Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning friends and welcome.   I'm here this morning to share another card with you that I have made using the Hollyhock flowers from Heartfelt Creations.  I made yellow flowers and have used a yellow layer under the flowers.  It makes a very happy and sunny card I think.  You can find my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery with a list of all products used to make it.


My finished card size is 5" X 6".  Make card base and set aside.  Cut a piece of yellow cardstock 4 7/8" X 5 7/8" and take one of the Filigree Border and Accents dies and cut it out along the bottom of the yellow cardstock piece.  Glue this down.

Pick one of the card fronts from sheet 10A of the Paper Collection and cut a piece to fit onto the yellow piece of cardstock and glue it down.  

Next cut one of the Rectangle die using white cardstock and then cut the next size down out of the card fronts of Sheet 10 A of the paper collection.  Edge with Vivid Chartruese glue to the die cut piece.  Use Double Dots to adhere to card front.  I cut the next to smallest of the rectangles using white card stock and then I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock using Jet Black ink and cut out with the smallest rectangle of the die set.  I used the blending brush and Vivid Chartruese to color the white piece of cardstock and it turned out to be a perfect match to go with the rest of the pieces.  Glue these two rectangles together and I used dimensional tape to adhere to card front.  At this time I used the blending brush and Vivid Chartruese ink and sent along the bottom of the card front turning the white to a perfect pretty shade of green.

Next we will work on the flowers.  Stamp the petals with Memento Dandelion ink and color the edges with the same Dandelion ink.  Stamp the leaves with Leaf Green ink and color with same and then edge with Olive to add dimension.  Cut out using coordinating dies.  Lay flower petals and leaves onto the shaping mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Turn out onto the desk to dry.  At this point I used the Flower shaping kit to add a bit more dimension to the flowers.  Once the flower petals are dry, glue two together to form the flower.  Add Prills to the centers and allow to dry.  Decide on placement and glue down with hot glue gun.  

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Debuting the Filigree Frame and Borders Dies - Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning friends!   Today is the day Heartfelt Creations releases the new Filigree Frame and Border Dies and I'm so excited to share my card with you! You can find my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery with a listing of all the products used to make my card.


My finished card measures 6" X 7".  Make card base and cover with a piece of Sheet 12B of the paper collection.  

Using the largest die of the Oval Filigree Frame Set cut one out of white cardstock.  Use a Hydra Sponge and Dries Clear Adhesive and add Crystal Clear Glitter to the edges.  Set aside to dry.  Using the oval die cut a piece of Sheet 8B of the paper collection.  Use dimensional tape to adhere to the center of the large die cut. 

Using the next smaller die, cut two pieces; one white and one gold. On the white one cut out the next smallest die.  This allows the gold to show through the smaller die cut.  Offset the two and glue together just so the gold peeps through the edges.  Glue this to the card front.

Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of Sheet 6B of the paper collection then die cut using the smallest oval die in the set.  Glue this to the card front.

Now we are ready to work on the flowers.  Using Magenta Hue stamp the flower petals.  Ink the center with Light House ink and then color the rest with Magenta Hue.  I also colored the back sides of these petals.  Cut out with coordinating dies.  Stamp the leaves with Leaf Green and then also color them with Leaf Green ink.  Cut out with coordinating dies and then use Olive to go around the edges of the leaves.  Lay flower petals and leaves onto the Mold; spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Allow to dry.  Once dry use a Golf Tool to punch a hole in the center then run a stamen through the hole of two petals and use hot glue to hold into place.  Set aside.

Decide on placement of flowers and leaves and hot glue down.  The card is ready to go. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...Continuing on with the Hollyhock Garden Collection...

Good morning my friends and welcome to my blog!  As we continue along with the Hollyhock Garden Collection from Heartfelt Creations,  I'm offering a slimline card this morning.  You can find my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery with a listing of all products used to make it. 


 My finished card size is 3 1/2" X 6 1/2".  Make card base and cover with a piece of Sheet 8B of the paper collection.  Cut a piece of white cardstock 3" X 6" and cover with a piece of Sheet 12B.  

Cut two of the French Gate Dies; one from White Cardstock and one from Gold.  Glue together offsetting a bit so the gold shows through behind the white. Glue to the 3" X 6" piece of white cardstock then glue to the card front.

Stamp the flowers onto the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using New Sprout and cut out using coordinating dies.  Color the center with New Sprout and the edges with Magenta Hue the the very edges with Vibrant Fuschia.  I colored front and back of the petals.  Lay onto the shaping mold, spritz with water and run through a die cut machine.  Turn out on the desk and allow to dry.  I also did a bit more shaping with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit at this point.  Once the petals dry add the Prills to the center and allow to dry.

Stamp the greenery from the Hollyhock Fence and the Hollyhock Stems and Blooms using Leaf Green then color using Leaf Green and brush the edges with Olive to add a bit of depth. I used hot glue to add the flowers to the greenery then I hot glued to the card front.  The card is finished. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Debuting the Hollyhock Garden Collection with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning friends and welcome!  This morning Heartfelt Creations is introducing the brand new Hollyhock Garden Collection!   This week I chose to make a tag using these lovely flowers and I hope you enjoy it.  You can find all the details of my tag in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery!


