Wednesday, January 25, 2012

HEARTFELT CREATIONS - JANUARY 25, 2012

This week for my first project for Heartfelt Creations I made a masculine Birthday card.  I seem to struggle with making masculine cards, but the new Chateau Gate Collection has some great stamps that work really well when you want to make some cards for the men in your life.

MOUNTAIN SCENE BIRTHDAY CARD

Heartfelt Creations Products:
  • HCPC 3445 - Mystic Hideaway PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3363 - Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set
Other Products:
  • Paper:  Recollections, 7 Gypsies - Venice
  • Ink:  Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain & Black Soot
  • Copics:  E23, C00, YG61, YG67, G21
  • Tools:  Tim Holtz Paper Distressor
  • Embellishments:  Buttons, Natural Twine, Green Hemp
Instructions:
4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Start with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Kraft cardstock and score on the 4 1/4" line to create an A2 size card base.  Next cut a piece of striped paper 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and adhere to card front.  With Walnut Stain Distress Ink stamp mountain scene from Mystic Hideaway set on Kraft cardstock and with Black Soot Distress Ink stamp "Birthday" sentiment from Inspire Me Sentiments set above mountains.  Color with Copics.  With straight edge trimmer cut out scene with sentiment.  Distress edges with paper distressor tool.  Matte on patterned paper and adhere to card front.  Thread natural twine through 3 buttons and attach with glue dots to bottom right front of card.  Wind green hemp around top of card and finish off with a button secured with a glue dot.

My second project this week is a really fun easy project.  I made flowers from the Heartfelt Creations Carnation Florals stamps from the HC Artistic Gatefold Collection and then attached them to jumbo vinyl paper clips I purchased at the store.  These work great as bookmarks or decorative paper clips!

FLOWER JUMBO PAPER CLIPS / BOOKMARKS

Heartfelt Creations Products:
HCPC 3437 - Carnation Florals 1 PreCut Set
HCPC 3438 - Carnation Florals 2 PreCut Set
Spellbinders Carnation Creation Shapeabilities

Other Products:
Jumbo Vinyl Paper Clips
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket
Ink:  Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Embellishments:  Crystal brads, Stickles - Icicle, Ranger Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearl

Instructions:
Flower 1 - Stamp 5 large flowers and 1 small from Carnation Florals 1 set and 1 smallest and 2 small flowers from Carnation Florals 2 set.  Cut with Carnation Creation die and assemble, securing with brad in the center.  Flower 2 - Stamp 2 large flowers and 2 small flowers from Carnation Florals 1 set and 1 medium-large flower, 2 small and 1 smallest flower from Carnation Florals 2 set.  Cut with Carnation Creation die and assemble, securing with brad in the center.  Apply Icicle Stickles to medium-large flower.  Flower 3 - Stamp 2 large flowers, 2 medium-large flowers, 2 small flowers and 1 smallest flower from Carnation Florals 2 set.  Cut with Carnation Creation die.  Spray 1 large flower with Perfect Pearls and heat set.  Assemble flower, securing with brad in the center.  Take each flower and weave last flower's petals through jumbo paper clip and secure with hot glue.



Make sure and check out all the other beautiful projects the other HC Design Team member created this week on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.



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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

HEARTFELT CREATIONS - JANUARY 18, 2012

This week I made some more cards with the Heartfelt Creations Chateau Gate Collection.  This is really a fun collection and very versatile.  This cards makes me excited for Spring even though it is snowing and blowing here today. 

PURPLE WINDOW CARD
Card Front
Close-Up of
Birdie Scene

Heartfelt Creations Products:
  • HCPC 3448 - Dainty Blooms & Birdies PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3449 - Door to My Heart PreCut Set
  • HCD 718 - Decorative Chateau Gate Die
  • Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Other Products:
  • Spellbinders:  Deckled Rectangle LG
  • Paper:  Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White, DCWV
  • Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tsukineko Brilliance - Pearlescent Purple
  • Copics:  E23, E25, E27, E40, E42, E53, B41, B45, B91, B95, B97, B99, BG000, W5, W00, C00, V01, V12, V15, V17, Y08, Y19, YG01, YG11, YG17, YG61, YG63, YG67, G20, G24, G28, G94, G99, Spica Lemon & Lavender
  • Embellishments:  Stickles - Yellow, Liquid Pearls - White Opal, Brads
Instructions:
6" x 6" Card
To make card base start with a 12" x 6" piece of brown cardstock and score at 6" mark to make a 6" x 6" card.  Next cut a 6" square piece of striped paper and adhere to card front.  Then cut a 4 1/2" square piece of brown cardstock and insert brads at each corner before adhering to center of card front.  Cut two HCD 718 Decorative Chateau Gate Die pieces and remove doors.  Stamp Dainty Blooms and Birdies on Cryogen White cardstock and color with Copics.  Add Lemon Spica to candle flames, Lavender Spica to flower centers and Yellow Stickles to Cala Lilly centers.  Detail cut Dainty Blooms out and cut out Birdies scene with appropriate Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle.  On card front place window at appropriate place and trace where the opening should be.  With an X-Acto knife cut opening.  Glue windows on front and back with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Add Liquid Pearls for accents.  Attach Dainty Blooms with pop dots.  Stamp sentiment under Dainty Blooms with Pearlescent Purple Ink.  Attach Birdies scene to inside of card so that Birdies show through window.
Inside View


