Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Design Team Announcement!

Hi Friends!

To those of you that didn't "get" to hear my insane SHRIEKING when I learned I had actually been selected as a new member of the Heartfelt Creations Design Team, this post is for you!!  (LOL)!  I received the awesome news last month and have since been gearing up to start my new HC journey! 

I'm very excited and can't tell you how much I've been inspired by the encouragement and validation of being part of this team! I'm so looking forward to this opportunity!

The wall hanging shown in the lead photo of this post (and to the left here) was one of the items I submitted for the final phase of the DT application.  It's totally made of paper, stamps and dies from the HC Classic Sunflower Collection that was released in September 2014. 

Along with the wall hanging, I submitted this easel card that included decorative "lady bug pins" and a pin holder that I made with the same Sunflower Collection. If you click on the image to the left, you can get a better look at the pins.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll continue to check in every week for all my upcoming Heartfelt Creations projects!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pop Up Cats and Dogs Card

Hello friends!

I made this "Pop Up Box Card" for my BFF, Sandy, who wanted to do a swap with them!  I have to say it was so much easier than it looks to make.  I'm so glad I said "yes" and tried it out!  Very fun -- thanks Sandy!!

I used Graphic 45 "Raining Cats and Dogs" collection to create the card and all the picture embellishments.  The only other paper used was a piece of 12x12 back cardstock.  I followed the instructions on Splitcoast found here

I selected several images from the paper collection and fussy cut them for use inside the box. I also used coordinating chipboard pieces that are part of the same collection.  I added a Tim Holtz Swivel Hook and Chain to the chipboard piece on the front flap of the card.  I also added some tiny red fabric flowers from JoAnns. 

This is a look at the card "flattened" for shipping.  Super fun project and I will definitely be making more of these!

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

You Make Me Smile

Hi Friends,

This card is another featuring Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies. The flower bunch was made with the Majestic Blooms collection.

I stamped the "Vintage Morning Background" stamp onto cream colored CS two times with brown ink.  I die cut them with the coordinating die and assembled 4 different flowers to use on my card.  I used Gold, Lime Green and Rose Viva Decor 3-D Stamp Paint to give them color.  I added a rose-colored mini-rose cabochon to the center of the largest bloom. 

To create the card panel, I stamped the "Majestic Morning Blooms" image onto white cardstock and colored it with Copics.  Using the stamped image as my template, I added my formed blooms on top of the image and a couple of additional smaller ones surrounding them.

To finish it off, I splattered some of the Gold stamp paint over the panel, added some green metallic bling and mounted the panel onto a black panel.  I stamped the sentiment from Just Rite "Grand Sentiments" set in black ink.  

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Blooming Party

 Hi All,

The supplies for this card today are mostly all dies and paper.  The variety of dies out there is just mind boggling!  How do you choose??

I started by die cutting white CS and SU DP with Simon Says Chevron Pattern die.  I used the white die cut as my background on a cream CS base.  Then I randomly glued individual chevron pieces from the SU DP into the negative spaces of the white background.

Next I die cut a couple of "Lacy Leaves" from SU Blackberry Bliss CS.  Followed by the "Party" block piece by Little B in gold metallic paper.

The flower was made using SU's Beautiful Bunch punch and matching stamp.  I stamped the flower twice in Hello Honey ink and punched them out.  Sprayed them lightly with water and pinched and shaped them using my flower shaping tools from Heartfelt Creations.  For the center of the flower I die cut two of the stamens from Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms set using Blackberry Bliss CS.

For the final assembly, I added a strip of coordinating SU DP across the lower middle of the card base and arranged all my pieces onto the card.

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Kute Koala!

Hi All!

This very easy card uses SU! "Kind Koala" stamp.  I stamped it twice - once onto white CS and once onto a SU! DP panel.  I colored the image I had stamped on white CS with Copics and fussy cut it out.  I placed it over the stamped image on the DP, and in place of the little flower image the Koala is holding, I attached a 3-D flower sticker and a little half-back silver pearl.  To finish him off, I added glossy accents to his nose to make it shinny!
TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!