The finished size of my tage is 4" X 6".  Using the Album Tags and Accents Die cut a tag from a piece of the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Place the tag into the Embossing folder and run through a die cut machine.  

Using a piece of Sheet 12B cut one of the scalloped shaped dies and then cut a smaller shaped piece using one of the 6" X 6" panels on Sheet 10A.  Glue the two pieces together and then adhere to tag using dimensional tape.

Stamp the flowers onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Memento New Sprout ink.  Color the center of the petals with New Sprout and the outer edges using Archival Magenta Hue.  I colored front and back of the flowers.  Cut out with coordinating dies.  Lay onto the shaping mold and spritz with water then run through the die cut machine.  Add a bit more shaping with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and allow to dry.  Add the Prills to the center of the flowers and allow to dry.

Stamp the Hollyhock Stems and Blooms onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Fern Green ink.  Color with Leaf Green ink and edge with a bit of Fern Green to add a bit of dimension.  Glue to the shaped medallion piece and decide on placement of flowers and glue them down using hot glue.

Stamp the sentiment with Magenta Hue and cut out using the Arrows and Banners die.  Edge with Magenta Hue ink and use dimensional tape to adhere to the front of the tag.

Add glitter to the flowers using a Hydra Sponge and Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.  Allow the glitter to dry.

Punch a hole in the top of the tag and tie the ribbon through and the tag is ready to go.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday...Poppy Gateway Fold Card...

Good morning my friends and welcome to my blog.   I'm here this morning to share another Heartfelt Creations card I have made.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!  You can find my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery and there you can see all the items used to make it.  


The finished size of the card is 5" X 7".  Using the Gateway Fold Card, cover the front with a piece of Sheet 8B of the paper Collection.  I used the Large Outline die of the Teardrop Lattice Gateway Die for this.   I cut the decorative portion of the die using white cardstock.  Glue this piece onto the card front.  I cut another of the large outline die using a piece of Sheet 3A and glued this to the back of the card front.  Now lay the smaller archway die from the set onto the card front being careful to center on the decorative die cut.  Run this through the die cut machine and it should cut an opening through all these layers.  I had to run this through about 3 times to get the die to cut cleanly.  



Using the large Gateway die, cut two pieces out of Sheet 4A of the paper collection.  Glue these two pieces to the next two pages of the Gateway Fold card.  This covers all the inside portion of the card.  

Stamp the flower petals with Poppy Archival ink onto the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Color the centers of the flowers with Leaf Green ink using the Stack and Store Daubers.  Color the rest of the petals with the Poppy ink and remember to do the back as well.  Cut out using the coordinating die. Lay onto the mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Allow to dry then glue two petals together to form the flower.  Add the Prills to the center of the flowers and allow to dry.  

Stamp the Poppy Accents and the Leafy Accents onto the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Fern Green.  Color using Leaf green and  the Stack and Store Daubers then go around the edges with Fern Green ink to add some shading to the leaves.  Cut out using coordinating dies. Lay the Leafy Accents onto the mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Allow to dry.  


Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Divine Messenger....Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations

Good morning my friends and welcome!  Another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday has rolled around and it is time to share another card I have made.  You can find my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery.  All the products used on my project are listed there.  


My card base is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  Make card base and cover with a piece of sheet 8B of the paper collection.

Stamp the background stamp onto white cardstock using Night Sky ink and emboss with silver embossing powder.  Use dimensional tape to attach to card front. Cut an oval from Sheet 8B of the paper collection and attach to card front with dimensional tape.  

Stamp the angel onto vellum using Night Sky ink and emboss with silver embossing powder.  Cut out with coordinating die.  Stamp the angel using Night Sky onto white cardstock and cut out with coordinating die.  Glue the two die cut angels together.  Glue the angel to the oval on the card front.  

This quick and easy card is finished and can be mailed using one first class stamp.


Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations....

Good morning friends and welcome.  Wednesday has rolled around once again and I get to share another Heartfelt Creations project.  You can see my project in the Gallery with a listing of all the products used.


My finished card size is 3 1/2" X 6 1/2".  Make card base and cover with a piece of Sheet 9B of the paper collection.  Using The French Gate Die cut a piece of Sheet 12B with the larger rectangle.  Use dimensional tape and adhere to card front.  Using white cardstock cut out the French Gate Die and also cut one using the Luxe Gold card stock.  Glue these two pieces together so the gold shows under the white.  Glue to card front.  

Stamp the flowers using Leaf Green and color with various colors of Archival inks.  You can use your imagination here and color these the way you love them.  I used Magenta Hue and Vibrant Fushia, Sunflower and then Ultra Marine Blue and Manganese Blue.  The greens are Leaf Green and Olive.  Use coordinating dies to cut out the florals.

