Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations....

Good morning friends and welcome!  I'm here to share another card I made using Heartfelt Creations products!

You can find my card in the Heartfelt Gallery here.  

My finished card size is 5" X 7".  Make card base and cover with a piece of dark purple cardstock.  Using white cardstock cut out the larger die from the set and glue it to the card front.  Using a piece of sheet 8B of the paper collection cut a piece to fit inside the first die cut.  Use Majestic Violet to edge the piece and adhere to the card front using dimensional tape.  Using white cardstock cut the next smallest die using white cardstock and adhere to the card front.  Cut a piece of light purple cardstock using the next smallest die in the set and adhere to the card front using dimensional tape.  Then using white cardstock cut the smallest die and adhere it to the cardfront.  

Stamp the flowers onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Lulu Lavender ink.  Cut out using coordinating die.  Use the Stack and Store Daubers to add more Lulu Lavender onto the edges.  Lay onto the mold and spritz with water. Run through the die cut machine then turn out onto desk to dry.  Stamp the leaves onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Fern Green ink.  Color with Leaf Green i nk and cut out with coordinating dies.  Edge the leaves with more Fern Green ink.  Lay onto the mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Turn out onto the desk to dry.

Glue two flower petals together to make a flower and add Heart of Gold Prills to the center. Once the flowers and the leaves are dry, decide on placement and glue down.  The card is finished.

The Four Seasons - Winter Season - December - Anything Goes Winter....

Good morning friends and welcome to The Four Seasons Challenge for December.  As always anything goes and this is the first challenge for Winter!  So gather your supplies and lets get started.  You can post your project here:  The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.  The challenge runs from 12:00 AM (EST) on December 1 until 12:00 AM (est) on December 25.  The winner will be announced on December 28.

We have an inspiration board for December but this is just to help give you some ideas for the season.  Remember anything goes!



As I am a bit behind with my Christmas cards, I took this opportunity to make one for this challenge.  I hope you enjoy!



My finished card measures 5" X 7" and is built onto a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" base.  Make card base and cover with a piece of designer paper cut just slightly smaller.  Using white cardstock die cut two pieces to glue onto each end of a scalloped rectangle cut from gold cardstock.  Glue to card base.  The die cut pieces extend out over the edges of the base card making it 7" long.  

Archival  inks were used to stamp and color all the elements for the wreath.  Die cut the elements with coordinating dies and hand shape with the Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.  Hot glue all the elements onto the wreath shadow die cut.  I just love the big red bow that is cut out of gold cardstock and placed over a piece of red paper that is die cut to go behind the gold piece.  Once you have everything in place use a sponge and some dries clear adhesive to apply some glitter here and there and then set it aside to allow the glue to dry.  Once everything is dry you can glue the wreath to the card front.  I think this makes a great Christmas card and it can be mailed without extra postage!

Supplies:

Heartfelt Creations Festive Poinsettia Paper Collection
Heartfelt Creations Home For The Holidays Paper Collection
Heartfelt Creations Seasonal Wreath Paper Collection
HCD1-7375 Heartfelt Creations Seasonal Wreath Die
HCD1-7306 Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die
HCD2-7306 Heartfelt Creations Decorative Circle Frames Die
HCD1-7370 Heartfelt Creations Simply Elegant Centerpiece Die
HCPC-3967 Heartfelt Creations Winter Wreath Accents Cling Stamp Set
Luxe Gold Cardstock
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
#85 Crystal Glitter
White Cardstock
Hot Glue Gun
Dimensional Tape
Fern Green Archival Ink
Leaf Green Archival Ink
Jet Black Archival Ink
Gold Embossing Powder




Friday, November 26, 2021

Debuting the Black Friday Classic Frame Dies from Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning Friends!  We have arrived at Black Friday and as promised Heartfelt Creations is Debuting The Classic Frame Dies set and you are going to love this one!  I have two cards to share this morning so this is a long post but I wanted to show you both!

Upgrade your paper crafting skills with the new 5”x7” Classic Frame Dies and create classic shaped cards filled with beauty and elegance regardless of your skill level! No matter the project or the occasion, these dies will perfectly complement any paper crafting project, from simple cards to detailed 3D projects!

You can see my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery for more details.


