Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Happy Father's Day


I wanted to use the new Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea collection to make a Father's Day card.  Beginning with a 6" x 6" black card stock base, die cut a fancy border along the bottom with one of the Regal Borders and Pockets dies.  Using one of the 6" x 6" panels from the Under the Sea Paper collection, die cut the upper matching border along the bottom edge then trim to 5 3/4" wide by 4 1/2" high and mount onto your card stock base.  Using Memento Tuxedo black ink and Cryogen metallic paper; stamp the coral from the Under the Sea Coral stamp set and die cut with the matching die from the Under the Sea Coral die set; stamp the shell and porthole from the Coral Reef Collage stamp set and die cut with the matching dies from the Coral Reef Collage die set.  Die cut the little fish from the center of the port hole die cut.  Copic markers used:  Conch shell - E11, E13, E51; Porthole - C2, C4, E13, G02; Fish - YR16, YR18, R29, BG72; Coral - R43.  Find the port hole on the patterned paper in the paper collection and trim out the center area.  Glue the colored fish over the one on the paper.  Die cut 5 additional port holes from black card stock, gluing them on top of each other to form sides for a shaker. Add a piece of acetate behind the colored port hole, then glue down to the stacked port holes.  Add some Blue Micro Glass beads; attach the back panel and then attach to card base.  Add two stacked dimensional foam pieces behind the center top of the conch shell, then pull the sides down and glue to your card base.  Add the coral behind the conch shell.  Stamp Happy Father's Day from the Heartfelt Wishes stamp set onto Cryogen metallic paper; matting it with black card stock and adhering to the card base with dimensional foam.  Add Crystal Ice Stickles to the shell and coral for some bling.

  
 For the inside of the card, using the bottom die of the previously used Regal Border; die cut the decorative edge onto the 5 3/4" square patterned "There is only one like you" paper.  Adhere to the card base.  Using another border from the Regal Borders and Pockets die set, create a decorative border using the left over paper from the card front.  Using Memento Tuxedo black ink and Cryogen metallic paper, stamp the seahorse from the Under the Sea Stamp set, cutting it out with the die from the matching Under the Sea die set.  Copics used:  B63, B66, BG32, BG34, R43, YR21, BG72  Add a sentiment panel matted with black card stock; mounting the seahorse just to the right.


    
When the card is closed, you can see the decorative paper from the inside of the card through the gorgeous scroll work.  

Heartfelt Creations products used:

Other Products used: Copic Markers - B63, B66, BG32, BG34, BG72, E11, E13, E51, G02, R29, R43, YR16, YR18, YR21, Black Card Stock,  Cryogen Metallic paper, Crystal Ice Stickles, Foam Dots, Blue Micro Glass Beads 

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Mini Book


Today I want to share with you my Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Mini Album.  I just love how easily this came together.  Using black card stock create a 6 1/4"  x 6 1/4" album, using the stacked hinge binding method.  Create 4 pages, 6" x 11 3/4" scoring at 6" and folding them inwards.  Add a piece of black card stock 6" x 6" on the left panel of each page to create a center pocket for adding tags and storing photos.  Decorate each page with panels from the Under the Sea Paper Collection.


Here is a short video showing you all the details, scroll down my blog for more details on products used.

 Cover
Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the flowers (4 times), leaves (3 times) and shells once from the Tropical Hibiscus Stamp set onto Cryogen metallic paper.  Die cut them out with the coordinating Tropical Hibiscus die set.  Add color to the flowers with Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries Distress Ink.  Using the Deluxe Flower Shapin Kit, shape the flowers.  Trim off one of the stamens and then stack 2 of the medium and 2 of the small flowers.  Save the large flowers for another project.  Add yellow glitter to the stamens and flower centers.  Add color to the leaves with Evergreen Bough Distress ink, shape and then add them and the flowers to the front of the book.  Using Copic markers: R32, E11, E04 add color to the sea shells them mount them with dimensional foam on a scene for under the bubble globe.  Add seed beads as sand inside the globe.

Page 1
The panel on the right page opens up for adding a photo; the sea shell which was fussy cut from the paper collection is used as a closure.  The left panel has journaling space on the front and space for a photo on the back.  I created a bit of dimension on the center panel by cutting out the center square, adding chipboard to the back as well as black card stock and then mounting it back on the panel. 
I added a little sentiment tag to the center panel.  You can see the tab above the center panel that pulls out an additional journaling tag with space for a photo.  I used a gray Copic Multiliner to add all the journaling lines.

