Stuck creatively? Join the December 2022 Alumni Team Blog Hop and be inspired to create something beautiful today!

Friday December 30, 2022
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Hey friend how is your day going?

Did you know on the last Friday of every month we have a blog hop filled with beautiful inspiration from the Alumni Design team? Are you looking to jumpstart your creativity? If you feel stuck and want some crafty ideas to get you started, you are in the perfect spot!

A heads up we are the last blog in the hop, so if you landed here from the hop make sure to scroll down to see the beautiful project from designer Rajni Chawla and leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate! 

Join in this months hop for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate before 11:59pm EST Monday, Jan 2nd 2023, It's easy to join in on the fun! Here is how to play along...  It starts right here on Kathy's blog post! 

❤ Click the link HERE to start.
❤ Be inspired by the project you see.
❤ Comment on the blog post you are on so you are entered for a chance to win.
❤ Click the link to go to the next blog for more inspiration.
❤ Comment on this blog post for another chance to win.

Repeat the process! The more blog posts you comment on the more chances you have to win!                                                                      

A winner will be randomly chosen from all of the blogs in the hop and announced Wednesday, Jan 4th 2023, Plus a winner will be drawn from the comments below! You can find out who is the winners are on our Facebook page and on our website! Have fun and good luck everyone!

Instructions so you can create this project too:

  1. The ready top folds card measures, 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″. To prepare the card base, cut a smooth white cardstock measuring 81/2″ by 5 1/2″ and a second piece measuring 9" by 5 1/2".  On 9" length, score at 1/2", crease well, and open it straight. Choose the designer paper from the designer paper collection and cut the panel 1/8" smaller than the card front. Glue it on the card front. Now use the oval from the Oval Filigree Frame Die set and cut the window as shown. Now crease the hinge well and glue it to the rest half to create the window card front. 
  2. Choose another coordinating paper and cut the filigree fancy frame using pattern paper, white cardstock, and white cardstock. Glue all of them together keeping the colored one on top, white in the middle, and gold one on the bottom, the gold one creating the shadow. Adding layers surely will add extra dimensions. Glue the frame on the outer layer of the window. 
  3. Stamp all the required images with black archival ink on smooth white cardstock and cut these with their coordinating dies. Paint all the required images using Zig Clean Clear brush markers. Shape the basket a little and also shape the floral bouquet. Layer it on the inside of the window panel as shown. 
  4. For Blue Asters, Stamp a couple of petals from Wild Aster Cling Stamp Set using French Ultramarine Archival Ink and cut them using its coordinating die. Color the petals using the same ink and shape them using golf groove tools. Create 2 medium-sized Asters. Complete the flowers by adding the prills in the centers.
  5. Stamp 2 sets of leaves using Leafy Accent stamp and Olive Green Archival ink and cut them using its coordinating die. Color the leaves using the same inks and shape them using a deluxe flower shaping kit.
  6. Stamp a few wisteria flowers with leaf green archival ink on deluxe flower shaping paper and color them with the same ink in the center. Shape the flowers and add seed beads to the center. 
  7. Once all the elements are ready, make a small floral display using all flowers, fillers, and foliage. Complete the card by adding a stamped sentiment from Special Birthday Sentiments Cling Stamp Set.


TOP TIP: Learn more techniques with the Floral Basket Collection in this video here:

For even more inspiration you can see more projects from the design team with the Floral Basket Collection here:


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Kathy Clement
Rajni Chawla has that golden touch when it comes to paper! Everything she makes is beautiful! Thank you so much for sponsoring the Alumni Blog Hop for all these many years. I am truly going to miss these monthly hops, but all good things must come to an end. Wishing you abundance, joy and creativity in 2023!
December 30, 2022 at 8:50 AM
This is beautiful. First time on the blog hop and loved, loved, loved all the teams creations.
December 30, 2022 at 9:02 AM
Jo Williams
I love the floral basket collection. Rajini always does such beautiful creations. I'll miss the monthly Blog Hops. May you all find the New Year filled with many blessings.
December 30, 2022 at 10:16 AM
Lynn Stanborough
Love love love!!! All the cards are stunning and I so love the velum and stamp infills, I'm so going to try this, thank you for sharing!!!
December 30, 2022 at 10:45 AM
Mary Lee Makinen
Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. I will miss the blog hops. Have a wonderful 2023.
December 30, 2022 at 1:03 PM
Celeste Lind
I will miss the blog hops! I appreciate your sharing your creative ideas with us, and supplying the link to the products needed! Sometimes they aren’t recognizable, as they are used so creatively!!
December 30, 2022 at 2:01 PM
Kathy Whitaker
Beautiful spring or Easter card, thanks for the Beautiful insperation!
December 30, 2022 at 3:34 PM
Valerie Anderson
So sad there won't be anymore blog hops there are so many talented and creative people that have contributed to the hop and their inspirations have been amazing.
December 30, 2022 at 3:50 PM
Martie Rollin
I have so enjoyed all the projects I have seen on this monthly Blog Hop! Wonderfully creative inspirations for using Heartfelt Creations products...a hop I always looked forward to joining. Thank you for the years of sponsoring this inspiring trip around the Internet. Just a note: Couldn't get my comment entered on the site of Amarilys this afternoon.
December 30, 2022 at 6:49 PM
Jodi C
I love the new Foral Basket collection! I have very much enjoyed the Alumni Blog hops and will miss them, thank you to all the contributors and thank you Heartfelt Creations!
December 30, 2022 at 7:36 PM
Beautiful colors! These cards are gorgeous . . . will miss seeing everyone's creations in the future. There are always so many good ideas and tips and tricks to learn.
December 30, 2022 at 9:14 PM
Judy Wallace
I am anxious to start using this collection. I see so many possibilities for it. I'm extremely sorry to hear the hops are ending. I look forwards to them every month. I can honestly say that I have changed my mind many times after seeing the hop about buying a certain die or paper. Especially for newer members. like myself, the extra inspiration is so helpful.
December 30, 2022 at 11:32 PM
Elizabeth McKay
This is so pretty, yet bold too! There is so much inspiration on Heartfelt Creations media's, and this is another one to enjoy. Thank you for the opportunity to win something, but to also enjoy all the blogs with beautiful creations using your products!
December 31, 2022 at 10:15 AM
Sharon Gullikson
This is so springy and adorable. I LOVE the basket of flowers!
December 31, 2022 at 12:52 PM
Sandi Marson
Absolutely stunning! The colours are amazing! So sad that this inspiration is ending!
December 31, 2022 at 4:59 PM
Denise Bryant
Gorgeous creations! I love these beautiful baskets!
January 1, 2023 at 5:03 AM
Alissa Wells
I love the light, subtle, no fuss coloring on the flower basket! Way to go!
January 1, 2023 at 1:19 PM
Kat Whitaker
Love seeing what can be done with all the products. Thanks for sharing all the different designs.
January 1, 2023 at 8:06 PM
Denise Bryant
Such beautiful cards! The designs with these baskets are so elegant!
January 1, 2023 at 9:43 PM
Carla Hundley
Gorgeous card and love all the different embellishments. So sorry this is the last hop. Carla from Arizona
January 2, 2023 at 12:33 PM
Lisa Lopacinski
This basket set is another beautiful collection that can be used for so many things in so many ways. Thank you.
January 2, 2023 at 12:34 PM
Sandi Brassard
Simply gorgeous card. Love all the beautiful details of the card. Sorry this is the last blog hop. I have so enjoyed over the years seeing all the beautiful and talented designers creations.
January 2, 2023 at 1:11 PM
Harmon Debby
Beautiful, I love this collection, can’t wait to get it! I want to start Easter cards!
January 2, 2023 at 5:24 PM
Candy Slabaugh
Beautiful use of the floral basket! Happy New Year!
January 2, 2023 at 10:03 PM
Eve Curtis
I love this set of stamps and dies and am enjoying playing with them
January 2, 2023 at 11:50 PM
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