Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_With Love

It's Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  Today I created a card with the beautiful pumpkin swirl image and the new Heartfelt Creations paper.  The pumpkin stamps are the same size as the pumpkins on the paper so they could be layered or off set, as I did mine, with pop dots.  You will find the complete supply list and directions below.

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3484 Pumpkin Harvest PreCut Set
HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 724 Classic Editions Die
HCDP1 224 Classic Editions Paper Collection
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Lg.
Other Products
Ink: Distress Ink, Walnut Stain, Forest Moss
cream cardstock, Spellbinders Floral Ovals die, BoBunny brads, pop dots, Fabric Fusion, ATG, Stickles, gold, 3/8" corner rounder, black ribbon, seam binding, Prismacolor pencils
Create base card with cream cs, 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", round front corners.  Cut yellow DP 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".  Cut pumpkin DP 1 1/2" x 4 1/8", layer on top of yellow.  Round front corners.  Stamp sentiment in bottom right corner.  Stamp image, color and die cut with oval die.  Die cut orange DP with Floral Oval die, layer image on top.  Add to yellow layer with brads.  Add to card front.  Stamp and die cut 2 large and 1 small pumpkin.  Place on card with pop dots and add stickles.  Stamp flower from image 2 times, color and cut out.  Add to image with pop dots and add stickles.  Add black ribbon.  Color seam binding with Forest Moss, dry with heat gun and add to card.

Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tea Bag Gift Card

Woo-Hoo!  I have time to play again, LOL!  Today I created a tea bag gift card with a sweet little mouse image from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  You can find the tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers here.  I used the sketch from The Sweet Stop; I hope my Roman numerials are O.K. for the numbers!

I also wanted to participate in 'A Gem Of A Challenge' and 'Robyn's Fetish' which both called for kraft but by the time I added the Picket Fence crackle paint and added my layers, most of my kraft was covered up!  Sorry!

The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils; the clock is a sticker from my stash.  The image was die cut with Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Rectangles die and added with pop dots.

The inside holds 2 tea bags and I used the same die to add the sentiments. 

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge:  Christmas creations ( July 27)
Sweet 'n Sassy Blog Hop:  Christmas in July
The Sweet Stop Sketch challenge:  sketch with numbers (July 28)
Robyn's Fetish: kraft cardstock (July 28)
A Gem of a Challenge:  Kraft at Christmas (Aug. 3)
2 Sisters Challenge:  Christmas, use an animal (July 27)
Shelly's Images:  Christmas Edition (Aug. 2)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Friend

Today my card looks very much like fall.  The pumpkin paper is from Heartfelt Creations new paper line which is such a joy to work with.  The pumpkin and frame have also been cut from the same paper collection. 

Below you will find the list of products and directions on how to make this card.
Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3484 Pumpkin Harvest PreCut Set
HCPC 3483 Days Gone By PreCut Set
HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 724 Classic Editions dies
HCDP1 224 Classic Editions Paper Collection
Other Products
Ink:  Distress Ink, Walnut Stain, Forest Moss, Tea Dye
seam binding, ATG, pop dots, glue dots, vintage buttons, stitched ribbon, Stickles, gold, Crop-A-Dile 3/8", Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles
Create base card, 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Cut 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" strip pumpkin DP and add to top of card.  Round corners.  Stamp image and sentiment.  Add black ribbon.  Die cut rectangle and cut out center to create frame, attach to card.  Stamp and die cut large pumpkin and add gold stickles.  Attach to card with pop dots.  The seam binding was colored with distress ink and then spritzed with some homemade gold shimmer mist. Tie bow and add to card with glue dot.

Challenges I would like to enter
The Corrosive Challenge:  sentiment (July 22)
Crafting When We Can:  1 image, 2 ribbons, 3 buttons (July 21)
Stampin' Sisters in Christ, glitter (July 21)
Perfect Sentiments Challenge:  anything goes (July 25)
Word Art Wednesday:  uplifting sentiment or free word art (July 25)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_Fall Harvest

This is such an exciting time to be a part of  Heartfelt Creations as we have been able to play with their very first line of Heartfelt Creations paper!  There  is no way that one could over emphasize the quality of this paper.  The weight is perfect for anything you would want to create, including flowers.  The colors are rich and vibrant, and it feels so luxurious!  Here is the description from Heartfelt Creations.

This month we are delighted to release our very first line of Heartfelt Creations paper. Check out the beautiful patterns, luscious colors, and organic textures. Some come with our stamp images in them; others are abstract. This will add some fun and variety to your creations!

The Classic Edition Collection stamp sets and die release is gearing towards the fall season and colder days. A rustic truck, wooden wagon, playful dog, berries, apples, and pumpkins will keep you busy creating as the sun begins disappearing earlier in the evenings. Our card samples will give you many ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  Leave a comment on the HC blog by July 24th and you will be eligible to win the entire release.

For my card, I chose to use some hexagons to showcase the baskets of fruit.  Guess who is going to be one of the first to purchase the new Spellbinders hexagon dies, LOL?!  The 'Grandmothers Flower Garden' quilt pattern has always been one of my favs.

