Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning my crafty friends and welcome to my little corner of the world!  I'm here this morning to share another Rustic Sunflower card with you!  You can get a list of supplies used here.


Make card base by taking the base die in the Decorative Circle Die set and laying it slightly over the edge of folded cardstock large enough to accomodate the die.  Run through the die cut machine.  Cut a piece of layering weight white cardstock using the same die only don't fold the cardstock.  Glue this piece to the base card thus creating the finished look of the shape.  I used a piece of Sheet 10B of the paper collection to cut out another base piece and then glued it to the card base.  Now we are ready to move forward with the rest of the card.

Using the decorative die of the set, cut out one using white cardstock and one using Luxe Gold Cardstock.  Offset them just a bit so the gold shows just a bit behind the white piece and glue together.  Use dimensional tape to secure this to the card base. Next I created a round scalloped frame using gold cardstock, one of the round scalloped circles from the set and a circle die from the Eyelet Circles and Basics Small die set. I also cut out a piece of Sheet 10B using this same scalloped die.  Glue the gold frame over the blue die cut being careful to match the scallops.  Glue this frame piece to the card front.

Now we are going to work on the Sunflowers and leaves. Stamp the flower petals onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Memento Dandelion Ink.  Also stamp a few using Fern Green ink.  Color the petals using a mix of cantaloups, Rhubarb Stalk and Sunflower Ink.  The green ones were colored with Leaf Green ink and hilighted with Olive. The Sunflower leaves were stamped with Fern Green ink and colored with Leaf Green ink and hilighted with Olive ink. Use coordinating dies to cut out.  Lay leaves and flower petals onto shaping mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Use the Flower Shaping Tools to add a bit more dimension by applying pressure to the centers of the petals. On the yellow flowers centers add a home made product that I mixed up just for Sunflowers.  Allow to dry. Add glitter using a Hydra Sponge and Dries Clear Adhesive and allow to dry.  

Stamp a sentiment onto a piece of Sheet 1B using Black ink.  Cut out using the flag piece and cut off one end so it will fit on the card.  Decide on placement and glue down.  Decide where you want the flowers, leaves and the green sunflower buds and glue down. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Introducing the Rustic Sunflower Collection from Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning friends and welcome to the debute of the Rustic Sunflower Collection from Heartfelt Creations!    I have always had a love of all things Sunflowers and this collection is dear to my heart!  

You can find my card in here  The Heartfelt Creations Gallery.  You can also see the other cards from the rest of the Design Team there. You will find lots of inspiration there and I'm sure you will enjoy looking around!


My card size is 5" X 7".  Make card base and cut the front flap in half at 2 1/2".  Decide on placement for the magnets and glue down.  Cover the front flap with a piece of Sheet 1B of the paper collection.  Die cut the Adorn It Pocket Accents die using white cardstock.  Glue it to the inside of the front flap and then cover the flap with a piece of Sheet 1B of the paper collection.  Cover the inside with a piece of Sheet 9B of the paper collection.  

Die cut the sentiment out of white cardstock and do the shadow piece using a piece of Sheet 8B of the paper collection.  Edge the edges with Olive ink and use dimensional tape to adhere to the card.

Using Dandelion ink, stamp the sunflower petals and color using Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Sunflower and Rhubarb Stalk ink.  Cut out with coordinating die.  Stamp the leaves with Fern Green and color using Leaf Green ink shaded with Olive ink.  Cut out with coordinating die.  Lay flower petals and leaves onto the shaping mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Lay out onto the desk to dry. Once dry glue two petals together being careful to offset.  Add the homemade center product to the center and allow to dry.  Once dry use a sponge to add glue to the edges of the petals and sprinkle with glitter.  Allow to dry.  Stamp the Sunflower plant 3 times using Rich Cocoa ink and cut out using the coordinating dies.  Snip off the flowering part of the plant and color the green part using Leaf Green and Olive ink.  

Stamp the can onto cardstock using London Fog ink and cut out using the coordinating die.  Color using the Stack and Store Daubers and the Dove Blender Pen.  Stamp the freezer onto white cardstock using Rich Cocoa ink and cut out using the coordinating dies.  Fussy Cut the floral part of this stamp and color using Leaf Green and Olive ink. 

Add the can to the front panel of the card using dimensional tape.  Adhere the floral piece fussy cut from the freezer. Also glue down one of the green stalks from the Sunflower plants.  Cut the green leaves from the other two die cut plants.  Glue them here and there on the fussy cut piece and then add the Sunflowers to the card front. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning friends and welcome to my world.  This post is going to be another long one as I have two cards to post.  So bear with me and enjoy.  You can get lots of inspiration by going to the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

My first card is Starry Night Festive Poinsettia and you can see it here in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery.


