Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Berry Special


For my Heartfelt Creations project today, I have used the fun Berry Cafe Collection.  Begin with a 6" square yellow card base.  Add a DP panel as shown.  Find the fence panel and trim out the center section; back with yellow card stock and add to the card front.  Using Memento Tuxedo black ink, stamp the berry cluster and honey bee onto Cryogen Metallic card stock and cut with the coordinating dies.  Color with Copics and mount the flower and bee as shown.  Using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit, add some dimension to the berries and leaves and then adhere to the card front with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Die cut the Berry Special ticket with the coordinating ticket die, back with yellow card stock and add to the card.  

Heartfelt Creations Products used:
HCD1-793 Berry Blossoms Die
Other products used:  Yellow card stock, Curious Metallic Card Stock, ATG, Copic Markers:  B000, C5, C6, R35, R37, R39, Y06, Y08, Y17, YG21, YG23
Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration with the design team.  Have a fabulous crafting day!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Relax, It's your Day


Today I have a cute card from the new Heartfelt Creations Monkeying Around collection.  Begin with a 6" x 6" pink card base.  Add the DP panel with the relaxing monkey on it.  Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Cryogen Metallic card stock, stamp the relaxing monkey, some palm fronds and the flower garland.  Cut out with the coordinating dies and then color with Copics.  Adhere the monkey on top of the printed one on the DP with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.  Trim the flowers from the garlands, add some dimension with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Adhere the palm fronds and flowers to the card front as shown in the photo.  Stamp the sentiment, back with pink card stock and mount to the card front.  Add gold glitter glue to the flower centers. 

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
Other products used:  Pink Card Stock, Curious Metallic Card Stock, ATG, Copic Markers:  E21, E33, E35, G24, E71, E74,  RV11, Gold Glitter Glue
Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration with the design team.  Have a fabulous crafting day!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Monkeying Around


Today is new release day for Heartfelt Creations and the design team is showcasing the Monkeying Around collection.  I have made an adorable shadowbox from the 6" x 6" Foldout Cards set.  First I added a background DP to the shadowbox, then using the front opening as a template, I traced around it and hand trimmed a front panel.  I stamped each element from the collection onto Cryogen Metallic paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  After coloring them with Copic markers I began to build my scene.  There are 3 fins in the bottom of the shadow box to which you can adhere your images.  I added a lot of palm fronds as well as the top of one of the coconut trees for ground cover.  Then it was just a matter of adding all the monkeys.  The stamped image in the front right does not have a matching die but it is quite simple to hand trim.  I added some flowers on the upper right, embossing with my stylus tool for some shape.  


Be sure to add a DP panel to the back to finish the project.


Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCDP1-276  Monkeying Around Paper Collection
HCD1-7132  Palm Tree & Monkeys Die
HCD1-7133  Monkeying Around Die
HCD1-7134  Monkey Antics Die
HCPC-3777  Palm Tree & Monkeys Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3778  Monkeying Around Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3779  Monkey Antics Cling Stamp Set.
HCPC-3780  Relaxin' Monkeys Cling Stamp Set 
HCCP1-445-1 6" x 6" Foldout Cards-Black 
 
Other products used:  Curious Metallic Card Stock, ATG, Copic Markers:  E21, E33, E35, E43, E44, E47, G40, G24, G43, E71, E74,  R21, Y15, Y17, Gold Glitter Glue

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration with the design team.  Have a fabulous crafting day!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Wine Bottle Gift Tag


For my Heartfelt Creations project today, I have used the Italiana Riviera  collection to create a cute wine bottle gift tag.  Begin with a 4" x 10.5" plum card stock base, scoring at 4 1/4" from the top.  Add a piece of DP to the top section, then cut a hole for the bottle neck.  Using a deeper purple panel 6" x 5/5", die cut the grape vine along the 5.5" side then trim down to 5" wide and adhere to the lower plum panel.  Trim the edge of a DP panel in the same fashion and add to the deep purple panel.


Using the Tag die, cut out the green grapes tag, back with deep purple card stock and add a ribbon.  Trim the wine bottle and grape panel out with the coordinating die from the Cut Mat Create 1A die set and adhere to the DP panel.  Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Curious Cryogen Metallic paper, stamp a large grape cluster and a small one and cut out with the coordinating dies.  Color with Copic markers.  Using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit,  add some dimension to the grapes and the leaves before adhering with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to the tags as shown in the photo.  Lastly trim out the sentiment panel, back with deep purple card stock and adhere as shown.

Heartfelt Creations Products used:
 
Other Products Used:  Plum Card Stock, Purple Card Stock, Curious Cryogen Metallic card stock, ATG, Copics: G21, G85, V15, V17

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration with the design team.  Have a fabulous crafting day!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Dogwood and Dove


Back again with another project using the newly released Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood Collection.   Begin with a 6" x 6" rose card base adding the DP panel trimmed down to 5 3/4" square.  Using Memento Tuxedo black ink and Cryogen metallic card stock, stamp an assortment of Flowering Dogwood petals and leaves, then die cut with the coordinating dies.  Also stamp the Dogwood Branches and Dove and die cut them out as well.  Color with Copic markers.  Center the Dogwood frame on the card adding the Dove in the lower left corner.  Using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit, shape the flower petals and leaves, adding to the card base with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.  Trim out the Easter Blessings, back with rose card stock and adhere to card.

