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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Making a Heartfelt Gift Caddy

Hello!! So I had a little time and made this gift caddy... when your done you can add a little crafting yummies and give to someone who would love it!

Tell me what you think... it will accomadate 3 small Stickle bottles...and who doesn't LOVE Stickles!
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Products used:
HCDI-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die
HCD1-7016 Celebrate the Season Die
HCPC-3747 Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set  
Celebrate the Season designer paper

Other products used... Gold Washi Tape, Want2Scrap self-adhesive bling, 3 1/2 wood circle, Stickles Diamond, cardboard/card stock, Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen Boudoir and Holy Leaf color, Apple Barrel acrylic paint in Purple, Xyron sticker maker.
Cut one 3 1/2" x 8"-- a 2" x 8" --a 3" x 1/2" and --a 1" x 8" from heavy duty chipboard/card stock, Paint one side of each piece with a coordinating color. I used dark purple acrylic paint.
 photo 1Christmas gift caddy_zpsdxe0foau.jpgCover the 2x8 and the 1x8 piece with designer paper from the collection and glue each end to form a tube/cylinder.
Cover the top of the 1 x 8 cylinder with gold washi and glue this tube inside the top of the 2x8 cylinder to make it look like there is a cylinder within a cylinder.  Add Stickles to the surrounding area where the two pieces meet. Set these aside to dry.
Cover the other two pieces and also glue them together to make 2 different tubes. One will be taller than the other. Cover each of these pieces using your favorite papers from the designer paper collection.  You will end up with 3 tubes in different sizes.  Cover the tops with Washi of your choice, I used gold washi since it's a Christmas project.
Now adhere the two bigger tubes together. When gluing the front piece to the taller tube, elongate the tube and hold it till it adheres completely to the other cylinder. It will look like the taller tube is circular, but the smaller tube is oval, you will be able to fit 3 stickle bottles in this area. Now, the smallest tube is just big enough to hold a pencil, or other crafty tool. Adhere it on the right side of the caddy. Using Washi tape, adhere the newly created caddy to the circular wood piece to give your caddy a base.
 photo 2Christmas gift caddy_zpsg8bszrgt.jpgNext, stamp, color and die cut the flowers and leaves.  I colored my flowers in with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in Boudoir and the leaves in Holly Leaf, it makes the flowers pretty glittery. I did a set of 3 flowers, for each flower I used two of the bigger petals and one of the smaller petals. For centers, I used the Want2Scrap self-adhesive bling.
Now using the dies, cut out the pre-printed Gift box images from the designer paper.
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Finally, adhere the 3 poinsettias and leafs to the front of your caddy, and add the gift boxes on either side to cover where the two tubes were hot glued together. (The taller gift boxes are the perfect size for this.)

Stamp, color and die cut the leafy garland, I colored it with the Holy Leaf pen and ran it through the Xyron sticker maker. Adhere this garland around the top part of the caddy. Add some bling across the garland, and also around the flowers and leafs.
That’s it, now you can buy 3 stickle bottles, maybe a bone folder, a cool glitter pen and other yummies, wrap the caddy with cellophane tissue and give it away to some lucky friend!  Have fun and enjoy!!

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THANKS so much for stopping by and as always...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I am having a HEARTFELT Christmas in July!

Hello everyone... thank you all so much for visiting and leaving me such awesome comments.  I truly appreciate them ALL!!!

This month, Heartfelt came up with the most beautiful papers and designs... I used the Gate fence stamp and the mini poinsettias, they are so cute!!! I hope you enjoy and become inspired to maybe make your own Christmas cards this year...

