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Heartfelt Creations September 2022 Alumni Hop

Heartfelt Creations Floral Shoppe Fall Urn Rustic Sunflowers Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations September 2022 Alumni Hop: Autumn Flowers Urn

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations September 2022 Alumni Hop!  The hop starts  here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday,  October 3rd.  At that time, we will select a randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog to receive a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card!  A winner for a second $25 gift card will be selected from comments left on the Heartfelt Creations blog.  So along with all kinds of crafty inspiration, you have the opportunity to win one of TWO $25 gift cards this weekend!

Please make sure you leave your first and last name in your comments.  The two winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK page on Wednesday, October 5th.  If you are one of the lucky winners, please claim your prize within 72 hours by contacting socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us. Please write “Winner of the September Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Now, are you ready to hop?

Floral Shoppe Autumn Flowers Urn

Heartfelt Creations Floral Shoppe Rustic Sunflowers Simply Elegant Centerpiece Die by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

What do you do when you have an extra handmade flower or two left over from a project?  Do you ever think to use them in a mixed flower arrangement? The Floral Shoppe Urn is a wonderful way to display those floral “extras.”  I had a few die cut leaves, a few sunflowers, and a small collection of previously stamped Floral Fillers stashed away in plastic boxes.  So putting this lovely fall floral arrangement together was a snap!

TIP: Die cut your floral urn from the Floral Shoppe paper pad.  Then customize it by inking up the matching stamp with clear embossing ink.  Use the die as a template to help you line the stamp up with the die cut image.  Now heat emboss with some Frayed Burlap Distress Embossing Powder to make the details look 3-D.  Finish the urn by sponging on some Rusty Hinge and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  This gives the urn a wonderful aged appearance that pops off the card.

Die Cut Your Background

Create a lacy die cut background for your card with the Simply Elegant Centerpiece Die.  Here’s how to make the die fit on a 5″ x 7″ card base.

  • First, stitch 2 layers of patterned paper onto a 5″ x 7″ panel of copper metallic paper.
  • Next, die cut the Simply Elegant Centerpiece from white cardstock.
  • Now, cut the die cut carefully in half.  Adhere one half near the bottom of the card base and the other near the top.
  • You will have a 1″ gap between the two die cut halves.  Fill this space in with a strip of copper cardstock wrapped with a complementary shade of ribbon.
  • Now use foam tape to adhere the sides and bottom of your urn to the card base.  Fill it with flowers and your job is done!
A Peek Inside

Dress up the inside of your card with the center piece of the die cut.  Cut this carefully in half and adhere as seen in the photo.

Create a pocket on the bottom half of your card and tuck in a little notecard/gift card wallet.

Add a fall tea bag and a honey stick.  Now your card is a gift!  You can also tuck a gift card inside if you wish.

On With the Hop!

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave some sweet words behind.  This enters you into the drawing for the first $25 gift card.

Finish up the hop over on the Heartfelt Creations blog where you’ll find a wonderful tutorial waiting for you.  Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing for the SECOND $25 gift card.

Here’s the complete Alumni Blog Hop List:

Kathy (You are HERE)  ♥ Bozena  Alissa GloriaLynn  ♥ LisaVicki  ♥ Heartfelt Creations  ♥

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

To leave a comment, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post and add your comment.  Or, click on the “REPLY” link below the title of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations August 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations August 2022 Alumni Blog Hop by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations August 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Autumn Seasonal Wreath Down on the Farm

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations August 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, August 29th.  At that time, we will randomly select the winner of a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift card from the comments left on a mystery blog in the hop.  So be sure to leave some sweet words on each blog in the hop this month!

Heartfelt Creations is also offering a $25 gift card for a randomly selected comment left on their blog!  You can always find a wonderful tutorial over on the HC blog, so be sure to stop by and say hello.

Winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE on Wednesday, August 31st.  If you are one of the happy winners, you have 72 hours to claim your prize.  Simply email socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us. Please write “Winner of the August 2022 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line of your email.  

Now let’s get this blog hop started!

Down on the Farm Seasonal Wreath

Heartfelt Creations Down on the Farm Seasonal Wreath by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

My inspiration project this month is this warm and cozy greeting card folio.  I’ve combined the Autumn Wreath Accents Seasonal Wreath Dies with sunny patterns from the Down on the Farm Paper Pad.  This was such a fun and easy card to make, thanks to a few sneaky tricks!

Heartfelt Creations Down on the Farm Seasonal Wreath Autumn Accents Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

First, cut your flowers, owls, apples, pumpkins and foliage direct from the paper pad.  The Autumn Wreath Accent Dies line up perfectly with the images in the pad.  There’s no stamping and no coloring involved.  What a time saver!

Next, cut 2 layers of the seasonal wreath from green patterned paper on the reverse side of the Down on the Home paper pad.  Once again, no need to stamp or color.  Place 1/8″ foam strips between the two wreath layers to create plenty of depth and dimension.

Now swipe some Distress Ink (Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin and Tea Dye) on a non–stick craft sheet.  Spritz the ink with a mister bottle until small beads of color form.  Then swipe or tap the die cut flowers and foliage into the ink to add a little custom coloring.  It only takes a second, and it looks sooo good!

Finally, layer the flower petals together and fill the centers with Gourd-Jus Prills.  Then add dots of Dries Clear Adhesive to the wheat and sprinkle with I’m A-Maized Prills to add extra texture.

Now you can have fun building the layers on your prepared wreath.  It’s just like flower arranging, only with paper!

A Peek Inside

It’s easy to add a pocket to the bottom half of your card.  Simply cut your paper panel about 2 1/2″ longer than the size of your card base.  Then score the paper, fold at the score line and add gussets to the sides to form a pocket. The top half of the card becomes a mini folio.  We’ll talk about that in a minute.