Apply Crystal Lacquer to the blooms of the florals and sprinkle with glitter then set aside to dry.   

Stamp the dragonfly onto Flower Shaping Paper and also onto the Vellum using Archival Jet Black ink.  Emboss both pieces with gold embossing powder then use coordinating dies to cut out.  I colored with Forget Me Not and Cactus flower.  Glue the Vellum dragonfly and the paper dragonfly together and lift up on the vellum dragonflies wings.  Glue to the top part of the card. 

Decide on the placement for the flowers then glue down with hot glue.  The card is finished.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Happy Heartfelt Creations Birthday Celebration.....

Good morning my friends and welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Birthday Celebration.  I am featuring the Birthday Celebration Die on my card this morning and I hope youy like it!  You can find my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery with instructions and a list of all products used.  
 

My finished card size is 5" X 7".  Make card base and cut a piece of black cardstock to be 1/8" smaller and glue to card base.  Cut a piece of Sheet 8B of the paper collection 4 3/4" X 6 3/4" and glue on top of the black cardstock.  

Stamp flowers using Archival Poppy ink and color with same and a bit of Archival Leaf Green in the center.  Cut out using coordinating dies and then add a bit more Poppy ink to the edges of the petals to give it a darker look. Lay onto the mold and spritz with water. Run through the die cut machine to shape and turn out onto desk to dry. Using a Hydra Sponge add 3D Crystal Lacquer to the petals and set aside to dry.  When dry, hot glue two petals together to form the flower.  On the larger flowers add a ring of glue to the center and Power Outage Prills.  Allow to dry then add some glue and Ribbit Prills to the very center of the flowers.  Allow to dry.  I stamped the leaves with Leaf Green ink and cut out with coordinating dies.  Color with Leaf Green ink and add a bit of Olive ink to the outer edges to make the leaves a bit darker.  

Using white cardstock cut out the Diamond Fluer Die.  I only used the smaller piece of the die cut and glued it to the bottom of the card front.  Decide on placement of flowers and leaves and glue down using hot glue.  

Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using Poppy ink and die cut with the Arrows & Banners die. Edge the Banner die cut with the Poppy ink.  Slide the end under the flowers and curl it so it lays easily onto the card front.  The card is finished.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Introducing the Joyous Noel Collection from Heartfelt Creations....

Good morning my friends and thank you for stopping by as we introduce the Joyous Noel Collection from Heartfelt Creations!  This is another wonderful collection to help you create more gorgeous Christmas cards that are elegant yet so quick and easy!  I have created a Christmas pocket card graced by one of the beautiful angels and a harp.  The elegant pocket holds Christmas tags and anyone would love to receive this in their mail box during the holiday season!  You can find my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery here.  You can find all the products used there.


The finished card size is 5" X 7".  Make card base and cover with a piece of Sheet 2B of the paper collection and put aside while we do the die cutting.  

Using white cardstock and Luxe Gold Cardstock cut one each of the Noel Decorative Die then glue the gold die cut to the back of the white die cut just letting the gold show through a little bit.  Glue this to the bottom of the card front making a pocket.

Using the tag die, cut tags from Sheet 2A of the paper collection then cut the larger tag out of the Luxe Gold Cardstock.  Glue them together and stick down into the pocket.

Stamp the angel and harp onto vellum using VersaMark ink and emboss using gold embossing powder.  I also embossed the angel's halo on the Noel Decorative die to just add a bit of interest.  Cut out the harp and Angel with coordinating dies and use Archival Night Sky ink and a sponge dauber to color the gown of the angel.  I used Pink Peony to color the face and hands of the Angel and Sunflower for her hair.  I didn't color the wings.  I backed the angel and the harp with white cardstock and used dimensional tape to glue to the card front.

I went to Sheet 4A and picked out a sentiment and cut it out.  I used my scissors and just eye balled it to cut out the notch.  I used dimensional tape to adhere to card front and the card is finished.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday ... A Slimline Merry Christmas Card ...

Good morning friends and welcome to Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations.  I'm here to share another Christmas card with you and it is a slimline card.  I love this style of card and seem to make them often.  You can find my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery along with all the details of the card.  


My finished card size is 4" X 7 1/2".  Make card base and cover with a piece of Sheet 5A of the paper Collection. I edged the paper with the Chipped Sapphire ink and set aside to dry. Let's work on the elements of the card.

Die cut the Regal Lattice Gateway Die out of white cardstock and using a Hydra Sponge and the Crystal Clear Glitter add glitter and set aside to dry.  Once dry glue down on the card front.  

Stamp the various stars and the words Merry Christmas in Chipped Sapphire ink and die cut.  Decide on placement on the card front and glue down. 

Now let's work on the colored ribbon.  I used white seam binding and spritzed it with water so it would better absorb the color.  Lay down some color on your craft mat and spritz with water then drag the seam binding through it.  Scrunch into a ball and allow to dry.  Once dry tie a bow and use Scor-Tape to adhere to the card front.