The finished card is a shaped card measuring 4 1/2" X 7". Using white cardstock make a shaped base card using the dies from the Fancy Classic Oval Frames set.  Cut another piece of white cardstock to cover the shaped base.  Cut a piece of Sheet 6B of the paper collection and cover the card front.  I used white cardstock and a smaller die from the set to make the medallion.  Also cut a piece of Sheet 11B then clue the two die cuts with the turquoise showing a bit under the white piece.  Glue down to the card front.  I used the next smallest oval die and cut out another piece of Sheet 11B and glue it to the medallion piece.  

Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of 4A using Jet Black ink.  Use the tag die from Cut Mat Create set and cut out the sentiment.  Also cut a piece of white cardstock and glue the sentiment piece to this.  It just gives the sentiment a bit of stability. Use Double Dots to adhere to the card front.

Stamp the flower petals using Magenta Hue ink and cut out using the coordinating dies.  Stamp the leaves using Fern Green ink and cut these out using coordinating dies.  I used the stack and store daubers to color the leaves with Leaf Green ink and then edge with Olive ink.  Color the flower petals with Magenta Hue ink.  Lay the flower petals and the leaves onto the shaping mold and sprintz with water then run through the die cut machine.  Turn everything out onto the desk to dry.  Once dry use a hydra sponge and Dries Clear Adhesive to add glitter to the flowers and leaves. This is the time to add Prills to the center of the flowers by adding a puddle of Dries Clear Glue and dumping on the prills. 

Once everything dries, decide on placement and use hot glue to glue to card front.  The card is finished.

Here is my second card with Wild Asters... You can find this card here in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery.  I love how this card turned out using the gold accents!


My finished size of my card is 5" X 7".  Make card base and cover with a piece of Sheet 12B of the paper collection. Set aside while we work on the medallion.

Using the Simply Classic Oval Frame die, cut a gold piece using Luxe Gold Cardstock and a white piece using white cardstock. Glue the gold die cut behind the white die cut so the gold piece shows just a little bit.  This makes a beautiful accent.  Adhere this piece to the card front using dimensional tape.  Cut an oval using a piece of Sheet 11B of the paper collection and glue to the base of the medallion.  Next using white cardstock cut a small decorative piece and glue it to the medallion piece.  Cut a piece of white cardstock 2 1/4" X 1 1/4" and round the corners with the Crop-a-Dile.  Edge the piece with Magenta Hue ink.  Cut a piece of Sheet 10-A of the paper collection  1" X 2" and round the corners of this as well.  Edge the piece with Fern Green ink, glue it to the white piece of cardstock and then stamp the sentiment using Jet Black ink.  I adhered this piece to the card front using dimensional tape.  

Using a piece of the Luxe Gold Cardstock cut out the little corner pieces and glue in each of the four corners.

Stamp the flower petals in Magenta Hue ink and the leaves in Fern Green ink onto a piece of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  I used Leaf Green ink to color the leaves and edged them with Olive ink.  Cut out using the coordinating dies.  Cut out the flowers with coordinating dies and I colored the edges with Magenta Hue Ink.  I used the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to shape the flowers and leaves.  I layered three flower petals and glued with hot glue.  I used Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and added Hot Mama Prills to the centers of the flowers and set aside to dry.  Once the glue is dry, use a Hydra Sponge and add Dries Clear Adhesive to the petal edges and sprinkle glitter over them and allow to dry.  Once everything is dry, decide on placement and glue down.  The card is finished. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...Ornate Clematis Card...

Good morning everyone and welcome!  I'm here this morning to share a card using the Heartfelt Creations Floral Banner collection. You can see this card at Heartfelt Creations.


My finished card size is 5" X 7".  Make card base and cover with a piece of Sheet 4A that has been edged with LuLu Lavender ink.  Cut a piece of white cardstock 4" X 6" and place it onto the embossing folder and run through the die cut machine.  I used dimensional tape to adhere to the card front.

Using the pink cardstock die cut the center portion of the Ornate Flourish Gateway Die and glue to the center of the embossed piece of cardstock.  

Stamp the Vining Clematis Banner onto white cardstock using Leaf Green ink.  Using the Dove Blender pen and Rosebud and Bamboo Leaves ink color the banner.  Set aside while we work on the flowers.  Stamp the flower petals with Rosebud ink and use the Stack and Store Daubers to color.  I also colored the petals with Rosebud ink.  Die cut the petals with coordinating die.  Lay the petals onto the 3D mold and spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Turn out onto desk to dry.  Once dry I cut the petals apart and glue down on the banner.  Using hot glue and Lemon Chiffon Prills make the center of the flowers.  Stamp the sentiment onto pink cardstock with Jet Black ink and use the die from the Banner die pieces to cut out the sentiment. Bend the sentiment piece and use Scor-Tape to adhere to the center of the Banner.  Use dimensional tape to adhere to the card front placing it over die cut piece from the Ornate Flourish Gateway Die. 

