Non Traditional Hued Holiday Creation...

Hello, hello, hello!
I'm just popping in with a quick share of the project I featured today on a Facebook Live I did on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page!
Are you a follower of Heartfelt Creations on Facebook?
They have such awesome projects and content to inspire you there!

For this week's live, I opted to go with the Merry and Bright Collection!
I love the non traditional colors used in this Christmas Collection! 

...here's a peek of the project we created together during the live...


Don't you just love those teals, blues, and purples?
Now, I will be honest, sometimes a collection gets released and I feel a little intimidated about coloring some of the images...the reindeer pulling the sleigh in the Merry and Bright Collection had me feeling that way! Does this ever happen to you?

Well, I decided I was just going to dive in with my Stack and Store daubers and give it a shot!
Do you know that it's much easier than you think!

I thought that a little window behind the window would add a nice touch to creating a winter scene. The window stamp and die combination from the Winter's Eve Collection is such a versatile stamp for all seasons and occasions!

Of course I also had to incorporate my favorite pine cone image from the O Holy Night Collection...I do believe that has appeared on every holiday card I have created so far! A small poinsettia and a decorated tree bough finish up the pretty cluster in the center!

For more information, colors, etc. please feel free to watch the replay of the Facebook live!
https://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltCreations/videos/2150747368501104/ 

 I do hope you've been inspired here today! Grab all of your Christmas crafty supplies and get those holiday cards done early...you'll be so glad you did!

Until next time...

Season's Greetings and Sparkling Poinsettias...

Hello and Welcome!
I'm so glad you're here! 
It's been awhile since we've had a visit, hasn't it!

It is another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, and today I have a quick and easy Christmas card to share with you! Do you know what makes these handmade cards quick and easy? It's making sure that you have pre-stamped, colored and die cut your images ahead of the design process! I try to stamp as many poinsettias onto a sheet of white card stock as I can, and will usually do multiple sheets...especially when you know you're needing to creative a significant number of holiday cards. Then, when the family decides to watch a movie, I'm up late waiting to pick up my daughter from work, or we're just watching tv in the evening, I can color away! The inks and other supplies are out once and I can just get it done! Then I like to die cut the images and store them away for when I am ready to use them. With a quick card base design, and with the embellishments just needing a bit of shaping, the cards get done very quickly!

...here's a peek at my card design share today...


I've used the Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set to create these gorgeous holiday florals....and did you know that they are currently on the Limited Editions list? That's right, they are retiring...so if they have been on your wish list, now is the time to snatch them up at a fantastic price point! You can find them here!

I've also fallen madly in love with the pine cone image from the O Holy Night Collection! I think it adds such a festive holiday look to your Christmas creations...and is perfect for pairing with other favorite collections as well.


I've paired up the small wedding bells image from the Classic Wedding Collection with the O Holy Night Collection as I thought they were perfect for the holiday season! They make me think of the song "C'mon ring those bells, light the Christmas tree...Jesus is the King, born for you and me...C'mon Ring those bells, everybody sing...Jesus we remember it's your birthday"
Do I have you singing in now? LOL

The icing on a Christmas card is always the glitter! It's Christmas and we need some sparkle!
I've used the fantastic Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder on this creation, and I love the sparkle and the frosted look it gives to the floral clusters!

Well, I hope I've inspired you to get working on those holiday cards! Don't wait until mid November...the most wonderful time of the year is also the most busy time of the year!
Do pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog as there are so many beautiful inspirational creations there that they design team have created to inspire you!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions

Other Products Used: white card stock, BigShot die cutting machine, paper trimmer, scissors, Nuvo Glitter Drops – White Blizzard, pop dots

For more tips on creating with the O Holy Night collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/UWDeK6soJ0E.

