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January and February Gnome of the Month Card Tutorials

Photoplay Year With My Gnomes Gnome of the Month Card January by Kathy Clement Photo 01

January & February Gnome of the Month Card Tutorials

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m launching the first installment of my Gnome of the Month Card Tutorials.  Each month in 2022, we are going to make a cute card with Photoplay’s Year With My Gnomies paper collection.  I’ve decided that 2022 is a good year for fun and smile.  These gnomes definitely make me chuckle.   What  better way to send someone a smile in the mail each month? Sometimes these ideas just pop into my head, and so far I’ve not regretted bringing them to life.

Launching Make & Take Tuesdays on YouTube

February Gnome of the Month Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photoplay Year With My Gnomies Photo 01

Now gnomes may not be your cup of tea.  Not to worry! I’ve decided to launch a new YouTube tutorial series called Make and Take Tuesday.  This  series will be in addition to my Throwback Thursday posts.  We’ll be working with newer collections in these tutorials, and the focus will be on creating cards.  The gnomes will make a monthly appearance, but the series will cover everything from making stacks of cards in a hurry, fun fold card bases, easy to mail cards and fully loaded cards.

My goal is to share these posts with you every Tuesday as my schedule permits.  Sound like fun?

January Gnome of the Month

Since January is nearly half over, I am sharing both the January and February cards this month.  Since the idea didn’t pop into my head until after I had created the January card, there is no step by step tutorial for it.  But, the base for each of these cards is the same.  Only the patterns and the embellishments vary.  So you can easily create this wintry card, even without the step by step tutorial.

January Gnome of the Month Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

The shaker box on the front of this card features a brand new, soon to be released die from Becca Feeken.  The Filigree Marquis die is part of her new “Classically Becca” release in January. Here’s how to make the shaker frame:

  • First, die cut the frame from 100# white cardstock.
  • Next, heat emboss the frame with VersaMark and Ranger Bridal Tinsel Embossing Powder.
  • Let the embossing cool, then back the frame with a piece of clear cardstock. (Acetate)
  • Now, place 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips around the sides of the frame.
  • Then fill the inside of the frame with a shaker mix.
  • Next, cut a panel of the polka dot paper large enough to back the frame.  Decorate it with the sledding gnome from the sticker sheet.  Then press in place on the back of the frame.
  • Finish with the fussy cut Snow Day Gnome, ribbon , flowers and charms.

A Peek Inside

The tutorial for the February card will show you how to create the base, add the pockets, and make the mini folios.

What a fun way to send birthday greetings to January birthday boys and girls!  You have plenty of room in the pocket to tuck in a gift card, tea bag, or other small treat.

February Gnome of the Month

The shaker element on the February Gnome of the Month is a Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Frame.  I’ll show you how to assemble it in the video tutorial below.

You can see how the design of each card is the same.  We just change out the patterned papers and embellishments.

I dare you not to smile at these adorable critters!

Since each month’s papers in the collection is laid out almost the same, it’s very easy to repeat the designs.

So, if  you are ready to get started on making your own Gnome of the Month Card, join me for the tutorial below.

Gnome of the Month Card Tutorial on YouTube

Let Me Hear Your Thoughts

So now I need to hear from you!  Do you like the idea of a Gnome of the Month Card Tutorial?  Are you excited about Make and Take Tuesday?  Making these video tutorials is a huge time commitment on my end.  I’m happy to do it, but I need to know that you are on board and like the idea.  Otherwise, I’m just spinning my wheels.  Please share your thoughts with me in the comment section of my blog, or on my YouTube channel.  It is really helpful when I hear from you!

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Happy Make and Take Tuesday!

Thanks for stopping  by!

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  ♥

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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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Photoplay Frostival Hot Chocolate Shaker Party

Photoplay Frostival Hot Chocolate Shaker Party by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Photoplay Frostival Hot Chocolate Shaker Party

Hello, Friends!  Winter is in full swing, so I thought I’d warm things up with a Photoplay Frostival Hot Chocolate Shaker Party. Oh, the weather outside is frightful…so a cup of hot chocolate is truly delightful!   Once again, I pulled out my trusty December Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Then I proceeded to put together this festive winter card.

Wonderful things happen when you clean out a storage bin.  That’s where I found this super cute wooden hoop that came from who knows where, who knows when!  But doesn’t it work perfectly as a shaker frame?

Next I created borders with some of the inky blue satin ribbons I had left from the Club Assortment.  This is one of my favorite ways to use printed ribbon.  First, it looks great!  Then, there’s the ease factor.  Just lay down a strip of Scor-Tape, attach ribbon, and you’re done!   Next, there’s the fact that the ribbon creates the perfect spot to dangle a cluster of winter charms.  Now that’s fun!

A Peek Inside

My friends, I grew up in Vermont where winter is real and winter is brutal.  Somehow, we still managed to spend endless hours outside sledding, building snow forts, having snow ball fights, playing fox and geese in the snow.  Our favorite time to sled was after supper.  We lived at the top of a very long hill.  There was one streetlight at the very top and one almost at the bottom.  The light from the moon mixed with the light from the street lamps created a hazy blue hue on the fallen snow.  Yes, it was freezing.  But it was magical.  And when we were too cold to move, we could go inside and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa.

Naturally, I had to wrap up a pouch of yummy cocoa to tuck into the pocket of this card.  Were you wondering when the party was going to start?  How about now?  Cocoa, cookies, a peppermint stick stirrer and a yummy bit of chocolate.  Aaaah!  Now we can curl up with a good book and mark our place with this cute bookmark.

Isn’t ribbon amazing?  It can inspire such fun projects and be used in so many ways.  I hope I’ve shared a few ideas you can us in this cheery winter post.

Now excuse me…I need to go find a cuppa cocoa!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Cosy Winter Christmas Window Shopping Card

Cosy Winter Window Shopping Card P13 by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Cosy Winter Christmas Window Shopping Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Let’s do a little Cosy Winter Window Shopping this morning, shall we?  When I was growing up in my small Vermont town, I loved to stroll the winter sidewalks with my mother.  All of Main Street (the whole block!) was decked out in Christmas lights. In spite of the icy air, every shop window beckoned us to linger just a few seconds longer to take in the tantalizing Christmas goodies on display.  Salvation Army bell ringers braved the cold as their cheery chimes rang out up and down the street. We rarely had any spare coins in our family, but somehow Mom always managed to save 10 dimes for me to drop into their black kettles.  Ah, such lovely memories of a simpler, gentler time!

P13 Cosy Winter Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

I sought to capture the simple warmth and nostalgia of that memory in this sweet little card.  Evergreen boughs, jingle bells,  Merry Christmas ribbon and red posies adorn my shop window.

No bustling sidewalks here, but I do love the border created from Tan Delicate Stitched Satin and Joy Sherry Satin Ribbons from  the November Ribbon Club Assortment.

You can’t see it here, but this evergreen bough sparkles with glittering snowflakes.

A Peek Inside

Ribbon warms up the inside of the card as well.  I love the texture and pattern the Merry Christmas Ribbon adds to the treat pocket.

If you were lucky enough to grow up in a small town, perhaps you enjoyed the excitement of Christmas window shopping, too.  At any rate, I’d love to hear some of your Christmas memories in the comment section below.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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

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Enjoy the hop…and Black Friday shopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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