The card is ready to go and should mail with one First Class stamp.




Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Ornate Seasons Greetings....

Welcome everyone to Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations!  I'm here to share another card featuring the new Holiday Star Collection.  I know it seems early to begin Christmas Cards but I always find myself facing the holiday and my cards aren't finished....so lets begin!  You can find my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery Here.



My card size is 6" X 6".  I used Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper for making the card base because it is a perfect weight for cards.  Cover base with a piece of Sheet 9A and set aside.  Using Dries Clear adhesive add Rajnis Crystal Clear Glitter to the card front and allow to dry.  

Using white cardstock cut out one of the Ornate Oval Dies and edge the die cut with Deep Purple ink.  Cut a Oval from Luxe Silver Cardstock and glue to the Ornate oval die cut.  Adhere to card front using dimensional tape to give it some lift and interest.  Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of Sheet 6A of the paper collection and use the die to cut out.  Add glitter to the sentiment and allow to dry.  Glue sentiment to the Silver Cardstock Oval and the card is finished.

This makes a flat card that can easily be mailed using one First Class Stamp.  


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations - Continuing on with the Holiday Star Collection..

Good morning friends and welcome!  Wednesday has once again rolled around and it's time to share another Heartfelt Creations card with you.  I'm continuing along with the Holiday Star Collection and you can see my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery


I love how this card turned out and think it will make a great addition to my Christmas card stash!



My card is a shaped card made using the Simple Centerpiece Die to create a Octagon Shaped card.  I used the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper to create the card base because it is a perfect weight for card making.  I covered the base with a piece of Sheet 1B of the paper collection.

Using white cardstock cut the Elegant Hearts Centerpiece Die and glue to card front.  Using the small center Octagon piece of the Elegant Hearts Centerpiece Die and cut a piece of Sheet 12B of the paper collection.  Also cut one from a piece of white cardstock and glue these two pieces together.  The white cardstock gives the piece a bit more stabalization.  I used Double Dots to adhere to the card front and give it a raised look.  

Using the Luxe Silver Cardstock stamp the star using Stazon Vibrant Violet and then sprinkle silver embossing powder over the image. Use a heat gun to emboss and then allow to cool. Use the coordinating dies to cut out. Stamp the center star onto white cardstock with Deep Purple ink and cut out with coordinating die. Using a Hydra sponge and Designer Dries Clear adhesive I put Crystal Clear glitter around the edges of the star outline. Next take the center of the die cut and use a Double Dot to adhere to the center of the smaller star.  

I cut out one of the sentiment dies using Luxe Silver Cardstock and the cut out star was just perfect for the center of this piece.  I saved the rest of the die for use later.


Thursday, July 14, 2022

Dragonfly Birthday Card.....

Good morning my friends and welcome to my blog.  I have become very lazy of late and only post on Wednesday and the first of the month but I decided today would be a good day to say hello.  July has given me many opportunities to make birthday cards...I needed 5 and so I decided I would share one with you that hasn't already been mailed.    I also want to share this withThe Sisterhood of Crafters  as their challenge is butterflies, dragonflies and bees. So my dragonfly card just fits perfectly into this challenge.  

My cardf uses all Heartfelt Creations products from the Decorative Dragonfly Collection.  I hope  you enjoy it as I have loved making it!  

If you are curious about this group of wonderful crafters and the challenges they provide just head over to this link:  The Sisterhood of Crafters  You can see what the talented design team has done for this challenge!

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Introducing the Holiday Star Collection from Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning my friends and welcome!   It's Christmas in July and Heartfelt Creations is introducing the Holiday Star Collection!  You can find my card here in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery!  


My finished card size is 6" X 6".  I made my card base using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper because it is such a nice weight and can hold anything you mount on top. Make card base and cover with a piece of paper from sheet 10A of the paper collection.  

Cut the Courtyard Elegance Die using white cardstock and using a Hydra Sponge and Dries Clear Adhesive add glitter to the die cut.  Allow to dry and then glue to the card base.  

Using Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire and stamp the star onto white cardstock.  Cut out using the center of the coordinating die and set aside.  Using Vibrant Violet Stazon Ink stamp the star onto a piece of Luxe Silver Cardstock and emboss with Silver embossing powder.  Let it cool and then cut out the star with coordinating die.  Glue the smaller star that was stamped in Chipped Sapphire onto the embossed star using a dimensional dot in the center.  This makes a star medallion for the center of the card.  I used Double Dots to adhere to the card front. 

