Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday....


Good morning and welcome to a new Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.  We are knee deep into the "Dog Days of Summer" here in East Tennessee and getting to work with snowflakes and sleigh rides has been a welcomed break from the terrible heat!  I have two cards to share this morning and I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed making them!




Sleigh Ride Window Card

Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products Sold in Their Shop:
HCDP1-269 Snow Kissed Paper Collection
HCPC-3745 Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamps
HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season Dies
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Hot Mama Prills
Clear Cardstock
Colorbox Chalk Ink in Guacamole
Designer Dries Clear Glue

Other Products:  Canson Watercolor Paper, White Cardstock, White Seam Binding, Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, Dimensional Tape, Pink Embossing Powder, Scor-Tape

Instructions:  
My card is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2.  Make card base and then chose a piece of the paper collection to cover.  In my case, I chose a piece that was 6 X 6 and then cut it down to fit.  I also fussy cut the center of the card and used Guacamole ink to color the edges.  I added some dimensional tape between the cut out window and the clear cardstock to give it a bit of dimension.  Next I used tape to adhere the clear cardstock to the back of this window and then I cut out another image from the paper collection to go behind the clear cardstock.  I used Distress Ink to color my seam binding to match my flowers and once dry I added it to the window piece.  I then taped the window piece to the front of my card.  Stamp, emboss, cut out, color and shape the flowers.  I added prills to the centers of the poinsettias and dyed my seam binding to match.  Cut a little tag from the paper collection and back it with a piece of white cardstock.  I used dimensional tape to pop it up just a bit.  Now decide where  you want the flowers and glue them down and your card is ready.



Banded Z Fold Snowflake Card

Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products They Carry in their Shop:
HCDP1-269 Snow Kissed Paper Collection
HCD1-7108 Snow Kissed Flakes and Tags Die
HCPC-3747 Celebrate the Season Cling Stamps
HCD1-7107 Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die
100 Pcs. Double Dots
Designer Dries Clear Glue

Other Supplies:  Spellbinders Standard circles Small, White and Blue Cardstock, Magnets, Pearl Trim, Faded Jeans Distress Ink, hot glue

Instructions:
My card is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 folded and 5 1/2 X 11 opened up.  Cut a piece of cardstock 5 1/2 X 11 and fold in half.  Fold the front of the card in half back toward the fold of the card forming a Z.  Next cut a piece of cardstock 1 X 11 and fold like you did the base card.  Now decide which of the pretty paper you want to use on the panels of your card.  At this point decide where you would like  your magnets to be to hold the card closed.  I used two sets on my card, one on the front fold and one on the band and the back part of the card.  Glue down magnets and cover the card and the band with some of the paper.  I cut out a pretty snowflake in white and put blue behind it to make it pop.  I adhered this to the band using Double Dots.  I fussy cut the little bird and glued him to the snowflake and then added the flower center to add a bit of bling to the snowflake. Next I glued down the band and then I added a pearl trim down the front of the card.  I also used the snowman die and cut a snowman out of the paper collection.  Next stamp the sentiment and the card is ready to go.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Especially for you.....

Good morning friends.  I find myself at the beginning of a brand new week and I wanted to share another card I have made.  I always need cards tucked away for family and friends just to say hello or to encourage, or just because.  This card is one of those.


This is not an easy card to mail as you would have to protect those little flowers but for someone special you could package it well and send it along.  I especially love the sweet little butterfly.

Time is passing and soon it will be Fall and I have to admit, I'm longing for late September and October!  We have had such hot weather here lately so some cooler temperatures will be welcomed!  That's it for me this morning.  Hope you get to do something you love today! And always remember to "Breathe"!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday....

It's Wednesday again and I'm here to share another little project featuring Heartfelt Creations products!  The design team has been working with the Snow Kissed Collection and there are projects listed on the Heartfelt Creations Blog. Go by and visit and I'm sure you will be inspired to work on your Christmas cards now!



I had so much fun creating this little shadow box that could hold any number of goodies for the season and when it's empty you still have this lovely scene to enjoy.