Look at those cute mini poinsettias! they are so adorable and so easy to make... stamp, color cut you're done!  
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Here is what I used and how I made it...
Products used:

Heartfelt designer paper "Celebrate the Seasons"

Other products used: Bling embellishment for the flowers, Copic Marketer in BG13 Mint Green, N2 Natural Grey #2, N4 Natural Grey #4, (For the Fence)
RV 00 Water Lily, E04 Lipstick Natural (for the Mini Poinsettias, they were stamped with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink "Victorian Velvet")
The Mini poinsettia leaves were stamped in (Tim Holtz Peeled Paint)  Stickles Tiara and Star Dust. Cream Card stock. Tim Holtz distress ink in Evergreen Bough to shade.

First I die cut 4 set of the Festive Gates, just on plain cream card stock. adhere 2 of them together, now you have 2 thicker gates. 
These will make the card base, so you will have to cut a 1" x 2 3/4" front he cream card stock and fold it in half. This makes the hinge for you to make the card base. Adhere the gates to this hinge, now you have a card base... yay!

Now stamp 2 more gates and color them using the Copic markers colors mentioned above, or colors of your choice.   Die cut these gates and also die cute one more gate without stamping it from the designer paper.

Adhere one of the colored and stamped gates to the front of the card, one to the inside of the card and the one cut from just the designer paper, adhere it the back of the front side of the card. 
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Cut a piece of 5 3/4" x 2" and 
stamp a sentiment from the collection.  I used "Merry Christmas". Used some Tim Holtz distress ink in Evergreen Bough to do a little shading around this piece. Color in the leafs , stickle them and add some bling. Set this aside and let the stickels dry.
Stamp, color and die cut the wreath, mini Poinsettias and leaves. Put your flowers together and adhere them over the wreath, tucking in leafs here and there to make the wreath look full. I added some pink bling to embellish.  
From the designer paper, I fussy 
cut a ticket that read, "Celebrate the Season" and some of the cute bells from one of the other pre-printed images.
On the inside of the card, adhere the Merry Christmas sentiment, it should be dry by now...
For the cover of the card, I attached the Wreath and beneath it the ticket and bells.
Stickled the flowers and the gate and ... done. 

THANK YOU fro stopping by... have fun crafting and as always...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

No card today...instead a Heartfelt TAG!

Hello, did you all have a great Independence day?  We sure did, lots of food, my kids were here, what else could I ask for?  Later on the day, I did manage to craft a little bit, not much, but enough to keep me excited about crafting.  So for today... is Wednesday...and for a while Wednesday is going to be devoted to Heartfelt Creations, and to show you today,, is a Tag.  This was fun and easy to create... tell me what you think...

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HCDI-736 Classic Leaf Die
HCDI-758 Botanical Wings Die
HCPC-3546 Classic Leaf Cling Stamp
HCPC-3545 Open Leaf Cling Stamp
HCPC-3651 Botanical Rose Cling Stamp (leaf only)
HCPC-3742 Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp
HCPC-3741 Botanical Orchid Cling Stamp
HCDI-7101 Botanical Orchid Die
HCDI-7102 Regal Hunning Bird Die
HCDI-7100 Church Window

Other products used: Tim Hotlz distressed inks colors: Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Scattered Straw, Forest Green for leaves and Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet for the flowers. Memento Tuxedo black, Stickles Diamond, Kraft paper and black card stock, paper crimping tool.

Cut a 6 x 3.5 tag out of Kraft paper and cover it with a piece of botanical designer paper.
Cut a second tag out of Kraft paper out of Kraft paper and run it through a paper crimper.  Die cut the inside part of the church window, just the decorative section.
Cut a small tag 1.5 x 3 from the designer paper.

 photo tag 2_zpszgjt09qs.jpgOn the 6 x 3.5 tag layer the smaller crimped tag, on the left hand side tuck the small 1.5 x 3 tag just so you can see the decorative top part. Over all this layer the decorative window section.

Cut 2 pieces of black card stock 4 x 4.75 and 2 pieces of designer paper 4 x 1.
Layer the designer over the black card stock.  Now you have 2 strips, on one of these strips cut one as a flag banner.
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Adhere one strips long ways over the tag and tuck the banner strip underneath.