Page 1 flap
This is the back side of the right page from the photo above.  If I opened each page up all the way it would be 4 panels wide and you would not see all the detail.  On this page I used a border from the Border Essentials Die set to create a belly band to hold my journaling/photo tag.  I added a small shell die cut to make sure the panel does not slip out.

 Page 2
The panel on the right also opens to add a photo with plenty of journaling space on the front.  I fussy cut the beautiful fish from the paper collection for my center panel but you can purchase the Under the Sea Stamp set and coordinating Under the Sea Die set to create your own beautiful fish.  I only had the Creative Essentials kit (paper and Tropical Hibiscus stamp and die set) at the time I made this album.  The left panel flips open for a photo and has a tag tucked in behind for journaling and a smaller photo.

Page 2 flap
For this page, I die cut two corners from the Ornate Borders and Pockets die set to create pockets for my journaling/photo tag.  I added a sentiment panel as well.

Page 3
Using the smallest corner from the Fleur Borders and Pockets die set and black card stock, I created a small pocket to tuck in another journaling/photo tag.  I fussy cut the jelly fish for my center panel (but this is also one of the dies and stamps in the Under the Sea set)  I added lots of Crystal Ice Stickles to the jelly fish for some bling.  Across the top of this page I added a border from the Border Essentials Die set.  The left panel is another journaling flip page with room for a photo, again using a sea shell as a closure.  I added Glossy Accents to the port hole so it looks like glass.

Page 3 flap
Here is another journaling/photo tag that opens to the left.  I used one of the small elements from the paper pad to create the closure.  

Page 4
Using another piece of border, I created a pocket for photo storage, adding a journaling/photo tag.  I fussy cut the fish but again you can do the same with the Under the Sea die/stamp set.  I created a bit of dimension on the center panel by cutting out the center square, adding chipboard to the back as well as black card stock and then mounting it back on the panel.  On the left we have another flip page, this time using a small square embellishment from the paper pack as a closure.

Page 4 flap
Here is another journaling/photo tag that opens to the left.  Again, I used one of the small elements from the paper pad to create the closure.
Inside back cover
More pockets for journaling/photo tags and additional photos.  On the right panel, I used a die from the Fleur Borders and Pockets set to create the corner pocket; adding a die cut from the Ornate Borders and Pockets to hold the tag in on the top.  

Back
A wonderful scene for the back of my album.  

Spine
For my ribbon embellishment, I added an acrylic fragment backed with a small under water scene, a bottle with seed beads and some great sea shell beads.


Heartfelt Creations Product used:

Other Products used: Black Card stock, Cryogen metallic card stock, Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough, Copic markers - R32, E11, E04, Gray Copic Multiliner, Glossy Accents, Crystal Ice Stickles, ribbons, beads, jewelry findings, Piccolo Bubble Globe, acrylic fragment, ATG tape

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea


Heartfelt Creations May release is called Under the Sea.  What a fun collection filled with beautiful flowers and fun sea creatures.  My card today is an example of what you can create with just the Creative Essentials kit.  Beginning with a 6x6 coral card stock base, I added the Hibiscus panel 6" x 6" panel, trimming it down to 5 3/4" square.  From the next panel which has the underwater scene, I cut out the square section and then trimmed out the circle center section.  I backed each of these with card stock and then popped up the circle with dimensional foam.  I added a bit of Crystal Ultra Fine Transparent Glitter to the seaweed.


Using text weight Cryogen metallic paper, I stamped the Tropical Hibiscus and the Leaves twice with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Using the coordinating Tropical Hibiscus die set, I cut them out.  I added color using Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries Distress Ink for the flowers.  I used G24 and G28 Copic markers for the leaves.  Using my stylus tool from my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, I shaped the petals and stacked two same size petals to create each flower.  I used the 3 smallest blossoms from the stamp set.  I trimmed the stamen off the lower petals.  I added yellow glitter to the stamens and flower centers.  Then added micro fine transparent glitter around the edges of the flowers and leaves.  I matted the "You Inspire me" panel from the paper pack and added that to finish the front of the card.


To complete the inside of the card, I added another 6x6 panel and layering one of the smaller panels from the paper pad for a sentiment.  I fussy cut one of the fish from the paper; popping him up with dimensional foam.