Create a card base from white card stock measuring 4 ¼” x 5 ½”. Trim out premade card panel shown in sample, as well as a red decorative background mat measuring just slightly smaller than the card base from the O Holy Night Paper Collection.
Using manual die cutting machine, along with the rectangle die from the Cut Mat Create 1B Die that coordinates to the center rectangle on the premade card panel, die cut out center image portion. Ink edges of die cut, outer portion of premade card panel, as well as background mat using Ranger Archival Ink – Vermillion. Adhere background mat, and premade card panel background to card front as shown.

Using Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black, stamp Season’s Greetings sentiment onto center of die cut rectangle. Apply pop dots to back of sentiment panel and then adhere to card front at an angle as shown on card sample. 

Stamp one inking of the Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, one inking of the small wedding bell image from the Classic Wedding Bells Cling Stamp Set, two inkings of the pinecone image from the Silent Night Scroll Cling Stamp Set, as well as one inking of the large holly clusters from the Poinsettia and Holly Clusters Cling Stamp Set all onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black.

Begin coloring poinsettias Ranger Archival Ink – Buttercup and Stack and Store Daubers, adding a hint of yellow ink to poinsettia centers. Color poinsettia petals using a combination of Ranger Archival Ink – Vermillion and Carnation Red. Die cut using coordinating dies. Shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Create two double blossoms pairing one mid sized petal piece and a smaller petal piece, as well as one blossom pairing two smaller petal pieces. Using a dries clear glue, adhere Go Man Go Prills to poinsettia centers. Set aside to dry. 

Next, color pinecone images using Ranger Archival Ink – Sepia, Coffee, Leaf Green and Fern Green using Stack and Store Daubers. Die cut using coordinating die. Color holly clusters using Archival Ink – Leaf Green and Fern Green using Stack and Store Daubers. Die cut using coordinating die. Shape pinecone images slightly using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, and holly clusters using 3D Poinsettia Shaping Mold.  

Color wedding bells using Memento Dye Ink – Peanut Brittle and Ranger Archival Ink – Buttercup, and ribbons on bells using Archival Ink – Vermillion and Carnation Red. Die cut using coordinating die. Snip apart the portion of the wedding bells die cut you wish to use on the card front as shown.
Adhere bells image to card front as shown using pop dots using a dries clear glue. Adhere poinsettia blossoms as shown. Lastly, add one pinecone image behind poinsettia on top of card front, and one pinecone image to the poinsettia cluster on bottom of card front. Add in holly clusters around both poinsettias as desired.

Using a dries clear glue and fine metal tip, adhere Crystal Transparent Glitter to bells and preprinted images on sentiment panel, and Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder to poinsettia petals, pinecone images and holly clusters. Lastly, drop small groupings of Nuvo Drops to sentiment panel and lay flat to dry.

Quick and Easy Ornament Shaped Christmas Cards...

Hello and Welcome!
I wanted to do a quick share with you here on the blog today of the Facebook Live I just finished for Heartfelt Creations!

Have you started your Christmas cards already? If not, I'm here to inspire you to do so!
Perhaps you've not figured out what style you'd like to work with this year, or which paper collections you'd like to use! Allow me to help you with that!



Today I created an ornament shaped card created with the Noel Ornament Die from Heartfelt Creations along with some papers from the O Holy Night Collection, the mini poinsettia and holly clusters, as well as the bells from the Classic Wedding Collections!

...and here is a close up of the card that was completed during my live broadcast...


I've used the Crystal Clear Powder on the ornate die cut pictured on the card base, and I have used the Frosting Powder on the poinsettia, pine cones and foliage! Don't you just love how they appear to have a touch of frost!

This card came together quickly and easily! If you would like to recreate this sample for your own holiday cards to present to friends and loved ones this year, you can find all of the details and follow through step by step with my Facebook Live!

https://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltCreations/videos/551561418597914/

Until next time...

Grateful Coneflowers....