Use Dries Clear Ashesive to add glitter to the flower petals.  Once dry, the card is finished.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Introducing the Brand New Heartfelt Creations Floral Banners Collection...

Good morning friends!  Another month has rolled around and it is time to introduce another new collection from Heartfelt Creations!   If you are like me, you can get confused about where to place accent florals or where to put the sentiment when you are making a card.  This collection takes the guess work out of the process and allows you to make a one of a kind card for someone you love.  


My finished card size is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  Make card base using white cardstock and cover with one of the card fronts on Sheet 2A.  Measure the inside rectangle of the card front and cut a piece of Sheet 10B to fit that size and use dimensional tape to adhere to card front.

Stamp the Sunflower Banner using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and use the coordinating die to cut out.  

Stamp Sunflower petals using Cantaloupe ink and color using Dandelion, Sunflower and Rhubarb Stalk ink.  Use coordinating die to cut out the petals.  Stamp the leaves in Fern Green ink and color using Leaf Green and Olive ink and use coordinating dies to cut them out.  Lay the petals and leaves onto the mold and spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Turn them out onto desk to dry.  When they are dry cut the flower petals into two pieces and using hot glue, glue them together to form the partial flowers for the front of the banner.  I used hot glue and some home made center material to make the flower centers.  Using hot glue adhere the flowers and leaves to the banner and set aside.  Cut out the sentiment piece and stamp the sentiment onto it.  I used Scor-Tape to adhere to the front of the banner.  I colored the little butterfly with Rhubarb Stalk and Leaf Green inks and then glue to the front of the banner.  

Using a piece of Hydra Sponge and glue add glitter to the flower petals, leaves and the cute little butterfly.  Set aside to dry.  The card is finished.

For more information about my card you can visit the Heartfelt Creations Gallery.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...Wild Rose Slimlilne...

Good morning my friends and welcome!  I'm here this morning to share another Heartfelt Creations project with you!

You can see my project here in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery for all the products used.


My finished card size is 3 3/4" X 7 1/2".  Using white cardstock, make card base and cover with a piece of the paper collection.  Cut out the decorative Adorn It Pocket Accents die from white cardstock and glue to the card front.  Cut a piece of coordinating paper 1 1/2" X 7 1/4" and glue down the left side of the card front covering a portion of the decorative die.  

Stamp flowers onto Deluxe Flower Shaping paper using New Sprout ink and cut out with the coordinating dies.  Use Stack and Store Daubers to add Magenta Hue ink to the edges of the flowers.  Lay onto the coordinating mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Turn out onto the desk to dry.  As they are drying use the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit to add a bit more dimension to the flower petals.  Use hot glue to glue two petals together to make the rose.  Put a clump of hot glue in the center of the flowers and add the Prills there.  Allow to dry.  

Stamp the leaves using Fern Green Archival ink and color using Leaf Green.  Cut out with coordinating dies and edge with some of the Magenta Hue and Olive ink.  Lay onto mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Turn out onto the desk to dry.  

When everything is dry, add adhesive to the end of a wedge of a Hydra Sponge and dab along the edges of the flowers and leaves.  Sprinkle glitter and allow to dry.  Decide on placement of flowers and leaves and use hot glue to adhere to card front.  



Monday, November 1, 2021

The Four Seasons Challenge Blog - November - Anything Goes FALL

Good morning friends and welcome to The Four Seasons Challenge Blog for November. As always, Anything Goes and this is the final challenge for FALL!  So gather all your supplies and come join us!  You can post your project here: The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.  The challenge runs from 12:00 AM (EST) on November 1 until 12:00 AM (EST) November 25.  The winner will be announced on November 28.

We have an Inspiration Board for November...This is only for inspiration and you do not have to follow if you have another idea for your project!


We also have a prize for the winner this month supplied by our very generous team member Karen!  It's some very colorful Washi Tape!


