Be Joyful

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the PEACE OF GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

These are verses I memorized years ago and they are written on my heart. There are times when I still need to remember not to be anxious, but I eventually listen to my heart saying these verses. I didn't really understand what the "peace of God" was until I experienced it. It's having peace inside you, even when you're going through heartbreaking situations and trials. It does "surpass ALL understanding" and you know it comes from GOD alone. Praise the Lord for His wonderful promises!


I love, love, love what I do. I am passionate about the things I create and the talents God has placed in me. I SO appreciate the time you take to look at my things and the comments you all leave me!

Blessings to you!

Kathy

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sparkling Poinsettia Step by Step Coloring and Shaping Tutorial


Happy Friday!

I'm so excited today to have a tutorial I've written featured on the  Heartfelt Creations Blog.

This is the project I created for the tutorial.




I've been using this coloring technique for a while now and love the soft look it gives and how easy it is to do!

For my tutorial I'm using the Sparkling Poinsettia, but you can use almost any flower for this technique. Here's a little close-up of the beautiful poinsettia flower.




Now, for the tutorial!

Sparkling Poinsettia Step by Step Coloring and Shaping Tutorial




Step 1) Stamp flowers and leaves on Natural White Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. Apply heat from underneath so that the little gold specks don’t blow away.

Note: Click on the photos to see a closer view.



Step 2) Using make-up applicators and chalk inks, color the flowers. Start with a light application of color from the center of the flower petal and fading to the outside of the petal. Depending on how “juicy” my ink pad is, I usually dab off a lot of the color on paper towel first so I can get a light application. You can always add more color, but you can't take it away. I'll then go back and add a little more color to create more of a shadow. You can see here how one petal is a little darker than the others.



Step 3) For the leaves, I apply the color down the center and fade to the outside. For the berry clusters, I apply a little bit of both colors.



Step 4) Die cut the flowers and leaves with the matching dies.



Step 5) Clip between the flower petals with scissors.



Step 6) Spritz lightly on backs of flowers, leaves and center clusters with water before shaping. (Note: do this process of spritzing and shaping one piece at a time.)



Step 7) Shape flower petals with curler tool by pressing the tool down the center of each petal on the embossing mat.



Step 8) Shape leaves down the center using your fingernail. (Or a stylus tool if you don’t have any!)



Step 9) Shape flower center cluster by cupping each on the back with a stylus tool, then turn over and press stylus tool in the center so the cluster pops up.



Step 10) This is how your flowers, leaves and clusters should look when done.



Step 11) Using Art Institute Glue Dries Clear, glue flower together offsetting petals. Glue leaves to back of flower.



Step 12) Cut Natural White cardstock 4 1/2” x 6”. Stamp sentiment on lower right using VersaMark Ink and heat embossing with Brown Sugar Embossing Powder.




Step 13) Die cut Decorative Lace Border with Natural White and glue to mat. It’s best to used the Metal Glue Tip with the glue although it’s not in the picture here.




Step 14) Add Jute Ribbon over die cut using Scor-Tape. Make a multi-loop bow with fibers using a bow making tool and add to mat using Aleenes Tacky Glue. Add mat to a 4 3/4” x 6 1/4” blue card base using Scotch Mounting tape.

(You can find a basic tutorial here on using the Bow-Easy Tool like did here if you need it. My bow was made wrapping it 9 times...I usually always make it an odd number. The thinner the ribbon/fiber is, the more times I will wrap it.)



Step 15) Add flower to card using Aleene's Tacky Glue.



Step 16) To decorate the inside of the card, cut a 4 1/2” x 6” mat with Natural White. Stamp the sentiment with VersaMark and heat emboss with Brown Sugar Embossing Powder. Using the Sparkling Poinsettia Swirl Set, stamp the poinsettia swirl on the top left with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss from underneath with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. Color image with chalk inks using same method as you did with the flowers, leaves and clusters. Add mat to inside of card.

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #193 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! I love coloring with pencils, but it's a lot of work sometimes. This technique to so easy to do and I love how it comes out! Hope you like it too!

Blessings!