Cut out the sign die twice, once with white cardstock and once with Luxe Silver Cardstock and glue together offsetting a bit so the silver shows through behind the white piece.  I used a stamping platform to situate the sentiment and then stamp using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. I added dimensional tape behind the sign to adhere to card front 

Now lets work on the poinsettia flowers.  I stamped the petals using embossing ink and embossed with Silver embossing powder.  I did the same for the Holly petals.  I colored the flower petals with Magenta Hue and the Holy is colored with Viridian ink.  Use coordinating dies to cut out and then 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 and then glue a Holy piece behind the flowers.  Allow to dry.  Add Prills to the centers of the flowers and allow to dry.  Decide on placement of the flowers and use hot glue to glue to card front.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning everyone and welcome.  I just love it when Wednesday rolls around and I get to share a project I made for Heartfelt Creations.  You can find my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery





My card size is 5" X 7".  Make card base using Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper and cover with a piece of Sheet 10B of the paper Collection that has been edged with Memento Blue Danube Ink.  

Using Cream Cardstock and Luxe Gold Cardstock cut out the different pieces of The Simply Classic Oval Frame. Glue the two pieces together with the gold shifted beneath the cream colored piece to allow the gold to peep through.  I used the adhesive foam strips behind this piece and attached to the card front.  Cut a smaller oval to fit in the opening of the cream and gold piece out of sheet 3A of the paper collection and glue it into place.  Now we are ready to work on the flowers.

Stamp the flower petals using Magenta Hue and Danube Blue ink onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper and stamp some calyx using Olive and some using Buttercup.  Stamp the leaves using Olive ink.  Color the centers of the flower petals using the same color they were stamped in and use Leaf Green and Vivid Chartreuse to color the leaves.  Use coordinating dies to cut everything out.  Place onto the shaping mold and run through the die cut machine and then turn out onto the desk to dry.  Shape the flower pieces and glue together using hot glue.  Glue two of the yellow calyx to form a flower and glue together.  Add Ribbit Prills to the center and set aside to dry. Using a Hydra Sponge with Dries Clear Adhesive, add glitter to the flower petals. 

Using the stamping platform stamp the Vining Sweet Pie using Olive green and Magenta Hue and cut out with coordinating die.  Color the leaves with leaf green and the flowers with Magenta Hue ink. Use the tools from the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to add some shape to the back of this piece.  I snipped this apart to use the curly pieces on the card front and then glued the rest to the card front.  Most of it is covered with the finished flowers but if you look closely it is peeping out here and there. Decide on placement of everything and hot glue down.

Stamp the sentiment onto cream cardstock using Jet Black ink and cut out using the Banner Die.  Cut off the part you dont need and then tuck the rest behind some of the florals and hot glue down.  The card is finished.




Friday, July 1, 2022

Four Seasons Summer Challenge - July - Anything goes...

Good morning friends and welcome to The Four Seasons Challenge for July, 2022.  As always anything goes and this is the second challenge for Summer!  So gather your supplies think Red, White, and Blue, Fourth of July, Watering Cans and pretty flowers!   You can post your project here:  The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.  The challenge runs from 12:00 AM (EST) on July 1 until 12:00 AM (est) on July 25.  The winner will be announced on July 28.

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


I picked up on the watering can and decided to use one on my card!  



I used lots of glitter on the flowers and on the drops of water coming out of the can but my camera just didn't pick it up!  I used shades of blue, lilac and purples and I just love how it turned out!  The paper is from the Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac Collection.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations....

Good morning everyone and welcome!  I'm here to share a slimline card I made using Heartfelt Creations Wild Aster flowers.  You can see my card and all supplies used to make it in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery.


My finished card size is 4" X 7 1/2". I used Deluxe Flower Shaping paper to make the base.  It is the perfect weight to use for cards. Cover with a piece of Sheet 3A of the paper collection.  Using Luxe Gold Cardstock cut the Rounded Window Frame Die and cut it half.  Glue one half on the left side of the card and the other half on the bottom of the card.  

Stamp the flower petals using New Sprout ink and color the centers using Pink Peony and cut out using the coordinating dies.  Shape the petals using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and glue three petals together to make the flower base.  Glue a pearl in each petal and set aside to dry.  Stamp the leaves with Leaf Green ink and color with same the add some Olive ink to add more dimension.  Cut out using coordinating dies and I just used my fingers to shape the leaves a bit.  Decide on placement on the card and glue down flowers and leaves.

Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock using Jet Black ink and use Banner die to cut out.  I cut a piece of gold cardstock just a little bit larger than the sentiment piece and then just eye balled where to cut out the peak and hand cut that with just a pair of scissors.  Glue the gold piece and the white sentiment piece together.  Tuck the end under the gold Rounded Window die cut and glue down allowing a bit to hang over the edge of the card.  

The card is finished.  

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations....

Good morning my friends!  I'm here this morning to share another card using the Heartfelt Creations Mushroom Cottage collection.  

You can find my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery and all the products used and instructions are listed there as well.


My finished card size is 5 1/2" X 5 1/2".  Make card base and cover with one of the card fronts from sheet 1A of the paper Collection.  

