise of spring in the air here in North Carolina.  So I decided to break out my favorite Dogwood stamps and dies.  The gorgeous Lush Lilac collection seemed like the perfect pairing for these spring blossoms.  I love the way they dress up this 6″ x 8 1/2″ Notebook Cover.

Here’s how to create the notebook cover base:

  • First, cut (2) 11″ x 8 1/2″  panels of lavender cardstock. Overlap the 8 1/2″ ends about 1/4″ and adhere together.  This will form a long 21 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ panel of paper.
  • Score this panel at 6″ and 6 3/4″.  Then fold on the 6 3/4″ line and repeat.  Then score at 5 3/4″.  This will leave you with a 2 1/2″ flap that will become a side pocket.
  • Add strength and durability to the folio base with matted plain cardstock.  Then dress it up with beautiful papers, handmade flowers and embellishments.
A Peek Inside

Create a slash pocket on the left hand panel of this trifold folio.

Mat 4″ x 6″ images from the Lush Lilac paper pad on folded white cardstock to create pretty little notecards to go in the pocket.

The center panel of the notebook is a great place to add a junior legal pad.  The cardboard backing on the pad lends strength to the design.  You can even glue a new pad over the original pad when it’s been used up.

The side pocket on the right is a great spot to store postage stamps, addresses, business cards, etc.

TIP: Create a small pocket on the flap.  Then tuck in some of the gift tags from the paper collection.  This makes it easy to find them and add to a gift.

You can create a little accordion style photo folio by cutting, joining and folding two rows of       4″ x 5″ images together.

These little organizer notebooks make great Mother’s Day gifts, too!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what the rest of the amazing Alumni Team has prepared to inspire your creativity!  Remember to leave a comment on each blog post to be entered into the drawing for the $25 Gift Card.  And be sure to comment over on the Heartfelt Creations Blog so you’ll have a chance at winning the 2nd $25 gift card!

Kathy Clement (You are HERE):  Kathy by Design

Carole Wright:  The Pretty Paper Patisserie

Vicki Dutcher:  All I Do Is Stamp

Amarilys Doria:  Amarilys’s Scrappy Corner

Candy Slabaugh:  Candy’s Creations

Lisa Gregory:  What a Beautiful Mess

Monica Edwards: Simply Monica

Alissa Wells:  Will Run for Stamps

Oksana Clegg:  Everyday Crafting

Heartfelt Creations: Heartfelt Creations Blog

To leave a comment on this blog, click on the blue REPLY link located just below the title of the blog post.

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations January 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations January 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Floral Frames Shaker Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations January 2022 Alumni Blog Hop! The Alumni Team has been hard at work creating loads of crafty inspiration for you this month!  You can find the complete hop list near the bottom of this post.

The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EST on Monday, January 31st.  There are TWO Heartfelt Creations $25 Gift Certificates up for grabs: one comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog in the hop.  The other comment will be randomly chosen from the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

Winners  will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE on Wednesday, February 2nd.  The winners can claim their gift certificate in an email to [email protected].  Please write “Winner of the January 2022 Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.  You will  have 72 hours to claim your prize after the announcement.

Now let’s get this party started!

Floral Frames Cozy Cottage Shaker Card Folio

Don’t you want to enjoy a vacation in this cozy cottage?  I used the Rectangular Floral Frames Die to cut the image and frame from the 12×12 Floral Frames paper pad.  Then I turned it into a shaker element for my 5″ x 7″ card.

TIP: Short on time?  Don’t forget to use the wonderful pre-colored images and flowers in the 12×12 paper pad!  Simply place the matching frame or flower die over the image and cut.  This is a huge time saver, and one of my favorite features about the paper pads.

Here’s how to turn this frame into a shaker element for your card:

  • First, die cut the cottage image/frame from the paper pad with the Rectangular Floral Frame Die.  Adhere this to your card front.
  • Next, use Dries Clear Adhesive to glue a piece of clear cardstock to the back of the frame.
  • Now, add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam tape around the inside perimeter on the back side of the frame.
  • Then, place your shaker elements over the cottage image on your card front.  Use a mix of sequins, beads, pearls, buttons and Prills to fill the shaker.
  • Finally, line up the prepared frame over the image and press firmly in place.
Making the Flowers

Heartfelt Creations Floral Frames Shaker Card by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

When it’s time to make the flowers to adorn your frame, simply die cut them directly from the paper pad.  Then shape and stack the layers together.  Use a paint brush to apply a light coat of Dries Clear Adhesive, then cover with Crystal Clear Glitter.  Fill the centers with a mix of Prills.  Dot adhesive on the die cut leaves and sprinkle with Prills to add a pop of color and texture to your card.

A Peek Inside

You can turn a simple card into a lovely gift by adding a little treat pocket.  Then take your design a step further by creating a folio for the top half of the card.

  • First cut a sheet of patterned paper into (2) 12″ x 5 1/2″ strips.
  • Next, overlap the ends of the two panels 1/4″ and adhere together to make one long piece of patterned paper.
  • Now, score along this panel every 4 3/4″.  Then accordion fold to make a little folio.
  • Then adhere a piece of ribbon to the back side of the folio to serve as a closure.
  • Finally, adhere the folio in the center of the top of the card.

Tuck a little tea bag wallet, honey stick, tag and chocolate into the pocket as a special surprise.

Dress up your folio with a little bee charm.

Add photos, hand written notes or inspirational quotes on the folio pages.

Dress up the folio pages with frames or liner pages cut from the paper pad.

Now you’ve turned this card into an itty bitty mini album!  How fun is that?

These card folios make wonderful gifts for special occasions and they are so much fun to make!

On With the Hop!

Now you can visit the rest of the Alumni Team blogs to see what gorgeous inspiration they have in store for you.

Remember to leave a comment on each blog to be entered into the drawing for a $25 gift card.  And don’t forget to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog.  They have a special tutorial prepared for you as well as a second chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Vicki   ♥ Carole  ♥ Amarilys ♥ Lisa ♥ Monica ♥ Alissa ♥ CandyOksana Heartfelt Creations Blog ♥  

To Leave a Comment on this blog: Click on the “Replies” link located beneath the title at the TOP of this post.

Please comment with your first and last name so that we can easily identify the winner.  Thanks!

You will find a linked supply list below this post. 

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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