Kathy


Heartfelt Creation Products:

HCPC 3679 - Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling
HCPC 3680 - Sparkling Poinsettia Cling
HCPC 3681 - Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Cling
HCPC 3682 - Sparkling Poinsettia Swirl Cling
HCD1 765 - Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCD1 766 - Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCD 713 - Decorative Lace Border Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other Products: Neenah Natural White cardstock, Coredinations Waterspout cardstock, VersaMark Watermark Pad, VersaMagic Aegean Blue and Tea Leaves, Spanish Olive Inks, Bow-Easy Tool, Ivory Jute 1.5” ribbon, ivory cotton fibers, Brown Sugar Zing Embossing Powder, Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel, heat gun tool, scor-tape, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Scotch Mounting Tape, make-up applicators, Embossing Buddy, water spritzer.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Poinsettia Christmas Dinner Place Card


Happy Wednesday!

Today I have a quick little project to make for your Christmas dinner this year, a place card for your guests.



To make the place card I used Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 largest die to cut Natural White cardstock. Then I scored it down the center.



Fold in half on crease to create place card.



Then just decorate with flowers and write your guest names on each card. Here's a close up of the pretty poinsettia flower.



Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #192 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Poinsettia Christmas Dinner Place Card

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3680 - Sparkling Poinsettia Cling
HCPC 3679 - Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling
HCD1 765 - Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCD1 766 - Sparkling Poinsettia Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products:

Paper: Neenah Natural White
Ink: VersaMark Watermark, Red Magic, Tea Leaves (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8, Zig Calligraphy Pen, make-up applicators, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), embossing buddy, heat gun.

Instructions: Place card measures 4" x 3". Die cut Natural White cardstock with Decorative Labels 8 largest die. Score down center and fold crease to make place card. (You could also use most any rectangular die for this or just cut cardstock into a 4" x 5 1/2" rectangle, score at 2 3/4" and fold in half.)

Stamp flowers and leaves on Natural White with VersaMark and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel applying heat from underneath. Color 3 smallest flowers, 1 small and 1 large berry cluster and 3 leaves using chalk inks and make-up applicators. Cut all with matching dies. Shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Glue flowers together offsetting petals. Glue berry clusters to flower center. Glue flower to place card on top left corner. Add leaves, trimming as needed, under flower. Use a calligraphy pen to add names of your guests to the place card.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Blue Sparkling Poinsettia

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the new Sparkling Poinsettia Collection from Heartfelt Creations!

Rediscover the majesty, serenity and pageantry of Christmas with Heartfelt Creations' Sparkling Poinsettia Collection. This glorious ensemble of stamps, dies and papers captures the stately splendor of Christmas with a regal color palette of burgundy, evergreen, taupe and cream. Radiant poinsettias take center stage amidst a host of traditional Nativity scenes, twinkling candles, drifting snowflakes, lacy flourishes, exuberant banners and Heartfelt greetings that are worthy of the King of Kings. Six detailed stamp sets echo the glorious images found in the paper collection and two coordinating die sets can be used to create sparkling poinsettias that will never wilt or fade. Chronicle sweet memories of the season, share holiday joy with family and friends, hail the holy babe born in the manger and deck the halls with Sparkling Poinsettia!

Here is my first card with this Christmas collection.





I used silver embossing powder on white cardstock for the background image and the additional flowers and leaves. Coloring was done with chalk inks and make-up applicators for a soft look. Here's a close-up of the flower for you.




Be sure to visit the HC Blog and see all the beautiful Christmas projects by the designers this week. Also, check out a new video by Emma Lou here showing you how to create a stunning poinsettia using vellum!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #191 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Blue Sparkling Poinsettia

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3680 - Sparkling Poinsettia Cling
HCPC 3684 - Sparkling Poinsettia Notes Cling
HCPC 3551 - Holly Berry Cling
HCPC 3561 - Christmas Sentiment Circles Cling
HCD 766 - Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCD 738 - Ornamental Add-On Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Weathered Wood Distressed (Coredinations); Ink: VersaMark Watermark, Tea Leaves, Aegean Blue (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Bow-Easy Tool, silver sheer ribbon, Blender Pen (Stampin Up), make-up applicators, Spellbinders Standard Circles Small Dies, Metallic Silver Opaque Embossing Powder (Recollections), white half pearl, distressing tool, heat gun, water spritzer, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, Aleenes Fast Grab Tacky Glue.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x 5 3/8". Make 4 1/2" x 5 3/8" top-fold card base with white card stock. Cut mat measuring 4 3/8" x 5 1/4" with Weathered Wood card stock. Stamp Sparkling Poinsettia Notes image on Solar White with VersaMark and heat emboss with Metallic Silver Embossing Powder. Trim image down to 4 3/16" x 5 1/16", distress edges with tool, ink edges with VersaMark and heat emboss with Metallic Silver. Color flowers, berries and leaves with inks using make-up applicators and Blender Pen, then glue to blue mat. Wrap ribbon around mat as pictured, secure in back and add to card base with Mounting Tape.

Stamp Sparkling Poinsettia flowers, Christmas Sentiment Circles "Season Greetings" sentiment and Holly Berry 3-leaf and small leaf/berry images on Solar White with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Metallic Silver Embossing Powder. Color 3 smallest flowers, 1 small berry cluster and leaves/berries in the same manner as the background image. Die cut all with matching dies. Shape flowers and leaves by spritzing lightly on back with water and then pressing down top center of each petal using the curler tool from the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Shape berry cluster by spritzing lightly on back with water, cupping berries on back with balling tool, turning over and pressing down center to small balling tool. Set all aside to dry.

Die cut sentiment using Standard Circles Small Die, ink edges with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Metallic Silver Embossing Powder. Add sentiment to top right on card using Mounting Tape. Glue flower together off-setting petals as pictured, add berry cluster to center, then add to card. Glue leaves and berries around flower clipping into pieces to fit. Make 5-loop bow with Bow-Easy Tool and add to card using Aleenes Fast Grab Glue. Add half pearl to bow center using glue dots.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Poppies and Butterflies - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have another creation for you using the Blazing Poppy Collection!




I used Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel on Natural White card stock for the images. I colored them with chalk inks using make-up applicators for the flowers, leaves and butterflies and a blender pen for the filler image in the center. The flowers were shaped using Emma Lou's video technique you can see here.

Here is a little close up of the flowers for you.



Here's a close up of the larger butterfly.



Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #189 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Poppies and Butterflies

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3650 - Butterfly Medley Cling
HCPC 3678 - Blazing Poppy Fillers Cling
HCPC 3674 - Blazing Poppy Petals Cling
HCPC 3656 - Delightful Daisies Cling
HCD 759 - Butterfly Medley Die
HCD1 764 - Blazing Poppy Die
HCD1 760 - Delightful Daisy Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products:

Paper: Neenah Natural White, green (DCWV Neutrals Stack)
Inks: VersaMark, Red Brick, Hint of Pesto (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Ditsy Dots Embossing Folder (Tattered Lace), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (Stampin Up), Spellbinders Labels 28, Grand Calibur, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), Blender Pen (Stampin Up), make-up applicators, orange stick, glue gun, water mister, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue gun, sanding block.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x 6". Cut Natural White 9" x 6", score at 4 1/2" and fold crease. Cut Natural White 4 5/16" x 5 13/16", emboss with Ditsy Dots folder, ink edges with Red Brick and add to card base using mounting tape. Cut green card stock using Labels 28 #6 die, sand edges with sanding block and glue to card. Die cut Natural White using Labels 28 #4 and #5 dies taped together to create a "frame". Emboss "frame" with Square Lattice folder, ink inside and outside edges with Red Brick and add to card using small pieces of mounting tape cut to fit. Take leftover center piece from creating "frame", stamp with filler image (Blazing Poppy Filler Cling) as pictured using VersaMark, then heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (AIEE). Add dots of color to image using Red Brick Ink and Blender Pen. Glue to card inside "frame".

On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamp 2 small leaves and 1 large leaf from Delightful Daisy Cling, heat emboss with AIEE, then color with Hint of Pesto Ink using make-up applicators. Spritz lightly on back with water, shape with fingers and let dry. On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamp Blazing Poppy Petals twice and heat emboss with AIEE. Color 4 small, 2 medium, 2 large flowers with Red Brick Ink using make-up applicators. (Apply color from center out, fading to outside edges.) Cut with Blazing Poppy Die. Spritz back of flowers and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit using this video as a guide. Once dry, assemble as shown in video creating 1 large flower and 2 small ones. Glue down leaves and flowers as pictured using glue gun. Add Fuzzy Navel Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue.

On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamp Butterfly Medley Cling and heat emboss with AIEE. Color 2 butterflies (pictured) with Red Brick and Hint of Pesto Inks using make-up applicators. Die cut with match Butterfly Medley Die, spritz back of butterflies with water and shape using an orange stick by rolling wings over stick and then pressing stick down body center. Once dry, add to card as pictured using Art Institute Glue. Add Fuzzy Navel Prills to butterfly bodies using Art Institute Glue.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Blazing Poppy Collection - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the Blazing Poppy Collection from Heartfelt Creations!


Has the humdrum of the daily grind sapped your energy and stunted your creative mojo? Rejuvenate your creativity with the saturated colors and resplendent artwork of the Blazing Poppies Collection of stamps, dies and designer papers from Heartfelt Creations. Escape to verdant fields where dancing poppies sway like ballerinas wearing dramatic hues of blush, coral, peach, scarlet and ebony. Let this glorious canvas of flowing script, heirloom lace, ornate flourishes, flower laden arbors, bold stripes and soft neutral backgrounds enliven your senses and awaken your inner Van Gogh. The Blazing Poppy stamp and die allows you to fashion bold, life-like poppies in every size and color. You'll design museum worthy backgrounds, card focals, layouts and home d├ęcor with the sumptuous stamps and paper collection. Create your own masterpiece, and spark your imagination with the amazing artistry and uncommon brilliance of Blazing Poppies.


This week I have a gate fold card for you using two of the new sets from the collection.




The main image is from the Blazing Poppy Vase Set that I colored with pencils and mineral spirits.

I covered the two front flaps with green designer paper that were stamped with the poppy corner and branch filler from the Blazing Poppy Fillers Set and colored with pencils. The sympathy sentiment is from an older stamp set, the Birds and Blooms Set.

Here's a little close up of the main image.



Here's a look inside the card using one of the beautiful designer papers from the collection that I trimmed down to fit the center section.



Make sure to visit the HC Blog to see the beautiful projects by the designers this week! Also, check out Emma Lou's new video show you flower making techniques using this new collection.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #187 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Blazing Poppy Sympathy Gate Fold Card

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3676 - Blazing Poppy Vase Cling
HCPC 3678 - Blazing Poppy Fillers Cling
HCPC 3617 - Birds and Blooms Cling
HCPC1-225 - Blazing Poppy Paper Collection
Stamp Mat Pad
Scor-Pal

Other Products:

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Recollections Black
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Bow-Easy Tool, Black Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), button, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, paper stumps, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Kelp Green, Marine Green, Espresso, Black, Crimson Red, Scarlet Lake, Poppy Red.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x 6". Cut Black card stock 9" x 6", score at 2 1/4" and 6 3/4" and then fold creases to create a gate fold card. Using the 6" x6" green designer paper, cut 2 1/16" x 5 13/16" from the left side and again from the right side. On the left side piece, stamp the small poppy image (Blazing Poppy Fillers) on the bottom left corner and color with pencils. On the right side piece, stamp the branch filler (Blazing Popper Fillers) at an angle on top and color with pencils, then stamp the sentiment (Birds and Blooms) on the bottom. Ink edges of pieces with black ink and adhere to front flaps of card.

On Solar White with Only Black Ink, stamp the poppy image (Blazing Poppy Vase) and color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Trim image down to 3 1/8" x 3 1/2". Cut mat from salmon color designer paper to 3 5/16" x 3 11/16" and ink edges with black ink. Cut black mat measuring 3 1/2" x 3 7/8". Glue mats together and to image. Add to card using Scotch mounting tape under left flap side only. Make a 3-loop bow and add to bottom of image using glue dots. Add button with glue dots.

For inside of card: using the 6" x 6" salmon designer paper pictured, trim to 4 5/16" x 5 13/16", ink edges with black and adhere to middle section of card.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Elegant Fuchsia Oval - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

Today I have a cream on cream card to share with you using the Cascading Fuchsia Collection of stamps and dies.




I love the look of the Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel on Natural White card stock when coloring with chalk inks. Such a soft and elegant look to it. Here's a little close-up of the fuchsias.




I used all Natural White card stock for everything except the pink/lavender mat in the background which is from the designer papers in the Cascading Fuchsia Collection.

