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Tea for Two Heartfelt Creations Magnolias Tutorial

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Tea for Two Heartfelt Creations Magnolias Tutorial for Wonderful Wednesday May 2024

Hello, Friends!  Would you like to join me as I share this Tea for Two Heartfelt Creations Magnolias Tutorial?  It’s Wonderful Wednesday and time to share our May 2024 Flower of the Month, so grab a cuppa and a snack and we’ll dive right in!

New Tea for Two Collection from Country Craft Creations in the House!

It seems like every time I do a little clean up in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight I give myself a stern reprimand about not buying any more paper until I’ve used up some of what I have. Inevitably, right at that same time someone will release a paper collection that causes my resolve to completely wilt.  That’s what  happened when Country Craft Creations released Tea for Two earlier this month.  One look at the gorgeous tea cups featured on this card had me placing the order as fast as my crafty little fingers could type it in.  (Is there a 12-step program for paper addiction somewhere?)

The truth of the matter is, I’m not the least big sad I added this collection to the stash.  As you will see in the video tutorial below, it’s completely scrumptious!

The Shaker Element


Here’s how I created the shaker element on this 5″ x 7″ top fold card:

  • First, cut out the 4″ x 6″ image of the stacked teacups.
  • Next, use a ruler and craft knife to cut the inside section of the image out of the frame.
  • Then fussy cut the teacups, back with chipboard and foam tape, and set aside.
  • Now, adhere a 4″ x 6″ panel of clear cardstock (acetate sheet) to the back of the empty frame.
  • Place 2 rows of 1/8″ foam strips around the back of the frame.
  • Mat a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ panel of patterned paper on larger mats of rose and teal cardstock.  Place sequins and beads in the center of the panel, then press the prepared shaker frame into the center of the panel.
  • Finally, adhere the teacups over the shaker window and proceed with finishing the card.
A Peek Inside

Heartfelt Creations Sweet Magnolia-Country Craft Creations Tea for Two-Flower of the Month Tutorial-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Add more patterned papers and a pocket to the card interior.  I used my envelope punch board to create a little tea wallet, then added that to the pocket along with a dressed up honey stick and a lovely little notecard.

Tea for Two Heartfelt Creations Magnolias Tutorial on my YouTube Channel

If  you’d like to follow along as I stamp, emboss, color and arrange the magnolias for this card, then please enjoy this video tutorial.

Magnolias are already blooming here in North Carolina.  They add beauty and fragrance to these early summer days.  If you’d like to view another tutorial that uses a different style of magnolia bloom, you can find that tutorial HERE.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends! I hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday and find time to make something beautiful today.




Heartfelt Creations May 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

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Heartfelt Creations May 2021 Alumni Blog Hop:  Sweet Magnolia Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations May 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues through Monday, May 31 at 11:55 PM EDT.  Get ready for loads of crafty inspiration, tips, tricks and ideas as you hop along with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team.

One comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card!  So be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop.  Get inspired, leave some crafty love behind, and maybe you will be the lucky winner.

The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, June 2nd.  If you are the winner, please claim your prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us.  Please write “Winner of the May 2021 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line of your e-mail.  You will have 72 hours from the time the winner is announced to claim your prize.

Now let’s talk about how I made this Sweet Magnolia Shaker Card as my inspiration piece for the hop.

Sweet Magnolia Shaker Card: The Basics

Heartfelt Creations Sweet Magnolia Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

  • First, cut (2) 5″ x 8 1/2″ panels from cream cardstock.  Overlap the 5″ ends about 1/4″ and adhere with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Now place this long panel on your scoring tool and score at 7″ and 7 3/4″.  Fold along the 3/4″ score line and score again at 7″ and 7 3/4″.  This flap will become a box pocket on the inside of the card.
  • Next, cut a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8 panel of designer paper from the Sweet Magnolia paper pad.  This will be the card front.  But don’t glue it down until after the card is completed.
The Shaker Element

Now we will create the shaker element.

  • First, die cut the Heartfelt Creations Decorative Circle Frame from cream cardstock.  Use the largest circle insert to create the opening.
  • Now, use the largest Circle Basics Large Die to cut a piece of clear cardstock.  Adhere this to the back of the Decorative Circle Frame with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Next, place 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips around the opening.
  • Then place your shaker mix on the panel of designer paper that was cut in the previous step.  Carefully align the shaker frame over the shaker mix and gently press in place.
Making the Sweet Magnolia Blossoms

Now we get to do the fun part!  Make some Sweet Magnolia Blooms to adorn your shaker element.

  • First, stamp 4 sets of Magnolia Blooms and Leaves on Flower Specialty Paper.  I used Memento London Fog Ink for the flowers and Library Green Archival ink for the leaves.
  • Now sponge on a little Shell Pink Adirondack Ink in the center  and along the edges of each Magnolia Blossom Layer.  If you don’t have Shell Pink, substitute the palest shade of pink ink from your stash.
  • Sponge the leaves with Olive Archival Ink.
  • Then die cut the flower layers and leaves using the Sweet Magnolia Dies.
  • Place the flower layers and leaves in the 3-D embossing tray and run through your die cutting machine following your machine’s sandwich guidelines.
  • Pierce the center of each blossom with the piercing tool and thread with large stamens.
  • Stack the layers and secure with adhesive.

TIP: Add a touch of shine with Nuvo Toasted Almond Mousse.  Place a small amount on your non-stick surface, spritz with water and paint on with a brush.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.  Notice how I used the frame from the Decorative circle on the top.  This creates a nice space to write a personal message.

The box pocket on the bottom of the card is a tea party for one.  Tea, cookies, chocolate, honey, a little note card and a lovely vintage demitasse spoon turn this card into a gift.  If you don’t know how to create a box pocket, you can find a tutorial HERE.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Carole has in store for you. You’ll find the complete blog hop list below:












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I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure!  Thanks so much for hopping by!