My finished card size is 6 X 6.  Make card base using Deluxe Flower Shaping paper; it is just the right weight for this use.  Cover the card base using Sheet 8B of the Home for the Holidays Paper Collection.  

Using white cardstock cut two of the Starry Night decorative die.  Glue together and then glue to the card front. Set this aside while we work on the flowers.

Using Deluxe Flower Shaping paper and Archival Fern Green ink, stamp the Holly Berry Spray, Poinsettia and Holly leaves. Color the leaves with Archival Leaf Green and cut out with coordinating dies.  Color the flower petals with Archival Leaf Green and Memento Lady Bug ink.  The stamen is colored with leaf green.  Die cut everything with coordinating dies.  Lay onto coordinating mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Turn out onto the desk to dry.  Once dry, I used the sponges to add Dries Clear Adhesive to the petals and sprinkled with Crystal Clear Glitter.  Allow to dry then glue petals and stamen together. Decide on placement of flowers and leaves and use hot glue to adhere to card front. 

Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock using Fern Green ink.  Edge the piece with Fern Green ink also. Measure and cut a piece of Sheet 8B of the paper collection to fit behind the white piece of cardstock and edge this with Fern Green Ink as well.  Glue to the card front and the card is finished.

My second card is a slimline card called Rosy Birthday Wishes and can be found here in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery.


My finished card is a slinline card measuring 3 3/4" X 8 3/4".  Make card base using white cardstock.  Cut a piece of the paper collection 1/8" smaller, edge with Magenta Hue ink and glue to card front.  Pick out another piece of the paper collection and cut it 1/8" smaller than the first piece, edge it with Magenta Hue and glue it down.  

Now lets work on the roses we will need for the card.  Using white cardstock stamp the rose petals using Magenta Hue.  Color the outside with Magenta Hue and Sap Green for the inside of the petals. Use the coordinating dies to cut out the petals.  I used the largest Golf tool to shape the petals bending and hand shaping. Glue together to make the rose.  I used two of the largest petals, two of the next size down petals and then 3 of the next smallest to make the center of the flower.  I used a hot glue gun to glue the petals together to help them hold their shape. The rose buds have three of the smaller leaves.  Next I stamped 6 of the smaller rose petals using Buttercup and 6 using Sap Green.  I colored them with Buttercup and Sap green and these single petals are shaped using the Flower Shaping kit then I punched a hole in the center of these petals using a small golf tool and inserted a stamen through the center.  The stamen were colored to match the flowers by rubbing them over the ink pad using a Stack and Store Dauber.  Add hot glue to the back of the flowers where the stamen comes through.

Stamp the leaves with Fern Green and color using leaf green. Use coordinating dies to cut out.  Lay them onto the mold, sprinz with water and run through the die cutting machine.  Turn out and allow to dry.

Stamp the butterflies onto Vellum using white ink and emboss with white embossing powder.  Cut out with coordinating die.  I colored them with a Stack & Store Dauber and Garden Patina and Cactus flower.  Glue two butterflies together and adhere to card front. 

The Birthday sentiment was found on the paper collection and cut out.  I used dimensional tape to adhere to card front.  Decide on placement of the flowers, leaves and the butterfly and hot glue to card front.  

The final step is to use a sponge and glue to add glitter to the flowers.  The card is finished.   


The Four Seasons Challenge Blog...September - Anything Goes FALL...

Good morning everyone and welcome to The Four Seasons Challenge Blog!  This is our very first challenge and it runs for the whole month of September so come along and join us!  We look forward to seing what you create!  The challenge is for anything FALL.  The challenge runs from 12:00 AM (EST) Sept. 1, 2021 until 12:00 AM (EST) Sept. 25, 2021 with the winner being announced on Sept. 28, 2021.

Out Inspiration Board for September:


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I made a card using the Heartfelt Creations  Countryside Cottage Collection and the paper I chose is from the retired Sweet As Honey Collection.  


My finished card size is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  Use Kraft Cardstock to make card base and cut a piece of Black Cardstock 1/8" smaller and glue to card front.  Cut a piece of the paper collection  4 " X 5 1/4" and glue it to the card front.

Stamp the elements using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and color with various Prismacolor pencils.  Die cut the pieces with coordinating dies and add glitter and allow to dry. Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of the paper collection using Jet Black Ink then cut out using the circle tag die.  I also cut a piece of cardstock and glued the sentiment piece to it to give it a bit more stability.  Tie a bow using the cord and hot glue it to the sentiment tag.  

Decide on placement for all the elements and glue down.  The card is ready to go.  This one should mail with one first class stamp!

I'm always so excited for Fall when colors change and leaves fall and the air becomes crisp!  I suddenly come alive again after the dog days of summer!

