Black Friday Release with Heartfelt Creations...

Hello Everyone!
Happy Black Friday!
I'm here today with a special Heartfelt Creations post!
I hope you were able to take in the first ever live stream with Emma Lou today!
What do you think of the new 3D Flip Fold Album and Dies Collections?
I have to say that I found this album absolutely delightful to work with, and is perfect for crafters of all experience levels!

Well, first let me apologize for how picture heavy this post will be!
I won't take you on a full tour of the album with a pictorial as I have included a video link below that will walk you through the entire creation.  

Let's begin...

I chose to use the Classic Sunflower Collection to create this remains one of my favorite collections to this day!  I paired it with the kraft colored album and flip fold/pocket inserts....

I decided not to cover the spine with paper but to rather add some dangling charms on twine to give the album a country feeling...

This is the inside front cover and first page...
(you can find the instructions for the inside cover and front page at the end of this blog post)

...moving along, let's take a tour of a few more pages... you can see I added some fun clips to the pages along the way...

...this next page is one of my has a long flip fold that I simply was not able to capture on a still be sure to check out the video to see how this gorgeous addition turned out...
...I love the rusty safety pins used instead of ribbon on the tags in the pocket...

...a simple pocket that holds several photo/journaling mats clipped together with a denim clothes pin...and of course a super cool flip fold with additional pockets...

...another side flip fold along with a large pocket with magnetic closure on the opposite page...
...and how about that beautiful decorative die cut that frames the top of the large pocket...

...and last but not least, the final page and inside back cover...

For a full video tour, be sure to check out my YouTube channel where I run through each and every flip fold in detail.  (My apologies as the video has a bit of poor lighting and I definitely am not a professional videographer!  LOL)

I do hope you stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to see the other amazing albums the rest of the uber talented design team have created!  It's super exciting to see what everyone came up with!

Until next time...

Project Supplies & Instructions
 HCFA1 - 432  3D Flip Fold Album - Kraft
HCFP1-433-3  Pocket and Flip Fold Inserts A - Kraft
HCFP1-434-3  Pocket and Flip Fold Inserts B - Kraft
HCFP1-435-3  Pocket and Flip Fold Inserts C - Kraft
HCFP1-436-3  Pocket and Flip Fold Inserts D - Kraft
HCD1-780  Ornate Borders and Pocket Dies
HCD1-779  Regal Borders and Pocket Dies
HCD1-778  Fleur Borders and Pocket Dies
HCDP1-247  Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
HCPC-3626  Classic Sunflower Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-753  Classic Sunflower Die
HCST1-401  Flower Shaping Kit
TSMP808  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Espresso Truffle
TSMP805  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Toffee Crunch
TSMP802  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Peanut Brittle
TSMP800  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rich Cocoa
TSMP708  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove
TSMP707  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves
159723  Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
352854  Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute
486490  Bottle Cap Inc Vintage Magnets .5" 12/Pkg.

Other Products Used:  cream card stock, kraft card stock, white card stock,  VersaColor Pine Cone ink, scor tape, Grand Calibur manual die cutting machine,  brown and gold seed beads, Stampin Up Ink - Close to Cocoa & Chocolate Chip,  paper trimmer, scissors, mist bottle, water, sponge daubers, twine, decorative dangle accessories

To view a full video tour of this completed album, please click here.

To view a tutorial on how to shape the Classic Sunflower, please click here.

Before I begin with the instructions for the pages shown, please allow me a brief moment to give all of you timid album makers out there a wonderful testimonial.  This 3D flip fold album has been a delight to work with.  The addition of the flip folds/pockets is quick and easy, and because you are the designer, the combinations are endless and allow you to make this project as simple or complex as you choose.  Not having to construct the album itself from scratch, and simply being able to head into the creative part of decorating has been wonderful!  Heartfelt Creations has made this simple and easy for crafters of all levels to enjoy!