Welcome Back!
I hope you're doing well, and I'm so glad to see you here today!
It's been a fast and crazy summer already, and I just cannot believe that today is the 1st of August!
Where is the time going? 
It seems that the kids were just released from school for the summer, and now we're seeing school supplies on the shelves at Walmart and it's almost time to get the dreaded school clothes shopping done!  LOL

Well, as you know it's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!
This week I have a quick card to share with you featuring the gorgeous coneflowers from the Backyard Blossoms Collection as well as the papers from the Heartfelt Inspirations Journal Pages
And how can I forget the stunning Intricate Swirl Frames Die!


I've used the two pages from the Heartfelt Inpsirations Journal Pages to create this card...see...and you thought journal pages were just for journaling, didn't you!

Heartfelt Inspiration Journal Pages 

I've actually used the backside of the one page to do the matting behind the decorative frame, and have then trimmed out the portion of the floral design I wanted to showcase and adhered it to the backside of the decorative frame, which I have cut from white card stock! Once I had this all assembled, I popped the frame image up off the card base using pop dots!

I've then stamped and die cut the coneflower images and floral accents from the Backyard Blossoms Collection in a black ink onto white card stock. I've colored them using the easy to use Stack and Store Daubers from Heartfelt Creations! I'll list the colors of all the inks for you in the supply list at the end of this blog post!

I've then die cut my flowers using the coordinating dies and assembled them into a pretty wildflower like looking arrangement!

Here's a closer peek at those beautiful blossoms...


I've then created a little flag banner from a left over piece of teal colored paper and stamped my sentiment which is found in the Today's Quotes Cling Stamp Set!

Well, that's all for me today! Do pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in all of the amazing projects the team have come up with for your inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
 
Cut a 5" x 7" card base from white card stock using the Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die. Cut the mat for the card base from the backside of one of the pages from the Heartfelt Inspirations Journal Pages pictured above using the Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die. Ink the edges of your mat with the Ranger Archival - Majestic Violet and adhere to card base. 

Next, die cut the Intricate Swirls Frame Die from white card stock. Trim out decorative floral image from Journal Page and attach to back of frame using the dries clear glue. Adhere frame to card base using dimensional pop dots. 

Stamp the rounded coneflower image from the Blossoming Coneflower Cling Stamp Set, the smaller coneflower from the Garden's Edge Cling Stamp Set, as well as the floral accent also from the Garden's Edge Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using Archival Ink - Jet Black. Color coneflowers using Ranger Archival Ink - Majestic Violet, Buttercup and Leaf Green using Stack and Store Daubers. Color the accent flowers using Ranger Archival - Cactus Flower and Leaf Green. 

Die cut all images using the coordinating dies.

Adhere rounded coneflower image to card base as shown. Tuck in accent flowers as shown, and adhere smaller coneflower image on top of arrangement as shown.

Trim out a banner flag and stamp sentiment using Ranger Archival - Jet Black ink. Ink edges of banner with Ranger Archival - Majestic Violet and adhere to card front.

Using dries clear glue and metal tip for adhesive bottle, apply Blue Rain Glitter to coneflower blossoms, and Crystal Glitter to all preprinted images on the card.

Quick and EZ Scrapbooking and Cardmaking...

Hello and Welcome!
I'm dropping in with a quick post showcasing the products I used to create my scrapbook journaling pages, canvas and cards from my Heartfelt Creations Facebook Live today! (If you missed it, you can find the replay here...https://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltCreations/videos/10155521633007401/)

As you know, I'm not really a scrapbooker....but the wonderful 3D ring binder and it's smaller size have allowed me to put together pages quickly and with ease...I'm not overwhelmed by the page size and I can embellish as much or as little as I want!

Here's a look at the binder I covered using the Woodsy Wonderland Collection and one of the journaling pages, the page that I put together during my Facebook Live, as well as a card I also created with the coordinating insert collections that go together with the 3D Ring Journal Binder.


I've used one of the journaling pages to create the scrapbook page from the Words to Live By Journal Page Collection. I've used the Intricate Swirl Frames Die to create the frame around the photo and have then snipped the smaller square frame from the Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die in half and have adhered one half on top of the large frame and the other half on the bottom of the large frame.