Supplies:  
Heartfelt Creations Countryside Cottage Collection stamps and dies
Heartfelt Creatiions Celebrate Love Sentiments
HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die
Black, White, and Kraft Cardstock
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink 
Archival Jet Black Ink
Prisma Color Pencils
Blending Stumps
Odorless Mineral Spirits
Kraft Cording
Die Cut Machine
Hot Glue Gun
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive


Saturday, August 28, 2021

Regal Poinsettia Folio...

Good morning everyone!  Well here is something you don't often see...me posting on Saturday.  We have been trying to play catch up with this wonderful new collection The Festive Poinsettia from Heartfelt Creations. This morning the blog is bursting at the seams with so many beautiful projects.  You can use the link above to have a look around.  I have two projects to share so my post is rather lengthy but I love both of these projects so I want you to see them both.

You can see my first project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery.






My Folio finished size is 5 1/2” X 7 1/2" with a 1/2” spine.  Make Folio base by cutting two pieces of white cardstock 8” X 5 1/2" and scoring on the 8” side at 1/2".  Glue the two 1/2" scored cardstock together and allow to dry.  I covered the front and the spine with a piece of the paper cofllection.  I used sheet 6A.  Die cut the Regal Lattice Gateway Die once with white cardstock and once with the Luxe Gold cardstock.  Offset the two die cuts so the gold is showing a bit underneath the white and glue together.  Adhere to the card front.  

I stamped the flower petals with Sap Green ink and colored with Ladybug and Leaf Green ink. Die cut with coordinating dies and lay onto the coordinating molds and spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Turn out onto the desk top and allow to dry.  When dry I used the hot glue gun to glue two petals together and then the stamen in the center.  Put a bit of hot glue in the center of the flowers and then dump Heart of Gold Prills into the glue.  Using a sponge and Dries clear adhesive, add Crystal Clear Glitter to the flower petals then allow to dry.  

Stamp the Holly leaves and Holly Berry Spray using Leaf Green ink and then color with Leaf Green ink.  Cut out with coordinating dies and then add some olive ink to the edges of the greenery.  Run the pieces that have coordinating molds, through the die cut machine and turn out onto the desk to dry.  For the Holly Berry Spray pieces I just shaped a little with my fingers. Now that all the elements are ready to go, decide on placement and hot glue down.

For the inside top of the folio, I covered the page with a piece of the paper collection; I used Sheet 3B.  Take one of the Gateway Fold cards and cut the back fold off so that you just have the front and back of the fold.  I’m using magnets as a closure so decide on placement for the Scalloped Flourish Gateway die and glue down.  Cut a piece of Sheet 1B of the paper collection and glued that to the inside of the foldout.  Using white cardstock and Luxe Gold Cardstock die cut the Elegant Swirl Gateway die and glue the gold piece down.  Now cut a piece of Sheet 11A for behind the white part of the die cut.  Glue everything onto the piece of gold and allow to dry. I used a piece of Sheet 5B to cover the back part of the foldout.  Make a pocket using a piece of white cardstock and Sheet 10A and using score-Tape adhere to the back portion of the foldout.  I cut out some of the stamped tickets from the paper collection and I had an extra piece of gold die cut from the Regal Lattice die and I backed it in white cardstock and made a tag out of it.  I added pieces of seam binding to the pull tabs for the tags and inserted them into the pocket.  Glue the fold out onto the top inside page and allow to dry.

Cover the inside bottom portion of the folio using Sheet 2B of the paper collection and allow the glue to dry.  Make a pocket using a piece of white cardstock covered with a piece left over paper and use Scor-Tape to adhere to the fold.  Add a poinsettia and some greenery left over from what I made for the front cover and glue it down using hot glue.  Cut out a tag from some left over paper use some of the seam binding to tie as a pull tab.  I took a tea bag of herbal tea and covered the front section with a leftover piece of the paper collection so that it matches everything else.  I tied a piece of the seam binding into a bow and adhered it with Scor-Tape and Dries Clear Adhesive.  I cut a piece of the left over paper and made a flag for the top of the honey stick and insert it into the pocket.  

The seam binding was a left over piece that I had dyed red with some ink.  I’m sorry but I don’t remember which ink but it matched perfectly.  It saved a lot of time since I didn’t have to start dying ribbon.

My second project is:  Christmas Medallion and you can see it here in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery.



My finished card size is 6 1/2" X 6 1/2”.  Cut a piece of 6 1/2" X 6 3/4" of the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper  and score at 1/4” on the 6 3/4” side to make a flap.  Cut a piece of 6 1/2” square cardstock and then glue one side to the 1/4" flap.  Now you have a 6 1/2" x 6 1/2” card base.  Cover this card with a piece of the paper collection.  I used Sheet 2B.  Set this aside while we do some die cutting.

