Friday, November 24, 2017

Four Generations of Strong Women in my Family......

Good morning everyone!  I'm so glad you got the chance to come back and check out my post on the Black Friday Release!  When Heartfelt Creations showed this journal to me my mind froze!  I was stumped as to what to do and then it hit me.....the Four Generations of Strong Women in my family.  All the women in my family are strong and have had to get past a lot of hurdles in their lives, but we all stayed true to our upbringing and our Christian lives!

The roses and leaves on this cover were made with the new Foam paper from Heartfelt Creations!

HCJB2-5004 3 Ring Journal Binder – White
HCJB1-5001 Daily Blessings Journal Pages
HCJB1-5003 Heartfelt Inspiration Journal Pages
HCDP1-270 Classic Rose Paper
HCPC-3814 Words of Encouragement Cling Stamps
HCFS1-465 Art Foam Paper
HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp
HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die
HCPC-3656 Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp
HCD1-760 Delightful Daisy Die
HCPC-3785 Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamps
HCD1-7139 Small Classic Petunia Die
HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamps
HCD1-7129 Flowering Dogwood Die
HCPC-3775 Dogwood and Doves Cling Stamp
HCD1-7131 Flowering Dogwood and Doves Die
HCD1-7120 Fluer Border Basic Die
HCD1-7150 Window Box Elements Die
HCD1-7157 Large Ovals Die
HCD1-7155 Large Circles Die
TSSZ41-Timber Brown Stazon Ink
TSSZ51-Olive Green Stazon Ink
TSMP707 – Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink
TDMP800 Rich Cocoa Memento Leaves
TSMP103 Cantaloupe Memento Ink
TSMP-701 -Cottage Ivy Memento Ink
#159723 Designer Dries Clear Glue
HCST1-401 Flower Shaping KIt
ANC-829 Express Yourself Prills
ANC811 Tu-Tu Pink Prills
PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
RAHT Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
#241159 Dove Blender Pen

    Other Products:  
White Cardstock Lace, Decorative Trim, Hot Glue Gun, Pan Pastels, Bling on a String, Dimensional Tape, Dandelion Memento Ink, Aged Mahogany and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

VIDEO Link Making Roses:
Watch video on making Dogwood flowers:
To see how to shape the petunia watch this video:
To see how to shape the Sunflower watch this video:

Use your paper pack and cover the front, spine and back covers of the journal.  Also cover the insides of the front and  back  panels. I made the medallion on the front by using the Window Box Accents Die and then fussy cutting a piece of the paper collection.  Glue the two pieces together and add dimensional tape to the back to pop it up a bit.   Add all the decorations you want on the outside and then on the inside of the front cover I made a pocket so I could add more photos or other keep sakes.  Next pick out which pictures you want to showcase as well as the journal pages you want to use.  Now decide about the flowers you want to use.

When using the Foam paper for the roses, I stamped the petals and leaves with Timber Brown Stazon Ink and Memento Inks.  I colored the flowers with various Memento inks as well as Pan Pastels. Using the corresponding dies cut out the flowers and petals.  When I used the Foam paper I used the heat tool to warm the petals and leaves then I shaped and set aside.  When using regular card stock to stamp and cut out the sunflowers, petunias, dogwoods and leaves I used Rich Cocoa Memento Ink  and then I used the traditional flower shaping techniques and the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to shape everything.  You can refer to the video links to suggestions in the shaping of each flower.

Crop the photos (I used the Large Oval Dies and the Large Circle Dies for this) and decide on the placement and then glue down flowers and do the journal page about each person.  I chose Four Generations of Strong Christian Women in my Family for my journal.  

Thanks for sticking with me until the end of this post!  I know the supply list is long but please don't be put off and not try one of these journals.  The end product is such a feeling of accomplishment!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A Christmas Card.......

Good morning everyone!  This being the Wednesday before Black Friday, Heartfelt Creations did not do a post.  There will be big doings here on Friday!  Be sure to come back to see the new releases all the design team members will be showcasing! 

Somehow it just didn't feel right not having a post this morning so I'm showing one of my Christmas cards for this year.  If you receive this one in the mail, please pretend to be surprised!  Hehehe.......

This is one of my new embossing folders for this year; I actually just love it and had to showcase it with these cute little mittens!  Every year I try to purchase new embossing folders at this time so I can use them for the holidays!

I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful and that you get to spend time with family.  Now don't forget to join me on Friday for the Heartfelt Creations Release!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday......

Good morning everyone and welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!   I have a wonderful box to share with you this morning!  I love how this turned out and it was quick and easy!

I envision this box being filled with sweets and given to a friend.  It would be great to go along as a birthday gift!  In the next picture you can see how the box closes at the top...quick and easy! You can also get a good look at the flowers as well!

