Friday, February 19, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Design Team Call

Heartfelt Creations offers a complete collection of papers and matching stamps and die cuts. They have become a new favorite for me over the past year. They had a design team call open this month. Regardless of the outcome I really enjoyed playing with all they things I had on hand from their product line.

First up is a Thank you card using the Sun Kissed Fleur collection.
This card is a 5x7" base. Create the base of this card by cutting a piece of cream card stock to 7" x 10", score at 5". The card base is built using the sun kissed paper collection. I chose a light blue for base, cheesecloth, darker blue for die cut resplendent rectangle, and a 3x5 image from the tags page at the end of the paper stack. Using olive grove ink, stamp Thank You sentiment to banner. Using the distress tool, rough up the edges of this image. Adhere with foam tape to give it a bit of dimension from the base.

Using cream card stock for all: stamp the sun kissed fleur cling stamp using espresso truffle three times. Die cut the images and sponge color onto them using cantaloupe to the center and peanut brittle to the outer edges. Sponge color to the leaves using bamboo leaves to the center and olive grove to the outer edges. Shape flowers using the deluxe flower shaping kit and glue layers together. Die cut green swirls using the bella rose die. I trimmed the leaves off to only use the swirl of the die cut. Sponge color to the swirls using bamboo leaves and olive grove. Die cut layered elegant swirl  for the upper left of the card under the flowers. Leave this die cut cream colored. Apply all die cuts to your finished card base and your card is complete.

Crafty items used:
HCDP1-233 Sun Kissed Paper Collection
HCPC-3533 Sun Kissed Fleur Cling Stamp
HCD-734 Spellbinders Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCD-712 Spellbinders Bella Rose Die
HCD-716 Spellbinders Layered Elegant Swirl Die
S5-147 Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangle Die
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Momento Dye Ink: Espresso Truffle, Cantaloupe, Peanut Brittle, Bamboo Leaves & Olive Grove
Misc: Cream card stock, Dries Clear Adhesive, Cheesecloth, distress edge tool, Thank You stamp

Second up is a Love book card

This card is both a card and a gift as you can insert a treat into the inside of the card. I followed the tutorial from Stempeleinmaleins for the book card. All measurements are as stated in the tutorial.
All papers used for this project are from the Romantique Gardens paper collection.

On the front: using pink card stock diecut a decorative lace border. Trim to fit card base & adhere. Layer cheesecloth over lace border. Cut white cardstock 3.5" x 3.5" square, ink edges with rose bud and rhubarb stalk ink. Use corner rounding punch to all corners. The hummingbird image is selected from the paper collection. Cut out using a standard circles die. Adhere hummingbird image using foam tape. Add a bit of white lace trim under image.

Using printed green cardstock from the paper collection, die cut two each of the flower base with swirls using the romantique garden die set. (One set for the front and one set for the inside right). Adhere to either side of the hummingbird image forming a heart. Using white card stock, stamp using tuxedo black ink the bleeding heart flowers from the hearthrob precut stamp set four times. Die cut these images with the romantique garden die set and sponge color onto them using angel pink, rose bud, rhubarb stalk. Work color from center out beginning with angel pink. Shape flowers using the deluxe flower shaping kit and glue layers together. Adhere with foam tape to add a bit of dimension.

For the inside of the card:
Left side: cut small image from tags page in paper collection. Matte with green print used for paper base swirls. Add leftover purple heart punch edge to sides.
Right side: Adhere green flower base with swirls and inked up bleeding heart petals prepared while assembling the front of the card. Using purple printed card stock from the collection, border punch two 12" x 1" inch strips. Once edge is punched, cut into 4 5/8" strips. Adhere to all sides of the book card frame prepared with black card stock. Adhere the green swirl flower bases and shaped bleeding hearts to top and bottom corners. This completes your book card.
Crafty items used:
HCDP1-249 Romantique Gardens Paper Collection
HCPC-3641 Hearthrob PreCut Stamp Set
HCD-755 Spellbinders Romantique Garden Die
HCD-713 Spellbinders Decorative Lace Border
Spellbinders Standard Circles, Large
Martha Stewart Heart border punch
Momento Dye Ink: Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Rhubarb Stalk, Tuxedo Black
Misc: Card stock: black, white & pink, Cheesecloth, Dries Clear Adhesive, white lace trim

Third up is a Thinking of You type card

This one is my favorite. Because the poppies! They are so beautiful. Everything about poppies makes me happy so these images were a winner before I brought them home.