My card this month is a Happy Thanksgiving card!  I just love how these pretty orange color flowers turned out,


My card is another slimline card made using mostly Heartfelt Creations products.  The sentiment is from Poppy Stamps and I have had it forever.  The finished dimensions of my card are 3 3/4" X 8 3/4".

Make card base and cover with a piece of design paper.  Next I used die cuts out of gold and white cardstock and glued those to the card front.  The die cuts were two that were cut apart and overlapped to give the illusion of a longer die.   I cut out two different sizes of ovals to hold the sentiment and glued them over the portion of dies that were overlapped.  

Now we will work on the flowers...they are super easy.  I used Garden Zinnia stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations, colored with Archival Tiger Lily ink and cut out with a coordinating die. Leafy Accents Stamps are used to stamp leaves using Fern Green ink, then cut out with coordinating dies. Color using Leaf Green ink.  Use the molds to shape flower petals and leaves and turn out onto the desk to dry. Layer two flower petals and glue together, then add Ribbit Prills to the centers.  I also added some Art Glitterf #85 Crystal to the edges of the petals.  Once everything is dry, decide on placement and hot glue down.

Supplies:
White and Green Cardstock
HCDP1-2113 Wild Rose Paper Collection
HCD2-7327 Elegant Swirl Gateway Die from Heartfelt Creations
HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Basics Small Die from Heartfelt Creations
HCD1-7157 Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die from Heartfelt Creations
HCPC-3923 Large Garden Zinnia Cling Stamps from Heartfelt Creations
HCD1-7314 Large Garden Zinnia Die from Heartfelt Creations
HCFB1-491 3D Garden Zinnia Mold from Heartfelt Creations
HCPC-3835 Leafy Accents Stamps from Heartfelt Creations
HCD1-7193 Leafy Accents Die from Heartfelt Creations
HCFB1-467 3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold from Heartfelt Creations
Poppy Stamps Happy Thanksgikving Sentiment die
Archival Ink:  Fern Green, Leaf Green, Tiger Lily
Hot Glue Gun
Die Cut Machine


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Heartfelt Creations Christmas Gate....

Good morning my friends and welcome to another Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations.  I'm here to share a card with you called Christmas Gate!  It is a shaped card and I love how it turned out! You can see my card and all the instructions plus all the supplies used in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery.

I used Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper to make my card base along with the Royal Gateway die.  Cut a piece of Sheet 10B of the paper collection to cover the front of the shaped card.  Using the inner piece of the Royal Gateway die cut one piece using Luxe Gold cardstock and one piece using white cardstock.  Stagger the two pieces so the gold shows through behind the white piece and glue together.  Adhere to the card front.

Using Luxe Gold cardstock, cut the inner piece of the Seasonal Wreath die and glue to the front of the gate.  Using Rich Cocoa ink, stamp the pieces of the Winter Wreath stamps onto a piece of the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper and use the coordinating dies to die cut the pieces. I stamped the holy leaves with Fern Green ink and colored with Leaf Green ink.  I accented the holy with Olive ink.  Use the coordinating dies to cut out the pieces.  I colored the berries and fruit with Rhubarb Stalk and the pine cones were colored with Toffee Crunch and Rich Cocoa. All the ink was applied using the Stack and Store Daubers. I used the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit to shape the different elements and then I used hot glue to adhere to the top of the gold wreath.  

Cut a length of white seam binding and color using Rhubarb Stalk ink.  This is done by balling the seam binding and spraying with water to saturate.  Then smush ink onto a work surface and swirl the wet seam binding through the ink and then leave to dry.  Tie a double bow and use Scor-Tape and hot glue to adhere to the top of the wreath.

Happy Holidays! 


 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Elegantly Autumn...

Good morning my friends.   I'm here this morning to share another Hearthfelt Creations card with you!  This card features the Seasonal Wreath Collection and you can find it here in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery.

I used the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper for the card base as it is the perfect weight for this.  I used one of the card fronts on Sheet 2A of the paper collection and glued it down to the card front.  I used Luxe Gold Cardstock to die cut the Elegant Heart Centerpiece die and then used a piece of Sheet 9B of the paper collection to die cut the center piece for the centerpiece.  Glue this behind the Elegant Heart centerpiece and then I used dimensional tape to adhere to the card front.

Die cut two of the wreaths using kraft cardstock and glue them togethder to make a thick and stable piece to mount everything else onto.  Set this aside while we work on all the elements for this card.