Stamp, die cut and color, (using the distressed inks) the leafs and orchids and 2 humming birds.  To make these flowers add additional 2 petals to each flower, this makes them a lot bigger and a different type of looking orchid. I also added some stamens to the centers and adhered the flowers over a bed of leafs. 

Adhere these flowers on the left hand side of the tag and among the flowers tuck 2 of the little humming birds.

Cut a ticket from the designer paper, I chose one that read A Gift of Love and I nestled it between the flowers and the banner.

Add Stickles to everything, makes it sparkle pretty. you're done.
Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by and as always...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Simple Heartfelt card Wednesday...

Wednesday...means what? If you said Heartfelt day, you are right!!  I am still working with the botanical papers...another card with some really cute humming birds...what you think? Used some recollections bling this time.

Products Used:
HCD1-7101 Botanic Orchid Die
HCD1-7103 Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die
HCPC-3743 Botanic Orchid Bouquet Cling Stamp
HCPC-3741 Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp
Designer Paper "Botanic Orchid"

Other products:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Majesetic Labels Twenty-Five, Stickles, pink and white card stock, flat back pink rhinstones, Recollections bling, foam tape

Cut the pink card stock 4x12 and fold in half, this makes your card base 4x6. Round all the corners with a corner punch.

With the cling stamp set mentioned above, stamp the bouquet image, color it in with your markers of choice, I used Copic Markers in shades of pink and green for the leaves.  I used stickles to make it sparkle and set it aside for it to dry.

*Move on to the Spellbinders Nestabilities die and cut the first 2 of the biggest die, you will use the 6 x 3 3/4 for your card.
Next from a piece of Heartfelt designer paper, cut the next size of the die which will give you a solid piece with a little touch of color.

*At this time also stamp, color and die cut 2 sets of the Hibiscus flowers, I used the smallest flowers of the set. Put these flower together, and add a little stickles to make them sparkle.

*Stamp, color and die cut the tiny humming bird boarder and one of the sitting humming boards.

*On white card stock stamp the sentiment "Thinking of You" and cut it 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 and layer it on a piece of pink card stock 1/4 inch bigger. (set aside)

*Now, cut a piece of designer paper 3 3/4 X 5 3/4 and round the edges.

Now to start layering all the piece of paper on the card base, first the designer cut piece of paper, then the Nestabilites die cut pieces but before you adhere the last layer use foam tape, to give it a bit of heighth and dimension. Next adhere the stamped bouquet in the center of the card and on it, adhere the 2 orchid flowers previously die cut. Add some bling bling around the bouquet and the cute little humming birds.

*At the base right beneath the last flower, tuck in the sentiment and add the sitting humming bird and some pink flat back rhinstones to the upper corners of the card and inside each Orchid flower.
|to the left bottom corner.
That's it, you're done!

Thanks so much for stopping by
                                                                                     and as always...

Enjoy your crafty time...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Botanic Orchid - Birthday Card w/ Humming Birds

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday!  This Sunday will be Father's day, do you have anything planned?? I plan to have him relax and cook him a full hearty meal... ya' know steak, potatoes and more lol'  or maybe seafood???  But before I get to ahead of myself lets take a look at my card for today. Heartfelt creations has the prettiest papers, they are vibrant and the mini layouts help you create instant cards.
I've liked all the papers thus far, but I ADORE these, they are pink and soft and so easy to create with.
I used the cute humming birds and flowers for this card, plus the window dies... what ya' think?

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Products Used:
 HCD1-7013 Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die 
HCD1-7100 Botanic Window Die 
HCD1-7101 Botanic Orchid Die 
HCD1-7102 Regal Hummingbird Die1
 HCPC-3741 Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3742 Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-747 Arianna Lace Die 
Botanic Orchaid paper Collection 

 Other materials used: Hunter green card stock to die cut the large window frame, white card stock for the card base, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken Chain and Spun Sugar to color in the humming birds and shade the flower petals, 6 flat back pearls, and Stickles in Gold and Diamond.