Heartfelt Creations  Products  and Products Carried in Their Store:
HCDP1-269 Snow Kissed Paper Collection
HCD1-7108 Snow Kissed Flakes and Tags Dies
HCPC-3749 Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamps
HDC1-7107 Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die
HCPC-3751 Snow Kissed Flakes and Tags Cling Stamps
HCD1-7109 Mini Snowflakes Dies
HCPC 3750 Frolicking Frosty Cling Stamps
Designer Dries Clear Glue
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Crystal Art Glitter

Other Products Used:  White and Blue Cardstock, Forest Moss Distress Ink, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Zig Clean Color Watercolor Real Brush Markers in 026 Light Pink, 094 Gray Brown, 023 Scarlet Red, 036 Light Blue and 047 May Green, Windsor Newton Iridescent Medium, Water Brush, Watercolor Paper, Bling on a String, Dimensional Tape, White Embossing Powder, hot glue

Instructions:
This box is 6 X 6.  Cut one piece of cardstock 8 X 8 and one piece of cardstock at 8 1/16 X 8 1/16.  Score both pieces at 1" around all four sides.  Glue the bottom piece together and set aside.  Now working on the top piece, cut a circle in the middle of the card, then cut out a snowflake and cut off until there is only a short piece left.  Glue it so that it makes a grid for the circle cut out.  Next take a piece of blue cardstock and cut a circle in it.  Place it behind the cut out on the top part of the box and glue the piece of the snowflake between the blue and the white so the cut part is hidden.  Cut another piece of blue cardstock to fit the inside bottom part of the box and glue it down.  Next I found an image of the sleigh on one of the card fronts and cut it out using the circle die again.  Glue this so it is showing behind the circle on the box top.  I used hot glue to apply some bling around the circle just to give it a festive look.

I fussy cut the little snowman and ornaments on another card front and glued it to the top of the box.  Next stamp the little snowman onto watercolor paper and color using the Zig markers  and the iridescent Medium.  Once it dried, I glued it to the corner piece and fussy cut a sentiment out of the paper.  Stamp, emboss and cut out the trees: add glitter to the front of the trees and then use dimensional tape to adhere to the top of the box.  When I embossed the snowflakes, I added some glitter to the embossing powder and then embossed and cut out.   I decided where I wanted the snowflakes to go and then used dimensional tape to adhere them.

This is actually the first time I have made a shadow box and I have really enjoyed making and decorating it.  Try one for yourself.  You will be so pleased you did.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Celebrating You.....

Good morning everyone.  I'm here this morning to share a quick and easy flat card that can be mailed without extra postage.  Most of my cards have lots of layers and dimension and of course flowers and big fluffy bows.  I needed a quick card to send to a friend who isn't feeling well.


I used Heartfelt Creations Everyday Heroes paper collection and it does all the heavy lifting on this card.  I loved these old boots and they reminded me of a farmer's boots so I just fussy cut them out and used dimensional tape to add them to the top layer of my card.

Well this is it for me this morning.  Just remember no matter where you are or what you are doing today....take a moment for yourself and "Breathe".

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Winner of the "Happy Birthday Emma Lou" Blog Hop!

I'm here to announce the winner of the Birthday Blog Hop for Emma Lou!  The winner receives a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations. To claim they will need to email Liz Walker at this email address: passionforsparkle@gmail.com with "Winner of Emma Lou’s Birthday Blog Hop" in subject line.
The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be draw.

Drum roll please.......The winner is Lenoria from Candy's blog! Congratulations Lenoria!

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday....

As we continue along with the Heartfelt Creations "Snow Kissed" Collection, I am here to share with you a card I have made!  This collections brings memories from my childhood of falling snow, hot chocolate and wonderful walks in the woods!


Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried in Their Shop
HCDP1-269 Snow Kissed Paper Collection
Designer Dries Clear Glue
Crystal Art Glitter

Other Supplies Used:  Faded Jeans Distress Ink, White Cardstock, Elmers Spray Adhesvie, Dimensional Tape, Bling on a String, White Seam Binding, Hot Glue

Instructions:
My card is 5 X 7.  Make card base and cover with a piece of the paper collection. Create a banner using white cardstock and cover it with a coordinating piece of the paper collection.  Hot glue the bling around  the edges.  Wet and scrunch the seam binding and when dry tie a bow.  Adhere with the hot glue.  Next I stamped and cutout the snowflake using white and then cut out one in blue to be the backing of the snowflake emblem.  Spray the adhesive onto the snowflake and apply the glitter.  Set aside to dry.  Now use dimensional tape under the banner piece and also under the snowflake.  This gives the card extra dimension.

Please visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog for more inspiration!  The designers have made beautiful projects to share with you this week! You may also visit the design team members by clicking their names on the sidebar.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Happy 30th. Birthday Emma Lou - Creative Director at Heartfelt Creations!