This card is 12x12. Cut brown card stock 6" x 12", score at 6". Card base is a 6" x 6" decorative square from the antiquity paper collection. Stamp the poppy corner to the inside white square. Color with Copic markers: poppies: R21, R05, R08, R56, R59. Leaves, stems and petal pods: G21, G24, G85, G94, G99. Seed pods: E51, E53, E55, E57, E59. Coat image with diamond glaze.

Cut out small sentiment from paper collection. Distress edges and apply foam tape to add a bit of dimension. Adhere to card base inside of the poppy corner stamped image.

Using white card stock: Stamp the blazing poppy petals precut stamp with black tuxedo ink: stamp set 3 times to white card stock. Die cut the images and sponge color onto them using: morocco from the center out and rhubarb stalk from the middle to petal tips. Shape flowers using the deluxe flower shaping kit and glue layers together. Add stickles copper glitter to folds and center of largest flower. Die cut leaves from bella rose die and spellbinders foliage. Sponge color on using bamboo leaves and olive grove. Coat with diamond glaze. Die cut decorative blossom corner and sponge on ink with rich cocoa. Adhere the decorative blossom corner to lower right of card base. Adhere all flowers and leaves to complete your card.

Crafty items used:
HCDP1-237 Antiquity Paper Collection
HCPC-3675 Poppy Corner & Border PreCut Stamp set
HCPC-3674 Blazing Poppy Petals PreCut Stamp
HCD-1764 Blazing Poppy Die Cut
HCD-729 Spellbinders Decorative Blossom Corner
HCD-712 Spellbinders Bella Rose Die
S4-328 Spellbinders Foliage
Momento Dye Ink: Black Tuxedo, Rich Cocoa, Olive Grove, Bamboo Leaves, Rhubarb Stalk, Morocco
Copic markers: R21, R05, R08, R56, R59, G21, G24, G85, G94, G99, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
Misc: Card stock: brown & white, distress edge tool, Diamond Glaze, Stickles: Copper

Birthday Twisted Card

It's been some time since I blogged any crafty craft but I am feeling the pull to get back into it all. A birthday card for a very special young lady came my way. Stempeleinmaleins had a really fun tutorial for the Twisted Card... so simple but looks so different then the normal card. At first I thought I would have a hard time layering decorative elements. Once I got into it I feel quite happy with the outcome. I took some creative ideas from their design team. Love how they motivate a little fun in new ways.

The image is drawn by Yampuff at Deviant Art. This is a free download and honestly printed beautifully. I colored her with Copics and surrounded her with embellishments. Flowers are handmade with Heartfelt Creations Vintage Morning Background stamp. Added a paper doily, cheesecloth, crochet flower and Celebrate tag stamp. Heart sticks are a stamp fussy cut. This was completely taken from design team elements that follow the tutorial. I never thought to cut the images separate and seriously love how these look popping out of the folds. Inside the card I used Heartfelt Creations Decorative Blossom Corner and a Happy Birthday stamp. This needed to be a gift card holder and card. This design worked perfectly.

I am looking forward to many more creative additions to this blog again. Creativity is a happy place for my spirit.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Festive Christmas December Flip Calendar


After a very long hiatus I am happy to be back in the craft room and posting on the blog. Thanks to some serious motivation from my friend and her new craft shop Molly's Craft Shack, I will do my best to support her and bring many fun paper crafting ideas to my blog.

Today I'll share a December Flip Calendar using the Heartfelt Creations Festive Christmas paper and a few of their great stamps and dies. Everything about this line is lovely. Rich texture. Great coordinates. Perfect for the holidays. I think this would make a lovely gift as well and it makes up pretty quick! I love the flower stamp and die sets.

