Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Two of My Favorite Things on One Card!

Hi All,

Today's card makes me happy!  I designed it around two of my favorite elements: Heartfelt Creations flowers and fan-fold rosettes!  The "rosette" on this card is actually a fan instead of a rosette but the technique is the same.  Either way, I just have always found both the flowers and the fans (rosettes) easy to incorporate into my cards!

I used HC Arianna Blooms die for the flowers, the Decorative Lace Border for the fan, Spellbinders Foliage for the leaves and all are stamped and die cut from HC Once Upon a Time Paper Collection. 

Specific instructions and products for my card can be found over on the the Heartfelt Creations Blog.  Be sure to check out all the cards and projects that have been posted there today!  The Design Team has been busy being fabulously creative!! 

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate you!!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Winter Snowflake and Spring Flowers

Hello Friends!

Today on the Heartfelt Creations blog are lots of wonderful samples to inspire you!  For my contribution, I created a "Winter" card and a "Spring" card.
The Winter Snowflake card uses the Ariana Lace dies to make a snowflake. The first time I saw those dies back in the Spring, I thought of snowflakes!  I die cut the lace pieces and my panels from the Romantique Garden paper collection using the soft pinks and coordinating maroon colors from the papers.

All the panels have been distressed with Vintage Photo ink and I finished it off with some sequence, organza ribbon and burlap twine.  Each of the die cut pieces have been sponged with Viva Decor Silver 3-D Stamp paint to give them an amazing shimmer.  I am such a fan of the 3-D stamp paint, I have every color in the collection!  It's like shimmer on steroids but has the neatest transparent property similar to shimmer sprays -- but better!  Wish I had been able to capture the shimmer better in the photo!

This is my "Spring" card that I made using the Decorative Flower Pot Die set to cut a two-layer panel from the Romantique Garden paper collection.  I positioned the "flower pot" sideways on the card and decorated it with several small Arianna Bloom flowers.  The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations Sentiments Old English Collection.

Be sure to check out all of the projects here that the Heartfelt Creations Design Team has in store for you on the blog today!!  Gorgeous and festive!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Easy Angel Ornaments!

Hi Friends!

I made these little angel ornaments this morning and wanted to get them posted before the day gets away from me!  They were so simple to make.  All you need is cardstock, some tinsel, the "Heralding Angel" die from Frantic Stamper and a hot glue gun!  

The die has a flourish that cuts out within the dress of the angel so you can take that out and use it separately - which I did for these ornaments.

Here's the steps to create them:

Cut a 1-3/4" strip of white cardstock 11" long, score it every 1/4" and accordion fold it at all the score lines.  Glue the two ends together so you have a cylinder.  Set it aside for a moment.

Die cut two of the angels so that you can glue them back-to-back (since you'll be seeing both sides of the die cut).   Remove the flourish piece from the dress of each of the angels and set them aside.  Glue the two angels together back-to-back, and insert a piece of twine at the top before sealing together to create the hanger for the ornament.

Return to the cylinder, insert the angel into the center of the cylinder, and gather the cyclinder around the waist of the angel so it makes a "tee pee" shape.  Hold this together with one hand and squeeze hot glue into the center around the waist area to adhere the angel into place and secure the "tee pee" shape of the ornament.

Glue tinsel around the waist to camouflage the transition between the dress and the angel.  Glue on the flourishes to the dress area.

And that's it!  Really quick and very sweet ornaments.  The angels stand about 3" tall when done.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cherish Card - Its All About the Stamping

Hi Friends!

Another Wednesday of Heartfelt Creation cards!  This week I'm focusing on using the stamps and paper collections from HC.  I have to confess, I am truly obsessed with the paper collections, they are my first stop for inspiration when I start creating with the Heartfelt Creations product line!

For this card, I first chose a background panel from the Romantique Garden paper collection. The border you see around the stamped scene is already printed on the paper -- the center area comes blank to be filled in!

I stamped the image onto the background panel and only colored in the parts I knew I would not be covering up. Next I stamped the same image again onto a white cardstock panel and colored in the "other" parts of the scene that I had not colored before.  I cut away the segment that I just colored from the white cardstock panel.  Next, I "selectively" inked up just the little girl from the image, stamped her once onto patterned paper (notice it matches the border!) from the paper collection, and then fussy cut her dress out.  Finally, I inked up just her hat and stamped it onto a white piece of scrap cardstock, colored it in and fussy cut it out. 

I layered the cut out pieces onto the image I had stamped on the background panel and used dimensional foam tape to separate the layers.  The result is almost a "paper toile" technique with layers for dimension.

My next card is similar in that I again stamped the image onto a card panel that I chose from the same Romantique Garden paper collection.  I colored in the image parts that I knew would not be covered up by my fussy cut pieces.  Next I stamped the bleeding hearts onto a scrap piece of white cardstock, colored them in and die cut them.  Then I selectively inked up the leaf from the flower image and stamped it onto a scrap piece of cardstock, colored it in, and fussy cut it out.  I used the image I had stamped onto the background panel as a template and layered on the bleeding hearts and the leaf over the image.  I added some gold Stickle glitter lines to add some sparkle.

 I finished the arrangement off with a little of bit of ribbon, a button, and a cut-away sentiment from the paper collection.

Please be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog today and check out the dozens of samples created by the amazing HC Design Team!  The inspiration is breathtaking!  Believe me, I've seen them and I'm completely impressed with the talent and variety on display there!!

Have a blessed week!

Friday, November 28, 2014

New Product Debut: Garden Romantique Collection!

Hello Friends!

It's Black Friday, is it a mega shopping day for you?  To me, it's a bonus day to hang out in my craft room and create!!  Yay!

Today the amazing Heartfelt Creations Design Team is showcasing a new release called the "Garden Romantique Collection" over on the Nov. 24th page of the HC Blog!  Be sure to check out the new intro video and the tons of inspiration!  Here is the official release description to give you a feel for all that it includes:

  • Love is in full bloom with the Romantique Garden collection from Heartfelt Creations. A romantic symphony composed in subtle shades of pink, fuchsia, green, cream and charcoal harmonizes beautifully with picturesque images of dainty hummingbirds, devoted love birds, graceful swans and delicate bleeding heart bushes. Ornate ironwork backgrounds are in perfect harmony with layered elements of vintage sheet music, lace, flowing handwriting, scrollwork, florals, stripes and flourishes. Six hand drawn stamp sets capture the idyllic beauty of a peaceful garden where swans glide across the surface of a glassy lake, nesting lovebirds are wreathed in flowers, and hummingbirds sip nectar from blossom laden branches of exquisite beauty. The coordinating die cuts feature elegant swirled stems, a graduated set of bleeding heart blossoms and a majestic pair of swimming swans. Dreamy and idyllic, uplifting and inspiring, romantic and moving as a masterfully scored concerto, this enchanting collection is a celebration of love and life amidst the extraordinary beauty of nature.
And here are a couple of cards I made with this super sweet and unique collection.  I fell in love with it almost immediately!

For this Hummingbird card, I stamped and die cut the bleeding hearts and vines with the die collection and assembled them across two different panels from the coordinating paper collection.  The hummingbird image is actually pre-printed on the paper!  I trimmed around the border of the top maroon panel so it became a "shaped" card.  So quick, easy and fun!

This card demonstrates the versatility of the collection, both in color choice and occasion. Fun and versatile and perfect for the special person in your life, weddings and Valentine's day!  Instructions for both my cards, in complete detail, can be found on the Heartfelt Creations Blog here -- along with an amazing collection of samples made by the Design Team!  Stop by to see all the possibilities!