Using the paper collection of your choice, trim the paper to the size you desire for the front inside cover along with a piece for the first page.  Ink all edges using a brown colored ink, along with all edges of the cover and first page.  Adhere to book using a strong adhesive such as scor tape.  Locate the pocket shown on the inside of the front cover from Flip Fold and Pocket Inserts Package A, and ink all edges.  Measure paper to cover the pocket using a paper of your choice, adding a second coordinating paper slightly smaller across the centre of the pocket.  Die cut a decorative piece using the scalloped and dotted edged die in the Ornate Borders and Pocket Dies.  Ink all edges of all pocket pieces using a brown ink.  Adhere to pocket, and then adhere pocket to cover as shown.  Locate the flip fold pocket shown on the first page within the Flip Fold and Pocket Inserts Package C.  Decide on paper combinations to cover the flip fold pocket, measure and trim decorative paper and ink all edges including the edges of the pocket itself.  Adhere magnet to pocket and then complete covering the pocket with decorative papers.  Add border trim to inside of pocket.  Locate a decorative strip from within the paper collection to use to cover the centre of the inside spine.  Ink using a brown colored ink and apply to album.  Create photo/journaling inserts using the premade card panels of your choice within your paper collection.  Die cut tag toppers for each from kraft card stock.  Ink all edges of card panels and tag toppers.  Adhere tag toppers to backside of card panel.  Using white card stock, cut a mat slightly larger than your card panel to adhere to the back.  Ink all edges and adhere to back of photo/journaling tag.  Create some dimensional flowers using your flower of choice, along with a spritz of water and the deluxe flower shaping kit.  Adhere to tag toppers.

Christmas Shoe...

I cannot believe how quickly Christmas is approaching!
It's mid November, and usually I'm ready to put up the tree, do some baking, etc. and I have to admit that so far this year Christmas fever has not hit me yet!  I suppose a good dose of snow would help...but I'm quite enjoying the nicer weather we've been experiencing.  

A few weeks ago, as I was working on some holiday projects while listening to Christmas music, the song "Christmas Shoes"came on...and I came up with the idea to create a card using the theme of that song.  It's one of those songs that really puts Christmas into perspective, doesn't it!  I decided to combine the Heartfelt Creations "All Glammed Up" Collection along with the "Sparkling Poinsettia" Collection.  I caught myself wondering what the shoes the child in the song would have longed to give his mother to meet Jesus.  I was pretty sure that they would have a shine and sparkle like no other.  I imagined him filling them with a lovely bouquet of flowers just as in the heels in the "All Glammed Up" Collection.  

Here's how the project turned out...'s a closer peek at the shoe and flowers...

I fell in love with the piano and music card panel I've used in this creation, and thought it was perfect since I was designing this card based around a song.  It definitely is not your typical holiday greeting card style, but would certainly stand out among the other holiday wishes received.  

As always, there are a multitude of gorgeous designs on the HC blog today featuring this stylish collection.  I am always so amazed that we all receive the same papers, stamps and dies and yet the designs are always so varied and unique!

I also hope that you've already heard the exciting announcement Emma Lou made in the last video about the first ever Heartfelt Creations Live Stream on Black Friday at 1:00pm EST!  You won't want to miss it!  I won't be posting a new project next Wednesday, but will be posting on Black Friday's a project I'm certainly excited about and can't wait to share with you!

Lastly, I'd love to share the song "Christmas Shoes" with you as we all begin to prepare for the upcoming holiday season.  Take some time during the busyness to refocus and realign your heart with the true meaning of the season!  Find a way to be a blessing someone during the holidays this year!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-260  All Glammed Up Paper Collection
HCPC-3703  All Glammed Up Shoe Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-774  All Glammed Up Shoe Die
HCDP1-256   Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection
HCPC-3680  Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3679  Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-766  Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCD1-765  Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
SMP001  Stamp Mat Pad
TSMP301  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk
TSMP800  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rich Cocoa
TSMP707  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves
TSMP708  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove
196  Lions Mane Glitter
159723  Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
352854  Metal Glue Tip - Art Instititute

Other Products Used:  gold embossing powder, heat tool, Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine, 3D pop dots, gold ink, Distress Ink - Antique Linen, gold gems, paper trimmer, black card stock, white card stock, Stickles - Red, Glossy Accents, VersaFine Black Ink, Ranger Distress Tool, water, mist bottle, sponge daubers

For Sparkling Poinsettia shaping techniques, please see video

For more wonderful ways to use the All Glammed Up Collection, please see video

Create a card base using black card stock measuring 6"x6".  Trim piano and music note card panel so it is slightly smaller than the card base.  Locate gold colored card panel with roses in the corner and cut using paper trimmer.  Locate the card panel with the red polka dots, chevrons and stripes and trim to be slightly larger than the roses card panel.  Ink all edges on each of the pieces with gold colored ink.  Adhere rose panel to striped and polka dotted panel, lining up the edge of the rose panel to that of the striped side of the other panel allowing polka dotted area to peek through.  Adhere to piano and music note panel, and then adhere to card base.  Locate the small Christmas card panel shown within the Sparkling Poinsettia Paper collection.  Trim and ink all edges using gold colored ink.  Adhere to rose card panel using 3D pop dots.  Using white card stock and black ink, stamp one image of the high heeled shoe.  Using a blending tool, apply Antique Linen Distress ink and then a touch of gold ink to the shoe image.  Adhere shoe image to card using 3D pop dots as shown.  Using white card stock, stamp one inking of the Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set.  While ink is still wet, add gold embossing powder and set using heat tool.  Using sponge daubers, apply color to flowers.  Die cut using coordinating die and  shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit and a spritz of water.   Adhere to shoe image.  Ink two inkings of the holly leaves from the Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, and once again heat emboss using gold embossing powder.  Using sponge daubers, apply color to leaves.  Die cut using coordinating die and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit and a spritz of water.  Adhere leaves as shown.  Die cut bow using white card stock.  Cover with glue and sprinkle with glitter on both sides.  Assemble bow and add gem to centre.  Adhere bow atop floral cluster.  For finishing touches, add gems to flower centers, glitter to heel and toe of shoe, Glossy Accents to dripping wax on candle and red Stickles to berries around candle image. 

A New and Glamorous Release...

Happy Wednesday!

It's a new release day with Heartfelt Creations!
Are you ready to get "All Glammed Up"?

"Cue the spotlight and roll out the red carpet because the new All Glammed Up Collection by Heartfelt Creations has arrived! This ultra feminine compilation of glamorous flowing gowns, lavishly flower filled heels and stunning rose accents all showcased in elegant tones of reds, blacks and golds are the perfect combination for any stylish celebration and are sure to have your magnificent paper crafts taking centre stage and dominating the runway! Modern patterns and motifs mixed with eclectic and vintage style lend the perfect blend to any masterpiece whether you wish to dress your project up or down.  The grand and regal footwear illustrations coupled with the complementing dies are perfect to create that specialty shaped invitation for a special bridal shower or girls night out. The wide array of sentiment stamps included in the collection are ideal to have on hand for a variety of occasions, while the gracefully detailed and lace like gown and floral sprays and accents are sure to bring that extra touch of splendor to all of your layouts, cards or altered art projects.  So channel you inner fashionista, gather your finest glitters, rhinestones, ribbons and laces and join us in celebrating life's beautiful moments with this stylish, timeless and classy collection."

This stunning collection features beautiful imagery for bridal showers, weddings, grads and many other fancy occasions!  When my twelve year old daughter first saw this collection, she fell in love.  I do think it's every little girls dream to put on a pair of heels and strut her stuff...ok, maybe not just the little girls!  LOL

Anyway, I decided to create a scrapbook layout...*gasp*...I know...Tracey virtually never does a scrapbook layout!!!  And, I decided that I would use a photo of my little lovely in one of her dance recital costumes.  I decided not to go to fancy, because I really wanted to show you all that this collection works perfectly for a young lady in the tween/teen age range.  I think this would be a wonderful style of page to frame and hang up in your young ladies bedroom.  Stylish and sophisticated, but not too over the top!

Enough chit about a look at the finished project...

The premade card panels make quick and easy assembly for a scrapbook page.
The gorgeous rose filled heel was the perfect touch to the bottom corner, and I decided to create some shaped flowers for a dimensional effect.  Of course, all girls...young and glitter, so I thought the more glitter the better on this creation this time!

...and here's a closer look at the rose and ivy cluster on the shoe...

I love the corner stamp and coordinating die in this collection.  Swirling roses and foliage, in a beautiful corner cut!  I felt they would be the perfect embellishment to frame several corners of the photo and provide interest that would draw your eye over to the photo. 

Here's a closer peek...

I hope you've found some inspiration here today!
With Christmas fast approaching, why not make your daughter, granddaughter or niece a one of a kind framed scrapbook layout and make it "All Glammed Up" especially for them!  Whatever age they may be, whatever event they've been decked out for, this collection is sure to please the fashionista in each of us!  Be sure to check out the HC blog for more over the top and glamorous creations this week by the rest of the design team!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-260 All Glammed Up Paper Collection
HCPC-3702  Heels and Roses Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3703  All Glammed Up Shoe Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-774  All Glammed Up Shoe Die
HCD1-775  All Dressed Up Die
HCD1-776   Eyelet Oval Die
HCPC-3500  Open Vintage Floret Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3502  Mini Vintage Floret Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-727  Vintage Floret Die
HCPC-3696  Italiana Grapevines Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-772  Italiana Grapevines Die
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit
SMP001  Stamp Mat Pad
TSMP301  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk
TSMP707  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves
741  Shell White Glitter
196  Lions Mane Glitter
159723  Art Institute Glue - Dries Clean
352854  Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute

Other Products Used:  white card stock, cream card stock, black card stock,  VersaColor Pine Cone ink,  VersaFine Black ink, red half pearls, scor tape,  paper trimmer, BigShot die cutting machine,  Distress Markers - Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint & Forest Moss, Xyron Sticker Maker Machine, sponge dauber, Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray - Bucket O Blood, mist bottle, water

For full instructions on shaping the Vintage Floret Rose, please see video.

For more inspiration on how to use the All Glammed Up Shoe Cling Stamp Set and Die, along with the rest of the collection, please see video.

Locate the 12"x12" background designer paper as shown.  Trim a piece of black and white script patterned paper from the paper collection to 10"x10" size.  Ink all edges on both pieces using a brown colored ink.  Locate the two card panels shown on the layout and cut from paper collection.  Ink all edges with a brown colored ink.  Adhere script pattened paper to centre of background paper.  Adhere card panels as shown.  Cut a piece of black card stock for a photo mat measuring  4.25"x6.25".  Adhere photo to mat and then adhere to layout.  Die cut the outer scalloped piece from the Eyelet Oval die and adhere to card panel as shown.  Using black ink, stamp the rose filled heel image onto a piece of gold colored patterned paper from within the paper collection.  Color roses and foliage using Distress Markers.  Adhere to bottom corner of layout overlapping card panel.  Stamp two rose corners onto white card stock and color using distress markers.  Cut using coordinating die and manual die cutting machine.  Adhere to opposite corners of photo as shown.  Select sentiment pieces from paper collection, cut and ink all edges with a brown colored ink and apply to layout as shown.  Using cream colored card stock and black ink, stamp three inkings of the Open Vintage Floret and Mini Vintage Floret Cling Stamp Sets. Using a sponge dauber, apply Memento Rhubarb Stalk to all flower images.  Ink all petal tips heavily with same colored ink.  Cut using the coordinating die and manual die cutting machine. Apply rhubarb stalk ink to back of flower pieces with sponge dauber. Shape two roses and one rose bud using a spritz of water and the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit. Spray lightly with Lindys Stamp Gang mist.  Stamp one inking of the small triple vine images from the Italiana Grapevines Cling Stamp Set using black ink and white card stock.  Using a sponge dauber, color with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, and die cut using coordinating die.  Shape using a spritz of water and the Deluxe Flower Shaping Took Kit.  Arrange flowers and foliage onto stamped image of heel as desired and adhere to layout.   Using the Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear and metal glue tip, apply Shell White Glitter to roses on corner die cuts, to roses on gown, all roses within the scalloped oval frame as well as to each shaped flower petal.  Using the same technique adhere Lions Mane Glitter to folds on gown as well as accent areas on heel.  Lastly, adhere three red half pearls to top corner as well as opposite bottom corner. 

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