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Heartfelt Creations November 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

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Heartfelt Creations November 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Festive Poinsettia Shaker Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations November 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  Our Alumni Team has prepared a cornucopia of beautiful projects, helpful tips, and instructional tutorials for you this month.  So get ready to be inspired!

The hop starts here and continues through 11:55PM EST on Monday, November 28th.  Everyone who hops and comments on the alumni team blogs posted below will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card.

There will be an additional drawing for a second $25 gift card for comments left on the Heartfelt Creations blog.

Winners will be posted on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, November 30th.  If you are a happy winner, please contact socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us within 72 hours.  Please write “Winner of the November 2022 Blog Hop” in the subject line of your message.

Now let’s get this hop started!

Festive Poinsettia Shaker Tea Party in a Box

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There’s no place like  home for the holidays, so I’ve dressed up this cozy cottage image with a wreath of sparkling poinsettias and glistening Christmas greenery.  .Here’s how to make this shaker element:

  • First, create the shaker frame.  Layer the two largest Eyelet Circle & Basics Small dies over a sheet of heavy white cardstock.  Die cut according to your machine’s directions.
  • Now tap the scallop circle frame with embossing ink.  Then heat emboss with Shabby White Embossing Enamel.
  • Next,  cut a piece of clear cardstock with the Large Circle Basics Die. If you use the largest die in that set, it provides the perfect sized backer for the scalloped frame. Adhere this circle to the back of the scallop circle frame.
  • Then, place 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips around the perimeter of the frame.  If you are not using buttons in your shaker element, you can probably just use a single row of the foam strips.
  • Now die cut the house image from a 6×6 card front. Adhere this in the center of another 6×6 card front from the paper collection.
  • Next, add your shaker mix to the center of the house image.  Carefully line up the prepared frame and press gently into place.
Festive Poinsettia Greenery with Poinsettia & Holly Clusters

Now comes the fun part!  Create the greenery and the flowers for your wreath.

  • First, stamp a large quantity of Poinsettia Cluster images on white paper with dark green ink.  (I used Archival Olive Green Ink).
  • Quickly sprinkle the inked flowers with clear embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • Now spray the flower layers with red mist.  I used Tattered Angels Lobster because I had it in my stash.  As an alternative, you could color the petals with ink.
  • Next, shape the petals in the 3D Poinsettia Shaping Mold.
  • Then layer the poinsettias together and fill the center with  Prills or Rock Candy Stamens.
  • Finally, brush the petals with Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter.

Die cut the greenery from the Festive Poinsettia Paper Pad. Brush with Dries Clear and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter.  Arrange around the shaker frame to create a wreath effect.  Tuck in some beaded berry sprays, Christmas Plaid Bows and rusty jingle bells to complete the card front.

A Peek Inside

I love to create cards that double as gifts during the holidays.  So I added a little pull-out folio to the top of my card.  Then I created a box pocket and filled with with a Tea Party for one.

To create the folio:

  • First, cut one sheet of Festive Poinsettia paper into (2) 12″ x 5 3/4″ panels of paper.
  • Next, overlap the 5 3/4″ ends of the paper and adhere together.  This forms one long panel.
  • Now score the panel every 5 3/4″.
  • Then accordion fold, and wrap with ribbon.
  • Adhere the folio to the top of your card.
  • Decorate the pages as desired, then tie the ribbon closure to hold everything neatly in place.

Here’s a peek at the treats in the box pocket.  Use scraps of your designer paper to dress them up.

On With the Hop

Your next stop is Monica’s lovely blog.  Remember to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave some love behind to be entered in the drawing for the gift cards.

Here’s the complete list of blogs, in case you get lost:

Kathy (You are HERE) Monica  Bozena Alissa Lisa Candy Gloria Lynn

Amarilys  ♥   Vicki  Heartfelt Creations Blog

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

Thanks for hopping by!




Warm Wishes Christmas Time Clock

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Graphic 45 Warm Wishes Christmas Time Clock Shaker Card with Amazing Paper Grace DOM

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a festive Graphic 45 Winter Wishes Christmas Time Clock Shaker Card to share with you.  Our cute little alarm clock is made with the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for November 2022.

This vintage style alarm clock is one of Becca Feeken’s signature Pop Up Vignette Dies. But I opted to turn it into a shaker card frame.  Red and Gold foil papers, sequins, beads, and pearls add holiday sparkle and shine to my Christmas Time Clock.