Pockets provide a great spot to tuck in a little tea wallet, honey stick, mini folio and vintage demitasse spoon.  

Here’s how to create the mini folio on the top of the card.

First, cut a liner for the top of the card.  Since my card is 6×6, I cut my liner to measure 5 3/4″ square.

Next, score a 1/2″ flap on the left hand side of 2 more panels of Down on the Farm paper.  Fold the flaps behind the liner paper and glue onto the card base.  Dress up a paper clip with a banner flag cut from a scrap of pretty paper.  You can add a little pocket and tag behind one of the flap pages as I did here.  or, you can leave the page blank for a photo.

These quick and easy additions to a card turn it into a wonderful gift.

On With the Hop

The next stop in this hop is Vicki’s lovely blog. I’ve added the complete blog hop list below.

Kathy (You are HERE)  ♥ Vicki   ♥ Bozena Amarilys’ CreationsAlissa MonicaLynn GloriaCandyHeartfelt Creations

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your next Heartfelt adventure.  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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.

A Peek Inside

Create a pocket with one of the cute border strips.  Then tuck in a little note card/gift card wallet.

If you tuck in some Holiday Tea, a honey stick and a mini candy cane, you’ve just turned your card into a gift!

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.

To leave a comment on this blog, please click on the REPLY button that is located right below the blog title.  Or you can scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post and add your comment there.

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

Cheerio,

kathy

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August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Can you believe that it’s already time to share this Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial?  Summer is just speeding by, isn’t it?  The August papers are probably my favorites from the entire collection.  Sunflowers just plain make me happy!  And I indulged myself and gave myself time to create my own sunflowers using the Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower dies.  So this was a fun Throwback Thursday for me!

Sunny Skies, Sunflowers and Bees!

Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers, bees, by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Here’s a look at the folio we’ll be making this month.  Do you like the teal and gold color palette as much as I do?  It just feels like a field of cheery sunflowers under a sunny summer sky to me.

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Oh, but I did have fun making these lovely blossoms with the Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower stamps and dies.

  • First, stamp the sunflowers onto white cardstock using Saffron Archival Ink.
  • Next, sponge the centers of the flowers with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.
  • Now, apply Wild Honey and Mustard Seed Distress Ink on the petals.
  • Die cut the flower layers with the Rustic Sunflower Dies.
  • Next, mist them lightly with water and run through the Rustic Sunflower Shaping mold.
  • Now, layer the flowers together, staggering the petals.  Mist lightly with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist.  Heat dry.
  • Finally, fill the centers with hot glue and Czech glass beads and arrange as desired.
The Hidden Folio Pocket

This 5 1/2″ square folio tucks into a hidden pocket found on the bottom of the card base.

Look at all the fun interactive elements built into this mini folio!

Here’s a peek at the inside of the desk folio.  There’s no shortage of fun here, either!

August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I make this sunny creation, I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial.

We only have 4 more folios to go to complete this year long series.  Maybe you can be thinking of another series for 2023!  Do you want to make monthly banners?  Wall hangings?  What sounds good to you?  Please share your ideas in the comment section below, and I’ll take them up for consideration, my friends!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations June 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations June 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Rustic Sunflower Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations June 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, June 27th.  You will want to visit each Alumni Team blog in the hop for lots of crafty inspiration, tips and tutorials.  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog because Heartfelt Creations is giving away a $25 gift card to one randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog.  Comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog for a chance to win a SECOND $25 gift card!  What a great way to start the weekend!

The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE on Wednesday, June 27th.  Winners can claim their prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us within 72 hours of the announcement.  If you are the winner, please write “Winner of the June Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.  You can find a linked list of all the blogs in the hop below.  Now let’s get this party started!

Rustic Sunflower Shaker Card

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Shaker Card Elegant Pocket Accents by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

Sunflowers are blooming everywhere in North Carolina, so I felt inspired to dig out my Rustic Sunflower goodies to make this cheery shaker card.

  • First, trim a 6×6 card front to measure 5 1/2″ square. Stitch around the yellow border on the 6×6 card front.
  • Now, die cut the center image from a 6×6 card front in the Rustic Sunflower Paper Pad.  This is easy to do if you use the largest Basic Circles Die. Adhere the image to a 5 3/4″ panel of bright yellow cardstock so that it lines up with the opening in the frame.
  • Next, adhere clear cardstock to the back side to create the shaker window and place 3 layers of foam tape around the edges.
  • Place your shaker elements in the center of the die cut circle image. Remove the liner from the foam tape.  Now carefully center the frame over the image and press in place.
  • Use the Rustic Sunflower dies to cut flowers from the paper pad.  Brush with Wild Honey Distress Ink, spritz lightly with water and run through the shaping mold.
  • Now layer flowers together.  Fill the centers with hot glue and glass beads.
  • Die cut the Elegant Pocket Accent from cream cardstock,  Then die cut just the frame from turquoise paper.  Layer the accent piece over the turquoise base and adhere on the top of the card.
  • Arrange flowers, tags, and embellishments as seen in the photo.
A Peek Inside

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Shaker Card interior by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

I like to turn my cards into gifts by adding a pocket and some sweet tuck ins.

Here’s a little tea/gift card wallet and bookmark/tag to sweeten up the inside of this card.

There’s room to write a note inside, too.  Don’t forget to tuck in a honey stick to sweeten the tea!

On With the Hop

Here’s the complete list of all the blogs in this hop:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Amarilys ♥ Alissa ♥ GloriaLynn ♥ Bozena Candy ♥  Lisa  ♥ Oksana  Vicki  ♥ Heartfelt Creations

I just know you’re going to be inspired by all the beautiful projects this month!  Thanks for hopping along with us!

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

Cheerio,

kathy

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