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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...
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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...