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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 ♥  

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

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Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations December 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Cottage Garden Winter Window Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations December 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Wintry Cottage Garden Window Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations December 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here, and continues through Monday, January 3rd at 11:59PM EST.  The Alumni Team has prepared a wonderful array of projects to inspire you this month!  Be sure to visit each blog in the hop and leave a sweet comment behind because ONE randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card!

In addition Heartfelt Creations is offering a SECOND $25 gift card for those who visit their blog and leave a comment on the tutorial they have provided.  What a great way to close out 2021 and welcome 2022!

The winner of each gift card will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, January 5th.  Be sure to check those forums to see if you are the lucky winner!  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize by emailing [email protected].  Be sure to write “Winner of the December 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

**NOTE: Please comment with your first and last name so that we can accurately reward the winner of the gift card.  Thank you!

Now, let’s get on with the hop!

Wintry Cottage Garden Window Shaker Card and Party in a Box

My inspiration piece for the hop is this Wintry Cottage Garden Shaker Window card. This is one of my signature “Party in a Box” cards filled with treats and surprises.

Although the Cottage Garden Collection has a definite springtime theme, I changed things up with a few simple steps.

  • First, create a shaker window filled with sweet little snowmen, snowflakes and ice crystals.  I die cut 2 windows from the paper collection: one with the grid die in the center and one without.  Then I backed the grid window with clear cardstock, added layers of foam tape, shaker elements and foam tape to secure it to the 2nd die cut window.
  • Next, add a snowy effect to the hydrangea blossoms with Dries White Adhesive and Rajni Chawla’s Frosted Crystals.

  • Now stamp and die cut some Leafy Accents and give them the same icy treatment.  A bit of white lace trim adds to the snowy feel of this whimsical creation.

Save time by die cutting the hydrangea blossoms from the paper pad!  Then you only need to brush on some glue and shake on the glitter!

Hot Chocolate Party!

Finish the inside of the card with a box pocket and a tag pocket cut from one of the fancy tags in the paper collection.

Fill the pocket with gift wrapped hot chocolate packet, note card, cookies, chocolate and a demitasse spoon.  This sweet gift will warm up any winter day, don’t you think?

On With the Hop!

Now hop on through this list to see what the rest of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team has prepared for you.

Kathy (YOU ARE HERE) Carole  ♥ Vicki  ♥ Candy AlissaAmarilys  ♥ Monica LisaHeartfelt Creations Blog  ♥

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

TO LEAVE A COMMENT: Please click on the “Reply” link at the top of this page, just below the post title.  Thanks!

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks you can use in your next crafty adventure!  Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations November 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Snowy Pines Easel Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations November 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Snowy Pines Shaker Easel Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations November 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  Are you excited about the Black Friday Special Edition Release?  We sure are!  Several members of the Alumni Team will be featuring projects using the  new Classic Frame Dies in our posts this month.  Get ready to be inspired!  My inspiration piece features  the lovely Fancy Classic Oval Frame  paired up with the Snowy Pines and Festive Poinsettia collections.  We’ll take a closer look at that in a second.

First I need to let  you know that the hop runs from now until 11:55 PM EST on Monday, November 29th.  This gives you plenty of time to visit all the blogs in the hop.  A random selected comment from a mystery blog will chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card!

But that’s not all!  Heartfelt Creations is also offering a $25 gift card that will be awarded to a randomly chosen comment on their blog!  That’s TWO chances to win a Heartfelt Creations shopping spree!

The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page and Blog on Wednesday, December 1st.  Winners have 72 hours to claim their prizes by contacting [email protected]  Please write “Winner of the November 2021 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line of your e-mail.  So be sure to check the Heartfelt Blog and Facebook page on December 1st to see if you are one of the happy winners.  Now, let’s get on with the hop!

Snowy Pines Shaker Easel Card

Heartfelt Creations Snowy Pines Festive Poinsettia Fancy Oval Frame Shaker Easel Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Christmas is right around the corner, so it’s time to get busy making beautiful Christmas cards and gifts.  This 6×6 easel shaker card features papers from the Snowy Pines Collection.

Heartfelt Creations Fancy Classic Oval Frame Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The Classic Fancy Oval Frame Die makes a great shaker element!  Here’s how I  made it:

  • First, die cut the Classic Fancy Oval Frame from gold mirror cardstock.
  • Then cut an oval  piece of clear cardstock to fit the back of the frame.  Adhere this with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Next, while you are waiting for the adhesive to dry, add a little Crystal Clear Glitter to the snowy portions of the card front.
  • Now, adhere 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to the back side of the oval frame.
  • Then place your shaker elements (sequins, buttons, beads and pearls) over the image. Remove the tape liner and press the frame into place.
Festive Poinsettias the E-Z Way!

Heartfelt Creations Small Festive Poinsettias by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Now we get to make some beautiful Festive Poinsettia Flowers!  I like to do this the E-Z way!

