Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_Mini Clip Board

Today I have another gift set made with Heartfelt Creations new Ornamental Light Collection.  This one started out with a Formica sample.  We recently did some remodeling and I have lots of these little chipboard pieces.  I just knew there had to be something I could do with them, LOL!

And this is what it looks like now, front and back.  You will find the product list and directions below.

After I made the clip board, I decided it needed a gift bag. I used a white paper bag and edged it with Black Soot Distress Ink.  I folded the flap up to create a pocket, edging it with some cotton lace before adding the red line tape along the sides.  I cut black card stock and some Frosty Blanket DP to layer on the front and then added the pom pom trim and seam binding.  The lanterns were stamped and colored with Creative Inspirations Paint.  I also stamped and die cut some pine branches and then added some bells and pearl swirls.  The sentiment was stamped on one of the journal cards that comes with the Frosty Blanket paper. 

And, as promised, here are the directions for the clip board.

Mini Clip Board
Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3490 Holiday Mail PreCut Set
HCPC 3491 Holiday Haven PreCut Set
HCPC 3486 Organic Fillers PreCut Set
HCPC 3488 Decorative Metal Fixtures PreCut Set
HCDP1 225 Frosty Blanket Paper Collection
HCD 724 Classic Editions Die
Other Products
Ink: Distress Black Soot
Tile sample from home improvement store; Prismacolor Pencils; Liquitex Mat Gel Medium; lace, seam binding, ribbon; snowflake brad, pearl swirl; magnetic clip; Stickles (Star Dust); glitter gel pens; copy paper; Glossy Accents; sand paper
My tile is 3 1/2" x 5". Cut 2 pieces of DP 3 1/2" x 5". Stamp image on one piece. Color. Coat sample with gel med. and adhere image. Coat back of sample and add the other piece of paper. Let dry and then sand and ink the edges. Add stickles to the front. Add heart lace trim. Stamp, color and die cut 2 fronds. Stamp, color and cut out lantern. Add to front with glossy accents. Add pearl swirl.  Cut 12 pieces of copy paper 3 1/4" x 4 3/4". Stamp swirl and color with gel pens. Clip to back of board and add bow and brad.

Be sure to visit Heartfelt Creations blog to see all the awesome inspiration from the very talented design team!
Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

challenges I would like to enter:
Winter Wonderland:  red and green
Totally Stampalicious:  anything goes
Quirky Crafts Challenges:  recycling on the farm (have I stretched this too far? I'm thinking you would find a bird on a farm!?)
De Creatieve Zebra:  anything goes
Forever Friends:  anything goes (use an animal)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Today I used one of the beautiful stamps from Heartfelt Creations new Ornamental Light Collection.  This stamp is called 'Festive Yuletide Doorway'.  I cut 3 pieces of paper, 1" sq., 3"sq., and 6"sq. I then centered them on top of each other and then stamped the design.  This leaves a little bit of a gap around each layer but that is covered up when you add the matting.  Each layer is added with pop dots.  The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I used a Marvy snow marker and some glitter and then added the chipboard 'Noel', which I bought a long time ago and never used.

Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
Christmas Card Challenges:  faith (8/25)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown:  Christmas carol or hymn (8/24)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge:  include a building (8/24)
Just Some Lines:  layer it up (8/24)

Heartfelt Creations_A Gift

Today is Heartfelt Creations Wednesday and I would like to share an idea for some quick and easy cards.  In each of Heartfelt Creations paper packs there is a sheet of twelve beautifully designed 3" x 4" tags.  I simply stamped and embossed a sentiment, added a punched border on one side and stitched some gold embroidery floss through the holes (love punches with holes!), added some glitter, layered on the card and then added a bow.  Quick and beautiful!

These would make beautiful gift sets; I'm especially thinking of a dear, sweet widow lady who lives in a nursing home.

I made a gift bag to place them in, again using one of the tags for the front.

You'll find a list of products and the directions below.