   Heartfelt Creations Products:
HCD1-284 Heartfelt Love Paper Collection
HCD1-7163 Gift of Love Box Die
HCPC3769 Wildwood Florals Cling Stamps
HCD1-7125 Wildwood Florals Die
#159723 Designer Dries Clear Glue
TSMP400 Rosebud Memento Ink
TSMP701 Cottage Ivy Memento Ink
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Other Supplies:  White, Green and Mauve Cardstock, Scor-Tape

For tips on creating with the Wildwood Cottage Collection watch this video:

Instructions:  Using the mauve cardstock cut out the box die and the decorative panel in each side. I used Designer Dries Clear adhesive to adhere the decorative panels to the box. Next I chose a pretty piece of the paper collection and cut out the panels that are are at the top of the box.  Glue them down.   I used score-tape to hold the box together because of it’s strength. 

 Once you have the box put together it is time to stamp the leaves and flowers and get them ready to decorate the box.  I used Rosebud Memento Ink to stamp and color the flowers and Cottager Ivy Memento ink to stamp the leaves.  Once you use the dies to cut out the flowers and leaves it is time to shape them with the flower shaping kit.  Spray a bit of water onto the back side of the flower petals and leaves and use the stylus to burnish the back side of them.  Set aside to dry.

Once everything is dry, decide on the placement and glue everything down.  Your box is now ready to fill and give as a gift!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Introducing The Heartfelt Love Collection From Heartfelt Creations....

Are you ready to change the world one paper craft at a time? Spread love and encouragement wherever you go with the new Heartfelt Love Collection by Heartfelt Creations! Filled with uplifting sentiments for all occasions, you will find that this assembling of heartwarming papers, cling stamp sets and die cuts will allow you to brighten the days of friends, loved ones and those you meet along the road of life needing a little pick me up or celebrating a special day! What better way to spread smiles than through one of a kind creative projects and handmade art from the heart! The amazing assembling of decorative papers in this love themed compilation has been created of bits and pieces featuring many previously released collections and will coordinate perfectly with many of the stamp and die combinations and decorative papers from past releases already residing in your craft room. The stunning color palette incorporates every color imaginable…from deep reds, pretty pinks, lush lilacs, to chocolate browns, sky blues and gorgeous greens, while beautiful eye catching backgrounds are filled with bold stripes, zig zag chevrons, delicate hearts, petite polka dots and dainty florals. Three lovely cling stamp sets filled with images of decorative banners, beautiful carnation like florals, and a wide assortment of love sentiments are ideal for use on cards, scrapbook layouts or altered art pieces. Two delicately patterned die cuts resembling elegant eyelet lace are ideal to bring a soft look perfect for adding a dreamy and romantic feel to any paper crafting project! Lastly, an adorable gift box die rounds out this love themed collection and creates quaint treat boxes ideal for quick packaging and makes a charming way to let those in your life know how special they are. So come alongside and join us as we share love, joy, and encouragement with everyone we meet through crafty passions one paper craft at a time!

HC PRODUCTS USED                              

HCDP1-284 Heartfelt Love Paper Collection
HCPC 3804 Heartfelt Love Sentiments Cling Stamps
HCPC-3805 Forever Love Background Cling Stamp
HCD1-7162 Eyelet Hearts Die
HCD1-7161 Sweetheart Border Die
HCPC-3656 Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp
HCD1-760 Delightful Daisy Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers Pack of 30
#352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle
#159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
TSMP400 Rosebud Memento Ink
TSMP800 Rich Cocoa Memento Ink
TSMP704 New Sprout Memento Ink
TSMP707 Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink
ANC821 Hot Mama Prills

Other Products: 
White and Pink Cardstock. Bling on a String, Hot Glue Gun, Dimensional Tape
Follow along with this video to learn the step by step process to create elegant and easy handmade greeting cards to celebrate the loved ones in your life

My card is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  Make the card base and then cut a piece of the paper collection to cover the front of the card.  Using the Rosebud Memento ink, stamp the Forever Love background stamp on the paper and glue down on the front of the card.  Next cut out the Eyelet die and glue this piece to the edge of the card front.  Hot glue the bling on a string down the edge of the eyelet piece for a bit of interest.
Next using the Rosebud ink, stamp the sentiment onto a piece of pink card stock.  Cut it out using the Sweetheart Border Dies.  Cut out a heart with the eyelet border using white cardstock.  Glue the pink heart to the white heart and then using dimensional tape, glue the heart to the front of the card. 

Using Rich Cocoa Memento ink, stamp the flower petals and leaves.  Cut out with coordinating dies.  Color the centers of the flowers with New Sprout Memento Ink and do the edges of the petals with Rosebud ink.  The leaves are colored with New Sprout Memento ink and edged with Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink.  Spray water on the back of the flowers and leaves and use the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to shape.  When dry add the prills to the flower centers and set aside to dry.  Once dry you can decide on the placement for the flowers and leaves and glue down.

HC PRODUCTS USED                              
HCDP1-284 Heartfelt Love Paper Collection
HCPC-3803 Banners of Love Cling Stamps
HCD1-7160 Banners of love Die
HCPC-3804 Heartfelt Love Sentiments Cling Stamps
HCD1-7162 Eyelet Hearts Die
HCPC-3769 Wildwood Florals Cling Stamps
HCD1-7125 Wildwood Florals Die
#159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
TSMP800 Rich Cocoa Memento Ink

Other Products:
Aged Mahogany Distress Inks, Dimensional Tape, Dark Mauve, White and Green Cardstoc
Follow along with this video to learn the step by step process to create elegant and easy handmade greeting cards to celebrate the loved ones in your life.

I started with a 4 1/2 X 9 piece of dark mauve cardstock and fold in half.  Lay your Eyelet Hearts die with the top peak of the heart  above the fold line.  Tape it down and run through your die cut machine.  Next using the same color cardstock cut out one of the hearts and then glue it over the folded heart piece.  Next I took the next smallest of the eyelet hearts and cut out a piece of white cardstock.  Then using the largest plain heart die cut out a piece of patterned paper and glue these two pieces together.  I used dimensional tape to glue it to the card front.
Next I stamped the banner with Aged Mahogany Distress ink and then I stamped the sentiment.  Use the corresponding die to cut out the banner.  Using Dimensional Tape glue it to the card front.
Using the Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, stamp the flower petals on a piece of the paper collection and the leaves on a piece of green cardstock. Using the corresponding dies cut out the flowers and leaves.  Color the center and the edges of the flowers with the Aged Mahogany ink, and use the Flower Shaping kit to shape the flowers and leaves. Decide where you want everything and glue down the leaves and flowers around the banner.  The card is finished. 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Shape the Classic Rose an An Alternative Way.....

Good morning everyone.   I'm here this morning to show you how to make an alternative to a classic rose.  This is a technique I often use when I just want a different look.  Of course using Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies makes us all masters at flower making, so sit back and take a sip of your morning beverage and we will begin. 

The flowers we are going to make are featured on the card below.  I think they make a very dramatic feature for a card.

The Heartfelt Creations products that will be used are: HCDP1-270 Classic Rose Paper Collection, HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamps, HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die, 3753  Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp, HCD1-7111 Classic Rose Vines Die

Begin by stamping the leaves and flowers with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink onto the Mixed Media Paper.  This technique needs a very sturdy paper because it needs to be very wet in order to shape the petals.  Coloring the leaves with New Sprout Memento Ink before you cut them out enables you to get them colored quickly and without any damage to the leaves.  The new Stack and Store daubers are wonderful for adding color to areas of flower petals and leaves. 

Next cut out the leaves and then go around the edges with Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink to give a bit more shading. 

Tip:  If you find your paper is sticking in the die, try placing a piece of wax paper  between the die and the paper and then run it through your die cutting machine.

Stamp the rose petals with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and go ahead and cut them out before you begin to color.

It is always a good idea to stamp and cut out extra petals and leaves while you are into the cutting so you can have extras to play with the coloring.  Sometimes I’m very undecided about the colors I want to use.

Using one of the sponge daubers. add New Sprout Memento Ink to the center of the rose petals.

Using Pearleascent Coral Archival Ink color the edges of the rose petals and on the back side as well. 

Spray the back side of the petals with water and use enough water to soak the paper so it will be pliable and easy to shape.  Use something like a skewer and wrap the edge of the petals round it and then using your fore finger and thumb, scrunch the petal together.  Allow it to dry, or if you are terribly impatient you can use the heat gun to dry the paper. 

Next we are going to use the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and do a bit more shaping on the flower petals.

Using one of the stylists and the foam mat run the tool down the center of each petal and then do a circular motion to the center of the petal.  This helps to give the petals a cupped appearance.

Now you are ready to glue the petals together.  I don’t have a set number of petals for each flower; just use enough until you can’t get any more to go down inside the others.

This flower has 6 petals in it and I think it looks quite full.

Using your stylus, burnish the backs of the leaves giving them dimension.

 Another shot from the front side.

All the little curly ends look so pretty coming from behind the flower.

These are a very pretty alternative to the classic shaped rose.  Just add a few small flowers to the other flowers and leaves and you have a nice cluster of flowers.  Any card would be very happy to have these flowers and leaves gracing it’s front!

Products Used:
HCDP1-270 Classic Rose Paper Collection
HCPC-3752  Classic Rose Cling Stamps
HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die
HCPC-3753 Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamps
HCD1-7111 Classic Rose Vines Die
HCST1-40l Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
#159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers Pack of 30
ANC-814 Lettuce Us Entertain You Prills
TSMP-800 Rich Cocoa Memento Ink
TSMP-704 New Sprout Memento Ink

TSMP-707 Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink
Other Supplies:  98 lb. Canson Mixed Media Paper, Chrome Yellow Archival Ink

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