Products used:
Under the Sea Paper Collection HCDP1-266
Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp set HCPC-3736
Tropical Hibiscus Die set HCD1-796
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Crystal Ultra Fine Transparent Glitter 

Other Products used: Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries), Copic Markers - G24, G28, Coral Card Stock,  Text weight Cryogen Metallic paper, Yellow Glitter, Foam Dots, Detail Scissors

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration using the new Under the Sea Collection.  Have a fabulous crafting day!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Only One Like You


Today I am using the Heartfelt Creations Berry Cafe Collection for a card for that special friend in your life.  Begin with a 6"x6" yellow card stock base.  From the Berry Cafe Paper Collection, find the red and black checked panel, trim it to 5 13/16" square and mount it onto the card base.  Remove the panel with the scene in the above photo from the paper collection.  Stamp "There's only one like You" from the Classic Message Cling Stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then carefully trim out the two inner squares, back with yellow card stock, and then mount them with dimensional foam onto the card base.


From the Sweet as Honey Cling Stamp set and matching Sweet as Honey Die set, stamp and die cut the beehive and the fence using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Stamp Berry Blossoms and Blooming Berries and die cut with their matching Berry Blossoms Dies.  Copic markers used:  Beehive and Fence - E51, E53; Ground - E30; Berries - R35, R37, R39; Leaves - YG21, YG-23; Flowers - B000, Y17.  Using dimensional foam, mount the Beehive die cut over the beehive on the center panel.  Using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, shape the berries, leaves and flowers and adhere them to the card with  dimensional foam and Art Institute Dries Clear Glue


For the inside of the card, add another 6"x6" panel, trimmed down to 5 13/16".  Adhere the fence to the lower right and add a sentiment panel, stamping "So Glad you're my friend" from the Classic Message Cling Stamp set.   My last step was to add Scattered Straw Stickles to the flower centers.

These are wonderful stamps and dies and so much fun to color.  I have missed coloring and am very happy to be crafting again.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog for more fabulous inspiration.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Thanks A Bunch


I have wonderful news, I made the new Heartfelt Creations Design Team.  I want to thank Emma Lou and the rest of the amazing team for the chance to design for them.  I have loved their product for years and am so excited to start working with it.  I thought the announcement was going to be on May 4th so I was not prepared with a card today, but I very quickly put this one together this morning.

I began with a 6"x6" green card stock base.  I added a background panel from the fabulous Heartfelt Creations Berry Cafe Paper Collection.  Next I cut a 5"x4" green card stock panel, adding three 1 1/2"x 3 3/4" patterned paper panels.  This makes a perfect backdrop for my strawberries.  Using the new Blooming Berries Cling Stamp set, I stamped them with Memento black ink and then cut them out with the coordinating die from the Berry Blossoms set.  After coloring, I used my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to add a bit of roundness to the leaves and berries, then popped them up with dimensional foam.


I wanted to keep the colors bright and Spring-like so I used the following Copic markers; R35, R37 and R39 for the strawberries, YG21 and YG25 for the leaves.  I added a bit of B000 to the blossoms as well as Y15 to the centers.  A bit of Diamond Stickles to the flower centers finished them off.  The sentiment panel is also from the paper collection, adding Thanks A Bunch from the Heartfelt Expressions Cling Stamp set.  I trimmed one strawberry from the second die cut in the Blooming Berries set and added it to the lower left of the sentiment panel to balance out the card.  Last step was to add more Diamond Stickles to all the flower centers including the ones on the sentiment panel.  You can't have enough sparkle and I think it gives the card a bright and happy look.

Thank you for supporting my blog and stay tuned for lots of fabulous projects with the upcoming Heartfelt releases.  My first official post will be on May 4th.  Have a wonderful crafting day.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Dream in Beauty


We had a beautiful day here in Michigan today, almost 70° and most of my snow has melted away.  So I thought it was a good day to share my Heartfelt Creations Dream in Beauty card.  This uses stamps, dies and paper from the Butterfly Medley Collection.  I began with a 6x6 card base adding a wonderful DP from the paper pad.  Next I die cut one of my Decorative Lattice Swirl dies and adhered it to the upper left of my card.  I stamped my Dream in Beauty stamp twice, die cutting one butterfly with the coordinating die from the Botanical Wings set.  I colored the image with my Copic markers then added the die cut butterfly, lining it up above the first for a wonderful 3D effect.  I popped the image panel up on my card with dimensional foam.  Of course I added some Stickles and glitter for bling.


I stamped my Botanical Rose stamp twice and die cut it out.  Using my Copics, I added color and then dry embossed my flowers to shape them.  I wanted smaller leaves so I used my Classic Leaf Cling stamp set and matching dies.  I added some Stickles to the flower centers for more bling.  The last step was to add some pearls to the lattice swirl. 