Dress up your Christmas Time Clock with some beautiful Reneabouquets Velvet Poinsettias and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

A Peek Inside

Don’t  you just love it when a card doubles as a folio?  That’s why I added this 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ pull out folio to the top half of my card interior.  This is so easy to do, but adds that “extra special” element to your card.

  • First, cut one 8 1/2″ x 11″ panel of black cardstock in half at 4 1/4″.
  • Next, overlap the 4 1/4″ ends about 1/2″ and adhere to form one long paper panel.
  • Now, score every 5 1/2″ down the long side to this panel. You will have a slightly shorter panel on the end.  This will be the front of your pull out folio.
  • Then, accordion fold your scored panels so that the short panel lands on the top.
  • Next, adhere ribbon to the back side of the folio with Scor-Tape.
  • Now adhere the folio to the top half of your 6″ x 6″ card base.
  • Line the front card panel with  4″ x 5″ panels of patterned paper.  Then line the remaining panels with 4″ x 5 1/4″ rectangles of patterned paper.
  • Finally, fold and secure with a bow.

If you add a pocket to the bottom half of your card, you can tuck in a little tea sachet, honey stick, mini candy cane and a decorative sentiment panel.  The panel is covered with white cardstock on the back.  Now your card is a folio and a gift!

These card folios make great Christmas presents for friends and family.  Add photos of your tree, your decorated home, pets or family to create a unique and personal gift.

Warm Wishes Christmas Time Clock Tour on YouTube

If you’d like to take a closer look at the papers and dies I’ve used to create this project, please enjoy this short YouTube video.

You can sign up for the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club HERE.

To see other projects made with the Graphic 45 Warm Wishes paper collection, please click HERE.

If you’d like to see what Becca made with this month’s die, visit  her blog HERE.

I hope you have time for a crafty adventure today!  Thanks for stopping by!





Autumn Surprise Shaker Tag Tutorial

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Throwback Thursday Autumn Surprise Shaker Tag Tutorial with Photoplay Thankful

Hello, Friends!  It’s (almost) Throwback Thursday, and I have a super fun Autumn Surprise Shaker Tag Tutorial to share with you.  I’m posting a bit on the early side (yes, I know it is actually still Wednesday) but I have a big blog hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon on Thursday.  Sometimes you have to move things around to fit them all in.  I hope you all don’t get mad at me for posting twice in a 24 hour period.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I shared a Thanksgiving Treat Tag Tutorial with all of  you. I had covered one extra G45 Regular Kraft Tag when I was prepping for the tutorial.  But I never used it.  While cleaning the studio, I found the tag.  When I picked it up to file it way with the rest of Photoplay’s Thankful Collection, this idea popped right into my head.  And that’s how this Throwback Thursday Tutorial came to be.

Shake Up Your Tag Design

Y’all know how much I enjoy making shaker cards.  Part card and part toy, they make me happy.  Sequins, sparkly bits and buttons tucked safely inside an acetate window invite you to shake them up.  They make a great sound, too.

This shaker tag is super easy to make, thanks to the Thankful ephemera frame.  Simply adhere some clear cardstock behind the frame.  Then trim it to fit.  Next add layers of foam tape and press it over your image and shaker mix.  Easy peasy!

I found some leftover handmade asters in my flower stash, and a few cute charms to add on to my ribbons.  We are talking stress-free crafting here, friends!

But then another idea popped into my head.  And it was so good, I had to bring it to life!

Two Tags in One

Since I had already covered the back side of the tag with designer paper, I thought I might as well add a little pocket.  And then the pocket idea kind of grew, and turned into a little gift wallet.  Then that idea evolved into a box pocket filled with Autumn treats.  You’ll see how it all came together in the video tutorial below.

How fun is this?  Untie the ribbon, open the cover and you find a box pocket filled with Honey Ginger Crystals, Ghirardelli Chocolate and a cute tag!  Now that’s what I call an Autumn Surprise!  (Just add boiling water to the Honey Ginger crystals for a delicious warming beverage. My husband Dale loves these!)

Autumn Surprise Shaker Tag Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make this little tag, please enjoy the step by step video tutorial on YouTube.

These tags make such great little gifts for co-workers, friends, neighbors and family.  The shaker front is unexpected, and the treat folio on the back is a delightful bonus  I hope you have as much fun making them as I did designing them.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by,




Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Card

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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

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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!




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