I had fun making this next card.  When I first made the wood grain background it just reminded me of a wall that was in my Grandma's living room so I decided of course it needed portraits hanging on the wall.  I added Inkssentials Glossy Accents to the clear vases to make it look like water.

FLOWER PORTRAITS CARD
Heartfelt Creations Products:
  • HCPC 3447 - Window Accents PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3446 - Doorway Trimmings PreCut Set
  • 452073 - Spellbinders Beaded Ovals Decorative Elements Dies
  • 354803 - Spellbinders Scallop Oval Large
  • 354802 - Spellbinders Classic Oval Lg
Other Products:
  • Paper:   Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White, DCWV, Bazzill
  • Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Copics:  V20, V25, V93, V95, V99, YR21, YR24, BV02, BV04, E40, E42, E43, Y19, RV93, RV95, RV99, G20, G24, G28, BG10, BG000, BG0000
  • Embellishments:  Purple Brad, Purple Grossgrain Ribbon, Raffia Trim, We R Memory Keeper Sew Ribbon - Weave, Inkssentials Glossy Accents, Ranger Adirondack Color Wash - Espresso, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Coffee Shop
Instructions:
5" x 7" Card
Start with a 10" x 7" piece of gray cardstock and score on the 5" mark to create a 5" x 7" card base.  Next cut a 5" x 7" piece of patterned paper and adhere to card front.  Then out of Cryogen White paper cut 3 oval with the spellbinder die and stamp a vase of flowers on each from the Doorway Trimmings set.  Out of green cardstock cut 1 Beaded Oval and 2 Scalloped Ovals.  Color flowers & vases with Copics and matte to Beaded Oval or Scalloped Ovals.  Apply Glossy Accents to vases that have water and let dry thoroughly.  On white paper with Memento Ink stamp wood grain from Window Accents set several times side by side.  Spray with Espresso Color Wash, pressing with paper towel to remove excess.  Heat set.  Then spray with Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist and heat set.  Cut wood grain piece down to 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" and adhere to card front.  Make holes in top using We R Memory Keeper Sew Ribbon tool and then weave ribbon through.  Add brads to card front and then tie raffia trim around brads to make it look like ovals are hanging from brads.  Apply finished oval portraits with pop dots to card front.

Make sure and check out what the other HC Design Team member made this week.  You can either click on their names at the left or check out all of our work at the Heartfelt Creations blog. 



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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

HEARTFELT CREATIONS - JANUARY 11, 2012

It is time for a new release again from Heartfelt CreationsThis Chateau Gate Collection is "magnificent" and the intricate detail in each of the designs is absolutely beautiful. This collection is very versatile and you will be able to create projects for the men in your life, invites, graduations, love, congrats and so many more! This collection features 9 PreCut Stamp Sets and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations.

Leave a comment on the HC blog by January 17 to be eligible to win the entire release valued at $174.90. The winner will be announced on January 18 on the HC Blog.

I made three cards this week featuring this new collection. 

My Pink Chateau House Card I am also entering in the    Challenge #39 - Sparkle & Ribbon

