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.


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

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses Mini Book

I have been working on this 6x6 mini book for the last two weeks.  I am so pleased with the way it turned out.  I used my Heartfelt Creations 12x12 Raindrops on Roses paper pad (with very little to spare).  To create the beautiful roses I used Heartfelt's Botanical Rose stamps and matching Botanical Wings dies.  I added green seed beads to the flower centers and glitter glue on the edges for some bling.

There are 26 internal panels in this album.  I took a video but forgot to open the first page (oops) so I will add a photo of that one as well as a few others so you can see the gorgeous details.

And here is the opened page I forgot to show on the video.  On the center page I used the border from the Fleur Borders and Pockets die set as a stop so the insert does not slip out of the book. 

Here are a few more shots of individual pages.  Below, the panel on the left has a little flip up booklet for adding a photo or keepsake.  You can see the tags peeking out of the top of each of the pages.  I added a tiny piece from one of the Ornamental Add On dies so the panel on the right does not slide out of the book.

For the panels below, I added both the large and small Fleur Pockets, aren't they beautiful.

This is another little flip up book which I decorated with several tags from the paper pad adding another rose.

Here you can see that the panel flips to the left on each page.  The center panel here has another flip up book and the page on the right is just a pocket to store pictures.

I had such fun mixing and matching all the components from the paper pad.  They are so gorgeous and a dream to work with.  Thank you for stopping by to visit.

Challenges entered:
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes 
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Hearfelt Creations Sunrise Lily

I got a chance to play with the new Sunrise Lily stamps and coordinating dies from Heartfelt Creations.  These are a lot of fun to make with stunning results.  I began with a burgundy card stock base 6" square.  I added paper from the Cascading Fuchsia Collection as well as the gorgeous corner adornment from the Fleur Border and Pockets Die set.  

I stamped the flowers and leaves with Aged Mahogany Distress ink.  Then I daubed Memento Rose Bud on the petals and Versacolor Evergreen on the leaves.  I used Aged Mahogany to color the stamens adding a bit of gold stickles to the ends of them.

I also used Memento Rose to color my ribbon and then created the bow using my Zutter Bow-It-All.  Definitely a card to treasure.

Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Fantastic Florals
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Monday, December 14, 2015

Snowman Bed Spring

I took a class this weekend at The Green Door Studio taught by owner, Linda Neff.  We made this adorable Snowman from a styrofoam ball, plaster gauze and a bed spring.  Isn't he just the cutest thing!  Although I am not real big on hand sewing,  I think I did a pretty good job on his hat and his mittens.  Linda shows you how to make them from a piece of black felt. 

He has a wonderful sparkle from the micro-fine glitter that we sprinkled all over his head.  See his chubby little cheeks and that wonderful nose; all shaped out of the gauze.  I suggested he needed some jingle bells which Linda was happy to supply to us.  I added one to his hat brim and one to his banner.  I have another which I will add to his scarf (forgot, oops!)

He stands about 10 inches tall and is about 5 1/2 inches wide.  Linda has another class coming up in January if you are interested.  It was a very fun day.