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Heartfelt Creations July 2020 Alumni Hop

Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony Gatefold Z-Fold Card for the July 2020 Alumni Hop by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

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Heartfelt Creations July 2020 Alumni Hop: Sweet Peony Z-Fold Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations July 2020 Alumni Hop!  Get ready to be inspired as the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team has loads of crafty goodness in store for you this month.  You also have a chance to win  some Heartfelt Creations goodies!  Just leave a lovely comment on each blog in the hop.  One lucky comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.

The hop will remain open until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, August 3rd.  The winner will be announced at the top of this blog and on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, August 5th.  If you are the lucky winner, claim your prize by contacting socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us within 72 hours of the announcement.  But really, everyone wins, because everyone has a chance to be inspired by the beautiful projects in the hop.

Sweet Peony Z-Fold Card: Creating the Card Base

The Sweet Peony Collection is one of my all time favorites!  I could not resist pulling it out for a little crafty play time.  This 6″ x 6″ Z-Fold card looks so fancy, but is so easy to make!  Pair the papers up with the new Ornate Ovals Dies for a sweet, summery card.

  • First, score a 12″ x 6″ panel of white cardstock at 3″ and 6″ .
  • Next, fold the card in half to make a side fold card base.
  • Then fold the 3″ score line back toward the card spine to create a Z-Fold card base.
  • Now cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of white cardstock to serve as the gatefold cover.
  • Line all the card panels with Sweet Peony papers. Cover both the front and the back of the gatefold cover.
  • Next, place adhesive on only the top, bottom and left hand side of the gatefold cover.  Center and adhere to the Z-Fold.

Sweet Peony Details

  • Next, die cut the Ornate Ovals from white cardstock.
  • Cut an oval of designer paper using the Eyelet Oval Die.  Adhere the largest Ornate Oval to this panel.
  • Die cut the center of a card front and adhere to the other Ornate Oval Die cut.  Back with dimensionals and center over the base oval.
  • Adhere to the card front.

  • Now stamp, heat emboss and die cut the peony layers.
  • Color the flower layers with Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
  • Shape in the 3-D Flower Mold.
  • Use sponge daubers to tint the flower edges with Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
  • Layer together.  Add Rose Hip Stamens and glass beads to the flower centers and arrange on the card.
  • Tie a bow with Coral Rose Houndstooth Ribbon and adhere.
A Peek Inside

Because of the way you attached the gatefold front, you’ll have a little pocket inside the card base.  This is the perfect spot to tuck in a tea bag or gift card.  I’ve left lots of room to write a sweet note.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Amarilys has prepared for you!  You will find a complete hop list below:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Amarilys Candy   ♥ Vicki   ♥ Carole   ♥  SarahEmily Oksana  ♥

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

To see my past Alumni Hop Tutorials, please click HERE.  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!






Heartfelt Autumn Sunflowers Card

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Heartfelt Autumn Sunflowers Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations September 2019 Alumni Hop!  Today I have a sweet and fresh Autumn Sunflowers card to share with you.  This 5″ x 7″ card is a quick and easy one to make but packs a real visual punch.

Note: you will find a supply list for this card at the bottom of this post below the signature.

Heartfelt Autumn Sunflowers Card: How to Make it

  • Begin by creating a 5″ x 7″ kraft top fold card base with a 1/2″ spine.
  • Then cut a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of green cardstock.
  • Now die cut the Intricate Swirl Frame from cream cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Sweet Peony Design paper.  Back with dimensionals, then attach inside the intricate frame.
  • Now adhere dimensionals to the back of the Intricate Swirl Frame and adhere to the green cardstock layer.
Heartfelt Autumn Sunflowers Card: The Details

  • Stamp 3 sets of Classic Sunflowers using Saffron Archival Ink.
  • Sponge the petals and centers of the stamped flowers with additional Saffron Archival Ink and Adirondack Premium Dye Ink.
  • Now die cut the flowers with the Classic Sunflowers Die.
  • Then shape the petals with the Deluxe Tool Shaping Kit.
  • Assemble the flower layers with hot glue.
  • Mist the flowers lightly with Ranger Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle and Bronze.
  • Now stamp Leafy Accents, sponge with Olive Green Archival , Saffron and Terra Cotta Inks.
  • Then die cut with the Leafy Accents Dies.  Shape and then mist very lightly with Bronze Perfect Pearls.
  • Fill flower centers with beads or Prills.
  • Arrange on the card as seen.  Add gingham and twine bows.

  • Stamp the Lush Lilac sentiment in Olive Archival Ink.
  • Mat on a scrap of green cardstock.
  • Add a mini paper clip.
  • Back with dimensionals.
  • Thread twine through the paperclip and tie on a charm.
Heartfelt Autumn Sunflowers Card: A Peek Inside

Stamp a panel of white cardstock with Classic Sunflowers.  Mat on green cardstock and adhere on the top layer of the card.

Create a box pocket on the bottom of the card and fill with a tea bag wallet, honey stick cookies and vintage silver plate spoon.

On With the Hop

The hop begins here at 8AM EDT on Friday, September 27th and continues until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, September 30th.  A randomly selected comment from a mystery blog in the hop will win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.

The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post, on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page by Wednesday, October 2nd.  The winner then has 72 hours to claim his/her prize.  The winner should contact socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with Winner Of the September Alumni Hop in the subject line.

Here are all the blogs in this hop:

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Glenda   ♥ Vicki   ♥ Els   ♥ Sandra    ♥  Monica  ♥  Amarilys  ♥ Alissa   ♥  Sarah  ♥ Oksana   ♥  Candy 

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for hopping!




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Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card

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Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card for the April 2018 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations April 2018 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here.  You’ll find the complete hop list at the end of this post.  My grandmother had the most beautiful flower garden I have ever seen.  My favorite blooms were always the peonies. I can remember tip toeing through the garden with my mother, gently lifting those fragrant, heavy blossoms to inhale the scent.  So I just had to add the Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony Collection to my crafty stash!    This Spring Garden All Occasion Greeting card is perfect for Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Weddings, or anniversaries.  I just loved making these bodacious blossoms!

Springtime in the Garden with Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony

The papers in this collection are especially lovely with beautiful soft pastels and pops of pink, rose and yellow.  Here are the steps I followed to create the card.

  • Begin by cutting a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel from the floral cluster page in the  Sweet Peony paper collection.
  • Next, use a distressing tool to lightly rough up the edges.  You can also use the side of your scissor blade to to this; just be careful not to cut yourself!
  • Once you have distressed the edges, stitch around the perimeter of this panel, using ivory thread.
  • Now lightly sponge the edges with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
  • Use 1.5″ wide pink gingham ribbon to create a belly band.  Wrap this around the panel, securing with Scor-Tape or your favorite adhesive.
  • Next, cut a 4″ x 6″ rectangle from the soft pink background paper. Repeat the above steps, omitting the stitching.
  • To add dimension, back this panel with foam tape, waste chipboard or old cardboard packaging.  Then center and adhere to the first panel.
Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card: Creating the Card Focal


Heartfelt Creation Dies make quick work of creating this card focal.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, cut the peony image from the paper collection using the Eyelet Oval Die. I used just the 3.25″ x 5″ oval die for this. Ink the edges very lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Next, from white cardstock, die cut the doily frame using the 4.5″ x 6″  Eyelet Oval Die frame.
  • To add dimension, back the Eyelet Oval Frame Die cut with foam tape, etc.  I sponged a very light layer of Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to the center of the die cut.  Don’t add ink to the scalloped frame portion.
  • Center and adhere to the card.
  • Adhere the die cut card focal.
  • Fussy cut the pink label from the cut apart page. Back with dimensionals.
  • Die cut the sentiment ticket with the Luggage and Tags Die.  Adhere to the pink label and then to the card.
Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card: the fun part!  Making the Flowers

There is something so relaxing and rewarding about making flowers!  I tried some new techniques when making these gorgeous Sweet Peony blooms.  Here’s how I did it:

  • Remove the soft pink background page from the Sweet Peony Paper Collection.  Cut it into two 6″ x 12″ panels.
  • Using the Colorbox Berrylicious Ink Pad,  stamp the Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamps all over both panels.  Then heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Before die cutting with the Small Sweet Peony Die, use sponge daubers to apply Colorbox Guacamole Chalk Ink in the center of each flower layer.
  • Stamp the leaves onto white cardstock, also using Guacamole Ink and heat embossing.


  • Once all the different sizes of Sweet Peony flower layers  have been die cut, place them in the appropriate sections of the 3-D Floral Basics Flower Shaping Mold and emboss the flowers following the product directions.
  • Assemble the flower layers, then add stamens.
  • Turn the flowers upside down and spray liberally with Alpine Ice RoseBougainvillea Spray Mists.  Spray some in between the petal layers as well, to cover over the back side of the patterned paper.  Set aside to dry naturally, or gently heat dry.
  • If you would rather not use mist, then sponge the back side of the petals with Berrylicious Ink before assembly.
  • As a final step, apply Antique Linen Distress Ink to the petal edges, and to the edges of the card layers.
  • When everything is dry, arrange the flowers on the card as seen in the photos.
Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card: A Peek Inside

Line the card interior with more designer papers.  Create a pocket and a gift card pocket, if desired.

This is an old, retired gift card die that I have in my stash.  You could create a substitute for this by cutting down a small envelope and covering with designer paper.

To create this elegant Tea Bag Wallet insert, I die cut the Sweet Lilac Scroll and Cage from White Cardstock.  Then I backed it with one of the images from the cut apart page and fussy cut around the top edges.

This makes such a fun card, gift and home decor combo!    Giving a unique gift like this is such a lovely way to shower the people you love with love!

On With the Hop!

The April Alumni Team Hop starts at 8AM EDT on Friday, April 27th and closes on Monday, April 30th at 11:59PM EDT.

One lucky comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog from those participating in the hop, so be sure to visit and comment at each stop along the way.  The randomly chosen winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  To claim this prize, the winner will e-mail socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the April Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

The winner will be announced here, on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and Facebook page on
Wednesday, May 2nd.  Good luck and have fun hopping!
Kathy (You are HERE) ♥   Amarilys   ♥  Vicki     ♥  Martine ♥ Marie  ♥ Pam    ♥ Alissa   ♥ Deneen Archana 
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If
so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for hopping!