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Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Card

Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Card Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Card with Reneabouquets Beautiful Board

Hello, Friends!  I don’t like spooky Halloween, but this Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Card is too cute to spook!  When a long-time customer from my Etsy shop placed an order for a special Halloween card, I had to dig through my stash to see what papers I had in house. These cute papers and some sweet Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board seemed like a perfect match.  And just like that,  I was off on another crafty adventure.

What to Do When You Have No Focal Image

Almost all the focal images in this collection had been used in previous projects.  (You can review them HERE. There are even some video tutorials that you might like to watch again!)

Since I depend on images to tell a story in my card designs, I had to do some thinking. Thankfully, I had some adorable Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board images in my stash along with a die cut clock.  The printed Beautiful Board was small, but what if I used these adorable images to adorn a shaker element?  This could work!

Creating the Shaker Element

Here’s how I made the shaker element:

  • First, die cut the Tim Holtz Timekeeper Clock from heavy black cardstock.
  • Next, ink the clock up with Versamark Embossing Ink.  Be generous!
  • Now cover the clock with Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel.  Let the excess powder roll off the die cut, but do not tap the paper!
  • Then heat emboss from the underside of the die until the powder starts to melt.  Hold the die cut with tweezers to protect your fingers.
  • Once the embossing powder has started to melt, you can finish the job from the top side.  This prevents the embossing crystals from rolling all over your work space.
  • While you are heat embossing, go ahead and finish the spider web corners Beautiful Board with the same technique.
  • Now die cut an acetate (clear cardstock)  circle to fit the back side of the clock and adhere with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Then add 3 rows of 1/8″ foam adhesive around the outer perimeter of the acetate circle.
  • Next, place your shaker mix in the area where you plan to place the clock.  Line the clock up over the shaker mix and press firmly in place to seal.
  • Place foam tape on the Reneabouquets Scarecrow and attach to the side of the clock.
  • Place 3 layers of foam tape to the little witch image and adhere at the base of the clock.
  • Add your bow cluster, flowers and a dangle charm at the top.
A Peek Inside

Piece patterned papers together to finish the inside of the card.  Of course, you need a pocket for treats!

Use scraps of patterned paper to dress up a tea bag and honey stick.  Turn to your scraps again and make a cute little chocolate wallet/notecard to add to the pocket.

You can find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!





Autumn Splendor Scrappy Shaker Card

Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Shaker Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Autumn Splendor Scrappy Shaker Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re going to take bits and pieces of a favorite collection and create this lovely Autumn Splendor Scrappy Shaker Card.  If you’re like me, you have certain collections in your stash that you are especially fond of.  And this means you have used them over and over.  Now you just have a little pile of bits and pieces left that you cannot bear to throw away.  Sound familiar?  Today I’m going to share some tips and techniques to help you use them up in a beautiful way.

Beautiful Bits and Pieces

It’s always a little bit sad to finish out a lovely collection like this one.  But when you can take all those beautiful bits and pieces and turn them into a finished project, it just feels so good.  I think you’ll enjoy seeing how I used scrappy strips of paper, small images and ephemera bits to build this layered beauty.

The Shaker Element

You all know how I feel about shaker cards.  Party embellishment, part card maker’s toy, they just make me happy.  This shaker element is a bit unconventional in its creation.  Here’s how it came together.

  • First, fussy cut around outside of the wreath image from a 4×4 element.
  • Next, use a craft knife to cut an “X” in the middle of the wreath.  This will allow you to gain access to the inside of the wreath.  Once you have done this, you can fussy cut around the inside perimeter of the image.  Now you have a shaker frame!
  • Then die cut a circle that is approximately the same diameter as the wreath.  Adhere this to the back side of the image.
  • Now place 3 rows of foam tape on the back side of the wreath to create the topper for the shaker element.
  • Then locate a piece of patterned paper to serve as the back of the shaker element.

Place a mix of sequins, beads, flat back pearls and buttons in the center of the image.  Then press the frame topper over the back to seal.  It’s easy and it’s economical, too.  Dress the shaker element up with flowers, trims and a butterfly to finish.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the pocket and elements on the inside of the card.  You can see why I enjoyed working with this collection so much!

I filled the pocket with a little stitched magnet, a bookmark, a tea wallet and a honeystick.  Now it’s a gift!  Not to shabby for a card that started out as a pile of scraps!

Autumn Splendor Scrappy Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I created the front cover of this card from scraps, I hope you’ll enjoy this Throwback Thursday tutorial on YouTube.

Because this is a Throwback Thursday project, I was unable to find the products I used online.  Because of this, there is no supply list with today’s post.  However, if you’d like to see other Autumn Splendor Projects, please click HERE

Did you enjoy this scrappy card adventure?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




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.

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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.




Land That I Love Shaker Card for RRR

Photoplay America the Beautiful Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Land That I Love Shaker Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  When the calendar flipped to May, I felt inspired to create this Land That I Love Shaker Card Folio.  After all, I had the glorious Patriotic Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon in house.  A quick check in at the Closet of Inspiration and Delight uncovered Photoplay’s America the Beautiful Collection waiting in the wings.  How could I possibly ask for a better duo? I even found a leftover rosette tucked in with the papers, so it was clear to me that a Patriotic creation should be on the menu!

Photoplay America the Beautiful Shaker Card Really Reasonable Ribbon Patriotic Ribbon Club Kathy Clement

This vibrant card is slightly larger than my normal 5″ x 7″ creation.  I wanted to make something large enough that it could double as a home décor piece, and function as a mini photo album. This 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″ top fold card with a 1/2″ spine seemed about right to me.  If you are like me, you enjoy having lots of “real estate” because it gives you lots of room to add layers of paper and embellishments to a card.

The Shaker Window

I am unapologetically patriotic.  America is a glorious country.  Her people are kind, generous, brave and hard-working.  I may not always love the folks in D.C. or the way they try to run things, but the people of this nation inspire me.  And the physical beauty of my country thrills me.  Our oceans, mountains, rivers, forests, deserts, plains, waterfalls…all of that beautiful land fills my heart with joy.  So when I found a 4×6 card in the paper collection that read “land that I love” I  knew exactly what I was going to do!

  • First, adhere clear cardstock (acetate) on the back side of the frame in the ephemera pack.
  • Then, add 3 layers of 1/4″ foam tape to the back.
  • Next, cut a panel of the navy blue check paper so that is slightly larger than the frame.  Stitch this panel onto red and navy cardstock mats to make it stand out.
  • Now, fill the center of that panel with red and blue buttons, Patriotic Stars Sparkletz, and sequins (linked below).  Carefully line up the frame over the sequins and press in place.
  • Finally, fussy cut the floral US map from the 4×6 card, back with adhesive and adhere to the front of the frame.  Trim out the sentiment, back with 1/8″ foam tape and adhere to the top of the frame.
  • Now add the red circus dot grosgrain ribbon from the assortment to the corners along with a little ivory burlap string bow and button combo.
A Peek Inside

There’s a patriotic party going on inside this vibrant card!  The top half of the card houses a 3×4″ pull out folio.

There’s lots of room here to add photos and journaling, and you can also add a large photo beneath the pull out element.

Use the quad sheet to create a 5 1/2 x 6″ mini folio for all those great family photos.

You can even tuck in some flap pages!

A hidden side pocket makes a great place to tuck in some Polaroid style photo mats.  Leave one side and the top edge open so that you can slide your photo in easily.

Surprise!  A little tip in page provides room for even more photos!

I hope I’ve shared some ideas and inspiration that will help you create some spectacular Red, White and Blue cards just in time for summer!

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

Thanks for stopping by!





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