Originally I was gifted one of these a few years back from my dear friend Kathrin. There is a tutorial on Stempeleinmaleins. I decided to make mine a calendar for the full month versus advent. I really loved the finished product. My finished card size is 5.5x8. A little larger then the tutorial notes. I like this larger size. Seems to balance the number tags pretty well.

Heartfelt Creations: Festive Christmas paper stack, Festive Ornament PreCut stamp, Christmas Poinsettia PreCut stamp, Bella Rose Leaves PreCut stamp and die, Peaceful Night PreCut stamp, Lace Border DieCut.

Friday, October 15, 2010

CardPatterns #85, Create4fun #41, Stampin' for the Weekend #49, TotallyPaperCrafts #38

Fall is still in there air with plenty of challenges out there to take part in for inspiration... this little cutie is Kai from Mo Manning's Digi's. Sooooo cute. Our family loves fall especially for the leaf tossing. I'll send this card to my brother for his baby girl due in November. They live where the tree's are plentiful so I am certain they too will make great use of the leaves year to year.

Card Pattern #85 is the following sketch to play with:

Create4Fun #41 wants a Digi Stamp used.
Totally Paper Crafts #38 is looking for Autumn.
Stampin' for the Weekend #49 is looking for Fall.

Kai is one of many great digi stamps from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Paper is Cloud9 Design: Harvest Holiday

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Belles 'n Whistles, Friday Sketchers #123, Pixie Dust Studio #44, Cupcake Inspiration #80

Would you just look at this cutie!!! I've been in love with this Belles 'n Whistles Little Witch with Broom image since the moment she became mine but today is the first creation

Belles 'n Whistles : Fall Colors
Pixie Dust Studio #44 - Fall into Fall
Cupcake Inspirations #80 - Color Challenge (Can I just say this little sweet treat is divine looking! Great colors too but come on... give me some of this, lol!!!)

Friday Sketchers #123 as follows

Lili of The Valley #69, Timbroscrapmania #12, Stamp Something & Challenge Up Your Life #29

I adore this wedding couple stamp by Lili of The Valley... yesterday my hubby and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary... this is the card I made him using the following challenge blogs for inspriration.

Lili of the Valley #69: sketch as follows

Timbroscrapmania Stamping Challenge #12: Autumn Colors
Stamp Something: Something Punchy
Challenge Up Your Life #29: Autumn Colors

Papers are from My Minds Eye: Penny Lane and Bazzill cardstock.
Martha Stewart branch Punch
Leaf punches are oldies but goodies from Family Treasures and Emagination. We (my husband and I) used these two punches along with 3 others to add hand punched confetti to our wedding invitations! We actually got blisters from all the punching.... ahhhhh where was the cricut back then???
Flowers are hand stitched to the leaves with a french knot.
Sentiment is computer generated.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Magnolia Down Under #65 & Double Dutch #53

It's time for a little Trick or Treating in the craft room. I am sooooooo loving this sketch Double Dutch has to play with. It was the perfect pair with my little Tilda... I don't know that she is specifically "Halloween" but the dress can be used in so many ways I thought she was perfect for my card.
Magnolia Down Under #65 is challenging us to use Flowers and Lace. On the front of my card I cut black primas into petals and used them under Tilda's feet.
Double Dutch #53 has the following fun sketch to play with:
I hunted my stash again... gotta get the paper out of the shelves and onto a project! I soooo love this Cosmo Cricket: Haunted and I swear I thought I'd never actually use it. Every piece is double sided fun. On the inside of the card flap I wanted to see the print so I applied 2 layers of vellum... enough to see the print but enough coverage to see writing!

Stamps used:
Magnolia: Tilda With Thistle
Heide Grace: Halloween (spiders and web)
Making Memories: Spellbound (trick or treat)
Hero Arts: Owl-Oween (pumpkin and treat bag)

The fence behind Tilda is punched from the new Martha Stewart mongo big punch. Thank you Kathrin for sharing it! So fun.

I know I'll be using this sketch again. I just love it :)