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Like always, I start by making my card base, this case I used a piece of 5x10 white card stock folded it in half. This makes your card base 5x5.
 *From the Botanical paper Collection I cut a piece 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 and layer this on the card base. *Using the Window die, use the Arch die to cut 3 pieces,(This is the thiniest of the dies, it will cut an solid piece in an arch shape.) I cut 2 in green and 1 in pink.
 *Again, using the Window die, out of the Hunter green card stock, die cut the window frame. (This will be the bigger of the dies, with all the pretty scroll work)
 *Finally from the Window die, cut the center piece from the white card stock.
 **Set all these aside. 

 *Stamp the humming birds, and 3 sets of orchids (I used the samllest of the 3 stamps), color them using the above Tim Holtz given colors and die cut them. Shape your 3 flowers and put them together. Also, while you're utting, cut one of the lacy dies from the Arianna die set and cut it half.
 ** Set this aside as well. 

 photo Happy Birthday Hbc3_zpszmvklqn3.jpg *The paper collection it self has pre-printed images you can use your dies on. From this one sheet and using the Regal Hummingbird Die I die cut the cut flower arrangement you see on the upper left corner of my card and using the Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die cut the beautiful bouquet image you see on the lower right hand corner of the card. Onto these images adhere the flowers you made earlier. Arrange them in a way that they looks like they are part of the die cut.

 * Back to the card, now over the 1st layer of designer paper you added to the card base, adhere the 2 green arches so they are side by side, but stay within the size for the card. Over these, center the pink arch, but use foam tape to give this 3rd piece some dimension. On either side of this layer tuck a piece of the Arianna Lace you had cut before. Over all this, now adhere the Window die cut over the pink arch and adhere the White arch ontop of the pink arch. This gives you a completed window. 
* now arrange your flower bouquet you on both sides of the windows, place the cute humming birds playfully around the flowers.

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 *The paper collection also comes with a sheet that has many pre printed sentiments. I cut a piece that read HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Cut it to look like a banner and attached it to the front of the card just below one of the humming birds.
 *This time I used Gold stickles for the humming birds tails and beaks plus on some of the flowers. For the pictures, I did not add the stickles to the flowers, mainly because it does not photograph well, but this is a pretty sparkly card. So use stickles are your own judgement. On the top right corners and lower left corner I finished the card by adding 3 flat back pearls.

 That is is... you're done... have fun creating!

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thanks so much for stopping... and as always...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Heartfelt Humming Birds have landed...

Yay! It's Wednesday AND it's a new month, so that means  NEW Heartfelt Creations paper, stamps and dies!!! On to-date this is my favorite!!! Krystal, my daughters has always loved Orchids and guess what this month brings your way???  come on...guess!!  ORCHIDS!!!  and the most awesome window die ever. It's a will not be disappointed... so looksie what I made for my first project... I turned that window into a humming bird cage lol  Did I mention this collections also has humming birds???   I tell you,,, you all' are gonna love it!!

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Products Used:
HCD1-7102 Regal Hummingbird Die
HCD1-7100 Botanic Window Die
HCD1-7101 Botanic Orchid Die
HCPC-3741 Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3742 Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set

Other products: White card stock, Stickles, 8 inch piece of Pink Floss, 3 glass beads and 2 bead caps, Memento Tuxedo Dye, 