Using white cardstock die cut the Swirley Accents dies.  Cut two of the larger dies and 4 of the smaller corner pieces of these dies.  Glue them down onto the card front.  Next cut the scalloped piece of the Eyelet Oval & Basics Die out of white cardstock, then using a piece of the red Sheet 2B cut the plain oval to fit inside the scalloped piece.  Use dimensional tape to adhere the scalloped oval to the card front and then use the dimensional tape to adhere the red oval.  This gives this center piece a medallion look. 

Stamp the Large Poinsettia petals using Sap Green ink.  Color with Lady Bug and Leaf Green ink and then cut out using the coordinating dies.  Lay onto the mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Lay out onto the desk to dry.  Stamp the Holly Berry Spray and the Holy piece from the Small Festive Poinsettia Poinsettia stamp set using Leaf Green ink.  Color with leaf green ink, cut out with coordinating dies.  Put the holly piece onto the mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Edge all the pieces with Olive ink.  I finger shaped the pieces from the Holly Berry Spray.  All these pieces were stamped and cut out of the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.

Glue two petals of the Poinsettia together using hot glue gun.  Also glue down the stamen.  Using a sponge and Designer Dries Clear Adhesive add Crystal Clear glitter to the flower.  Set it aside to dry.  Once dry, decide on placement of the flower and all the greenery and use the hot glue gun to glue it all down.  The card is finished.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Heartfelt Creations Holiday Gift Tag....

 Good morning friends and welcome to day 2 of the debut of the Festive Poinsettia Collection by Heartfelt Creations.  This morning I'm sharing a Holiday Gift Tag I made.  


Using the Album Tag die cut one tag using white cardstock.  Cover with a piece of the paper collection; I used a piece of sheet 3B for this.  Before gluing this down wrap a piece of white seam binding around the paper.  Tie a bow out of the same seam binding and adhere to the the tag.  I used Scor-Tape and Designer Dries Clear Glue for this.  

Using the Small Festive Poinsettia cling stamps, stamp the petals using Sap Green ink onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Color using Stack & Store Daubers, Leaf Green Ink and Pink Peony and Spun Sugar inks.  Cut out with coordinating dies and lay onto the mold and spritz with water then run through the die cut machine. Turn out onto the desk to dry.  Once dry, I glued two petals together and then the stamen.  I used hot glue for this then I added a puddle of glue to the center of the stamen and dumped Heart of Gold Prills onto the hot glue.  Now add the glitter using one of the Hydra Sponges.

Using the Large Festive Poinsettia for the Holy and the Holly Berry Spray, stamp with  Leaf Green ink onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Color with Leaf Green ink and cut out with coordinating dies.  Edge the leaves and spray with Olive ink to give them more dimension.  Lay the Holy leaves onto mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  I used the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit to add a bit of dimension to the Holly Berry Spray.  

Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using Pink Peony and cut out using the Ornamental Tags die and edge with Pink Peony ink.  Cut one of the decorative tags using Luxe Gold Card Stock and glue the sentiment to that.  I used dimensional tape to adhere to the top of the tag.  

Decide on placement and using the hot glue gun glue everything down.  Punch a hole in the top of the tag and thread a piece of left over seam binding through the hole and the tag is finished.  This makes a great tag to send along with a gift or it can be a stand alone gift.  

Visit the Heartfelt Creations Gallery for a list of products used on my tag.




Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Debuting the Festive Poinsettia Collection from Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning friends and welcome to the Festive Poinsettia Collection!  I know it has been a long wait but here it is!



My finished card size is 5” X 7”.  Make card base and cover with a piece of the Festive Poinsettia paper collection.  I used sheet 1B of the collection for this.  Set this aside while you do the die cutting.  

Using the Luxe Silver Cardstock die cut the the Palace Gateway Die and the Window Hinge die.  Glue down the Palace Gateway die to the card front.  I cut the hinges in two and used it as accent pieces and glue them down as well.

Stamp the Large Poinsettia leaves with Sap Green ink and cut out with coordinating die.  I used Stack and Store Daubers to color the leaves with Lady Bug and Leaf Green inks.  Lay onto the coordinating mold and spritz with water then run through the die cut machine.  Lay out onto the desk to dry.  At this point I used the Flower Shaping tools to add a bit more shape to the stamen.  When dry I used a hot glue gun to glue together two of the flowers and the stamen in the center.  Add glitter to the petals and allow to dry.  Use hot glue gun to add a few Prills to the center of the stamen to give it a full look.

Stamp the Holly leaves and the Holly Berry Spray using Leaf Green ink and color with Leaf Green ink. Cut out with coordinating dies.  I then edged the leaves with Olive ink.  Lay the Holly leaves onto coordinating mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Using the Flower Shaping Tools add a bit of shape to the Holly Berry Spray. 
 
Decide on placement of pieces and use hot glue to adhere to card front.

For the products used on this card follow the the link:   Products