Emma Lou is the Creative Director at Heartfelt Creations and she keeps all us little duckies lined up and going in a straight line.  She has such a sweet disposition and is always so patient and kind to us all!  So of course we all jumped on board when we were asked if we would like to celebrate a little and share her big 30th. birthday!  So members of the current design team and members from the Alumni Heartfelt Creations design team have all gotten together to have a blog hop and show Emma Lou how much we care about her! The blog hop closes at midnight on Tuesday, August 16 at which time a winner will be picked from the people leaving comments.  Leave a comment on as many of the participating blogs to ensure you have a better chance of being the winner. The winner receives a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations! How great is that?

This is the birthday card I made and sent to Emma Lou:




That's it for me this morning. Remember to leave comments all along the way to have a better chance of winning the $25 gift certificate!
Participating Heartfelt Creations Designers and Alumni Design Team Members:

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Release Day..."Snow Kissed" Collection...


Good morning everyone and welcome to a brand new release from Heartfelt Creations!
Bring out the softer side of old man winter in all of your projects with the new “Snow Kissed” Collection by Heartfelt Creations.  An exquisite blending of classic winter scenes depicting gentle snowfalls, candle lit windows, countryside sleigh rides mixed with a sprinkling of fun filled images of frosty snowmen delivers the perfect compilation of winter themed imagery for all of your holiday and chilly season creations.  This newest collection features three cling stamp sets revealing illustrations of towering pine trees and frosty snowmen ideal for creating spectacular winter scenes, a large gift tag perfect for adding that special handmade touch to all of your beautifully wrapped gifts, as well as a wide variety of snowflakes which when paired with the coordinating dies will allow you to build one of a kind dimensional flakes as realistic and individual as those in a gentle snowfall.  The charming paper collection showcases beautiful hues of cozy blues and rich pine greens accented with deep burgundies creating exquisite backdrops to showcase patterns of elegant snowflakes, windswept swirls, playful polka dots and beautiful brocades resembling those found on a cozy handmade quilt.  And, this unique collection brings with it a special surprise…a small gift box die ready to be cut, assembled and embellished, making packaging smaller gifts quick and easy during the busiest time of the year!  So, grab your quilt, cozy on up in your craft room and join us as we bring just a kiss of snow to your craft table….we promise no shoveling required!






Next is my little treat box perfect for chocolate candies!  





Snowman Interlocking Gate Fold Card

Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products Carried in Their Shop:
HCPC-3474 Heartfelt Expressions
HCPC-3750 Frolicking Snowman Cling Stamps
HCD1-7107 Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die
HCDP1-269 Snow Kissed Paper Collection
HCPC-3749 Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamps
HCD1-7109 Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes Die
Designer Dries Clear Glue
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

Other Products Used:  Spellbinders Radient Rectangles, Dimensional Tape, White Embossing Powder, Forest Moss Distress Ink, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in 031 Cobalt Blue, 027 Dark Pink and 070 Orange, Windsor Newton Iridescent Medium, White, Blue and Green Cardstock. Watercolor Paper, Hot Glue, Bling on a String

Instructions:  
My card is 6 X 6. Cut a piece of cardstock 6 X 12 and score at 3 and 9.  Cover the inside of the card with some of the paper collection.  Stamp the sentiment on the middle panel.  I added bling to the two small pieces of the card just to add some interest.  Close the card and cover the outside panels with some more of the pretty paper from the paper collection.  Next I die cut three of the Rectangle dies and clued them together to give some extra strength to the piece.  Stamp, color and cut out the snowman and add him to the smaller elements of the die and glue that piece on the left side of the card front panel.  (Be sure to leave the right half of the piece hanging off the panel.  This enables it to interlock with the front piece and hold the card together).  Next apply the frame to the right hand side of the card front, also leaving about half of it hanging off the side.  Stamp, emboss and cut out the snowflakes and the tree.  I used dimensional tape to pop up the pieces.  Now you should be able to interlock the left side with the right side of the card front and allow it to stay folded together. If my instructions weren't quite clear, there are numerous videos on the Internet showing how to do this.  I'm a visual learner so they help me a bunch!

Holiday Treat Box

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried in Their Shop:
HCPC-3751 Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag
HCD1-7109 Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes Dies
HCDP1-269 Snow Kissed Paper Collection

Other Supplies: White Cardstock, White Seam Binding, white Ribbon, Faded Jeans Distress Ink, Scor-Tape

Instructions:

Cut the treat box out of white cardstock and fold on the lines created by the die.  Next I cut out pieces of the paper to go on the sides of the box.  The next step is to stamp and cut out the tag twice.  Glue these to the front and back of the treat box.  I used white ribbon to hold the top together and tied a little bow using white seam binding.  I glued the bow with Scor-Tape and glue. Now the box is ready to fill and give during the holiday season. 


