Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_Thank You

It's Wednesday which means it's Heartfelt Creations Inspiration time again! 
But before I share my card, I would like to apologize for not posting more these days or visiting all my wonderful friends.  I didn't realize how much I would miss my blog world!  Sometimes life takes some twists and turns that we weren't expecting.  As I shared before, my friend has been diagnosed with colon cancer.  She has no close family and doesn't drive so I am the one she depends on for all her transportation.  The trips to the hospital and nursing home have been 1 hour each way so we spend a lot of time on the road.  Today we will see the doctor to schedule her radiation.  Next week they will insert the port to start the chemo.  Please pray with us that she won't get terribly sick from all the treatments.
My heart goes out to everyone who has to deal with a major illness.  I wish I could reach out and give each of you a hug! 

For my card today, I used the gorgeous tea cup from the 'Old English Garden" collection.  I stamped the smallest and medium size tea cups on shrink plastic and then colored them with markers.  After shrinking them I hung them from a heart clip which I slipped  through the seam binding.   The sentiment is from the new collection.  Love the font on this one!  Below you will find all the detailed instructions on how I made this card.

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3472 China Fragments PreCut Set
HCPC 3474 Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set
 204800  Nested Tea Cups Die
354802_Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large
Other Products
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
DP: Pixie Press, Joy Flowers; white card stock
Ink: Distress Ink, Victorian Velvet, Staz-On, black
Prismacolor pencils, Spica Pen, lilac; Copic Sketch V12-pale lilac, shrink plastic, rhinestone hearts, seam binding, heart clip, pop dots, glue dots, ATG, Fabric Fusion, MS heart border punch, lace, jump rings
Cut white cs 5 3/8" x 10 3/4" and fold in half. Cut lilac DP 5 1/4" square. Cut floral DP 5 1/8" square. Adhere layers with ATG. Punch heart border 5 1/8" long and add to card. Cut 5 3/8" piece of lace and add to card with Fabric Fusion. Die cut Floral Oval from white cs and Classic Ovals large from DP.  Stamp China Fragments Tea Cup (middle size) with Staz-On and die cut. Color with Prismacolor pencils and add Spica_lilac for detail. Add cup to oval frame and add rhinestones and "steam". Add to card with pop dots. Stamp Heartfelt Expressions sentiment with Victorian Velvet, cut out and add to card. Stamp smallest and middle cups on shrink plastic, color with Copics, cut out and punch holes for jump ring. Shrink according to directions. Tie bow, slip cups on heart clip and add to bow. Adhere bow with glue dot.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
Corrosive Challenge:  not too shabby
Stamp and Create:  for the ladies
Ooh La La Creations: make it girly

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_Have A Beautiful Day

It's Wednesday! Which means it's time to reveal some more of the new 'Old English Gardens Collection' from Heartfelt Creations.  This set is amazing with beautiful background stamps, gorgeous tea cups, florals and even matching dies to make everything easy.
Today I created a pocket card/tag.  You'll find the complete directions below.

Heartfelt Creations
HCPC 3473 Tattered Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3471 Tattered Collage PreCut Set
HCPC 3469 Tattered Blossom Swirls PreCut Set (smallest)
HCPC 3474 Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set
HCPC 3468 Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set
HCD 722 Tattered Blossoms Die Set
HCPC 3376 Distressed Leaves PreCut Set
McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Other products
paper: Me & My Big Ideas, white and blue cardstock
Ink: Making Memories (white), Distress Embossing Ink, Distress Ink, Crushed Olive: Studio G (blue),
embossing powder, super fine detail, gold: MS Eyelet Lace Corner Punch,: glossy accents, scor-tape, Krylon gold leafing pen, hole punch, eyelet, ATG, Prismacolor pencils, pearls, micro beads, seam binding
Cut white CS 6 3/4" x 11". Score (on 11" side) at 5 1/4", turn and score at 1/2". Fold and crease well on score lines. Cut off half of the bottom tab that intersects with the 1/2" side seam. Cut circle in top center of front. Use scor-tape to attach tabs to make pocket. Stamp smallest Tattered Blossom in upper right corner with Studio G ink.
Cut blue CS 5 1/2" x 6 1/2", stamp Tattered Background (circles) with white. Stamp Tattered Collage with embossing ink and emboss with gold. Cut to 5" x 6". Cut circle in center of top 1/8" smaller than white CS.  Stitch around sides and bottom edge. Punch the right top corner with the Eyelet Lace punch and roll to the outside. Adhere with glossy accents. Add pearl. Add to white CS with ATG.
Cut white CS 5" x 7 1/4". Cut top in oval shape. Cut DP 4 3/4" x 7". Cut top in oval shape. Use gold pen around edges of DP. Stamp Heartfelt Expressions sentiment with embossing ink and emboss in gold. Adhere to CS with ATG. Punch hole in center and add eyelet. Stamp 4 small and 1 medium Tattered Flowers with embossing ink and emboss in gold. Stamp 2 medium and 2 small Tattered Flowers on pink DP. Die cut with Tattered Blossoms die. Shape and adhere 3 layers for each flower. Add pearl centers and gold micro beads. Stamp 5 Distressed Leaves on DP with Distress Ink and cut out. Adhere flowers and leaves with glossy accents. Add seam binding around top and finish with bow.

You'll want to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to see more amazing creations from the wonderfully talented Design Team!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Heartfelt Creations-Thanks A Bunch

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for some more Heartfelt Creations Inspiration using the Old English Garden Collection!    For my card, I used the gorgeous tea cup with some bling "steam".  There is a coordinating die to cut it out which makes it so easy.  I love the font used for the sentiment in this set, so gorgeous!

Here are the directions
Thanks A Bunch
Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3472 China Fragments PreCut Set
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Nested Tea Cup Die
HCPC 3474 Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set
HCPC 3468 Tattered Blossom PreCut Set
HCD 722 Tattered Blossom Die
McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Molding Kit
Ink: Staz-On, Black; Distress Ink,Tea Dye
DP: Authentique, DCWV Linen Closet
Spellbinders Lacy Oval, Prismacolor pencils, Recollections Swirl, seam binding, Creative Inspiration Paint,Sea Foam, Stickles, gold, stick pin, pearls, ATG, pop dots, Cuttlebug
Cut base card 5 3/8" x 12", fold in half. Cut red DP 5 1/8" x 5 3/4". Cut floral DP 4 7/8" x 5 5/8". Cut blue DP 2 3/4" x 5 3/4". Cut red DP 1 5/8" x 5 1/8". Distress all edges. Adhere layers with ATG. Using Lacy Oval, die cut DP, paint frame with Sea Foam and add stickles. Stamp sentiment. Tie seam binding around one of the loops. Add to card. Stamp tea cup and handle with Staz-On, color image with pencils. Die cut. Add cup to card with pop dots. Attach swirl. Stamp and die cut 4 of the smallest flowers. Use 2 for each flower. Shape and add pearl centers. Add stickles. Adhere flowers and stick pin.

Lately, most of my time has been spent at the hospital with my friend who has just been diagnosed with cancer.  We would really appreciate your prayers!

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Heartfelt Creations: Best Wishes

We are delighted to present the Old English Garden Collection. Come have a cup of tea with us in our Old English Garden. With flower blooms as fresh as the morning dew and cracked walls as old as the dirt beneath it, this set offers a rustic flavor. The typography flows as smoothly as a calm spring breeze. Be sure to grab the custom die for maximum creative versatility and fun 3D depth! There are 6 new PreCut Stamp Sets and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations. Leave a comment on the HC blog by May 15th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $141.99

Today I have a card featuring some of the newly released stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations.  You will find the supply list and instructions for making it below.  Visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see some gorgeous examples from the rest of the very talented design team with complete instructions on how each was made.

Best Wishes
Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3468-Tattered Blossom PreCut Set
HCPC 3469-Tattered Blossom Swirls PreCut Set
HCD 722-Tattered Blossom Die
HCPC 3470-Broken Cinder Blocks PreCut Set
HCPC 3473-Tattered Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3474-Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set
HCPC 3390-Bella Rose Leaves PreCut Set
HCD 712-Bella Rose Die
McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper:  tan, dark red, white, dark green card stock
Ink:  Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Tea Dye, Forest Moss, Embossing Ink,
Accessories:  super fine detail gold embossing powder, Krylon gold pen, Stickles (gold,stardust), Glossy Accents, Micro Beads,  M-Bossibilities (sideA) ATG, Cuttlebug
Cut tan cardstock 6 3/8" x 9 3/4", fold in half to make card 4 7/8" x 6 3/8".  Cut dk. red cardstock 4 3/4" x 6 1/8", layer onto tan with ATG.  Cut another dk. red piece 3 1/2" x 4 1/2".  Ink small Broken Cinder stamp with embossing ink and stamp on debossed side of embossing folder.  Place paper in folder, run through Cuttlebug, and then emboss with gold embossing powder.  Attach to center of red panel.  Cut white card stock 4 1/2" x 5 7/8", measure a rectangle 2 1/4" x 3 5/8" in center of white cardstock and cut out.  Stamp frame with Tattered Blossom Swirls using Fired Brick, ink edges with Tea Dye.  Use Krylon pen around outside edge.  To make small frame:  stamp Tattered Background (diamond pattern) 3 times underneath each other, using Fired Brick on white cardstock. Cut out 3" x 4 3/8" piece.  Cut out center, leaving a 1/2" border frame.  Use gold stickles on diamonds and Krylon pen around edges.  Layer onto card with pop dots.  Stamp Bella Rose Leaves onto green cardstock with Forest Moss. Die cut with Bella Rose Leaves die.  Stamp sentiment from Heartfelt Expressions with Forest Moss on white cardstock, ink with Tea Dye.  Hand cut and then layer onto tan cardstock and cut out.  Flowers:  stamp 4 of the smallest Tattered Blossoms, 2 each of the next 2 larger sizes.  Using the paper blossoms tool kit, shape the flowers.  Use 2 of each size to make larger flower, 2 of smaller size for small flower.  Place red rhinestone in center.  Using glossy accents, add micro beads.  Use Star Dust stickles on edges.  Arrange leaves, flowers and sentiment as shown.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Mother's Heart

This is a card I made for my Heartfelt Creations DT submission but then it became a sentimental project and I couldn't bear to part with it.  This is a paperbag gift/card.  The paperbag is folded in half and creates a pocket for a small gift.

The focus of the front is the door which is a Heartfelt Creations stamp, HCPC 3440-Vintage Door PreCut Set.  I stamped it on DP in Fired Brick Distress Ink, cut it out, and then used the MS studded heart punch to cut out the middle.  I added some acetate on the back to support the swirl bling and then added a rhinestone heart on the door handle.  I printed out the sentiment and added it with pop dots.  

 I stamped HCPC 3304 Posy Patch Swirls PreCut Set on the DP and embossed in gold.  The DP is some Anna Griffin paper that I've been hoarding, it's almost gone (sigh).

 The flap of the bag creates a pocket for a tag.
 The pocket will hold a small gift, I added a page with pictures.
 We have 3 boys ( the baby is now 45!)  One thing I wish I would have done different is add an older picture of the baby, he is actually the oldest of the boys.  I want to add some handwritten journaling.  ( my spell checker says I spelled 'journaling' wrong so I checked the dictionary, it says there is no such word! Oh well, there is now,LOL!)
 and 3 girls.  They are now all grown, some married and have 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  How time has flown! 
 The back. 
Somehow, this has become a gift for me.  My mother was born May 22, 1921 and passed away in April 1968.  So many happy memories!
Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day! 

Challenges I would like to enter
Papercraft Star:  mother's day
Tuesday Throwdown: in the garden ( do the flowers on the DP count?)
Papertake Weekly:  anything goes
Creative Card Crew:  ribbon (on the inside)
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge:  girly or mother's day

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Friend Like You

Today I have a card that uses no DP which is easy to do when I use one of my favorite embossing folders which is the Sizzix wreath.  I painted the leaves with Creative Inspirations Paint 'Silver Frost'.  Gorgeous!  The image is from the Friendship set at Our Daily Bread Designs.  I used some stickles and a cream Pearl Pen.  The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set.

Recently I discovered a new blog by Shirley and she has an awesome accordian folded butterfly.  You can find her here.  Thank you so much, Shirley, I love making these.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
Our Daily Bread Designs:  no DP
Crafty Catz:  anything goes
Order of the Opus Gluei:  flourishes
Incy Wincy Designs:  girly/mothers day