Stamp all the elements using Rich Cocoa ink onto a piece of white cardstock.  I used various inks to color using the daubers and the Dove Blender pen. Most of the leaves were colored with Leaf Green and accented using Fern Green or Olive. Some of the leaves were colored with Dandelion and Leaf Green with accents of Cantaloupe and Rhubarb Stalk.  The little Owls are colored with the Dove Blender Pen and Toffee Crunch, Dessert Sand and London Fog inks. I used Tangelo to color the pumpkins, Lulu Lavender and Sweet Plum for the grapes and Dessert Sand and Toffee Crunch to color the acorns.  The apples are colored with Cantaloupe, Leaf Green and accented with Rhubarb Stalk.  The sunflower and wheat fronds are colored with Dandelion.  I used Express-O Yourself Prills. You can color all these elements to your own taste with whatever inks or markers that you have. Just make them yours! Use the Flower Shaping Kit to shape the elements so they have dimension and don't lay flat

Once you have all your elements prepared to your liking decide on placement on the wreath and glue down.  I loaded mine up!  I used dimensional tape to adhere to the Elegant Heart Centerpiece and your card is ready to go!


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Introducing the Seasonal Wreath Collection with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning friends and welcome!  Another month has rolled around and it is time to introduce another collection from Heartfelt Creations.  This collection has a wreath for each season with lots of elements perfect for each wreath you create.  This will be a collection you reach for time and again!  

I created a refrigerator magnet and you can see it in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery here  

Using the Seasonal Wreath Die, tape down the shadow die and the small inside center die and cut out two blue cardstock pieces.  Glue those together. Decide on placement for the magnet and glue it down.  Then using the shadow die cut out a piece of Sheet 11B of the paper collection and glue that behind the blue wreath.  This covers the magnet and also adds a pretty center to the wreath.

Stamp the Seasonal Wreath Accent pieces onto a piece of white cardstock.  Color the leaves with Fern Green ink and most of the flowers were stamped with Rich Cocoa.  Using the Stack and Store Daubers color the elements.  I used Leaf Green and Olive to color the greenery.  I used Rosebud to color the butterfly, the hearts and the birdie belly and some of the flowers. This is where I used the Dove Blender Kit. I used Dandelion ink to color the flower head and the bumble bee and some of the filler pieces. I put Lettuce Entertain You Prills into the yellow flower head.  The sunflowers are stamped in Dandelion and colored with Sunflower, Canteloupe, Dandelion and Rhubarb Stalk inks. Cut everything out using the coordinating dies.  Lay the sunflower leaves onto the shaping mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Turn out onto desk to dry.  When dry glue two petals together and add the flower center material.  Allow to dry and when dry add glitter.The little birds and the nest are colored using Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand for the nest and Danube Blue, Rosebud and Desert Sand for the little birds.  Glue the birds onto the nest and glue into place.  I used dimensional tape to adhere the hearts and the bumble bee into place.  Decide on placement of everything else and glue down.  The project is finished.  


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Heartfelt Creations...Just For You Sunflower Slimline...

Good morning and welcome my friends.  These new slimline cards are a favorite of mine and I find I want to make this type of card for all occasions! I also adore sunflowers so this new collection just speaks to me and I have used this flower on my card again today!


My card size is 4" X 8 1/2".  Make card base and then cut a piece of blue cardstock 1/8" smaller and glue to card front.  Cut a piece of Sheet 4B smaller than the blue piece of cardstock and glue it down. I added dimensional tape to this piece of the paper collection. 

Cut two Royal Elegance frames, 1 using white cardstock and one using gold cardstock. I also used the Eyelet Oval and Basics Snmall dies to cut out the center of these two.   Layer the white die cut over the gold one and glue so that it is showing a bit behind the white piece.  Diecut a piece of Sheet 4B using an oval and glue it behind the gold and white diecut piece.  Stamp the sentiment onto this using black ink.  Use dimensional tape to adhere to card front.

Stamp the flower petals using Memento Dandelion ink and stamp the leaves using Fern Green ink.  Color the leaves using Leaf green ink and cut out using the coordinating dies.  Edge the leaves with Olive ink to add some shading.  Color the flowers using Cantaloupe, Sunflower and Rhubarb Stalk ink and cut out using coordinating dies.  Lay leaves and flower petals onto the shaping mold and spritz with water.  Run through the die cut machine and then turn them out onto your desk to dry.  