Now for more inspiration just hop over to the Heartfelt Creations blog and see what the designers have created for you!  You can also visit them by clicking on their names on my side bar!

Monday, August 8, 2016

An August Morning and an Easel Card.....





This morning I want to share an easel card with you.  It is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 and I have used Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses paper collection.  This is my favorite paper collection and one I reach for often here in my craft room.  The flowers and little butterfly were sitting in a bin on my desk and they matched beautifully so I used them.  I love it when that happens!


We have gently moved into August here in East Tennessee and we begin to see some steamy, foggy mornings in my area.  It has been a very hot and dry season here and we will welcome rain. All around me there are lawns that have lost most of their green grass and so has mine.  Trees are dropping leaves but it is from the stress of heat and no rain. Yesterday I had a 40 minute rain shower and felt so blessed to have received such a gift! Of course more is needed but it had been so long since I had rain I just stood on my porch and watched it come down.  First a few splatters then more and finally a gentle rain!  The smell was amazing and the coolness coming afterward was wonderful!

Now I'm off to visit some of my blog friends as I continue to sip my coffee!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday...

Good morning everyone and welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  Every Wednesday the design team gets together and shares their projects with you. You can visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog and see all the projects or if you like, you can visit each designer's blog by clicking their name on my sidebar. This week I have two projects to share with you.





Sleigh Filled With Presents

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried in Their Shop:
HCDP1-268 Celebrate the Season Paper Collection
HCPC-3746 Festive Gate Cling Stamp
HCPC-3745 Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp
HCPC-3748 Gift Wrapped Presents
HCD1-7105 Festive Gate Die
HCD1-7104-Ornate Sleigh & Presents Die
HCPC-3747 Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp
HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season Die
Designer Dries Clear Glue
Dove Blender Pen

Other Products Used:
White Cardstock, Glitter, Distress Ink in Pumice Stone, Spun Sugar, Seedless Preserves, Peacock Feathers, Prismacolor Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits,Dimensional Tape

Instructions:
My card is 5 x 7.  Make card base and cover with a piece of the design paper that has been edged with Distress Ink.  Stamp, cut out, and color the gate, sleigh, presents, mittens and skates.  Add glitter to the presents and sleigh and set aside to dry.  Use dimensional tape to adhere the gate and then the sleigh.  Add the presents and adhere with dimensional tape.  Then pop in the skates to the sleigh and add the mittens to the back of the sleigh. Next cut out the sentiment from the paper collection and block it onto a piece of white cardstock.  Glue it to the front of the card.


Your Special Day

Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products  Carried in the HC Shop:
HCDP1-263 Sunrise Lily Paper Collection
HCD1-787 Sunrise Lily Die
HCPC-3720 Sunrise Lily Cling Stamps
Bamboo Leaf and Morocco Memento Ink
Rouge Color Box Chalk Ink
Designer Dries  Clear Glue
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Other Supplies:  Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, Woodland Flower Pollen, White Seam Binding, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Cheese Cloth, Hot Glue, Dimensional Tape, White and Brown Cardstock. Canson Watercolor Paper

Instructions:

You might enjoy watching this video with Emma Lou :
https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/8/the-ez-way-to-create-elegant-and-detailed-cards

My card is 5 1/2  X  5 1/2.
Make card base and cover with a distressed piece of the paper collection.  Next I cut one of the card fronts out of the paper collection and matted it with dark brown cardstock.  Glue down onto the card front.  Stamp, cut out, color and shape flowers, leaves and stamen.  Add a drop of glue to the ends of the stamen and dip into the pollen and lay aside to dry.  Once dry, glue into the centers of the flowers.  Color the seam binding, scrunch and set aside to dry.  Once dry, tie the bow and glue to the corner of the card front.  Color the cheese cloth and allow to dry; then glue to two of the corners of the card.  Cut out a sentiment from the paper collection and mat onto brown cardstock.  Use dimensional tape and attach it to the card front.  Now glue down the flowers and leaves.

I hope you enjoy my cards as much as I enjoyed making them.  I love creating Christmas cards and of course you know how much I love making flowers so it is a win win here today!

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