I've used the gorgeous coneflowers from the Backyard Blossoms Collection to do the embellishing on my page. I just love those coneflowers! I've stamped them in Ranger Archival Ink - Coffee, and have then colored them using the Ranger Archival Ink - Monarch Orange, Buttercup and Leaf Green using the Stack and Store Daubers from Heartfelt Creations!
This page came together quickly and with ease!

I hope you've enjoyed today's quick share, and you're been inspired!
Also, I should make mention, that the 3 Ring Journal Binder and coordinating Journal Pages are all currently 50% off until July 31st! You still have a few more days to purchase these at a fantastic price point! 

https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/journals

Until next time...

Christmas in July...

Hello and Welcome!
It sure has been awhile since we've visited, hasn't it!
School is out, my kids are enjoying the summer so far, and we've just returned from a week of holidays...and now it's time to start thinking Christmas!  LOL

It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday...and it's another release...we're doing Christmas in July with the new O Holy Night Collection!

Here's a little more about this adorable release...

Celebrate and create inspirational Christmas greetings that spread the true meaning of the holiday season with the O Holy Night Collection from Heartfelt Creations! Immerse yourself in the Christmas story right alongside the angels who announced the Savior’s birth, the shepherds who received the good news, as well as the loving family who welcomed the holy babe in Bethlehem so many years ago! Swaddled in a traditional color palette of reds and greens mingled with hues of midnight blues, golden starlight yellows and snowy whites, this festive paper collection has been beautifully wrapped with tender lace like details, charming plaids, flowing swirls, and elegant brocades all nestled among pretty poinsettias, delicate snowflakes, fanciful Christmas ornaments and gentle images depicting that holy night when Christ was born! Three exquisite cling stamp sets along with coordinating dies provide wonderful options for creating dimensional nativity scenes, holiday themed accents such as an old fashioned scroll, a pinecone with greenery, as well as an assortment of beautifully scripted Christmas sentiments in a variety of styles perfect for all of your holiday card making! The substantially sized and intricately detailed ornament die is magnificent for creating wonderful focal point images on card fronts, stunning accents on scrapbook layouts, or for creating ornament shaped cards ready to deliver your Christmas greetings to friends and loved ones! So pause, reflect and spread the message of God’s love given that holy night so many thousands of years ago as you create and send off holiday wishes with the O Holy Night Collection. 

For my first project with this release, I decided to do an ornament shaped card! 
I've used the ornament die to cut my card base and have then decorated it with the other ornament layering die cuts!

Here's how it turned out...


I decided to go with a bit of a country Christmas vibe by using the plaid paper as an underlay to the red die cut overlay. I opted to ink the edges of the white card base using Ranger Archival Ink - Red Geranium just so it wasn't so stark in contrast to the other colors. The die cut with the sentiment I have used a dries clear glue to add some Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Powder just on the decorative portion of the die cut to give the card some additional sparkle. I've raised each of the ornament layers using dimensional pop dots so the ornament has quite a bit of dimension.

I've stamped the pine cone images, poinsettia and holly cluster images onto white card stock using black ink and have then colored them using the Stack and Store Daubers. I've then die cut all of the embellishments and shaped my poinsettias using the coordinating 3D shaping mold. 

I've arranged my pinecone cluster and then adhered it to the ornament using a dries clear glue and have then created a small double poinsettia and backed it with one of the smaller holly leaf clusters. I've then added it to the center of the pinecone arrangement!

To give the floral cluster a bit of sparkle and the appearance of being snow covered, I've applied dries clear glue and then sprinkled those areas with Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, which I have then heat set using my heat tool! And, of course I've given the poinsettia a center with some prills!

This card came together so quickly and easily, and is one that I will surely be repeating for my own personal greeting cards this Christmas!

So, I hope I've encouraged you to get a jump on your holiday cards so that you're not stuck last minute in December trying to get them all completed! Be sure to pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to see what the rest of the uber talented design team have come up with for your inspiration!