First thing I did for this project was to stamp one of the humming birds from the stamp collection on heavy white card stock and color it in with alcohol markers. I used the die to cut the colored in image plus six other, on just blank white card stock. I glued 5 of them together, just to make it really sturdy. Before adhering the 6th humming bird, I sandwiched the pink floss between the last two die cut piece. This gave the humming bird a string to be hung from. 
 photo 2HummingCage_zpsdtpdiuxj.jpgOnto this floss string a pink glass bead, the bead cap, another glass bead, another bead cap and the last glass bead, I added a tad of hot glue to make sure the beads didn't roll of the floss.
Put this aside...
Now, cut 3 of the Botanical Windows die, there are 3 dies in this set. Use the big die first, leaving the inside solid, then cut 3 of just the 2nd die, the arch, from the designer paper, then cut 3 from the 3rd die, the inside of the window... Layer these so you can see the pretty designer paper through the window bars. (Ain't that just too cute!)  Do this to all 3 windows.
From each side of the scrolled die pieces on each window, add some strong wet glue, I used Tombo glue and I adhere each window together just from the ends. This gives you sorta of a bird cage design. 
 photo humming bird_zpsqvcr2vde.jpgFrom the bottom up-- run the floss, with the hanging humming bird, and use this to connect the three window tops together.

 Be gentle, so you don't beak the delicate paper tops. Now the beaded humming bird is hanging from the bottom part of the Window cage.

Now use the flower cling stamps mentioned above to stamp two of them on the designer paper, that way you won't have to color them in.
Die cut the stamped images, form and shape the flowers.  Adhere these two flowers to the front of one of the windows and add stickles to everything you want glittery. Add some flat pearl beads, a seam binding bow to the top and decorate the bow with some glass beads and you're done.
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One more thing...I ran some pink floss through one of the top glass beads before I hot glued it to the bow to be able to hand the cage.

Visit the Heartfelt Blog to see additional inspirational  pieces from the talented DT .HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by, and taking the time to comment!! I love to hear from you guys so show me sum'luv...

and as always...

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Wednesday... HFC Dt card! more Under the Sea paper Collection...

Ohhh where did May go???  Father time is moving right along aint' he? lol  My craft room is a mess! This weekend, is going to be all about rearranging "Everything"!!!  But first, I have to stop and show you what I created for the HFC DT... One more card using the Under the Sea paper collection and stamp sets.  The new papers coming out are going to excite stay tuned!
but now... take a looksie' at my card...

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Open Leaf Cling Stamp HCPC-3545
Classic Leaf Die HCD1-736
Classic Leaf Cling Stamp HCPC-3546
Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp HCPC-3736
Tropical Hibiscus Die HCD1-796
Heartfelt Wishes HCPC-3740 "You're The Best"
Regal Borders & Pockets HCDA-779
Grand Nestabilities LF-161 GRAND LABELS 1
Under the Sea Cling Stamp HCPC-3739
Under the Sea Coral Die HCD1-797
Under the Sea Die HCD1 -799
RainDrops on Roses Die HCD1-743
Under the Sea Paer Collection

Other products used" Stickles, washi tape, Tim Holtz distressed inks in Spun Sugar, Forest Moss, Victorian Velvet, Scattered Straw, Kraft paper, white card stock

This card is a big one measuring 6-3/4" x 6-3/4".  Start by creating the card base, cut 2 pieces of Kraft paper with the 6-3/4" Nestabillities die.  To attach them, score at half an inch from the top and fold back just a little bit, you just want it to be able to have some flexibility. Add a little glue up to the score line and attach the two pieces together. This will creates your card base. Set it aside.  
Using the same 6-3/4" die again, I cut on piece from Kraft paper and one from the Under the Sea paper collection. (Chose a color you like, they are all beautiful!) Next use the 5-3/4" Nestabillities die and cut one from Kraft paper and one from the coordinating designer paper.  (The reason for the Kraft paper is to give the card a heftier feeling, since this will be a big card.)
Now stamp, color and die cut the Hibiscus flowers, two of the fish, one seahorse, set of seashells, two of the beautiful boarders from the Regal Border dies and one Lattice doily.  Put the flowers together and add a cute center. (For my flowers, I cut them from the designer paper, so I didn't have to color them in, it's an option.)I also cut 3 of the tag images from the paper collection.
Time to assemble your parts.  Cover the Kraft paper with its corresponding designing paper and then center the smaller piece onto the card. Tuck the two pretty boarders on either side of the card as seen in the picture.  On the top part of the card, tuck in the 3 tags, stagger them so you can see each little tag peeping through.  On the left upper hand side, over one of the tags, tuck in the little seahorse. So he looks like he's come out to see what is going on.  
 photo YTBEST 2_zpso8hwiqys.jpg On the bottom left corner, adhere the Lattice doily and start to arrange your flowers, I used only 2 but I used lots of leafs. I also tucked one of the fish on the top portions of the flower arrangement. (Isn't he cute? He too is looking around.) Stamp your sentiment on a white piece of card stock and I cut the ends to look like a banner and nestled it among the flowers. On the upper right hand corner, using card stock and washi tape in coordinating colors, I cut 3 banner like pieces, adhere them to the card and place the other cute fish over it, facing down looking at the flowers. Adhered this to the card base, stickle "Everything" and you're done. Now go find someone special you can give this to!! Thanks for watching ... stay crafty!
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The inside of the card....
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Thank you much for stopping by... hope you enjoy your crafty time...
and as always...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Card with Heartfelt flowers...