  • First, stamp the smallest Small Festive Poinsettia on a panel of the red patterned paper from the Snowy Pines Collection.  I used Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink for this step. Using the patterned paper means that the flowers are already perfectly color-matched, which saves time!
  • Next, heat emboss the stamped flowers with clear embossing powder.  This makes the detailed veins in the petals stand out.
  • Now die cut the petals with the Small Festive Poinsettia Die.
  • Then add texture and shine to the petals by tapping them with diluted Carmine Red Nuvo 3D Stamp paint.
  • Next, dilute a little white chalk paint and spatter the flowers to give them a snowy appearance.
  • When the flowers have dried, shape them in the Festive Poinsettia Mold.
  • Finish the flowers with Red Bead/Berry Clusters in the center.

To add fulness and foliage to your floral display, stamp and die cut some Holly Berry Sprays.

Heartfelt Creations Snowy Pines Christmas Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Create a Brake for Your Easel Card

Create a brake, or stopper,  for your easel card by making a pocket from a 6×6 card front.  Then add ribbon, snowy jingle bells and a fancy button to finish the design.

A Peek Inside

Pockets turn cards into gifts!

Use scraps of your gold foil and patterned paper to make a little gift card/treat wallet.

Now tuck in a little Christmas tea and chocolate treat as the perfect finishing touch! There is also room to write a little note, or to sneak in a gift card.  What a perfect Secret Santa gift!

On With the Hop!

Are you ready to hop?  Our Alumni Team Designers have prepared all kinds of crafty inspiration for you!  Don’t forget to leave comments on each Alumni Team blog AND the Heartfelt Creations Blog to be entered into those drawings for $25 gift cards!

Kathy Clement: You are HERE Vicki Dutcher  Carole Wright   Monica Edwards                      Oksana Clegg  Emily Niehaus  Candy Slabaugh Lisa Gregory  Alissa Wells                        Amarilys Doria Heartfelt Creations

To leave a comment on this blog: Click on the REPLIES button that is located at the top of the page just below the blog post title.  

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop…and Black Friday shopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations October 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Rustic Sunflowers for the Heartfelt Creations October 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations October 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues through 12:55PM EDT on Monday, November 1st.  This month we are giving away TWO $25 gift cards to Heartfelt Creations!  One comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win the first gift card.  The second gift card will be randomly chosen from a comment left on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.  You can find the complete blog hop list at the bottom of this post.

Winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK page on Wednesday, November 3rd.  Be sure to check and see if you are one of the lucky winners.  Then claim your prize within 72 hours by emailing [email protected].  Please write “Winner of the October 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Now that we have all the business details out of the way, let’s take a look at some beautiful Rustic Sunflowers!

Rustic Sunflowers and Simply Elegant Centerpiece Die

Heartfelt Creations Simply Elegant Centerpiece Die by Kathy Clement

I am so in love with the Rustic Sunflower Collection!  I  just  had to make another fall card to celebrate its beauty!  This time I made a simple and elegant 6×6 card from one of the card fronts in the paper collection.  Then I dressed it up with a gold foil die cut of the Simply Elegant Centerpiece die.  I love the mix of country charm and uptown glam in this card design.  And it’s very quick to make, too!

Rustic Sunflower Collection and Heartfelt Creations Simply Elegant Centerpiece Die Card by kathy Clement

  • First, stitch around the perimeter of a 6×6 card front.
  • Next, die cut the Simply Elegance Centerpiece Die from gold foil cardstock.  Back the die with foam tabs to add some extra dimension to the composition.
  • Now adhere the center die inside the centerpiece.
  • Adhere some amber colored rhinestones on the die cut.

You’re nearly done!  Next comes the fun part: making the sunflowers!

Rustic Sunflowers the E-Z Way!

  • First, die cut the sunflower layers from the Rustic Sunflower Pad using the Rustic Sunflower Dies.
  • Then use sponge daubers to ink the centers and edges with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.
  • Next, lightly mist the layers and shape in the 3-D Shaping Mold.
  • Now layer the petals together so that they are staggered.  Use a ball stylus to press into the center of the flower to lift the petal edges.
  • Fill the flower centers will hot glue.  Sprinkle Czech beads over the hot glue and set aside to dry.
  • Finally, spritz the flowers lightly with gold glimmer mist or other mica spray.
  • Now tie some bows and add beneath the flower layers as seen in the photos.
A Peek Inside

Now line the interior of the card with more designer papers.  Create a pocket to hold a little tag made from scraps.

Add charms, die cut tags and bits of ribbon to dress up the tag.  Next,  mat a bit of white cardstock on a piece of brown cardstock and insert in the pocket as a sentiment tag.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on down this list to see what craft inspiration the rest of the Alumni Team has cooked up for you.  Remember to comment on each blog post for a chance to win that $25 gift card.  And be sure to finish up over on the Heartfelt Creations blog for a chance at the second $25 gift card, too!

Kathy (You are HERE).

Vicki 

Carole

Alissa

Amarilys

Lisa

Candy  

Oksana

Monica

Heartfelt Creations

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

To leave a comment, please click the Reply button located at the top of this post, just below the title.  Thank you!

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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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