Sweet Tweet Christmas Greetings...

Hi there!

 I'm so glad you're able to join me here in my little corner of blogland today!

I wanted to share another card I designed with the newly released Festive Christmas Collection from Heartfelt Creations! As you may have already noticed if you've taken a peek at the decorative papers from this collection, you'll see that the Ornate Window appears...so I thought it was only fitting for a second card to showcase how well this stamp and coordinating die work with this newest holiday release!

Here's a peek at my creation for this week...

I tried to keep this card a little more simple so that I could showcase the window well and keep it as the main focal point, just slightly accented. I've stamped the window illustration in Memento Peanut Brittle...I've inked two of them, and edged them with the same color as well. The first one I have cut out the outline and the center. The second stamped image I've used only the topper. The window pane portion has been adhered to the card front, while the frame has been added with dimensional foam tape to give the window some dimension and interest. The topper has then been added with foam tape as well. I've also created a blue "window pane" by die cutting an arched portion from a lighter blue decorative paper.

I knew I wanted that little image of the three birdies in a row to accent the bottom of the window sill.  Aren't they just so darling sitting there! They've been stamped with from the Berries and Birdies Cling Stamp Set onto bristol smooth marker paper using Ranger Archival Black Ink, and have then been colored up with my Zig markers!

...here's a closer peek at them...

Of course I couldn't create a holiday card without putting a poinsettia on it! And I love the foliage stamps and dies in this newest collection because they build up a beautiful backdrop for the flowers quickly and easily!

I opted to go with a smaller sized poinsettia which I created from the Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set, coordinating dies and shaping mold! I love how that system makes it so quick to create elegant and beautiful smaller poinsettias!

I chose to go very simple with the sentiment as well, just working it into the design of the floral cluster! I like the way it turned out...a little different way to add a sentiment! It was easy to do...I stamped the sentiment in Memento Danube Blue, trimmed down to the size I wanted and then snipped in between the words...a quick edging with Ranger Archival Leaf Green and they were ready to be tucked into the floral cluster!

...here's a closer look...

Aren't those little birdies nestled in among the foliage just so cute! And that one double poinsettia is the perfect pop of color for this card! 

I do hope you've enjoyed today's creative inspiration! Will you be giving this card a try? I'd love to know..and I'd love see the finished result you come up with as well! Don't forget to pop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the other amazing creations the super talented design team have created for your inspiration! It's a great time to get a jump on that holiday card creating....because while we know Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year...it's also the busiest!

PS. If you're interested in the full printable instructions for this card, please see the Heartfelt Creations gallery here!

Until next time...

Introducing the Festive Christmas Collection from Heartfelt Creations...

Hello My Friend!

It's another new release day from Heartfelt Creations...and this month is all about getting a jump on creating for the Christmas Season!

Have you taken a peek at this newest holiday collection....it's absolutely adorable! I love birds, so of course this collection won over my heart immediately! The beautiful color palette is amazing with it's different hues of moody blues, rosy reds and elegant greens! And the wonderful foliage accents make creating breathtaking floral clusters quick and easy!

Here's a peek at my first creation using this new collection...

I created a very simple card base by just doing some matting,  and then created a decorative frame with the Decorative Circle Frames Die to showcase the pretty sentiment. By adding some Gold Luxe Card Stock into the design, it immediately turns into an elegant and regal holiday card. 

I chose to use the larger bird image in the Berries and Birdies Cling Stamp Set. I've stamped it with Ranger Archival Black ink onto bristol smooth marker paper. I've then colored the image with my Zig markers! The image colored up so beautifully!

Now, doesn't our feathered friend look amazing nestled in that beautiful foliage bed? I've stamped the holly leaves in Olive and colored them with my Stack and Store Daubers and a combination of Ranger Archival Leaf Green and Olive. The slender leaves have been stamped using Ranger Archival Leaf Green, and colored in the same. Of course, I've used the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper for these accents as I wanted to give them some dimension by shaping them with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Here's a closer peek at that adorable birdie nestled in his foliage nest...

Now, the Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set and coordinating die make the perfect flower accents for this new Christmas collection. I've stamped the petals onto a piece of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Ranger Archival Carnation Red. I colored the centers up with Ranger Archival Ink Sunflower. I then colored the petals with the same ink they'd been stamped in. Next came the die cutting. After all petals had been cut, I inked the edges of the petals with the Carnation Red ink just to give them a little extra definition. The coordinating shaping mold made shaping the petals and leaves super quick and easy!

I followed the same steps with the holly leaves from the Christmas Poinsettia Collection. I stamped the largest leaves onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Ranger Archival English Ivy. I used my Stack and Store Daubers to color the leaves in with the same color they were stamped in. I proceeded with die cutting and once again inked the edges with the coordinating ink.

I assembled two smaller poinsettias and one larger. The smaller I added into the bottom corner cluster, and used the remaining two flowers to the top corner cluster as shown. 

Let's take a closer look...

The floral clusters came together so quickly and easily. The foliage accents are such a nice size for creating a full foliage background to set the stage for the poinsettias! They are also perfect for framing a sentiment!

I finished up the poinsettia centers with some Heart of Gold Prills...and of course added some Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter for that beautiful holiday sparkle.

I do hope you've enjoyed my share today! Be sure to pop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the other stunning projects created by the super talented design team. To get the full instructions to recreate this card, please visit the Heartfelt Creations Gallery here!

Until next time...

Floral Sentiments Special Day Card

 Hello my friends!

I'm so glad you could join me today! Grab a cuppa and let's have a peek at the newest card I've created with the newly released Floral Sentiments Collection from Heartfelt Creations!

This week I decided to use the last stamp set from the Floral Sentiments Collection that I hadn't had a chance to use yet! The beautiful Special Floral Sentiments Cling Stamp Set!

Let's begin with a look at the project...

I wanted to keep this 5"x7" card simple and fuss free, so I began with some simple matting using white card stock and some pretty papers from the Floral Sentiments Paper Collection. I also wanted to keep the design super mailable as there are definitely times we need a card that has only a little dimension and this new release is absolutely perfect for this purpose!

I decided that I needed a pretty die cut to anchor the gorgeous sentiment! It gave me the chance to play with the Slim Lattice Oval Die which I'd been eyeing up in my craft room, but not used yet! Because this is a slimline die cut, I knew that I'd have to trim off the ends as my card measures 5"x7".  Using my Dries Clear Adhesive and Fine Metal Glue Tip, I adhered the die cut to the card panel....making sure that I didn't apply glue right to the ends, as they were going to be trimmed!

As I wanted the sentiment to be the focal point of the card, so I stamped it in black and then die cut the outer edge of the image with the outer portion of the coordinating die. I've then adhered it to the center of the card with dimensional foam tape.

Next, I stamped the image twice onto bristol smooth marker paper and colored both images using Zig markers. I opted to go with a red hue for the flowers to match the reddish paper I'd used as a matting background from the Floral Sentiments Paper Collection. 

Here's a close up of the colored florals...

These images are so very quick and easy to color...the whole collection is just perfect for creating a quick card!

I die cut each of the images, this time using the inner and outer portion of the coordinating die...this way I had two frames. One frame I used to cut the floral pieces into sections and shaped them with my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. This will give the card a subtle hint of dimension when the flowers are layered.

The other colored frame I left as is. I then die cut two more of the same without the stamped image and layered them onto the back of the colored frame. When placed over top of the sentiment, this will give it a nice framed/inset appearance.

After adhering the colored frame overtop the sentiment, I adhered the shaped florals and added them into the frame giving it a slight dimensional appearance. A hint of glitter and the card was complete!

I do hope you've enjoyed today's share! I've included the link for the full instructions here! Be sure to check out the other design team members creations over on the Heartfelt Creations blog...they never fail to impress!

Until next time...

Debuting the Floral Sentiments Collection from Heartfelt Creations

Hello my friend!

It's been forever since we've met here, hasn't it!

With having stepped away from my livestreaming commitments with Heartfelt Creations, this will once again become the place to catch up with me on what I've been creating! I'm hoping to still meet with you here to inspire you from time to time!

Today is another release day with Heartfelt Creations! Have you seen the beautiful Floral Sentiments Collection? It's a new release that is sure to be used time and time again...with it's beautiful florals and stunning sentiments!

Let's take a peek at my creations featuring this newest collection...

The Floral Sentiments Collection allows you to create full sentiment floral pieces, or stunning floral frames depending on how you choose to use your die cuts! I love that Heartfelt always gives us several ways to use their products!

For this creation I've opted to stamp the Friend Floral Cling Stamp Set and Grateful Floral Cling Stamp Set onto bristol smooth marker paper using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. I've then colored the illustrations with my Zig Markers. I've die cut the sentiments so that I'm left with just the floral frames for both of these stamp sets. I wanted to show you how to create beautiful floral clusters using the flower images from these two stamps by snipping the sections apart! Snipping apart your die cuts is a great way to use your stamped and die cut images in a different and creative way!

As you look at your stamped images, you will find that there are natural breaks within the illustration where it is easy to snip apart the die cut into sections. You can create larger and smaller floral clusters depending on what you're wanting to design. 

Here's a closer peek at the flower sections I've clustered together for this design...

To give the cluster a hint of dimension, I've gone ahead and adhered the first group of flowers to the card front, added the gold frame overtop, and then using some dimensional foam tape have applied the last layer of flowers. This gives your floral cluster a beautiful effect...the flowers look like they are growing together and appear multi dimensional! This tiny bit of dimension still even allows you to make this a mailable card...perfect for those friends and loved ones who live further away!

For the sentiment, you'll notice that it appears alone, and not as illustrated on the stamp! This is a super easy technique to achieve and again allows you to use the sentiment portion of the stamp in a new and exciting way! Using your stamp tool/acrylic block, simply ink the sentiment only using a Zig marker. I've used the MISTI to achieve this, and have actually had to ink the sentiment with the marker twice to achieve a nice dark appearance. 

I chose the Fancy Classic Rectangle Frame Die to create the embellishments on the card base! It's such a beautiful die that yields such pretty results! I love the die cut frame that I did from the bold floral paper within the Floral Sentiments paper collection. It gives the card a nice pop of color and interest!

The gold layer within the matting and the inner gold frame die cut from the Luxe Gold Cardstock gives this design such an elegant appearance. I wish you could really see this card in person, as the photos don't do it justice!

The finishing touch of course is the application of the Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter! It is one of my favorite glitters...it lends such a beautiful shimmer and shine while not being "over the top"!

I do hope you've been inspired today! I'd love to know what you love about this newest collection and the project that I've shared with you...feel free to leave a comment below! I'd love to know that you stopped by!

I've also included the instructions to this card below for your inspiration! For the printable version, as well as the full list of products used in the creation of this project, please see the Heartfelt Creations blog or gallery! And, while you're there, be sure to check out the rest of the designs created by our super talented design team and leave them some love!

Until next time...


Finished top fold card measures 6”x8”. To create card base, using white card stock cut card front panel measuring 6”x8”, and back panel measuring 6”x8 1/2”. Score back panel at 1/2” and using Dries Clear Adhesive adhere two card panels together to create top fold card base.

Create first matting layer using light green decorative paper from the Floral Sentiments Paper Collection. Adhere to front of card base.

For next section of matting layers, cut a piece of white card stock measuring 5 1/2” x 7 1/2", a piece of Luxe Gold Cardstock measuring 1/16” smaller, and a piece of multi colored patterned decorative paper from the Floral Sentiments Paper Collection another 1/16” smaller. Adhere together in the order that has been listed for cutting. Apply dimensional foam tape to back of layered section and adhere to card base.

Die cut larger decorative frame from the Fancy Classic Rectangle Frame Die using one of the bold floral pages within the Floral Sentiments Paper Collection. Adhere to card base using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. Next, die cut the center portion of the Fancy Classic Rectangle Frame Die using the same light green decorative paper used in the first layer on the card base.

Using the Grateful Floral Sentiment Cling Stamp set and stamp tool/acrylic block, position where sentiment placement should be on center die cut, ink sentiment portion only using black Zig Marker and stamp sentiment. Adhere to card base using dimensional foam tape.

Die cut center frame from Fancy Classic Rectangle Frame Die using Luxe Gold Cardstock, and set aside until ready to arrange stamped floral images.

Stamp one inking of the Grateful Floral Sentiment Cling Stamp Set, along with one inking of the Friend Floral Cling Stamp Set onto white Bristol Smooth marker paper using Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink. Color with Zig Markers or coloring medium of your choice. Die cut both images using coordinating dies including center portions to create two floral frames.

Snip apart floral frames to create smaller floral clusters. You will see that there are natural breaks within the illustration where snipping apart will be easy, lending the smaller pieces to be layered to create pretty mixed floral clusters.

Locate gold frame cut out earlier, and place (not adhere) on design. Create a cluster of florals from the Grateful Floral Sentiment Cling Stamp Set at the top left corner of the raised sentiment, as well as the bottom left corner, arranging them under the gold frame. Once happy with placement, adhere to card front. Next, adhere gold frame to card front.

Finish floral clusters with the flower sections snipped from the Friend Floral Cling Stamp Set using double sided foam tape.

Lastly, using a piece of Hydra Sponge, apply a small amount of Dries Clear Adhesive to floral clusters and sprinkle with Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. 

Introducing the NEW Fluted Classics from Amazing Paper Grace...


Within the various collection introductions, Amazing Paper Grace has included sets that were inspired by classic sewing motifs. The Fluted Classics Collection is another wonderful layering shape set with ticking designs reminiscent of the blanket stitch on its edges! Nest the outer and inner rims with the insert to cut a tailored frame or for a beautiful background edge to any layering design. Keep it simple and you can cut a solid shape with just an outer rim. The Fluted Classics come in circle, square, oval, and rectangle shapes. We’ve also added a slimline version for those card makers who want to create an elegant and trendy silhouette.

Today's projects were created with dies provided by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace.

My Projects for Today

Today I'm sharing two projects I created with the Fluted Classic Ovals S5-474! Don't you just love nesting shapes? They allow you to create such gorgeous projects quickly and easily...and what can be more elegant than nesting ovals! They are truly one of my faves! They are perfect for mixing and matching, creating frames, and of course using for your sentiments!

I wanted to create a card and coordinating tag that would be perfect for gifting to friends or loved ones...I thought the tag would be perfect for attaching to a platter of holiday baking...and then of course a coordinating card takes totally takes it up a notch!

For the 5"x7" card, I've gone ahead and layered several of the different oval sizes onto a background I've created with some fabulous Graphic 45 patterned paper, as well as the decorative portion of the Mosaic Bracket Card Builder - die cut from gold card stock! It provided a gorgeous shimmer and shine to set off those fluted die cuts! 

Here's a close up of the gorgeous stitching on the fluted ovals...isn't it stunning! It adds such elegance to the oval shape! You'll see in this close up that I've gone ahead an matted with some gold ovals as well. A little more about those coming up in the Designer Tip section! 

You'll see that I've mimicked the same style of design here on the tag...I've just switched up my papers ever so slightly from the same Graphic 45 Collection! The finishing touch to both projects is of course those gorgeous Cinch and Go Poinsettias! They've been die cut and then inked with some Ranger Archival Ink - Red Geranium and Leaf Green. I've given them some quick shaping with a flower shaping stylus tool and have then added prill centers to give them some texture and interest!

Designers Tip: When working with the Fluted Classic Ovals, I loved adding a solid gold oval behind my fluted pieces or decorative paper. If you look closely, you'll see that I've slightly offset them because they are the same size as the piece in front of them...so only the gold peeks through on one side of the decorative ovals. I've gone ahead and alternated the sides that I've added the solid gold ovals so that it visually gives you some extra interest, but isn't super busy or overwhelming!

Fluted Classics Availability:
These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Fluted Classics Collection.

Stamps:  Penny Black Sentiments - Joyful Wishes and Sweetest Wishes
Paper: Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas, white card stock, gold card stock
Ink: Black Ink, Ranger Archival - Red Geranium, Leaf Green

For more Fluted Classics Collection Inspiration
Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas using the Fluted Classics Collection!

Which Fluted Classics set would you use first?

Lastly, I do have some sad news to share today as well. Due to health issues, this will be my last project with Amazing Paper Grace for now! Once things become more stable, I hope to be back at some point! Thanks for understanding! 

Happy Holidays with Amazing Paper Grace...

 Hello and Welcome!
I'm so glad you've popped by for a visit today!

For this week's share, I am featuring the Mosaic Bracket Card Builder from Amazing Paper Grace! I love this collection of dies, and couldn't wait to try it out on an A2 sized holiday card. I so appreciate that the dies from Amazing Paper Grace are designed to work with a multitude of card sizes!

I chose to use some fun decorative papers to do a more non traditional colored holiday card! I love how the striped paper plays off the bottom snowflake design...I love how the mosaic die cut looks over top the snowflake design!

-this project has been created with dies supplied by Amazing Paper Grace-

I chose to go with some gold card stock to add an extra touch of elegance to today's design. I love how the layers on the top bracket portion turned out...what a beautiful way to break up two decorative patterned papers! I opted to die cut some snowflakes from the Silent Night Make a Scene Die Collection to tie in the with the snowflake theme on the bottom. I thought it turned out kinda cute!

And of course, I just couldn't resist adding some white poinsettias created with the Shapeabilities Cinch and Go Poinsettias! I love the subtle embossing these dies create on each petal! And don't they look awesome with glittered white flower stamens in the center!

The Happy Holiday Sentiment has been cut from white card stock twice and then layered onto the gold backing! By layering your sentiments, they have more of a presence and look a little more substantial look on your card! It's a quick and easy technique that gives a great impact...the little extra work is definitely worth it!

Well, I do hope you've enjoyed today's share! It's been great spending a few minutes with you today! I hope to see you again soon!

Until next time...

APG Supply List

Quick Holiday Inspiration with Amazing Paper Grace...


Hello and Welcome! 

I'm so glad we get to spend some time together today! 

I'm popping in with a quick holiday card I created using several dies from Amazing Paper Grace!

     -the dies for this project have been graciously provided by Amazing Paper Grace

I opted to use the gorgeous scrollwork die from the Celebrate Scrollwork Card Builder, and pair it with the Flourished Sonata Notecard. First I die cut a shaped card base using the notecard base...I chose to use it to create a slimline card shape rather than a smaller note card. I simply omitted the bar you'd put in for the fold, popped one of the long cutting edges off a piece of folded cardstock large enough to fit the card onto, and die cut it using my die cutting machine. 

Next I die cut the scrolling background...I took a slimline sized piece of white card stock, die cut one end with the scrollwork die, then realigned it to die cut the other end so that I was left with one long scrolling die cut with a diamond shape in the middle. This is the layer that I'll be adding next on top of my decorative paper. 

I then grabbed some gold card stock and die cut the decorative border from the Flourished Sonata Notecard. I love the richness the gold color lends to the card! We now have a gorgeous background ready to layer up with our sentiment and flowers!

I then die cut the petal pieces for the poinsettias! I've used the Shapeabilities Cinch and Go Poinsettia Set to create this pretty Christmas flowers! I've die cut them in a cream colored card stock to match the paper I've stamped the sentiment on...and then inked the petals with Red Geranium Archival Ink, and the leaves (which I've created using the largest poinsettia flower) in Olive Archival Ink! I decided to bling them up with some pretty pearl and rhinestone centers that I purchased from Etsy!

I then added some white accent flowers that I created using the Petite Floral Potpourri Collection! A simple glittered flower stamen in the center was the perfect finishing touch for them! Subtle and not in competition with the bold poinsettia flower centers!

I'm always so impressed how quickly and easily a card comes together with the Amazing Paper Grace dies! I do hope you've enjoyed today's share!

Until next time...

AGP Supplies

Other Products Used:
white card stock, gold card stock, cream card stock, Ranger Archival Inks - Olive, Red Geranium, Jet Black, & Leaf Green, Graphic 45 decorative Christmas paper, pearl/rhinestone flower centers, glittered white stamens, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, flower stylus

Holiday Creating with the NEW Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree Die of the Month from Amazing Paper Grace...


What a magical sight to see a beautifully decorated Christmas tree with gifts piled high around its trunk! The Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree includes a set of graduated trees for a full dimensional design, along with details of presents, bows, and ornaments to complete this set. Change up the colors for an elegant or casual look. Best of all, it folds for easy mailing. Use just the elements to work with a flat card format from A2 to A7. Detailed die cuts make it easy to personalize for the holidays. The choice is yours!

Dies for my creations today were supplied by Amazing Paper Grace.

There are 21 dies included in the Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree.

My Project Today using Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree.

Can you believe that this is the first time I've worked with one of the 3D vignette designs by Becca Feeken?!?! I'd been a long time admirer of them, but had just never gotten around choosing a favorite, purchasing it and creating with it! I was super impressed with how easily this whole design came together! 

I created the 3D Vignette Christmas Tree card as it was intended to be put together...but I also created a quick and easy card to show you that these elements work beautifully for traditional card making as well!

Let's start with the original version...

I decided to go with a shabby chic/Victorian kind of theme and opted to use a teal patterned paper for my main tree base...and accent it with a lighter printed patterned paper as the tree front. I've used silver foil for all of my accents...and I love the monochromatic look of the ornaments and how they match the outline of the tree!

I opted to use cream card stock to give the entire project a softer and more antiqued look to go along with the Victorian style. The base was super easy to build and holds the tree pieces in place very well! I chose to die cut the sentiment using card card stock as well, and back it with silver to match the color on the tree. 

The dimension in this design is absolutely amazing! In the photo above you can see how all the layers come together...and I love how this super dimensional card folds flat so you can still mail it!

Moving along, let's talk about the second card creation I made with this wonderful set of dies!

For my second creation I wanted to do something super simple! I chose a 6x6 card...I love how the layered tree works really well for a card front! It's a great size that you can customize for your smaller cards to all of your larger sizes!

I wanted a pretty lace like die cut to coordinate with the lace on the card panel I chose to use! The delicate die cut from the Celebrate Scrollwork Card Builder from the Holiday Medley Collection was perfect!

I wanted to do something a little different with the sentiment...so I chose to cut it into pieces and use all of the words included in the set! I thought it turned out pretty cute...especially with the cream colored buttons I added as a vintage style embellishment!

I also love that I was able to keep the tree dimensional even though I was adding it to a card front! Just think...you could use the tree in a single layer, a double layer, create a forest...the possibilities are almost endless!!!
Designer Tip:  Let's talk about those adorable gifts under the tree! They work beautifully when die cut in sold colors, but I wanted to give them the appearance of actually being giftwrapped...so I die cut them from some patterned papers within the collection I was using so that they would coordinate with the tree! I thought they turned out super cute!

Stamps: n/a  
Paper: cream card stock, silver card stock, Pink Christmas - Stamperia
Ink: n/a
For more Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree Inspiration
Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree, the Amazing Paper Grace November 2021 Die of the Month!
The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available exclusively at Spellbinders Paper Arts during November 2021. Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree at the special kit club price, along with other membership perks.
View this month's Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month! https://youtu.be/SDbd5BaWq8U
Would love to hear from you! Comment on how will you use the dies!

Thanks for visiting!

Thanks for visiting!