Once dry use a Hydra Sponge and Dries Clear Adhesive to add glitter to the flower petals.  Glue two petals together to form the flower.  Add the homemade center and allow everything to dry.  

Once everything is dry, decide on placement and hot glue down.  The card is finished.  

You can find my card and more details in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery:  You  might also like to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see what the other designers have submitted.  I know you will be inspired with all the lovely creations there!



Friday, October 1, 2021

Four Seasons Challenge Blog - October - Anything Goes FALL ...

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Four Seasons Challenge Blog October Challenge!  We are still doing Anything Goes FALL.  So gather all your supplies and come join us!  You can post your project here: The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.  The challenge runs from 12:00 AM (EST) on October 1 until 12:00 AM (EST) October 25.  The winner will be announced on October 28.

The Inspiration Board is:




I made a slimline card this month and it measures 3 3/4" X 8 3/4".  Make the card base and cover with a piece of orange cardstock.  I used a piece of paper from the Heartfelt Creations Countryside Cottage collection to cover.  I also used stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations.  I will list them in the supplies list below.   I stamped the elements using Memento Rich Cocoa and colored everything with Zig Clean Color markers and a water brush.  The centers of the sunflowers have a home filler made with various colors of Prills and glitters.  It makes a dark chunky product and is perfect for this.
The letters are also a die from Heartfelt Creations and I cut out using more of the orange cardstock.

I hope you enjoy my card as I truly enjoyed making it!  It layes very flat and can be mailed with a single first class stamp!

Supplies:
Heartfelt Creations Countryside Cottage Paper Collection
HCD2-7371 Letters and Numbers Dies
HCPC-3941 Countryside Autumn 'scapes stamps
HCD1-7335 Countryside Autumn 'scapes dies
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Water Brush
Zip Clean Color Brush Markers
Watercolor Paper
Homemade Center For The Flowers


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning friends!  I'm here this morning to share with you another card I have made using the New Simply Elegant Centerpiece die from Heartfelt Creations.  

You can see my card details in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery.


My finished card size is 6 X 6.  Make card base using Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Cut a piece of Orange cardstock just a bit smaller and glue to card front.  I distressed the edges so they would curl a bit.  Cut a piece of Sheet 11B of the paper collection just a bit smaller than the orange cardstock.  I adhered this to the card front using dimensional tape.

Using White Cardstock die cut the Simply Elegant Centerpiece die.  I used a Hydra Sponge and Designer dries clear glue to add Crystal Clear glitter to the die cut piece.  Set aside to dry.  Once dry glue it to the card front. I shifted this die cut off center just a bit because I plan to add flowers and leaves down the side and I wanted as much of this beautiful die cut to show as possible.

Stamp the flower petals using Dandelion ink and stamp a few using Fern Green.  The green petals will be used to make the Sunflower buds. Stamp leaves using Fern Green.  Color green petals and leaves with Leaf Green and highlight with Olive.  Color the yellow Sunflower petals using Dandelion, Sunflower, Cantaloupe and Rhubarb Stalk. I used the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper for the flowers and leaves.  Use coordinating dies to cut out the flowers and leaves.  Lay onto the mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Turn everything out onto the desk to dry.  Once dry glue two petals together to make the Sunflowers.  I used the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to add more dimension and shaping to the green petals and then used hot glue to secure the shape.  Add glitter to the flower petals using Hydra Sponges and Dries Clear Adhesive and allow to dry.  Now you can add the homemade Sunflower Center product to the flowers.  Allow to dry. Once everything is dry decide on placement and glue down.  

Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of Sheet 1B of the paper collection using Olive ink and cut out using the decorative center piece of the die set.  Adhere to the center of the Centerpiece die using dimensional tape.

I was able to slip it behind the flowers and leaves I had already glued down.  You might want to add this before you secure your flowers. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Introducing the New Elegant Centerpiece Dies from Heartfelt Creations....

Good morning friends.  I'm here to help introduce the New Elegant Centerpiece Dies from Heartfelt Creations!     These Centerpiece dies can be used in so  many ways to help you create those one of a kind cards for any season!

All the details and products used on my card can be found here.



Use the Simple Centerpiece Die to make a shaped card using a piece of the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  It is the perfect weight for cards.  Using the same die cut a piece of Sheet 8B of the paper collection and glue to card front.  Using the Elegant Hearts Centerpiece die, die cut one piece out of white cardstock.  Glue to the card front.