Other Products Used:  Rose Card Stock, Curious Cryogen Metallic card stock, ATG, Copics:  RV11, RV13, R14, YG01, YG03, E23, C0, C1, YR68

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration with the design team.  Have a fabulous crafting day!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Easter Thinking of You



Back again with another project using the newly released Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood Collection.  Begin with a 4 1/8" x 9 1/2" black card stock base, add DP panel as a shown in the picture.  Trim out the Church panel, back with 2 layers of chipboard and mount to the card front.  


Using Memento Tuxedo black ink and Cryogen metallic card stock, stamp an assortment of Flowering Dogwood petals and leaves, then die cut with the coordinating dies.  Add some color with Copic markers then shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.  Adhere to the card fronts as shown in the sample with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.  Die cut the Thinking of You ticket and add to your card.

Other Products Used:  Black Card Stock, Curious Cryogen Metallic card stock, Chipboard, ATG, Copics:  RV11, RV13, R14, YG01, YG03
Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration with the design team.  Have a fabulous crafting day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood Collection



Another new release from Heartfelt Creations and it is gorgeous.....Flowering Dogwood Collection.  I have chosen to make a mono-chromatic card.  Begin with a 6" x 6" green card stock base, add a DP panel as a background.  Trim out the Dogwood branch circle panel, back with 2 layers of chipboard and mount to the card front.  Using Memento Tuxedo black ink and Cryogen metallic card stock, stamp an assortment of Flowering Dogwood petals and leaves, then die cut with the coordinating dies.  Add some color with Copic markers then shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.  Adhere to the card front as shown in the sample with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.


Other Products Used:  Green Card Stock, Curious Cryogen Metallic card stock, Chipboard, ATG, Copics:  YG01, YG03

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration with the design team.  Have a fabulous crafting day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Woodland Cottage Gift Tag

 

Back again with another project using the newly released Heartfelt Creations Wildwood Cottage collection.  Using the Cottage die create a house shaped tag base by sliding the folded edge edge of a Curious Cryogen Metallic Card Stock A2 Card (4.25" x 5.5") just inside the left edge of the die.  Cut a front for the house using DP from the paper collection.  Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Cryogen card stock, stamp the door, windows and sign and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Color with Copic markers.  Using your embossing stylus, score along the edge of the shutters and bend them up.  Add yellow card stock behind the windows and doors to look like lamplight.  Adhere to the card front with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.  Die cut the roof edge from Cryogen card stock, color with Copics to match and add to the tag front.


Die cut another piece of DP for the inside of the card.  Add a sentiment panel and a panel for signature as shown in the picture.  Adhere the Home Sweet Home sign at the top.  Punch a hole through both sides of the tag and add a decorative ribbon. 

Heartfelt Creations Product used:
 
Other Products used:  Curious Cryogen Metallic Card Stock,  Copic Markers: E71, G40, YG03, YR21, YR24, Green Ribbon

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration with the design team.  Have a fabulous crafting day!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving


I took a class at Stitch in Time in Howell, Mi in November to learn to weave on a Schacht Cricket Rigid Heddle Loom, the 15 inch version.  I liked it so much that I purchased the loom and have been thoroughly enjoying myself.  

 This was my class project, a lovely lightweight scarf.

My next successful project was weaving two kitchen towels with Peaches and Cream cotton yarn from Walmart.  The warp is mostly variegated with a few warps of solid color to created the stripes.  The weft is entirely the variegated yarn.  I used the entire 15 inch span of my loom with a #8 Dent Heddle.  Length is about 23 inches.

Next, I wanted to try a Houndstooth pattern.  So I made this scarf, 72 inches by 8 inches.  I used Caron Simply Soft Acrylic Yarn, Charcoal Heather and Grey Heather and a Houndstooth 2x2 pattern, again with a #8 Dent.

My latest project was to learn to warp float.  I watched Kelly Casanova's YouTube videos to learn how to use a pick up stick and then what pattern to follow to create the warp floats (the longer vertical stitches on the scarf)  I used Caron Simply Soft Acrylic yarn, Crayon Variegated for warp, Black for weft with #8 Dent.

Now I want to learn to do a weft float.  I am having so much fun and wish I had a bigger loom to create some throw rugs for my kitchen.  Come on tax return!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Wildwood Fairy


Back again with another project using the newly released Heartfelt Creations Wildwood Cottage collection.  Begin with a 6" x 6" burgundy card stock base.  Add a DP panel 5 3/4" square.  Find the panel with the flowers and butterflies and die cut it out using the matching die from the Cut Mat Create 1A set.  Mount this to a piece of burgundy card stock.  Create a contrasting border piece with more DP and burgundy card stock.  Assemble card as shown in photo.  Stamp the Darling Fairy with Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto Cryogen card stock and die cut with the matching die. Color with Copic markers.  Add to the card front with dimensional foam.  Stamp an assortment of Wildwood Flowers as well as some leaves, die cut with the matching dies and color with Copics.  Shape the petals and leaves with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Adhere to the card as shown and add Diamond Stickles to the flower centers.

Heartfelt Creations Product used:

Other Products Used:  Burgundy Card Stock, Curious Cryogen Metallic Card Stock, Copic Markers; B0000, B00, B12, BV00, C2, E01, E02, E21, E23, G21, R20, RV32, YG63, YR65, White Gelly Roll pen, ATG, Diamond Stickles, Dimensional Foam

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration with the design team.  Have a fabulous crafting day!