For My Friend...

Hello!
I'm here with a quick share today!
I wanted to share the card creation I just created online during a Facebook Live on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page.

For this live demonstration, I opted to use the Camelia Carnation flower and gorgeous papers! I think the carnation is often a flower that does not get the credit it is due...while standing alone, it may not be one of the most dazzling and showy flowers, but when is the last time you say a beautiful bouquet of flowers without it? It certainly helps other flowers shine their best, and when paired with other florals it can take center stage as well!

Here's a peek at the card we created together...

I opted to do quite a bit of layering on this card...and you may use up an entire page of dimensional pop dots on this creation! LOL

The layering is done so quickly and easily with the fantastic dies from Heartfelt Creations. For the background mat, I've used the second largest die cut from the Eyelet Rectangle and Basics Die. I opted to use the second largest one as I love the look of having a white border around my initial mat...if this look is not for you, the easy fix is to use the largest die to create the 5"x7" card mat which fits your card base perfectly.

For the next set of mats, I've used the next two sizes down also included in the same die collection. These are the two that are the perfect mats for your 4 1/4"x 5 1/2" card bases. I've adhered the two mats together and have then popped them up off of the card base.

For the last set of mats, including the focal image, I've used the Cut Mat Create System...the two I have used here come from the 2A and 2B dies. You can find out more how to use these in my Facebook Live video which I will include at the end of this blog post.

To add some feminine whimsy to this creation, I've used one of the pretty tag dies from the Ornamental Tags Dies. I've die cut two from white card stock so I could adhere one to the top of the card and one on the bottoms as well. I've die cut the coordinating rectangle bar on which I've stamped the sentiment using black ink. I've then popped it up off of the tag base on the bottom of the card using pop dots.

Lastly, it was time to build the carnation and foliage cluster. The carnation has been created with three of each of the petal layers from the Large Carnation Cling Stamp Set, as well as two of the largest sizes from the Small Carnation Cling Stamp Set. They have all been stamped in a Plum Archival Ink and then die cut using the coordinating dies. (The video walk through will show you exactly how to shape these petals using the Basics Shaping Mold, as well as how to assemble the carnation.)

The foliage has been used created using the Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set, coordinating dies as well as coordinating shaping mold.

And, I did opt to show everyone how easy it is to add a stamen center to the smaller flowers making them perfect accent flowers to add to any floral cluster. They require no shaping, just a quick and easy stamen insertion, a bead of hot glue to the back and some green ink to the wire stem...and you're ready to use the little flowers as pretty accents!

I hope you've enjoyed my share today!
I will include the link below for the Facebook Live so you have all of the details should you wish to uas any part of this creation on a design of your own!

https://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltCreations/videos/2140007486318337/

Until next time...

Oakberry Lane Tag Shaped Note Card...

Hello and Welcome!
Grab your coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and make yourself comfortable...I'm so glad you're here for a visit!

It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, and it's a special one this week indeed!
Today is the special release of the new sentiments and tags stamps and dies!

I wanted to try to think outside of the box a little for this release, so I opted to create a shaped note card with the largest of the tag dies. I love uniquely shaped note cards...and I think they are so much fun to give and to receive. 

I chose to work with the Oakberry Lane Collection, as I had not had time to play with that adorable fall themed collection yet!

Here's how my little note card turned out...


I love how quickly I was able to mat both the inside and the outside of the card using the smaller matching die to the card base. 

I decided before I would adhere the front die cut to the card base, I would die cut one of the fancy tag dies into the center of the card so I could add a nice sentiment and make it stand out as a focal point. I then used the coordinating eyelet border die cut to create an eyelet frame for around the sentiment. I then opted to use the rectangle portion of one of the die cuts to add a birthday sentiment. 

The adorable squirrel images were colored up quickly and easily with the Stack and Store Daubers from Heartfelt Creations, while those pretty flowers were stamped, colored, die cut and then put through the shaping process using the coordinating shaping mold. I have totally fallen in love with these pretty wildflowers from the Oakberry Lane Collection! 

Of course, the icing on the cake is always the glitter. I've used Crystal Stickles on the frame around the main sentiment, and have used the Designer Dries Clear Glue and Crystal Transparent Glitter to add a touch of sparkle to the floral cluster and preprinted image on the front of the card. 

I hope I've been able to inspire you to use your tag dies for more than just tags...they can make awesome little note cards as well.

Until next time...
Supplies & Instructions

For more tips on creating with the Oakberry Lane collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/HirfUN8NEYY

 For more tips on creating with the tags & sentiments, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/eAfLuNkRda4

 For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Other Products Used: white card stock, Stickles - Crystal, paper trimmer, scissors, MISTI, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, BigShot, pop dots

Begin with a piece of white card stock folded in half. To create the shaped card, lay one edge of the large tag die over the fold of the white card stock and secure in place using a low tack tape. Die cut using your die cutting machine.

Choose the papers you wish to use for the card front and inside from the Oakberry Lane Paper Collection. Die cut using the coordinating smaller size tag die. Ink all edges using Ranger Archival Ink - Deep Purple. 

Die cut the center of the card front using the decorative die shown in photo. Adhere mat to front of card and inside panel to inside card as well. 

Next, using a piece of white card stock, die cut the eyelet frame for the front of the card around the sentiment. Adhere to card base.

Stamp sentiment into center die cut on card front using Ranger Archival Ink - Deep Purple. 

Stamp one inking of the squirrel on tire swing, squirrel gifting the acorn, as well as two acorn images onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black. Using Stack and Store Daubers, color acorn and squirrels using Ranger Archival Ink - Sepia and Coffee. Color tire swing using Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black. 

Stamp one inking of each size of the Oakberry Blossoms onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink - Deep Purple. Color centers of flowers using the same Deep Purple, and the rest of the petals lightly with Ranger Archival Ink - Majestic Violet. Die cut using coordinating die and then edge flower petals using a Stack and Store Dauber to apply Ranger Archival Ink - Dark Purple. 

Stamp three to four inkings of the leaves found in the Oakberry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink - Fern Green. Using Stack and Store Daubers, add Ranger Archival Ink - Leaf Green to center of leaves and then color remaining portions of leaves using Ranger Archival Ink - Fern Green. Die cut using coordinating dies.

Shape Oakberry Lane Blossoms and foliage using coordinating 3D Blossoms Shaping Mold. 

Assemble one large flower using two of the largest petals and one of the next side down. Assemble one mid sized flower using two of the mid sized petals one one smaller petal piece. Assemble one small flower blossom using two of the smallest petal pieces. 

Shape squirrel images slightly using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Adhere squirrel on tire swing onto card front as shown, making sure it does not cover up your sentiment. Arrange leaves to create a cluster for tire swing to hang from. Adhere large and mid sized flowers, along with acorn die cuts as shown. 

Stamp Happy Birthday Sentiment onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink - Majestic Violet, and die cut using the rectangle portion from the fancy die found in the Ornamental Tags Die.
Adhere to card front using dimensional pop dots. Adhere squirrel and smallest flower to card front as shown.  

Lastly, adhere prills to flower centers, glitter to flower clusters and preprinted images on paper, and Crystal Stickles to frame around sentiment.


Wedding Tag with the Heartfelt Creations Sentiments & Tags Special Release...

Hello, hello, hello!
I'm so glad you're joining me today!

It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, and this is a special one...with a very special release!
Today we are releasing the Tags and Sentiments Collection! It is a fabulous assembling of tags and coordinating sentiments! It's everything you need for album making, scrapbooking or cardmaking!

Many of you already know that I made a wedding album for my niece as her wedding gift...well, these beautiful tag dies came just in time that I was able to incorporate them into the gift!

Here's a wedding album tag I created...


I've used the large tag and it's coordinating counter part from the Album Tags and Accents Dies. I've used the Classic Wedding paper collection to mat the tag base. I chose a portion of paper that had a beautiful image along the top and side that would go with my floral cluster. I've inked all of the edges with the Ranger Archival Ink - Pink Peony. Once the two pieces were adhered together, I die cut the hole for the tag with the horizontal die included in the same tag collection. 

I then die cut the pretty swirling die from the Ornamental Tags Collection and stamped the Congratulations sentiment from the Celebrate Love Cling Stamp set onto the die cut using Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black and heat embossed it with a rose gold embossing powder. I opted to dust the embossing powder on very light as I was wanting some of the black ink to show through to give the sentiment an aged look. 

Before adding the sentiment to the tag, I've used a sponge to add some dries clear glue to the swirling portions and have then sprinkled it with Crystal Clear Powder

I added a floral cluster on the top corner consisting of a Sweet Peony, several smaller Classic Rose single blossoms, as well as a few Lush Lilacs scattered throughout. The foliage used in the cluster comes from the Classic Rose Collection, as well as the Leafy Accents Collection

Lastly, I've added a Crystal Transparent Glitter to the preprinted images on the tag, as well as the floral cluster. The sparkle was incredible, and this picture does not do it justice!

I hope I've inspired you to get creating some specialized tags for your albums, scrapbook pages and one of a kind handmade cards! Be sure to hop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to check out the amazing samples the design team have created for your inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions



To see how to shape the peony, watch the video at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ

To see how to shape the roses, watch the video at https://youtu.be/Z8P070kC3oo.  

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE

 For more tips on creating with the tags & sentiments, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/eAfLuNkRda4

 For more tips on creating with the Lush Lilac collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/KDbdzC0MnAI.

Other Products Used: white card stock, Lawn Fawn Rose Gold Embossing Powder, scissors, BigShot die cutting machine, MISTI, paper trimmer, ribbon, VersaMark Ink, heat tool, glue gun

Cut tag base from white card stock. Cut smaller coordinating tag mat from your choice of paper from the Classic Wedding Paper Collection. Ink edges of both tag pieces using Ranger Archival Ink - Pink Peony. Adhere pieces together and then die cut the hole for the ribbon using the small horizontal die. 

Stamp the large and small peony petals onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink - Majenta Hue. Color center Stack and Store Daubers using Ranger Archival Ink - Buttercup, and petals using a combination of Ranger Archival Ink - Rose Madder and Pink Peony. Color backside of petals as well. Die cut using coordinating diess Shape one larger peony as shown in peony shaping video listed above. 

Stamp one inking of lilac petals onto white card stock using VersaMark ink. Sprinkle with white embossing powder and then heat set with heat tool. Die cut using coordinating die. Follow shaping instructions as per Lilac Shaping Mold as listed above. Attach a white wired stamen to each flower by poking hole through center and then affixing with glue gun. Once glue has set, snip off wire. 

Stamp one inking of the small and mid sized Classic Rose onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink - Plum. Color using Stack and Store Daubers alternating Ranger Archival Ink - Plum and Tea Rose inks. Color back of petals as well. Die cut using coordinating dies. Follow instructions for shaping using the rose mold in video listed above. 

Stamp several inkings of the vine image in the Rose Vine Cling Stamp Set, as well as the foliage in the Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink - Fern Green. Using Stack and Store Daubers, color centers of leaves with Ranger Archival Ink - Leaf Green and then outer edges using Ranger Archival Ink - Fern Green. Die cut using coordinating dies. Shape rose vines using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, and Leafy Accents using the 3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold.

Arrange floral cluster as shown on sample. 

Die cut the fancy swirling tag from the Ornamental Tags Die from white paper. Stamp sentiment onto tag using Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black, and sprinkle lightly with Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Set with heat tool. 

Using a piece of Hydra Sponge, apply dries clear adhesive to the swirling embellishment portions of the die cut. Sprinkle with Crystal Clear and set aside to dry. Once dry, adhere to tag base as shown. 

Lastly, using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and fine metal tip for adhesive bottles, apply Crystal Transparent Glitter to floral cluster as well as preprinted images on tag, and loop ribbon through tag opening.

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.

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