Stuck creatively? Join the February Alumni Team blog hop and be inspired to create something beautiful today!

Friday February 25, 2022
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Hey friend how is your day going?

Did you know that 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 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, Feb 28th, 2022, 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, March 2nd, 2022, 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. Top fold card base created from the smooth white cardstock measures, 4 1/4" by 8 1/2″. To prepare the top panel, choose the paper from the Elegant Mosaics paper collection and cut it to size measuring 3 3/4″ by 8″. Distress all the sides using sharp scissors and mat it directly on the white cardstock measuring 1/8″ larger. Next, layer it with one layer of foam tape on coordinating paper from the same paper collection. Finally, layer the prepared panel with one layer of foam tape on the card base.

 2. Stamp the image twice from Floral Mosaics Cling Stamp Set using white pigment ink on smooth white cardstock and sprinkle white heat embossing powder. Dust extras and heat set the images using a heat tool. Cut the 2 required layers using its coordinating die and color them using distress inks, Peacock feathers, and Mowed Lawn. 

 3. Cut a strip measuring 2" X 8" from the deep green color paper from the Elegant Mosaics paper collection and mat it on another strip of Luxe gold cardstock creating a sleek border on the top and the bottom end. Layer the strip on the card front as shown. To the panel, layer the heat embossed images close to each other. 

 4. For Clematis Flower, Stamp 6 pieces of large and 6 pieces of medium-sized Clematis flowers using Leaf Green Archival ink on Flower shaping paper and cut them using their coordinating dies. Color the flowers using the same ink and shape them using the Deluxe flower shaping kit. Prick the holes in the center and secure the pollens with a heat tool. Prepare 3 medium-sized and 3 small flowers. Stamp one each of smaller sized flowers from the same set using Library green/ Cobalt Blue archival ink on green color cardstock and cut them using coordinating dies. Using the crushing technique, create calyx and complete the flower securing them behind each flower for the complete flower look. Adding calyx is totally optional. 

 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. Stamp, cut, and color a few wisteria flowers using leaf green archival ink and shape them using a flower shaping kit. Add flower pollens using a glossy accent and use these flowers as fillers.

 6. Once all the elements are ready, make a small floral display using all flowers, fillers, and foliage. Complete the card by adding sentiment tag cut using Ornamental Tag Die. 


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Patricia Davis
Thank you for another great blog hop! and another chance to win! Everything is so beautiful
February 25, 2022 at 8:46 AM
Barbara Franco
Sweet Autumn clematis would always flower at the beginning of september which is right around my daughters birthday so this project holds sweet memories of her. The card is just beautiful and something that I know would mean a lot to her.
February 25, 2022 at 9:11 AM
Kathy Clement
Oh my! So many beautiful layers here. I like the fresh, spring color palette and the elegant florals, too! Thanks so much for supporting and participating in the Alumni Hop! xo
February 25, 2022 at 9:22 AM
What can I say other than Love Love Love!
February 25, 2022 at 10:06 AM
I Enjoy the tutorials and seeing what others create! Ty for the blog hop!
February 25, 2022 at 10:21 AM
A very beautiful card. I loved seeing all the cards by the different designers.
February 25, 2022 at 12:05 PM
Mahjabeen sami
Absolutely stunning ❤️❤️ Love the color combinations ❤️❤️❤️❤️
February 25, 2022 at 1:55 PM
Martie Rollin
Beautiful floral work on this stunning card! Interesting ink work is really drawing my eyes. LOVE the dimensional flower petals...such beautiful drama! Though I don't see it in your written directions, it looks like you've used Crystal Clear glitter on the flower petals...I do see this product listed. HC continues to offer the best flower petals on the market! Thank you!
February 25, 2022 at 2:14 PM
Dana Roepke
Beautiful layers and color combination! Great end to a fabulous hop :)
February 25, 2022 at 6:36 PM
Sharon Gullikson
WOW, this is so different for HC!!! I really like these stamps and dies! And the colors you chose are so pretty. I really like the look. I can't wait to see HC at the Ontario Stamp & Scrapbook Expo this year!!!!! sharon gullikson
February 26, 2022 at 10:08 AM
Stephanie Beck
Beautiful examples!
February 26, 2022 at 3:10 PM
I love this card, this would make a great gift card or money holder. I recently bought this tag set, looking forward to using it. Thank you for the inspiration and the fun blog hop!
February 26, 2022 at 11:09 PM
Linda Walsh
Oh, my! Another flower stamp/die that I must have in my collection :) The clematis is a beautiful flower. This card is on my list to make (there's so many on that list). Thanks for the blog hop.
February 27, 2022 at 10:19 AM
Mary Makinen
I love the ideas I learn from the blog hops.
February 27, 2022 at 10:38 AM
Alissa Wells
This project is so adorable and I need those mosaic stamps/dies in my collection! Those Clematis stamps/dies are crazy fun to play with. I can't get enough of the white embossed mosaics and beautiful green blooms!
February 27, 2022 at 11:04 AM
Catherine Marie Derouche
can not wait to get started, I love hopping to get inspired by all the talented ladies
February 27, 2022 at 12:02 PM
Jo Williams
I love how you used the dies, but really love the color combo you used. Such a beautiful card.
February 27, 2022 at 12:38 PM
Beautiful cards! The green and blue color combo is so pretty!! I love the ALumni blog hops.
February 27, 2022 at 3:01 PM
Denise Evans
I have so many HC dies, stamps and paper pads, and it is never enough! Love all of your collections!!
February 27, 2022 at 3:21 PM
Judy Wallace
Thank you so much for doing these hops. I really enjoy all the inspiration from your postings as well as all the others who participate in the hops. Seeing all the ways different ones use your beautiful products certainly do a great job of promoting them and give us such great ideas.
February 27, 2022 at 4:09 PM
Janet Wilson
Thanks for the chance to win. I only have a few heartfelt creation items and am growing my collection. All the cards are so beautiful.
February 27, 2022 at 11:38 PM
Denise Bryant
Gorgeous cards with this beautiful collection!
February 28, 2022 at 2:22 AM
Candy Slabaugh
Lovely color combo!
February 28, 2022 at 6:51 AM
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