PINK CHATEAU HOUSE CARD

Heartfelt Creations Products:
  • HCPC 3444 - Scenic Vista PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3435 - Feather Grass Flourish PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3449 - Door to My Heart PreCut Set
  • HCD 718 - Decorative Chateau Gate
  • Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
  • Cuttlebug
Other Products:
  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found Madison Avenue, Bazzill
  • Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen
  • Copics:  Y13, RV21, RV23, RV25, W00, W1, W3, W5, YG91, YG95, YG97, YG99, G94, G99, E23, E25, E27, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E53, BG000, Spica - Lemon
  • Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Paper Lace II
  • Embellishments:  Cream Organza Ribbon, Pearl Brad, Taffy Smooch, Recollection Adhesive Faux Pearls, Our Craft Lounge Crafty Sparkles - Chunky Crystals
Instructions:
6" x 6" Card
Start with a 12" x 6" piece of cream cardstock and score on the 6" mark to make a 6" square card. Next with Memento Ink on Cryogen White paper stamp the house scene from Scenic Vista PreCut Set and then color with Copics.  On a 6" x 6" piece of My Mind's Eye Paper with Antique Linen Distress Ink stamp the Love Flourish in the top left corner, the small Flourish in the top right corner and the medium Flourish in the bottom left corner from HCPC 3435 Feather Grass Flourish set.  Adhere paper to card front and add faux pearls to Flourishes. Add ribbon to center of card and make bow and add pearl brad to center of bow.  Cut the Decorative Chateau Gate shown with Cuttlebug, removing inner doors.  Cut out the scene to fit behind the Chateau Gate.  Add Taffy Smooch to house and then when dry add Our Craft Lounge Crafty Sparkles - Chunky Crystals.  Adhere scene to card and Chateau Gate using Dries Clear Adhesive.  With straight edge trimmer cut out "Home . . . " sentiment and distress edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink.    Take beige Bazzill paper and with the Cuttlebug, emboss it with the Cuttlebug Paper Lace II embossing folder.  Attach sentiment to beige embossed cardstock and attach to card front beneath Chateau Gate.

CHATEAU GRAY DOORWAY CARD

Heartfelt Creations Products:
  • HCPC 3446 - Doorway Trimmings PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3443 - Palace Entry PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3449 - Door to My Heart PreCut Set
  • HCD 718 - Decorative Chateau Gate
  • Orchid Dew Drops
  • Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
  • Cuttlebug
Other Products:
  • Paper:  Bazzill, Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White, 7 Gypsies
  • Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Old Paper & Weathered Wood
  • Copics:  W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, BG000, B91, B97, BV23, BV25, BV29, Y000, YG05, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG99, G14, G20, G21, G24, G28, G94, G99, E23, E25, E27, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E47
  • Embellishments:  Ranger Distress Stickles - Brushed Pewter
Instructions:
6" x 6" Card
Start with a 12" x 6" piece of gray cardstock and score on the 6" mark to make a 6" square card. Next with Memento Ink on Cryogen White paper stamp the scene from Doorway Trimmings, the Palace Entry and the sentiment "as you step . . . ".  Color scene and Palace Entry with Copics and detail cut out.  Attach to card front.  With a straight edge trimmer cut out the sentiment and distress edges with Distress Ink - Old Paper and Weathered Wood and attach to card front under Palace Entry.  Stamp "Congratulations" on upper right corner of card front.  Add brushed pewter Distress Stickles to round finial at top of Palace Entry door.  With Cuttlebug and using the Ivy die from HCD 718 - Decorative Chateau Gate cut Ivy in two shades of green and weave together adhering to card front as shown with 1/8" Scor-Tape.  Add clear Dew Drops as shown by the Ivy with Dries Clear Adhesive.

GRAPE CHATEAU DOOR CARD

Heartfelt Creations Products:
  • HCPC 3441 - Chateau Gateway PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3449 - Door to My Heart PreCut Set
  • 1184G Grape Border
  • 414898 Metallic Pearl Brads
Other Products:
  • Paper:  Bazzill, DCWV, Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White
  • Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Copics:  E31, E33, E35, E37, E43, E44, E47, Y28, W1, W3, W5, W7, V17, V20, V25, YG91, YG95, YG97, YG99
  • Embellishments:  Brads, I-Rock & Glam Rocks - Squares & Mirrors
Instructions:
6" x 6" Card
Start with a 12" x 6" piece of gray cardstock  and score on the 6" mark to make a 6" square card.   Next with Memento Ink on Cryogen White paper stamp the Grape Border twice, the Chateau Gateway scene and the "May the obstacles . . . " sentiment.  Color the Chateau Gateway Scene and both Grape Borders with Copics and detail cut out.  Add brads for doorknobs and then adhere Gateway Scene to card front.  With straight edge trimmer cut out sentiment and matte to two coordinating purple colored Bazzill papers.  Adhere to card above Gateway Scene.  Next attach Grape Borders using 1/8" Scor-Tape cutting apart as needed to curve up along each side of the door.  Use remaining grapes as embellishments at top of card. Add Metallic Pearl Brad and Glam Rocks with I-Rock tool as embellishments as shown.
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Monday, January 9, 2012

JOAN'S GARDENS CHALLENGE #1

I am entering this card in Joan's Gardens weekly challenge which needed to include the following:
  • Make a card using some kind of hearts
  • Use any kind of embellishments
  • Use pink or red with white
  • Do some kind of embossing

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Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCPC 3435 - Feather Grass Flourish PreCut Set
HCD 716 - Layered Elegant Swirl Die


Other Products Used:
Paper:  Canson 90# Watercolor Paper, Bazzill, Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White
Ink:  Ranger Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots
Embellishments:  Crystal Brads, Stickles - Silver


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Sunday, January 8, 2012

COLOR THROWDOWN #173

Color Throwdown #173 - Basic Black, Real Red, Basic Gray and/or Silver

This is one of my favorite stamp sets from Our Craft Lounge.