Below you will find the supplies and directions for this card.  Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to see all the DT's awesome creations with this new line of stamps and new papers!

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3487 Classic Edition PreCut Set
HCPC 3484 Pumpkin Harvest PreCut Set
HCD 724 Classic Editions Dies
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border
Other Products
paper: HCDP1 224 - Classic Editions Paper Collection, cream card stock
ink: Staz-On, black; Distress Ink, Tea Dye
ATG, Prismacolor Pencils, OMS, Scor-Pal, quilting hexagon template, pop dots
Create base card, 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Cut striped DP 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". Add to card base.  Cut red stripe 2 3/8" x 5 3/8".  Die cut lace border and add to red stripe.  Add to card base.  Cut 3 hexagons.  Score 1/8" on each edge, draw faux stitching.  Stamp, color, and die cut 3 baskets and 3 pumpkins.  Stamp, color and cut out 2 apple images.  Add to card base, using pop dots for the center hexagon.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Christmas Puppy

When the air in the car quits working and the temps hit the mid 90's, a little bit of frosty Christmas weather sounds very good, LOL!  I really miss participating in challenges and so I took just a few minutes to make a very simple Christmas card.  It's time to start thinking about creating cards for our holiday craft show and so I start relying on dies, punches and wonderful images instead of bulky embellishments.  And who wouldn't love to find this cute little fellow peaking out of their Christmas stocking?  

I made a Z-fold card, used a MS punch at the top, attached a ribbon on both sides, tied a bow and added a vintage button.  The card has been distressed with Tea Dye.  The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and highlighted with some glitter gel pens.  The trim on the stocking and the snow have been painted with Creative Inspirations 'Blue Ice' paint.  It was cut out with the Fleur de Lis die and mounted on some red mirror card.  I was trying to catch the shimmer from the paint but I'm afraid my photography skills are non-existent today.

We are on the last week of chemo and radiation treatments so life should slow down a little bit.  We saw the doctor yesterday and he was amazed that my friend hasn't gotten sick or lost her hair.  We praise God every day that she has done so well!  Thank you for your prayers, I know they make a difference.

Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
Sweet and Sassy:  fun fold card (July21)
Victorine Originals: buttons and ribbon (July 23)
Robyn's Fetish:  Christmas in July (July 21)
OLLCB: Whiskers (July 22)
Dream Valley:  no squares (July 21)
Dutch Dare: Tic Tac Toe (ribbon, distressing, button) (July 19)
Creative Inspirations Paint: Christmas in July (July 22)
Totally Stampalicious:  Christmas in July (July 24)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_Your Birthday

Today I have a sweet little Heartfelt Creations birthday card.  The background was so easy to do by placing both sentiment stamps on the acrylic block and stamping at the same time.  You will find the complete directions and supply list below.

Your Birthday
Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3481 Add-On Sentiment PreCut Set
HCPC 3394 Classic Bella Rose PreCut Set
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
HCD Bella Rose Die
Other Products
paper: card stock, turquoise and white, Bazzill textured card stock
ink: Studio G turquoise, Distress Embossing Ink, Recollections Embossing Powder, Snow
seam binding, brad, MS punch,Half Daisy, Fiskers Wonky Heart Punch, rhinestones, glue dots, ATG, pop dots
Create base card, 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", punch sides with MS punch. Cut turquoise mat 3 1/8" x 4 1/4". Cut sentiment panel 3" x 4". Place both word stamps on block, stamp and emboss in white. Ink the edges with turquoise. Small tag is 1" x 1 3/4", stamp and emboss sentiment. Stamp birthday greeting and punch. Stamp, emboss and die cut Posy Patch flower and layer with tags, add to sentiment panel with brad. Add panel to card. Stamp and die cut 2 rose images, layer with pop dots. Add to card. Add bow and rhinestones.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_Just A Note

Happy 4th of July to everyone!  Wishing you a safe and happy holiday.  We watched our town's parade last night, 1 1/2 hours!  Our little town is known for having an awesome parade and fireworks.  It's always fun to watch the excitement of the children.

Today I made a card using the cracked glass technique.  It's something I hardly ever do and yet I really like the results.  You will find the supply list and directions below.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!
Just A Note
Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3475 Special Delivery PreCut Set
HCPC 3469 Tattered Blossom Swirls PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set (bird)
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
Spellbinders Labels 8, Classic Oval Lg.
Other Products
Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Forest Moss
card stock, DP from my stash, UTEE, lace, vintage music paper, brads, pop dots, ATG, Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles
Base card: 6 1/8" x 8 3/8", fold in half. Die cut largest Romantic Rectangle and add to card. Stamp swirl image and color with distress inks. Die cut with oval. Using UTEE, do "crackle glass" technique. Add to card. Stamp sentiment on music paper and die cut with Labels 8. Add brads. Add lace to card and then add sentiment. Stamp mailbox and bird, color with distress inks, die cut and add to card with pop dots.