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

 



Saturday, July 17, 2021

Four Seasons Design Team Call.....

This is one of my most favorite creations.  This is being submitted for the Four Seasons Design Team Call.


I used Heartfelt Creations stamps, dies and paper to create this summer flowers card.  I hope you enjoy seeing this one again!  Wish me luck! 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

An update on the Festive Poinsettia Collection.......

And here we go again!  The Festive Poinsettia Collection is being delayed due to shipping issues.  This is just one more gift from the pandemic and so we will have to wait until these issues are resolved.  

But don't worry, Heartfelt Creations does have a plan!

  • They will be notifying you as soon as they have a new release date for the Festive Poinsettia.
  • The collection will still be released on a Wednesday, the Wednesday after it arrives.
  • You'll still have until the Saturday after the Release to save 10% with the I Want It All Bundle (while supplies last!).
  • Platinum Members can still purchase the collection on the Tuesday before the release.

You might be asking, "So, what do I do until then?"  Heartfelt Creations is having a  special savings event starting today, Wednesday, July 14th, 2021!  This Summer Savings run July 14-21st and feature 20% off all paper pads and several sku's related to the Insta Album. Check out the savings here:

HCD1-7201 Ticket and Tags Die
HCD1-7202 Album Tags and Accents Die
HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die
HCD1-7204 Arrows and Banner Die
HCD1-7211 Decorative Pocket Accents Die
HCD1-7212 Petite Pocket Accents Die
HCD1-7213 Elegant Pocket Accents Die
HCD1-7214 Ornate Pocket Accents Die
HCD1-7245 Adorn It Pocket Accents Die
HCD1-7246 Fanci-Fold Pocket & Accents Die
HCD1-7247 Regal Pocket Accents Die
HCD1-7248 Regal Frame & Accents Die
HCIA1-470 12 x 12 Insta-Album - Kraft
HCIA2-477 8 x 8 Insta-Album - Kraft



Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Another Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations....

Good morning friends and welcome to Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations.  This morning I am here to share another card made using Heartfelt Creations products and I hope you enjoy.  On this card I decided to use foam flowers and I just love how they turned out!  As always for more inspiration you can visit the Heartfelt Creations Gallery.  You can also see my card in the gallery.  


My finished card Measures 3 3/4” X 8 3/4”.  Cut a piece of white cardstock 7 1/2" X 8 3/4” and score at 3 3/4 “.  Cut a piece of pink cardstock 1/4" smaller than the card and edge with Magenta Hue ink. Glue to card front. I cut a piece of green paper from the Wild Rose Paper collection 1/4" smaller than the white layer and glued it down.

Die Cut the Lattice Flourish Gateway die and cut it down to fit the card front.  It will serve as a fence.  Cut the scalloped piece of the Ticket and Tags Dies using a dark pink piece of the paper collection.  Stamp the sentiment using Magenta Hue onto a piece of white cardstock and use the plain piece of the Ticket and Tags dies to die cut it.  Glue it to the scalloped piece and cut off one end of the die cuts.  Glue down the fence piece with the sentiment piece under the edge.

Stamp the Large and Small Wild Rose flower petals onto the Art Foam Paper using Magenta Hue ink and let them sit for a couple of hours to be sure the ink is dry.  Color the petals with New Sprout in the center and Magenta Hue on the edges.  Use coordinating dies to cut out the petals.  Using the heat gun, heat the petals until they start to curl.  Glue together with hot glue.  At this point you can do a bit more shaping.  You can use as many petals as you like to achieve a thickness that suites you.  

Stamp all the Wild Rose leaves with Fern Green ink and color with Leaf Green and Olive ink.  The rose leaves also have some Magenta Hue ink here and there on them.  Cut out with coordinating dies and lay onto the mold and spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Lay them aside to dry.  Stamp the ferns from the Floral Butterfly Accent cling stamp set using Fern Green ink.  Color the ferns with Leaf Green ink.   Cut out using coordinating die At this point I just shaped the ferns a bit with my fingers to give them a bit more dimension.  Decide on the placement for flowers and leaves and glue down.  Here I also glued some stamen just to accent the flowers.  

Stamp the butterflies from the Large Floral Butterfly cling stamp set onto vellum paper using white ink and emboss with white embossing powder.  Use coordinating dies to cut out and then color the centers with Magenta hue and the outside edges have Sunflower ink on them.  Glue to card front and the card is finished.


  

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...Swirling Clematis

Good morning my friends and welcome to another Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations!   As we continue along with the Climbing Clematis Collection, I'm sharing another shaped card I have made.



 

Products Used:
Climbing Clematis Paper CollectionHCDP1-2128
Clematis Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3954
Clematis DieHCD1-7355
3D Clematis Shaping MoldHCFB1-5006
Leafy Accents Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3835
Leafy Accents DieHCD1-7193
3D Leafy Accents Shaping MoldHCFB1-467
Elegant Swirl Gateway DieHCD2-7327
Arrows and Banner DieHCD1-7204
Special Birthday Sentiments Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3843
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30HCDA2-450
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 - WhiteHCPP1-475
Heart of Gold PrillsANC804
Rajni Chawla's Crystal ClearPGM15015
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles352854
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Fern GreenRACP962
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf GreenRACP436

Other Products: Die Cut Machine, Hot Glue Gun, Dimensional Tape, Flat Back Pearls

Instructions: This shaped card measures 5" x 7". Make card base using the Eyelet Swirl Gateway die. Cover the front with a piece of sheet 9B of the paper collection. Use the Eyelet Swirl Gateway die to cut a decorative piece using white card stock and cut a piece of purple Sheet 10B and glue to the center back of the decorative die. Cut a piece of sheet 9B to layer on top of the white decorative piece. This will be where we put the flat back pearls. Glue this decorative piece to the card front.

Cut a Piece of sheet 5A and glue to the inside of the card, then cut a piece of sheet 5B for the back of the card and glue it down.

Stamp the flowers onto the Flower Shaping Paper using Majestic Violet and color with a Stack and Store Dauber. Use coordinating die to cut out the flowers. Stamp the Leafy Accent leaves using Fern Green Ink and color with Leaf Green Ink, then cut out with coordinating dies. Place the flowers and leaves into their coordinating 3D shaping molds and spritz with water then run through die cut machine. Turn out onto desk to dry. Once dry, add prills to the flower centers, decide on placement and use hot glue to glue down.

Stamp the sentiment onto white card stock using Majestic Violet Ink and cut out with the arrow die. Edge the white cardstock with Majestic Violet and adhere to card front using dimensional tape.

Using Dries Clear Adhesive glue down the flat back pearls onto the green accent piece on the card front allow to dry.

To finish the card, add Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers and allow to dry.

If you would like more inspiration you can head over to the Heartfelt Creations blog and see what the other designers have made!


Friday, June 25, 2021

INTRODUCING THE AMAZING PAPER GRACE BEAUTIFUL SENTIMENT VIGNETTES..




The Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection is made up of 7 different die sets and 
a stamp set.  I used the stamp set here:

I used S5-436 Grand Cinch and Go Flowers  by Becca Feeken to make the pretty blooms gracing the front of my card.  I also used Embossing Folder SES-007 for the beautiful background!

My card base is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" and it has a layering piece of Floral Butterfly Paper from Heartfelt Creations and then the next layer is using the SES-007 Embossing folder.  It gives a very clear image and is just the perfect place to put the sentiment which is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto another piece of the Floral Butterfly Paper.  

The blooms are cut from a light weight watercolor paper and colored with Archival Cactus Flower ink.  The leaves were colored with Archival Leaf Green and Cactus Flower inks.  


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...Butterfly Fridge Magnet...

Good morning friends and welcome to Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations.  I'm here this morning to share a Fridge Magnet I made using the Climbing Clematis  and the Floral Butterfly collections.



 Products Used:

Climbing Clematis Paper CollectionHCDP1-2128
Clematis DieHCD1-7355
Clematis Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3954
Clematis Birdhouse & Trellis Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3956
Clematis Birdhouse & Trellis DieHCD1-7357
Small Floral Butterfly Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3953
Small Floral Butterfly DieHCD1-7354
Rounded Window Frame DieHCD1-7271
Eyelet Circle & Basics Small DieHCD1-7154
Art Foam Paper-10 PackHCFS1-465
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Vellum Flowerite - 10 Sheets18002
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles352854
Heart of Gold PrillsANC804
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Fern GreenRACP962
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf GreenRACP436
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Majestic VioletRACP494

Other Products: White Cardstock, Die Cut Machine, Scor-Tape, Purple Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Magnet, ColorBox Frost White Pigment Ink

Instructions: Using white cardstock, die cut the center of the Rounded Window Frame Die. Using the circle die, cut out a piece of the paper collection. I chose sheet 9A which is blue. Glue to the Window Frame Die and set aside.

Stamp the Clematis Trellis using Rich Cocoa Ink. Color in the flowers using Majestic Violet ink and a dauber. Cut out the Trellis using the coordinating die. Then use a circle die from the Eyelet Circle & Basics dies and cut the trellis. Adhere to the center of the piece. Glue the magnet to the back of the decorative circle and cut another circle out of white cardstock and glue to the back to cover the magnet. This will also keep it from scratching your refrigerator.

Stamp the flowers using Art Foam Paper and Lulu Lavender ink. Using a dauber and Majestic Violet ink color the center of each petal. Cut out with coordinating dies and then shape using a heat gun. Add Prills to the center of the petals and allow to dry. Stamp the leaves with Fern Green ink and color with Leaf Green ink. Use coordinating die to cut out the leaves and shape with heat gun. Set aside.

Stamp the butterfly onto vellum using white pigment ink and then emboss with white embossing powder. Use coordinating die and cut out the butterfly. Color the butterfly with Majestic Violet and Sunflower ink then I added just a tiny bit of Tiger Lily. You can color on either side of the butterfly but I chose to color on the back which gave it a more subtle look.

Tie a bow in the ribbon and use Scor-Tape and glue to adhere to the bottom of the refrigerator magnet. Decide on placement of flowers and leaves and glue down. To finish, decide on placement for the butterfly and glue it down.

These magnets are a quick and easy project and can be given as a little gift to a friend or loved one. I also have several gracing the front of my refrigerator as well. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this...I really enjoyed making it!  For more inspiration you can head over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog and see what the other design team members have made.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Forever in our Memory....

Good morning freiends,  I'm here this morning to share a card made using a new release from Spellbinders S5-457 Forever in our Memory Vignette by Becca Feeken.  I have been a long time lover of all things Becca Feeken and Spellbinders so it is an honor to make and share this card. 










My finished card size is 6" X 6".  Make card base and cover with a piece of designer paper.  
Using white cardstock cut out the pieces of the die and then cut out a shadow piece using a coordinating piece of the paper collection.  

I used S5-436 Grand Cinch and Go Flowers by Becca Feeken to make these sweet little roses to grace the edge of the card.  These dies are so very easy to cut and make flowers. I just cut them out of light weight watercolor paper and colored using various shades of inks.  The centers are Lettuce Entertain You Prills.

The gold butterfly is from S4-987 Flutter Wing Shadowbox Butterflies also by Becca Feeken.  

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I have enjoyed making it.  It makes a lovely, tasteful rememberance card,  If you would like to see more of the new release just follow this link over to the Spellbinders site and have a look around.  I know you are going to find something you just can't live without:    Beautiful Sentiments Vignette

Supplies Used:
S5-457 Forever in our Memories Vignette 
S5-436 Grand Cinch and Go Flowers
S4-987 Flutter Wing Shadowbox Butterflies
Heartfelt Creations Wild Rose Paper Collection
Gold Cardstock
Watercolor Paper
Archival Magenta Hue Ink
Archival New Sprout Ink
Lettuce Entertain You Prills
Die Cut Machine
Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue



Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning friends!  I'm here this morning to share another card I have made using the Climbing Clematis Collection.  This is going to be one I reach for time and time again!



  

Products Used:
Climbing Clematis Paper CollectionHCDP1-2128
Clematis Spray Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3955
Clematis Spray DieHCD1-7356
Clematis Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3954
Clematis DieHCD1-7355
Courtyard Elegance DieHCD1-7283
3D Clematis Shaping MoldHCFB1-5006
Special Birthday Sentiments Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3843
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30HCDA2-450
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 - WhiteHCPP1-475
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles352854
Dove Blender Kit241159
Heart of Gold PrillsANC804
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rich CocoaTSMP800
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo LeavesTSMP707
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Majestic VioletRACP494
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf GreenRACP436


Other Products: White and Purple Cardstock, Die Cut Machine, Dimensional Tape, Hot Glue Gun

Instructions: My finished card size is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". Make card base and cover with a piece of the paper collection. I chose sheet 1B. Cut a piece of purple cardstock 1/4" smaller than card base and adhere to card front. Cut a piece of white card stock 1/4" smaller and using dimensional tape, adhere to card base. I cut a piece of the paper collection 1/4" smaller measuring 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" and adhere to card base. I chose a piece of sheet 12B for this final layer.

I cut the center of the Courtyard Elegance Die and using dimensional tape in the center, adhere to card front. Using Majestic Violet ink stamp the sentiment onto a piece of the purple cardstock and cut out using the very center die of the Courtside Elegance Die then glue to the center of the die cut.

Stamp the Clematis Spray twice onto Flower Shaping Paper using Rich Cocoa ink and color using the Dove Blending Tool. Cut out with coordinating dies. Glue to the Circle diecut on the card front.

Using a sheet of the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper and stamp the flower petals using Majestic Violet ink. I colored using stack and store daubers. Cut out using coordinating dies and lay onto the mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine. Lay them out onto a surface to dry. Add Prills to the centers and allow to dry. Use the glue gun to adhere to the two sprays on the card front. The card is finished.