Stamp the Rustic Bucket using Memento London Fog ink and then stamp the flower spray using Archival Fern Green ink. Color the greenery of the flower spray using Leaf Green and highlighting with Olive.  Color the bucket with London Fog ink and then use the coordinating dies to cut out the bucket and the spray.  Glue down the bucket, tucking a corner behind the Elegant Hearts Centerpiece die.  Lay the Spray over the top of the bucket and glue it down. 

Stamp the flowers with Dandelion ink and color using Dandelion, Cantaloupe and Rhubarbf Stalk inks.  Stamp two flower petals using Fern Green Ink and color using Leaf Green ink.  These will make the Sunflower bud.  Stamp the leaves with Fern Green and color using Leaf Green ink and edge with Olive ink. Use coordinating dies to cut out the flowers and leaves.  Lay onto the shaping mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Turn out onto the desk to dry.  On the green petals I used the Flower Shaping kit and shaped the bud and then I used hot glue to hold in place. When the flower petals are dry, glue two together being careful to offset the petals.  I used a homemade center product to go into the center of the sunflowers.  Set aside to dry.  Once dry I used a Hydra Sponge and Dries Clear Adhesive to add glitter to the flower petals.  Once everything is dry, decide on placement and glue down Sunflowers, Leaves and the bud over the top of the spray.

Using a piece of Sheet 11B Stamp the sentiment using Olive ink. Using a die from the Ornamental Tags Die Set cut out the sentiment.  Using dimensional tape, glue to the card front and the card is finished. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Fall Leaves...




Good morning friends!  Here in east Tennessee we are beginning to have hope Fall is on the way!  Trees are beginning to have a hint of color here and there, just a reminder that it is coming!  

I have become a big fan of the CAS cards and so I decided to play along in the Addicted to CAS challenge.  



I stamped an image onto white cardstock and colored using various Memento and Archival inks then cut out with coordinating die.  I diecut a stitched rectangle and mounted the leaves on that.  Also cut out the letters and mounted onto another stitched rectangle.   The image and letters are from Heartfelt Creations.  I love how this turned out and will be doing more CAS cards.  I love that you can mail using one stamp!


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


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning everyone and welcome!  I'm here this morning to share another card I made using the Home for the Holidays collection from Heartfelt Creations!  


My finished card size is 6 X 6.  Make card base using Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper and cover with Sheet 10B from the paper Collection.  Using white cardstock die cut the Stairway Gardens Die and adhere to card front.  

Stamp the image from the Home for the Holidays Cling Stamp Set using Rich Cocoa Memento ink onto white cardstock and use the Prismacolor pencils and blending stumps to color.  Cut out using the coordinating die and then using the Dries White Adhesive cover the areas where there is snow.  I added #85 Glitter and allowed to dry.  Adhere to the card front using dimensional tape.

Diecut the long scalloped tag using Sheet 6B of the paper collection.  Die cut the smaller long tag using white cardstock and glue the two together.  Die cut the small letters 3 times so you have enough letters to spell Merry Christmas.  I used Sheet 10B for this.  Using the Quick Stick Craft Tool to position the letters glue them to the tag.  I used dimensional tape to adhere to the card front giving it dimension.  

For a list of the products I used click here:  Supplies

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Introducing the Home for the Holidays Collection from Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning friends!  I'm here this morning to help introduce a brand new collection from Heartfelt Creations.  This is going to be one of your favorites as you begin to make your holiday cards this year!  I have begun to work on my own Christmas cards and I have reached for this collection over and over!  I made a shaker card and you can see my card in the Gallery at Heartfelt Creations.  This link also shows all the products used for my project.


My finished card is 5 1/4" X 7 1/4".  Make card base and cover with Sheet 12B of the paper Collection.

Cut the Snowflake Frame Base using Luxe Silver Cardstock.  Adhere to card front using dimensional tape.  Using white cardstock cut the next size down of the Frame and add Crystal Clear.  When dry glue to the card base.

Using two of the Booklet Basics Die and cut using Sheet 12B of the paper collection.  This will create a frame for the Shaker feature of the card.  Cut a piece of clear cardstock to fit behind the blue frame and glue together.  Add the adhesive foam strips to the back of the frame and then fill with prills and sequins. Cut a piece of Sheet 7B of the paper collection to make a back for the shaker feature then glue all pieces together and then glue to the card front.  