Until next time...

"Bee-autiful" Coneflower Canvas

Hello and Welcome!

It's our most favorite Wednesday of the month...it's Heartfelt Creations new release day!
I'm sure you've seen the sneak peeks of the new Sweet as Honey Collection....it's the
"bee's knees"!  LOL

Here's a little more about this "bee-autiful" collection!


Life is busy and can “bee” overwhelming at times…and it’s in the middle of that chaos that you need to get “busy as a bee” with your creative side and refresh your soul with some fun and lighthearted art from the heart! The “bee-autiful” thing about creating art from the heart is that
whether you’re needing to send “bee-lated” birthday greetings, remind someone to “bee-lieve” in themselves, or simply let someone know you’ll “bee” thinking about them, you’ve not only accomplished your act of kindness through remembering and touching the hearts of friends and loved ones with your creative projects, but you’ve refreshed your soul and refocused your heart as well! Join us in spreading joy and “bee-autiful” creations with the new Sweet as Honey Collection by Heartfelt Creations! “Swarming” with stunning illustrations of whimsical honey bees, charming hives and “bee-autious” garden scenes, this fun and lighthearted collection is ideal for creating projects for a multitude of occasions and is sure to capture the hearts of the young and the young at heart! A bright and happy hued paper collection will fill your soul with rays of warm sunshine yellows, bright sky blues and rich golden honey colors, while boasting captivating honeycomb patterns, happy hexagons, delightful polka dots, perfect plaids and dreamy florals! An assembling of three “bee-coming” cling stamp sets, along with coordinating dies provide endless inspirations with a “bee-autiful” colony of honey bee maidens, whimsical hives and sweet sentiments ideal for pairing with honeycomb die cuts! So, now that you know what all the “buzz” is about, join us in “bee-ing” Sweet as Honey and sharing “bee-autiful” art from the heart wherever you go!

It has been awhile since I created an altered art piece, and I have a bunch of canvases stashed in my craft room and decided it might be fun to do just a quick and easy canvas using this newest collection along with one of the pages from the Words to Live By journaling pages!

The journaling pages have such wonderful sentiments already illustrated on them, so creating a canvas with a "bee-autiful" message is quick and easy! I loved the message on this page because as  the "queen bee" in the home surrounded by all of my worker bees, it a wonderful reminder to clothe myself in love, mercy, kindness, patience, peace and self control!

Let's take a peek...


I've used some yellow patterned paper from the Sweet as Honey Collection to do the background matting for the pretty journal page I chose to use on this canvas. I inked all of the edges with a brown colored ink and then used some strong scor tape adhesive to adhere the pages to the canvas.

To keep things super quick and simple, I opted to just go with one of the small preprinted panels from the Sweet as Honey Collection instead of stamping and coloring everything, but you could easily do a more complicated version of this canvas in a more mixed media style with more layering, stamping, some texture paste and stenciling, etc. 

I die cut a honey comb piece and then cut it in half to use as a simple piece to add interest to the canvas. I've kept some of those itty bitty hexagon die cuts pieces and opted to ink the edges and then use a few of them as accent pieces after I had added the rest of the focal pieces.  I had a center piece from the Intricate Swirl Frames Die sitting on my desk and decided it would be the perfect little frame to add some detail behind where I would create the floral bouquet. The frame a card dies make wonderful accent pieces in hidden places!

I then stamped one of the Honey Bee Maidens...aren't they just the cutest...as well as a crown for her to wear and a few worker bees to buzz around her. I colored them up with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils and Gamasol solution and then set them aside as I worked on stamping and die cutting the coneflowers from the Backyard Blossoms Collection!

I've created the dimensional coneflowers by stamping two images and then cutting off the foliage of the second image and then using my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to give them some shape. You can find the full instructions on how I snipped into the flowers to give then extra dimension in the set of instructions that follow this blog post.  
 