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Products Used:
  • Stamps:  Our Craft Lounge - Tea Time
  • Spellbinders:  Classic Scalloped Circles LG, Classic Circles LG
  • Paper:  Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White, Recollections, DCWV
  • Ink:  Ranger - Black Soot
  • Copics:  C3, C5, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29
  • Embellishments:  Red Ribbon, I-Rock & Gems

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

OCL CHALLENGE 98 - END OF YEAR CHALLENGE!


Using the photo above as inspiration, I made this card using the Our Craft Lounge Penguin Fun stamp set for the OCL challenge this week. It is a fun set that you can use all winter. We sure don't have snow right now -- its in the 40s and may even get up to 50 degrees this week. It sure is not a typical Indiana January, but since my 16 year old daughter just got her driver's license last week I am okay with the fact that we don't have snow!

Our Craft Lounge Products:
  • OCL Penguin Fun Crafty Clear Stamps
Other Products:
  • Paper:  Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White, Jillibean Soup - Christmas Eve Chowder, Bazzill
  • Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, VersaMark Dazzle - Champagne
  • Copics:  W00, W1, W3, E53, E57, E59, R00, R20, RV10, RV32, RV34
  • Embellishments:  Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks - Pink Twine, Stickles - Icicle, Creative Impressions Snowflakes
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

HEARTFELT CREATIONS - JANUARY 4, 2012

It is hard to believe a new year is here already!   My wish for each of you for the New Year is health and happiness and time to do what you enjoy in the year ahead.  For me that is making cards and I sure have been having fun creating again this week for Heartfelt Creations.  This week I used two stamps with a winter theme. 

My first card I am entering in a challenge called Craft a Scene Challenge #1 - Anything Goes .

WINTER SCENE CARD

Heartfelt Creations Products: 
  • HCPC 3422 - Poinsettia Cheer Bells PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3357 - Snowy Window Scene PreCut Set

Other Products:
  • Spellbinders:  Classic Square LG
  • Paper:  Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White, Echo Park
  • Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Copics:  E31, E35, E37, E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, R22, R24, R27, C00, BG000, Y28, YG97, YG99, G99
  • Embelishments:  Stickles - Diamond, Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent - Crystal

Instructions:
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Card Size
Start with a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Kraft cardstock and score at the 4 1/4" mark to create an A2 size card base.  Next cut the Echo Park patterned paper 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card front.  Stamp the bow from the Poinsettia Cheer Bells set and the winter scene from the Snowy Window Scene set on Cryogen White paper with Memento Ink.  Color with Copics.  Cut out winter scene with Classic Square LG Spellbinder and add Crystal glitter (on ground) and Diamond Stickles (on trees) for accents.  Detail cut colored bow and adhere both to card front.

I am entering my second card  in a challenge at Ribbon Carousel  RCC 34 -  Anything Goes with Unity Stamps!
 
WINTER MAILBOX SCENE CARD

Heartfelt Creations Products: 
  • HCPC 3357 - Snowy Window Scene PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3363 - Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set

Other Products:
  • Spellbinders: Classic Square LG
  • Paper: Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White, Echo Park
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Ranger Emboss it - Clear
  • Copics:  BG000, BG72, BG75, BV13, BV17, Y28, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, B91, B93, B97, E31, E33, E35, E40, E43, E44, E47, R01, R05, R08, R22, R24, R27, R59, R83, R85, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG97, YG99, G99, Colorless Blender, Spica - Lemon, Red & Gold
  • Punch:  EK Success Scalloped Scallop Edger Punch
  • Embellishments:  Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent - Crystal, Twine, Button, Ranger Embossing Powder - Gold

Instructions:
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Card Size
Start with a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Kraft cardstock and score at the 4 1/4" mark to create an A2 size card base. Next cut the Echo Park patterned paper 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and adhere to card front. Stamp mailbox scene on Cryogen White with Memento Ink and color with Copics.  Cut out with Classic Square LG Spellbinder and add Crystal glitter.  Stamp "With Love" sentiment from Inspire Me Sentiments with clear Emboss It Ink on red cardstock and add gold embossing powder.  Heat set.  Trim edges with Scalloped Scallop Edger Punch.  Adhere mailbox scene and sentiment to card front.  Add red twine to top of card and secure button to center of bow with hot glue gun.

Make sure and check out the Heartfelt Creations blog this week to see what the other ladies from the Design Team have been creating.  It is wonderful to be part of such a wonderful, creative team!
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