Stamp the Holiday Village scene onto white cardstock using Memento Rich Cocoa and then color everything with the colored pencils.  This is where you can decide on what colors you like and color to suite yourself.  I die cut the scene and then added the dries white glue to make the snow.  Sprinkle #85 glitter over the snow to make it sparkle. I colored the two girls and cut them out and glued them to the front of the church.  I think this makes a perfect scene for the winter festivities.

The card is finished.   


Thursday, August 5, 2021

Design Team Member for The Four Seasons Challenge Blog...

Good morning friends.  I'm just coming through quickly to let you know that I have been chosen as a Design Team Member for the new Four Seasons Challenge Blog!  You can visit the site here:  The Four Seasons Challenge  This is a brand new group and we will begin the challenges on Sept. 1, 2021 with anything FALL...

We look forward to having you participate. 


Our Four Seasons

WINTER - December, January, February
SPRING - March, April, May
SUMMER - June, July, August
FALL - September, October, November


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Introducing Spellbinders Be Merry Collection...

Good morning friends and welcome!  I'm here again with another card using the new Spellbinders Be Merry Collection!  Can you tell I'm in love with these stamps?  I'm having so much fun using different elements of the collection to make my cards.  I'm thinking of so many of my Christmas cards and getting quite a few of them finished way ahead of time! 


 

My card is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  Make card base using white card stock and then add a layer of silver cardstock to the card front.  The paper I chose for the next layer is Heartfelt Creations Snowy Pines collection and I love this shade of green.  I chose one of the sentiments from STP-057 Home for Christmas Sentiments and stamped onto a piece of white cardstock.  This was then layered onto another piece of designer paper and another piece of silver cardstock.  This was glued to the card front and set aside.  

I wanted some flowers for my card front but my Spellbinders flower dies are limited so I used the S5-436 Cinch and Go Flower Etched Dies from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken to make some flowers that look like Christmas! When they were finished they didn't look like poinsettia but the red and green colors does remind me of Christmas and they will do!

Once the flowers were made the card came together so quickly and easily and I think it is a lovely addition to my Christmas card stash!  I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed making it!

Supplies:
STP-057 Home for Christmas Sentiments from the Be Merry Collection
S5-436 Cinch & Go Flowser from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken
Heartfelt Creations Snowy Pines Paper Collection 
White and Silver Cardstock
ANC-814 Lettuce Entertain You Prills
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Archival Ink Mulberry, Olive and Leaf Green


Monday, July 26, 2021

Spellbinders Be Merry Collection - Friendly Snowmen...

Good morning friends!  I'm back this morning to share another card I have made using the Spellbinders Be Merry Collection.  When I saw this brand new collection, I literally fell in love!  These little snowmen just captured my heart.  My card this morning is a clean and simple design focusing on a little snowman family.(STP-052 Friendly Snowmen)  The sentiment is from STP-057 Home for Christmas Sentiments.  I wanted to be able to send this through the mail using only one first class stamp and I think I have achieved that!  I made this into a Christmas card but these cute little snowmen could be used to make a winter card.  I'm sure they will be gracing the fronts of many of my cards!



These images are stamped in Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits.  I added a bit of glitter but of course it isn't showing in my photo.  The sentiment piece is stamped onto white cardstock using Faded Jeans Distress Ink then matted with a piece of the blue cardstock.  I used dimensional tape to adhere to the card and to add some dimension.

I hope you enjoy my card as much as I enjoyed making it!   Follow this link to see all of the Be Merry Collection!  

Other Supplies:  Blue and White Cardstock, Prismacolor Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, #85 Crystal Glitter, Designer Dries Clear Glue, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Dimensional Tape, Faded Jeans Distress Ink

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Introducing the Spellbinders Be Merry Collection....

Good morning friends and welcome!  I'm here this morning to help introduce the brand new Be Merry Collection from Spellbinders!  

I'm using STP-047 Holiday Gnomes stamp set for my Christmas Card.  When I saw this stamp set, I just fell in love with these little guys and am so honored to be able to introduce them to you!



My card size is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits.  I did just a bit of glitter in his beard but it isn't showing up really well here.  I used #SES007 Floral Embossing folder and I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment using Archival Olive ink.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Supplies:  

Red and White Cardstock, Die Cut Machine, Misti Stamp Platform, Prismacolor Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, Archival ink Olive, Memento Ink Tuxedo Black, Designer Dries Clear Glue, #85 Crystal Glitter