To make the  fuchsia flowers, I used Emma Lou's video tutorial that you can see here.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beauties by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #185 - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps and More #146 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Elegant Fuchsia Oval

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3668 - Cascading Fuchsia Cling
HCPC 3673 - Heartfelt Sentiments Cling
HCPC 3545 - Open Leaf Cling
HCD1 762 - Decorative Oval Die
HCD1 763 - Cascading Fuchsia Die
HCD1 750 - Cut Mat Create 1B
HCDP1 254 - Cascading Fuchsia Paper Collection
HCD 736 - Classic Leaf Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Natural White (Neenah); Ink: VersaMark, Purple Hydrangea, Tea Leaves (VersaMagic); Accessories: Bisque Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), Zing Brown Sugar Embossing Power (American Crafts), fibers (my stash), Bow-Easy Tool, heat tool, glue gun, distressing tool, make-up applicators, adhesive pearls (Recollections), Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, water mister.

Instructions: Card measures 4 7/8" x 6 3/8". Cut Natural White 6 3/8" x 9 3/4", score at 4 7/8" and fold crease. Cut pink/lavender designer paper 4 11/16" x 6 3/16", ink edges with Purple Hydrangea and glue to card base. Cut mat with Natural White 4 1/2" x 6", distress edges with tool, ink with Purple Hydrangea and add to card using Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut Decorative Oval with Natural White and add to card using mounting tape cut into small pieces.

On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamp flowers (1 large, 2 medium, 3 small) and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel from underneath. Color flowers with Purple Hydrangea and Tea Leaves Chalk Inks using make-up applicators. Create flowers using the technique found here. Stamp and emboss leaves in the same manner using the Open Leaf Cling Set (1 5-leaf, 2 8-leaf, 2 9-leaf). Spritz back of leaves and shape with fingers. Arrange as pictured and glue in place using glue gun. Make multi-loop fiber bow using Bow-Easy Tool and glue as pictured with glue gun. Add adhesive pearls and Bisque Liquid Pearls.

Stamp sentiment on Natural White with VersaMark and heat emboss with Brown Sugar Embossing Powder. Die cut with arrow die from the Cut Mat Create 1B Die. Add as pictured using glue (left side) , mounting tape (right side) and Double Dots under the middle.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fuchsia Cluster - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the new Cascading Fuchsia Collection! What a beautiful collection this is too! For my card this week, I used the Fuchsia Cluster Cling Set.



I colored the image with pencils and mineral spirits and die cut it with Labels 28 using the "out of the box" technique so one of the leaves and the flower bud hang outside the die cut. Here's a little close up of the image for you so you can see the coloring and the bud and leaf extended outside the die cut.




I kept my design very clean and simple, but I'm happy with how it turned out and how you are too!

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see the gorgeous creations by the designers this week! Also check out the new video by Emma Lou showing you how to create the beautiful fuchsia flowers with the stamps and matching dies.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #183 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #144 - CAS

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Fuchsia Cluster

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3671 - Fuchsia Cluster Cling
Stamp Mat Pad
Scor-Pal
Spellbinders Tool n One

Other Products: Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Bubble Gum (Worldwin); Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine); Accessories: Olive Wrinkled Ribbon, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Labels 28, Decorative Labels 28 (Spellbinders), Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder (Stampin Up), half pearl, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, wax paper, paper stumps, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Olive Green, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Processed Red, Mulberry, Raspberry, Violet, Dioxazine Purple Hue.

Instructions: Card measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/2". Make 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base with white card stock. Cut mat with Bubble Gum 4 1/16" x 5 5/16". Cut mat with white 3 7/8" x 5 1/8", emboss with folder and glue two mats together. Add mats to card base with mounting tape.

Stamp Fuchsia Cluster image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color image with pencils using mineral spirits and paper stumps. Cover image with wax paper (to protect image) and die cut with Labels 28 Die using the "outside the box" technique found here  (    )  so that the top right leaf and the flower bud on the bottom are outside the die cut edge. Cut Bubble Gum card stock with Decorative Labels 28 and add image with Mounting Tape. Add to card base as pictured using Mounting Tape. Make a 3-loop bow with ribbon and Bow-Easy Tool. Add to card as pictured using glue dots and add pearl to bow center with glue dots.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Teal Rose Fold Over Bookmark


Happy Wednesday!

I'm back today with a quick and easy gift you can create using Heartfelt Creations designer papers!



This is a Fold Over Bookmark that I found a tutorial for on Split Coast Stampers here. I made a bunch of these a couple of years ago for ladies in a Bible Study class I was in and they loved them! Very simple to make and you can decorate them any way you want! Perfect way to use up leftover pieces of designer papers too!

Make sure to visit the HC Blog to see the designers beautiful creations this week!

Next week is the release of the Cascading Fuchsia Collection! What a gorgeous collection it is! You can see a preview of it here.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #182 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Teal Rose Fold Over Bookmark

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCDP1-253 - Everyday Heroes Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Art Institute Glue Clear

Other Products: Paper: Black (Recollections); Ink: Midnight Confession (Quick Quotes); Crop-A-Dile, Platinum Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Black and Soapstone Seam Binding, Black Burlap String (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Baja Breeze Seam Binding (Stampin Up), fibers (my stash), Scor-Tape 1/4", metal charm, pop dot, Aleenes Fast Grab Tacky Glue.

Instructions: Bookmark measures 2" x 5 1/2". Follow "Fold Over Bookmark" instructions here. Cut black card stock 2" x 11", score at 5 1/2" and fold crease. Adhere top 1/2" of bookmark by adding 2 pieces of Scor-Tape to inside top. Using the 12" x 12" piece of designer paper with the teal roses in each corner, cut 1 7/8" x 5 3/8" from one of the corners. Ink edges with black ink and glue to bookmark. Make hole in top of bookmark with Crop-A-Dile and add various ribbons and fibers tying in a knot. Add charm using Black Burlap String and tie into a bow. Add this to top of ribbon knots using Aleenes Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Add pop dot under charm to keep in place.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Teal Botanical Roses - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration with Heartfelt Creations!  Today I have a card using the Everyday Heroes Paper Collection and Die along with the Botanical Rose stamp set.




I used all black card stock and the designer papers for the mats and flowers. The first mat is one of the card fronts from the papers and the second one is from the tags page of the designer papers. The sentiment and flowers were stamped on one of the light teal papers in the collection using black ink and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. (In looking at this now I wish I had added a little dark teal ink to the flower centers before adding the black microbeads, but it's too late now!)

I love this Everyday Heroes Die flourish frame! So beautiful in black against the light teal designer paper! I add this to the mat with pop dots, then added a pretty trim bow, Cut Mat Create leaf flourishes and the flowers arranged in the corner to frame the sentiment. The little spacer bead and black brad on the top center of the die cut adds a little finishing touch to accent the frame.

Here's a little close up of the flowers. Very simple flower shaping using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and water.




Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see the beautiful projects by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #181 - Anything Goes Family Friendly

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy


Teal Botanical Roses

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3651 - Botanical Rose Cling
HCPC 3532 - Beautiful You Cling
HCD1 761 - Everyday Heroes Die
HCD 758 - Botanical Wings Die
HCD1 750 - Cut Mat Create Die
HCD1 751 - Cut Mat Create Die
HCDP1 253 - Everyday Heroes Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other Products: Recollections black card stock, VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, Recollections Ebony Microbeads, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, black trim, Bow-Easy Too, Recollections Detail Clear Embossing Powder, heat tool, black mini brad, silver spacer bead, water mister, Scotch Mounting Tape, Aleene's Paper Glaze, Fast Grab Tacky Glue.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" using black card stock. Cut card front from paper collection, ink edges with black ink and glue to card base. Cut teal rectangle from paper collection that measures 3 1/8" x 4 3/8" (it has a globe in the corner) and ink edges with black. Cut mat for this using black card stock measuring 3 5/16" x 4 9/16", glue to rectangle and add to card using mounting tape. Die cut frame from Everyday Heroes Die using black card stock and add as pictured using Mounting Tape. Stamp sentiment from Beautiful You set on light teal designer paper with Onyx Black Ink and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Die cut with Standard Circles Large Die and glue to black frame.

On light teal designer paper using Onyx Black Ink, stamp Botanical Rose flowers and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Die cut flowers with Botanical Rose Die, spray back of flowers with water and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Once dry, glue flowers together to form 3 different size flowers as pictured. Make a 3-loop bow with black trim using Bow-Easy Tool, then add to lower right with Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Add flowers as pictured using Art Institute Glue (AIG). Die cut 2 of the small leaf from the Cut Mat Create 2A Die and 1 of the small vines from the Cut Mat Create 1B Die. Add these under flowers as pictured using AIG. Glue the spacer bead to black frame as pictured using Aleene's Paper Glaze. Clip off the tines from the back of the brad and glue to spacer bead using Aleene's Paper Glaze.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Yellow Daisies Gift Set - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations! This week I have a card and gift bag set using yellow daisies.



I used the Delightful Daisies Set and matching die for the flowers. They were stamped with VersaMark on Natural White card stock and embossed with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. I tried using the regular white card stock, but it was too bright. I like the way it came out on the Natural White much better even though I used white card stock for the rest.

The daisies and leaves were colored with Mango Madness and Tea Leaves chalk inks using make-up applicators. I used the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and a pencils to shape the flowers and leaves after spritzing the back with water. Once the flowers are dry, they retain their shape really well.

The sentiment on the card is from the Heartfelt Expressions Set. I used a thank you sentiment, but this would be great for a birthday or Mother's Day too.

Here's a separate picture of the card.



Here's a picture of the mini gift bag. I used a pre-made gift bag and decorated the front of it to match the card.




Here's a little close-up of the flowers on the card.




Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! There are some fun projects there using the Everyday Hero Collection!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #179 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit! I hope this gives you a little inspiration!

Blessings!

Kathy


Yellow Daisy Thank You

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3656 - Delightful Daisies Cling
HCPC 3474 - Heartfelt Expressions Cling
HCD 760 - Delightful Daisy Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear



Other Products: Paper: White (Recollections), Natural White (Neenah), yellow (DCWV Stack); Ink: VersaMark, Mango Madness, Tea Leaves (VersaMagic), Onyx Black (VersaFine); Accessories: Elegant Ovals (Spellbinders), Ditsy Dots Embossing Corner Folder (Tattered Lace), Bow-Easy Tool, heat tool, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), yellow sheer ribbon, adhesive pearl, water mister, glue dots, Scotch mounting tape, tape, make-up applicators, pencil.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" made with white card stock. Cut yellow card stock mat measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16". Cut white mat measuring 3 7/8" x 5 1/8". Emboss white mat with Ditsy Dots Corner Embossing Folder on the top left and again on the bottom right. Wrap two pieces of yellow ribbon across mat at an angle between the embossed areas and secure in back with tape. Glue two mats together and add to card base with mounting tape. Stamp sentiment on white card stock with Onxy Black Ink and die cut with second largest Elegant Ovals Die. Add to card as pictured with Mounting Tape.

Stamp Delightful Daisy flowers and leaves (2 small and 1 large) on Natural White with VersaMark and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel heating from underneath. Color 3 different size small flowers with Mango Madness Ink using make-up applicators, fading color out to petal tips. Die cut flowers with Delightful Daisy Die and clip between petals. Mist back of flowers with water and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and use a pencil to roll the petals as pictured. Once dry, add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue (AIG). Color leaves with Tea Leaves Ink using make-up applicators and cut with matching die. Mist back of leaves with water and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and fingers. Once leaves and flowers are dry, add to card arranging as pictured using AIG. Make multi-loop bow with yellow ribbon using Bow-Easy Tool and adhere with glue dots. Add adhesive pearl to bow center using glue dots.


Yellow Daisy Mini Gift Bag

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:


Other Products: Paper: White (Recollections), Natural White (Neenah), yellow (DCWV Stack); Ink: VersaMark, Mango Madness, Tea Leaves (VersaMagic); Accessories: White Mini Craft Bag 4" x 3" (The Paper Studio), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (Stampin Up), Bow-Easy Tool, heat tool, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), yellow sheer ribbon, adhesive pearl, water mister, glue dots, Scotch mounting tape, tape, make-up applicators, pencil.

Instructions: Gift bag measures 4" x 3" plus handle. Cut yellow mat measuring 3 13/16" x 2 13/16". Cut white mat measuring 3 5/8" x 2 5/8" and emboss with Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. Glue mats together and add to bag front with Mounting Tape.

Stamp Delightful Daisy flowers and leaves (2 small and 1 large) on Natural White with VersaMark and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel heating from underneath. Color 3 different size small flowers with Mango Madness Ink using make-up applicators, fading color out to petal tips. Die cut flowers with Delightful Daisy Die and clip between petals. Mist back of flowers with water and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and use a pencil to roll the petals as pictured. Once dry, add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue (AIG). Color leaves with Tea Leaves Ink using make-up applicators and cut with matching die. Mist back of leaves with water and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and fingers. Once leaves and flowers are dry, add to card arranging as pictured using AIG. Make multi-loop bow with yellow ribbon using Bow-Easy Tool and adhere as pictured with glue dots. Add adhesive pearl to bow center using glue dots.