It's Wednesday! and know what that means?? It's Heartfelt design project day!
Wanna thank you all again for the sweet comments...and hope you have been super inspired.  I have been in slump lately, too much to do to little time to do it in, but having a project due every week is sure helping me get out of this mojo loss. What is your excuse for not creating? How do you find creative motivation? What is your crafting muse?  Tell me, I'd like to know, maybe you can help me start making YouTube videos again! lol
Ok then...for this weeks project I made a card... you will find the instructions and supplies used below.
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Products Used:
HCD1-743 RainDrops on Roses Die
HCPC-3474 Heartfelt Expressions "Have a Beautiful Day"
HCPC-3651 Cling Stamp Botanical Rose
HCD1-758 Botanical Wings Die
HCD1-736 Classic Leaf Die
HCPC-3545 Open Leaf Die
HCPC-3546 Classic Leaf Cling Stamp
HCD1-747 Arrianna Lace (used inside the Card)

 photo IMG_0476_zpszer2uvlu.jpgOther products:black, white and cream card stock, Memento dye ink pad in Tuxedo Black. (used for all the stamped images), ek success paper punch, 6 glass beads, Martha Steward glittered glue in Limeade and Cotton Candy, spellbinder S6-004 Detailed Scallops die, 1 golden butterfly button, Tim Holtz distressed inks in Spun Sugar, Forest Moss, Victorian Velvet, Scattered Straw.

Fold a  piece of 5.5" X 7" black card stock  in half ... this creates your card base. Using the Spellbinder mentioned above and use the bigger of the dies in the set. This will be the face of the card.

 photo IMG_0477_zpsgfc2b31r.jpgFrom the RainDrops rose die, cut a pair of intricate hearts nestled amidst elegant swirls from the cream card stock and 1 of the delicate lattice work doily from a piece of white card stock... adhere the cream die cuts on either side of the black card face. Now, over this, layer the white lattice work doily in the center of the card.

Now, for flower making.  Stamp, color and die cut the flowers, layer as many petals as you see fit, I used two petals per flower to give them some texture. The leafs cut as many as you think you will need. I like my project with lots of green so I used 5 sets of the leaf branches.

Stamp the sentiment on cream card stock and punch it out using the ek Success paper punch, "Journal Plate."  With the distressed inks in Spun Sugar, shade the edges.

Arrange the flowers on the card arranging them on bottom and top corners of the card and tuck the sentiment in the center of the card, among the flowers.

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For the inside of the card with the cream card stock cut a 3 1/4" X 5 1/4" piece and adhere to the inside of the card. Use the Arrianna Lace die cut and a layer over it one of the flower petals. Keep it simple and flat and leave enough space to write a little something special later on.
This is the inside of the card... pretty simple eh?
What you think?  Thank you so much for visiting...
and if you have a minute hope on over to the Heartfelt Blog 
and check out the amazing talent!!
 (It truly  humbles me!)
I hope you all enjoy the rest of the week...
take care and as always...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Easel Card HFC papers!

Hi again!  Want to take the time to Thank you guys for the sweet comments on my previous post. I tried answering everyone, but Google is being funny and freezing my entire pc when I try to post! ack! 
Anyway... I have been creating, which is always the best way to pass my time. I made this easel card using the Heart Felt creations papers, the same Collections as last weeks. I wanted a card that matched my box.  This card fits nicely inside the box so now I have a sweet little gift for someone.
I hope this inspires you to create, if you do make a card, show me! I would love to see your creations!
you can send me photos at my email,

Also don't forget to Check out the  amazing DT inspirations at the Blog today

Here is my project...
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Products Used:
Tropical Hibiscus Craft Die HCD1-796
Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamps HCPC-3736
Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamps HCPC-3740
Designer Paper Collection - Under the Sea Collection-Life really is better at the seaside.

Other products used, Clear Stickles, Spiced Marmalade and Bundled Sage Distress Inks by Tim Holtz, Black and white card stock, while gel ink pen, foam tape, teal glass beads.

1. Start with a piece of cardstock measuring 8" x 5".  Lay it long wise on your scoreboard and score at 2" and 4".  Make mountain folds along each score line to create your basic easel card base.
2. Stamp, color and die cut the flowers. I layers two flower petals to create my dimensional flowers, they are finished with Stickles and glass matching beads for the centers. In the same fashion, stamp, color and die cute the leaves or as an alternate to coloring you can always stamp them on green colored cardstock.
3. From the Stamp set, on a 3" x 1" piece of white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment,  "Life with you is finstatic" and cut it banner shape.
 photo 2 Easel Fintsatic Card_zps8nimg3l8.jpg4. From the beautiful paper collection I cut two pre printed tags and layered them on black cardstock - cut to size. Also, cut three of the pre printed fish stamp designs from the paper collection and set aside.
5. To make the card panel, cut following pieces from the paper collection:
         a 4" x 5" piece of designer paper,  a 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" of black card stock, and a 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of designer paper
Layer them by placing the bigger piece on the bottom giving it a framed look. (all this separate pieces of paper will make for a really sturdy card.)
Secure this panel to the front of the card, adding adhesive only to the bottom sections.
6. After everything is layered its time to add the embellishments.
Adhere the two matted tags allowing enough space to add the fish stamps over to the right of the tags. Now, arrange the flowers and leaves on the left side of the card allowing the bottoms images to show through. Among the flowers tuck the stamped banner you created earlier.
 photo IMG_7263_pe_zpsqlpeiafn.jpg7. Add stitching to the black cardstock both on the bottom and top portion of the card with the while gel pen.
8. For the bottom part of the card, cut a 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" piece of designer cardstock and embellish with a flower and adhere one of the fish stamp pieces with foam tape to give it some height so it will hold the easel part of the card open.
9. The entire card is then made sparkly with Clear Glittered Sparkles.

Thanks for stopping by...
Enjoy your crafty time! 
and as always...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Under the Sea Collection... beautiful papers!

Hello! It has been a whirlwind on my end, how are you all doing?  I spent the last 2 weeks in California visiting family and it drained me! But nothing makes me feel better than losing myself in the beautiful papers, stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations.  This month we are showcasing the Under the Sea Collection. These papers are colorful, fun and full of fish, shells, jellyfish images and more.  I created this box from scratch, but you can use any box you have laying around, just cover it with beautiful papers and embellish.   I hope to inspire you to create... and when you have the chance
Check out the  amazing DT inspirations at the Blog today

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Tropical Hibiscus Craft Die HCD1-796
Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamps HCPC-3736
Under The Sea Craft Dies HCD1-799
Under The Sea Craft Cling Stamps HCPC-3739
Designer Paper Collection

Other products used, paper box, Stickles, Washi Tape, Alcohol Markers in colors of your choice, I used lavender and gold for the seahorse and Mauve for the flowers, black cardstock, Memento dye ink pad in Tuxedo Black. (used for all the stamped images)

Hello, this was a very fun project to create. I used a hand made box but you can use any paper mache' box you have. 
First, I covered the box inside and out using the Under the Sea Designer Paper Collection and used washi tape on the box and the lid to cover the raw edges and give the box a finished looked.

Second I stampped 2 sets the beautiful Hibiscus flowers using the cling stamps. Colored the images in using alcohol markers before using the Hibiscus dies. Once the flowers were die cut, I layered them and finished them with gold and diamond Stickles. At this time, I also stamped, colored and die cut the cute Sea Horse. I set this aside until the box was ready to embellish.

On the lid, I used an image from the Under the Sea paper collection.  The one I chose reads, "There is only one like you." I cut it to fit the box lid and layered it on black cardstock.
Once everything was ready, I glued the flowers around the base of the lid making sure I didn't cover too much of the image. To finish the look, I fussy cut a couple of the small tags from the designer paper collection and tucked them under the layered image on the right hand corner. At this time, the cute little Sea Horse was tucked beneath the flowers right over the bigger Sea Horse pre-printed image, to give it a 3d effect. Once the box was done, the entire image and flowers were made sparkly with Stickles. (The Stickles did not photograph really well, but the box sparkles beautifully.) Have fun creating!

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I hope you have a chance to go and visit the rest of the talented ladies in this DT.  Their creations are amazing...

Thank you all for stopping by and as always....

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


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Hello everyone... so guess what!?!?!?  I made the HEART FELT DESIGN TEAM!!!  I am so excited and can't wait to show you all the goodies they sent me... It's been hard keeping this a secret.  I don't try out for many Designs Teams, but had always dreamed of belonging to the Heart Felt Design team because I just adore their stamps, paper and dies, but ohh I just love the flowers!  

Below, is one of the projects I submitted for the finals.  Hope it inspires you to create... I will be doing a video tutorial on this Pop Up Car Box soon... 

 photo popcardbox1.jpgProducts Used:
Winking Frog Paper Collection one 12 x 12 sheet of paper used.
Coordinating patterned paper to add to each panel of the card
Classic Leaf Stamp HCPC-3546
Classic Leaf Die HCDI-736

Hello, for this pop-up box card, I started with a 12x12 sheet of cardstock from the Winking Frog Collection.
Cut the sheet down to 7 x 11 and scored on the long side at 2.5", 5", 7.5", 10".
This will leave a 1 inch piece at the far end of the box.
Turn the sheet of paper counter clock wise and score at 3" from the top, leaving the last panel un-scored.
Cut down 3 inches from the top to the score line of each of the 4 perpendicular score lines.
At the 10" score mark, cut in at an angle up from the edge of the cards tock to remove the excess and create a tab, this will create the hinge needed to make the box.

Cut 2 strips 5" inches long and score each end at 1" inch.
These will be the strips you adhere to the inside of the box, they are the areas where you will adhere your decorations, in my case, where the frog-ies are all gathered to have fun.
Before you put the box together, decorate both side, and all box flaps with papers from the collection.  
This paper is a fussy cutter's dream!! I used different sheets from the Winking Frog Paper collection to fussy cut as many frogs and mushrooms as you need.  This paper is fantastic for this sort of creating.

Once box is covered, put box together making sure the hinge is glued to the inside of the box. Apply adhesive to the end tabs of the 1" x 5" strips, and adhere them to the inside of the opened box, aligning them with the top of the opening. Turning both tabs toward the outside front or back of the box will help ensure straight placement.
Now the fun starts, adhere all the fussy cut images you're using, or anything you have die cut or stamped to these strips.
Stamp, color and die cut the swirly leaf using the Classic Leaf stamp and Die and adhere it to the front flap.  Using a piece of solid piece of card stock cut it into a banner and adhere one of the sayings you cut from the paper collection. 

I hope you have creating...and as always...