Stamp the Fairy with Jet Back ink and color using the Zig watercolor markers and the water brush.  Die cut with coordinating dies and at this point I cut off the wings.  Stamp the Fairy onto vellum cardstock twice using Cactus Flower ink and emboss using the Bridal Tinsel embossing powder.  Die cut the Fairy using coordinating dies and then cut the wings to use on the watercolored Fairy.  Glue the vellum wings onto the Fairy and allow to dry.  Stamp the fence using Toffee Crunch and then color with same and a Stack and Store Dauber.  Cut out with coordinating die and set aside.  Stamp the vine using Jet Black ink and color with Leaf Green and Magenta Hue.  Cut out with coordinating die and set aside.  Stamp the little frog with Leaf Green and color using same and use the Dove Blender pen and Lady Bug ink for the tongue.  Cut out using coordinating die and set aside.  Stamp the little butterfly with Cactus Flower ink onto vellum and then heat emboss with Bridal Tinsel embossing powder.  Use coordinating die to cut out and I used some Leaf Green ink to color.

Decide on placement of the elements and glue them down.  Add some glitter here and there to make it all sparkle and the card is finished.


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning my friends and welcome!  Today I'm here to share another card with you using the Mushroom Cottage Collection.  These little guys are perfect for a mini slimline card and you can see my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery.


My finished card size is 3 1/4" X 6 1/4" which is the min slimline card size.  Make card base using the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper.  It is the perfect weight for card bases.  Cover with a piece of 10B of the paper collection and set aside while we work on the elements.

Stamp the Mushroom Cottages using Toffee Crunch ink onto watercolor paper and then use the zig markers and the waterbrush to color them.  I lay down color onto a acrylic stamping block and use the waterbrush to pick up and color on the watercolor paper. These watercolor pens come in so many colors and you can pick which colors you like the best. Stamp the leaves and little snails using Toffee Crunch and color the leaves with Leaf Green and the little snails are colored with the Zig markers.then Cut out everything with coordinating dies and decide on placement along the bottom edge of the card.  Glue everything down.  

Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using Vibrant Fushia and use one of the arrow dies to cut out.  I edge the arrow with Vibrant Fushia and cut off the pointed end.  Push behind one of the leaves and glue down.  The card is complete. This makes a quick and easy card and it is perfect for mailing with one stamp.  


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Introducing the Mushroom Cottage Collection from Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning my friends and welcome!  We are introducing this wonderful collection with lots of great stamps and dies for all your card making needs.  My card this morning is a shaped card and I hope you enjoy it!  You can see it in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery for more details and all the supplies used.


My card us a shaped card.  Make card base using Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Stamp the large mushroom onto white cardstock using Toffee Crunch and color using Lady Bug and Poppy ink for the top and Desert Sand and Toffee Crunch to color the bottom. Cut out with coordinating die. 
 
Stamp the windows, doors and the the snails using Toffee Crunch ink and cut out with coordinating dies.  The shutters are colored with Danube Blue and the light shining through the windows and doors is colored with Dandelion ink.  The frog and leaves are stamped with Leaf Green and colored with same then cut out using coordinating dies.  I used the Dove blender pen to color the frog's tongue. The snails are colored with a bit of Desert Sand and Poppy ink.  Layer the windows, door, snails and frog onto the front of the mushroom and glue down.  Add glitter to the ivy petals and glue down.  The shaped card is finished.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning friends and welcome to June!  I'm here to share a card I made using the Wild Poppy Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  I love these flowers and you are going to be seeing these featured on my cards a lot! You can find my card shown here in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery 




My finished card is 5" X 7".  Using white cardstock make card base and cover with a piece of sheet 8B of the paper collection.  Set aside while we work on the die cutting.  

Using the large shadow die cut a piece of white cardstock and then using Luxe Gold cardstock cut the large border die.  Glue these two together and glue to card front.  Cut the next die size down using white cardstock and edge with the Poppy  ink.  Use Double D Dots to adhere to card front.  Use the remaining dies in the set and cut 2 of each out of white cardstock and 1 out of gold.  Glue together and layer the gold cardstock off setting just a bit behind the white pieces.  Glue these to the card front.  Stamp the sentiment on the center cut out of white cardstock using Jet Black Ink and use dimensional tape to adhere to the card.

Stamp the Poppy flowers and leaves onto the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Poppy ink and color using Poppy, Tiger Lily and Carnation Red.  The leaves are stamped with Jet Black and cut off the main image to use with these blossoms.  I colored the leaves with Leaf Green Ink.  Use coordinating dies to cut out the flowers and leaves and lay the flowers onto the shaping Mold.  Spritz with water and run through the die cut machine and turn out onto the desk to dry.  Glue two flower petals together and on the larger flower I used one of the small florals to shape and glue down for the center.  On the smaller flowers I did Prills and then all flowers got a ring of Power Outage Prills.  Allow everything to dry and then I used a brush and Glossy Accents and coated the petals and sprinkled with glitter then allowed them to dry.  I did a bit of hand shaping on the leaves and then decided on placement of flowers and leaves and glued everything down.  The card is finished.



The Four Seasons Challenge - Summer- Anything Goes...

Good morning friends and welcome to The Four Seasons Challenge for June, 2022.  As always anything goes and this is the first challenge for Summer!  So gather your supplies think Picnics, Bicycle Rides and Gorgeous Flowers.  You can post your project here:  The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.  The challenge runs from 12:00 AM (EST) on June 1 until 12:00 AM (est) on June 25.  The winner will be announced on June 28.

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


Today I decided to share a card made using the Clematis flower along with a sweet birdhouse and a couple of bluebirds!  I decided to make this a Birthday card as I am always looking to add more to my stash.  


My finished card is 6" X 6". The stamps, dies and papers used are from the Clematis collection from Heartfelt Creations.  

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Introducing the New 2022 Heartfelt Creations Design Team...

Good morning my friends.  I am so very proud to announce the new 2022 Design Team for Heartfelt Creations.  Thank you for believing in me and voting for me so I can be a part of this elite group of designers from around the world!

Congratulations to:  Angelica Turner, Anita KerjiwalCarole WrightCheryl MorganDarla RantsEwelina Panka, Glenda BrooksInes PeksinskaJanet SaievaJeny JohnsonMaida KamranMelanie SmithMonika JakubowskaNida TanweerNupur PriyaOlga Jewell, Patricia ManhireRajni ChawlaRobin ClendenningShalini PahwaTracey FehrTracy McLennonUma DidwaniaVeronique Levasseur


Again welcome everyone and I can't wait for our journey together to begin!


Sunday, May 1, 2022

The Four Seasons Challenge - Spring - Anyhing goes...

Good morning friends and welcome to The Four Seasons Challenge for May, 2022.  As always anything goes and this is the third challenge for Spring!  So gather your supplies think May Day, Birds Nests, Mother's Day and Gorgeous Flowers.  You can post your project here:  The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.  The challenge runs from 12:00 AM (EST) on May 1 until 12:00 AM (est) on May 25.  The winner will be announced on May 28.

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


As for me, I begin to think of butterflies about this time each year so my card is sporting a massive butterfly on the front with many pretty flowers as well!


Come join us for this wonderful Spring Anything Goes Challenge.  You can see what the design team has created by visiting the Four Seasons Challenge Blog. Come join us and play along.  I would love to see what you create!

Supplies used:  Various stamps and dies and paper from the Heartfelt Creations Floral Butterfly collection.  Luxe Silver Cardstock from Heartfelt Creations, White Cardstock, Sweet Magnolia Blooms stamps and dies for making flowers.  


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Introducing the French Gate and Courtyard Dies from Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning my friends.  I am here to help welcome the new French Gate and Courtyard dies from Heartfelt Creations.  I decided to use the Courtyard die on my card this morning.  It makes a 6" X 6" card if you use it and don't cut it apart.  You can see my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery here.

My finished card size is 6 X 6.  I made the card base out of the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper because it is just the perfect weight for card making.  Cover the card front with one of the 6 X 6 card fronts from Sheet 10A.  

Using white card stock cut out the French Courtyard Die.  Glue the largest portion of the die cut to the card front.  Use the circle dies to cut the backgrounds for the center portion of the card.  I used more of the card fronts from Sheet 10A of the paper collection.  Glue the white die cuts to the colored circles and on the one that says Happy Birthday I adhered it to the card front using dimensional tape.  The center die cut was glued to a green piece of Sheet 10A and I just glued it to the center opening and it is recessed a bit.  This is giving just a slight bit of interest in the card front.

Stamp the dragonfly onto Vellum with Teal Zeal ink and emboss with clear embossing powder.  Allow to cool. Color the center of the dragonfly with Bamboo Leaves.  Use coordinating die to cut out and glue to the card front pulling up the wings to make her look like she is in flight.

Stamp the flower petals onto Deluxe Flower Shaping paper using Lilac poses and then color the petals with same.  Cut out using coordinating dies.  Stamp the leaves using Bamboo Leaves and color with same.  Use coordinating dies to cut out.  Lay the flower petals onto the shaping mold, spritz with water and run through die cut machine.  Spritz the leaves with water and finger shape the ends until you are happy with the look.  Allow to dry.  Glue flower petals together and add Lemon Chiffon Prills to the centers.  Allow to dry.  Using a Hydra Sponge add glue to the edges of the flowers and leaves and sprinkle Crystal Clear glitter over them.  Allow to dry.  

Once everythinbg is dry, decide on placement of flowers and leaves; I cut the leaves apart and glue everythingf down.  The card is finished.

You can check out what the other design team members created by visiting Heartfelt Creations.  Have a great rest of the week!

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning friends and welcome.  I'm here to share another card with you featuring the Decorative Dragonfly Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  You can find my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery here.  


My finished card is 5" X 7".  Make card base out of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  The weight of this is perfect for making cards.  Cover the card base with a piece of Sheet 5A of the paper collection.  

Cut two of the Regal Lattice Gateway Die; one out of white cardstock and one out of the Luxe Gold cardstock.  Offset the two with the gold beneath the white and glue together.  Glue to the card front.