I hope you enjoy my card today and it makes you think of Spring which is on it's way!  As always, thank you for your support of my crafting passion.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Heartfelt Creations to brighten your day


We in mid-Michigan are having very roller coaster weather.  A week ago we had 13 inches of snow, 3 days later it was 60° and most of the snow was gone (that was Sunday).  Yesterday (only 2 days later) we got 8 inches of snow and now we are supposed to have temperatures in the teens!  So I decided to make a bright floral card to lighten my mood!  I have again used my Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur collection, but this time using the orange gold papers.


I began with a card base 6 inches square and added some a patterned paper background.  Since I only have the oval frame from Heartfelt, I used one of my new Cheery Lynn dies, Quadrafoil Square Doily as a base for my largest flower.  I added a little panel of patterned paper to the center of the doily before adding my flower.


Look how yummy these flowers are; I love the teeny ones that are great for filling in between the larger flowers making your arrangement look so full!  I used my Sun Kissed Fleur stamp set as well as the matching Sun Kissed Fleur die set.  I used Broken China Distress ink in the centers and Dried Marigold and Ripe Persimmon Distress inks on the petals.  For the leaves I used Bundled Sage and Frayed Burlap Distress ink.  Lastly I added some glitter glue to all the edges as well as the flower centers.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope my card brightens your day.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Exciting News

I am a semi-finalist for the new Heartfelt Creations design team.  I am so excited, I love their papers, stamps and matching dies.  It is so easy to create amazing projects with them.  If you think my work would be a nice addition to the Heartfelt team and you would like to support me, please take a moment to vote for me.  Voting ends on March 25, 2016.  I would truly appreciate it.

Vote 


Today I want to share the beginnings of my next project.  This is another 6 x 6 inch mini-album which I am going to donate to Basset Hound Rescue of Michigan for their auction in May.  I am using papers from my Heartfelt Creations All Geared Up 12 x 12 paper pack.  I created these gorgeous flowers using my Heartfelt Delightful Daisies stamps.   I stamped them with Memento Rich Cocoa onto text weight Cryogen metallic paper.  Then cut them out with my matching Delightful Daisies dies.  Using Distress Ink, I colored the center of the flowers with Gathered Twigs and the petals with Peacock Feathers.  I shaped the petals with a stylus tool and then glued them together turning them so the petals alternated.  Flower Soft in the centers finished them off.  For the leaves I used Pine Needles, Gathered Twigs and Mustard Seed and a bit of shaping with the stylus tool as well.


I stamped this wonderful basset hound image called Watch Hounds from Stampa Rosa with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Cryogen metallic card stock.  I stamped it a second time so I could 3D the center basset.  I colored the image with my Copic markers and mounted it onto a panel from my All Geared Up paper pad.  I added a little bone embellishment below the center basset hound.


You can see that I have lots of pages to embellish and insert tags to make as well as journaling panels.  I am sure it is going to be hard to part with this when I am done.  Thank you as always for supporting my blog and I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful.

Challenges entered:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes w/ an Animal
Through the Craft Room - Anything Goes
Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Heartfelt Creations 3D Envelope


On Friday I posted a card I had created with my Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur collection.  On the same day, Heartfelt posted a tutorial on their blog showing you how to make a 3D envelope for cards with raised embellishments.  Since I had this beautiful card, I thought I should make a beautiful envelope to match.


I did not want it to look exactly like the card so I used the smaller corner from the Fleur Pockets and Border die.  I also added an address panel from the Sun Kissed Flowers paper pad.   


And as you can see, my card slides into the envelope just perfectly!  What a lovely way to present a gorgeous card.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Flowers


Today I have a card I created with the Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Collection.  I began with a Cryogen metallic card stock base, 6 x 6 inches adding a deep blue panel and then a patterned panel from the 12x12 Sun Kissed Collection paper pad.  Using a coordinating paper I added another panel, off setting it to the left.  I diecut my Heartfelt Decorative Oval out of Cryogen metallic card stock, adding a patterned paper backing.  I adhered this to the right side of the card base.


Next I stamped my Heartfelt Striped Sun Kissed Fleur stamp 4 times with white dye ink onto heavy weight vellum.  I added detail white embossing powder which I heat set.  Using the coordinating Sun Kissed Fleur die, I cut out my flowers and leaves.  I added color with a dye ink marker, blending with a water brush.  Once the ink was dry,  I dry embossed on the back with a stylus tool to shape the petals and leaves.  Stacking and twisting the layers I created the stunning flowers.  Some glitter glue in the centers finished them off.


Using more of the paper from the front, I finished the inside adding a small panel for a sentiment.  I love mixing and matching the papers in this set.  No worries about matching colors.  I hope I have inspired you to check out the wonderful line of Heartfelt Creations paper, stamps and dies.

Challenges entered:
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes