Tuesday, April 26, 2016

CD Holder Mini Album with Video Presentation

Hi Everyone!

I made another mini album, but this album is much smaller than the one I did for Black Friday back in Nov. 2015!  (You can see that post here as well as the YouTube Video for it here.)

The video is just slightly more than 2 minutes:

The step by step instructions for this CD Holder Mini Album are posted on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

The project is made using Heartfelt Creations HCFP1-435-1 Pocket and Flip fold Inserts C - Black
package.  There are four flip-fold inserts in the package, and I used two of them to create this album:
  • The The Mini Album uses HCFP1-435-1 Pocket/Flip Fold Insert A (12.0" x 5.5”).
  • The CD Holder uses HCFP1-435-1 Pocket/Flip Fold Insert B (12.0" x 7.75”).
The album is easy to create because the base pieces are already cut and scored.  You just cover with your favorite papers, glue the ends you want sealed, and assemble in any combination you prefer!  They are so much fun to work with - and so versatile!  I am totally serious when I tell you that the shaker-card style front took me longer to make than the entire album! LOL!

Here are some still close-up photos of the project:
There's lots more fabulousness posted on the Heartfelt Creations Blog today!! Head over and check it out! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have a blessed week!


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Berry Cafe is Berry Awesome!

Happy Wednesday Friends!

The newest collection from Heartfelt Creations has been released today and it is a sweet one!!  The Berry Cafe joins the amazing line-up of awesome products!! 
Warm breezes blow, busy bees buzz from blossom to blossom, and perfectly shaped, ripe berries beckon you as you catch a glimpse of them through the vines winding their way up the rickety old picket fence in the picture perfect garden patch.  Bring back fond memories of strawberry picking while the early morning dew still lingered on the vines with the new release by Heartfelt Creations.  The Berry Cafe Collection will have you reminiscing of filling pails until overflowing while playing the game of "two for me" and "one for the pail", which always led to the task taking a tad longer. Travel back in time to the days of your childhood where you shared your first strawberry milkshake, or float at the local ice cream parlor with that special someone you so adored. Filled with sweet illustrations of vining strawberries, adorable children, elegant blossoms, old fashioned strawberry stands as well as delicately patterned papers featuring eyelet prints, soft checks, ornate borders and delicious clusters of strawberries nestled among flowers, you are certain to find yourself warming in the berry patch and hankering for a cold strawberry treat. Happy hues of pinks, reds, yellows, blues and greens create a cheerful color palette that is sure to make your heart sing the songs of summer.  Five extraordinary cling stamp sets allow you to recreate all of the memories of strawberry picking and enjoying the fruit from the vine.  Color and shape your way to a lush and productive garden plot where blossoms and fruit abound, being careful to avoid the ever busy bees.  After all of the toiling and care, reap your rewards, head on over to the fruit stand where anxious passerby’s will be ready to invest in your delicious crop...and once the day is done, grab a friend and treat yourselves to that special strawberry flavored treat with a generous helping of whipped topping! We present to you the ideal collection to welcome summer!

To make this card, I layered papers from the Berry Cafe collection, die cut out the pre-colored focal image (that die-cuts out perfectly with the coordinating die!) and made some of the little strawberry blossoms included in the collection.  Everything is adhered with foam dots to create a dimensional soda shop scene! 

The step-by-step details for my card are posted on the Heartfelt Creations blog today!  Be sure to check out all the amazing projects and inspiration the DT came up with! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a blessed week!!


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Birthday Blessings Made from Left-Behind Pieces

Hello all!

For today's card, I went through my Heartfelt Creations stash of "leftovers" -- pieces and parts that I started out using but somehow they never materialized into a card or project.  Let me just confess right now that I have a "lot" of left-behind pieces to work with LOL!!

Hiding in my piles were quite a few Majestic Morning die cuts.  My at-the-time, all-time favorite (before all the new all-time-favorites followed!).  Since some were already colored a rich purple, I decided to pair them with the Italiana Riviera collection because the beautiful papers featured purples, grapevines, wine and such. 

I shaped and assembled as many flowers as I had die cuts, and colored  them with Viva Decor Violet 3-D Stamp Paint.  Then I selected a card panel with a vineyard scene from the paper collection.  I decided it "must" also have some sort of  pavilion surrounding the landscape scene and went with two of the Raindrops on Roses die cuts.  All edges were aged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

It was quite satisfying (and fun!) to actually use up the pieces I had said I'd save for "another time"! Take a look at your stash and see what you come up with!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog where this card (with all the details), along with many more gorgeous samples from the DT are posted!

Have a blessed week!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Frog Collage Card

Hi Friends,

I have to say, the combination of the Heartfelt Creations Flip Fold Inserts and any HC collection makes these kind of interactive cards so easy and fun to create.  It's just a matter of deciding on a theme -- and off you go!  I reach for them quite a lot now, what a time-saver!

 For this card, I selected one of the panel inserts from the Pocket and Flipfolds "B" package (HCFP1-434-1). This is a great package choice to have on hand to make cards (even if you're not a mini-album fan)!  I used the smallest panel in the set and accordion-folded it following the pre-scored lines.

I trimmed different papers into mats from the Winking Frog paper collection to cover each of the panels.  I didn't really even measure, I just aligned the papers next to each panel and made pencil marks where I wanted to cut them.  Obviously, you can certainly take the time to measure and you'd probably get a "neater" version than mine!

Next, I die cut several of the images directly from the papers - I just matched up the coordinating dies to the different characters and instantly had lots of fun images to work with on my card.  This is the best part of all - lots of fussy cutting results without the fussy cutting!

I also created some water lilies and lily pads and attached them with foam dots to add even more dimension on some of the panels.

The fun part was just adding all my die-cut images and my lily pad flowers to the panels and seeing the fun results come to life with very little effort!
There's just so many options and ways to use the different papers, dies, stamps and tools that HC has!  You can see lots more ideas on the HC Blog today - every one different, and each one inspiring and fun!  I hope you'll check it out!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a blessed week!


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Toadally Awesome Card!

Hello Everyone,

It's time for another new release from Heartfelt Creations!  This one is a fun, critter-infused collection - this time we're creating with frogs! Whaaaat?? LOL! Introducing the "Winking Frog Collection!"
Don your rubber boots, grab your field glasses and come along as we set out to explore picturesque marshes filled with dazzling water florals, glistening dragonflies, miniature forests of cattails and flourishing crops of toadstools! Walk softly and  be aware of your surroundings at all times as the delightful gems we seek are not always easily seen and blend in with their surroundings perfectly.  Pause and listen carefully as the only clues we have to follow, leading us to our destination are the soft and throaty croaks filling the cool evening air.  Follow the quick flickering of the lightning bugs as dusk begins to fall, being careful to not be seen in their shadows.  Now...grab your field glasses...we've discovered the habitat we've been so curious about! Through your field glasses you see them...you have a front row seat to witness their fun and frolic, entertaining antics and flirtatious ways, and can only hope to eventually be invited in to make their acquaintances and join in the laughter and merriment!  Come along side Heartfelt Creations as we discover and reveal the amusing and spirited "Winking Frog" Collection.  Vintage inspired illustrations will bring back memories of classic childhood story books, quick witted sentiments will add a touch of fun, and the serene and calming color palette of the collection is sure to speak to the heart of everyone who ventures here.  The invitation has been sent to join in on the high jinks, so now it's your turn to dive in...try your hand at creating beautiful water florals, hop from lily pad to lily pad on handsome decorative paper, play hide and seek with glorious die cuts and with the little polliwogs among the weeds and cattails....now aren't you glad you listened and wore your rubber boots!
The frogs are adorable, and they are quite spunky!! The new collection also includes wonderful stamps and coordinating dies to create water lilies - complete with a lily pad - in the same signature style that Heartfelt is known for! 

Stop by the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see the latest video introducing the entire collection along with lots of gorgeous inspiration that by the Design Team has come up with using the Winking Frog Collection! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a blessed week everyone!