Stamp the flowers using Jet Black Archival ink and emboss using clear embossing powder onto Canson watercolor paper. Use the water pen and the Zig markers to color the flowers then cut out using coordinating dies.  Allow to dry and then add glitter.  Glue to the bottom of the card front and allow to dry.

Stamp the dragonfly twice using black ink and emboss with Midnight Teal embossing powder.  Color with Magenta Hue and Danube Blue ink.  Cut out using coordinating die and glue the two dragonflies together pulling up on the wings of the top dragonfly to make it look like it is in flight.  Decide on placement and glue to the top of the card.

For more inspiration be sure and visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see what all the other designers have made!


Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Introducing the Heartfelt Creations Decorative Dragonfly Collection...

Good morning everyone!  I'm here this morning to help introduce the brand new Decorative Dragonfly Collection from Heartfelt Creations!  This is such a wonderful collection and I just know you are going to love it!  You can see my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery Just follow the  link!  




My finished card is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" using a fun fold and a belly band.  Make card base and score the card front in half and burnish.  Cut two pieces of the paper 2" X 5 3/8" and cover the front of the card.  I used Sheet 11B which has card fronts on it.  Cover the inside with a piece of Sheet 10A cut to 4 1/8" X 5 3/8".  The belly band is made using a 1" strip of Sheet 12B.

Cut a piece of white cardstock and layer onto the inside of the card.  I stamped the sentiment on this piece using Jet Black ink. 

I stamped the flower onto Canson watercolor paper using Jet Black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used the Zig markers and a water brush to color the flower and then used coordinating die to cut it out.  I added glitter and set this aside to dry.  

I stamped the larger dragonfly twice using Olive ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Color with various ink colors, I used Leaf Green, Cornflower Blue, Magenta Hue and glued the two together curling the wings a bit to make it look like it is in flight. Edge the 1" piece of the paper collection with Cornflower Blue and shape into the belly band and use Scor-Tape to adhere together in the back.  Glue the dragonfly to the bellyband and set aside to dry.




Stamp the small dragonfly with Memento Danube Blue ink and emboss with clear embossing powder.  Color using Danube Blue and Leaf Green inks then cut out using coordinating die.  

Decide on placement for the flower and the small dragonfly and glue down.  Slide the belly band down over the card and it is ready to go.


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning everyone and welcome!  I'm here to share another card I have made using Heartfelt Creations.  You can see my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery here.  I love how these vellum flowers and leaves turned out.  


My finished card is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  Make card base and cover with a piece of The Moments in Time Paper Collection.  I used Sheet 8B for this.  Next cut a piece of Sheet 2B of the paper collection and layer with dimensional tape onto the card front. I also added some Magenta Hue ink to the edges of this layer.  The top layer is Sheet 12B and I also used dimensional tape to adhere to the card front.

Using white cardstock, cut the Simply Elegant Centerpiece die and then cut it apart to fit onto the card front.  Glue it down.  

Stamp the flowers onto vellum using Versa Mark ink and emboss with white embossing powder.  Cut out with coordinating dies.  Using the Stack & Store Daubers and Magenta Hue ink, color the flowers. I used one of the Golf tools to shape the petals and then hot glued two petals to form the flower. Put a mound of hot glue in the center of the flowers and add the Prills to form the center.  Stamp the leaves with Versa Mark ink and emboss with white embossing powder.  Use coordinating dies to cut out and color with Olive ink.

Decide on placement of the flowers and leaves and using hot glue adhere to card front.  The card is finished.  


Friday, April 1, 2022

The Four Seasons Challenge - Spring Anything Goes!

Good morning friends and welcome to The Four Seasons Challenge for April, 2022.  As always anything goes and this is the second challenge for Spring!  So gather your supplies think Tulips, Bunny Rabbits, Easter and Spring Showers.  You can post your project here:  The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.  The challenge runs from 12:00 AM (EST) on April 1 until 12:00 AM (est) on April 25.  The winner will be announced on April 28.

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


The umbrellas were what inspired me from this board and I remembered I had this die and I used it to cut out an umbrella from the Lush Lilac Paper Collection.  My card is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" and features The Lush Lilac Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  I made Lilac blooms and used the green Prills for the centers and then glued them here and there on the card front.  Tie a bow using white ribbon and to finish everything off use some glitter.  I love glitter and even my little Yorkie girls wear glitter on their little faces.



My grandmother had a huge Lilac Bush and it was the only flower in her garden we were allowed to pick.  When it bloomed in the Spring the blooms were abundant and the scent could be smelled all over her garden.  Our home had a bouquet in every room and it was heavenly! So you can imagine the memories this flower brings forth for me!

Come join us for this wonderful Spring Anything Goes Challenge.  You can see what the design team has created by visiting the Four Seasons Challenge Blog. Come join us and play along.  I would love to see what you create!

Supplies:  Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac Collection, HCD1-7201 Tickets and Tags Die, Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter, Lettuce Entertain You Prills for the flower centers, White Ribbon, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive