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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Heartfelt Christmas in July continues ...

HI HI!!  So, here is another card, this one with lots of cute tiny Poinsettias, this was so easy to create,  My daughter spent time with me in the craft room so it made it so much fun!! I love having her around, she is fun and encourages me to continue crafting... Here are the photos and instructions on this card, tell me what you think?  I love the colors!
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Products Used
HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die
HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season Die
HCPC-3747 Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3745 Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set
Celebrate the Season Paper Collection

Other products used: Spellbinders Floral Ovals die, Stickles "Diamond Dust", Glass beads, Memento Tuxedo stamp pad, Recollections bling, cream card stock, paper corner rounder, TH distress inks Shabby Shutters and Picket Raspberry.

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From the designer paper, cut an 11 x 4 piece and fold in have, this makes the card base.
Using the largest of the Spellbinder die in the set, cut one from the designer paper and one from the cream card stock. (The cream one will go on the inside of the card).

Using the second die, cut another piece from the designer paper.  Layer these two over each other and adhere to the front of the card base.
 photo 4Poinsettia Card_zpsqh7dzmiv.jpg Now, stamp, color and die cut the poinsettias and leafs.  I used distressed inks to color them in. Put the flower together. I die cut enough to make 3 of the bigger flowers and two of the smaller.  Add the glass beads as centers, add stickles and set aside to dry. Now use the die to cut the mittens pre- printed images from the designer paper and fussy cut 2 of the tickets.

Onto the card arrange the flowers, 3 on onside and tuck the tickets in the poinsettia, right in the center of the card. On the upper right hand side, arrange the 2 smaller poinsettias and tuck the mittens.
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The stamp and die cut flowers are easy and fun to make.

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Add the Recollections bling, round the corners of the cards and you're done.
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Thanks so much for stopping by and like always...

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...