A Gift For You

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3492 Noel Collage PreCut Set
HCPC 3493 Yuletide Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3491 Holiday Haven PreCut Set, sentiment
HCPC 3488 Decorative Metal Fixtures PreCut Set
HCPC 3486 Organic Fillers PreCut Set, berries
HCPC 3435 Feather Grass Flourish PreCut Set (Love)
HCDP1-225 Frosty Blanket Paper Collection
Product ID:123910 Holiday Tag Shapeabilities             
HCD 724 Classic Editions Die
Product ID: 472107 Lacey Oval Nestabilities
Other Products
Ink: Tea Dye
Paper: red and black card stock
Art Glitter adhesive and glitter (shell white), MS Cherish punch, ATG,  Scor-Tape, metallic gold embroidery floss, Recollections Snow Embossing Powder, Daisy Hill snaps, seam binding, ribbon, rhinestones, Prismacolor pencils
Gift Bag: Cut DP 4 1/4" x 12", score at 5 3/4" and 6 1/4", ink the edges and fold at score lines. Stamp NOEL on inside and emboss. Cut a strip of DP 2" x 9 1/2", score at 1/2", 4 1/2", 5", and 9". Ink the edges, fold on score lines and glue 1/2" tabs together. Use score-tape to attach to inside back of bag. Attach snaps at top center front and back. Cut a piece of green DP 3 3/4" x 4 1/4". Cut black cs 3 5/8" x 4 1/8", ink the edges and attach layers.  Stamp and emboss tag and add glitter. Punch a 1" x 4" piece of DP and add to tag. Sew through punched holes with embroidery floss. Add to black layer and then add panel to front of bag. Stamp, color, and add glitter to lantern and berries. Die cut. Add to tag with bow. Stamp and emboss sentiment and die cut, add glitter and rhinestones. Thread seam binding through snaps and tie. The finished size of the cards is 3 3/4" x 4 1/4" and they are made the same as the front panel. 
Cards:  Cut base of card 4 1/4" x 7 1/2", fold in half.  I did two in DP and two in card stock.  Cut next layer 4 1/8" x 3 5/8", add to card.  Stamp and emboss sentiment on tag, add glitter.  Punch border from DP, layer on tag and add stitching.  Add to card and add bow.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_The Tree

For today's Heartfelt Creations card I used the antique truck and tree from the Classic Editions Collection.  I love the die cut for this, the door opens and adds so much dimension!  The paper is from the new Frosty Blanket Paper collection.  This paper is such a joy to work with!  The colors are so rich and vibrant and the texture is so incredibly smooth!  You will find the product list and directions for this card below.

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3482 Antique Truck PreCut Set
HCPC 3487 Classic Edition PreCut Set
HCDP1 225-Frosty Blanket paper collection
HCD 724 Classic Editions Die
Classic Ovals Die
Other Products
paper: dark red and white card stock
Ink: Distress Ink, Emboss Ink, Black Soot, Walnut Ink, Broken China
Topiary Tapestry Embossing powder; Stickles, Star Dust; Marvy Snow Pen, Gary's Ultra Fine glitter, white; pearls, seam binding, pop dots, ATG, Glossy Accents; ribbon, Spellbinders Floral Oval Die
Create card base by cutting paper 6 3/8"x10 1/2", fold in half. Cut white DP 5" x 6 1/8", add to base card.  Cut white c s 4 1/4" x 4 3/4", stamp trees and emboss. Sponge with Broken China and add stickles. Apply to card base. Cut red cs 4 3/4" x 5 7/8". Cut white DP 4 1/2" x 5 5/8", die cut Floral Oval from center. Die cut center of Floral Oval with Classic Oval and then place die cut back in rectangle and add to red layer.  Stamp truck on DP, die cut and then remove the tires. Stamp the tires on black DP and attach to truck. Add snow and glitter. Stamp tree, emboss, and cut out. Add snow and glitter and add to truck. Stamp and die cut puppy and add to truck. Add truck to die cut layer and add seam binding. Attach to card. Add pearls and add bow to tree.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to see all the creative creations from the very talented DT!
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sweet Candy Christmas

This was supposed to be a quick card until I tried to find some accent papers to go with this DP.  Must be why I've had this paper in my stash for so long, LOL!  I finally settled on the white and pink and decided it was going to have to do. 

The sweet little image is from Sweet and Sassy Stamps (they're called Winter Friends) and is colored with Prismacolor pencils.  The scarf and hat are paper pieced.  I used a Marvy Snow Pen and lots of Art Glitter in shell white.  The lollipop doesn't look that prominent IRL but I still wish I would have used a different section of paper.

The paper is from House-Mouse Designs and is called Candy on Frosting Stripes. 
Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

challenges I would like to enter
The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge  sketch
Oldie but A Goodie:  friends
Sparkles Forum Challenge:  punch it
ABC Christmas Challenge:  P for paper piecing
Christmas Cards All Year Round:  kids Christmas
Winter Wonderland:  ribbon and lace

Heartfelt Creations_Warm and Cozy Holiday

We are pleased to introduce the Ornamental Light Collection This collection is a refreshing twist to the traditional Christmas genre. The Decorative Metal Fixtures Die compliments the ornamental lights, and cheerful Christmas themed stamps giving easy detail and decoration to any project. There are 6 new PreCut Stamp Sets, one 12x12 Paper Collection, and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations. Leave a comment on the HC blog by August 14th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $145.92 . 

This is such an amazing collection of images!  For today's card I chose to work with the ornamental lights and one of my fav combination of dies, the Romantic Rectangles and the Floral Oval.  The font for the sentiment is so beautiful and the Frosty Paper Collection is incredible!  Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to see more of this collection and all the gorgeous projects from the talented DT.  You will find the product list and directions on how to make this card below.

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3488 Decorative Metal Fixture PreCut Set
HCPC 3493 Yultide Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3486 Organic Fillers PreCut Set
HCDP1_225 Frosty Blanket Paper Collection
HCD 725 Decorative Metal Fixtures Die
HCD 724 Classic Editions Die
Product ID: 354802 Classic Oval Lg
Other Products
paper: cream and white card stock
Ink: Distress Ink, Black Soot, Victorian Velvet, Forest Moss
Creative Inspirations Paint, Antique Copper, Mellow Yellow;  Distress Crackle Paint, Picket Fence;  Prismacolor pencils, Spellbinders Romantic Rectangle and Floral Ovals dies; ATG, pop dots, satin ribbon, pearl
Base card: cut card stock 5 1/4" x 6 5/8", fold 6 5/8" side in half. Die cut Romantic Rectangle from green DP and add to card base. From floral DP, cut a rectangle 3 1/4" x 5 1/4". Die cut Floral Oval from green DP, cut out center with Classic Oval, attach to rectangle, tie ribbon around right side and attach to Romantic Rectangle,add pearl. Stamp sentiment on DP and die cut with Classic Oval. Add to card with pop dots. Stamp images on white card stock and color. Die cut, assemble, and then add crackle paint around edges. Add to card with pop dots and add bow.

Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_Harvest Time

Today is Heartfelt Creations Wednesday and I had so much fun making this altered CD/recipe card. I used almost all of the stamps in the new Classic Editions set.  I love the beautiful fall theme with the matching papers and dies.  You can find the directions for the front of the card below.

For the inside I added recipe cards with some of my fav fall recipes.  The recipes cards were printed from the computer and then the images were stamped and colored.  I used the MS Cherish punch on one edge.

This is a pic from our orchard quite a few years ago.  I've always loved this picture and it was perfect for this project.  The basket was stamped on kraft card stock and then added with pop dots.  The bows were made from the threads I had left over from unraveling the burlap.

The images were stamped with Walnut Distress ink and colored with Distress inks and Prismacolor pencils.

Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3482 Antique Truck PreCut Set
HCPC 3483 Days Gone By PreCut Set
HCPC 3484 Pumpkin Harvest PreCut Set
HCPC 3485 Ornamental Raspberries PreCut Set
HCPC 3486 Organic Fillers PreCut Set
HCPC 3487Classic Editions PreCut Set
HCPC 3376 Distressed Leaves  PreCut Set
HCD 724 Classic Editions Die Set
HCDP1-224 Classic Editions Paper Collection
Other Products
Ink: Distress Ink, Walnut Stain, Wild Honey, Forest Moss, Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concord

Creative Inspirations Paint, Burnt Sienna;  MS punch, Cherish; old CD, clock sticker, burlap, Stickles, gold; Prismacolor pencils, Dymo label maker, BoBunny brad, seam binding, doily, banner punch, letter stickers, Recollections pearl swirl, ATG, pop dots, Fabric Fusion, Glossy Accents
Use 12 x 12" sheet of paper, fold in half both ways. Cut away the top left square.  Front: Glue doily to front. Center clock face on CD and add brad. Add CD to front using Glossy Accents. Stamp, die cut or cut out by hand all images. Images were colored with distress inks and pencils. Pumpkins have CI paint added and flowers have Stickles centers. Cut small pieces of burlap and add under images; the puppy and veg./flower cluster were added with pop dots. The sentiment was created with the label maker.