....here's a closer peek at that cute little Honey Bee Maiden and the dimensional coneflowers...


I built up my coneflower arrangement and then added the queen bee to the cluster with dimensional pop dots. I shaped her worker bees slightly and then adhered them in and around the arrangement as well. 

The icing on the cake for me is always the glittering and the adding of the prills on these stunning coneflowers. I've also added some glitter to the bees wings as well as the preprinted image on the journal page. (For full instructions and colors, etc. please see my instructions below).

Well, that's my share for today!
Thank you so much for stopping by my little home in blogland!
I do hope you've enjoyed what I've shared with you today!
Also, remember to "buzz" on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog as it's "buzzing with activity" and "bee-autiful" projects the rest of the design team have created for your viewing pleasure and inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-291 Sweet as Honey Paper Collection
HCPC-3831 Sweet as Honey Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3829 Honey Bee Maidens Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7185 Sweet as Honey Die
HCD1-7183 Honey Bee Maidens Die

9” x 7” white canvas, white card stock, paper trimmer, scissors, pop dots, VersaFine Black Ink, Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils, Gamasol Solution, blending stumps, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, scor tape

For more tips on creating with the Backyard Blossoms collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/swO34-n1HNc.

For more tips on creating with the Sweet as Honey collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/89nlTDw3kOE.

From the Sweet as Honey paper collection, trim a 8 ¾” x 6 ½” mat from a yellow patterned paper. From the Words to Live By Journal Pages, locate the page with the yellow daisy as shown. Trim off side where punched holes appear. Ink all edges of each of the pages using Ranger Archival Ink – Coffee. Using a strong adhesive, attach matting panels to canvas as shown.

Locate honey comb with buzzing bees and coneflowers rectangle shaped image panel in Sweet as Honey Paper Collection – it will be located on page with smaller image panels, as well as small polka dotted square card panel. Ink all edges of the rectangle panel again with Ranger Archival Ink – Coffee and set aside. Die cut a rectangle honey comb panel from the polka dotted decorative paper, trim around all edges, ink all edges using Ranger Archival Ink – Monarch Orange, and then cut in half. Adhere one half to top corner of rectangle card panel and one to opposite bottom corner as shown.  Die cut the inner portion of the Intricate Swirls Frame Die from white card stock using your die cutting machine. Adhere decorative frame over card panel. Attach panel to canvas as shown using dimensional foam tape.

Stamp two inkings of each of the largest coneflowers in the Blossoming Coneflowers, Backyard Blossoms and Garden’s Edge Coneflowers Cling Stamp Sets (three flowers in total) onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink – Coffee. Color each of the coneflower images using Ranger Archival Inks – Buttercup, Coffee and Monarch Orange. For full instructions on how to color the coneflowers, please see video link above.
Die cut all stamped images using coordinating dies. To shape the coneflower, snip into the petals following the stamped lines and then shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Shape all coneflowers. Snip off the blossom on the second set of coneflowers. Adhere full image coneflowers to canvas as shown, creating a floral bouquet. Now adhere the snipped coneflower heads overtop the coordinating full image so that you have super dimensional double blossoms.

Stamp Honey Bee Maiden, crown, and worker bee images using VersaFine Black Ink onto white card stock. Color using blendable pencils and gamasol solution. Die cut using coordinating dies. Adhere bee maiden to canvas using dimensional pop dots. Adhere crown to bee maiden using a pop dot as well. Shape worker bees slightly and adhere to canvas as shown.

Ink a few small octagon die cut bits from your honey comb panel die cut using Ranger Archival Ink – Leaf Green and then adhere in random patterns around honey bee maiden and along top and bottom of raised image panel.

Using a dries clear adhesive, glitter wings on bees with Blue Rain Transparent Glitter, coneflowers using Lion’s Mane Transparent Glitter and large preprinted daisy image on side of canvas with Crystal Transparent Glitter. Again using a dries clear adhesive, adhere Prills to tops of coneflowers as shown.

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